It’s that time of year again. The 2015 MLB season gets underway in earnest this afternoon. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Opening Day is here. Get up to speed before the first pitch blows by you like a 99-mph fastball. The Post provides the latest news, analysis and predictions for the 2015 MLB season. And it’s all far more digestible than any of those ballpark snacks you’ll be snarfing this summer.

Latest Updates

In New York, so begins the Age of Gregorius

With Derek Jeter gone, the Yankees will have a new look at shortstop when the season opens. (Read More)

Opening Night: Signs of change at Wrigley

Baseball’s 2015 season got under way at the Cubs’ new-look park. But the storyline on the scoreboard was a familiar one for Chicago. (Read More)

Cards show hopeful Cubs they won’t yield hold on NL Central

Their ace looked solid after concerns of fatigue. Their right fielder debuted in strong fashion. And the Cubs’ big offseason acquisition didn’t measure up in his first home showing. (Read More)

Fans use cups, not bathrooms, at Wrigley

If you find an abandoned cup of beer in Chicago. Don’t drink it. Seriously. (Read More)

MLB’s most-anticipated rookie call-ups

Their stars will rise in 2015, but not quite yet. (Read More)

Kris Bryant’s wait begins away from  Chicago

Cubs’ star prospect won’t be with the big club on Opening Day. Here’s why. (Read More)

The most-watched injury

What might the Marlins achieve when Jose Fernandez returns? (Read More)

Most impressive player that actually made Cubs’ roster

As the world waits for Kris Bryant, it can start salivating over the potential of Jorge Soler. (Read More)

Cubs’ Joe Maddon plans to bat pitchers eighth

New manager is already bucking convention, though maybe not Sunday (Read More)

Team Previews

The skinny on all 30 teams heading into Opening Day, from their projected rotations to their projected order of finish.

AL: East Central West
NL: East Central West

Playoff Picks

Projecting playoff teams, World Series winner

It’s the Nationals’ time to win the NL, but Barry Svrluga sees the World Series going elsewhere this fall. (Read More)

Rotation Rankings

Nats are No. 1; Could Phillies end up 31 of 30?

Who’s got the strong set of starters in 2015? The Nationals are the easy call at No. 1, but how do the rest of the league’s teams stack up? (Read More)

Fancy Stats

Neil Greenberg breaks down every division by the numbers, dishing out the most important metrics in determining the 2015 fortunes for each squad.

AL: East | Central | West
NL: East | Central | West

How to pitch Mike Trout

The reigning AL MVP has holes. Not many. But he does have them. Here’s how pitchers can exploit them. (Read More)

Fantasy Baseball

Because what’s better than watching a team than managing your own? Here are the best tips and tricks to win your league this summer.

2015 Fantasy Baseball Cheat Sheet

Sleepers, bargain buys, top targets and more. (Read More)

The Perfect Draft

What would it look like if every team picked the optimal player at every spot in the draft? Something like this. (Read More)