Harper choice coming this week? First team in 15 years to win their first seven series of a season.
Despite graduating a strong rookie class headlined by Aaron Judge, Jordan Montgomery and Chad Green and trading several quality prospects to acquire Giancarlo Stanton, Sonny Gray, David Robertson and others, the Yankees still might have the deepest system in the game.
It came on the heels of their record five straight World Series wins from 1949-53. White Sox. A year ago at this time, the Astros were celebrating a division title , thanks to a 15-game lead over the Angels.
If they can get there, a healthy Max Scherzer-Stephen Strasburg-Patrick Corbin trio atop a playoff rotation is pretty intimidating. They are working really hard to force a turnaround here. Keep an eye on outfielder Jhailyn Ortiz. After rough start, Gabe Kapler and Co.
Now, what about those Red Sox? Don't overlook Miguel Andujar when it comes to the Baby Bombers. Cubs fans are probably going to be really annoyed if the team doesn't do much this offseason, but there are many areas where the 95-win team is bound to see positive regression, such as Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras and Yu Darvish -- in fact, all three should be better in a major way in 2019.
Robert, who looks like an outfield version of Moncada, and Hansen, who led the Minors with 191 strikeouts in his first full pro season, also have impact talent.
The following free agents are still available: Ncaaw Main Polls More. The Astros have the lowest ERA 3. Rays rank among the top farm systems in 2018.
In This Section. Alex Colome appears to be back to his old self.
Let's start with that AL West race, which has been a close one all season, with the Mariners surging early and the A's surging late.