American League West

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* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Oakland Athletics

With their pipeline of pitching on the way they will be hard to contend with in the dog days of summer.

2. Los Angeles Angels

Assuming Shohei Ohtani is back to his old self from his rookie season and Trout and Rendon are playing at an All-Star level, they should be in the Wild Card hunt.

3. Houston Astros

The loss of George Springer in free agency is going to hurt, but not having Justin Verlander in the rotation will be more damaging.

4. Seattle Mariners

They have some intriguing pieces in place for a possible run at a Wild Card spot.

5. Texas Rangers

The growing pains will continue, but their new ballpark looks nice.

Player to Watch: P/DH Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels

Best Acquisition: P Raisel Iglesias – Los Angeles Angels

New Kid on the Block: OF Jarred Kelenic – Seattle Mariners

Athletics Lineup

1. SS Elvis Andrus*

2. 3B Matt Chapman

3. 1B Matt Olson

4. DH Mark Canha

5. RF Stephen Piscotty

6. CF Ramon Laureano

7. 2B Jed Lowrie*

8. C Sean Murphy

9. LF Seth Brown

Bench

INF/OF Chad Pinder

1B/DH Mitch Moreland*

2B/OF Tony Kemp

Rotation

1. Mike Fiers

2. Chris Bassitt

3. Jesus Luzardo

4. Cole Irvin*

5. Sean Manaea

Setup

Lou Trivino

Closer

Sergio Romo*

Manager

Bob Melvin

Angels Lineup

1. 2B David Fletcher

2. DH Shohei Ohtani

3. CF Mike Trout

4. 3B Anthony Rendon

5. LF Justin Upton

6. 1B Albert Pujols

7. SS Jose Iglesias*

8. C Max Stassi

9. RF Dexter Fowler*

Bench

1B/OF/DH Jared Walsh

OF Juan Lagares*

C Kurt Suzuki*

Rotation

1. Dylan Bundy

2. Andrew Heaney

3. Griffin Canning

4. Jose Quintana*

5. Alex Cobb*

Setup

Mike Mayers

Closer

Raisel Iglesias*

Manager

Joe Maddon

Astros Lineup

1. 2B Jose Altuve

2. LF Michael Brantley

3. 3B Alex Bregman

4. DH Yordan Alvarez

5. SS Carlos Correa

6. 1B Yuli Gurriel

7. RF Kyle Tucker

8. CF Myles Straw

9. C Martin Maldonado

Bench

INF Aledmys Diaz

C Jason Castro*

OF Chas McCormick

Rotation

1. Zack Greinke

2. Lance McCullers Jr.

3. Cristian Javier

4. Jake Odorizzi*

5. Jose Urquidy

Setup

Joe Smith

Closer

Ryan Pressly

Manager

Dusty Baker

Mariners Lineup

1. RF Mitch Haniger

2. CF Kyle Lewis

3. 1B Evan White

4. C Tom Murphy

5. 3B Kyle Seager

6. DH Ty France

7. SS J.P. Crawford

8. 2B Dylan Moore

9. LF Taylor Trammell

Bench

1B/DH Jose Marmolejos

C Luis Torrens

OF Jake Fraley

Rotation

1. Marco Gonzales

2. James Paxton*

3. Yusei Kikuchi

4. Justus Sheffield

5. Chris Flexen*

Setup

Kendall Graveman

Closer

Rafael Montero

Manager

Scott Servais

Rangers Lineup

1. 2B Nick Solak

2. SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa

3. RF Joey Gallo

4. DH Khris Davis*

5. LF David Dahl*

6. 1B Nate Lowe*

7. 3B Brock Holt*

8. C Jose Trevino

9. CF Leody Taveras

Bench

OF/DH Willie Calhoun

1B/DH Ronald Guzman

INF Charlie Culberson*

Rotation

1. Kyle Gibson

2. Kohei Arihara*

3. Mike Foltynewicz*

4. Dane Dunning*

5. Jordan Lyles

Setup

Josh Sborz*

Closer

Ian Kennedy*

Manager

Chris Woodward

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