MLB Power Rankings: Post Opening Weekend

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 03: Players for the Seattle Mariners and the San Francisco Giants line up for the National Anthem before their game at AT
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 03: Players for the Seattle Mariners and the San Francisco Giants line up for the National Anthem before their game at AT /
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(1-2). Previous: n/ath. Philadelphia Phillies. 20. team. 6. The Phillies have the potential to be good. A full class of free agents headlined by Jake Arrieta and Carlos Santana could push this team to be a competitor. But an odd balance of veterans and young guys means that a lot of this team is very much a wildcard for 2018.

Previous: n/ath. Baltimore Orioles. 19. team. 11. Baltimore’s pitching staff is one that could go in two drastically different directions. The Orioles dropped 2 of 3 to the Twins and showed that this team is 50/50 on quality. In a tough AL East division, Baltimore likely will be a seller come the trade deadline.. (1-2)

95. Despite dropping 3 of 4 to start the season, the Rangers did show some promising glimpses of improvement. The bullpen was relatively solid and Doug Fister and Mike Minor showed they might have been free agency steals.. (1-3). Previous: n/ath. Texas Rangers . 18. team

39. The Blue Jays split a series with the Yankees to open the season which is impressive. However, despite a respectable rotation, the consistency at the plate just isn’t what it used to be for the team up North.. (2-2). Previous: n/ath. Toronto Blue Jays. 17. team

16. team. 17. The Braves took 2 out of the 3 from Philadelphia including a win in which they put up 15 runs. A lack of dominance in the rotation will hold them back but they could cause some trouble for teams down the road.. (2-1). Previous: n/ath. Atlanta Braves

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