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Projecting all 15 American League teams' starting rotations

Newsday projects all 15 American League starting rotations and closers based on players currently in each team's organization, players rumored to have been already been traded and media reports. All stats are from 2014 and teams are listed in alphabetical order.

ANGELS

ANGELS 1. Jered Weaver, RHP (3.59 ERA, 1.21
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ANGELS
1. Jered Weaver, RHP (3.59 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 213.1 IP) (pictured)
2. C.J. Wilson, LHP (4.51 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 175.2 IP)
3. Matt Shoemaker, RHP (3.04 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 136 IP)
4. Hector Santiago, LHP (3.75 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 127.1 IP)
5. Andrew Heaney, LHP (5.83 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 29.1 IP)
Closer: Huston Street, RHP (1.37 WHIP, 41 saves, 59.1 IP)

ASTROS

ASTROS 1. Dallas Keuchel, LHP (2.93 ERA, 1.18
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ASTROS
1. Dallas Keuchel, LHP (2.93 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 200 IP) (pictured)
2. Scott Feldman, RHP (3.74 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 180.1 IP)
3. Asher Wojciechowski, RHP (Did not pitch in majors)
4. Collin McHugh, RHP (2.73 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 154.2 IP)
5. Roberto Hernandez, RHP (4.10 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 164.2 IP)
Closer: Luke Gregerson, RHP (2.12 ERA, 3 saves, 72.1 IP)

ATHLETICS

ATHLETICS 1. Sonny Gray, RHP (3.08 ERA, 1.19
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ATHLETICS
1. Sonny Gray, RHP (3.08 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 219 IP) (pictured)
2. Jesse Hahn, RHP (3.07 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 73.1 IP)
3. Scott Kazmir, LHP (3.55 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 190.1 IP)
4. Kendall Graveman, RHP (3.86 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, 4.2 IP)
5. Drew Pomeranz, LHP (2.35 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 69 IP)
Closer: Tyler Clippard, RHP (2.18 ERA, 1 save, 70.1 IP)

BLUE JAYS

BLUE JAYS 1. Drew Hutchison, RHP (4.48 ERA,
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BLUE JAYS
1. Drew Hutchison, RHP (4.48 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 184.2 IP)
2. R.A. Dickey, RHP (3.71 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 215.2 IP)
3. Daniel Norris, LHP (5.40 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 6.2 IP)
4. Mark Buehrle, LHP (3.39 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 202 IP)
5. Aaron Sanchez, RHP (1.09 ERA, 0.69 WHIP, 33 IP)
Closer: Brett Cecil, RHP (2.70 ERA, 5 saves, 53.1 IP)

INDIANS

INDIANS 1. Corey Kluber, RHP (2.44 ERA, 1.09
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INDIANS
1. Corey Kluber, RHP (2.44 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 235.2 IP) (pictured)
2. Carlos Carrasco, RHP (2.55 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 134 IP)
3. Trevor Bauer, RHP (4.18 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 153 IP)
4. Zach McAllister, RHP (5.23 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 86 IP)
5. T.J. House, LHP (3.35 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 102 IP)
Closer: Cody Allen, RHP (2.07 ERA, 24 saves, 69.2 IP)

MARINERS

MARINERS 1. Felix Hernandez, RHP (2.14 ERA, 0.92
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MARINERS
1. Felix Hernandez, RHP (2.14 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 236 IP) (pictured)
2. James Paxton, LHP (3.04 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 74 IP)
3. Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP (3.52 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 179 IP)
4. J.A. Happ, LHP (4.22 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 158 IP)
5. Taijuan Walker, RHP (2.61 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 38 IP)
Closer: Fernando Rodney, RHP (2.85 ERA, 48 saves, 66.1 IP)

ORIOLES

ORIOLES 1. Chris Tillman, RHP (3.34 ERA, 1.23
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ORIOLES
1. Chris Tillman, RHP (3.34 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 207.1 IP) (pictured)
2. Wei-Yin Chen, LHP (3.54 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 185.2 IP)
3. Miguel Gonzalez, RHP (3.23 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 159 IP)
4. Bud Norris, RHP (3.65 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 165.1 IP)
5. Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP (4.81 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 125.1 IP)
Closer: Zach Britton, LHP (1.65 ERA, 37 saves, 76.1 IP)

RANGERS

RANGERS 1. Yovani Gallardo, RHP (3.51 ERA, 1.29
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RANGERS
1. Yovani Gallardo, RHP (3.51 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 192.1 IP) (pictured)
2. Colby Lewis, RHP (5.18 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 170.1 IP)
3. Ross Detwiler, LHP (4.00 ERA, 1.41 IP, 63 IP)
4. Nick Martinez, RHP (4.55 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 140.1 IP)
5. Derek Holland, LHP (1.46 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 37 IP)
Closer: Neftali Feliz, RHP (1.99 ERA, 13 saves, 31.2 IP)

RAYS

RAYS 1. Chris Archer, RHP (3.33 ERA, 1.28
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RAYS
1. Chris Archer, RHP (3.33 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 194.2 IP) (pictured)
2. Nate Karns, RHP (4.50 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, 12 IP)
3. Jake Odorizzi, RHP (4.13 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 168 IP)
4. Erasmo Ramirez, RHP (5.26 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 75.1 IP)
5. Matt Andriese, RHP (Did not pitch in majors)
Closer: Brad Boxberger, RHP (2.37 ERA, 2 saves, 64.2 IP)

RED SOX

RED SOX 1. Clay Buchholz, RHP (5.34 ERA,
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RED SOX
1. Clay Buchholz, RHP (5.34 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 170.1 IP) (pictured)
2. Rick Porcello, RHP (3.43 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 204.2 IP)
3. Justin Masterson, RHP (5.88 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, 128.2 IP)
4. Wade Miley, LHP (4.34 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 201.1 IP)
5. Steven Wright, RHP (2.57 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 21 IP)
Closer: Koji Uehara, RHP (2.52 ERA, 26 saves, 64.1 IP)

ROYALS

ROYALS 1. Yordano Ventura, RHP (3.20 ERA, 1.30
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ROYALS
1. Yordano Ventura, RHP (3.20 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 183 IP) (pictured)
2. Danny Duffy, LHP (2.53 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 149.1 IP)
3. Edinson Volquez, RHP (3.04 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 192.2 IP)
4. Jason Vargas, LHP (3.71 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 187 IP)
5. Jeremy Guthrie, RHP (4.13 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 202.2 IP)
Closer: Greg Holland, RHP (1.44 ERA, 46 saves, 62.1 IP)

TIGERS

TIGERS 1. David Price, LHP (3.26 ERA, 1.08
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TIGERS
1. David Price, LHP (3.26 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 248.1 IP) (pictured)
2. Anibal Sanchez, RHP (3.43 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 126 IP)
3. Shane Greene, RHP (3.78 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 78.2 IP)
4. Alfredo Simon, RHP (3.44 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 196.1 IP)
5. Kyle Lobstein, LHP (3.60 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 10 IP)
Closer: Joe Nathan, RHP (4.81 ERA, 35 saves, 58 IP)

TWINS

TWINS 1. Phil Hughes, RHP (3.52 ERA, 1.13
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TWINS
1. Phil Hughes, RHP (3.52 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 209.2 IP) (pictured)
2. Kyle Gibson, RHP (4.47 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 179.1 IP)
3. Ricky Nolasco, RHP (5.38 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 159 IP)
4. Tommy Milone, LHP (4.19 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 118 IP)
5. Mike Pelfrey, RHP (7.99 ERA, 1.98 WHIP, 23.2 IP)
Closer: Glen Perkins, RHP (3.65 ERA, 34 saves, 61.2 IP)

WHITE SOX

WHITE SOX 1. Jeff Samardzija, RHP (2.99 ERA,
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WHITE SOX
1. Jeff Samardzija, RHP (2.99 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 219.2 IP)
2. Jose Quintana, LHP (3.32 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 2001. IP)
3. John Danks, LHP (4.74 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 193.2 IP)
4. Hector Noesi, RHP (4.75 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 172.1 IP)
5. Chris Sale, LHP (2.17 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 174 IP) (pictured)
Closer: David Robertson, RHP (3.08 ERA, 39 saves, 64.1 IP)

YANKEES

YANKEES 1. Masahiro Tanaka, RHP (2.77 ERA, 1.06
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YANKEES
1. Masahiro Tanaka, RHP (2.77 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 136.1 IP) (pictured)
2. Michael Pineda, RHP (1.89 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, 76.1 IP)
3. CC Sabathia, LHP (5.28 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 46 IP)
4. Nathan Eovaldi, RHP (4.37 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 199.2 IP)
5. Adam Warren, RHP (2.97 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 78.2 IP)
Closer: Dellin Betances, RHP (1.40 ERA, 1 save, 90 IP)

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