. Los Angeles Dodgers
Move: Not, Team Rating: 93, Strengths: Starting Pitching & Offense, Weaknesses: Bullpen & Speed The Dodgers are no winning nearly 68% of their matches, and have among the greatest run differentials in baseball. Their pitching was enormous even with aging arms, and what’s clicking on the other side. There is no dethroning the Dodgers this week.
2. New York Yankees
Move: +3, Team Rating: 91, Strengths: Beginning Pitching & Offense, Weaknesses: Injuries & Bullpen
The Yankees just spanned the 50 triumph mark, and they are getting healthier and fitter. This is the AL group to be reckoned with, and once they obtain their rotation straightened out, they will improve more. Overcoming adversity continues to be the biggest strength for New York.
3. Houston Astros
Transfer: -1, Team Rating: 89, Strength: Bullpen, Starting Pitching, Offense, Weakness: None
Injuries have taken a toll on the Houston Astros, but some of them are working their way backagain. They still lead the AL West by 5games, and that is unlikely to change moving ahead.
4. Minnesota Twins
Move: -1, Team Rating: 77, Strengths: Offense, Weaknesses: Starting Pitching & Bullpen
Minnesota has come back down to earth a bit, but certainly are one of the very few teams at or beyond the 50 triumph mark. The Twins have among the best run differentials in the league. I am still hesitant to put them any greater in contrast to the elite groups, but one go will push them over the top.
5. Atlanta Braves
Transfer: +5, Team Rating: 83, Strengths: Crime, Weaknesses: Bullpen
After a subpar beginning to the season, Atlanta is pushing from the NL East. They’re now six matches up on the Phillies, and while I have questions about the rotation, the offense continues to carry the manner.