MLB Power Rankings

            It is nearing the end of April which means the MLB has been underway for almost a month. Every team has played at least 20 games and while we’re still in “small sample” territory, we’ve seen a meaningful sample. We’re a good number of games past the 10 percent mark. Shockingly, The Pittsburgh Pirates are 16-7. That’s the best record in the National League. The only team with a better record made baseball history by starting the season 13-0. The Rays are also the only team with fewer losses than the Pirates. The Pirates currently have a seven-game winning streak. Their longest winning streak last season was four games. In 2021, it was just three. This is the longest winning streak since 2018, which was also the last time the Pirates finished the season with a winning record.

The number one rank for the Official Power Rank is the Rays, followed by the Astros. Ranked third is the Blue Jays, fourth is the Yankees, and fifth is the Brewers. The Pirates ranked tenth this week. There’s young talent in the Pirates rotation with Roansy Contreras and Johan Oviedo. There’s a strong anchor at the back of the bullpen with David Bednar. They have an offensive star in Bryan Reynolds and a defensive wizard in Ke’Bryan Hayes. Coming in last place for the ranking is the Oakland A’s, which should not surprise anyone.

There have already been several upsets and surprises this April with the power rankings, with the Pirates being one of the biggest surprises. There is still time for many changes to take place this season as it is still quite early. It should be an interesting season, however, with all the surprises already.

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