Top Five American League Teams That The DH Benefits

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Top Five American League Teams That The DH Benefits

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Top Five American League Teams That The DH Benefits

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For part two of my mini series, I have also listed my top five American League teams who have benefited from having the DH this season. Even though the AL has had this role for decades on, it is has still had a major impact on on team’s performances and here’s my teams this year who have benefited from it a quarter of the way through the MLB Season:

  1. Minnesota Twins:

The Twins are off to a great start this season! Definitely bringing former Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has been a huge boost and also trading for Gary Sanchez and Gio Urshela from the Yankees. These players have been great for Minnesota, who sit atop of the AL Central and who are all capable of playing in their respective divisions along with DH’ing! 

  1. Toronto Blue Jays:

The Blue Jays have an embarrassing amount of riches on offense. It gives many players a bunch of opportunities to contribute. Players like Vladimir Guerro Jr. Bo Bichette, George Springer and more can play practically everyday! 

  1. Cleveland Guardians:

Despite where the Guardians currently sit in the AL Central Standings, you can definitely say that the DH role has had some benefits for them. Jose Ramirez has been amazing for Cleveland and he’s able to play not just at third base, but also as the DH.    

  1. New York Yankees:

The Yankees have the best record in baseball right now and you can thank the DH role for that. They have a ton of players that they can put in this role like Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Josh Donaldson and more. It gives many players a whole lot of playing time and opportunities to contribute for a team that is ready to compete for a World Series title that they have not tasted since 2009.

  1. Los Angeles Angels:

Okay, this one was a no brainer. The Angels are off to a great start this season, thanks to the DH and their two-way player Shohei Ohtani. Him being able to still hit when he’s not pitching has been great for the Angels as they sit just behind the Astros in the AL West division. Of course Mike Trout has been no exception with the way he’s been playing as well! 

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