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MLB Power Rankings (Points System): Can anyone catch the Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins?


Welcome to the InscriberMag’s first ever MLB Power Rankings done by a point system. I came up with this to try to avoid all the guessing that goes into rankings. You could have three teams with identical records but because a team won on the road, some experts will put them ahead of another. With a point system, I’m hoping to avoid all those opinionated rankings. It’s still early in the season and most rankings won’t really begin to take form until a month down the road. However, as a baseball fan, I couldn’t help myself with this.

As the season moves forward I will add more points to the system like road wins, division, interleague wins, and wins against playoffs teams. It will add more spice but since were only a week into the 2017 season, we haven’t had a real chance to view teams in those cases yet.




Here is how the Point System is broken down.

A win= 4 points

Score 7+ Runs= 2 points

Gave up 7+ Runs= -2

Shutout a team= 3 points

If YOU get shutout= -3 points

Divison Leader= 3 points

Let’s get down to business and see where your team ranks after the first week of the 2017 MLB season.

30) Seattle Mariners ( -4 points)   Wins- (1)  7+ Runs- (1)  Gave up 7+ Runs (2) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (2)  Division Leader- (0)

29) Atlanta Braves (0 points)   Wins- (1)  7+ Runs- (0)  Gave up 7+ Runs- (0) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (1) Division Leader-(0)

28) St. Louis Cardinals  (2 points)    Wins- (2)  7+ Runs- (1) Gave up 7+ Runs (1) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (2) Division Leader- (0)

27)  Toronto Blue Jays (4 points)    Wins- (1)  7+ Runs- (1) Gave up 7+ Runs (2) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (0)

26) San Francisco Giants (4 points)    Wins-(2)  7+ Runs- (1) Gave up 7+ Runs (3) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (0)  Division Leader- (0)

25)Oakland Athletics (5 points)    Wins- (3)  7+ Runs- (0) Gave up 7+ Runs (2) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (1) Division Leader- (0)

24) San Diego Padres (5 points)   Wins- (3)  7+ Runs- (0) Gave up 7+ Runs (2) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (1) Division Leader- (0)

23) Milwaukee Brewers ( 6 points)    Wins- (2)  7+ Runs- (0) Gave up 7+ Runs (3) Shutout Teams- (o) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (0)

22) Kansas City Royals (6 points)    Wins- (2) 7+ Runs- (1) Gave up 7+ Runs (2) Shutout Teams-(0) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (0)

21) Philadelphia Phillies (7 points)   Wins- (3)  7+ Runs- (1) Gave up 7+ Runs (2) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (1) Division Leader- (0)

20) Detroit Tigers (8 points)    Wins- (3) 7+ Runs- (0) Gave up 7+ Runs (2) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (0)

19) Texas Rangers (8 points)    Wins- (2)  7+ Runs- (2)  Gave up 7+ Runs (2) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (0)

18) New York Mets (8 points)    Wins- (3)  7+ Runs- (0) Gave up 7+ Runs (2) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (0)

17) Pittsburgh Pirates (9 points)    Wins- (3) 7+ Runs- (0) Gave up 7+ Runs (0) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (1) Division Leader-(0)

16) Chicago White Sox (10 points)    Wins- (2)  7+ Runs- (1)  Gave up 7+ Runs (o) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (0)

15) New York Yankees (10 points)    Wins- (2)  7+ Runs- (1)  Gave up 7+ Runs (1) Shutout Teams- (1) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (0)

14) Washington Nationals (12 points)   Wins-(3)  7+ Runs- (1) Gave up 7+ Runs (1) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader-(0)

13) Cleveland Indians (12 points)   Wins-(3)  7+ Runs- (2) Gave up 7+ Runs (2) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader-(0)

12) Boston Red Sox (13 points)    Wins- (3)  7+ Runs- (1) Gave up 7+ Runs (0) Shutout Teams- (1) Got Shutout- (1) Division Leader- (0)

11) Maimi Marlins (19 points)   Wins- (3)  7+ Runs- (2) Gave up 7+ Runs (0) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (1)

10) Los Angeles Dodgers (19 points)   Wins- (4)  7+ Runs- (3) Gave up 7+ Runs (0) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (1) Division Leader- (0)

9) Houston Astros (20 points)   Wins- (4)  7+ Runs- (1) Gave up 7+ Runs (0) Shutout Teams- (1) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (0)

8) Chicago Cubs (20 points)   Wins- (4)  7+ Runs- (2) Gave up 7+ Runs (0) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (0)

7) Colorado Rockies (20 points)   Wins- (5)  7+ Runs- (1) Gave up 7+ Runs (1) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (0)

6) Baltimore Orioles (21 points)   Wins- (4)  7+ Runs- (0) Gave up 7+ Runs (1) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (1)

5) Tampa Bay Rays (23 points) Wins- (5)  7+ Runs- (3) Gave up 7+ Runs (0) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (1) Division Leader- (0)

4) Cincinnati Reds (27 points)   Wins- (4)  7+ Runs- (2) Gave up 7+ Runs (1) Shutout Teams- (3) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (1)

3) Minnesota Twins (27 points)   Wins- (5)  7+ Runs- (2) Gave up 7+ Runs (0) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (1)

2) Los Angeles Angels (27 points)   Wins- (5)  7+ Runs- (2) Gave up 7+ Runs (1) Shutout Teams- (1) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (1)

1) Arizona Diamondbacks (33 points)   Wins- (6)  7+ Runs- (4) Gave up 7+ Runs (1) Shutout Teams- (0) Got Shutout- (0) Division Leader- (1)

The first week of the season has been full of surprises. How many can say they actually picked the Diamondbacks to have the best record in baseball? What about the Phillies who took two from the Nationals this past weekend or the Reds pitching staff that has three shutouts so far? The Twins look to be contenders while the Mariners and Braves are trying their best to keep their heads above water. Have Mike Trout and the Angels finally turned the corner or is this just a mirage? The Rays are an offensive juggernaut, the Cubs are playing a slower pace and the Dodgers are smacking the ball around no matter the pitcher.

One week in and it already has the makings of a magical year.


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