American League Power Rankings: Preseason Edition

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With pitchers, and catchers reporting to spring training by tomorrow morning, the new 2016 season is unofficially under way. Baseball is back, another season of bat cracking, glove snapping, dingers, whiffs, and bat flips is finally here! With that being said lets take a look at our first American League Power Rankings of the 2016 season.

The defending World Series Champion Kansas City Royals take our top spot heading into 2016, because you’re the champions until you aren’t right?                                                           <strong>2016 Outlook:</strong> The Royals lost starting pitcher Johnny Cueto to the San Francisco Giants via free-agency this winter, and also saw super utility man Ben Zobrist leave, and rejoin former manager Joe Maddon with the Chicago Cubs. To offset the loss of Cueto the Royals acquired starting pitcher Ian Kennedy via free-agency, and kept the core roster intact. The Royals come into 2016 with a nearly identical roster as the one that they ended 2015 with, in which they won the World Series. Expect the Royals to contend again in 2016.. (0-0). Previous: N/Ath. Kansas City royals. 1. team. 7