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The 2021 MLB season is inching towards May, and teams are starting to gain their identities. Here are our latest power rankings.
The 2021 MLB season is starting to cruise along, and it looks like it is going to be an absolute battle in the NL West. The New York Yankees are finally winning some games, and as we inch closer to May, teams are starting to show their true colors.
With that said, here are our latest 2021 MLB Power Rankings before Monday, April 26 games.
Detroit Tigers (7-15)
Last rank: 29
Coming in dead last this week, falling from No. 29 to No. 30, is the Detroit Tigers, who looked by far like the worst team in baseball. They have the worst record, the worst run differential, and they are currently in last place in a division that has only one team with a record over .500 heading into Sunday.
Colorado Rockies (8-13)
Last rank: 30
If the Colorado Rockies could play all of their games at home, they would be a lot higher in this power rankings, as they are 7-7 inside Coors Field and 0-6 on the road. Colorado does have a bright spot in starter Jon Gray, who was a top prospect of the team what seems like decades ago and has found his groove in 2021. Firing Jeff Bridich might help.
Minnesota Twins (7-13)
Last rank: 27
It seems like an eternity ago that the Minnesota Twins were winning 100-plus games, but that was only back in the 2019 MLB season. This year, they have battled through injuries and inconsistent play, but luckily for them, the entire AL Central is under .500 outside of the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals, so there is time. Miguel Sano going on the IL does not help, though.
Baltimore Orioles (9-12)
Last rank: 26
Unlike the Colorado Rockies, the Baltimore Orioles probably wish they could play all of their games on the road, as they are 1-8 at home, and 7-4 away from Camden Yards. Baltimore is currently in second-to-last place in the AL East, and it seems like it could be another year destined for the cellar in the division.
Texas Rangers (9-13)
Last rank: 18
After a solid start to the season, the Texas Rangers find themselves at the bottom of the AL West, a division that could send multiple teams to the playoffs this season. The Rangers have gotten good starting pitching this season, and also have some exciting young bats in the lineup, but they have to start playing consistent baseball before the division slips away.
Arizona Diamondbacks (11-11)
Last rank: 28
The Arizona Diamondbacks rise in our latest MLB Power Rankings, thanks to a four-game winning streak they had during this past week, with every win coming on the road. Arizona has gotten tremendous production from catcher Carson Kelly this season, as he is batting over .340 with five home runs and 12 runs batted in.
Toronto Blue Jays (10-11)
Last rank: 22
The Toronto Blue Jays are getting the Steven Matz that the New York Mets were hoping for, as he has been outstanding through his four starts with the team. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continues to rake, and Bo Bichette had a great moment this past week, blasting one out of Fenway Park nearly to the spot where his parents met.
Miami Marlins (9-12)
Last rank: 19
Say what you want about the Miami Marlins, but going into Sunday’s action, they were the only team in the NL East with a positive run differential. Miami has struggled at home this season, but they are still only 1.5 games out of first place and are getting solid contributions from veterans like Starling Marte and Corey Dickerson at the plate.
Cleveland Indians (9-11)
Last rank: 13
The Cleveland Indians drop nine spots in our latest MLB Power Rankings, this after going into Sunday’s matchup with the New York Yankees trying to avoid a four-game sweep. The highlight of the week was a Shane Bieber vs. Gerrit Cole matchup inside Progressive Field, but Cole got the best of Bieber in a 2-1 final.
Pittsburgh Pirates (11-11)
Last rank: 23
The Pittsburgh Pirates get a two-spot bump this week, as they have won three series in a row, and are playing some consistent baseball over the past week. Todd Frazier is getting promoted from the alternate site and should inject some production on the field, as well as being a leader in the clubhouse, something he has been known for his entire career.