Quick Look: AL Lineups by Jeff Zimmerman July 30, 2020 I went through the few American League lineups to see if there was a change in a player’s value different from preseason expectations. Here are my thoughts on each team. Angels Albert Pujols has already sat in two of the six games. David Fletcher (1.022 OPS) is playing every day and leading off. Astros Kyle Tucker (.188/.235/.313) started three straight games. It’s one of the more consistent lineups. Athletics Khris Davis is moving down and out of the lineup with his early-season struggles (.118 OPS). Blue Jays Rowdy Tellez (.571 OPS) has started five of the six games batting from the 4th to 6th spots. Teoscar Hernández (.250/.296/.583) has played every day and is now leading off. Indians Bradley Zimmer (vs RHP) and Jordan Luplow (vs LHP) are in a left-field platoon. César Hernández (.810 OPS) continues to leadoff. Mariners Tim Lopes (.412/.444/.765) as started the last four games and could be a decent source of steals. Kyle Seager has solidified himself in the cleanup spot (.333/.370/.583). Orioles While they have only played four games, José Iglesias (.500/.500/.750) as batted third in each one. Weak-hitting Hanser Alberto (.375/.444/.438) is batting near the top of the lineup. Rangers Rougned Odor has moved up to third in the lineup with his .333 OBP. The team seems to have a versus right and left-handed lineup. Nick Solak moves up against lefties and Elvis Andrus moves down. Todd Frazier (.989 OPS) has started every game so far. Rays Brandon Lowe is batting first or second against righties. He’s hitting .318/.400/.636 with a .538 BABIP bringing up his value and a 36% K% bringing it down. Yoshi Tsutsugo (.714 OPS) has hit third or fourth in all but one game. Red Sox The team is running out two lineups based on the pitcher’s handedness. Jose Peraza is leading off against lefties and Andrew Benintendi against righties. Kevin Pillar (vs LHP) and Alex Verdugo (vs RHP) are in a right-field platoon. So is Mitch Moreland (vs RHP) and Michael Chavis (vs LHP) at first base. Royals Maikel Franco (.348/.333/.739) is moving up the lineup and Adalberto Mondesi (.120/.120/.240) is headed down based on how they are hitting. Salvador Perez is back to normal by starting all six games so far, five at catcher. Tigers They’ve used the exact same lineup for three games and not much changed in the other three. JaCoby Jones (1.450 OPS) but is still batting ninth. Twins Again this year, they are going with two lineups depending on the pitcher handedness. The big change is Mitch Garver (vs LHP) replacing Max Kepler (vs RHP) in the leadoff spot. White Sox Nicky Delmonico and his .347 OPS has played every day. Great. Luis Robert is cemented into the 7th spot right now with the chance to move up the one spot with Edwin Encarnación (.105/.150/.263) struggling. Yankees With only four games, not much can be determined. They do seem to have distinct versus righty and lefty lineups.