MLB Top Teams 1 – 30 + (Best 200 Stats of 2013)

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Monday May.06/2013

Matt Harvey with his stellar outings so far this season may have just become the New York Mets "ace". Harvey is now 4-0 with a 1.66 ERA. Harvey has pitched 40.1 innings - only given up 21 hits, 12 Walks for a League Leading WHIP of .0818  For his awesome 5 weeks we name him the MLB Reports NL Pitcher Of The Month

Matt Harvey with his stellar outings so far this season – may have just become the New York Mets “ace”. Harvey is now 4-0 with a 1.66 ERA. Harvey has pitched 40.1 innings – only given up 21 hits, 12 Walks for a League Leading WHIP of .0818. For his awesome 5 weeks – we name him the MLB Reports NL Pitcher Of The Month

By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner):

Stats all Prior to May.06th games. 

The time has come for the 1sy May Power Rankings.  There will be one each for May, June, July, August, September – and then a special playoff edition Power Rankings will be done in October.

I will not do a weekly Power Rankings during this weeks, because in essence, these are the weekly rankings done on a much larger scale.

These Reports are done with a heavy thought to how the teams project by the end of the season – along with how the clubs have fared so far.

I will point out who has had great months for the all 30 MLB Teams.  I reward the good performances in these rankings – and leave the poor ones for the Podcasts or future articles. CLICK THE READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON

Clay Buchholz is leading the AL and the MLB with 6 Wins so far.  He is 6 - 0 with an incredible 1.01 ERA in his 44.2 IP over 6 GS.  He is our AL Pitcher of the Month.

Clay Buchholz is leading the AL and the MLB with 6 Wins so far. He is 6 – 0 with an incredible 1.01 ERA in his 44.2 IP over 6 GS. Between Jon Lester and he, the club is 10 – 0 in their decisions – and overall hold down 1st in the AL East today – with a 20 – 11 Record.  Buchholz is our AL Pitcher of the Month.

* Denotes Division Leaders

1.   Texas Rangers* 20 – 11:  Ian Kinsler hit .333, 6 HRs, 19 RBI, 41 Hits in his 1st 30 Games.  Lance Berkman has hit for a 3 Slash of .302/.441/.891 in 89 AB.  Nelson Cruz has 7 HRs and 23 RBI.  Yu Darvish went 5 -1, with a 2.56 ERA and 72 SO in 45.2 IP. Justin Grimm has a 2.28 ERA in 4 Game Starts.  Derek Holland has a 2.74 ERA in 6 Game Starts. Tanner Scheppers is 2 – 0 with a 0.56 ERA in 16.0 IP.  Robbie Ross has a 0.66 ERA in 13.0 IP.  Joe Nathan has nailed down 8 Saves in a row to start the year. They lead the AL and all of MLB with a 3.02 ERA.  The team also leads the Majors with a 1.16 WHIP.

2.   Detroit Tigers* 19 – 11: Torii Hunter hit .361 with 43 Hits and 22 Runs.  Miguel Cabrera has an OPS of 1.080, with 47 Hits, 6 HRs and 36 RBI and has 26 Runs – in being the AL Hitter for the month for the 1st Rankings from us.  The Tigers lead the Majors in Hits. Austin Jackson leads the American League with 31 Runs.  Prince Fielder has an OPS of 1.000, while he has clubbed 8 HRs and driven in 32 RBI.  Justin Verlander is 4 – 2 with a 1.55 ERA.  Anibal Sanchez has a 1.82 ERA with 50 SO in 39.2 IP.  Al Alburquerque has fanned 23 batters in just 13 IP.  Doug Fister and Max Scherzer are both 4 – 0.  Scherzer, Verlander and Sanchez have SO 50 each. Jose Valverde has collected 3 straight Saves and has yet to allow a hit or a walk in his 4 Innings.  The Pitchers lead the Majors in Strikeouts.

3.   Boston Red Sox* 20 – 11:  David Ortiz has an OPS of 1.340 with 4 HRs, 17 RBI, 8 2B, 22 Hits and 13 Runs in just 11 GP.  Mike Napoli has 22 XBH (15 2B, 1 3B, 6 HRs) and 31 RBI.  Jacoby Ellsbury has 38 Hits and 12 SB in his 1st 31 GP.  Dustin Pedroia has an OBP of .396 with 7 SB and 18 Runs Scored.  Daniel Nava has 19 RBI in 26 GP.  Mike Carp is 13 – 32 so far (.406 with 5 2B, 2 3B and 2 HRs and 8 RBI). ( Clay Buchholz was named AL Pitcher of the Month by us read – picture caption on this post).  Jon Lester is 4 – 0.  Ryan Dempster has K’D 47 batters in 36 IP.

4.   St. Louis Cardinals* 20 – 11:  Matt Adams has hit .542 with 3 HRs and 8 RBI in just 24 AB.  Yadier Molina has a .328 Avg with 38 Hits in 30 GP.  Allen Craig has 25 RBI in 25 GP.  Carlos Beltran has 8 HRs and 20 RBI.  Matt Holliday has 5 HRs, 21 RBI and 24 Runs in 29 GP. Jon Jay has 19 Runs in 29 GP.  Matt Carpenter has clubbed 11 Doubles.  Jake Westbrook has a 1.07 ERA in 5 GS.  Shelby Miller is 4 – 2, with a 1.96 ERA in 6 GS.  Jaime Garcia and Adam Wainwright have 4 wins each already.  Edward Mujica has converted 8 Saves in a row.  The Cards lead the NL with a 3.09 ERA

5.   San Francisco Giants* 19 – 12: Pablo Sandoval has a .331 Avg., 40 Hits, 4 HRs and 24 RBI.  Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Hunter Pence all have 19 RBI after 31 Team Games.  Angel Pagan has scored 24 Runs.  Madison Bumgarner is 3 – 0, with a 1.55 ERA.  Sergio Romo has a 1.72 ERA – and has converted 12 of 13 Save Opportunities.  Barry Zito is 3 – 1, with a 3.06 ERA.  Jean Machi has allowed only 1 ER in 10 IP out of relief.

6.   Cincinnati Reds 18 – 14:  Joey Votto has a 3 Slash Line of .322/.464/.955 – with 38 Hits and 22 Runs in 31 GP. Shin-Soo Choo has a 3 Slash of .331/.463/1.013 with 15 XBH (9 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR) and 25 Runs.  Brandon Phillips has 27 RBI in 30 GP.  Jay Bruce has 9 2B.  Mat Latos is 3 – 0 with a 2.23 in 7 GS.  Tony Cingrani has a 2 – 0 Record in 4 GS – with 33 SO in 24 IP.  Aroldis Chapman has converted 7 out of 7 Saves – and has K’d 22 batters in 16 IP

7.   Atlanta Braves* 18 – 12: Justin Upton was our NL Hitter Player of the Month at the Reports.  Read his writeup captioned picture at the bottom of this page.  Chris Johnson has 31 Hits and a .337 AVG in 24 GP.  Freddie Freeman is hitting .313 with 15 RBI in 17 GP.  Evan Gattis has 7 HRs and 18 RBI in just 92 AB.  Tim Hudson is 4 – 1 in his 1st 7 GS.

8.   New York Yankees 18 – 12: Robinson Cano has a 3 Slash of .325/.376/.978 – with 8 HRs, 19 RBI, 10 2B, 20 Runs and 40 Hits. Travis Hafner has a 3 Slash of .291/.417/.999 – with 6 HRs and 18 RBI.  Vernon Wells has 6 HRs in 28 GP.  CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda (only has 2 Walks in 36 IP) have 4 Wins each on the young season.  Mariano Rivera has nailed down 11 Straight Saves to start the year.

9.   Baltimore Orioles 19 – 13:  Chris Davis drove in 16 RBI on 4 HRs through his 1st 4 GP.  His 3 Slash is still.327/.425/1.098.  The man clubbed 9 HRs and drove in 30 RBI – while additionally nailing 9 Doubles and scoring 20 Runs in the 1st 5 weeks.  Adam Jones has batted .331 with 44 Hits, 13 Doubles and has scored 24 Runs already.  Manny Machado has emerged as an offensive threat – collecting 23 Runs, 42 Hits, 21 RBI and 18 XBH (12 2B, 1 3B and 5 HR) amidst a .309 BA.  Nate McLouth has scored 25 Runs, Stolen 10 Bases – and is hitting .313 in 27 GP.  Jason Hammel has a 5 – 1 Record in 7 GS.  Jim Johnson is perfect in his 11 Save chances.

10. Washington Nationals 17 – 15:  Bryce Harper has a 3 Slash of .312/.400/1.033 – with 9 HRs, 18 RBI and 20 Runs.  Ian Desmond has 17 XBH so far (11 2B, 2 3B and 4 HRs.) Jordan Zimmermann is 5 – 1 – with a 1.64 ERA , plus a WHIP of 0.75.

11.  Kansas City Royals 17 – 10:  Lorenzo Cain has a .341 Avg with 31 Hits and 16 RBI in 25 GP.  Alex Gordon is hitting .303 – with 36 Hits, 20 RBI and 19 Runs in 27 GP.  Alcides Escobar has 33 Hits and 7 SB in 27 GP.  Bruce Chen has thrown 9.2 scoreless Innings in relief.  Luke Hochevar has a 0.84 ERA in 10.2 IP.  Jeremy Guthrie is 4 – 0 with a 2.40 ERA.  Ervin Santana is 3 – 1 with a 2.00 ERA.  Greg Holland has fanned 19 hitters in just 11 IP.

12.  Oakland Athletics 18 – 14: Jed Lowrie has a .322 Avg and has 37 Hits, .414 OBP and 11 2B in 30 GP.  Josh Donaldson has a .302 Avg – with 35 Hits, 11 Doubles and 22 RBI.  Coco Crisp has 16 XBH ( 10 2B, 1 3B and 5 HRs) – while he has 24 Runs in 24 GP.  Yoenis Cespedes has helped the club go 13 – 5 in his Games Played – while racking 5 HRs and 16 RBI.  The A’s have 9 players with at least 11 RBI.  Seth Smith has 8 Doubles and 17 RBI in 99 AB.  Derek Norris has 14 Walks, a .405 OBP – and has scored 14 Runs in just 21 GP.  The Athletics lead the Majors in Runs (172), Walks (149) and Doubles (73).  Grant Balfour is perfect in 5 Save Attempts.

13. Arizona DiamondBacks 16 – 15: Didi Gregorius is 13 – 30 (.433) with 3 HRs and 4 2B already.  Gerardo Parra has 36 Hits and 20 Runs in 30 GP.  Paul Goldschmidt has 21 RBI and 20 Walks in 31 GP.  Patrick Corbin is 4 – 0 with a 1.80 ERA.  Matt Reynolds has thrown 15.1 IP of scoreless baseball out of relief.

14. Colorado Rockies 18 – 13: The Rockies lead the Majors in 3B/HRs/BA/OBP/SLG and OPS.  New 3B Nolan Arenado has 3 HRs and 8 RBI in his 1st 31 AB.  Troy Tulowitzki has a 3 Slash of .348/.435/1.098 with 7 HRs, 28 RBI and 7 2B in 28 GP.  Michael Cuddyer is .333/.400/1.013 with 7 HRs, 8 2B and 24 RBI.  He has 37 Hits in 29 GP.  Dexter Fowler has hit 8 HRs and scored 21 Runs in 29 GP.  Carlos Gonzalez has 37 Hits in 29 GP – including 16 XBH (9 2B, 1 3B and 6 HRs).  Wilin Rosario has 7 HRs and 19 RBI in just 89 AB.  Josh Rutledge has scored 21 Runs in 29 GP.  Gonzalez, Tulowitzki, Fowler and Cuddyer all have .400 OBP’s.  Rex Brothers has a 0.63 ERA in 14.1 IP.  Rafael Betancourt has saved 8 straight games to start the year.

15. Pittsburgh Pirates 17 – 14:  Starling Marte has hit .325, with 40 Hits, 10 SB and 24 Runs in 30 GP.  Russell Martin has 6 HRs in just 92 AB in his 1st season with Pittsburgh.  Michael McKenry has 3 HRs in 9 Games.  The Catcher tandem for the Bucs has clubbed 9 HRs and driven 17 RBI in 118 AB.  Jason Grilli has Saved all 12 of his SVO this year with a 0.69 ERA.  Mark Melancon has a 0.56 ERA in 16 IP.  A.J. Burnett has K’d 57 hitters in 42 IP – along with his 2.57 ERA in his 7 GS.

16. Tampa Bay Rays 14 – 16:  James Loney is hitting .398 ( has a .444 OBP) with 33 Hits in 30 GP.  Evan Longoria has raked 34 Hits and scored 20 Runs in 30 GP. Ben Zobrist has hit 8 Doubles and driven in 21 RBI.  Desmond Jennings has also hit 8 Doubles and scored 23 Runs.  Matt Moore is 5 – 0 with a 1.95 ERA and has 41 SO in 37 IP.  Alex Cobb is 4 – 2 with a 2.79 ERA.

17. Cleveland Indians 14 – 14:  Carlos Santana has a 3 Slash of .379/.471/1.160 with 15 BB, 15 XBH (9 2B and 6 HRs) and 33 Hits overall in just 24 GP.   Mark Reynolds has smacked 9 HRs and 26 RBI while he has scored 19 Runs in just 27 GP.  Bryan Shaw has a 0.69 ERA in 13 IP – including 8 straight scoreless Appearances.  Closer Chris Perez has a 0.90 ERA in 10 IP.  Joe Smith made it through his 1st 10 Appearances without yielding a run before he let in 1 ER yesterday.  He still has a 0.93 ERA in 9.2 IP.

18. LA Dodgers 13 – 17:  Nick Punto has hit .353 in 51 AB.  Adrian Gonzalez has 33 Hits and 22 RBI in his 1st 98 AB.  Carl Crawford has hit .311 with 32 Hits, 6 SB and scored 21 Runs in 28 GP.  Mark Ellis has a .342 BA with 25 Hits in 20 GP.  Clayton Kershaw has logged 48 .2 IP and SO 52 during his 1st 7 GS.  Kershaw is  3 – 2 with a 1.66 ERA.  Hyun-Jin Ryu has punched out 48 hitters in 43.2 IP.

19. Milwaukee Brewers 14 – 16: The Brewers lead the Majors in SB.  Carlos Gomez has rewarded the Brew Crew for extending his salary by 3 slashing .368/.429/.955 – with 15 XBH (7 2B, 2 3B and 6 HRs) – while adding 7 SB and pasted 39 Hits and scoring 21 Runs.  Jean Segura has hit .333 with 37 Hits and 7 SB in 29 GP.  Ryan Braun is hitting .311 with 7 HRs and 23 RBI.  Yuniesky Betancourt is doing his best Braun impression clubbing 7 HRs and 22 RBI.  Jim Henderson has converted his 1st 6 Saves as the teams Closer.

20. Seattle Mariners 15 – 18:  Mike Morse has clubbed 9 HRs thus far.  Kyle Seager has 36 hits – including 17 XBH (11 2B, 1 3B and 4 HRs) in 32 GP. Michael Saunders has 4 HRs, 11 RBI and has scored 14 Runs in just 15 GP.  Tom Wilhelmsen has been perfect in his 8 Saves – and holds a 0.64 ERA in 14 IP .  Stephen Pryor had pitched a scoreless 7.1 IP before he was placed on the 15 Day DL.  Oliver Perez has refined his pitching to hold an ERA of 0.73 in 12.1 IP as a LHP specialist.  Felix Hernandez is 4 – 1 with a 1.60 ERA and 51 SO in 50.2 IP.  Hisashi Iwakuma is 3 – 1 with a 1.61 ERA and a WHIP of 0.76

21. Philadelphia Phillies 14 – 18: Chase Utley is off to a 6 HR and 21 RBI start through 32 GP.  Ryan Howard has 9 Doubles and has been 12 RBI in his last 14 GP.  Michael Young is hitting .318 with 34 Hits in 31 GP.  Kyle Kendrick is 3 – 1 with a 2.43 ERA in 40.2 IP over 6 GS.  Antonio Bastardo has a 0.90 ERA in 10 IP.  Jonathan Papelbon has Saved 5 straight games.  Mike Adams has fanned 17 hitters in 12 frames.

22. Chicago White Sox 12 – 17: Alex Rios has hit 7 HRs in his 1st 30 GP.  Alejandro De Aza has scored 18 Runs in 29 GP.  Jesse Crain has a 1.29 ERA – and has K’d 18 batters in 14 IP.  Jake Peavy, Dylan Axelrod, Chris Sale and Jose Quintana all have ERA’s under 4 – which is quite respectable playing in the AL – and in US Cellular Field for their home park.  Jake Peavy has SO 39 guys in 32 IP.  Addison Reed has Saved 11 out of 12 Save Opportunities – yielding a 2.40 ERA and opponents BA of .170.

23. LA Angels 11 – 20:  Peter Bourjos is hitting .313 with 26 Hits in 22 GP.  Mark Trumbo is on fire right now with 8 HRs, 8 Doubles and 20 RBI – while collecting 37 Hits in 31 GP.  While Mike Trout has not been 2012 MT, he has bashed 17 XBH ( 9 2B, 3 3B and 5 HRs) – and he has collected 22 RBI in 30 GP.  Sean Burnett has a 1.04 ERA in 11 Appearances.  Ernesto Frieri has mowed down 18 batters in 13.2 IP while posting a 2.03 ERA – while converting 4 of 5 Save Opportunities.

24. Minnesota Twins 13 – 14:  Joe Mauer is only hitting .286, however he has 30 Hits in 26 GP.  Eduardo Escobar has hit .333 in his 1st 42 AB.  Josh Willingham has Walked 19 times and holds a .400 OBP – despite owning a BA of just .231.  Glen Perkins has collecte 7 straight Saves as the clubs Closer.  Jared Burton has K’d 13 hitters in 12.1 IP, along with holding down a 1.46 ERA in 13 Appearances.

25. Toronto Blue Jays 11 – 21:  Edwin Encarnacion has clubbed 9 HRs (with 7 HRs in a 7 Game stretch last week) and 21 RBI.  J.P. Arencibia has 8 HRs in his 1st 31 GP.  Rajai Davis has 6 SB in 70 AB over his 1st 22 GP.  Jose Bautista has 7 HR and 17 BB in his 25 GP.  Casey Janssen has a 0.90 ERA – and converted all of his 7 Saves.  Brett Cecil has SO 19 batters over 16.2 IP – while carrying a 1.62 ERA.

26. New York Mets 12 – 18: John Buck has come back from the dead to post 10 HRs and 29 RBI.  Daniel Murphy has managed to hit 32 Base Knocks and score 20 Runs in 28 GP.  David Wright is as solid as always with 23 RBI and 20 Runs in 28 Games.  Justin Turner has hit .341 in 41 AB – playing defense all over the field.  The folklore continues with Jordany Valdespin as a PH.  He has clubbed 6 HRs and knocked in 14 RBI in just 53 AB lifetime.  This is good for a .854 OPS.  Read the top picture as Matt Harvey was the NL Pitcher of the Month for these Rankings.  Bobby Parnell has a 0.62 WHIP, 2 – 0 Record and a 1.38 ERA in 13 IP thus far.

27. San Diego Padres 13 – 18:  Yonder Alonso has been an RBI machine in the last 7 days – bringing his overall total up to 20 in 31 GP.  Chris Denorfia is hitting .302.  Everth Cabrera has 8 SB in 31 GP.  Luke Gregerson has a 1.17 ERA in 15.1 IP.  Huston Street is 7 for 7 in Save Chances.

28. Chicago Cubs 11 – 20:  Catcher Welington Castillo is batting .307 with 27 Hits in 24 GP.  Anthony Rizzo has run into 8 HRs and 8 Doubles with 21 RBI.  David DeJesus has 15 XBH (10 2B, 1 3B and 4 HRs).  Nate Schierholtz is hitting .302 with 11 2B.  Kevin Gregg has come back from the dead to throw 6.1 IP of scoreless baseball – and collect 4 Saves.  Travis Wood has a 2.50 ERA and a WHIP of 0.91 in 6 GS. Their top 4 Starters of Wood, Jeff Samardzija, Scott Feldman and Carlos Villanueva have ERA’s that range from 2.50 – 3.34.

29. Miami Marlins 10 – 22:  Despite bad numbers across the board, Juan Pierre has still swiped 11 Bags so far to lead the NL (including  his 600 SB – becoming the 18th player in MLB History to do so).  Rookie Marcell Ozuna has started his Career 11 – 23 (.478) – with a huge HR against the Phillies in a win the other night.  Rob Brantly has 7 Doubles in 78 AB.  Kevin Slowey is featuring a 1.81 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP  in his 7 GS.  Rookie Jose Fernandez has 32 SO and a 1.06 WHIP in 31.0 IP.

30.  Houston Astros 8 – 24:  The Astros lead the Majors in Strikeouts – and are on pace to shatter the ALL – Time Record.  Jose Altuve continues to improve every year – hitting .331 with 43 Hits in 31 GP.  Carlos Corporan .324, Brandon Barnes .324 and Ronny Cedeno .304 are all over the .300 BA mark with limited AB.  Rick Ankiel is struggling with a .194 BA – but has 5 HRs in 62 AB.

Justin Upton came to Atlanta a year after finishing 2012 with .280/.355/.430 slash line and only 17 HRs.  So far he is .278/.380/1.037 - with 12 HRs and 21.  For his efforts, Justin Upton is our NL Hitter of the Month.

Justin Upton came to Atlanta a year after finishing 2012 with .280/.355/.430 slash line and only 17 HRs. So far he is .278/.380/1.037 – with 12 HRs and 21 RBI in the 1st 30 Games of 2013.  The Braves have been carried by this OF, still holding an 18 – 12 Record  to the lead the NL East (after a 12 – 1 Start).  For his efforts, Justin Upton is our NL Hitter of the Month.

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Ben Fallon (Left) and Chuck booth (Right)  at Nats Park (Patriots Day 2012)

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I played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University. Post-concussion symptoms from previous football and baseball head injuries forced me to retire by age 19. After two nearly made World Record Attempts in 2008, I set a New World Record by visiting all 30 MLB Parks (from 1st to last pitch) in only 24 Calendar Days in the summer 0f 2009. In April of 2012, I established yet another new GWR by visiting all 30 Parks in only 23 Calendar Days! You can see the full schedule at the page of the www.mlbreports.com/gwr-tracker . In 2015, I watched 224 MLB Games, spanning all 30 MLB Parks in 183 Days. Read about that World Record Journey at https://mlbreports.com/183in2015/229sked2015/

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