MLB Power Rankings (Week 5): Astros on top, Cards make climb, meet the latest Junior

As we start Week 5 in MLB play the rankings are beginning to stabilize a bit. St. Louis made the biggest jump with their sweep of Milwaukee and taking 2 of 3 from the Mets. The Brew Crew, Phillies and Nationals had the largest drop offs. Steady at the top is still Houston and Tampa Bay. The Yankees with 15 players already hitting the IL have found ways to win with “the replacements”. Arizona and Colorado have woken from the early season naps. We look forward to Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s debut with Toronto this week. 20 years young, with a mountain of deserved hype, we look forward to the phenom’s debut. So does his dad (wink).

TW

LW

+/-

TEAM

W-L

OPPOSITION

COMMENT

INJURIES

1

1

Astros

15-9

@Tex 1-2

w/MIN 2-1

Offense still scoring. P wasn’t as stable but Verlander stays hot.

2 players on IL

2

2

Rays

16-9

w/BOS 0-3

w/KC 2-1

P took a hit this week. Meadows & Wendle hit the IL. Long season.

6 players on IL

3

4

+1

Dodgers

16-11

@MIL 3-1

@CHC 1-2

Offense wasn’t as potent and the P was sporadic. Kershaw is back.

3 players on IL

4

11

+7

Cardinals

15-9

w/NYM 2-1

w/MIL 3-0

Offense being led by Ozuna. P was steady and efficient.

7 players on IL

5

6

+1

Indians

13-10

w/ATL 1-2

w/MIA 1-1

Offense is still bad but Lindor is back. P was spotty.

3 players on the IL

6

7

+1

Mets

13-11

@STL 1-2

w/PHI 2-1

Offense remains solid. P needs DeGrom to anchor rotation.

5 players on IL

7

12

+5

Yankees

14-11

w/KC 3-1

@LAA 3-1

Yanks have 7 of starting 8 field positions on IL. Frazier joins.

13 players on IL

8

8

Mariners

16-11

@LAA 3-1

@SD 0-2

King Felix had two decent outings. O is still raking.

5 players on IL

9

3

-6

Brewers

13-13

w/LAD 1-3

@STL 0-3

Spotty P caught up the Brew Crew. 6 losses is the prize.

5 players on IL

10

13

+3

Padres

14-11

w/CIN 1-3

w/SEA 2-0

This young team continues to show resolve. Tatis, Jr. is hot!

9 players on IL

11

16

+5

Diamondbacks

15-11

@CHC 1-2

@PIT 4-0

P was the main reason for a 5 win week. O remains steady.

6 players on IL

12

17

+5

Twins

13-9

@BAL 3-0

@HOU 1-2

E. Rosario carried the O for the week. Cruz also heating up. P ok

2 players on IL

13

5

-8

Phillies

13-11

@COL 1-3

@NYM 1-2

The Offense failed them. P held but not enough without support.

6 players on IL

14

9

-5

Braves

12-12

@CLE 2-1

@CIN 1-2

J. Donaldson has joined the top of the order. P is erratic still.

4 players on IL

15

14

-1

Athletics

14-13

w/TOR 0-3

w/TEX 3-0

A bipolar week for sure for Oakland with both P & O.

7 players on IL

16

15

-1

Cubs

12-11

w/ARI 2-1

w/LAD 2-1

SP continues to roll. Offense still half strength with struggling stars.

6 players on IL

17

18

+1

Pirates

12-11

w/SF 2-1

w/ARI 0-4

Anemic offense all year. If P gives in? 5 loss week

10 players on IL

18

10

-8

Nationals

11-12

@MIA 1-2

@COL 1-2

Offense missing Rendon. SP faltered this week.

4 players on IL

19

20

+1

Tigers

12-12

w/CWS 2-1

@BOS 2-2

Offense a bit better. P stumbled this week.

6 players on IL

20

19

-1

Rangers

12-11

w/HOU 2-1

@OAK 0-3

SP did not turn the corner. Staff gave up 58 runs for the week.

7 players on IL

21

21

Red Sox

11-15

@TB 3-0

w/DET 2-2

Killer Bs have begun to awaken. SP remains steady. 5 wins

5 players on IL

22

22

Blue Jays

11-14

@OAK 3-0

w/SF 0-2

P is still steady. Offense picked & Vlad Jr. is coming.

6 players on IL

23

26

+3

Giants

11-14

@PIT 1-2

@TOR 2-0

P had a strong week. The offense is still abysmal.

1 player on IL

24

27

+3

Rockies

11-14

w/PHI 3-1

w/WSH 2-1

Strong SP combined with Blackmon, Arenado & Story= 5 Ws

5 players on IL

25

25

White Sox

9-14

@DET 1-2

@BAL 1-2

P fumbled and couldn’t keep up with the offense.

3 players on IL

26

24

-2

Orioles

10-16

w/MIN 0-3

w/CWS 2-1

Offense is slightly better but P took a step back.

3 players on IL

27

28

+1

Reds

10-14

@SD 3-1

w/ATL 2-1

Strong SP keeps Reds in ballgames. Offense timely this week.

4 players on IL

28

23

-5

Angels

10-16

w/SEA 1-3

w/NYY 1-3

You score 50 runs in a week. Give up 50 runs in a week. 6 L’s

9 players on IL

29

29

Royals

8-17

@NYY 1-3

@TB 1-2

Offense scored more runs, but P gave up more too. Long season

5 players on IL

30

30

Marlins

7-17

w/WSH 2-1

@CLE 1-1

Solid SP for The Fish all week. Offensive spurts got some W’s

5 players on IL

WORDS: Vitamin Cee (@VitaminCeeSCINQ)

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