Tag Archives: AL West

Oakland Athletics 2020 Season Preview

Alex Kielar  | March 18th, 2020

The A’s had a great season in 2019, going 97-65, but because of the Astros winning over 100 games they had to play the Rays in the Wild Card game. They wound up losing that game 5-1 to the Rays and look to avoid that game this year by winning the AL West. Continue reading

Team Grades: American League West

Mike El-Far | July 11th, 2019

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Houston Astros 57-33

Positives

Once again, the Houston Astros are among the best teams in baseball. New signing Michael Brantley has been one of the highlights of this team, leading all qualified Astros with a .324 batting average. Not to mention Yordan Alvarez, who made his major league debut on June 9th. In 19 games, Alvarez has hit seven home runs and has an OPS of 1.141.  Their pitching has been dominant as well, as both their team ERA (3.86) and WHIP (1.14) rank fourth and second, respectively.

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