American League West


* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Houston Astros

Even with the loss of Justin Verlander to free agency, their depth is so good that it won’t affect them much at all. Adding Jose Abreu was a shrewd move on their part.

2. Seattle Mariners

They finally got back into the Postseason, but fell flat. Bringing in Teoscar Hernandez and Kolten Wong brings added experience for October.

3. Los Angeles Angels

All eyes will be on this franchise and whether they extend, trade or eventually let superstar Shohei Ohtani test free agency after the season.

4. Texas Rangers

It was another spending spree of an offseason for this franchise; mostly focused on their pitching staff. The real focus is on who they hired to be their manager as Bruce Bochy makes his return.

5. Oakland Athletics

The clock is ticking on whether they stay in the Bay Area or make an eventual move to Las Vegas.

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

Best Acquisition: P Jacob deGrom – Texas Rangers

New Kid on the Block: C Logan O’Hoppe – Los Angeles Angels

Astros Lineup

1. SS Jeremy Pena

2. RF Kyle Tucker

3. 2B Jose Altuve

4. LF Yordan Alvarez

5. 3B Alex Bregman

6. 1B Jose Abreu*

7. DH Michael Brantley

8. CF Chas McCormick

9. C Martin Maldonado


INF/OF Mauricio Dubon

OF Jake Meyers

C Yanier Diaz


1. Framber Valdez

2. Cristian Javier

3. Lance McCullers Jr.+

4. Luis Garcia

5. Jose Urquidy


Bryan Abreu


Ryan Pressly


Dusty Baker

Mariners Lineup

1. CF Julio Rodriguez

2. 2B Kolten Wong*

3. 1B Ty France

4. RF Teoscar Hernandez*

5. 3B Eugenio Suarez

6. DH AJ Pollock*

7. SS J.P. Crawford

8. C Cal Raleigh

9. LF Jarred Kelenic


INF/OF Dylan Moore

OF Sam Haggerty

INF Tommy La Stella*


1. Luis Castillo

2. Robbie Ray

3. Logan Gilbert

4. George Kirby

5. Marco Gonzales


Andres Munoz


Paul Sewald


Scott Servais

Angels Lineup

1. LF Taylor Ward

2. CF Mike Trout

3. DH Shohei Ohtani

4. 3B Anthony Rendon

5. RF Hunter Renfroe*

6. 1B Jared Walsh+

7. SS Luis Rengifo

8. C Logan O’Hoppe

9. 2B David Fletcher


INF Brandon Drury*

INF Gio Urshela*

OF Brett Phillips*


1. Shohei Ohtani

2. Tyler Anderson*

3. Patrick Sandoval

4. Jose Suarez

5. Reid Detmers


Ryan Tepera


Carlos Estevez*


Phil Nevin

Rangers Lineup

1. LF Robbie Grossman*

2. SS Corey Seager

3. 2B Marcus Semien

4. 1B Nathaniel Lowe

5. RF Adolis Garcia

6. 3B Josh Jung

7. DH Brad Miller

8. C Jonah Heim

9. CF Leody Taveras


C/DH Mitch Garver

INF/OF Ezequiel Duran

INF/OF Josh H. Smith


1. Jacob deGrom*

2. Martin Perez

3. Jon Gray

4. Andrew Heaney*

5. Nathan Eovaldi*


Jonathan Hernandez


Jose Leclerc


Bruce Bochy*

Athletics Lineup

1. CF Esteury Ruiz*

2. 3B Jace Peterson*

3. SS Aledmys Diaz*

4. DH Jesus Aguilar*

5. 1B Seth Brown

6. RF Ramon Laureano

7. LF Conner Capel

8. C Shea Langeliers

9. 2B Tony Kemp


C Manny Pina*

INF Nick Allen

OF/DH Brent Rooker*


1. Paul Blackburn+

2. James Kaprielian

3. Shintaro Fujinami*

4. Ken Waldichuk

5. Kyle Muller*


Jeurys Familia*


Dany Jimenez


Mark Kotsay

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