MLB Power Rankings: Week 5


Three teams have started to separate themselves from the pack. The New York Yankees, Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles are all off to great starts to the season. So far, they are the leaders in the clubhouse when it comes to both consistency and talent. The Yankees are getting a lot of help from rookie outfielder Aaron Judge. He is hitting .320 with 13 home runs, 27 RBI and 75 total bases. In addition to leading the Yankees, Judge sits on top of the AL home run race. New York has emerged as one of the top teams in baseball despite playing in one of the most difficult divisions. Washington have been led by first baseman Ryan Zimmerman with a .435 batting average, 13 home runs and 98 total bases. Zimmerman is not only leading the Nationals but all of the MLB in several categories. He has the most RBI, home runs and leads the league in batting average. For Baltimore, there is not one massive standout player. It has been a collection of contributors who have pushed the Orioles. Each team is proving there is more than one way to win in this league. There is still a long road ahead before any team can be seen as the favorite, but these are the three teams to keep your eye on as the season progresses. It will be interesting to see what other teams begin to emerge as the season goes on. Four pitchers lead the league in wins with five. Houston's Dallas Keuchel, Baltimore's Dylan Bundy, Minnesota's Ervin Santana and Los Angeles' Clayton Kershaw all have five wins. Boston's Chris Sale leads the league in strikeouts with 63. The standings and stats referenced in the latest rankings are as of Sunday, May 7. Heavy breaks down the top teams in baseball. Click the arrow on the right side of the page to see Heavy's latest MLB power rankings. (Getty)



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