MLB Power Rankings: Where Do the Mariners Fall?

SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 1: Relief pitcher Edwin Diaz
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SEATTLE, WA – APRIL 1: Relief pitcher Edwin Diaz
SEATTLE, WA – APRIL 1: Relief pitcher Edwin Diaz /

As is common in the sports blogging community, this year, we will be creating our own ” Power Rankings”. The goal of said rankings is to cut through the non-sense, and find the best team in baseball.

With only about a week of baseball to go on, this weeks rankings mostly a combination of last years finish, pre-season thoughts and the little bit of ball we have seen thus far.

So, without further ado, let’s get this started. So let’s make like Drake and start from the bottom.

  • 30. Miami Marlins   

  • 29. Kansas City Royals                                                                                 

  •  28. Detroit Tigers

  • 27. San Diego Padres

  • 26. Tampa Bay Rays

  • 25. Chicago White Sox

Our bottom 6 teams, are all in an obvious state of rebuild. But that doesn’t mean these teams are without talent or upside. Chicago, Tampa Bay and San Diego all have top 5″ish” farm systems, and could be competitive by 2019.

Detroit began its rebuild last season, vastly improving their farm system after trading Justin Verlander and Justin Wilson. Even Miami has got some young, exciting players. Really, only Kansas City has an iffy future in terms of a farm system, and young MLB ready players. That said, Dayton Moore has a proven track record of building up a championship team for nothing.

  • 24. Pittsburgh Pirates

  • 23. Cincinnati Reds

  • 22. Philadelphia Phillies

  • 21. Atlanta Braves

  • 20. Oakland A’s

Much like the first 6 teams on the list, Pittsburgh is in a rebuild. They traded Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole this off-season, but still has some building blocks like Starling Marte and Josh Bell. Cincinnati has some real upside, but might be a year away. If they arrive ahead of schedule, they could shoot up this list fast.

In fact, the Phillies, Braves and A’s are all in similar spots. I have been bullish on the A’s this season, and have even gone as far as to claim that they could sneak into the playoffs this year.