MLB STARTING LINEUPS

Upcoming Lineups for:Tuesday, August 16

MLB Lineups are usually posted 1 to 2 hours before gametime. Each posted lineup shows confirmed batting orders and starting pitchers, along with each player's DFS salaries and projected points.

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Tuesday, August 16
TUE, 6:40PM ET
 PHI
 CIN
PROJECTED
Kyle Gibson · RHP
$7400 · 14.2 FP$8500 · 24.6 FP
PROJECTED
T.J. Zeuch · RHP
$5500 · 0.9 FP$5600 · 1.6 FP
BATTERS
Lineup Pending...
Lineup Pending...
TUE, 6:40PM ET
 SD
 MIA
PROJECTED
Sean Manaea · LHP
$9000 · 10.6 FP$9600 · 18.3 FP
PROJECTED
Edward Cabrera · RHP
$8800 · 20.1 FP$9400 · 34.8 FP
BATTERS
Lineup Pending...
Lineup Pending...
TUE, 7:05PM ET
 TB
 NYY
PROJECTED
Jeffrey Springs · LHP
$7400 · 13.2 FP$8200 · 22.8 FP
PROJECTED
Nestor Cortes · LHP
$9900 · 20.1 FP$10400 · 34.8 FP
BATTERS
Lineup Pending...
Lineup Pending...
TUE, 7:05PM ET
 BOS
 PIT
PROJECTED
Nick Pivetta · RHP
$8000 · 9.4 FP$9000 · 16.3 FP
PROJECTED
Mitch Keller · RHP
$6500 · 12.4 FP$7700 · 21.5 FP
BATTERS
Lineup Pending...
Lineup Pending...
TUE, 7:05PM ET
 CHC
 WAS
PROJECTED
Justin Steele · LHP
$6200 · 13.2 FP$9700 · 22.8 FP
PROJECTED
Patrick Corbin · LHP
$5800 · 5.1 FP$6500 · 8.8 FP
BATTERS
Lineup Pending...
Lineup Pending...
TUE, 7:07PM ET
 BAL
 TOR
PROJECTED
Dean Kremer · RHP
$6400 · 8.1 FP$7500 · 14.0 FP
PROJECTED
Alek Manoah · RHP
$9200 · 17.4 FP$10600 · 30.1 FP
BATTERS
Lineup Pending...
Lineup Pending...
TUE, 7:10PM ET
 DET
 CLE
PROJECTED
Garrett Hill · RHP
$5400 · 6.7 FP$6300 · 11.6 FP
PROJECTED
Zach Plesac · RHP
$7200 · 8.7 FP$7800 · 15.1 FP
BATTERS
Lineup Pending...
Lineup Pending...
TUE, 7:20PM ET
 NYM
 ATL
PROJECTED
Taijuan Walker · RHP
$8200 · 12.9 FP$7900 · 22.3 FP
PROJECTED
Charlie Morton · RHP
$8500 · 14.9 FP$9200 · 25.8 FP
BATTERS
Lineup Pending...
Lineup Pending...
TUE, 7:40PM ET
 KC
 MIN
PROJECTED
Zack Greinke · RHP
$5300 · 7.2 FP$6700 · 12.5 FP
PROJECTED
Sonny Gray · RHP
$8700 · 15.0 FP$8800 · 26.0 FP
BATTERS
Lineup Pending...
Lineup Pending...
TUE, 7:45PM ET
 COL
 STL
PROJECTED
Kyle Freeland · LHP
$5600 · 7.6 FP$7300 · 13.2 FP
PROJECTED
Jose Quintana · LHP
$7800 · 15.7 FP$8400 · 27.2 FP
BATTERS
Lineup Pending...
Lineup Pending...
TUE, 8:05PM ET
 OAK
 TEX
PROJECTED
JP Sears · LHP
$6000 · 9.0 FP$6100 · 15.6 FP
PROJECTED
Kohei Arihara · HP
$5400 · 3.9 FP$ · 0.0 FP
BATTERS
Lineup Pending...
Lineup Pending...
TUE, 8:10PM ET
 HOU
 CWS
PROJECTED
Justin Verlander · RHP
$10600 · 25.4 FP$11200 · 44.0 FP
PROJECTED
Dylan Cease · RHP
$10400 · 24.7 FP$10900 · 42.7 FP
BATTERS
Lineup Pending...
Lineup Pending...
TUE, 8:10PM ET
 LAD
 MIL
PROJECTED
Ryan Pepiot · RHP
$9000 · 11.9 FP$7000 · 20.6 FP
PROJECTED
Brandon Woodruff · RHP
$10100 · 18.9 FP$10100 · 32.7 FP
BATTERS
Lineup Pending...
Lineup Pending...
TUE, 9:38PM ET
 SEA
 LAA
PROJECTED
Robbie Ray · LHP
$9500 · 17.5 FP$10300 · 30.3 FP
PROJECTED
Jose Suarez · LHP
$7000 · 10.4 FP$8000 · 18.0 FP
BATTERS
Lineup Pending...
Lineup Pending...
TUE, 9:45PM ET
 ARI
 SF
PROJECTED
Merrill Kelly · RHP
$9600 · 21.2 FP$9900 · 36.7 FP
PROJECTED
Jakob Junis · RHP
$6700 · 6.3 FP$7100 · 10.9 FP
BATTERS
Lineup Pending...
Lineup Pending...

When do MLB lineups come out?

MLB teams usually submit their starting lineups anywhere from 3 hours to just minutes before the first pitch. It's rare to get a starting lineup in baseball posted the day or night before, except for on opening day when teams will build hype and start releasing lineups early.

Who gets first access to MLB starting lineups?

MLB managers are required to submit their lineup cards directly to the commissioners office first, before releasing to the public or media. This gives the league time to publish this information on mlb.com and in their data feeds, making the league the source of truth when it comes to official starting lineups.

Can MLB starting lineups change after they are posted?

It can happen once in a while that final lineups submitted to the umpire-in-chief on the field will be different than the ones submitted only a few hours earlier. This is usually going to be because someone was a game time decision due to illness or injury, or there was a last minute pitching change.

Why do pitchers have to bat?

Pitchers are required to bat in the National League, while the American League has allowed a designated hitter since 1973. Because of this, you'll notice that NL games always have a pitcher batting, usually in the 9th spot or sometimes in 8th. Most pitchers aren't going to be producing Shohei Ohtani batting numbers, so managers will give them less action and take on less less risk by keeping them in the back of the lineup.

What's the best batting order strategy?

From a basic stats perspective, the leadoff hitter is guaranteed more AB's than any other player. As you go deeper in the lineup you are guaranteed less at-bats. For this reason teams are going to cluster their best players in the 1-4 slots, with their 1-2 batters more often trying to just get on base, and the big hitters in the 3-4 spots focused on bringing them home. You'll want to keep an eye out for players that have moved up in rotation from 5-6 and into 1-4, since their DFS salaries might not have caught up yet and there's some value you can potentially pick up.