How Do the Oakland A’s Stack Up Against The AL West

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 24: Matt Chapman #26 of the Oakland Athletics tags Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels during the game at RingCentral Coliseum on July 24, 2020 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Angels 7-3. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 24: Matt Chapman #26 of the Oakland Athletics tags Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels during the game at RingCentral Coliseum on July 24, 2020 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Angels 7-3. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
(Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
  1. LAA: Anthony Rendon
  2. OAK: Matt Chapman
  3. HOU: Alex Bregman
  4. SEA: Kyle Seager
  5. TEX: Rougned Odor

I doubt there is a density of talent like this at any position in any division. Rendon, Bregman, and Chapman are all top five third basemen and MVP candidates in my eyes.

It was fun hearing each of the judges grapple with ranking these three ultra-talented players, and most judges ended up going with Rendon in the top spot. The hold out was my dad; a noted Oakland A’s optimist. His vote went to the two-time Gold Glove winner Matt Chapman.

Towards the bottom of this group, Kyle Seager proved last season that he still has some gas left in his tank. There could also be a bright spot for the Rangers. Perhaps their star Joey Gallo could see some time at the hot corner if their outfield gets too crowded.

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