TTFB staff power rankings: Week 1


Power Rankings are done by the Through The Fence Baseball staff. For the pre-season rankings, 12 staff members weighed in their top 30 teams.

^ – Moved up in the power rankings from the previous week
* – Moved down in the power rankings from the previous week
— – Moved no where in the power rankings from the previous week

Winner: Pittsburgh Pirates – ^ 17 in this week’s power rankings

Loser: Boston Red Sox – * 26 in this week’s power rankings

MLB POWER RANKINGS BY: THROUGH THE FENCE BASEBALL STAFF
WEEK # – PRE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
RK TEAM RATING RECORD CHANGE COMMENTS
1 Phillies 1.50 7-2 ^ 1 Chase who?
2
Rangers 1.50 8-1 ^ 4 The bats they are thumpin’ deep in the heart of Texas.
3 Yankees 4.75 5-4 ^ 1 No early-season slump for Teixeira.

Reds 6.75 6-3 ^ 9 Votto leads the hit parade.
5 Orioles 7.25 6-3 ^ 16 Britton pitching himself into the rotation.
6 Giants 7.75 4-5 * 3 New WS rings are shiny. Giants aren’t.
7 White Sox 7.75 6-3 ^ 2 Sox lead the majors in runs scored.
8 Braves 9.25 4-6 * 1 Something is wrong when Uggla’s glove is better than his bat.
9 Royals 9.75 6-3 ^ 16 Late-inning rallies have KC zooming up the charts.
10 Rockies 11.25 6-2 ^ 4 Only starting staff in MLB without a loss — 5-0.
11 Angels 11.75 5-4 ^ 5 And the Cy Young goes to Jered Weaver.
12 Blue Jays 12.25 5-4 ^ 6 Yesterday Weaver, today King Felix. Jays bats continue to slumber?
13 Pirates 13.25 5-5 ^ 17 Pirates faithful aren’t holding breath just yet.
14 Brewers 13.75 5-5 * 9 Narveson the fifth Brewer starter in history with a 0.00 ERA after two starts. .
15 Dodgers 14.25 5-4 ^ 2 Kemp’s bat keeps LA from sinking lower.
16 Marlins 17.00 5-4 ^ 3 LoMo is the real deal.
17 Indians 17.25 7-2 ^ 11 Seven in a row and counting. As Asdrubal goes, so goes the Tribe.
18 A’s 17.75 4-5 * 7 Bullpen looked rocky at the start, but is coming around.
19 Cardinals 18.25 3-6 * 7 Pujols: .143, 1 HR and 4 RBIs. Hardly contract-year production.
20 Tigers 18.25 3-6 * 5 Cabrera holding up his end of the bargain.
21 Twins 19.00 3-6 * 13 Worst offense in MLB through week one.
22 Padres 22.00 4-4 * 2 Punchless Padres relying on potent pitching.
23 Mets 22.25 4-5 Ike Davis is the man, and that’s the problem.
24 Nationals 22.25 4-5 Can Bryce Harper develop fast enough?
25 Diamondbacks 23.75 4-4 ^ 4 Weekend-series win over Reds has Gibby’s boys thinking positive.
26 Cubs 25.00 4-5 * 4 Soriano’s bat showing signs of life.
27 Red Sox 25.25 2-7 * 26 Indians swept them at The Jake. Nuff said.
28 Astros 26.75 2-7 * 3 2010 late-season success seems to have disappeared.
29 Rays 28.75 1-8 * 19 Manny being Manny isn’t funny any more.
30 Mariners 28.75 2-7 * 4 My, oh my, are the Mariners bad.

 

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  1. I am not going to lie — it is a beautiful thing seeing the Red Sox near the bottom. Nearly brings a tear to my eye.

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