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MLB Depth Charts and What It All Means: American League West

PEORIA, AZ - FEBRUARY 15:  Players from the Seattle Mariners take running drills during a MLB spring training practice at Peoria Stadium on February 15, 2011 in Peoria, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Fantasy KnuckleheadsCorrespondent IFebruary 15, 2011

Here are the Depth Charts for the American League West this season:

Los Angeles Angels

Starting Lineup

CF- Peter Bourjos

DH- Bobby Abreu: 71 HR last four seasons combined.

RF- Torii Hunter

1B- Kendry Morales: 45 HR last two seasons combined.

LF- Vernon Wells: 2010 [TOR]: 31 HR, 88 RBI, .273 BA, 161 hits.

2B- Howie Kendrick

3B- Alberto Callaspo

C- Jeff Mathis

SS- Erick Aybar


C- Bobby Wilson

1B/OF- Mark Trumbo: Potential prospect.

IF- Maicer Izturis

OF- Reggie Willits: Nine SB total since 2007 where he has 27 SB.

Some Players Outside of 25-Man

C- Hank Conger: Potential prospect.

SS- Andrew Romine

IF- Brandon Wood

OF- Chris Pettit

OF- Mike Trout: Top potential prospect.


1. Jered Weaver: Career-high 233 K last season.

2. Dan Haren- Three straight seasons of 200+ K.

3. Ervin Santana

4. Joel Pineiro

5. Scott Kazmir: 11-17 W-L career as an Angel.

Potential Bullpen

Bobby Cassevah

Rich Thompson

Hisanori Takahashi

Jordan Walde: Potential prospect.

Trevor Bell

Jason Bulger

Michael Kohn

Matt Palmer

Francisco Rodriguez

Jeremy Berg

Steven Geltz

SU- Scott Downs

SU- Kevin Jepsen

CL- Fernando Rodney: 84 career saves; 37 in ’09 and 27 combined in ’08 and ’10


Oakland Athletics

Starting Lineup

CF- Coco Crisp: Eight straight seasons of 10+ SB.

1B- Daric Barton

RF- David DeJesus

LF- Josh Willingham

DH- Hideki Matsui: Has not had 100+ RBI since 2007.

C- Kurt Suzuki

3B- Kevin Kouzmanoff

2B- Mark Ellis

SS- Cliff Pennington


C- Landon Powell

IF- Steve Tolleson

OF- Conor Jackson

OF- Ryan Sweeney

Some Players Outside of 25-Man

C- Josh Donaldson

1B/OF- Chris Carter: Top potential prospect.

IF- Andy LaRoche

IF- Adam Rosales

IF- Eric Sogard

OF- Michael Taylor: Potential prospect.


1. Trevor Cahill

2. Brett Anderson: 2010: 2.80 ERA, six HR allowed in 19 games started.

3. Gio Gonzalez

4. Dallas Braden: 25-35 W-L in four season career with OAK.

5. Brandon McCarthy

Potential Bullpen

Rich Harden: From 2003-2008 he went 41-20 W-L, since he is 14-14.

Brad Ziegler

Craig Breslow

Michael Wuertz

Joey Devine

Trystan Magnuson

Guillermo Moscoso

Tyson Ross: Potential prospect.

Jerry Blevins

Josh Outman

SU- Grant Balfour: 207 K last three seasons combined.

SU- Brian Fuentes: Has not thrown over 60 IP since 2008.

CL- Andrew Bailey

Seattle Mariners

Starting Lineup

RF- Ichiro Suzuki: 200+ hits in 10 consecutive seasons [2,244 total hits].

3B- Chone Figgins

CF- Franklin Gutierrez

DH- Jack Cust

1B- Justin Smoak

C- Miguel Olivo

LF- Michael Saunders

SS- Jack Wilson

2B- Brendan Ryan


C- Adam Moore

1B- Michael Carp

IF- Adam Kennedy

OF- Milton Bradley: Mariners are the eighth team he's played for in his career.

Some Players Outside of 25-Man

C- Josh Bard

2B- Dustin Ackley: Top potential prospect.

IF- Matt Mangini

IF- Josh Wilson

IF- Matt Tuiasosopo

OF- Jody Gerut

OF- Gabe Gross

OF- Greg Halman

OF- Ryan Langerhans


1. Felix Hernandez: ERA under three past two seasons, 71-52 W-L in his career.

2. Jason Vargas

3. Doug Fister

4. Luke French

5. Erik Bedard: Has not started more than 15 games since 2007.

Potential Bullpen

David Pauley

Manny Delcarmen

Jamey Wright

Garrett Olson

David Aardsma: Should be ready by second week of season.

Jose Flores

Shawn Kelley

Josh Lueke

Michael Pineda: Top potential prospect.

Chaz Roe

Nate Robertson

SU- Dan Cortes: Top potential prospect.

SU- Chris Ray

CL- Brandon League: 70 games pitched last season is most in his career.

Texas Rangers

Starting Lineup

SS- Elvis Andrus

DH- Michael Young: 11 seasons w/ TEX; 811 RBI, 55 HR last three seasons combined.

LF- Josh Hamilton: 93 career HR, 331 RBI, 553 hits and .311 BA.

3B- Adrian Beltre

RF- Nelson Cruz

2B- Ian Kinsler

1B- Mitch Moreland

C- Yorvit Torrealba

CF- Julio Borbon


C- Matt Treanor

C/1B- Mike Napoli: 66 HR last three seasons combined for LAA.

UTIL- Andres Blanco

OF- David Murphy

Some Players Outside of 25-Man

C- Taylor Teagarden

1B/3B- Chris Davis

OF- Craig Gentry

OF- Endy Chavez

IF- Matt Kata


1. C.J. Wilson

2. Colby Lewis

3. Brandon Webb: Has not pitched since ’08; 198 games started in his career.

4. Tommy Hunter

5. Derek Holland

Potential Bullpen

Matt Harrison

Mark Lowe

Darren Oliver

Alexi Ogando

Omar Beltre

Dave Bush

Scott Feldman

Eric Hurley

Pedro Strop

Mason Tobin

Zachary Phillips

Michael Kirkman: Potential prospect.

SU- Darren O’Day

SU- Arthur Rhodes

CL- Neftali Feliz: 2010: 40 saves, 2.73 ERA, 69 IP, 43 hits

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