2015 MLB Power Rankings: Tigers, Royals slug their way to the top
Apr 12, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (1) leaps in the air after forcing out Cleveland Indians left fielder Jerry Sands (40) in the fifth inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals are undefeated through the first week of the 2015 MLB season. They are certain to return to the postseason this year, right?
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The Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies are all leading their respective divisions after finishing below .500 last season and not making any notable signings in the offseason. Are they for real?
What is wrong with the Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Angels?
Welcome to overreaction Monday in baseball folks.
This is the time where we all as fans struggle to put the things we have seen into reasonable perspective. With such a small sample size it’s hard to say what is real and what is fake. But I will attempt to do just that with the first of my weekly 2015 MLB power rankings.
1. Detroit Tigers (6-0) – We all knew the Tigers could hit but if Shane Greene and Alfredo Simon continue to pitch like saw last week, a return of the old Justin Verlander will no longer be a concern.
2. Kansas City Royals (6-0) – Welcome to Kansas City Kendrys Morales and Alex Rios. The addition of both players have the Royals second only to the Tigers in batting average and OPS.
3. Toronto Blue Jays (4-2) – The Blue Jays are yet another team hitting their way to success early. And what’s scary about that is the fact that Russell Martin, Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson are any of the ones hitting.
4. San Diego Padres (4-3) – The Padres did a lot this offseason to bolster their offense. Through one week of baseball, they are second in the NL in runs and batting average. They also acquired Craig Kimbrel without trading any valuable pieces.
5. Boston Red Sox (4-2) – The Red Sox showed right away what they will be capable of this year on offense. Who steps up to be the rotation’s ace still remains to be seen.
Next: Where will the LA Dodgers land?