Where Do the Houston Astros Fit in Our MLB Power Rankings?

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Mar 23, 2015; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Cleveland Indians first baseman Brandon Moss (44) reacts after hitting in the fifth against the Oakland Athletics during a spring training game at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Previous: --th. Chicago White Sox. 10. team. 128. I like pitching, and the White Sox have a very formable 1-2 punch in Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija. Throw in Jose Quintana for good measure, and three-fifths of the rotation is solid. The Sox also added David Robertson at the back-end of the bullpen, which gives them a leg up on Detroit–having a living, breathing closer is a leg up–and should help the Sox to finish in second in the Central.. (0-0)

The Blue Jays offseason started off with a bang, bringing in the best catcher on the market in Russell Martin, and the best third baseman–who wasn’t even on the market–in Josh Donaldson. Since then, the Jays have lost Marcus Stroman for the season, and two arms that could have built up some pitching depth in Sean Nolin and Kendall Graveman, are now in Oakland. This team can mash, however. In a time when runs are at a premium, the Blue Jays should be among the league’s best in runs scored. They may not win many 2-1 matchups, but if they can stay healthy the Jays should have a successful season.. (0-0). Previous: --th. Toronto Blue Jays. 9. team. 39

Previous: --th. St. Louis Cardinals. 8. team. 33. The Cardinals are always contenders, and since it has been a few years since their last title, they’ll probably take the crown this season. Their rotation looks solid, starting at the top with Adam Wainwright, who when healthy is one of the best in the game. Adding Jason Heyward was an interesting move He has the talent, and could be ready to give an encore to his 2012 season (27 home runs, 82 rbi, 21 steals) with the Red Birds.. (0-0)

team. 102. The Angels ran away with the division last season, finishing 11 games ahead of Oakland when all was said and done. Their 98 wins failed to net them a single postseason victory, however. The rotation has some questions, with Jered Weaver not what he once was, Garrett Richards missing the end of last year, C.J. Wilson being an all-or-nothing pitcher these days, and whether or not Matt Shoemaker can replicate his 2014 success. Josh Hamilton received word that MLB cannot suspend him for his off-the-field issues this offseason, which seemed to irk Angels management. Trouble may be brewing in Southern California, but any team with Mike Trout should have plenty to smile about.. (0-0). Previous: --th. Anaheim Angels. 6

Bold Prediction: The Angels take a step back this season, finishing third, if not fourth.

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