Houston Astros: Take Your Pick
When looking at the Astros, there are a lot of weaknesses in both the hitting and pitching departments.
The Astros are leading the league in strikeouts with 267, while the rotation has a combined ERA of 6.08.
Any way you look at it, it's going to be a long season for the Astros.
Los Angeles Angels: Starting Rotation
The starting rotation has been a struggle for the Angels all year, even when Jered Weaver wasn't on the disabled list.
The Angels rank 28th in ERA with a 5.32 mark and opponents' batting average (.293).
While they made a splash in the offensive department with the Josh Hamilton signing, the Angels lost three rotation members from last year, which has clearly shown it's hurting the team.
Oakland Athletics: Starting Rotation
What was a big strength in last year's playoff run has turned into a weakness for the A's. The starting rotation has three players with ERAs north of 4.60.
Two of those—Jarrod Parker and Brett Anderson—are both 1-4 on the year and are struggling with their pitches.
The A's need for one or both of them to get things going to improve the team's chances of overtaking Texas.
Seattle Mariners: Catcher
It would be easy to put Brendan Ryan here, but he's never been much of an offensive force.
Jesus Montero, on the other hand, has failed to show his power and consistency at the plate this year. He's currently batting .205 with two home runs and seven RBI.
The Mariners got him from New York thinking he would be an offensive sparkplug. However, he's been anything but that this year.
Texas Rangers: Left Side of the Infield
This is another case where you could easily put another player in here, but Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus are supposed to be two of the better hitters on the team.
However, they've been anything but that this year. Beltre is batting .222, although he does have five home runs and 11 RBI. Andrus is batting .250 with nine RBI and five stolen bases.
The only qualm with Andrus is his batting average since he's at the top of the order. However, Beltre has to have better production for the Rangers to be successful.