MLB Power Rankings: Spring Training Edition

Throughout the 2016 season, the Baseball Essential team will release our weekly power rankings for all 30 Major League teams. Each writer from our team will have the opportunity to vote each week, and the votes received will be tallied up and posted for all our readers to view.

As Spring Training is set to begin, we conducted our first power rankings vote of the season. Along with our rankings, we will also acknowledge the team’s highest and lowest ranking for the week.

Here’s our early team rankings as the start of another new season quickly approaches!

1) Chicago Cubs

Highest Ranking: 1
Lowest Ranking: 4

2) New York Mets

Highest Ranking: 3
Lowest Ranking: 7

3) Kansas City Royals

Highest Ranking: 1
Lowest Ranking: 14

4) Houston Astros

Highest Ranking: 2
Lowest Ranking: 17

5) San Francisco Giants

Highest Ranking: 2
Lowest Ranking: 12

6) Pittsburgh Pirates

Highest Ranking: 2
Lowest Ranking: 13

7) St. Louis Cardinals

Highest Ranking: 3
Lowest Ranking: 14

8) Los Angeles Dodgers

Highest Ranking: 2
Lowest Ranking: 16

9) Boston Red Sox

Highest Ranking: 3
Lowest Ranking: 17

10) Toronto Blue Jays

Highest Ranking: 1
Lowest Ranking: 19

11) Arizona Diamondbacks

Highest Ranking: 5
Lowest Ranking: 19

12) Texas Rangers

Highest Ranking: 6
Lowest Ranking: 14

13) Washington Nationals

Highest Ranking: 5
Lowest Ranking: 24

14) New York Yankees

Highest Ranking: 10
Lowest Ranking: 17

15) Detroit Tigers

Highest Ranking: 11
Lowest Ranking: 23

16) Cleveland Indians

Highest Ranking: 12
Lowest Ranking: 22

17) Chicago White Sox

Highest Ranking: 7
Lowest Ranking: 25

18) Baltimore Orioles

Highest Ranking: 14
Lowest Ranking: 21

19) Seattle Mariners

Highest Ranking: 14
Lowest Ranking: 22

20) Los Angeles Angels

Highest Ranking: 15
Lowest Ranking: 23

21) Minnesota Twins

Highest Ranking: 16
Lowest Ranking: 22

22) Tampa Bay Rays

Highest Ranking: 15
Lowest Ranking: 27

23) Miami Marlins

Highest Ranking: 20
Lowest Ranking: 24

24) San Diego Padres

Highest Ranking: 22
Lowest Ranking: 25

25) Oakland Athletics

Highest Ranking: 18
Lowest Ranking: 27

26) Colorado Rockies

Highest Ranking: 24
Lowest Ranking: 28

27) Milwaukee Brewers

Highest Ranking: 25
Lowest Ranking: 28

28) Atlanta Braves

Highest Ranking: 25
Lowest Ranking: 29

29) Philadelphia Phillies

Highest Ranking: 27
Lowest Ranking: 30

30) Cincinnati Reds

Highest Ranking: 29
Lowest Ranking: 30

Now that we have released our rankings, we want to hear from you! Do you agree or disagree with us? Let us know!

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