The first month of the 2021 Major League Baseball season is nearly complete, and we learned the teams out west are dominating the 2021 MLB Power Rankings.
Through three weeks, the Dodges, Giants, and Padres rank 1-2-3 in wins in the National League.
In the American League, the A’s are pacing the field after a 13-game winning streak.
And although the Angels have cooled off of late, they’re still playing .500 baseball.
Here is our Top 10 Best List MLB 2021 Power Rankings Through April 25th.
10. New York Mets (9-8)
The New York Mets bounced back from a three-game sweep to the Cubs by taking two of three from the Nationals. Still, they’ve underperformed so far in 2021 but an uneven schedule that seen multiple game postponements dues to weather, and COVUD related issues is most likely to blame. With their pitching going to a 4-man (2.70 ERA, fifth in MLB) this week, if their bats can get hot, they could string a bunch of wins in a hurry.
9. Seattle Mariners (13-9)
Except for possibly the Kansas City Royals, there may not be a more pleasant surprise early this season than the Seattle Mariners, who sit second in the AL West behind red-hot Oakland. Surprises include Chris Flexen (2.74 ERA through four starts) and Ty France (hitting .316).
8. Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox have won six of seven and is getting it done in all areas. Their rotation is sixth in ERA (3.09) and they’re scoring a ton (108 runs, fifth in MLB). Yermin Mercedes is hitting .414 and Carlos Ródon is dealing (0.47 ERA, three starts).
7. Kansas City Royals (13-7)
As we’ve mentioned above, the Kansas City Royals, have come out of nowhere to be the early surprise of the 2021 MLB season. The Royals have won four in a row and starter Danny Duffy (0.39 ERA, 23 innings) is pitching as well as anybody. Whether the Royals keep it up, is anyone’s guess but let’s enjoy it as long as they can.
6. San Francisco Giants (14-8)
San Francisco’s scoring enough to win behind a pitching staff that has been fantastic (2.94 ERA, second in MLB). They’re on the Dodgers’ heels for first in the NL West entering a three-game set with the last-place Rockies. This weekend’s series with the Padres pits two of MLB’s best rotations against one another.
5. Boston Red Sox (14-9)
The Boston Red Sox came back to earth after their hot streak, going 4-3 against good competition in the White Sox, Blue Jays, and Mariners, making them 14-6 since starting 0-3. The Red Sox are second in the AL in run differential, with J.D. Martinez (.370), Xander Bogaerts (.366) and Alex Verdugo (.325) off to great starts.
4. San Diego Padres (13-11)
Their two series with the Dodgers have been must-see TV, and the Padres held their own (4-3). They’re coming off a 3-4 week but faced strong pitching in Los Angeles and Milwaukee. We’ve seen their potential, and as their schedule eases up, they should start stacking up wins.
3. Milwaukee Brewers (13-8)
The Brewers have had some of the best pitching in the game to start the season. Milwaukee’s starters are first in ERA (2.22) and they gave up just six runs as a staff across five of their six games last week.
2. Oakland Athletics (14-8)
The Oakland A’s have more than comeback from their dreadful 1-7 start. They were approaching 2002 Moneyball A’s territory — they won 20 straight games that season in a 103-win campaign — before Baltimore snapped their 13-game winning streak Sunday. Matt Olson, after hitting .195 in 2020, is off to a great start, with a .319 average this month.
1. Los Angeles Dodgers (15-7)
Next 2021 MLB Power Rankings Update: Sunday, May 2nd
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