The American League West is shaping up rather nicely; with our Houston Astros sitting pretty atop of it. Not only are the Astros leading the way, currently, they are also the only team with a winning record, as we speak. Without further ado, here's how the West looks, right now.
- Houston Astros, 11-7
- Los Angeles Angels 9-10
- Oakland Athletics 8-12
- Seattle Mariners 7-11
- Texas Rangers 7-11
The Rangers posted a collective wRC+ of 86 this week and slugged a mere .335 -- their positional players were only worth a WAR 0.5. Their pitching wasn't much better; posting an ERA of 5.18 and walking over four men per nine. Both their hitting and pitching was bad and that will need to change.
Their hitting was average and their pitching was average. Both will need to improve.