Miami Marlins March up the MLB Power Rankings to 11th

Miami Marlins v Chicago White Sox
Miami Marlins v Chicago White Sox / Quinn Harris/GettyImages

The Miami Marlins are the hottest team in baseball and their jump in the power rankings acknowledge that very fact. Over the past few weeks the Marlins have had an uncanny run, and one that few if any experts would have predicted at the start of the season. Now that Luis Arraez has brought the Marlins into the national spotlight, the experts are starting to see how well the team is playing.

The Miami Marlins have had the best last 15 games in baseball

The Marlins last 15 games have been quite the ride for fans, as we sat and watched two comeback wins this past weekend and other games last week where the offense just exploded. The Miami Marlins have won 12 of their last 15 games, proving they should be ranked at least 11th in the MLB power rankings.

The baseball powers that be are beside themselves looking at it and making excuses, saying they have played the worst teams in baseball and that is why the record is that way. While I can't argue the fact that the Marlins have played the Athletics, Royals, and White Sox in three straight series, what I can say is that the Athletics recently took two of three games against the division leading Atlanta Braves, and the Marlins swept them.

To further the point however, the three series only account for 9 of the 15 games and 8 of the 12 wins. The Marlins also swept the Angels and took one from the Padres which completes the two week stretch but that's not the whole story. The Miami Marlins also are tied for the best record in MLB in the past 30 games, with 20 wins over that time period, only tied by Texas and Arizona. The Marlins are a force not to be messed with, that's for sure.

The Marlins can prove they should be at least 11th in the rankings, if not higher this week as they play against the Mariners in Seattle. If the Marlins can take two from the Mariners, they could easily jump as high as eighth place in the rankings, surpassing the Twins (who shouldn't even be in the top 10) and the Blue Jays and Yankees who are in the bottom of the AL East.

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