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MLB Power Rankings For Week Ending April 17

MLB Power Rankings For Week 2 April 17

Major League Baseball is headed into their third full week of the season, and our MLB Power Rankings shows things are pretty much upside down.

The Mariners and Royals are tops in their divisions, while the Yankees are the cellar-dwellers in the East, after having gotten off to their worst start in nearly a quarter-century.

Top 10 MLB Power Rankings For MLB

1 – Los Angeles Dodgers (13-4)

  • Previous Rank: 1

Another week, two more series wins for the best team in baseball. Get used to seeing the Dodgers in the No. 1 spot in these rankings, as there’s a good chance they’ll go wire-to-wire.

2- San Diego Padres (10-8)

Previous Rank: 2

A four-game split with the Pirates prior to a weekend series loss to the division-rival Dodgers was enough to knock the Padres out of the No. 2 spot, but this is still one of baseball’s elite teams.

3 – Boston Red Sox (11-6)

Previous Rank: 10

The Red Sox’s week ended with a thud when they lost both ends of a double-header against the White Sox on Sunday, but that was preceded by a 10-1 stretch that made them look like a bona fide contender in the AL East.

4 – Cincinnati Reds (9-6)

Previous Rank: 3

The Reds continue to impress despite early struggles by Opening Day starter Luis Castillo and presumptive closer Amir Garrett.

5- Kansas City Royals (9-6)

Previous Rank: 15

The Royals had some upside entering the year after a busy offseason that included under-the-radar additions Carlos Santana, Mike Minor, Michael A. Taylor and Andrew Benintendi, and they are exceeding expectations in the early going.

6. Seattle Mariners (11-6)

Previous Rank: 16

With Mitch Haniger and Ty France leading the way at the plate and a largely unknown bullpen sitting fifth in the majors with a 2.93 ERA, the Mariners are off to a sneaky good start.

7. San Francisco Giants (10-6)

Previous Rank: 8

Despite a weekend series loss to the streaking Marlins, the Giants maintained their spot inside the top 10 thanks to a series win over a good Reds team and a 3-3 week.

8. Chicago White Sox (8-9)

Previous Rank: 13

Despite their losing record, the White Sox rank fourth in the majors and second in the AL with a plus-18 run differential.

9. Los Angeles Angels (8-6)

Previous Rank: 9

The trio of Mike Trout (258 OPS+, 4 HR, 10 RBI), Jared Walsh (215 OPS+, 4 HR, 13 RBI) and Shohei Ohtani (197 OPS+, 4 HR, 12 RBI) is a big reason why the Angels are off to a solid start, and the lineup will be even better once Anthony Rendon returns.

10. New York Mets (7-4)

Previous Rank: 19

Detractors were quick to call the Mets overhyped when they started 2-3 following a postponed series against the Nationals. With a 5-1 showing last week that included a sweep of the Phillies, a hush has fallen over those haters.

Complete MLB Power Rankings 

Complete Rankings

1. Los Angeles Dodgers
2. San Diego Padres
3. Boston Red Sox
4. Cincinnati Reds
5. Kansas City Royals
6. Seattle Mariners
7. San Francisco Giants
8. Chicago White Sox
9. Los Angeles Angels
10. New York Mets
11. Oakland Athletics
12. Milwaukee Brewers
13. Philadelphia Phillies
14. Cleveland
15. Houston Astros
16. Minnesota Twins
17. Atlanta Braves
18. Tampa Bay Rays
19. Miami Marlins
20. Toronto Blue Jays
21. Washington Nationals
22. St. Louis Cardinals
23. Baltimore Orioles
24. Texas Rangers
25. Pittsburgh Pirates
26. New York Yankees
27. Chicago Cubs
28. Arizona Diamondbacks
29. Detroit Tigers
30. Colorado Rockies

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