American League West


* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Houston Astros

Their lineup is formidable and their rotation is among the best in baseball.

2. Los Angeles Angels

Locking up Mike Trout for the rest of his career boosts the morale of a franchise looking to get back into the Postseason.

3. Oakland Athletics

The rotation took a hit in the offseason, but their lineup is as good as advertised.

4. Seattle Mariners

Not quite sure what the method is to the offseason upheaval, but they have a few good pieces to build from.

5. Texas Rangers

Surprisingly they’ll be getting a new stadium next year so this will be another long season in Arlington.

Player to Watch: OF Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels

Best Acquisition: OF Michael Brantley – Houston Astros

New Kid on the Block: P Jesus Luzardo – Oakland Athletics

Astros Lineup

1. CF George Springer

2. 2B Jose Altuve

3. 3B Alex Bregman

4. SS Carlos Correa

5. 1B Yuli Gurriel

6. LF Michael Brantley*

7. DH Tyler White

8. C Robinson Chirinos*

9. RF Josh Reddick


INF Aledmys Diaz*

OF Jake Marisnick

C Max Stassi


1. Justin Verlander

2. Gerrit Cole

3. Collin McHugh

4. Wade Miley*

5. Brad Peacock


Ryan Pressly


Roberto Osuna


A.J. Hinch

Angels Lineup

1. RF Kole Calhoun

2. CF Mike Trout

3. LF Justin Upton

4. DH Shohei Ohtani

5. 1B Albert Pujols

6. SS Andrelton Simmons

7. 3B Zack Cozart

8. C Jonathan Lucroy*

9. 2B David Fletcher


1B/DH Justin Bour*

INF Tommy La Stella*

OF Peter Bourjos*


1. Andrew Heaney

2. Tyler Skaggs

3. Matt Harvey*

4. Trevor Cahill*

5. Felix Pena


Ty Buttrey


Cody Allen*


Brad Ausmus*

Athletics Lineup

1. CF Ramon Laureano

2. 3B Matt Chapman

3. DH Khris Davis

4. 1B Matt Olson

5. RF Stephen Piscotty

6. 2B Jurickson Profar*

7. LF Robbie Grossman*

8. SS Marcus Semien

9. C Josh Phegley 


INF/OF Chris Pinder

1B/DH Kendrys Morales*

C Nick Hundley*


1. Mike Fiers

2. Marco Estrada*

3. Brett Anderson

4. Frankie Montas

5. Chris Bassitt


Joakim Soria*


Blake Treinen


Bob Melvin

Mariners Lineup

1. CF Mallex Smith*

2. 2B Dee Gordon

3. RF Mitch Haniger

4. 1B Edwin Encarnacion*

5. DH Jay Bruce*

6. 3B Ryon Healy

7. LF Domingo Santana*

8. C Omar Narvaez*

9. SS Tim Beckham*


INF/OF Dylan Moore*

1B/DH Daniel Vogelbach

C Tom Murphy*


1. Marco Gonzales

2. Yusei Kikuchi*

3. Mike Leake

4. Felix Hernandez

5. Wade LeBlanc


Shawn Armstrong


Cory Gearrin*


Scott Servais

Rangers Lineup

1. CF Delino DeShields

2. SS Elvis Andrus

3. DH Shin-Soo Choo

4. RF Nomar Mazara

5. LF Joey Gallo

6. 1B Ronald Guzman

7. 2B Rougned Odor

8. 3B Asdrubal Cabrera*

9. C Jeff Mathis*


INF Logan Forsythe*

OF Hunter Pence*

C Isiah Kiner-Falefa


1. Mike Minor

2. Lance Lynn*

3. Drew Smyly*

4. Edinson Volquez

5. Shelby Miller*


Chris Martin


Jose Leclerc


Chris Woodward*

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