April 25, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish (11) watches the game against the New York Yankees from the dugout at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Rangers won beating the Yankees 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE

MLB Power Rankings: Texas Rangers Stay on Top

Call to the Pen’s weekly Major League Baseball power rankings are put together based upon the input of the site’s writers.  Our staff ranked teams and shared comments to explain where certain clubs placed on the list.  Be sure to let us know how you think we did in the comments section!

1. Texas Rangers

“Every day proving that they are the best right now.” – Lew Freedman

Josh Hamilton is a one man wrecking crew!” – Chris Carelli

2. St. Louis Cardinals

“No hangover from losing Tony La Russa and Albert.” – Lew Freedman

3. Detroit Tigers

“Missing Doug Fister, but Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are doing their thing.” – Blaine Blontz

4. New York Yankees

“Talk of Jeter’s demise has been quieted once again.” – Chris Carelli

5. Los Angeles Dodgers

Matt Kemp’s line: .449/.513/.942.  Pitching’s also doing its part” – Blaine Blontz

6. Washington Nationals

“The Nationals are one of the best teams in baseball, yet I haven’t heard much news on them…what’s up with that!” – Matt Musico

7. Toronto Blue Jays

“Sure, it’s too early in the season to get really carried away, but these games are banked, and rest-of-season projections need to adjust accordingly. With the Blue Jays hanging tough in the AL East and the Angels off to a slow start, the insane possibility of 4 AL East teams making the playoffs suddenly seems a little less crazy. Fans of the Blue Jays would certainly take it.” – Kyle Davis

8. Atlanta Braves

“Just sent down an ineffective Jair Jurrjens, yet they’re 7-3 in their last 10. Imagine what they could be like once Jurrjens gets back on track.” – Matt Musico

9. Tampa Bay Rays

“The offense has been alright, and the top three of the rotation have been solid.  Rays need Matt Moore to improve.” – Blaine Blontz

10. Arizona Diamondbacks

“Injuries have taken their toll early, but Diamondbacks are weathering the storm.  Daniel Hudson needs to be better.” – Blaine Blontz

11. San Francisco Giants

Tim Lincecum finally looked like Tim Lincecum at Citi Field. Plus, the offense flexed their muscles. Could make the NL West race a little more interesting.” – Matt Musico

12. Chicago White Sox

“Overachieving for the time being.” – Lew Freedman

13. Baltimore Orioles

“Mediocrity is good news in Baltimore.” – Lew Freedman

14. Milwaukee Brewers

15. Philadelphia Phillies

“Underachieving for the time being.” – Lew Freedman

16. New York Mets

“Mets will take two games over .500 at this point.  Losing Jason Bay and Mike Pelfrey hurts.” – Blaine Blontz

17. Cincinnati Reds

“Team is picking up speed, winning three straight and six of last 10”. – Blaine Blontz

18. Boston Red Sox

“This may be a generous spot, still waiting for a win streak to level things off.” – Chris Carelli

“Hard for it to get much worse.” – Lew Freedman

19. Colorado Rockies

20. Los Angeles Angels

Albert Pujols can’t find his stroke and the Angels find themselves in the basement of the American League West”. – Blaine Blontz

21. Cleveland Indians

22. Miami Marlins

“After reaching .500, the Marlins have dropped four straight.” – Blaine Blontz

23. Pittsburgh Pirates

24. Oakland A’s

“I was able to go to an A’s home game last week. Before they can get back to relevance, they need to get out of Oakland. The fans just don’t care that much. The environment felt like a minor league game.” – Matt Musico

25. Seattle Mariners

“Their offense hits a new low by being the victim of a perfect game. Jesus Montero (.241/.259/.370) isn’t working out all that much just yet.” – Matt Musico

26. Houston Astros

27. Chicago Cubs

28. Kansas City Royals

“Wasn’t this supposed to be the year of the turnaround?” – Lew Freedman

29. Minnesota Twins

30. San Diego Padres


The Rangers are continuing to show they are the class of the majors, while the National League still appears to be wide open.  Check back next week for our next edition of MLB Power Rankings!

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