Every year out of habit baseball analysts talk about the intimidating offenses of the AL East including the Dustin Pedroia Laser Show, The Yankees Murder’s Row, and then whatever nickname is given to the Rays. But if you take a closer look you realize that there really isn’t a whole lot for pitchers to fear when facing the AL East in 2013. Check the lineups each team put out on April 16th and then tell me how worried you would be about your team facing one of these lineups.
Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays
New York Yankees
Toronto Blue Jays
How many players on this list would you stop everything to watch if they aren’t on your fantasy team? 4? 3? I’d count Cano, Longoria, and maybe Encarnacion.