We’re less than a month apart from Spring Training, therefore it is a fantastic time to project what each club’s Opening Day rotation will appear to be, or what it’d look like if the season started now. With the aid of most 30 MLB.com overcome authors, here’s a roundup of the way that they may shake out.

AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST

Blue Jays
Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez are back to the start of another year, but the big issue is, for a long time? Both starters have been cited as potential commerce candidates, with two years of hands staying, the rumors aren’t going away anytime in the future. There’s been a lot of turnover from the Toronto spinning lately and there’ll be even more soon.  J.A. Happ and Marco Estrada are gonewhile Matt Shoe Maker , Clayton Richard and newcomer Ryan Borucki are in.

Rotation if season started today
inch. Ryan Borucki, LHP
4. Matt Shoemaker, RHP
5.

Orioles
With the worst spinning in 2018, the Orioles may return a unit entirely unchanged from a year ago. It is also a set which could look completely different by season’s end. Dylan Bundy regressed mightily in his age-25 season, whilst Andrew Cashner and Alex Cobb fought to career-worst lines within their debut years at Baltimore. All are candidates to be coped by summer’s end, if they bounce straight back in some manner.

However, to start out, as much as seven pitchers could possibly be fighting for the last 2 spots. David Hess and Yefry Ramirez received the maximum job in 2018, but performed well enough to get into camp together with launching jobs. Expect the Kind of Jimmy Yacabonis, Dillon Ta-te , Luis Ortiz, Hunter Harvey and Keegan Akin to get long looks that this spring.

Rotation if season started today
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Rays
The Rays will still last to use the”opener” in 20-19, but it remains to be seen how exactly they plan on doing thus heading into this summer season. Blake Snell, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, could function as the team’s genius. Charlie Morton, the team’s enormous freeagent acquisition, provides the spinning a major boost and also a mutually veteran presence. Tyler Glasnow, that showed flashes of why he was formerly the No. 1 prospect in baseball, will slot in because the team’s third newcomer. Now, when you get past that trio, there are far more questions for the Rays. Manager Kevin Cash said through the Winter Meetings that the team plans with the opener twice at the spinning. However, it is going to make sense to the Rays to divide the days where they intend on using an opener so as to hold the bullpen brand new. It is going to be interesting to see exactly what sequence the Rays ultimately choose, but one thing is sure: The opener has been finding its way straight back again. — Juan Toribio

Rotation if season started today
inch. Opener
4. Opener

Video: Cash discusses increasing usage of openers in Base Ball

Red-Sox
The defending World Series-champion Red Sox are filled in the rotation. Ace Chris Sale is healthy again after going though a protracted episode of abandoned shoulder swelling last summer. On the other hand, Sale looked plenty healthy if he threw a wipeout slider to whiff Manny Machado and end the World Series. For the first time since he got to Boston, David Price enters this entire year without the questions about his ability to come through in high school moments. No One has been larger for the Sox at October compared to veteran lefty. Well, perhaps nobody Nathan Eovaldi, the flame-throwing righty that the Red-Sox prioritized this off season by re signing him to a four-year, $68 million contract. Rick Porcello could never get a Cy Young Award again, however, he’s always lasting and dependable and will be entering the last season of his contract. Once more, Eduardo Rodriguez comes in to spring-training assured of this year. He was plenty good when fit in 2018. The clear presence of thickness options Brian Johnson, Hector Velazquez and Steven Wright will give director Alex Cora the ability to rest his starters when healthy.

Rotation if season started today
inch. Chris Sale, LHP
2. Rick Porcello, RHP
4. Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
5.

Video:” Sale says that he feels’standard again,’ ready for spring

Yankees
The Yankees entered the winter aiming to add at least a single top-of-the-rotation hurler, they believe was accomplished by acquiring James Paxton from the Mariners at November. “Large Maple” endeavors to match with Luis Severino to create a formidable one-two punch, though Paxton need to stay healthy and Severino must treat the pitch-tipping ills that loathed his next half. Masahiro Tanaka has been a trustworthy contributor during five big league seasons, and Happ seemed to immediately match after being obtained by the Blue Jays at July. After a scary wellness event in December, CC Sabathia is looking to end his career on a high note.

Rotation if season started today
inch. James Paxton, LHP
3. Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
4. J.A. Happ, LHP
5.

Video: Hoch analyzes the Yankees’ starting rotation

AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL

Indians
There’ve already been plenty of rumors surrounding the Indians’ starting rotation this off season, but for the time being, both Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer stay in Cleveland. Last week, the Tribe led all other starting builders in Wins Above Replacement (22.9) to its 2nd consecutive year, per FanGraphs, and is returning all five of its finest 2018 hurlers. The club may also have options in Danny Salazar — that missed last season because of shoulder operation — once he’s prepared to rejoin the club, and Cody Anderson, that was sidelined the last couple of years from Tommy John surgery. In case the rotation stays intact, it has the opportunity to be one of the very dominant in base ball again using Kluber and Bauer being potential Cy Young Award contenders and Shane Bieber with a year of Major League experience under his belt. — Mandy Bell

Rotation if season started today
inch. Trevor Bauer, RHP
3. Carlos Carrasco, RHP
4. RHP, shane Bieber

Royals
The Royals’ front four of the spinning seem quite set heading into Spring Training, even though the arrangement isn’t anything but set. In case Danny Duffy‘s off season work is as promising as he suggestshe likely will maintain the top spot and become the Opening Day rookie. The emergence of Rule 5 Draft pick Brad Keller last year makes one believe he will elevate to the No. 2 spot. Jakob Junis‘ strong finish suggests he will maintain the No. 3 spot. Ian Kennedy also ended well, but it couldn’t be a enormous surprise when at a certain point the Royals employed him being a late-inning guy. The fifth spot will be the fun struggle in spring-training, even though the PED suspension of lefthander Eric Skoglund narrows the rotation. That No. 5 spot probably comes down to Jorge Lopez (who pulled a great match last season), Heath Fillmyer and a host of additional candidates, such as Glenn SparkmanArnaldo Hernandez along with Trevor Oaks.

Rotation if season started today
inch. Brad Keller, RHP
3. Jakob Junis, RHP
4.

Tigers
Take three recognized starters that form the heart of the Tigers’ spinning and add just two freeagent signings looking for career rebounds. Top it off with a pitcher or 2 that can work their way into full-time starting functions but could also serve as thickness for harms or versatile swingmen in the bullpen. This is a formula that the Tigers usedto build their spinning a year ago. It’s a formula they’ll utilize again for 20-19.

Replace Mike Fiers and Francisco Liriano with Matt Moore and Tyson Ross, and the Tigers’ projected turning looks like this past year. Matthew Boyd has blossomed into a potential frontline workhorse with an breakthrough 2018 season. Michael Fulmer is again trying to bounce back from operation, this time for you to correct a torn meniscus in his knee. Jordan Zimmermann is dealing with heart muscle repair operation, but his arm appears to be fine. Daniel Norris again offers a opportunity to prove himself seems poised to reprise an area starter/relief role following the Moore and Ross signings. Spencer Turnbull could possibly be in to get a similar fit after an encouraging September stretch at the rotation, or he could serve as insurance at Triple-A Toledo.

With five highly rated beginning pitching prospects on the way, the Tigers might have a vastly different turning in a number of years. For the time being, however, there’s a equilibrium at the top half. — Jason Beck

Rotation if season started today
inch. Matthew Boyd, LHP
2.

Video: Boyd reflects 2018, looks forward to 20-19

Twins
Four of the Twins’ starting spots for 20-19 were all but set entering the off season. At the top is 24-year-old Jose Berrios, who’s coming off his first 200-strikeout season and encouraged by the skilled Jake Odorizzi and Kyle Gibson, that had his inaugural breakout last season. Michael Pineda is also likely to keep down a turning spot in his return from Tommy John surgery, because the Twins hope that he can regain the pre-injury shape that snatched him that the American League’s maximum strikeouts per nine innings at’16.

When there are many options on the roster for Minnesota’s inaugural fifth turning spot, the Twins are reportedly adding lefthander Martin Perez, also a veteran of seven Major League seasons, that could emerge as the offender to keep the position down prior to the organization’s young pitching prospects are more prepared to set themselves at the MLB level. Fernando Romero and Adalberto Mejia may also be in the conversation, and Kohl Stewart, Stephen Gonsalves and Chase De Jong should also push for consideration.

Rotation if season started today
inch. Jose Berrios, RHP
2. Martin Perez, LHP

Video: Twins reportedly sign Martin Perez to 1-year deal

White Sox
In case Michael Kopech didn’t suffer a rip in his ulnar collateral ligament by the close of this 2018 season and reduce his’19 season to healing from Tommy John surgery, the White Sox rotation would look a bit different. If Dylan Cease, the reigning MLB pipe-line Pitcher of the Year, continues the great improvement he showed in’18, he could be the last piece of this spinning sooner than after.

The White Sox have Manny Banuelos, Carson Fulmer, Dylan Covey and Jordan Stephens battling for this fifth place. However, when the White Sox add a second veteran hurler, then movement would modify the look of the starting staff.

There are turning certainties heading in to this summer season. Carlos Rodon can create his first Opening Day start since he enters the 20-19 campaign fully healthy. Ivan Nova can be a good innings eater inserted to the midst of the spinning, and Reynaldo Lopez and Lucas Giolito will need what they learned in their first full seasons and try to generate a step up in’19. — Scott Merkin

Rotation if season started today
inch. Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
3.

AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST

Angels
Even the Angels are counting on talented lefties Andrew Heaney and Tyler Skaggs to lead the spinning, but they’ve had injury concerns in the past few years, therefore keeping them healthy will undoubtedly be key. They added Matt Harvey and Trevor Cahill through free agency on One Year deals to add thickness, as Shohei Ohtani is not pitching in 20-19 following Tommy John surgery. They are expecting for a bounce-back season from Harvey, who pitched after being traded to the Reds. Cahill is coming from one of his better seasons, turning in a 3.76 ERA with the A’s. Right hander Jaime Barria needed a solid rookie season in 2018, observing a 3.41 ERA in 26 starts, and is the front runner for its fifth spot. Others in the mixture comprise Nick Tropeano, Felix Pena and Dillon Peters until highly regarded prospects Griffin Canning and Jose Suarez are ready for the Majors.

Rotation if season started today
inch. Trevor Cahill, RHP
5. Jaime Barria, RHP

Astros
Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole both ended in the top five American League Cy Young Award voting last year, therefore that’s a Excellent place to start. Collin McHugh is back in the rotation after having a terrific season out of the bullpen. The Astros have been responsible for an experienced starting pitcher to add to the mix, but for today they have assuring youngsters Josh James and Framber Valdez from the spinning. Top pitching prospect Forrest Whitley needs to make his debut at a certain point in 20-19, but the other veteran arm has been desired.

Rotation if season started today
inch. Justin-verlander, RHP
2. Josh James, RHP
5.

Video: McHugh analyzes his significant function using the Astros

Athletics
That is merely guesswork at this juncture of this off season. The A’s desperately want more newcomers to reinforce the specific unit, which comprises little experience out of the seasoned Fiers, plus so they’re expected to come across those addon pieces in the coming weeks. Jesus Luzardo, needless to say, could be the very intriguing name among the group; the A’s anticipate their top pitching potential to break camp with all the bigleague club. Anyhow, Daniel Mengden, Chris Bassitt and Paul Blackburn represent the top Inhouse rotation options Now, together with Frankie Montas and Aaron Brooks acting as thickness behind them.

Rotation if season started today
inch. Jesus Luzardo, LHP
3. Chris Bassitt, RHP
5. Paul Blackburn, RHP

Mariners
Together With Felix Hernandez coming from the worst season of his 14-year livelihood (814, 5.55 ERA) and Paxton traded to the Yankees this offseason, the Mariners’ rotation can be really just a bit of a mystery at the top ending. Should the club opt to get rid of Hernandez’s series of 10 consecutive Opening Day starts, the more probable choices are up-and-coming lefty Marco Gonzales or newly signed Western free representative Yusei Kikuchi.

However, with one staying year at $27 million on his contract, Hernandez still figures to receive yourself a shot fitting somewhere in the mixture and the club also returns veterans Mike Leake and Wade LeBlanc, both coming off solid seasons. Certainly the long run will be knocking upon the door, but as newly acquired prospects Justus Sheffield, Justin Dunn and Erik Swanson are all possible additions at some point this past year.

Rotation if season started today
inch. Yusei Kikuchi, LHP
3. Mike Leake, RHP
4. Wade LeBlanc, LHP
5. Felix Hernandez, RHP

Video: Mariners may be inventive with Kikuchi’s workload

Rangers
The Rangers might have a group rotation in place right now if they are pleased to go in the summer season with three starters who underwent Tommy John surgery within the previous couple of years.

That is the mystery surrounding the Rangers with less than a month to go before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. The Rangers have five veteran starters in position, but all of them have experienced significant bodily issues recently in their careers. It would appear unlikely that the Rangers would go to camp without adding more thickness. — T.R. Sullivan

Rotation if season started today
inch. Mike Minor, LHP 
2. Lance Lynn, RHP
3. Drew Smyly, LHP
4. Edinson Volquez, RHP
5. Shelby Miller, RHP

NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST

Braves
Together With Sonny Grey going to the Reds, it looks like that the Braves can enter Spring Training with no making a spinning addition. Mike Foltynewicz played like a front line rookie annually, and Sean Newcomb has the ability to generate a similar leap this past year. Kevin Gausman and Julio Teheran provided quality thickness for the specific group, which could be enriched by a wholesome Mike Soroka and also a further-developed Touki Toussaint. Soroka, Toussaint and Kyle Wright are among the Braves prospects who might talk about the fifth spot within an alternating basis through the early portion of the season.  — Mark Bowman

Rotation if season started today
inch. Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
2. Sean Newcomb, LHP
3. Kevin Gausman, RHP
4. Julio Teheran, RHP
5. TBD

Video: Newcomb, Soroka, Minter and Venters at Chop Fest

Marlins
the way the rotation goes would largely determine the length of time that the Marlins’ rebuilding process takes. Based on ability and thickness, you can find many interesting options for Miami, both beginners that will be on the Opening Day roster or join the spinning over the course of the season. Jose Urena has cemented himself as the genius. Dan Straily can be an experienced right-hander and Wei-Yin Chen is estimated to become the only lefthander. In case Straily isn’t coped Spring Training, he sees as the No. 2 starter. Trevor Richards, Sandy Alcantara, Caleb Smith and Pablo Lopez made starts as rookies at 2018. However, Smith missed the next half due to operation to correct a left leg, and Lopez missed most of September having a shoulder issue.  — Joe Frisaro

Rotation if season started today
inch. Jose Urena, RHP
2. Dan Straily, RHP
3. Wei-Yin Chen, LHP
4. Sandy Alcantara, RHP
5. Trevor Richards, RHP

Mets
The Mets’ rotation won’t contain any surprises. Jacob deGrom, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, could start on Opening Day. Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz may document in behind himlooking for seasons. The Mets will round their starting five with Jason Vargas, who rebounded from an awful first half to allow the Mets confidence in him heading in to 20-19.  — Anthony DiComo

Rotation if season started today
inch. Jacob deGrom, RHP
2. Noah Syndergaard, RHP
3. Zack Wheeler, RHP
4. Steven Matz, LHP
5. Jason Vargas, LHP

Video: deGrom wins the 2018 NL Cy Young Award

Nationals
“Starting pitching is now king,” general manager Mike Rizzo proclaimed at the start of December, before he started simplifying a turning which frustrated the Nationals last season. First, the Nats added that the top rated freeagent starting-pitching prize in Patrick Corbin and followed it up by registering the resurgent Anibal Sanchezoff a breakout 2018 that resurrected his livelihood. Those additions Together with perennial Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer and the dominant when wholesome Stephen Strasburg should give Washington one of the top rotations at the National League.  — Jamal Collier

Rotation if season started today
inch. Max Scherzer, RHP
2. Stephen Strasburg, RHP
3. Patrick Corbin, LHP
4. Anibal Sanchez, RHP
5. Joe Ross, RHP

Phillies
The Phillies may open the 20-19 season with exactly the same spinning that ended 2018, that has the front office atmosphere OK and fans that a little nervous. Aaron Nola, Jake Arrieta, Nick Pivetta, Zach Eflin and Vince Velasquez pitched well through early August before struggling mightily the last two weeks of this season. The front office considers that the group will be improved, dependent on experience and a 3.76 FIP, that ranked seventh in baseball season. Nevertheless, the front office also acknowledges what fans wonder: Is it a chance? There is a reason the Phillies pursued Corbin and Happ this particular winter. It is why there remains an outside chance they take a run at freeagent lefthander Dallas Keuchel— Todd Zolecki

Rotation if season started today
inch. Aaron Nola, RHP
2. Jake Arrieta, RHP
3. Nick Pivetta, RHP
4. Zach Eflin, RHP
5. Vince Velasquez, RHP

Video: Aaron Nola on veteran aid, Phils’ comeback season

NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL

Brewers
Predicting a five-man rotation for the Brewers under David Stearns and Craig Counsell is a struggle. Last week they employed 1-1 starting pitchers, including seven that left double digit starts. In 2017, 1-3 pitchers started games for the Brewers. That’s simply by design. By way of instance, past winter consensus was that the Brewers needed a frontline starter and should spend enormous for a free broker famous brands Yu Darvish. Alternatively, Stearns signed Jhoulys Chacin to your whole lot deal and built a rotation short on”aces” but long on thickness, and people arms required the Brewers to within one victory of this World Series.

There is still time to get acquisitions, but it appears the Brewers plan to apply the exact same strategy in 20-19. Chacin leads the way in which, followed by a set of recognized pitchers aiming for BounceBack seasons and some up and comers seeking to build 2018 success. We are going to stretch the list to seven items positioned to produce more than the usual start or 2.  — Adam McCalvy

Rotation if season started today
inch. Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
2. Chase Anderson, RHP
3. Zach Davies, RHP
4. Jimmy Nelson, RHP
5. Brandon Woodruff, RHP
6. Corbin Burnes, RHP
7. Freddy Peralta, RHP

Cardinals
Choices are plentiful since the Cardinals begin to patch together their starting rotation. Miles Mikolas will go back because the likely Opening Day starter and anchor what could possibly be an entirely right-handed unit. The first four stains seem solidified, including injury, and Adam Wainwright will have the inside track to that fifth. If the Cards need to go farther down the depth chart, then they will have other starting candidates at John Gant, Austin Gomber, Dakota Hudson, Alex Reyes and Daniel Ponce de Leon— Jenifer Langosch

Rotation if season started today
inch. Miles Mikolas, RHP
2. Carlos Martinez, RHP
3. Jack Flaherty, RHP
4. Michael Wacha, RHP
5. Adam Wainwright, RHP

Video: Cardinals’ 20-19 turning starting to take shape

Cubs
The Cubs’ projected starting five average 32 years of age with nearly nine years of MLB experience. They are experienced and capable of logging the kind of innings which may alleviate some of this instability in the bullpen. Darvish, that was confined to eight starts annually due to injury, will be the card. However, all signs are that he could be healthy and Darvish said the other day that he will be unrestricted this spring up using Opening Day being a realistic goal. Together with five starters issue-free, Mike Montgomery and Tyler Chatwood would become relief options.  — Jordan Bastian

Rotation if season started today
inch. Jon Lester, LHP
2. Kyle Hendricks, RHP
3. Cole Hamels, LHP
4. Yu Darvish, RHP
5. Jose Quintana, LHP

Video: NL Restroom: Lester fans 9 at 1-run outing vs. the Rockies

Pirates
The Pirates may have one of this game’s most underrated rotations following incorporating Chris Archer at the Center of a breakout period for both Jameson Taillon and Trevor Williams. The complete year of Archer should help, plus they would gain from a wholesome Joe Musgrove as well. Taillon and Williams has to prove that their developments were more sustainable. Absolutely free agent acquisition Jordan Lyles, that tweaked his pitch usage past season, resembles the early favorite for its fifth spot on lefty Steven Brault and out-of-options righty Nick Kingham. — Adam Berry

Rotation if season started today
inch. Jameson Taillon, RHP
2. Chris Archer, RHP
3. Trevor Williams, RHP
4. Joe Musgrove, RHP
5. Jordan Lyles, RHP

Reds
The Reds desired to put their rebuilding efforts fully behind thembut they knew they couldn’t get much without improving their own rotation. Cincinnati, that ranked 14th out of 15 nightclubs in newcomer ERA last season, didn’t just make tweaks; it was instead a major overhaul with three winter transactions earning Gray, Tanner Roark and Alex Wood. Whether the Reds can fully contend in’19 after four straight 90-plus-loss seasons remains to be seen, but they ought to truly pitch better.  — Mark Sheldon

Rotation if season started today
inch. Sonny Grey, RHP
2. Tanner Roark, RHP
3. Alex Wood, LHP
4. Luis Castillo, RHP
5. Anthony DeSclafani, RHP

Video: Grey traded to Reds at three-team bargain

NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST

DBacks
The spinning, which was a group power in 2018, will probably undoubtedly be with no Corbin and Clay Buchholz at 20-19, however, the DBacks still have Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray and hope to get Taijuan Walker back from Tommy John surgery. To assemble some thickness behind Greinke, Ray and Zack Godley, the DBacks obtained right-hander Luke Weaver from the Cardinals at the Paul Goldschmidt commerce, plus they signed up righty Merrill Kelly, that also spent the past four seasons dumping in Korea.

Arizona has some thickness at the top end of this farm system at Matt Koch, Taylor Widener and Jon Duplantier among others. — Steve Gilbert

Rotation if season started today
inch. Zack Greinke, RHP
2. Robbie Ray, LHP
3. Zack Godley, RHP
4. Luke Weaver, RHP
5. Merrill Kelly, RHP

Dodgers
For those worked up over perhaps the most effective two with this list needs to be reversed, and what’s a great dilemma that’s. Perhaps not only making the top five cut for now are Julio Urias and Ross Stripling, yet another high excess excess. Even without Kluber, who continues to be tied to the Dodgers in exchange rumors all winter, la’ starting rotation may be the envy of all clubs. — Ken Gurnick

Rotation if season started today
inch. Clayton Kershaw, LHP
2. Walker Buehler, RHP
3. Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP
4. Rich Hill, LHP
5. Kenta Maeda, RHP

Video: Watch a few of the Dodgers’ nastiest pitches from 2018

Giants
Madison Bumgarner has been the topic of countless trade rumors this off season, but president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi has said he’s not making any incoming calls about the club’s longtime genius, therefore he remains in line to become the Giants’ Opening Day rookie. The Giants will overlook Johnny Cueto, that is inaccessible for the majority of the summer season while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, but they added some strength to their turning by re signing Derek Holland last week. Jeff Samardzija is a bit of a question mark after struggling with a persistent right-wing issue in 2018, though he’s progressing well in his casting program. Despite their impressive rookie campaigns, Dereck Rodriguez and Andrew Suarez aren’t of necessity locks for its Opening Day rotation, whilst the Giants would prefer to ease pressure on the young arms with them begin the year at the bullpen or at Minors. — Chris Haft

Rotation if season started today
inch. Madison Bumgarner, LHP
2. Derek Holland, LHP
3. Dereck Rodriguez, RHP
4. Andrew Suarez, LHP
5. Jeff Samardzija, RHP

Video: A look back at Madison Bumgarner’s 2018 season

Padres
It sounds possible that the Padres add a second arm for the mixture before the start of Spring Training. Their turning posted the highest ERA in the NL last year, and Garrett Richards has been the only accession. He could not even pitch in 2013. Still, it’s clear sandiego would like to present its arms a opportunity. Logan Allen and Jacob Nix will compete for areas that spring, whereas Joey Lucchesi and Eric Lauer can headline that the spinning. Meanwhile, keep a watch out for lefthander Matt Strahm, that was out standing at the’pen last season in his return from knee operation. The Padres have asked him to bulk up for a glimpse into a starting job. If his body consumes, he has front-of-the-rotation stuff. — A J Cassavell

Rotation if season started today
inch. Joey Lucchesi, LHP
2. Eric Lauer, LHP
3. Robbie Erlin, LHP
4. Bryan Mitchell, RHP
5. Matt Strahm, LHP

Rockies
Unusual at the Rockies’ history have that they had such caliber and thickness. Lefty Kyle Freeland ended fourth in NL Cy Young Award balloting, righty German Marquez finished eighth at the NL in strikeouts, and hopes are high for lefty Tyler Anderson after he set career highs for both innings pitched and strikeouts last season. Jon Gray is trying to rebound from a season that saw him optioned to the Minors and left off the postseason roster, and Chad Bettis hopes blister issues that marred his 2018 season have been from the past. However, the listed rotation isn’t chiseled in granite. Pushing hard for tasks really are righties Antonio Senzatela, that started last year’s NL Division Series opener; righty Jeff Hoffman, who suffered a shoulder injury last spring and never had a opportunity to struggle for a project; along with righty potential Peter Lambert, who also climbed to Triple-A last season at age 21. — Thomas Harding

Rotation if season started today
inch. Kyle Freeland, LHP
2. German Marquez, RHP
3. Tyler Anderson, LHP
4. Jon Grey, RHP
5. Chad Bettis, RHP