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Major League Baseball Power Rankings After Week 3

Updated on April 21, 2014

MLB Power Rankings

Brandon Moss has the Oakland Athletics at the top of the rankings this week.
Brandon Moss has the Oakland Athletics at the top of the rankings this week. | Source

Oakland Athletics take over top spot in the rankings

1. Oakland Athletics (13-5) - The Athletics went 5-1 this week with a series win in Los Angeles and a series sweep at home against Houston. Strong pitching and timely hitting led to Oakland's great success this week. Last Week #5

2. Milwaukee Brewers (14-5) - The Brewers suffered just their second series loss of the season when hosting the Cardinals, but winning three out of four in Pittsburgh over the weekend, salvaged a winning week for them. Their pitching continues to be strong as Lohse, Gallardo and Estrada have pitched mostly quality starts so far. Last Week #1

3. Atlanta Braves (12-6) - The Braves went 4-2 this week against the Phillies and Mets. Taking both series with strong pitching and power hitting. Last Week #4

4. St. Louis Cardinals (11-8) - The Cardinals went 4-3 this week with a series win at Milwaukee and a series split in Washington. Last Week #2

5. Los Angeles Dodgers (12-7) - The Dodgers went 3-3 this week with a series loss at San Francisco and a series win at home against the Diamondbacks. The return of Matt Kemp and the pending return of Clayton Kershaw will impact their upcoming games. Last Week #3

6. Detroit Tigers (9-6) - The Tigers went 3-2 this week with a series split at home against Cleveland and a series win at home against the Angels. Miguel Cabrera's slow start continued this week, but Verlander and Scherzer are both pitching very well. Last Week #8

7. New York Yankees (11-8) - The Yankees went 5-2 this week with a sweep at home against the Chicago Cubs and a series split on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays. Ivan Nova went down with a torn UCL, so the Yankees pitching depth will be tested early. Last Week #11

8. San Francisco Giant (11-8) - The Giants went 3-3 this week with a series win at home against the Dodgers and a series loss on the road against the Padres. Last Week #6

9. Washington Nationals (11-8) - The Nationals started the week with a series win in Miami, and finished the week with a series split at home against the Cardinals. The Nationals have gone 10-3 so far against teams besides the Braves. Last Week #9

10. Texas Rangers (11-8) - The Rangers went 5-2 on the week with a four game series win at home against the Mariners and a three game series win at home against the Chicago White Sox. Yu Darvish against Felix Hernandez lived up to the hype, and Texas was able to come from behind late for a win. Last Week #16

11. Kansas City Royals (9-8) - The Royals had an excellent week, going 5-1 with a series sweep at Houston and a series win at home against the Minnesota Twins. Last Week #24

12. Boston Red Sox (9-10) - The Red Sox went 4-2 this week with series wins at the White Sox and winning two of the first three of a four game series at home against the Orioles. Tight ballgames were the story of the week for them, with an extra inning win on the road and a walkoff victory on Sunday night against Baltimore. Last Week #12

13. Toronto Blue Jays (10-9) - The Blue Jays went 3-3 this week with a series loss at Minnesota and a series win in Cleveland over the weekend. Buehrle continued his early season dominance in his win over the Indians. Last Week #13

14. Tampa Bay Rays (9-10) - The Rays went 2-4 this week and got swept in a rain shortened series in Baltimore. Over the weekend they split a four game series at home against the Yankees, with a huge offensive outburst on Saturday. Last Week #7

15. Baltimore Orioles (8-9) - The Orioles went 3-2 this week with a two game sweep in a rain shortened series at home against the Rays, and lost two of the first three in the four game series in Boston over the weekend. Ubaldo Jimenez started to show progress in the right direction for the Orioles in Sunday night's outing against Boston. Last Week #20

16. Minnesota Twins (9-9) - The Twins went 3-3 this week with a series win over Toronto at home and a series loss on the road against the Royals. The Twins offense has come to play in their victories this season. Last Week #18

17. San Diego Padres (9-10) - The Padres went 4-3 this week with a series split at home against the Rockies and a series win at home against the Giants. Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner continue to impress. Last Week #22

18. Cincinnati Reds (8-10) - The Reds went 4-2 this week with a series win at home against the Pirates and a series win on the road against the Cubs. Strong pitching by Johnny Cueto was enough to get him his first victory this week. Last Week #25

19. Colorado Rockies (10-9) - The Rockies put together a 4-3 week with series split in San Diego and a series win at home against the Phillies. Trade addition Jordan Lyles is off to a good start in the Rockies rotation. Last Week #23

20. Pittsburgh Pirates (8-11) - The Pirates went 2-5 this week with a series loss at Cincinnati and a four game series loss at home against the Brewers. The addition of Ike Davis should help their offense, but back to back blown saves by Jason Grilli leave questions in their bullpen. Last Week #10

21. New York Mets (9-9) - The Mets put together an impressive week at 4-2, that started with a sweep of the Diamondbacks in Arizona. They returned home to lose a home series against Atlanta over the weekend though. Last Week #27

22. Miami Marlins (9-10) - The Marlins put together a good week at 4-2, but it started with a series loss at home against the Nationals. They swept the Seattle Mariners over the weekend, and appear to be getting back on track. Last Week #26

23. Philadelphia Phillies (8-10) - The Phillies went 2-4 this week with a series loss at home to the Braves, and a series loss on the road to Colorado. Bullpen issues remain for the Phillies, but Jonathan Papelbon was perfect in save opportunities this week. Last Week #15

24. Chicago White Sox (9-10) - The White Sox went 2-4 this week with a series loss at home against the Red Sox, and a series loss on the road at Texas. Jose Abreu broke out of a slump in a big way on Sunday in a 16-2 win. Last Week #14

25. Los Angeles Angels (8-10) - The Angels went 2-4 this week with a series loss at home to the Oakland Athletics and a series loss on the road against the Detroit Tigers. Mike Trout is now 0 for his last 7 with five strikeouts, and will look to rebound this week. Last Week #19

26. Cleveland Indians (8-10) - The Indians went 2-3 this week with series split in a rain shortened series at Detroit and a series loss at home against the Blue Jays. Last Week #21

27. Seattle Mariners (7-11) - The Mariners went 1-6 this week on the road. They lost a four game series at Texas after taking game one, and were swept by the Marlins over the weekend. Felix Hernandez only pitched once this week and received a no decision. Last Week #17

28. Chicago Cubs (5-12) - The Cubs went 1-5 this week after getting swept on the road at Yankee stadium, and losing a series at home against the Reds. Last Week #28

29. Diamondbacks (5-16) - The Diamondbacks have finally moved out of the bottom spot in the rankings, but they went 1-5 on the week and were swept at home by the Mets. A win against the Dodgers was their only win this week in a series loss at Dodger stadium. Last Week #30

30. Houston Astros (5-14) - The Astros 2-0 start to the season is now a thing of the past, as they went 0-6 this week. They were swept at home by the Royals and swept on the road against the Athletics. Last Week #29


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      Joshua Ruga 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thanks for commenting Otoko. It has been tough at times for the NL Central contenders early. The best teams will rise to the top though, and things will stabilize.

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      Cardinal Otoko 4 years ago

      The Cardinals better pull their head out of their collective rear-ends. Starting pitching can only do so much. The Defense has been weak. And their bats right now are very inconsistent. They are lucky no team has taken off in the Central, though I do give the tip of the hat to the Brewers. They aren't going away.

      I dread another Yankee - Red Sox series. I am so tired of seeing every game on National TV series after series. They should be happy I don't control the weather. I'd make sure every game was a rain out.

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      Martell 4 years ago

      Very decent power ranking, prolly better than what ESPN will have tomorrow. Keep up the good work.

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