Monday Morning Power Rankings

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Shohei Ohtani
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Shohei Ohtani /
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HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 08: Josh Reddick
HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 08: Josh Reddick /

8. The Diamondbacks started with a rough schedule and have handled it well going 5-1 since our last ranking. This team could be a quiet contender later in the season.. (7-2). Previous: 11th. Arizona Diamondbacks. 5. team

4. team. 43. The Yankees have shown that they are committed to the power surge of their lineup even at the expense of an elevated strikeout rate.. (5-5). Previous: 4th. New York Yankees

(4-5). Previous: 2nd. Washington Nationals. 3. team. 90. The Nationals offense has carried it to this point scoring early and often. This team should be poised to be a top contender late in the season.

14. Boston showed that their offseason moves will pay off. The Sox have now won 5 straight and look to continue their momentous start.. (8-1). Previous: 3rd. Boston Red Sox. 2. team

135. Houston is meeting all expectations to this point in the season and has given no reason to not be considered the best team in baseball.. (8-2). Previous: 1st. Houston Astros. 1. team

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