MLB in 2023: Ranking All 30 Lineups

30. Oakland Athletics

Oakland isn’t far removed from being a contender in the American League. Unfortunately, the 2023 Athletics project to be one of the worst teams in baseball. From its pitching staff to its starting lineup, Oakland is simply below-average. As we approach Spring Training, the projected starting lineup includes players such as Conner Capel (22 career games), Nick Allen (100 games), and Esteury Ruiz (17 games). The most well-known player in the lineup, Ramon Laureano, hit .211 last year. While the lineup does have some speed, it lacks good hitters. This lineup is incredibly weak.

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29. Washington Nationals

In recent years, the Washington Nationals have seen three superstar position players leave town. Bryce Harper, Juan Soto and Trea Turner are elite players in the midst of their primes. As a result of their departures, the Nationals predictably have a weak lineup. The Nats have a few young, promising talents in catcher Keibert Ruiz and shortstop CJ Abrams — the main prize in the Soto trade. Washington is in for a long season, but Abrams should be a star shortly.

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