April 14, 2015 / 3:01 pm

MLB Power Rankings Week 1

1. Kansas City Royals

The Royals picked up right where they left off in 2014. Kansas City did not miss a beat to start the season as they swept the new-look Chicago White Sox and also my favorite for the AL West, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Royals won’t score many runs, but they will win many games with their lockdown bullpen and rock solid defense.

2. Detroit Tigers

What more can you say? The boys from the Motor City have looked dominant in their 6-1 start. The Tigers could not have dreamed of a better start.  They should be high in the rankings throughout the year, but I am concerned about their bullpen.

3. Atlanta Braves

The 6-1 start is a pleasant surprise for Braves fans. This is a team not expected to go very far this season, so this might be the highest I have the Braves in the power rankings all year.

4. Boston Red Sox

I expect the Red Sox to be in the upper echelon of teams throughout the season. They’re off to a 5-2 start and have played pretty good baseball. The Red Sox will open up the home portion of their schedule this week, as they will host the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park.

5. Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays are off to a solid 4-3 start by taking two out of three against the Yankees and Orioles. The Blue Jays should get used to be in the top 10, as they should be competing for the AL East crown.

6. Cincinnati Reds

7. San Diego Padres

8. Colorado Rockies

9. Washington Nationals

10. Los Angeles Dodgers

11. New York Mets

12. St. Louis Cardinals

13. Seattle Mariners

14. Philadelphia Phillies

15. Houston Astros

16. San Francisco Orioles

17. Chicago Cubs

18. Baltimore Orioles

19. Texas Rangers

20. Tampa Bay Rays

21. Chicago White Sox

22. Cleveland Indians

23. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

24. Oakland Athletics

25. Pittsburgh Pirates

26. New York Yankees

27. Arizona Diamondbacks

28. Miami Marlins

29. Milwaukee Brewers

30. Minnesota Twins

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