MLB Depth Charts and What It All Means: American League East

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Here are the Depth Charts for the American League East this season.

Baltimore Orioles

Starting Lineup

2B- Brian Roberts

CF- Adam Jones

RF- Nick Markakis

DH- Vladamir Guerrero- 593 AB last year was most since 2006

LF- Luke Scott

1B- Derrek Lee- Currently on his 5th team, he hit 19 HR and 80 RBI for Cubs/Braves

3B- Mark Reynolds- Hit 104 HR for Arizona in the past 3 seasons combined

C- Matt Wieters

SS- J.J. Hardy


C- Craig Tatum

UTIL- Jake Fox

IF- Cesar Izturis

OF- Felix Pie- 17 of 23 career in steal attempts

Some Players Outside of 25-Man

1B- Brandon Snyder

3B- Josh Bell

IF- Robert Andino

IF- Brendan Harris

OF- Nolan Reimold- 2009: 100 hits, 15 HR, 8 SB, 104 games

OF- Randy Winn- His 203 AB last year was least since 2000; 250 hits shy of 2,000


1. Jeremy Guthrie- Thrown over 812 innings in last four seasons combined

2. Brian Matusz

3. Brad Bergesen

4. Justin Duchscherer- Thrown over 100 IP just once in his career; Big injury risk

5. Jake Arrieta

Potential Bullpen

Mark Hendrickson

Jason Berken

Jeremy Accardo

Alfredo Simon

Chris Tillman

Rick Vandenhurk

Jim Johnson

SU- Mike Gonzalez- has saved 55 games in his career with ERA of 2.68

SU- Kevin Gregg

CL- Koji Uehara- Saved 13 games last year in 22 games finished with ERA of 2.86

Boston Red Sox

Starting Lineup

CF- Jacoby Ellsbury- 343 hits in two seasons combined before last year injury

2B- Dustin Pedroia

LF- Carl Crawford- 409 career SB with TB and hit .306 last two seasons combined

1B- Adrian Gonzalez- Slugged over .500 five years in a row w/2 yrs of over .900 OPS

3B- Kevin Youkilis

DH- David Ortiz

RF- J.D. Drew- Under .400 OPS in 4 out of last 5 seasons; under 70 RBI 4 yrs in a row

C- Jarrod Saltalamacchia

SS- Marco Scutaro


C- Jason Varitek

IF- Jed Lowrie

OF- Mark Cameron

OF- Darnell McDonald

Some Players Outside 25-Man

C- Mark Wagner

1B- Lars Anderson

IF- Yamaico Navarro- Prospect Potential

OF- Daniel Nava

OF- Josh Reddick- Prospect Potential

OF- Ryan Kalish


1. Jon Lester

2. Josh Beckett- 116 SO is lowest since 2002; 173 ER last two seasons combined

3. John Lackey

4. Clay Bucholz- 2010: 17-7, 2.33 ERA, 120 K, 9 HR allowed

5. Daisuke Matsuzaka

Potential Bullpen

Tim Wakefield

Matt Albers- Pitched for Orioles last three seasons

Hideki Okajima- Career low 46 IP last season with career high 4.50 ERA

Dan Wheeler

Alfredo Aceves

Scott Atchinson

Junichi Tazawa

Felix Doubront- Potential Prospect

Dennys Reyes- 15th MLB season, 669 games pitched [209 last three years combined]

SU- Daniel Bard

SU- Bobby Jenks

CL- Jonathan Papelbon

New York Yankees

Starting Lineup

SS- Derek Jeter 2010: .270 BA, .340 OBP, .370 SLG, .710 OPS [All career lows]

CF- Cutris Granderson

1B- Mark Teixeira

3B- Alex Rodriguez- Has hit at least 30 HR in 13 straight seasons

2B- Robinson Cano-200+ hits, .320 BA and 330+ TB in consecutive seasons

RF- Nick Swisher

DH- Jorge Posada

C- Russell Martin

LF- Brett Gardner- 86 [15 CS] career SB


C- Francisco Cervelli

IF- Ramiro Pena

OF- Greg Golson

OF- Andruw Jones- 407 career HR; SO over 70 times last three year w/under 300 AB

Some Players Outside 25-Man

C- Jesus Montero- Top Potential Prospect

1B/3B- Eric Chavez- Has not had 300 Ab since 2007, has never hit over .288 BA

IF- Ronnie Belliard

IF- Eduardo Nunez

IF/OF- Kevin Russo

OF- Colin Curtis

OF- Justin Maxwell


1. C.C. Sabathia- 40-15 W-L, 64 GS, 394 SO, 467 IP in two seasons with NYY

2. Phil Hughes

3. A.J. Burnett- 23-24 W-L, 66 GS, 4.57 ERA, 50 HR and 397 hits allowed w/ NYY

4. Freddy Garcia

5. Ivan Nova

Potential Bullpen

Sergio Mitre

Boone Logan

Pedro Feliciano

Joba Chamberlain

Andrew Brackman- Potential Prospect

Bartolo Colon- 6th MLB team, has not started 20 games or 100 IP since 2005

Hector Noesi

Mark Prior- Has not been in baseball since 2006 [Cubs]

Kei Igawa

Damaso Marte

Robert Fish

Romulo Sanchez

SU-David Robertson

SU- Rafael Soriano- Saved 45 games last year for TB in 56 games finished

CL- Mariano Rivera- Over 30 saves in 8 straight seasons

Tampa Bay Rays

Starting Lineup

LF- Johnny Damon 2010: .271 BA, 8 HR, 51 RBI, .756 OPS; all lows past 4 seasons

RF- Ben Zobrist

3B- Evan Longoria- 82 HR. 302 RBI and over .875 OPS in three seasons with TB

DH- Manny Ramirez- 28 HR and .495 SLG in last two seasons with 617 AB

1B- Dan Johnson

CF- B.J. Upton- .239 BA. 216 SO and .715 OPS last two seasons combined

2B- Sean Rodriguez

C- John Jaso

SS- Reid Brignac- Potential Prospect


C- Kelly Shoppach

IF/OF- Elliot Johnson

OF- Sum Fuid

OF- Matt Joyce

Some Players Outside 25-Man

C- Robinson Chirinos

1B- Casey Kotchman- .217 BA in 414 AB last season with Mariners

IF- Felipe Lopez

OF- Chris Carter

OF- Desmond Jennings- Potential Prospect


1. David Price- 19-6 W-L, 2.72 ERA, 208 IP last year w/ TB; finished 2nd in CY Young

2. James Shields

3. Wade Davis- Potential Prospect

4. Jeff Neimann

5. Jeremy Hellickson- Potential Prospect

Potential Bullpen

Andy Sonnastine

Mike Ekstrom

Cesar Ramos

Adam Russell

Juan Cruz

Dane De La Rosa

Rob Delaney

J.P. Howell

Corey Wade

SU- Jake McGee- Potential Prospect

SU- Joel Peralta

CL- Kyle Farnsworth- 27 career saves, over half was in 2005 with DET and ATL

Toronto Blue Jays

Starting Lineup

CF- Rajai Davis- 91 SB and 268 hits in last two seasons with OAK

SS- Yunel Escobar

3B- Jose Bautista- 2010: 54 HR, 100 BB, 124 RBI, .995 OPS, .617 SLG

1B- Adam Lind

2B- Aaron Hill- 62 HR last two seasons; rough 2010, great 2009

RF- Travis Snyder

LF- Juan Rivera

DH- Edwin Encarnacion

C- J.P. Arencibia- Potential Prospect


C- Jose Molina- 209 games played last three seasons with Yankees and Blue Jays

IF- John McDonald

IF/OF- Mike McCoy

OF- Corey Patterson

Some Players Outside 25-Man

1B/OF- Ryan Shealy

2B/3B- Brett Lawrie- Potential Prospect

IF- Craig Stansberry

OF- Adam Calderone

OF- Jason Lane

OF- Adam Loewen


1. Ricky Romero- 2010: 14-9 W-L, 3.73 ERA, 210 IP, 174 SO, 1.290 WHIP

2. Brandon Morrow

3. Brett Cecil- 2010: 15-7 W-L, 117 SO, 1.326 WHIP

4. Marc Rzepczynski

5. Kyle Drabek-Top Potential Prospect

Potential Bullpen

Shawn Camp

Casey Janssen

David Purcey

Jason Frasor- 418 IP and 1.299 WHIP in 7 seasons for TOR

Jesse Litch

Dustin McGowan

Robert Ray

Scott Richmond

Josh Roenicke

Carlos Villanueva

Jo-Jo Reyes

Brad Mills

Jesse Carlson

SU- Jon Rauch

SU- Octavio Dotel- 834 IP in 12 seasons with 10 teams [TOR his 11th]

CL- Frank Francisco- 2009 [TEX]- 25 saves, 1.115 WHIP, 3.83 ERA