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MLB Power Rankings Week Five

Who will be number one in the MLB Power Rankings for Week Five? Could it be the Yankees who have won eight of their last ten? Or the Dodgers currently riding a six game win streak?

The Ravens defeated the Washington Commanders by a score of 17-15 in the season's final preseason game. Before looking ahead to Week One, it's time to recap the game's action.

The MLB Power Rankings for week five have arrived. At the top of the rankings we have a few teams that have yet to separate themselves from the pack. Although the Dodgers and Yankees have been playing better than most teams, one injury can ruin a season. With the first ten teams within a few games of each other, the season is still young and teams are still trying to find their identity.

The Dodgers continued their pace and had a strong week while riding a six game win streak. The New York Yankees have had to literally weather a few storms on their way to eight wins in their last ten games. The Mets are heating up with their best power hitter finding his groove. The Philadelphia Phillies continue to disappoint.

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers (19-7, .731) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are riding a six game win streak and are 7-3 in their last ten games.
  2. New York Yankees (19-8 .704) — The Yankees are 8-2 in their last 10 including a stellar 11-4 home record.
  3. New York Mets (20-10, .667) — Pete Alonso is doing Pete Alonso things right now. Along with his .357/.379/1.129 slash over the past week, Alonso has also contributed three homeruns and two doubles.
  4. Milwaukee Brewers (19-10, .655)
  5. San Diego Padres (19-10, .655) — Manny Machado is carrying the load with Fernando Tatis Jr. out. Machado added three homeruns this past week for the San Diego Padres. The Padres should sit in the top five of our MLB Power Rankings all season especially with the return of Tatis Jr.
  6. Los Angeles Angels (19-11, .633)
  7. Minnesota Twins (18-11, .621)
  8. Tampa Bay Rays (18-11, .621) — The Tampa Bay Rays are currently being led by Manuel Margot. In his last seven games (26 plate appearances), Margot is hitting .500/.539/1.580 including three homeruns, 12 RBI’s, two doubles and one triple. The Rays being this high are one of our surprises in the MLB Power Rankings.
  9. Houston Astros (18-11, .621) — Jose Altuve is heating up with three home runs in his last 27 plate appearances.
  10. St. Louis Cardinals (16-12, .571) — Although we have seen a lack of run production from Paul Goldschmidt, he still managed seven walks in his last seven games. Goldschmidt was on base in 45% of his plate appearances this last week.
  11. Toronto Blue Jays (17-13, .567)
  12. Colorado Rockies (16-12, .571)
  13. San Francisco Giants (16-12, .571)
  14. Chicago White Sox (14-13, .519) — Starting pitcher Dylan Cease stepped up big time for the White Sox over two starts this week. In 12 innings, Cease struck out 19 batters while only walking three on his way to giving up only five hits and one run. The White Sox are poised to make a run up our MLB Power Rankings.
  15. Arizona Diamondbacks (15-14, .517) – Starting pitcher Zac Gallen shouldered the load for the rotation this past week with 13 1/3 innings pitched over two starts.
  16. Cleveland Guardians (14-14, .500)
  17. Atlanta Braves (14-16, .467) — 28-year-old starting pitcher Max Fried added 14 strikeouts over two starts and 13 innings for the Braves.
  18. Miami Marlins (13-15, .464) — Despite playing sub-.500 baseball, one bright spot for the Marlins has been Jesus Aguilar. The 32 year old hit two homeruns the past week on his way to a .367/.367/1.033 slash line. The Marlins have quite a bit more work to do in a competitive division to increase their spot in our MLB Power Rankings.
  19. Philadelphia Phillies (12-16, .429)
  20. Seattle Mariners (13-16, .448) – Starting pitcher Marco Gonzalez was hit around over two starts in the past week. Despite pitching 11 1/3 innings, Gonzales gave up 14 hits, six runs, and four homeruns. If the Mariners expect to compete, Gonzales has to figure it out. The Mariners must figure out pitching to move up in the MLB Power Rankings.
  21. Texas Rangers (11-15, .423)
  22. Pittsburgh Pirates (11-16, .407)
  23. Baltimore Orioles (11-17, .393)
  24. Kansas City Royals (9-16, .360)
  25. Oakland Athletics (10-18, .357)
  26. Chicago Cubs (9-18, .333)
  27. Boston Red Sox (10-19, .345)
  28. Washington Nationals (10-20, .333)
  29. Detroit Tigers (8-19, .296)
  30. Cincinnati Reds (5-23, .179) – The Reds, surprisingly, won their last game and are 2-8 in their last 10 games. After an exciting start or two of lighting up the radar, Hunter Greene has struggled and gave up five homeruns in only 2 2/3 innings of work. With their current resume of work, the Reds might be cemented at the bottom of our MLB Power Rankings for the entirety of the season.

Next week on the MLB Power Rankings we will include the teams ranking from the prior week and some additional information.

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