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Preview of the Upcoming 2021 Major League Baseball Season


As we are vastly approaching the start of the 2021 Major League Baseball season now is the perfect time to preview the teams, players, and line-ups for all 30 of the MLB franchises. Listed below is every division in the MLB, I have listed each team in order by the predicted standings for this upcoming pro baseball season under their respective divisions, and I have also listed the projected line-ups for all of the ball clubs in Major League Baseball under their team’s name. Some teams and players will be highlighted to emphasize their potential impact upon the upcoming 2021 MLB season.

American League East

I have a strong feeling that the New York Yankees will dominate the American League East division this season. They have a strong line-up and if the Yankees can remain relatively healthy throughout the grind of 162 games, then they should be able to take care of business. It also doesn’t hurt that they have Gerrit Cole on the mound dealing either. In terms of the Wild Card, I think that the Tampa Bay Rays should be able to sneak in to the MLB postseason especially if they play with the intensity that took them all the way to the MLB World Series last year.

1.) New York Yankees

Projected Lineup:


2B DJ LeMahieu (R)

RF Aaron Judge (R)

CF Aaron Hicks (S)

DH Giancarlo Stanton (R)

1B Luke Voit (R)

SS Gleyber Torres (R)

LF Clint Frazier (R)

3B Gio Urshela (R)

C Gary Sanchez (R)


C Kyle Higashioka (R)

OF Mike Tauchman (L)

1B Mike Ford (L)

INF Thairo Estrada (R)

OF Brett Gardner (L)


RHP Gerrit Cole

This may very well be the year that Gerrit Cole wins the American League Cy Young award. He seems like he is primed to have a huge year as long Cole stays healthy and gets his number of starts. By watching him pitch during spring training he seems to dominate the mound, and he definitely has control of the game.

RHP Corey Kluber

RHP Jameson Taillon

LHP Jordan Montgomery

LHP Deivi Garcia

RHP Luis Severino*


LHP Aroldis Chapman (C)

LHP Zack Britton

RHP Chad Green

RHP Darren O'Day

LHP Justin Wilson

RHP Luis Cessa

RHP Jonathan Loasiga

RHP Domingo German

*Note: Luis Severino will miss the start of the season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

2.) Tampa Bay Rays

Projected Lineup:


RF Austin Meadows (L)

2B Brandon Lowe (L)

LF Randy Arozarena (R)

1B Ji-Man Choi (L)

3B Joey Wendle (L)

DH Yoshi Tsutsugo (L)

SS Willy Adames (R)

CF Kevin Kiermaier (L)

C Mike Zunino (R)


IF Mike Brosseau (R)

IF Yandy Diaz (R)

C Francisco Mejia (S)

OF Manuel Margot (R)

OF Brett Phillips (L)


RHP Tyler Glasow

LHP Ryan Yarbrough

RHP Chris Archer

RHP Michael Wacha

LHP Rich Hill


RHP Nick Anderson (C)

RHP Diego Castillo

LHP John Curtiss

RHP Pete Fairbanks

LHP Ryan Sherriff

RHP Ryan Thompson

LHP Ryan Yarbrough

3.) Toronto Blue Jays

Projected Lineup:


CF George Springer (R)

2B Marcus Semien (R)

SS Bo Bichette (R)

LF Teoscar Hernandez (R)

DH Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (R)

2B Cavan Biggio (L)

LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (R)

1B Rowdy Tellez (L)

C Danny Jansen (R)


C Reese McGuire (L)

IF Santiago Espinal (R)

OF Jonathan Davis (R)

OF Randal Grichuk (R)


LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu

LHP Robbie Ray

RHP Nate Pearson

RHP Tanner Roark

RHP Ross Stripling


RHP Kirby Yates (C)

RHP Jordan Romano

RHP Rafael Dolis

LHP Ryan Borucki

RHP Shun Yamaguchi

RHP Julian Merryweather

RHP Tyler Chatwood

LHP Steven Matz

4.) Boston Red Sox

Projected Lineup:


CF Alex Verdugo (L)

3B Rafel Devers (L)

SS Xander Bogaerts (R)

DH J.D. Martinez (R)

LF Hunter Renfroe (R)

1B Bobby Dalbec (R)

C Christian Vazquez (R)

RF Franchy Cordero (L)

2B Enrique Hernandez (R)


UT Marwin Gonzalez (S)

INF Michael Chavis (R)

C Kevin Plawecki (R)

INF Christian Arroyo (R)

OF Marcus Wilson (R)


LHP Eduardo Rodriguez

RHP Nathan Eovaldi

LHP Martin Perez

RHP Garrett Richards

RHP Tanner Houck

LHP Chris Sale*


RHP Matt Barnes (C)

RHP Adam Ottavino

LHP Darwinzon Hernandez

LHP Josh Taylor

RHP Ryan Brasier

RHP Phillips Valdez

RHP Nick Pivetta

*Note: Chris Sale is expected to miss the start of the season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

5.) Baltimore Orioles

Projected Lineup:


CF Cedric Mullins (S)

RF Anthony Santander (S)

DH Trey Mancini (R)

1B Ryan Mountcastle (R)

LF Austin Hays (R)

C Pedro Severino (R)

3B Rio Ruiz (L)

SS Freddy Galvis (S)

2B Yomler Sanchez (S)


C Chance Cisco (L)

1B Chris Davis (L)

OF DJ Stewart (L)

INF Pat Valaika (R)

INF Richie Martin (R)


LHP John Means

LHP Keegan Akin

RHP Dean Kremer

RHP Jorge Lopez

LHP Bruce Zimmerman


RHP Hunter Harvey (C)

LHP Tanner Scott

LHP Paul Fry

RHP Dillon Tate

RHP Shawn Armstrong

RHP Travis Lakins Sr.

RHP Cesar Valdez

American League Central

Look for the Chicago White Sox to clean up in the American League Central division this season. They have a very young and exciting team looking to put the Southsiders in position to do some serious damage this year. The Minnesota Twins are the only ball club in the AL Central that can may contend with the Sox in hopes of winning this weaker division in baseball this season.

1.) Chicago White Sox

Projected Lineup:


SS Tim Anderson (R)

3B Yoan Moncada (S)

1B Jose Abreu (R)

LF Eloy Jimenez (R)

C Yasmani Grandal (S)

CF Luis Robert (R)

DH Andrew Vaughn (R)

RF Adam Eaton (L)

2B Nick Madrigal (R)


C Zack Collins (L)

INF Danny Mendick (R)

UTIL Leury Garcia (L)

OF Adam Engel (R)


RHP Lucas Giolito

LHP Dallas Keuchel

RHP Lance Lynn

RHP Dylan Cease

RHP Michael Kopech


RHP Liam Hendriks (C)

LHP Aaron Bummer

RHP Evan Marshall

RHP Matt Foster

RHP Codi Heuer

RHP Reynaldo Lopez

RHP Jimmy Cordero

LHP Garrett Crochet

2.) Minnesota Twins

Projected Lineup:


RF Max Kepler (L)

SS Jorge Polanco (S)

3B Josh Donaldson (R)

DH Nelson Cruz (R)

3B Miguel Sano (R)

LF Alex Kirilloff (L)

CF Byron Buxton (R)

C Mitch Garver (R)

SS Andrelton Simmons (R)


INF Luis Arraez (L)

C Ryan Jeffers (R)

OF Brent Rooker (R)

OF Jake Cave (L)


RHP Kenta Maeda

RHP Jose Berrios

RHP Michael Pineda

LHP J.A. Happ

RHP Randy Dobnak


LHP Taylor Rogers (C)

RHP Alex Colome

RHP Tyler Duffey

RHP Jorge Alcala

RHP Hansel Robles

RHP Cody Stashak

LHP Caleb Thielbar

RHP Matt Shoemaker

3.) Cleveland Indians

Projected Lineup:


2B Cesar Hernandez (S)

3B Jose Ramirez (S)

LF Eddie Rosario (L)

DH Franmil Reyes (R)

1B Josh Naylor (L)

C Roberto Perez (R)

SS Andres Gimenez (S)

CF Oscar Mercado (R)

RF Daniel Johnson (L)


C Austin Hedges (R)

1B Bobby Bradley (L)

OF Jordan Luplow (S)

UTIL Yu Chang (R)

OF Bradley Zimmer (L)


RHP Shane Bieber

RHP Zach Plesac

RHP Aaron Civale

RHP Triston McKenzie

RHP Cal Quantrill


LHP James Karinchak (C)

RHP Nick Wittgren

RHP Emmanuel Clase

RHP Phil Maton

LHP Logan Allen

RHP Adam Plutko

LHP Anthony Gose

4.) Kansas City Royals

Projected Lineup:


RF Whit Merrifield (R)

SS Adalberto Mondesi (S)

C Salvador Perez (R)

DH Jorge Soler (R)

1B Carlos Santana (S)

3B Hunter Dozier (R)

LF Andrew Benintendi (L)

CF Michael A. Taylor (R)

2B Nicky Lopez (L)


1B Ryan McBroom (R)

3B Kelvin Gutierrez (R)

OF Edward Olivares (R)

C Cam Gallagher (R)


RHP Brad Keller

LHP Danny Duffy

RHP Brady Singer

LHP Mike Minor

LHP Kris Bubic


RHP Ian Kennedy (C)

RHP Scott Barlow

RHP Jesse Hahn

RHP Jakob Junis

LHP Richard Lovelady

RHP Josh Staumont

RHP Kyle Zimmer

RHP Jake Newberry

5.) Detroit Tigers

Projected Lineup:


RF Victor Reyes (S)

LF Robbie Grossman (S)

DH Miguel Cabrera (R)

1B Jeimer Candelario (S)

C Wilson Ramos (R)

2B Jonathan Schoop (R)

CF JaCoby Jones (R)

SS Niko Goodrum (S)

3B Isaac Paredes (R)


INF Willi Castro (R)

OF Nomar Mazara (L)

INF Renato Nunez (R)

C Grayson Greiner (R)


LHP Matthew Boyd

RHP Spencer Turnbull

RHP Casey Mize

RHP Jose Urena

RHP Michael Fulmer


RHP Bryan Garcia (C)

LHP Gregory Soto

RHP Buck Farmer

RHP Jose Jimenez

RHP Jose Cisnero

LHP Daniel Norris

RHP John Schreiber

LHP Tyler Alexander

American League West

The Houston Astros still have a potent line – up even after losing George Springer to the Toronto Blue Jays during this offseason. This is another division in pro baseball that isn’t loaded with powerhouse teams this year so the Houston Astros should dominate the American League West in 2021.

1.) Houston Astros

Projected Lineup:


2B Jose Altuve (R)

3B Alex Bregman (R)

LF Michael Brantley (L)

DH Yordan Alvarez (L)

SS Carlos Correa (R)

RF Kyle Tucker (L)

1B Yuli Gurriel (R)

CF Myles Straw (R)

C Jason Castro (L)


UT Aledmys Diaz (R)

INF Abraham Toro (S)

C Martin Maldonado (R)

OF Chas McCormick (R)


RHP Zack Greinke

RHP Lance McCullers Jr.

RHP Jake Odorizzi

RHP Cristian Javier

RHP Jose Urquidy


RHP Ryan Pressly (C)

RHP Pedro Baez

RHP Ryne Stanek

RHP Enoli Paredes

RHP Joe Smith

RHP Josh James

LHP Blake Taylor

LHP Brooks Raley

2.) Oakland Athletics

Projected Lineup:


CF Ramon Laureano (R)

RF Stephen Piscotty (R)

3B Matt Chapman (R)

1B Matt Olson (L)

LF Mark Canha (R)

C Sean Murphy (R)

DH Mitch Moreland (L)

SS Elvis Andrus (R)

2B Tony Kemp (L)


C Austin Allen (L)

OF Seth Brown (L)

INF Vimael Machin (R)

UT Chad Pinder (R)


RHP Chris Bassitt

LHP Sean Manaea

RHP Frankie Montas

LHP Jesus Luzardo

RHP Mike Fiers


RHP Trevor Rosenthal (C)

LHP Jake Diekman

RHP Sergio Romo

RHP Yusmeiro Petit

LHP Adam Kolarek

RHP J.B. Wendelken

RHP Lou Trivino

RHP James Kaprielian

3.) Los Angeles Angels

Projected Lineup:


2B David Fletcher (R)

CF Mike Trout (R)

I like Mike Trout to win the American League MVP. He is one of the most consistent stars in Major League Baseball, and Trout can do it all from, hitting, to fielding, and he has a canon of an arm to throw out base runners as well.

3B Anthony Rendon (R)

DH Shohei Ohtani (L)

SS Jose Iglesias (R)

1B Albert Pujols (R)

LF Justin Upton (R)

RF Dexter Fowler (S)

C Max Stassi (R)


C Kurt Suzuki (R)

1B Jared Walsh (L)

INF Luis Rengifo (S)

OF Jo Adell (R)


LHP Andrew Heaney

RHP Dylan Bundy

LHP Jose Quintana

RHP Griffin Canning

RHP Shohei Ohtani

RHP Alex Cobb


RHP Raisel Iglesias (C)

RHP Ty Buttrey

RHP Felix Pena

RHP Mike Mayers

RHP Jose Alberto Rivera

LHP Alex Claudio

RHP Jaime Barria

4.) Seattle Mariners

Projected Lineup:


SS J.P. Crawford (L)

RF Mitch Haniger (R)

3B Kyle Seager (L)

CF Kyle Lewis (R)

C Tom Murphy (R)

DH Ty France (R)

LF Jarred Kelenic (L)

1B Evan White (R)

2B Dylan Moore (R)


INF Shed Long Jr. (L)

C Luis Torrens (R)

UT Sam Haggerty (S)

OF Jake Fraley (L)


LHP Marco Gonzales

LHP James Paxton

LHP Yusei Kikuchi

LHP Justus Sheffield

RHP Chris Flexen

RHP Justin Dunn


RHP Rafael Montero (C)

RHP Keynan Middleton

RHP Kendall Graveman

RHP Brandon Brennan

RHP Erik Swanson

RHP Yohan Ramirez

RHP Anthony Misiewicz

5.) Texas Rangers

Projected Lineup:


CF David Dahl (L)

SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa (R)

RF Joey Gallo (L)

1B Nate Lowe (L)

DH Khris Davis (R)

2B Nick Solak (R)

LF Willie Calhoun (L)

3B Rougned Odor (L)

C Jose Trevino (R)


OF Leody Taveras (S)

C Jonah Heim (S)

1B Ronald Guzman (R)

OF Eli White (R)


RHP Kyle Gibson

RHP Jordan Lyles

RHP Dane Dunning

RHP Kyle Cody

LHP Taylor Hearn


RHP Jose Leclerc (C)

RHP Jonathan Hernandez

RHP Demarcus Evans

RHP Brett de Geus

RHP Jimmy Herget

LHP Brett Martin

LHP Joely Rodriguez

RHP Joe Gatto

National League East

The Atlanta Braves were so very close to making it to the 2021 MLB World Series last year, and I fully expect them to make a big splash again this upcoming season. Their youthful and highly skilled hitters can really move players across the base path and put runs up on the board in a hurry. Ronald Acuna Jr. may be one of the leading MVP candidates as well. The New York Mets are my pick to win the National League Wild Card in order to make it into the MLB playoffs in 2021.

1.) Atlanta Braves

Projected Lineup:


RF Ronald Acuna Jr. (R)

SS Dansby Swanson (R)

1B Freddie Freeman (L)

LF Marcell Ozuna (R)

C Travis d'Arnaud (R)

2B Ozzie Albies (S)

3B Austin Riley (R)

CF Cristian Pache (R)


C Alex Jackson (R)

UT Johan Camargo (S)

UT Jack Mayfield (R)

OF Ender Inciarte (L)

OF Abraham Almonte (S)


RHP Mike Soroka

LHP Max Fried

RHP Ian Anderson

RHP Charlie Morton

LHP Drew Smyly


LHP Will Smith (C)

RHP Chris Martin

LHP A.J. Minter

LHP Grant Dayton

LHP Tyler Matzek

RHP Luke Jackson

RHP Touki Toussaint

RHP Josh Tomlin

2.) New York Mets

Projected Lineup:


SS Francisco Lindor (S)

CF Brandon Nimmo (L)

2B Jeff McNeil (L)

1B Pete Alonso (R)

LF Dominic Smith (L)

RF Michael Conforto (L)

C James McCann (R)

3B J.D. Davis (R)


C Tomas Nido (R)

SS Luis Guillorme (L)

OF Albert Almora Jr. (R)

OF Kevin Pillar (R)

UT Jonathan Villar (S)


RHP Jacob deGrom

It is extremely hard to not predict Jacob deGrom to win the Cy Young award in the National League. He has a better all – around team going into this MLB season which should only motivate him to be even better than he has been in the past if that is even possible.

RHP Carlos Carrasco

RHP Noah Syndergaard*

RHP Marcus Stroman

LHP Joey Lucchesi

RHP Taijuan Walker


RHP Edwin Diaz (C)

RHP Trevor May

RHP Dellin Betances

RHP Jeurys Familia

RHP Seth Lugo

RHP Robert Gsellman

LHP Aaron Loup

LHP David Peterson

*Note: Noah Syndergaard is expected to miss the start of the season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

3.) Washington Nationals

Projected Lineup:


SS Trea Turner (R)

LF Kyle Schwarber (L)

RF Juan Soto (L)

1B Josh Bell (S)

2B Starlin Castro (R)

C Yan Gomes (R)

CF Victor Robles (R)

3B Carter Kieboom (R)


1B Ryan Zimmerman (R)

C Alex Avila (L)

2B Luis Garcia (L)

UT Josh Harrison (R)

OF Andrew Stevenson (R)


RHP Max Scherzer

RHP Stephen Strasburg

LHP Patrick Corbin

LHP Jon Lester

RHP Joe Ross


LHP Brad Hand (C)

RHP Daniel Hudson

RHP Tanner Rainey

RHP Will Harris

RHP Wander Suero

RHP Kyle Finnegan

RHP Kyle McGowin

LHP Luis Avilan

4.) Philadelphia Phillies

Projected Lineup:


LF Andrew McCutchen (R)

3B Alec Bohm (R)

RF Bryce Harper (L)

C J.T. Realmuto (R)

1B Rhys Hoskins (R)

SS Didi Gregorius (L)

2B Jean Segura (R)

CF Roman Quinn (S)


UT Scott Kingery (R)

C Andrew Knapp (S)

OF Adam Haseley (L)

OF Kyle Garlick (R)

IF Ronald Torreyes (R)


RHP Aaron Nola

RHP Zack Wheeler

RHP Zach Eflin

RHP Spencer Howard

RHP Vince Velasquez


RHP Archie Bradley (C)

RHP Hector Neris

LHP Jose Alvarado

RHP Connor Brogdan

LHP Ranger Suarez

LHP JoJo Romero

RHP David Hale

RHP Ramon Rosso

5.) Miami Marlins

Projected Lineup:


LF Corey Dickerson (L)

CF Starling Marte (R)

1B Garrett Cooper (R)

3B Brian Anderson (R)

RF Adam Duvall (R)

2B Jazz Chisholm (L)

C Jorge Alfaro (R)

SS Miguel Rojas (R)


OF Lewis Brinson (R)

C Chad Wallach (R)

1B Jesus Aguilar (R)

UTL Jon Berti (R)

OF Magneuris Sierra (L)


RHP Sandy Alcantara

RHP Pablo Lopez

RHP Elieser Hernandez

RHP Sixto Sanchez

LHP Trevor Rogers


RHP Anthony Bass (C)

RHP Yimi Garcia

LHP Richard Bleier

RHP James Hoyt

RHP Adam Cimber

LHP Stephen Tarpley

RHP Paul Campbell

RHP Zach Pop

National League Central

The National League Central will be kind of a toss – up this year. I believe that the St. Louis Cardinals will win the close divisional race to get into the MLB postseason in 2021. The Chicago Cubs are clearly in a rebuilding mode at this time, and I don’t see the Milwaukee Brewers playing as well as they did a couple years back. The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates do not seem to have the talent on their rosters to make any sort of a playoff push this season, but you never know in pro baseball.

1.) St. Louis Cardinals

Projected Lineup:


2B Tommy Edman (S)

1B Paul Goldschmidt (R)

3B Nolan Arenado (R)

SS Paul DeJong (R)

LF Dylan Carlson (S)

C Yadier Molina (R)

RF Tyler O'Neill (R)

CF Harrison Bader (R)


CIF Matt Carpenter (L)

C Andrew Knizner (R)

OF Lane Thomas (R)

UT Edmundo Sosa (S)

C Tyler Heineman (S)


RHP Jack Flaherty

RHP Miles Mikolas

RHP Adam Wainwright

LHP Kwang Hyun Kim

RHP Carlos Martinez


RHP Jordan Hicks (C)

RHP Ryan Helsley

LHP Andrew Miller

RHP Giovanny Gallegos

RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon

LHP Tyler Webb

LHP Genesis Cabrera

RHP Alex Reyes

2.) Milwaukee Brewers

Projected Lineup:


2B Kolten Wong (L)

CF Lorenzo Cain (R)

LF Christian Yelich (L)

1B Keston Hiura (R)

RF Jackie Bradley Jr. (L)

3B Luis Urias (R)

C Omar Narvaez (L)

SS Orlando Arcia (R)


1B Daniel Vogelbach (L)

OF Avisail Garcia (R)

OF Tyron Taylor (R)

UTL Mark Mathias (R)

C Manny Pina (R)


RHP Brandon Woodruff

RHP Corbin Burnes

RHP Josh Lindblom

RHP Adrian Houser

LHP Freddy Peralta


LHP Josh Hader (C)

RHP Devin Williams

LHP Brent Suter

RHP Eric Yardley

RHP Justin Topa

RHP Drew Rasmussen

LHP Eric Lauer

RHP Ray Black

3.) Chicago Cubs

Projected Lineup:


CF Ian Happ (S)

3B Kris Bryant (R)

1B Anthony Rizzo (L)

SS Javier Baez (R)

C Willson Contreras (R)

LF Joc Pederson (L)

RF Jason Heyward (L)

2B Nico Hoerner (R)


C Austin Romine (R)

INF David Bote (R)

INF Ildemaro Vargas (S)

OF Jake Marisnick (R)


RHP Kyle Hendricks

RHP Jake Arrieta

RHP Kyle Davies

RHP Adbert Alzolay

RHP Alec Mills


RHP Craig Kimbrel (C)

RHP Rowan Wick

LHP Kyle Ryan

RHP Brandon Workman

LHP Andrew Chafin

LHP Brad Wieck

RHP Jason Adam

RHP Duane Underwood Jr.

RHP Dan Winkler

4.) Cincinnati Reds

Projected Lineup:


CF Shogo Akiyama (R)

RF Nick Castellanos (R)

1B Joey Votto (L)

3B Eugenio Suarez (R)

2B Mike Moustakas (L)

LF Jesse Winker (L)

SS Jose Garcia (R)

C Tucker Barnhart (S)


OF Nick Senzel (R)

C Curt Casali (R)

C/INF Kyle Farmer (R)

UT Dee Strange-Gordon (L)

OF Aristedes Aquino (R)


RHP Luis Castillo

RHP Sonny Gray

RHP Tyler Mahle

LHP Wade Miley

RHP Michael Lorenzen


LHP Amir Garrett (C)

LHP Sean Doolittle

RHP Lucas Sims

RHP Noe Ramirez

RHP Tejay Antone

RHP Sal Romano

RHP Jose De Leon

RHP Jeff Hoffman

5.) Pittsburgh Pirates

Projected Lineup:


2B Adam Frazier (L)

3B Ke'Bryan Hayes (R)

1B Colin Moran (L)

LF Bryan Reynolds (S)

RF Gregory Polanco (L)

CF Anthony Alford (R)

C Jacob Stallings (R)

SS Erik Gonzalez (R)


C Tony Wolters (L)

UT Kevin Newman (R)

UT Phillip Evans (R)

UT Cole Tucker (S)

OF Brian Goodwin (L)


RHP Mitch Keller

LHP Steven Brault

RHP Chad Kuhl

LHP Tyler Anderson

RHP JT Brubaker


RHP Richard Rodriguez (C)

RHP Kyle Crick

RHP Chris Stratton

LHP Sam Howard

RHP Michael Feliz

RHP Geoff Hartlieb

LHP Chasen Shreve

RHP Luis Oviedo

National League West

The National League West should be easily won by the Los Angeles Dodgers, although the San Diego Padres have a fully loaded squad looking to make some serious noise during the 2021 MLB season. The San Diego Padres are a possibility to earn the Wild Card spot in the National League as long as their superstar caliber players stay healthy throughout the year. The LA Dodgers have the type of a quality team that could potentially land them back in the World Series as they look to defend their World Series championship that they finally won in 2020.

1.) Los Angeles Dodgers

Projected Lineup:


RF Mookie Betts (R)

I believe that Mookie Betts will win the MVP in the National League. He plays the game well in every facet imaginable. He is truly a player that leads by example, and Betts definitely has proven he does not shy away from the spotlight. I love watching him play ball, and I think he will be posting huge numbers this 2021 MLB season.

SS Corey Seager (L)

3B Justin Turner (R)

CF Cody Bellinger (L)

1B Max Muncy (L)

C Will Smith (R)

LF A.J. Pollock (R)

2B Chris Taylor (R)


C Austin Barnes (R)

UT Zach McKinstry (L)

UT Gavin Lux (L)

IF Edwin Rios (L)

OF Matt Beaty (L)


RHP Walker Buehler

LHP Clayton Kershaw

RHP Trevor Bauer

LHP David Price

LHP Julio Urias


RHP Kenley Jansen (C)

LHP Corey Knebel

RHP Blake Treinen

RHP Joe Kelly

RHP Brandon Morrow

RHP Brusdar Graterol

LHP Victor Gonzalez

RHP Dustin May

2.) San Diego Padres

Projected Lineup:


CF Trent Grisham (L)

SS Fernando Tatis Jr. (R)

3B Manny Machado (R)

1B Eric Hosmer (L)

LF Tommy Pham (R)

RF Wil Myers (R)

2B Jake Cronenworth (L)

C Austin Nola (R)


INF Ha-seong Kim (R)

INF Jurickson Profar (S)

C Victor Caratini (S)

UT Jorge Mateo (R)

UT Brian O'Grady (L)


RHP Yu Darvish

LHP Blake Snell

RHP Dinelson Lamet

RHP Chris Paddack

RHP Joe Musgrove


LHP Drew Pomeranz (C)

RHP Emilio Pagan

RHP Keone Kela

RHP Mark Melancon

RHP Craig Stammen

LHP Matt Strahm

RHP Pierce Johnson

LHP Adrian Morejon

3.) San Francisco Giants

Projected Lineup:


RF Mike Yastrzemski (L)

LF Alex Dickerson (L)

2B Donovan Solano (R)

1B Brandon Belt (L)

C Buster Posey (R)

SS Brandon Crawford (L)

3B Evan Longoria (R)

CF Mauricio Dubon (R)


C Chadwick Tromp (R)

OF Austin Slater (R)

INF Wilmer Flores (R)

INF Tommy La Stella (L)

C Curt Casali (R)


RHP Kevin Gausman

RHP Johnny Cueto

RHP Anthony DeSclafani

RHP Logan Webb

RHP Tyler Beede


RHP Tyler Rogers (C)

RHP Matt Wisler

LHP Jake McGee

RHP Trevor Gott

RHP John Brebbie

LHP Wandy Peralta

LHP Alex Wood

RHP Sam Semlan

4.) Arizona Diamondbacks

Projected Lineup:


CF Ketel Marte (S)

2B Eduardo Escobar (S)

LF David Peralta (L)

1B Christian Walker (R)

RF Kole Calhoun (L)

3B Asdrubal Cabrera (S)

SS Nick Ahmed (R)

C Carson Kelly (R)


C Stephen Vogt (L)

OF Tim Locastro (R)

UT Daulton Varsho (L)

UT Josh Rojas (L)

1B Pavin Smith (L)


LHP Madison Bumgarner

RHP Zac Gallen

RHP Merrill Kelly

LHP Caleb Smith

RHP Luke Weaver


RHP Joakim Soria (C)

RHP Stefan Chrichton

RHP Taylor Widener

RHP Yoan Lopez

RHP Kevin Ginkel

LHP Alex Young

RHP Chris Devenski

RHP Tyler Clippard

5.) Colorado Rockies

Projected Lineup:


LF Raimel Tapia (L)

2B Brendan Rodgers (R)

RF Charlie Blackmon (L)

SS Trevor Story (R)

3B Ryan McMahon (L)

1B Josh Fuentes (R)

CF Sam Hilliard (L)

C Elias Diaz (L)


C Dom Nunez (L)

UT Garrett Hampson (R)

OF Yonathan Diaz (R)

INF Chris Owings (R)

1B C.J. Cron (R)


RHP German Marquez

LHP Kyle Freeland

RHP Antonio Senzatela

RHP Jon Gray

LHP Austin Gomber


RHP Daniel Bard (C)

RHP Scott Oberg

RHP Mychal Givens

RHP Carlos Estevez

RHP Jairo Diaz

RHP Yency Almonte

RHP Robert Stephenson

RHP Jordan Sheffield

Odds to Win the MLB 2021 World Series

According to Intertops sportsbook below are the odds to win the MLB 2021 World Series as of Friday, March 19th, 2021.

Team                                       Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers                +350
New York Yankees                    +550
San Diego Padres                     +850
Atlanta Braves                         +1000
New York Mets                        +1000
Chicago White Sox                  +1000
Minnesota Twins                     +1400
Oakland Athletics                    +1800
Toronto Blue Jays                   +1800
Tampa Bay Rays                    +1800
Houston Astros                       +2000
St Louis Cardinals                  +2500
Washington Nationals             +3000
Cleveland Indians                   +3300
Milwaukee Brewers                 +3300
Cincinnati Reds                       +3500
Philadelphia Phillies                +3500
Chicago Cubs                          +4000
Los Angeles Angels                 +4000
Boston Red Sox                      +5000
Miami Marlins                          +6000
Arizona Diamondbacks           +8000
Seattle Mariners                      +8000
Detroit Tigers                         +10000
Kansas City Royals                +10000
San Francisco Giants             +10000
Texas Rangers                        +12500
Colorado Rockies                   +12500
Baltimore Orioles                   +12500
Pittsburgh Pirates                   +20000



“2021 MLB Season Preview: World Series Predictions, Burning Questions & More”, B. A. Staff,, March 18, 2021.

“You heard it here first: Bold 2021 predictions”, Anthony Castrovince,, December 31, 2020.

“2021 MLB Team Previews: Scouting, Projected Lineups, Season Predictions”,, March 5, 2021.

“United States, MLB Futures, MLB 2021 World Series: To Win Outright”,, March 19, 2021.

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