Every team in the West has officially played at least 10 games and it’s time for an updated power rankings.
We’re trying to stay unbiased here but no one seems to be on the Dodger’s level. The offense scored less than 3 runs once in their first 13 games. They’re second overall in team ERA with a 2.42.
Corey Seager is looking like an MVP leading the league in almost every expected stat and actual hard hits. Kershaw can apparently time travel back to 2014 form. Dustin May broke the internet.
And they don’t look even close to their best. The league should be terrified.
Any team trying to dethrone the Astros is America’s team. It’s the same scrappy team that seems to go unnoticed every year but with stars beginning to form.
Ramon Laureano is proving his success last year was no fluke. Matt Chapman is still doing Chapman things. They’ve had TWO WALK OFF GRAND SLAMS ALREADY!
While the Montas/Luzardo duo is taking shape with a 2.25 and 2.31 ERA respectively. Overall the team ranks 6th in team ERA as well.
This could be their year to finally avoid the dreaded wild card game.
The Rockies have the third best pitching staff in the West right now. They have a team ERA of 3.03. Largely lead by great starting pitching thus far. Granted they’ve only played a few games in Colorado.
Still, the offense has always been there. Nolan Arenado could play this game blindfolded. Blackmon continues to be a hit machine. Trevor Story is still one of the best shortstops in the league. And now Matt Kemp gets to hit every day.
That’s not even mentioning McMahon, Murphy, Dahl, Tapia, Hilliard, and even more batting depth.
Absolutely loaded and coming out of the gates blistering hot.
They had a shot after taking game one from the Dodgers to shoot up the rankings. Unfortunately for them they dropped games two and three, even with a no hitter going into the 6th of game 2.
It’s a long season though, and the Padres have reinforcements coming. Specifically, when will they release McKenzie Gore? A young lefty who draws comparisons to none other than Clayton Kershaw.
Trent Grisham looks like an absolute steal if he can stop making game losing mistakes in the field. Machado is starting to try which should scare pitchers everywhere. Tatis is only getting better. And Hosmer recently had a 6 RBI game before hitting the IL. We have a full roster deep dive here.
They’re only getting better and they started hot. They seem to have a grudge against the Dodgers. Nothing would make them happier than stealing the division or eliminating their division favorite.
Ohhhhhhh boy. Well Verlander is shut down, possibly for the year. Osuna needs Tommy John. Alvarez has still not debuted. Greinke and most of the rotation is struggling out of the gate. And their big three forgot how to hit when they don’t know what’s coming. Oh, and they all made an enemy out of Joe Kelly.