MLB power rankings 2019: Standings one month into season
30. Marlins (6-16)
Sergio Romo gave up four runs in his first Marlins appearance, but allowed just two over the next seven, picking up a couple of saves.
29. Orioles (8-15)
#ForeverGiant Hanser Alberto is hitting .278. That might have put the brief spring addition in the heart of the Giants lineup at this point.
28. Royals (7-15)
Alex Gordon, the last man standing from that Royals lineup the Giants saw in 2014, is having a nice season. He has a .980 OPS and four homers.
27. White Sox (8-12)
Did you know this is where Josh Osich landed? He made his White Sox debut Wednesday, striking out three in 1 2/3 scoreless innings.
26. Angels (9-13)
Chris Stratton is off to a rough start, posting a 7.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in four starts. He has 13 walks in 18 innings.
25. Giants (9-14)
They need to take both games in Toronto, because the Yankees and Dodgers come to Oracle Park next.
24. Rockies (9-13)
German Marquez, who nearly no-hit the Giants, is the best pitcher no-one talks about. He has a 2.25 ERA and 0.97 WHIP through five starts.
23. Reds (8-13)
The first month away from Los Angeles has been a struggle for Yasiel Puig. He's batting just .164 with two homers and an OPS under .500.
22. Blue Jays (11-12)
Alen Hanson is getting his chance -- he hit leadoff Sunday -- but he has a .392 OPS since getting traded here.
21. Tigers (10-10)
Gordon Beckham, owner of some of the best Show Hair in Giants history, has resurfaced in Detroit, hitting three homers in 32 at-bats.
20. Red Sox (9-13)
It's weird to have them this low, but they've been outscored by 38 runs. They did, however, just sweep the Rays.
19. Mets (11-10)
Zack Wheeler had a nice stretch last season but has been awful this year, with a 6.35 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in four starts.
18. Diamondbacks (11-11)
Who needs Goldschmidt? Christian Walker, 28, has six homers, 11 RBI and a 1.127 OPS.
17. A's (11-13)
More proof that defensive metrics are meaningless in small samples: Ramon Laureano only has seven Defensive Runs Saved the past two seasons.
16. Padres (12-11)
My preseason prediction that Fernando Tatis Jr. would be their best player in a year might be off by a year. The 20-year-old is hitting .291 with six homers, 13 RBI and four stolen bases.
15. Rangers (12-8)
Hunter Pence has contributed to their hot start, with a .783 OPS and two homers.
14. Cubs (10-10)
Kris Bryant hasn't found his pre-2018 form. He has a .230/.345/.365 slash line and just one homer.
13. Indians (12-9)
Carlos Gonzalez, one of many veterans who was a potential short-term fix for the Giants, was called up recently. He has six hits in his first 20 at-bats.
12. Braves (11-10)
#ForeverGiant Matt Joyce has a couple of homers while serving as a backup outfielder in Atlanta.
11. Twins (12-7)
Ehire Adrianza has just four singles in 28 at-bats, but the glove plays. He has seen equal time at second, short and third.
10. Nationals (10-10)
They need at least a couple of new relievers. You can bet Farhan Zaidi will be calling Mike Rizzo all summer.
9. Pirates (12-7)
One of the surprises early on, mostly because of their pitching. Former Giants top pick Bryan Reynolds had four hits in his first two games.
8. Cardinals (12-9)
It pays to build up enough prospect depth that you can swing big deals. Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna both have eight homers.
7. Mariners (16-9)
Cory Gearrin leads the majors with 12 appearances, and his last six have been scoreless.
6. Yankees (11-10)
If only the Giants had been able to pry Clint Frazier away before all the injuries hit the Yankees. The 24-year-old has six homers already.
5. Brewers (13-10)
A Giants staffer mentioned the other day that the team was barely out-slugging Christian Yelich. The reigning MVP has 13 homers; the Giants have 16.
4. Phillies (12-9)
Andrew McCutchen is enjoying life away from Oracle Park's harsh dimensions. Cutch has a .921 OPS and nine homers while hitting leadoff for a monster lineup.
3. Rays (14-7)
They lead the AL East in part because of savvy trades. The Matt Moore-Matt Duffy deal got them Lucius Fox, who has a .796 OPS as a 21-year-old shortstop in Double-A.
2. Dodgers (15-9)
Clayton Kershaw, still good. He's allowed four runs in two starts and is averaging a strikeout per inning.
1. Astros (13-7)
They might be a starting pitcher short, so this is one farm system to potentially keep an eye on as you think of July trade partners for the Giants.