MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand at Start of Spring Training

Pitchers and catchers will begin reporting to spring training later this week, and among other things, that means it's time for an updated version of our MLB power rankings.

These rankings were last updated Jan. 16, so any transactions or injuries that have taken place between then and now factored into any changes in the rankings this time around. There was also some shifting of opinion on how one team stacks up to another.

Notable additions and re-signings during that time include:

  • SP Yu Darvish (CHC)
  • LF Christian Yelich (MIL)
  • CF Lorenzo Cain (MIL)
  • 3B Todd Frazier (NYM)
  • CF Austin Jackson (SF)
  • CF Lewis Brinson (MIA)
  • OF Randal Grichuk (TOR)
  • RP Ryan Buchter (OAK)
  • RP Seung Hwan Oh (TEX)
  • RP Sergio Romo (TB)
  • RP David Hernandez (CIN)
  • SP Jesse Hahn (KC)
  • RP Dominic Leone (STL)
  • SS Alcides Escobar (KC)
  • 1B Brandon Moss (OAK)
  • IF Jose Reyes (NYM)
  • C Andrew Susac (BAL).

There's still a ton of talent left on the free-agent market, though, so expect a lot more activity between now and Opening Day.

As with any offseason power rankings, these are not meant to be predictions for the year ahead, but instead a look at how teams would stack up with the rosters they currently have if the season were to start today.

Keep that in mind, as a lot can still change between now and Opening Day.

     

Note: Players listed in bold on projected rosters indicate newcomers, and italics indicate a player is not on the 40-man roster. An (R) next to a player indicates his rookie status is intact.

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MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand at Start of Spring Training

Pitchers and catchers will begin reporting to spring training later this week, and among other things, that means it's time for an updated version of our MLB power rankings.

These rankings were last updated Jan. 16, so any transactions or injuries that have taken place between then and now factored into any changes in the rankings this time around. There was also some shifting of opinion on how one team stacks up to another.

Notable additions and re-signings during that time include:

  • SP Yu Darvish (CHC)
  • LF Christian Yelich (MIL)
  • CF Lorenzo Cain (MIL)
  • 3B Todd Frazier (NYM)
  • CF Austin Jackson (SF)
  • CF Lewis Brinson (MIA)
  • OF Randal Grichuk (TOR)
  • RP Ryan Buchter (OAK)
  • RP Seung Hwan Oh (TEX)
  • RP Sergio Romo (TB)
  • RP David Hernandez (CIN)
  • SP Jesse Hahn (KC)
  • RP Dominic Leone (STL)
  • SS Alcides Escobar (KC)
  • 1B Brandon Moss (OAK)
  • IF Jose Reyes (NYM)
  • C Andrew Susac (BAL).

There's still a ton of talent left on the free-agent market, though, so expect a lot more activity between now and Opening Day.

As with any offseason power rankings, these are not meant to be predictions for the year ahead, but instead a look at how teams would stack up with the rosters they currently have if the season were to start today.

Keep that in mind, as a lot can still change between now and Opening Day.

     

Note: Players listed in bold on projected rosters indicate newcomers, and italics indicate a player is not on the 40-man roster. An (R) next to a player indicates his rookie status is intact.

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