MLB Power Rankings 2: Do The Mariners Move Up?

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We have a bit more data for the 2018 MLB season. That means it is time for us to update our Power Rankings! The Mariners have looked good since our last talk, so how far up did they move in this round? Let’s find out!

If you missed the first set of power rankings, you can take a look here. Remember, while we have more data to go on than last time, but 15 or so games is hardly enough for me to drastically change my preseason thoughts. With that in mind, let’s get started.

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  • 30- Miami Marlins

  • 29- Kansas City Royals

  • 28- Chicago White Sox

  • 27- Detroit Tigers

  • 26- San Diego Padres

  • 25-  Tampa Bay Rays

As it was last week, the bottom 6 teams are all teams known to be “tanking” in 2018. There is a lot of talent on these 6 teams, but not enough to make them much more than 70 win teams. Detroit and San Diego will probably get hot at some point this year, as they have the most talent on this list. Otherwise, I suspect these 6 teams are battling it out for the #1 Overall Pick come September.

  • 24- Cincinnati Reds

  • 23- Baltimore Orioles

  • 22- Texas Rangers

  • 21- San Francisco Giants

  • 20- Oakland A’s

The Orioles, Rangers, and Giants, are mediocre teams off to bad starts. In the case of Texas, they are dealing with significant injuries at the moment. But all 3 teams are rather old, and just lack the true firepower to overcome the bad starts they are on.

Cincinnati and Oakland are on the other end of the spectrum. They are young, talented, and may not be more than a year away from being legitimate playoff contenders. But in 2018, they will have to scrape and claw their way to 75 wins, and thus, rank in the bottom third of our Power Ranks.