American League Power Rankings: Preseason Edition

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135. The Astros finished in second place in the American League West last season behind the in-state rival Texas Rangers, but secured a Wild Card spot giving them their first postseason appearance since they went to the World Series in 2005. They were defeated in the ALDS by the eventual World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. <strong>2016 Outlook:</strong> The Astros are coming off of their first playoff appearance in a decade, and packed with young talent. They have an excellent offense, that has the capability to hit the ball out of the park on any given day, to go along with an impressive pitching staff featuring the defending American League Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel. I see a fun race to the finish between the Astros and the Rangers in the American League West again in 2016, with the Astros edging out the Rangers this time around.. (0-0). Previous: N/Ath. Houston Astros. 2. team