American League West

* – indicates new to team

1. Los Angeles Angels

Without a repeat of last years injury issues in their rotation, they should remain atop the division.

2. Seattle Mariners

An infusion of power supplied by Nelson Cruz puts the Mariners into a possible Wild Card spot.

3. Oakland Athletics

Their wild offseason has them seeing a lot of new faces, but that shouldn’t take them out of the postseason equation.

4. Texas Rangers

Losing Yu Darvish will hurt more than you think.

5. Houston Astros

It will be tough for them to finish at or above .500 this year.

Player to Watch: OF Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels

Best Acquisition: OF Nelson Cruz Seattle Mariners

New Kid on the Block: P Mark Appel Houston Astros

 

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Angels Lineup

1. RF Kole Calhoun

2. CF Mike Trout

3. 1B Albert Pujols

4. LF Matt Joyce*

5. 3B David Freese

6. DH C.J. Cron

7. SS Erick Aybar

8. C Chris Iannetta

9. 2B Johnny Giavotella*

Bench

OF Collin Cowgill

INF Taylor Featherston*

C Drew Butera*

Rotation

1. Jered Weaver

2. Garrett Richards

3. C.J. Wilson

4. Matt Shoemaker

5. Hector Santiago

Setup

Joe Smith

Closer

Huston Street

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Mariners Lineup

1. CF Austin Jackson

2. LF Dustin Ackley

3. 2B Robinson Cano

4. DH Nelson Cruz*

5. 3B Kyle Seager

6. 1B Logan Morrison

7. RF Justin Ruggiano*

8. C Mike Zunino

9. SS Brad Miller

Bench

OF/1B Seth Smith*

INF Rickie Weeks*

INF/OF Willie Bloomquist

Rotation

1. Felix Hernandez

2. Hisashi Iwakuma

3. James Paxton

4. J.A. Happ*

5. Taijuan Walker

Setup

Danny Farquhar

Closer

Fernando Rodney

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Athletics Lineup

1. LF Coco Crisp

2. 2B Ben Zobrist*

3. RF Josh Reddick

4. DH Billy Butler*

5. 1B Ike Davis*

6. 3B Brett Lawrie*

7. C Stephen Vogt

8. SS Marcus Semien*

9. CF Sam Fuld

Bench

OF Craig Gentry

INF Eric Sogard

1B/OF Nate Freiman

Rotation

1. Sonny Gray

2. Scott Kazmir

3. Jesse Hahn*

4. Kendall Graveman

5. Drew Pomeranz

Setup

Tyler Clippard*

Closer

Sean Doolittle

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Rangers Lineup

1. RF Shin-Soo Choo

2. SS Elvis Andrus

3. 1B Prince Fielder

4. 3B Adrian Beltre

5. DH Mitch Moreland

6. LF Ryan Rua

7. CF Leonys Martin

8. 2B Rougned Odor

9. C Robinson Chirinos

Bench

INF Adam Rosales

OF Jake Smolinski

C Carlos Corporan*

Rotation

1. Yovani Gallardo*

2. Derek Holland

3. Colby Lewis

4. Ross Detwiler*

5. Nick Martinez

Setup

Shawn Tolleson

Closer

Neftali Feliz

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Astros Lineup

1. 2B Jose Altuve

2. CF Jake Marisnick

3. DH Evan Gattis*

4. 1B Chris Carter

5. C Jason Castro

6. RF George Springer

7. LF Colby Rasmus*

8. SS Jed Lowrie*

9. 3B Luis Valbuena*

Bench

INF Marwin Gonzalez

OF Robbie Grossman

C Hank Conger*

Rotation

1. Dallas Keuchel

2. Scott Feldman

3. Collin McHugh

4. Asher Wojciechowski

5. Roberto Hernandez*

Setup

Pat Neshek*

Closer

Luke Gregerson*

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