How will the Dodgers line up in 2016?

Projecting the starting nine, rotation and bullpen for Los Angeles

How will the Dodgers line up in 2016?

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training this week. In anticipation, Dodgers.com presents a series of articles previewing the 2016 season.

The latest installment is "Projected Lineup, Rotation and Bullpen," with capsules below.

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An offseason of highly publicized misfires left the Dodgers with essentially the same lineup that finished the season, including early Rookie of the Year candidate Corey Seager at shortstop.

The starting rotation lost Zack Greinke. Management ultimately replaced him and covered for the comebacking Hyun-Jin Ryu by adding veteran Scott Kazmir and Japanese star Kenta Maeda.

After an Aroldis Chapman trade fell apart, the biggest acquisition in the bullpen was former starter Joe Blanton, who reinvented himself during two dominant months in Pittsburgh.

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2015 record
92-70, first in the NL West

Projected batting order
1. SS Corey Seager
.337 BA, .425 OBP, .561 SLG, 4 HR, 17 RBI in 2015
2. 2B Howie Kendrick
.295 BA, .336 OBP, .409 SLG, 9 HR, 54 RBI in 2015
3. 1B Adrian Gonzalez
.275 BA, .350 OBP, .480 SLG, 28 HR, 90 RBI in 2015
4. 3B Justin Turner
.294 BA, .370 OBP, .491 SLG, 16 HR, 60 RBI in 2015
5. LF Andre Ethier
.294 BA, .366 OBP, .486 SLG, 14 HR, 53 RBI in 2015
6. RF Yasiel Puig
.255 BA, .322 OBP, .436 SLG, 11 HR, 38 RBI in 2015
7. C Yasmani Grandal
.234 BA, .353 OBP, .403 SLG, 16 HR, 47 RBI in 2015
8. CF Joc Pederson
.210 BA, .346 OBP, .417 SLG, 26 HR, 54 RBI in 2015

Projected rotation
1. Clayton Kershaw, 16-7, 2.13 ERA in 2015
2. Scott Kazmir, 7-11, 3.10 ERA in 2015
3. Kenta Maeda, 15-8, 2.09 ERA in 2015 (Japan)
4. Brett Anderson, 10-9, 3.69 ERA in 2015
5. Alex Wood, 12-12, 3.84 ERA in 2015

Projected bullpen
Closer: Kenley Jansen, 36/38 saves, 2.41 ERA in 2015
RH setup man: Chris Hatcher, 3.69 ERA in 2015
LH setup man: J.P. Howell, 1.43 ERA in 2015

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.