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MLB Power Rankings: Week 1

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The MLB season is finally underway and there have been many teams looking quite strong and some power house teams lacking their “power” a week in. With that said there are red hot teams like Astros and Diamondbacks are showing that they mean business this season.

1. Houston Astros (6-1)- Just where they left off. The reigning world champions have added key pieces with Gerrit Cole and now has Justin Verlander for the whole season. 39 runs in their last 7 games for an average of 6 runs per game… the reigning champs are looking quite
good.
2. Boston Red Sox (5-1)- They haven’t lost since opening day and do not look like slowing down. The Red Sox bats still have not come completely alive yet as they only have one game where they scored over 4 runs in a game. Their pitching looks top class as they have only one
game this season where allowed more than 3 runs.
3. Washington Nationals (4-2)- All around complete. Bryce Harper is red hot (already) and Adam Eaten has come back hungry. Even with Daniel Murphy still hurt the whole team has stepped up. Even though they have lost their last 2 games to the Braves in quite ugly style, the
Nats look like a force to be reckoned with.
4. New York Yankees (4-2)- Yankees already have 11 HRs this year which is tied for 4th most so far. They have looked like a solid team going 4-2 in their first 6 games.
5. Chicago Cubs (2-3)- The Cubs were off to a very fast start to their season as Ian Happ went yard on the first pitch of the season. Even with the rough start that the Cubbies have had so far, their roster is just so stacked they are bound to turn it around in a few games.
6. Los Angeles Dodgers (2-5)- Kershaw hasn’t looked like himself yet this year and neither has the rest of the Dodgers team. Justin Turner is still injured and the pieces are not clicking for the Dodgers yet. Give it time, their team when everyone is healthy is extremely
impressive.
7. Arizona Diamondbacks (5-1)- They look like one of the most dominant teams in baseball so far (yeah, yeah I know it is early), but they have 3 games of scoring over 8 runs already. Not to mention their pitching has been top class so far.
8. St. Louis Cardinals (3-3)- 2 loses in New York that were unexpected gives the Cardinals a bad vibe, but do not count them off. Both loses were to Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom which is understandable.
9. Milwaukee Brewers (4-2)- We all knew the Brewers were making big changes this off season and added key pieces like Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich. They have looked quite solid all around even with 2 loses already.
10. Cleveland Indians (2-4)- Not the start the Indians were hoping for. Hey, On the bright side Corey Kluber has looked good and their fans saw an inside the park home run (got to look on the bright side)!
11. Colorado Rockies (3-3)- They started the season surrendering 2 loses to the D-backs but have looked quite good since then going 3-1 with strong batting.
12. Los Angeles Angels (5-2)- Shohei Ohtani has been the headline of this ball club so far after pitching a lights out performance and already has 2 HRs. Do not sleep on the Angles, they are sneaky good all around.
13. New York Mets (4-1)- Their pitching has looked right on track and Yoenis Cespedes have silenced all his doubters with his red hot start so far this season.
14. Minnesota Twins (3-2)- Besides Lance Lynn, the pitching for Minnesota has looked really good. If they can keep it up is another question. Their bats have also looked solid with only one game so far under 4 runs this season.
15. Toronto Blue Jays (4-3)- Already 8 errors on the season, the Jays are beating themselves. Justin Smoak is red hot (again) and is single handedly carrying them all season.
16. Seattle Mariners (3-2)- The Mariners have look like themselves, but it does hurt when your big star, Nelson Cruz, gets put on the 10-day DL for celebrating a home run.
17. Pittsburgh Pirates (4-1)- Everyone predicted the Pirates to be horrible this year, but they have shown well in their first 5. Even though they were playing the horrendous Tigers, 4-1 is 4-1.
18. Atlanta Braves (4-2)- Two wins over the Nationals for a combined score of 20-7. That’s something to be proud of Atlanta! At the end of the day, the division is the Nats.
19. San Francisco Giants (3-3)- They had so much hype coming into the season with so many big adds like Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria. Hype only works out though when the roster stays healthy and they have lots of injuries.
20. Chicago White Sox (3-2)- Who knows if the power on this team is just a fluke, but the White Sox lead the league in HRs with 14 already. If they can keep this up you may see a dark horse for the wild card quickly rising.
21. Oakland Athletics (3-4)- The A’s have been held to 3 runs or less 4 times (held to 1 run twice as well) already this season. The pitching is not anything outstanding, but it will do if the A’s can generate some more runs they will be able to jump up in the rankings.
22. Texas Rangers (2-5)- You know it’s not good when your best pitcher in a 4 game series is 44 years old, and his name Bartolo Colon. The Rangers have been held under 2 runs 4 times this season. It’s hard to win when that happens…
23. Miami Marlins (2-4)- You know what hurts? Giving up a homerun on the first pitch of the season. Especially when you trade away all the good pieces who were a part of your roster. If the Marlins want any hope of moving up in the rankings, they need to fix the pitching. In
half their games so far they have gave up 7 or more runs. Hope Derek Jeter has a plan!
24. Philadelphia Phillies (1-4)- The Phillies just have to fix their batting. Oh, and their pitching. Fielding would be good too. The Phillies have been held to 2 runs or less in the 3 games already. They have allowed a 15 run game and a 8 run game. But to top it off, they are
tied for 2nd most errors in the league! “Wait til we get Jake Arrieta,” -every Philly fan thinking this is the year they turn it around
25. Cincinnati Reds (1-3)- After losing 2 of 3 to the Nats, they messed around and blanked the Cubbies. Scooter Gennett has looked very good for the Reds. If the Reds could play him at every position maybe they could fix an offense that has only scored 1 run or less in 2 of
their 4 games so far this season.
26. Tampa Bay Rays (1-5)- The name of the game is to outscore your opponent. That’s hard to do when you have been held to 2 runs or less in 4 of your 6 games… On the bright side, they held the Red Sox stacked line-up to 4 runs or less in all 4 of the game against them. That is
impressive.
27. Baltimore Orioles (1-5)- The Orioles have played 6 games. On one had you could say that at least they are hitting a little bit. On the other hand you could bring up their pitching. The Orioles pitching starting pitching is so bad that they have allowed 6 or more runs in 4
of their games. May need to address that.
28. Detroit Tigers (1-4)- Miguel Cabrera has been red hot for the Tigers. Ignoring the fact that the Tigers have been shut out twice this season. The Tigers bats have looked alive so far. If the pitching steps it up, the Tigers could actually move up in the rankings. Just
stopped getting shut out Detroit.
29. Kansas City Royals (1-3)- The Royals opened their season against arguably 2 of the worst teams in baseball, the White Sox and Tigers. To only have 1 win in 4 games against these ball clubs. That is embarrassing.
30. San Diego Padres (1-5)- Padres pitching is just not good, no other way to say it. In only one of their games they were successfully able to hold a team to under 3 runs. As bad as the Padres may seem at the moment, they may have the most upside of any 1 win team in baseball.
The combination Freddy Galvis, Wil Myers, and Eric Hosmer has to mean something. Now all they have to do is actually put in the effort and ignore the fact no expects them to perform well.

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