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April 1, 2010

BP Unfiltered

UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day Rosters

by John Perrotto

With Opening Day a little more than a week away, here is a look at the projected rosters for each of the 14 American League clubs following conversations with club executives and media members.  National League lineups are here. You can also look at the fantasy depth charts at any time to see our latest updated projections.

AL East

Baltimore Orioles
Lineup
2B Brian Roberts
CF Adam Jones
RF Nick Markakis
3B Miguel Tejada
C Matt Wieters
DH Luke Scott
1B Garrett Atkins
LF Felix Pie
SS Cesar Izturis

Bench
C Craig Tatum
INF Ty Wigginton
INF Robert Andino
OF Nolan Reimold

Rotation
RHP Kevin Millwood
RHP Jeremy Guthrie
LHP Brian Matusz
RHP Brad Bergesen
RHP David Hernandez

Bullpen
LHP Mike Gonzalez (closer)
LHP Will Ohman (set-up)
RHP Jim Johnson (set-up)
RHP Matt Albers (middle)
RHP Cla Meredith (middle)
LHP Mark Hendrickson (middle)
RHP Jason Berken (long)

Disabled List
RHP Koji Uehara

Boston Red Sox
Lineup
LF Jacoby Ellsbury
2B Dustin Pedroia
C Victor Martinez
1B Kevin Youkilis
DH David Ortiz
RF J.D. Drew
CF Mike Cameron
3B Adrian Beltre
SS Marco Scutaro

Bench
C Jason Varitek
IF Mike Lowell
IF/OF Bill Hall
OF Jeremy Hermida

Rotation
RHP Josh Beckett
LHP Jon Lester
RHP John Lackey
RHP Tim Wakefield
RHP
Clay Buchholz

Bullpen
RHP Jonathan Papelbon (closer)
RHP Daniel Bard (set-up)
LHP Hideki Okajima (set-up)
RHP Ramon Ramirez (middle)
RHP Manny Delcarmen (middle)
RHP Joe Nelson (middle)
RHP Scott Atchison (long)

Disabled List
RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka
RHP Boof Bonser
INF Jed Lowrie

New York Yankees
Lineup
SS Derek Jeter
DH Nick Johnson
1B Mark Teixeira
3B Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
C Jorge Posada
CF Curtis Granderson
RF Nick Swisher
LF Brett Gardner

Bench
C Francisco Cervelli
1B/OF Marcus Thames
IF/OF Ramiro Pena
OF Randy Winn

Rotation
LHP CC Sabathia
LHP A.J. Burnett
LHP Andy Pettitte
RHP Javier Vazquez
RHP Phil Hughes

Bullpen
RHP Mariano Rivera (closer)
RHP Joba Chamberlain (set-up)
LHP Damaso Marte (set-up)
RHP Alfredo Aceves (middle)
RHP David Robertson (middle)
RHP Chan Ho Park (middle)
RHP Sergio Mitre (long)

Tampa Bay Rays
Lineup
SS Jason Bartlett
LF Carl Crawford
3B Evan Longoria
1B Carlos Pena
RF Ben Zobrist
DH Pat Burrell
CF B.J. Upton
2B Sean Rodriguez
C Kelly Shoppach

Bench
C Dioner Navarro
INF Willy Aybar
INF Reid Brignac
OF Gabe Kapler

Rotation
RHP James Shields
LHP David Price
RHP Matt Garza
RHP Jeff Niemann
RHP Wade Davis

Bullpen
RHP Rafael Soriano (closer)
RHP Dan Wheeler (set-up)
RHP Grant Balfour (set-up)
LHP Randy Choate (middle)
RHP Lance Cormier (middle)
RHP Joaquin Benoit (middle)
RHP Andy Sonnanstine (long)

Disabled List
LHP J.P. Howell
OF Matt Joyce

Toronto Blue Jays
Lineup
RF Jose Bautista
2B Aaron Hill
DH Adam Lind
CF Vernon Wells
1B Lyle Overbay
3B Edwin Encarnacion
LF Travis Snider
C John Buck
SS Alex Gonzalez

Bench
C Jose Molina
1B Randy Ruiz
INF John McDonald
INF/OF Mike McCoy

Rotation
RHP Shaun Marcum
LHP Ricky Romero
RHP Brandon Morrow
LHP Dana Eveland
LHP Brian Tallet

Bullpen
RHP Jason Frasor (closer)
RHP Kevin Gregg (set-up)
LHP Scott Downs (set-up)
RHP Casey Janssen (middle)
RHP Jeremy Accardo (middle)
RHP Merkin Valdez (middle)
RHP Shawn Camp (long)

Disabled List
RHP Scott Richmond
RHP Jesse Litsch
RHP Dirk Hayhurst
LHP Mark Rzepczynski

AL Central

Chicago White Sox
Lineup
LF Juan Pierre
2B Gordon Beckham
RF Carlos Quentin
1B Paul Konerko
3B Mark Teahen
CF Alex Rios
C A.J. Pierzynski
DH Andruw Jones
SS Alexei Ramirez

Bench
C Ramon Castro
1B/OF Mark Kotsay
INF Omar Vizquel
INF Jayson Nix

Rotation
LHP Mark Buehrle
RHP Jake Peavy
RHP Gavin Floyd
LHP John Danks
RHP Freddy Garcia

Bullpen
RHP Bobby Jenks (closer)
LHP Matt Thornton (set-up)
RHP J.J. Putz (set-up)
RHP Tony Pena (middle)
RHP Scott Linebrink (middle)
LHP Randy Williams (middle)
RHP Sergio Santos (long)

Cleveland Indians
Lineup
SS Asdrubal Cabrera
CF Grady Sizemore
RF Shin-Soo Choo
DH Travis Hafner
3B Jhonny Peralta
1B Matt LaPorta
2B Luis Valbuena
C Lou Marson
LF Michael Brantley

Bench
C Mike Redmond
1B/OF Austin Kearns
CI Andy Marte
INF Mark Grudzielanek

Rotation
RHP Jake Westbrook
RHP Fausto Carmona
RHP Justin Masterson
LHP David Huff
RHP Mitch Talbot

Bullpen
RHP Chris Perez (closer)
RHP Joe Smith (set-up)
LHP Tony Sipp (set-up)
LHP Rafael Perez (middle)
RHP Jamey Wright (middle)
RHP Jensen Lewis (middle)
LHP Aaron Laffey (long)

Disabled List
RHP Kerry Wood
LHP Jeremy Sowers
1B/OF Russell Branyan
RHP Hector Ambriz

Detroit Tigers
Lineup
CF Austin Jackson
LF Johnny Damon
RF Magglio Ordonez
1B Miguel Cabrera
DH Carlos Guillen
3B Brandon Inge
C Gerald Laird
2B Scott Sizemore
SS Adam Everett

Bench
C Alex Avila
INF Ramon Santiago
INF/OF Ryan Raburn
INF/OF Don Kellly

Rotation
RHP Justin Verlander
RHP Max Scherzer
LHP Dontrelle Willis
RHP Rick Porcello
RHP Jeremy Bonderman

Bullpen
RHP Jose Valverde (closer)
LHP Phil Coke (set-up)
RHP Joel Zumaya (set-up)
LHP Fu-Te Ni (middle)
RHP Ryan Perry (middle)
LHP Brad Thomas (middle)
RHP Eddie Bonine (long)

Disabled List
LHP Bobby Seay
RHP Zach Miner

Kansas City Royals
Lineup
RF David DeJesus
LF Scott Podsednik
3B Alberto Callaspo
1B Billy Butler
CF Rick Ankiel
DH Jose Guillen
C Jason Kendall
SS Yuniesky Betancourt
2B Chris Getz

Bench
C Brayan Pena
INF/OF Willie Bloomquist
INF/OF Josh Fields
OF Mitch Maier

Rotation
RHP Zack Greinke
RHP Gil Meche
RHP Luke Hochevar
RHP Brian Bannister
RHP Kyle Davies

Bullpen
RHP Joakim Soria (closer)
RHP Juan Cruz (set-up)
RHP Roman Colon (set-up)
RHP Kyle Farnsworth (middle)
RHP Robinson Tejeda (middle)
LHP Edgar Osuna (middle)
RHP Brad Thompson (long)

Disabled List
3B Alex Gordon
SS Mike Aviles
RHP Henry Barrera

Minnesota Twins
Lineup
CF Denard Span
2B Orlando Hudson
C Joe Mauer
1B Justin Morneau
DH Jason Kubel
RF Michael Cuddyer
LF Delmon Young
SS J.J. Hardy
3B Nick Punto

Bench
C Drew Butera
1B Jim Thome
INF Brendan Harris
INF/OF Alexi Casilla

Rotation
RHP Scott Baker
RHP Nick Blackburn
RHP Carl Pavano
RHP Kevin Slowey
LHP Francisco Liriano

Bullpen
RHP Matt Guerrier (closer)
RHP Jesse Crain (set-up)
LHP Jose Mijares (set-up)
RHP Jon Rauch (middle)
RHP Pat Neshek (middle)
RHP Clay Condrey (middle)
LHP Brian Duensing (long)

Disabled List
RHP Joe Nathan
C Jose Morales

AL West

Los Angeles Angels
Lineup
SS Erick Aybar
RF Bobby Abreu
CF Torii Hunter
DH Hideki Matsui
1B Kendry Morales
LF Juan Rivera
2B Howie Kendrick
C Mike Napoli
3B Brandon Wood

Bench
C Jeff Mathis
INF Maicer Izturis
INF/OF Robb Quinlan
OF Reggie Willits

Rotation
RHP Jered Weaver
LHP Joe Saunders
LHP Scott Kazmir
RHP Ervin Santana
RHP Joel Pineiro

Bullpen
LHP Brian Fuentes (closer)
RHP Fernando Rodney (set-up)
RHP Kevin Jepsen (set-up)
RHP Scot Shields (middle)
RHP Brian Stokes (middle)
RHP Jason Bulger (middle)
RHP Matt Palmer (long)

Oakland Athletics
Lineup
LF Rajai Davis
CF Coco Crisp
RF Ryan Sweeney
DH Jack Cust
C Kurt Suzuki
3B Kevin Kouzmanoff
1B Daric Barton
2B Mark Ellis
SS Cliff Pennington

Bench
C/CI/OF Jake Fox
CI Eric Chavez
INF/OF Eric Patterson
OF Gabe Gross

Rotation
RHP Ben Sheets
LHP Brett Anderson
RHP Justin Duchscherer
RHP Dallas Braden
RHP Trevor Cahill

Bullpen
RHP Andrew Bailey (closer)
LHP Craig Breslow (set-up)
RHP Brad Ziegler (set-up)
RHP Edwar Ramirez (middle)
LHP Jerry Blevins (middle)
LHP Brad Kilby (middle)
RHP Chad Gaudin (long)

Disabled List
RHP Joey Devine
LHP Josh Outman
RHP John Meloan
RHP Michael Wuertz

Seattle Mariners
Lineup
RF Ichiro Suzuki
2B Chone Figgins
1B Casey Kotchman
LF Milton Bradley
DH Ken Griffey, Jr.
3B Jose Lopez
CF Franklin Gutierrez
C Adam Moore
SS Jack Wilson

Bench
C Rob Johnson
1B Mike Sweeney

INF Matt Tuiasosopo
OF Eric Byrnes

Rotation
RHP Felix Hernandez
RHP Ian Snell
LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith
RHP Jason Vargas
RHP Douglas Fister

Bullpen
RHP David Aardsma (closer)
RHP Mark Lowe (set-up)
RHP Brandon League (set-up)
RHP Shawn Kelley (middle)
RHP Sean White (middle)
LHP Kanekoa Texeira (middle)
LHP Lucas French (long)

Disabled List
LHP Cliff Lee
INF Jack Hannahan
LHP Erik Bedard

Texas Rangers
Lineup
CF Julio Borbon
3B Michael Young
LF Josh Hamilton
DH Vladimir Guerrero
RF Nelson Cruz
1B Chris Davis
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2B Andres Blanco
SS Elvis Andrus

Bench
C Taylor Teagarden
1B/3B Matthew Brown
INF Joaquin Arias
OF David Murphy

Rotation
RHP Scott Feldman
RHP Rich Harden
LHP C.J. Wilson
RHP Colby Lewis
LHP Matt Harrison

Bullpen
RHP Frank Francisco (closer)
RHP Neftali Feliz (set-up)
LHP Darren Oliver (set-up)
RHP Darren O'Day (middle)
RHP Dustin Nippert (middle)
RHP Chris Ray (middle)
RHP Doug Mathis (long)

Disabled List
RHP Tommy Hunter
RHP Eric Hurley
2B Ian Kinsler

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