MLB Power Rankings: Week 3


The Braves are celebrating on the top of our power rankings today. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Due to the Easter Holiday these rankings are coming out a day later than they usually do. These rankings will include games played on Monday, April 21st.

The Atlanta Braves take over the top spot in our rankings this week, leap frogging over the Tigers and the Dodgers. Even with a pitching staff decimated by injuries, they continue to get the job done night in and night out. The Milwaukee Brewers are hot on their tails and would have secured the number one spot in my rankings had they not lost 2 of 3 to the Braves to start the season. Here are the rest of the rankings.

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

There you have it. All 30 teams ranked in order with how they are currently playing. Some of the notable risers were the N.Y. Mets who jumped 11 spots to 15th and the Royals who jumped nine spots to 18th after solid weeks. The fallers are highlighted by the Mariners who dropped 15 spots after being swept at the hands of the Miami Marlins and the Pirates who fell 12 spots to 26th after losing 5 of 6 last week.

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