MLB Power Rankings 2019: Giants sputtering, A's move up
30. Royals (2-6)
This is Andrew Susac's new home. The former Giant was traded from the Orioles to the Royals last week in exchange for cash considerations.
29. Orioles (4-5)
Chris Davis is hitless in 23 at-bats this season and 44 straight going back to last season. He's two at-bats away from tying Eugenio Velez's record for most hitless at-bats by a non-pitcher.
28. Marlins (3-7)
Sergio Romo gave up four runs in his first Marlins appearance, but since then he has three scoreless outings, picking up a win and a save.
27. White Sox (3-5)
Former top prospect Yoan Moncada might be headed for a breakout. He has 11 hits in 29 at-bats, including a couple homers. Moncada is still just 23.
26. Reds (1-8)
Five years ago, the Giants shipped a little-known right-hander to the Marlins for Casey McGehee. Now in his third season with the Reds, Luis Castillo has allowed two runs and struck out 17 in his first two starts.
25. Blue Jays (3-8)
Alen Hanson is off to a slow start in Toronto. He has one hit and five strikeouts in eight at-bats.
24. Giants (3-7)
If you subtract Brandon Belt and Steven Duggar, the lineup's starters have combined to drive in just five runs.
23. Angels (4-6)
Chris Stratton's first two starts with the Angels: 8 1/3 innings, 6 earned runs, 11 hits, 6 walks, 2 strikeouts.
22. Rangers (5-5)
Hunter Pence has followed a big spring by picking up five hits in his first 15 at-bats.
21. Rockies (3-7)
They entered the season as the team with the best shot at unseating the Dodgers in the West, but just got swept in the first matchup, allowing 29 runs in the three games.
20. Cubs (2-7)
Why is free agency dying? Teams no longer want to hand out deals like the $126 million one Yu Darvish (11 walks in 6 2/3 innings) is two seasons into.
19. Red Sox (3-8)
Like the Cubs and Rockies, they'll likely be way higher when we do this again in two weeks. But at the moment they're last in the majors in run differential (negative 26).
18. Diamondbacks (5-5)
Kelby Tomlinson is 1-for-13 in his first four games for the Reno Aces, Arizona's Triple-A affiliate.
17. Tigers (7-3)
They're off to a surprising start, and Matt Moore has been a big help. Now on his second post-SF stop, the lefty had 10 scoreless innings before a right knee injury put him on the Injured List.
16. Pirates (5-3)
Seven years after a PED suspension ended an incredible run in San Francisco, Melky Cabrera is playing every day. He has nine hits in 23 at-bats this season.
15. Twins (5-3)
Former Giants prospect Adalberto Mejia is pitching out of their bullpen. The 25-year-old has a 5.40 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in four relief appearances.
14. A's (6-7)
Nick Hundley is off to a rough start, with just three hits in 23 at-bats on the other side of the bridge.
13. Padres (6-4)
The Giants exploited Manny Machado's aggression in his first series as a $300-million man, but overall he's off to a good start, with a .405 on-base percentage and a couple of homers.
12. Cardinals (4-5)
Paul Goldschmidt has just seven hits in his first 35 at-bats with the Cardinals, but five have been home runs.
11. Indians (6-3)
Right-handers Trevor Bauer and Mike Clevinger have allowed just three hits in 26 combined innings.
10. Nationals (4-4)
Former Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal has made four appearances and hasn't recorded an out.
9. Braves (5-4)
#ForeverGiant Matt Joyce has a homer and double in six at-bats.
8. Mets (6-3)
Jacob deGrom somehow got better. The reigning Cy Young Award winner has 24 strikeouts in 13 scoreless innings.
7. Rays (7-3)
Openers, four-outfielder shifts, relievers moving over to first base ... it's working, and others will follow.
6. Mariners (9-2)
After an offseason spent tearing it down, they surprisingly lead the Majors in wins so far. They're without their closer, though. Hunter Strickland is on the Injured List with a lat strain and could miss months.
5. Astros (5-5)
They got off to a slow start, but swept the A's over the weekend.
4. Yankees (5-4)
They've been hit hard by injuries, but Gary Sanchez (six homers) has helped make sure the lineup keeps humming.
3. Brewers (8-2)
This might be a year a reliever sneaks into the Cy Young race. Josh Hader has 13 strikeouts and has allowed just one hit in 7 2/3 scoreless innings.
2. Phillies (6-2)
They're living up to the considerable hype. Bryce Harper has an OPS of 1.402 in his first week-plus in Philadelphia.
1. Dodgers (8-2)
They have a homer in every game and are averaging 8.4 runs per game, in large part because Cody Bellinger (.455 average, seven homers) has been the league's most dangerous hitter.