2017 MLB Power Rankings: Week 4
MLB Power Rankings - Week 4
CSN's Tony Andracki and Paul Roumeliotis reveal their latest MLB Power Rankings through the first month of the season.
1. Washington Nationals
That lineup is absolutely ridiculous in the early going (Ryan Zimmerman is a gigantic reason why), but they'll eventually fall back to Earth, especially with leadoff hitter extraordinaire Adam Eaton done for the year.
2. Houston Astros
Dallas Keuchel (1.21 ERA) is back, and leads the majors with five wins.
3. Chicago Cubs
Still middling along and starting pitching is beginning to become a concern with 4.28 rotation ERA.
4. New York Yankees
Only Jose Abreu (2014) and Trevor Story (2016) had as many home runs in April as Aaron Judge as a rookie with 10.
5. Baltimore Orioles
The struggles of starters Kevin Gausman and Ubaldo Jimenez has Baltimore looking for a fresh arm from the Norfolk Tides.
6. Cleveland Indians
Clicking on all cylinders.
7. Colorado Rockies
Enter May in first place and they just got their biggest offseason addition (Ian Desmond) in the lineup for the first time Sunday.
8. Arizona Diamondbacks
Pitching is still a concern, but the D-Backs' offense has been on fire - entering May with five regulars (David Peralta, A.J. Pollock, Brandon Drury, Paul Goldschmidt, Chris Owings) hitting .311 or higher and Yasmany Tomas (.291) and Jake Lamb (.284) aren't far behind.
9. Boston Red Sox
It’s true, the Red Sox do miss David Ortiz’s bat.
10. Los Angeles Dodgers
They're only 14-12, but where would they be if they weren't able to re-sign Justin Turner (.404 AVG, 1.026 OPS)?
11. Texas Rangers
The Rangers are hoping to kick start Jurickson Profar by sending him down to Triple-A. The 24-year-old had only five hits in 48 at-bats through one month.
12. St. Louis Cardinals
After a rough start to the month, they're 9-3 in last 12 games and now just a game out of first place.
13. Milwaukee Brewers
Only the Nationals have scored more runs in baseball, but only the Padres and Tigers have surrendered more runs.
14. Philadelphia Phillies
Their offense hasn't come around yet, but pitching has been a revelation (only Dodgers have allowed fewer runs in NL).
15. Chicago White Sox
The White Sox offense is hot, and Jose Abreu finally hit homers No. 1 and 2 on the season.
16. Detroit Tigers
The Tigers miss Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez dearly.
17. Miami Marlins
That lineup is solid with Christian Yelich, Giancarlo Stanton, J.T. Realmuto, Dee Gordon, Marcell Ozuna, etc. but Marlins starters have a 5.01 ERA entering May.
18. Los Angeles Angels
The Angels have won six of their last seven games, and Mike Trout is on a 14-game hitting streak.
19. Cincinnati Reds
It didn't take long for the Reds to fall back to Earth, dropping 8 of 10.
20. Seattle Mariners
Nelson Cruz is on a 10-game hitting streak and has five homers and 14 RBIs in his last six games.
21. Tampa Bay Rays
Colby Rasmus is close to making his season debut.
22. Pittsburgh Pirates
Ben Zobrist's pick for the second-best team in the NL Central actually enters May with the worst record in the division.
23. Minnesota Twins
Miguel Sano is batting .647 with three home runs and 11 RBIs in his last four games.
24. Oakland Athletics
The A's have lost six of their last seven games, but Sonny Gray could be back as early as Tuesday.
25. Atlanta Braves
Dansby Swanson (.156 AVG, .433 OPS) has been scary bad in the early going. Is it just a sophomore slump?
26. New York Mets
This is like the Twilight Zone meets Groundhog Day for the Mets. Injuries dealing a sickening blow.
27. Toronto Blue Jays
With Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki on the DL, Kevin Pillar is leading Toronto's offense.
28. San Diego Padres
While there's not much to be excited about in Ron Burgandy's favorite city, Padres fans have to be happy Wil Myers is proving last year's breakout was no fluke.
29. Kansas City Royals
The Royals’ offensive struggles continue, as the team has scored only 24 runs in their last 12 games. They have the lowest runs (58) and batting average (.205) in the majors.
30. San Francisco Giants
As the old saying goes, "You can't win a season in April, but you can certainly lose it." Seems to sum up the Giants' rough 9-17 first month with worst run differential in NL.