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Projected Starting Lineups and Rotations for the NL West

The NL West was by far the best division in baseball in 2017, and It’s again shaping up to once again be the toughest. Last year, the Rockies and Diamondbacks got both wild card spots and the Dodgers won the division, reaching the World Series as well. This offseason the Rockies and Giants made improved tremendously, and the battle for the NL West is going to be a fun one. Here is how I see the NL West Lineups and Rotations in 2018.

Dodgers

Starting Lineup:

  1. Chris Taylor, CF
  2. Corey Seager, SS
  3. Justin Turner, 3B
  4. Cody Bellinger, 1B
  5. Yasiel Puig, RF
  6. Matt Kemp, LF
  7. Logan Forsythe, 2B
  8. Austin Barnes, C

Starting Rotation:

  1. Clayton Kershaw, LHP
  2. Rich Hill, LHP
  3. Kenta Maeda, RHP
  4. Alex Wood, LHP
  5. Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP

Rockies

Starting Lineup:

  1. Charlie Blackmon, CF
  2. DJ LeMahieu, 2B
  3. Nolan Arenado, 3B
  4. Carlos Gonzalez, RF
  5. Trevor Story, SS
  6. Ian Desmond, LF
  7. Ryan McMahon, 1B
  8. Chris Iannetta, C

Starting Rotation:

  1. Jon Gray, RHP
  2. Chad Bettis, RHP
  3. Tyler Anderson, RHP
  4. Kyle Freeland, LHP
  5. German Marquez, RHP

Diamondbacks

Starting Lineup:

  1. AJ Pollack, CF
  2. David Peralta, LF
  3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
  4. Jake Lamb, 3B
  5. Steven Souza, RF
  6. Nick Ahmad, SS
  7. Alex Avila, C
  8. Ketel Marte, 2B

Starting Rotation:

  1. Zack Greinke, RHP
  2. Robbie Ray, LHP
  3. Taijuan Walker, RHP
  4. Patrick Corbin, LHP
  5. Zack Godley, RHP

Giants

Starting Lineup:

  1. Joe Panik, 2B
  2. Andrew Mccutchen, RF
  3. Buster Posey, C
  4. Evan Longoria, 3B
  5. Brandon Belt, 1B
  6. Hunter Pence, LF
  7. Brandon Crawford, SS
  8. Austin Jackson, CF

Starting Rotation:

  1. Madison Bumgarner, LHP
  2. Jonny Cueto, RHP
  3. Jeff Samardzija, RHP
  4. Ty Blach, LHP
  5. Chris Startton, RHP

Padres

Starting Lineup:

  1. Manuel Margot, CF
  2. Will Myers, RF
  3. Eric Hosmer, 1B
  4. Jose Pirela, LF
  5. Chase Headley, 3B
  6. Carlos Asuaje, 2B
  7. Austin Hedges, C
  8. Freddy Galvis, SS

Starting Rotation:

  1. Clayton Richard, LHP
  2. Dinelson Lamet, RHP
  3. Bryant Mitchell, RHP
  4. Luis Perdoma, RHP
  5. Tyson Ross, RHP

 

 

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