With Opening Day creeping up on the calendar, teams across Major League Baseball are getting close to resolving one of very few things that matter in spring training: position battles.

But rather than wait for official answers, we’re going to pretend like we know everything and predict what the answers will be.

We have our eyes on 10 of the spring’s most hotly contested position battles. These are the battles where there’s not only an important position at stake but also more than one worthy contestant in the running.

Our predictions will be based mostly on spring performances but also on other factors such as contract status and service time. Step into the box when you’re ready.

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