MLB Power Rankings (Week 2)

Vitamin Cee’s back with his weekly Major League Baseball Power Rankings. One week in the books and there’s already some drastic movement on the table. The LA Dodgers catapulted to the top spot while the Cincinnati Reds slid straight to the bottom. The World Series champion Boston Red Sox have yet to overcome their October Classic hangover.

(Note on abbreviations: SP=Starting Pitching; P=Pitching; BP=Bullpen; RISP=Runners in scoring position; IL=Injured list)

This Week Last Week Change Team Win-Loss Opposition Comment Injury
1 4 +3 Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 (1-2 BAL)(1-2 DET) SP ok. BP iffy. Major injuries. Offense bad RISP. 11 players on IL
2 7 +5 Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 (3-1 STL)(3-0 CIN) P been steady. BP ok. Offense steady led by MVP Yelich. 4 Pitchers on IL
3 10 +7 Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 (3-0 ATL)(1-1 WAS) P been ok/Robertson struggling. Bryce factor working so far P T. Hunter
4 13 +9 New York Mets 5-1 (2-1 WAS)(3-0 MIA) DeGrom still Cy Young. Rest staff iffy. Alonso hot rookie start. 2 players on IL
5 3 -2 New York Yankees 2-4 (1-2 BAL)(1-2 DET) SP ok. BP iffy. Major injuries. Offense bad RISP 11 players on IL
6 2 -4 Houston Astros 2-5 (1-3 TB)(1-2 TEX) P has been steady. Springer good start. Rest offense slow 2 players on IL
7 1 -6 Boston Red Sox 2-6 (1-3 SEA)(1-3 OAK) P has been bad. JD Martinez good start. Rest offense slow. 3B M. Hernandez
8 5 -3 Cleveland Indians 2-3 (1-2 MIN)(1-1 CWS) SP ok. Offense sputtering without Lindor. Santana glad to be home. 2 players on IL
9 6 -3 Atlanta Braves 3-3 (0-3 PHI)(3-0 CHC) P Tale of 2 cities. Offense ok 2 players on IL
10 8 -2 Washington Nationals 2-3 (1-2 NYM)(1-1 PHI) P been sporadic. Offense led by young stars 2 players on IL
11 16 +5 Seattle Mariners 7-1 (2-0 OAK)(3-1 BOS)(2-0 LAA) Offense has been raking. P has been steady. P H. Strickland
12 15 +3 Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 (3-1 HOU)(2-1 COL) Strong P. Scrappy offense 3 players on IL
13 9 -4 Chicago Cubs 1-5 (1-2 TEX)(0-3 ATL) Lester steady. P been bad. Offense good 3 P on IL
14 11 -3 St. Louis Cardinals 3-3 (1-3 MIL)(2-0 PIT) Young P staff rough start. Offense sputtering P B. Cecil
15 12 -3 Oakland Athletics 6-4 (0-2 SEA)(3-1 LAA)(3-1 BOS) P stead. Offense steady 3 players on IL
16 14 -2 Colorado Rockies 3-4 (2-2 MIA)(1-2 TB) P steady. Offense slow start. 4 players on IL
17 19 +2 Minnesota Twins 4-1 (2-1 CLE)(2-0 KC) Steady P & Timely offense 4 players on IL
18 20 +2 San Diego Padres 4-3 (3-1 SF)(1-2 ARI) Young team on the rise P J. Nix
19 21 +2 Detroit Tigers 4-3 (2-2 TOR)(1-2 NYY) Good P. Lethargic Offense 2 players on IL
20 23 +3 Arizona Diamondbacks 3-4 (1-3 LAD)(2-1 SD) Up & Down P. Steady OffenseAdam Jones good start 2 players on IL
21 18 -3 Pittsburgh Pirates 1-3 (1-1 CIN)(0-2 STL) Offense & Bullpen are bad 8 players on IL
22 28 +6 Texas Rangers 4-2 (2-1 CHC)(2-1 HOU) 2 Series wins against 2018 playoff teams 2 players on IL
23 24 +1 Toronto Blue Jays 3-4 (2-2 DET)(1-2 BAL) Good P. Offense needs punch 7 players on IL
24 27 +3 Chicago White Sox 2-3 (1-2 KC)(1-1 CLE) Young Offense beginning to gelP needs experience 2 players on IL
25 25 XX Miami Marlins 2-5 (2-2 COL)(0-3 NYM) Young Marlins offense will fight to the end. SP needs to improve 2 players on IL
26 29 +3 Kansas City Royals 2-3 (2-1 CWS)(0-2 MIN) Gonna be a long season 5 players on IL
27 30 +3 Baltimore Orioles 4-2 (2-1 NYY)(2-1 TOR) Surprising series wins/ Scrappy Offense 2 players on IL
28 26 -2 San Francisco Giants 2-5 (1-3 SD)(1-2 LAD) P is ok. Offense is bad NA
29 17 -12 Los Angeles Angels 1-5 (1-3 OAK)(0-2 SEA) Mike Trout needs help on offense. P too 4 players on IL
30 22 -8 Cincinatti Reds 1-4 (1-1 PIT)(0-3 MIL) Steady P. Abysmal Offense 3 players on IL

WORDS: Vitamin Cee

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