2008 Major League Baseball Preview: American League

February 19, 2008

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Ryan Neiman

2008 Major League Baseball Preview: American League

As spring training finally arriving, it marks the beginning of new bright season of baseball.  Fantasy baseball owners are scrambling on what player they should own and fans are wondering if their players will deliever for them.  Below I have picked the top players at each position for the American League, who will lead at what category, who will win the awards, and who are the flops.  Enjoy!

  • 1B Justin Morneau
  • 2B Robinson Cano
  • 3B Alex Rodriguez or Miguel Cabera
  • SS Carlos Guillen
  • C Joe Mauer
  • OF Tori Hunter
  • OF Grady Sizemore
  • OF Magglio Ordonez
  • UTIL David Ortiz
  • SP Josh Beckett
  • SP John Lackey
  • SP Justin Verlander
  • CLOSER Jonathon Papelbon

AL BATTING CHAMP

Ichiro Suzuki

HOME RUN LEADER

AROD

RBI LEADER

Miguel Cabera

MVP

Grady Sizemore or Travis Hafner

CY YOUNG WINNER

Josh Beckett

FLOPS

  • Chone Figgins
  • Jack Cust
  • Carlos Pena

COMEBACK SPECIAL

After a horrible ending to last season, Francisco Liriano will compete for the Cy Young Award.

 

 

 

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