Sunday means a slate heavy on afternoon action across MLB — which means fantasy owners will need to stay on top of roster decisions earlier than usual. Luckily, our lineup report is here to give you everything you need to know.
MLB starting lineups: Sunday, April 16
San Francisco Giants vs. Detroit Tigers, 1:10 p.m. ET
The Giants are stacking righties atop the order against lefty Matthew Boyd, with Thairo Estrada, Wilmer Flores, J.D. Davis, Darin Ruf and David Villar comprising the top five.
Giants’ lineup at Tigers:— Maria I. Guardado (@mi_guardado) April 16, 2023
Thairo Estrada - SS
Wilmer Flores - 1B
Darin Ruf - DH
J.D. Davis - 3B
David Villar - 2B
Mike Yastrzemski - CF
Joey Bart - C
Heliot Ramos - RF
LaMonte Wade Jr. - LF
Logan Webb - RHP
Matt Vierling gets the day off against tough righty Logan Webb, meaning Akil Baddoo will bat leadoff for Detroit. Eric Haase will catch, Miguel Cabrera will DH and Kerry Carpenter gets a start in right as he looks to continue his hot start.
#Tigers lineup today vs. San Francisco Giants:— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) April 16, 2023
Akil Baddoo (LF)
Riley Greene (CF)
Javier Báez (SS)
Nick Maton (3B)
Kerry Carpenter (RF)
Tyler Nevin (1B)
Miguel Cabrera (DH)
Zach McKinstry (2B)
Eric Haase (C)
Matthew Boyd (LHP)
Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox, 1:35 p.m. ET
Zach Neto will lead off in his second Major League start while the slumping Taylor Ward gets a breather. Luis Rengifo will man left field in his absence.
#Angels lineup with Zach Neto leading off and Taylor Ward getting a day off with Luis Rengifo in LF pic.twitter.com/NniiHlEzvf— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) April 16, 2023
As promised yesterday, Masataka Yoshida finally returns to Boston’s lineup, while Rob Refsnyder again hits at the heart of the order and Yu Chang gets another start against a second straight lefty.
Today’s lineup for Angels @ Red Sox:— Tyler Milliken ⚾️ (@tylermilliken_) April 16, 2023
1. Verdugo RF
2. Turner 1B
3. Refsnyder LF
4. Devers 3B
5. K. Hernández CF
6. Yoshida DH
7. Arroyo 2B
8. Wong C
9. Chang SS
Yoshida is finally back in the lineup. Now hitting 6th.
Garrett Whitlock makes his 2nd start of the season. 1:35… pic.twitter.com/1jg45E0axX
Cleveland Guardians vs. Washington Nationals, 1:35 p.m. ET
With lefty Patrick Corbin on the mound, Gabriel Arias is up to the two-spot in Cleveland’s lineup and starting for Amed Rosario.
Cleveland Guardians Lineup:— Newzgod a.k.a. El_Negro_Loco (@Newzgod_dfs) April 16, 2023
1. Steven Kwan (L) DH
2. Gabriel Arias (R) SS
3. Jose Ramirez (S) 3B
4. Josh Bell (S) 1B
5. Oscar Gonzalez (R) RF
6. Andres Gimenez (L) 2B
7. Mike Zunino (R) C
8. Will Brennan (L) LF
9. Myles Straw (R) CF
The cries of Nationals fans everywhere have been heard: Stone Garrett has finally cracked the starting lineup in favor of the ice-cold Alex Call. Lane Thomas will lead off for Washington.
#Nationals peer-pressured lineup for the finale against the Guardians today pic.twitter.com/7ijqK9QYLV— District on Deck (@DistrictOnDeck) April 16, 2023
Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees, 1:35 p.m. ET
Another leadoff opportunity for Edouard Julien, while Max Kepler starts for the second straight day after returning from a knee injury and Byron Buxton continues to DH as the Twins try to keep their star healthy.
New York, meanwhile, will be without Giancarlo Stanton, who reportedly needs an MRI on his hamstring. Anthony Volpe gets another crack at the leadoff spot.
Cole bumpday! pic.twitter.com/mdhVI42wOp— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) April 16, 2023
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 1:37 p.m. ET
As expected, Tampa has stacked lefties against Alek Manoah, with Luke Raley, Josh Lowe and Taylor Walls all drawing starts while Isaac Paredes sits.
#Rays lineup against #Jays Manoah in the series finale, with Sugar Shane on the Hill. pic.twitter.com/6qhznL2xpn— Ryan Bass (@Ry_Bass) April 16, 2023
Jordan Luplow and Santiago Espinal get starts against lefty Shane McClanahan while Daulton Varsho and Cavan Biggio sit.
Let's make it 3 in a roWWW! #NextLevel pic.twitter.com/Pm0Ynf7hwQ— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 16, 2023
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:40 p.m. ET
Bryson Stott leads off once again with a righty on the mound, while Brandon Marsh bats fifth and Josh Harrison spells Edmundo Sosa. Alec Bohm shifts from third base over to first.
Last one in Cincy #RingTheBell— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 16, 2023
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The Reds are running out their typical lineup against righties, with TJ Friedl and Jake Fraley at the heart of the order, while Wil Myers will hit fifth after his monster day yesterday — hopefully that can get him going this season.
Looking for a series win❗️— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 16, 2023
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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins, 1:40 p.m. ET
Josh Rojas, Geraldo Perdomo and Pavin Smith make up the top three in Arizona’s order against righty Sandy Alcantara, while Corbin Carroll and Jake McCarthy remain mired in the bottom half of the lineup. Jose Herrera will spell Gabriel Moreno behind the dish.
DBacks going with a heavy left handed hitting lineup against Sandy today. pic.twitter.com/Sr0D8HprkJ— JUSTMARLINS ⚾️ (@justmarlins) April 16, 2023
Good news on the injury front for the Marlins, as Luis Arraez and Jorge Soler are both back in the lineup today. Bryan de la Cruz still starts in left while Avisail Garcia mans right field.
Marlins get Arraez & Soler back in the starting lineup. Sandy on the mound. My guess is we see Zac Gallen’s very best today also. Great Sunday showdown. pic.twitter.com/OobwWUOgS4— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) April 16, 2023
Atlanta Braves vs. Kansas City Royals, 2:10 p.m. ET
Vaughn Grissom gets another start at short while Chadwick Tromp handles catching duties and Sean Murphy serves as the DH.
Here's how the #Braves will line up today in KC!#ForTheA pic.twitter.com/95Zp8obE2j— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 16, 2023
Edward Olivares gets the start in right while Franmil Reyes takes left field for the Royals against Kyle Wright.
Zack Greinke heads to the mound for the series finale vs. the Braves.#WelcomeToTheCity pic.twitter.com/kmN3vMn3h9— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) April 16, 2023
Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. ET
Anthony Santander will DH while Ramon Urias remains in concussion protocol — Jorge Mateo gets the call at shortstop.
Closing out the weekend in the Windy City. pic.twitter.com/tpIylaq1ni— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) April 16, 2023
No Andrew Benintendi today and a day off for Yasmani Grandal mean that Gavin Sheets starts in left and Seby Zavala handles catching duties for Chicago.
Today’s White Sox Lineup • April 16— Sox On 35th (@SoxOn35th) April 16, 2023
1. Luis Robert Jr. - CF
2. Andrew Vaughn - 1B
3. Gavin Sheets - LF
4. Eloy Jimenez - DH
5. Jake Burger - 3B
6. Oscar Colás - RF
7. Seby Zavala - C
8. Lenyn Sosa - 2B
9. Elvis Andrus - SS
SP: Dylan Cease pic.twitter.com/3LJY2RkwV4
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 2:15 p.m. ET
Man, there are getaway day lineups and then there’s whatever the Pirates are doing today — Jack Suwinski starts in center while Tucupita Marcano will man second base.
Series finale vs. the Cards.— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 16, 2023
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Alec Burleson and Nolan Gorman draw starts for St. Louis against righty Mitch Keller while Lars Nootbaar will bat seventh and man center field.
@Cardinals lineup for today vs Pittsburgh. Let’s go get that win boys! pic.twitter.com/UaX2PWsR4E— Steve Monday (@WXsnm) April 16, 2023
New York Mets vs. Oakland Athletics, 4:07 p.m. ET
A second start in a row for Francisco Alvarez behind the dish, while Mark Canha and Tommy Pham get their usual starts against a lefty.
Mets lineup at Athletics today, featuring Francisco Alvarez for a second day in a row:— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) April 16, 2023
CF Brandon Nimmo
RF Starling Marte
SS Francisco Lindor
1B Pete Alonso
DH Mark Canha
LF Tommy Pham
2B Jeff McNeil
3B Eduardo Escobar
C Francisco Alvarez
RHP Jose Butto
Esteury Ruiz is hitting leadoff even against a righty, answering the prayers of the Bay Area. Ramon Laureano is back in the lineup batting cleanup and playing right field.
kickin' it old school pic.twitter.com/0VodvV6XXn— Oakland A's (@Athletics) April 16, 2023
Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. ET
Luis Torrens will DH against lefty Julio Urias as Eric Hosmer takes a seat. Trey Mancini and Patrick Wisdom get bumped up in the order.
Today’s Cubs 9:— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April 16, 2023
The Dodgers try to stack righties against southpaw Drew Smyly, with JD Martinez hitting third, Tracy’s Thompson fifth and Chris Taylor starting at shortstop.
#Dodgers Lineup vs #Cubs LHP, Drew Smyly:— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) April 16, 2023
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Colorado Rockies vs. Seattle Mariners, 4:10 p.m. ET
C.J. Cron is back in the lineup while Elehuris Montero is up to sixth in the order. Alan Trejo gets the start over Ezequiel Tovar.
4/16 Colorado Rockies Lineup:— Grand Slam Picks (@GSMLBPicks) April 16, 2023
1 LF Jurickson Profar
2 DH Kris Bryant
3 RF Charlie Blackmon
4 1B C.J. Cron
5 2B Ryan McMahon
6 3B Elehuris Montero
7 CF Harold Castro
8 SS Alan Trejo
9 C Brian Serven
SP:Noah Davis #Rockies #MLB
A tweak for Seattle, with no more Tommy La Stella against a righty — AJ Pollock gets a start in left while Teoscar Hernandez will DH.
Let's keep it rolling. #SeaUsRise pic.twitter.com/ebcX7iiuw9— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April 16, 2023
Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Diego Padres, 4:10 p.m. ET
Brian Anderson starts at third while Garrett Mitchell, Brice Turang and Joey Wiemer continue to earn playing time against righties.
Going for the series win.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 16, 2023
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Nelson Cruz will DH against a lefty while Jose Azocar gets another start in right.
Sunday afternoon baseball.#BringTheGold pic.twitter.com/pehLbRL4TX— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 16, 2023
Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros, 7:10 p.m. ET
Amid Josh Smith’s struggles filling in for Corey Seager, Ezequiel Duran will get a start for Texas at shortstop while Robbie Grossman fills in at DH and Bubba Thompson starts in left.
Tonight’s @Rangers lineup against the @astros. pic.twitter.com/jnx3WHtgF1— Nate Miller (@Nate_Miller86) April 16, 2023
Still no Chas McCormick, as Mauricio Dubon will once again lead off. David Hensley gets the start at DH against lefty Andrew Heaney.
Rubber match on Framber Day.— Houston Astros (@astros) April 16, 2023
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