American League West

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* – 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

Bench

INF Aledmys Diaz*

OF Jake Marisnick

C Max Stassi

Rotation

1. Justin Verlander

2. Gerrit Cole

3. Collin McHugh

4. Wade Miley*

5. Brad Peacock

Setup

Ryan Pressly

Closer

Roberto Osuna

Manager

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

Bench

1B/DH Justin Bour*

INF Tommy La Stella*

OF Peter Bourjos*

Rotation

1. Andrew Heaney

2. Tyler Skaggs

3. Matt Harvey*

4. Trevor Cahill*

5. Felix Pena

Setup

Ty Buttrey

Closer

Cody Allen*

Manager

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 

Bench

INF/OF Chris Pinder

1B/DH Kendrys Morales*

C Nick Hundley*

Rotation

1. Mike Fiers

2. Marco Estrada*

3. Brett Anderson

4. Frankie Montas

5. Chris Bassitt

Setup

Joakim Soria*

Closer

Blake Treinen

Manager

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*

Bench

INF/OF Dylan Moore*

1B/DH Daniel Vogelbach

C Tom Murphy*

Rotation

1. Marco Gonzales

2. Yusei Kikuchi*

3. Mike Leake

4. Felix Hernandez

5. Wade LeBlanc

Setup

Shawn Armstrong

Closer

Cory Gearrin*

Manager

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*

Bench

INF Logan Forsythe*

OF Hunter Pence*

C Isiah Kiner-Falefa

Rotation

1. Mike Minor

2. Lance Lynn*

3. Drew Smyly*

4. Edinson Volquez

5. Shelby Miller*

Setup

Chris Martin

Closer

Jose Leclerc

Manager

Chris Woodward*

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