mlb_rankings_945
Rank   Team Record   Change   Comment
1 Washington Nationals Washington Nationals 0-0
▲ 2
Max Scherzer further solidifies the Nats' rotation as one of the best in the game.
2 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 0-0
▼ 1
Mike Trout will look to add another MVP to his mantle.
3 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 0-0
▲ 3
Jason Heyward joins the Cardinals a year before hitting free agency.
4 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 0-0
The Dodgers have a talented MLB roster, some of the best prospects in the game, an intelligent front office, and tons of money. Good times in Los Angeles.
5 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 0-0
▲ 6
Could this finally be the year the Mariners play in the World Series?
6 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 0-0
▲ 1
The defending champs will try to end their recent trend of disappointing in odd years.
7 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 0-0
▲ 18
Boston should score runs; the question is whether the rotation can hold leads.
8 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 0-0
▼ 3
The Tigers aren't the elite team they used to be, but don't count them out just yet.
9 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 0-0
▲ 3
Everyone loves the upside of the Indians' rotation.
10 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 0-0
▲ 4
The Blue Jays have a number of fascinating young players.
11 New York Yankees New York Yankees 0-0
▲ 2
Whether the Yankees' rotation can stay healthy will determine how far they go this season.
12 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 0-0
▲ 10
Easily among the most-improved teams in the league, the White Sox are a trendy divisional pick.
13 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 0-0
▼ 11
Baltimore always seems to overachieve. They'll need to do so once more to repeat as division champs.
14 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 0-0
▼ 6
Can the Pirates continue to get the best from A.J. Burnett and Francisco Liriano?
15 New York Mets New York Mets 0-0
▲ 1
Zack Wheeler might be out for the season, but at least Matt Harvey looks like his old self.
16 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 0-0
▲ 3
The Padres are exciting for the first time in a while.
17 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 0-0
▼ 7
There's no reason to ever count out the A's, even after a busy offseason that saw them trade seemingly every veteran.
18 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 0-0
▼ 9
Perhaps this is too low for the AL Champions, however, there's legitimate reason to be cautious about their chances of repeating.
19 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 0-0
▲ 1
The health of Jose Fernandez and Mat Latos could determine if the Marlins are in the playoff chase again late in the year.
20 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 0-0
▲ 4
Kris Bryant is all anyone can talk about these days. Expect him to reach the majors before May.
21 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 0-0
▼ 6
Keep an eye on Jimmy Nelson. He should be better than his '14 numbers suggest.
22 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 0-0
▼ 1
The Reds' competitive hopes rest on getting bounce-back seasons from Joey Votto and Jay Bruce.
23 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 0-0
▼ 5
An offseason of change and a spring of injuries have the Rays closer to the bottom than normal.
24 Houston Astros Houston Astros 0-0
▲ 2
The Astros should be better than any other season under Jeff Luhnow's watch, but they're probably a year away from realistic contention.
25 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 0-0
▲ 3
Last season, Texas couldn't escape injuries. It appears that trend will continue in 2015.
26 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 0-0
▼ 9
Don't expect the Braves to score many runs this season.
27 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 0-0
The Twins aren't far off from being one of the majors' most interesting teams.
28 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 0-0
▲ 1
All eyes will be on Troy Tulowitzki if the Rockies play as poorly as expected heading into the trade deadline.
29 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 0-0
▼ 6
Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard, and Jonathan Papelbon remain with the Phillies—but for how long?
30 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 0-0
The early returns on Yasmany Tomas are underwhelming.