What Have We Learned About the AL Divisions So Far


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Ryan Santoriello, Staff Writer

AL East

The AL East is normally one of the best divisions in baseball, with multiple teams making the postseason. This year the AL East has been excellent with the first-place Rays dominating at 31-11. They have been playing fantastic baseball, and look to continue that. In Second place are the Orioles at 26-14. Their addition of the young catcher Adley Rutchman has pushed them over the hump that they haven’t been able to overcome in the past few years. Even the third, fourth, and fifth-place teams have over twenty wins and are fighting for a Wild Card spot. This Division is one to look out for later in the season. 

AL Central

The AL Central has easily been the worst division in baseball so far. The Twins at 23-18 are in first place in the AL Central but would be in fourth place in the AL East. This division is filled with teams that can’t get above more than 15 games over five hundred. The Second Place team has 19 wins. None of the teams in this division are good enough to make a run in the postseason. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Guardians make a run for first place, as they have a young talented lineup. I look forward to seeing if this division can pick up the pace. 

AL West

The AL West last year was dominant as it had the World Series Champs Astros. They also had the surprise team the Mariners. This year the division looks a little bit different as the Rangers are playing amazing baseball leading them to a 25-15 record. The Astros and Mariners are at 21 wins and look to make a run for first place. The surprise team this year is the Angels with Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. They were bound to have a great year as they have two of the best players in the game. This division is gonna be a race to the finish with four great teams.