Top 10 rotations
7. Red Sox
Honorable mention: Mariners, Marlins, Giants, Pirates, Phillies, Yankees6. REDS
The likely free-agent loss of Bronson Arroyo, a seeming lock for 200 innings of slightly above league average output, is a blow. But a full season from Tony Cingrani, who made a fantastic first impression last season (2.92 ERA, 1.099 WHIP in 104 2/3 innings), figures to significantly soften that blow, and Mike Leake looks ready to take on a slightly larger role after posting a 3.37 ERA in 31 starts last season.
The biggest key is health for Johnny Cueto, whose multiple trips to the disabled list last season (he never made more than three starts in succession) were a major reason for the Reds' disappointing finish. In Mat Latos and Homer Bailey, the Reds have two underrated arms atop a rotation that has ranked in the top five in ERA each of the past two seasons. Though we won't get to see what Aroldis Chapman would look like in the rotation, we can reasonably assume Cincinnati will have a stout starting five.
Top 10 lineups
2. Red Sox
8. Blue Jays
Honorable mention: Yankees, Orioles, Braves, Mariners, D-backs, Rockies