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MLB Power Rankings: Tampa leads the way

It's a little over a quarter of the way through the MLB season, and we power ranked all 30 teams.

1. Tampa Bay Rays (34-14)

The Rays have dominated in almost every category. They lead the league in home runs and are second in batting average, not to mention they are second in team ERA.

2. Atlanta Braves (29-17)

The Braves' offense has been among the best in the MLB with a lineup from top to bottom that can churn out runs. Injuries have been an early problem and their bullpen can be spotty, but they still look like the second best team.

3. Baltimore Orioles (31-16)

While the Orioles are having a dream start, their pitching can be inconsistent at times. They have a team ERA of 4.02, which ranks just 12th in the MLB and will need to limit runs if they want to be a factor going forward.

4. Texas Rangers (29-17)

The Rangers are a nice surprise in the early part of the season after adding Jacob deGrom. They have the number one offense in terms of runs per game, and are currently leading the AL West.

5. Houston Astros (27-19)

The Astros started off slowly, but are surging back to the top with Jose Altuve making his season debut this past week. Their pitching has kept them in games and they have the lowest team ERA at 3.19.

6. Los Angeles Dodgers (29-19)

The Dodgers probably expected to have more than a 1.5 game lead in the NL West at this point, and their pitching has been a reason for some of their struggles. A team ERA of 4.29 is just 16th in the league, but their offense can keep them in almost any game.

7. New York Yankees (29-20)

The Yankees are just third in the AL East and have struggled at the plate. Their pitching staff is top six in the league, still making them one of the better teams in the league.

8. Arizona Diamondbacks (27-20)

Another surprise team this season with an offense that can hit the ball consistently. They look ready to challenge the Dodgers for the NL West.

9. Boston Red Sox (26-21)

Not expecting to contend much this season, the Red Sox have had some solid pitching, especially from Chris Sale. As a team, they are hitting .268 which should help them stay in games as the season moves along.

10. Toronto Blue Jays (25-22)

The Blue Jays are in last in the crowded AL East, but have a ton of stars in their lineup, and are in the top half of the league in runs scored and team ERA.

11. New York Mets (25-23)

The Mets started the season poorly, but their current five-game winning streak has them climbing back up the rankings to keep within striking distance of the NL East.

12. Minnesota Twins (25-21)

The Twins lead the NL Central and their pitching staff is a big reason why with their 3.43 team ERA.

13. Los Angeles Angels (25-23)

A top offense in batting average that has Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout makes them worth a top half ranking in the MLB.

14. Milwaukee Brewers (25-21)

The Brewers are average or below average in most categories, but have done enough to lead the NL Central, making them a borderline top half team.

15. Pittsburgh Pirates (24-22)

The Pirates were one of the hottest teams to start the season, but have played poorly recently. Their inconsistencies land them in the middle of our power rankings.

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16. Miami Marlins (24-23)

The Marlins are basically playing .500 baseball, and with an offense that struggles to score runs, they are just below the middle point in our ranking because their pitching is still winning them games.

17. Philadelphia Phillies (22-24)

Last years' runner-ups have recently gotten a boost with Bryce Harper back in the lineup and starter Aaron Nola looked like himself in his most recent start.

18. St. Louis Cardinals (21-27)

The Cardinals recent offensive outburst has them inside the top 20 despite being six games under .500. They crushed the Dodgers in three of the four games in their most recent series and look to be figuring things out.

19. Seattle Mariners (22-24)

The Mariners' top five pitching staff and the young stars in their lineup keeps them outside of the bottom 10 teams in the league.

20. San Francisco Giants (22-24)

The Giants have had an uninspiring start to the season, but have some good pitchers on their staff, making them a team just outside the bottom 10.

21. San Diego Padres (21-26)

The Padres are dead last in terms of batting average, but have several stars in their lineup, making them a team that could turn things around quickly.

22. Cleveland Guardians (20-26)

Only their top 10 pitching staff keeps them from being lower on this list as they are in the bottom five in runs scored per game.

23. Chicago Cubs (20-26)

The Cubs are seventh in the MLB in batting average, but their team ERA is only 14th.

24. Washington Nationals (20-26)

Josiah Gray has been great this season and Patrick Corbin has won his last two starts, but the Nationals don't offer much else in terms of being able to score runs consistently.

25. Detroit Tigers (20-24)

The Tigers rank dead last in runs scored per game, while their pitching is in the bottom 10. They still have enough wins to keep them outside the bottom five teams.

26. Colorado Rockies (19-28)

The Rockies have yet to win 20 games, but they are top 10 in batting average and still have some decent bats on their lineup.

27. Chicago White Sox (19-29)

The White Sox have a few solid bats on their lineup, but are in the bottom half in batting average and runs scored per game.

28. Cincinnati Reds (19-27)

Their pitching has been terrible and their "best" starter has an ERA of 4.68, which gives you a good reason why they have yet to reach 20 wins.

29. Kansas City Royals (14-34)

The Royals haven't even cracked 15 wins yet, making them the clear choice for the second-worst team in the MLB with poor pitching and little offense.

30. Oakland Athletics (10-38)

Are the Athletics even trying to win games? They finally reached double-digit wins recently, and will likely be the worst team all season long.

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