2017 MLB Power Rankings: Week 3
MLB Power Rankings - Week 3
See which team ranks where in CSN's latest MLB Power Rankings for Week 3.
1. Houston Astros
The Astros are showing why they're one of the most complete teams in baseball.
2. Washington Nationals
Hottest team in the majors.
3. Chicago Cubs
The Cubs offense exploded against the Brewers and Reds, but their starters didn't record a quality start all week.
4. Baltimore Orioles
With Zach Britton on the DL, Brad Brach is filling in for him nicely, going 3-for-3 of saves.
5. Cleveland Indians
The Indians are starting to look like the team that won the AL pennant in 2016. They took five of six games during this past week's road trip.
6. Colorado Rockies
The Rockies' 13-6 record is tied for the second-best start in franchise history, and they are led by young pitchers Kyle Freeland and Antonio Senzatela.
7. New York Yankees
Aaron Judge hit a 448-foot moonshot against the White Sox and a 457-foot homer against the Pirates. RIP baseballs.
8. Arizona Diamondbacks
The D-backs have placed Shelby Miller on the DL with elbow inflammation.
9. Boston Red Sox
Andrew Benintendi became the youngest Red Sox to go 5-for-5 in a game since Joe Cronin in 1929.
10. Los Angeles Dodgers
Julio Urias could be making his season debut against the Giants.
11. Texas Rangers
Four of Joey Gallo's last five hits have been home runs. He has six on the season, which leads the team.
12. Miami Marlins
Martin Prado is back, and he's instantly showing his presence at the plate and on the field.
13. New York Mets
The injury bug is really plaguing the Mets, who have lost eight of their last nine games.
14. Detroit Tigers
Miguel Cabrera was placed on the DL with a strained groin. The 34-year-old had been starting to find his groove after a slow start to the campaign
15. Cincinnati Reds
The Reds currently have five starting pitchers on the DL, which has led 24-year-old Amir Garrett to become the team's filler ace.
16. Tampa Bay Rays
After a six-game homestand, the Rays will hit the road for eight games. They have a 1-6 road record.
17. St. Louis Cardinals
After a 3-8 start, the Cardinals have won six of their last seven games. They could leap in the standings with the Blue Jays, Reds and Brewers coming up.
18. Milwaukee Brewers
Eric Thames is still being Eric Thames, and the Brewers are starting to get slugging production outside of the former Korean God.
19. Pittsburgh Pirates
The biggest blow of a struggling Pirates offense was losing Starling Marte to an 80-game PED suspension.
20. Oakland Athletics
The A's have won five of their last six games, and they'll soon get a nice boost with pitchers Kendall Graveman – who could return this week – and Sonny Gray – who could return next week.
21. Seattle Mariners
The Mariners designated outfielder Leonys Martin for assignment. And to help out at first base for the struggling Danny Valencia, the Mariners recalled Dan Vogelbach – who was acquired from the Cubs in 2016 for Mike Montgomery.
22. Philadelphia Phillies
The Phillies are back at .500 after winning five of their last six games.
23. San Francisco Giants
The Giants will be without their ace, Madison Bumgarner, for six-to-eight weeks due to a shoulder and rib injury he suffered in a dirt bike incident. Yikes.
24. Chicago White Sox
The White Sox had gone 23 innings without scoring a run until they snapped out of their offensive slump early in a win over the Indians on Sunday.
25. Minnesota Twins
Byron Buxton, selected with the second overall pick in the 2012 draft, is hitting .109 this season and remains a big concern.
26. Kansas City Royals
The Royals have gone seven straight games scoring two runs or fewer.
27. Los Angeles Angels
Through 19 games this season, the Angels have placed eight pitchers on the disabled list. Among the recent are relievers Cam Bedrosian, Andrew Bailey and Huston Street. Garrett Richards was also transferred to the 60-day DL.
28. Toronto Blue Jays
It took him 16 games, but Jose Bautista finally hit his first home run of the year. The slumping 36-year-old has only eight hits all season.
29. Atlanta Braves
Dansby Swanson, the future of the Braves, is still searching to get his bat going. To help, the Braves moved him to the No. 8 spot.
30. San Diego Padres
The Padres have the worst run differential at minus-33 but somehow are not last in their division. They are in our rankings, though.