Chicago White Sox get respect in MLB’s 2021 power rankings

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The Chicago White Sox should be in the top five but just missed it.

Rounding out the top-three of the power ranking is the New York Yankees. That selection is a bit curious because they haven’t done much to prove they are better than last year. In fact, the need for some more starters behind Gerrit Cole is glaring and DJ LeMahieu might be on his way out the door as well. There is a chance the MVP nominee will return but it is strange that he isn’t back yet.

In fourth is probably the team that should have made it to the World Series from the National League which is the Atlanta Braves. Atlanta isn’t as good on paper as the two other NL teams ahead of them but they were one win away from the World Series in 2020. In fact, they had a 3-1 series lead before blowing it to Los Angeles. They are going to be great again in 2021 with their already loaded roster so expect them to hover around the top-five all season long.

Next is where things feel respectful and disrespectful at the same time. They put the Minnesota Twins at five and the Chicago White Sox at six. They even mentioned in the description for the Twins that they were on the fence about putting the White Sox ahead of them at fifth. They absolutely should have put the White Sox ahead of them. Minnesota is going to be missing Jake Odorizzi and Rich Hill which will take a hit at their hitting depth and their offense probably won’t be as good either.