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2016 American League

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The 2016 season of the American League was the one hundred sixteenth season of the league.

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Season summary[edit]

Standings[edit]

An asterisk (*) indicates the team was one of its league's wild cards, Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
Central Division
1 Cleveland Indians 161 94 67 0 .584 -.- 777 (4.83) 676 (4.20) 0.262 0.329 0.430 3.84 0.985
2 Detroit Tigers 161 86 75 0 .534 8.0 750 (4.66) 721 (4.48) 0.267 0.331 0.438 4.24 0.987
3 Kansas City Royals 162 81 81 0 .500 13.5 675 (4.17) 712 (4.40) 0.261 0.312 0.400 4.21 0.984
4 Chicago White Sox 162 78 84 0 .481 16.5 686 (4.23) 715 (4.41) 0.257 0.317 0.410 4.10 0.984
5 Minnesota Twins 162 59 103 0 .364 35.5 722 (4.46) 889 (5.49) 0.251 0.316 0.421 5.08 0.979
Eastern Division
1 Boston Red Sox 162 93 69 0 .574 -.- 878 (5.42) 694 (4.28) 0.282 0.348 0.461 4.00 0.987
2 Toronto Blue Jays* 162 89 73 0 .549 4.0 759 (4.69) 666 (4.11) 0.248 0.330 0.426 3.78 0.986
2 Baltimore Orioles* 162 89 73 0 .549 4.0 744 (4.59) 715 (4.41) 0.256 0.317 0.443 4.22 0.987
4 New York Yankees 162 84 78 0 .519 9.0 680 (4.20) 702 (4.33) 0.252 0.314 0.405 4.16 0.985
5 Tampa Bay Rays 162 68 94 0 .420 25.0 672 (4.15) 713 (4.40) 0.243 0.307 0.426 4.20 0.984
Western Division
1 Texas Rangers 162 95 67 0 .586 -.- 765 (4.72) 757 (4.67) 0.262 0.322 0.433 4.37 0.984
2 Seattle Mariners 162 86 76 0 .531 9.0 768 (4.74) 707 (4.36) 0.259 0.326 0.430 4.00 0.985
3 Houston Astros 162 84 78 0 .519 11.0 724 (4.47) 701 (4.33) 0.247 0.319 0.417 4.06 0.987
4 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 162 74 88 0 .457 21.0 717 (4.43) 727 (4.49) 0.260 0.322 0.405 4.28 0.983
5 Oakland Athletics 162 69 93 0 .426 26.0 653 (4.03) 761 (4.70) 0.246 0.304 0.395 4.51 0.984

League leaders[edit]

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

Batting[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Jonathan Schoop
Alcides Escobar
George Springer
Baltimore Orioles
Kansas City Royals
Houston Astros
162
At Bats Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox 672
Runs Scored Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 123
Hits Jose Altuve Houston Astros 216
Doubles David Ortiz Boston Red Sox 48
Triples Adam Eaton Chicago White Sox 9
Home Runs Mark Trumbo Baltimore Orioles 47
Total Bases Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox 359
Runs Batted In Edwin Encarnacion
David Ortiz
Toronto Blue Jays
Boston Red Sox
127
Stolen Bases Rajai Davis Cleveland Indians 43
Caught Stealing Jose Altuve
George Springer
Houston Astros
Houston Astros
13
Walks Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 116
Intentional Base-on-Balls David Ortiz
Miguel Cabrera
Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers
15
Hit by Pitch Brandon Guyer Tampa Bay/Cleveland 31
Strikeouts Chris Davis Baltimore Orioles 219
Sacrifice Hits Alcides Escobar Kansas City Royals 10
Sacrifice Flies Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians 15
Grounded into Double Plays Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 26
Batting Average Jose Altuve Houston Astros 0.338
On-Base Percentage Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 0.441
Slugging Percentage David Ortiz Boston Red Sox 0.620
On-Base plus Slugging David Ortiz Boston Red Sox 1.021
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 174

Pitching[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Rick Porcello Boston Red Sox 22
Losses Chris Archer Tampa Bay Rays 19
Win-Loss Percentage Aaron Sanchez Toronto Blue Jays 0.882
Appearances Bryan Shaw Cleveland Indians 75
Games Started David Price Boston Red Sox 35
Complete Games Chris Sale Chicago White Sox 6
Shutouts Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians 2
Games Finished Zach Britton Baltimore Orioles 63
Saves Zach Britton Baltimore Orioles 47
Innings Pitched David Price Boston Red Sox 230.0
Batters Faced David Price Boston Red Sox 951
Hits Allowed David Price Boston Red Sox 227
Home Runs Allowed Jered Weaver Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 37
Base-on-Balls Allowed Hector Santiago Los Angeles/Minnesota 79
Intentional Base-on-Balls Pat Neshek Houston Astros 7
Hit Batsmen Chris Sale Chicago White Sox 17
Strikeouts Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 254
Wild Pitches Mike Fiers Houston Astros 17
Balks Matt Andriese Tampa Bay Rays 4
Runs Allowed Edinson Volquez Kansas City Royals 124
Earned Runs Allowed Edinson Volquez Kansas City Royals 113
Earned Run Average Aaron Sanchez Toronto Blue Jays 3.00
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers 1.001

All-Star Game[edit]

The American League won the 2016 All-Star Game, played at Petco Park in San Diego, CA on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 by a score of 4 to 2 over the National League. The league's manager was Ned Yost.

Postseason[edit]

The 2016 American League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with two wild card teams. The teams competed in a Wild Card Game, a best-of-five Division Series, and a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.

  Wild Card Game     Division Series     League Championship Series
                           
        West. Texas Rangers     
  WC1 Toronto Blue Jays   1       WC  Toronto Blue Jays    3      
  WC2 Baltimore Orioles   0            WC Toronto Blue Jays    1  
       Cent. Cleveland Indians    4  
        Cent. Cleveland Indians    3      
        East. Boston Red Sox   0    

In the World Series, the American League champion Cleveland Indians lost to the National League's Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3.

Award winners[edit]

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Mike Trout, an outfielder with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In the award's voting, he had 356 out of a possible 420 points and 19 of 30 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Rick Porcello of the Boston Red Sox. In the award's voting, he had 137 out of a possible 210 points and 8 of 30 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Michael Fulmer, a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 142 out of a possible 150 points and 26 of 30 first-place votes.

The Mariano Rivera Award, given to the best relief pitcher in the league, was given to Zach Britton of the Baltimore Orioles.

Gold Gloves[edit]

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Dallas Keuchel Houston Astros
C Salvador Perez Kansas City Royals
1B Mitch Moreland Texas Rangers
2B Ian Kinsler Detroit Tigers
3B Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers
SS Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians
LF Brett Gardner New York Yankees
CF Kevin Kiermaier Tampa Bay Rays
RF Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox

Silver Sluggers[edit]

The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best hitters as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
C Salvador Perez Kansas City Royals
1B Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers
2B Jose Altuve Houston Astros
3B Josh Donaldson Toronto Blue Jays
SS Xander Bogaerts Boston Red Sox
OF Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox
Mark Trumbo Baltimore Orioles
DH David Ortiz Boston Red Sox

Monthly Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

Umpires[edit]

See 2016 Major League Baseball

Further Reading[edit]

  • Doug Miller: "Most amazing American League games of 2016", mlb.com, December 28, 2016. [1]

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