MLB Power Rankings April

Thursday, May 01, 2008

~One month down and some teams have built themselves a perch while others have dug themselves a hole. The Diamondbacks have obviously been the best team in baseball thus far. Their pitching staff has been superb, their hitting has been better than expected and even their suspect closer has been lights out. After one month they hold a 5.5 game lead in the division and have outscored their opponents almost 2 runs per game.

~The surprising strong starts thus far into the season are Oakland, St. Louis and Baltimore. I picked each to finish in the basement or on the basement stairs. To me, I can't see any of these teams holding up in the later months.

~The surprising slow starts are Toronto and San Diego. San Diego's problem continues to be the inability to score runs while Toronto is befuddling. They dump the big hurt, Burnett isn't pitching well. I don't know if either team really picks it up enough to make the playoffs.

~For all that I grilled San Fran to start the season they weren't incredibly miserable during the opening month. Sure their offense sucked but they actually scored more runs in the month than the Padres. This will probably not hold up.

~There's a lot of teams a couple games over .500 which of course means that everyone is still in it of course.

Rank MLB W L PCT GB RS RA STRK
1 Arizona 20 8 0.714 - 165 109 Won 1
2 LA Angels 18 11 0.621 2.5 140 129 Won 2
3 Boston 17 12 0.586 3.5 136 130 Won 2
4 Chicago Cubs 17 10 0.63 2.5 171 120 Won 1
5 St. Louis 18 11 0.621 2.5 135 104 Won 2
6 Oakland 17 12 0.586 3.5 135 102 Lost 2
7 Milwaukee 15 12 0.556 4.5 126 128 Lost 1
8 NY Mets 14 12 0.538 5 119 118 Lost 1
9 Tampa Bay 15 12 0.556 4.5 130 109 Won 1
10 Philadelphia 15 13 0.536 5 133 122 Lost 1
11 Chicago Sox 14 12 0.538 5 131 105 Lost 2
12 LA Dodgers 14 13 0.519 5.5 137 107 Won 5
13 Florida 15 12 0.556 4.5 121 137 Lost 2
14 Baltimore 15 12 0.556 4.5 116 122 Lost 1
15 Detroit 13 15 0.464 7 142 148 Won 2
16 NY Yankees 14 15 0.483 6.5 125 133 Lost 2
17 Cleveland 13 15 0.464 7 127 120 Won 1
18 Seattle 13 15 0.464 7 127 119 Lost 1
19 Minnesota 13 14 0.481 6.5 102 122 Won 2
20 Atlanta 12 15 0.444 7.5 129 107 Lost 4
21 Houston 13 16 0.448 7.5 131 132 Lost 1
22 San Francisco 13 16 0.448 7.5 93 131 Won 1
23 Cincinnati 12 17 0.414 8.5 124 139 Lost 2
24 Toronto 11 17 0.393 9 116 112 Lost 2
25 Kansas City 12 15 0.444 7.5 100 129 Lost 1
26 San Diego 11 17 0.393 9 92 130 Won 1
27 Colorado 11 17 0.393 9 114 144 Lost 1
28 Texas 10 18 0.357 10 130 177 Won 1
29 Pittsburgh 11 16 0.407 8.5 128 160 Won 1
30 Washington 11 17 0.393 9 104 134 Won 3

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2 comments:

How about Detroit's underwhelming start? I thought they'd be coming out guns blazing.

Hart said...
8:41 AM  

Ya and now they are on fire.

Simon said...
8:50 AM  

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