Daniel Corrigan | June 3rd, 2019
Week nine is here in the MLB and we are seeing the good teams separate from the bad teams. We are also seeing the teams that started off hot fall in the rankings. The Mariners started off 11-2 and are now in full sell mode. You can find my week eight rankings in the link below.
1. Minnesota Twins (40-18)
This Twins team is still mind-blowing to me. The Pitching has been amazing, they are on pace to smash the homerun record, and are just grooving at every point. The signings of Marwin Gonzalez and Nelson Cruz have been remarkable. I see no stop in the Twins and they are steam-rolling to an AL Central crown.
2. Los Angeles Dodgers (41-19)
There is not much to say about Cody Bellinger except……wow. The man is having an unreal start to the year. With Joc Pederson heating up, the Dodgers have an elite lineup with great pitching depth. The gap between the Dodgers and Twins is so small, it’s almost like the Twins are 1a and the Dodgers are 1b.
3. Houston Astros (40-20)
The Astros are so close to being number one as well. They have been red-hot since a slow start to the season. Losing Jose Altuve to injury wasn’t ideal, but the depth of the Astros is very important. They are the oldest team in the AL, but they have exciting young players that make them still lethal.
4. New York Yankees (38-20)
The Injuries to this team should have killed them. But they are thriving. Gio Urshela has still been the surprise of the season for the Yankees. Once they get Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton back, this may be the best team in baseball. I would like to see them add a back-end starter to really complete their great pitching staff.
5. Tampa Bay Rays (35-22)
The Rays have been playing good baseball for over a year now. Like I said last week, they were a very trendy pick for the AL East. If they continue to play at this pace, they will most likely host the Wild Card game, or perhaps win the East. They just need CY Young winner Blake Snell to pitch to his level.
6. Philadelphia Phillies (33-26)
Yes, I really like this Phillies team. I said this last week, While Bryce Harper has struggled, the mentality of a superstar on your team changes the whole team culture. The Phillies need bullpen help, and I expect them to be active at the deadline. They already added Jay Bruce to help replace Odubel Herrera after he was arrested for a domestic dispute.
7. Milwaukee Brewers (34-26)
The Brewers have finally taken back first place from the Cubs. They are playing great baseball and have the best player in the game with Christian Yelich. They still need bullpen and starting depth if they want to take the team to the next level,
8. Atlanta Braves (32-27)
The Braves are very very young and are keeping pace with the Phillies. With Ronald Acuña Jr.looking like the next big mega-star, this team will be good for a long time.
9. Chicago Cubs (31-26)
The Cubs are a hard team to figure out. They should be a lot better than they are playing. And we have seen this level of play from them already. They are no longer a guaranteed playoff team. But don’t be fooled, they are still very good.
10. Colorado Rockies (31-27)
Man, where did this team come from? They are 9-1 in their last 10 and have won eight in a row. I really expected this team to be sellers until they gave Nolan Arenado a massive extension. They need pitching and more bats if they want any shot of winning with their current roster.
Last Five Out
- Texas Rangers
- St Louis Cardinals
- San Deigo Padres
- Oakland Athletics
- Cleveland Indians
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