MLB Weekly Rankings Week 1: MLB Reports
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By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024
This is the first installment of my weekly Rankings for all MLB Teams. There are no real surprises here, I picked the Nationals just slightly over the Reds from top to bottom based on their current roster depth.
Really, the Reds may have an easier path to the playoffs playing in the NL Central -as opposed to the NL East lineup the Nationals would face.
I am not sold on the Rockies quick start because they beat up the Padres and Brewers. The DiamondBacks also look great, so look for them to possibly keep climbing the ranks
The AL East is already beating each other up.
The Braves might charge up the ranks again next week.
The White Sox have looked great so far with their pitching.
Oakland and Texas have ended the week on a hotstreak each by way of fattening up on the Houston Astros.
Washington Nationals On Opening Day:
The MLB Reports Weekly Rankings Apr.01 – April.07/2013:
|Washington||1||NR||Harper looks to have an MVP Year.|
|Cincinnati||2||NR||2 out of 3 versus the Nationals is a big statement.|
|Detroit||3||NR||Need to beat the lesser lights, rank more on Division.|
|Atlanta||4||NR||Upton on fire in explosive offense – rest need to catch up.|
|LA Dodgers||5||NR||Will Kershaw give up a run in APR? Kemp hittting under .100|
|Texas||6||NR||So far so good for Lance Berkman / A.J. Pierzynski.|
|Oakland||7||NR||5 wins in a row since 1st 2 losses vs SEA.|
|Chicago (AL)||8||NR||Great Pitching, Same old HR offense.|
|Tampa Bay||9||NR||Get to May and bring up Wil Myers!|
|Boston||10||NR||Hitting the crap out of the ball/great pitching #1 and #2.|
|Arizona||11||NR||Could be surprise team in the MLB – solid all around.|
|San Francisco||12||NR||Great 1st series vs LAD, then took a beating from STL.|
|St. Louis||13||NR||Death, Taxes and the Cardinals being good = sure things.|
|Baltimore||14||NR||Chris Davis with best 5 game start ever, club still only 3-3.|
|Toronto||15||NR||welcome back to the AL Dickey, biggest jekyll and hyde team.|
|New York Yankees||16||NR||2 – 2 since starting 0 – 2, where are you Mr. Cano?|
|LA Angels||17||NR||Josh Hamilton looks like late year 2012 version of self.|
|Cleveland||18||NR||Reynolds and CO. can rake, Justin Masterson looks wicked.|
|Kansas City||19||NR||So much talent in offense,will get better as season goes on.|
|Seattle||20||NR||Morse clubbing the ball early, they could be sleepers.|
|Philadelphia||21||NR||At least Chase Utley looks good, Doc does not.|
|Colorado||22||NR||Fast start but in best 2 offensive parks and weak schedule.|
|New York Mets||23||NR||Not buying stock NYM, you were 4-0 last year to start 2012.|
|Minnesota||24||NR||Morneau and Mauer both healthy, pitching scares me.|
|Pittsburgh||25||NR||They started slow last year too, but c’mon Bucs – hitting .119 in 1st week!!|
|Chicago (NL)||26||NR||104 Years will be 105 in 2013 – shoulda traded Marmol.|
|Milwaukee||27||NR||Abysmal offence and Braun and Ramirez hurt.|
|San Diego||28||NR||Chase Headley not there to carry the club – start the firesale.|
|Miami||29||NR||Jose Fernandez great start Sunday, good sign for 2015 team,|
|Houston||30||NR||Great Season Opener Win, lost 5 straight since is about right.|
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Posted on April 8, 2013, in MLB Teams: Articles and Analysis, The Rest: Everything Baseball and tagged @chuckbooth3024, a.j. pierzynksi, al central, AL East, AL West, American league, aramis ramirez, arizona diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, baltimore orioles, boston red sox, bryce harper, C, cc sabathia, chase headley, chase utley, chicago cubs, chicago white sox, chris davis, Chuck Booth. fastest 30 ballgames, cincinnati reds, clayton kershaw, cleveland indians, colorado rockies, Coors Field, detroit tigers, doc halladay, houston astros, ichiro suzuki, joe mauer, joe muer, jose fernandez, josh hamilton, justin morneau, justin verlander, kansas city royals, kevin youkilis, la angels, la dodgers, lance berkman, mariano rivera, miami marlins, Mike Morse, miller park, milwaukee brewers, minnesota twins, MLb weekly Rankings, national league, new york mets, new york yankees, NL Central, nl west, oakland athletics, philadelphia phillies, pittsburgh pirates, r.a. dickey, robinson cano, ryan braun, san diego padres, san francisco giants, seattle mariners, tampa bay rays, texas rangers, toronto blue jays, travis hafner, vernon wells, washington nationals, wil myers. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.