By: Zac Fluewelling
These rankings are based on a 300 point system, 150 for offensive production and 150 for pitching production. 30 points (1 point for each team) is the most points any team can get in a given category. For instance if the Rays lead the league in HR’s they will get 30 points for that category. The 5 offensive categories used: HR’s, RBI’s, Runs, Average, and SB’s. The 5 pitching categories used: Wins, Saves, WHIP, ERA, and K’s.
1. (↑7) Tampa Bay Rays (14-5): Tampa Bay finishes the week with the best record in the majors and sits atop the FPR (250/300 total points) for the first time. The Rays are first in RBI (112), runs (113), and wins (14). The hottest team is baseball have won 8 of their last 10 and have a 1.5 game lead in the AL east.
2. (↔) New York Yankees (12-6): This just shows how good the AL East truly is. The Yankees have only one category where they did not score at least 20, and that was K’s (15). The Yanks have been able to do this with Javier Vazquez having the worst ERA in April for any Yankee since 1913. They will be probably be here all year, as well as they should in Power Rankings everywhere.