1. N.Y. Yankees (100-62 last season): Serious boost to pitching staff, menacing hitting boost them past Boston.
2. Boston Red Sox (108-54): The defending champions will have to outscore their bullpen until they find help.
3. Houston Astros (103-59): Alex Bregman. Alex Bregman. Alex Bregman. Alex Bregman. Alex Bregman.
4. Oakland Athletics (97-65): The lineup returns four standouts who all had at least a .788 OPS last season.
5. Cleveland Indians (91-71): Great rotation but might have one of the least productive outfields in the game.
6. Tampa Bay Rays (90-72): The whole ends up greater than the sum of its parts here. Plus they have Blake Snell.
7. Twins (78-84): They have added solid pieces while waiting for Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano to show up.
8. Los Angeles Angels (80-82): Mike Trout is brilliant. Rotation is suspect.
9. Toronto Blue Jays (73-89): Get Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette up as soon as possible and start the rebuild.
10. Chicago White Sox (62-100): This might be the lowest they’ll be ranked for a while. The kids are coming.
11. Detroit Tigers (64-98): Star pitcher Michael Fulmer’s season-ending surgery is a big blow to Gardy’s gang.
12. Texas Rangers (67-95): Rotation is full of bounce-back candidates. Overall, Texas will be either OK or horrible.
13. Seattle Mariners (89-73): After moving four key players during the offseason, M’s ready for a big step backward.
14. Kansas City Royals (58-104): Will go as far as speed, defense can take them, which doesn’t look to be far.
15. Baltimore Orioles (47-115): Pack a lunch, new GM Mike Elias. You have one massive rebuilding project on your hands.