MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets Surging To The Top

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Apr 12, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Home plate umpire Jim Wolf (28) and Kansas City Royals catcher

Salvador Perez

(13) separates starting pitcher

Yordano Ventura

(30) and Los Angeles Angels center fielder

Mike Trout

(27) as they exchange words after Trout scored a run in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

22. Los Angeles Angels (5-7) The Angels went 3-3 this week, but when looking at their opponents you can’t help but be a little disappointed. They won the series against the Rangers, but then came back and lost the one against the Houston Astros. It was a tale of two series, as they scored 18 runs against the Rangers and then only nine against the Astros. Garrett Richards was able to make his season debut on Sunday and will be a welcomed addition to this team.

21. Minnesota Twins (5-7) The Twins had a surprisingly strong week, going 4-2. That included two series wins, as they delivered the Kansas City Royals their first loss of the season and then took two of three from the Indians. That very well could be the highlight of the Twins season, as they have the fourth worst run differential in MLB, which will eventually even out with their record. Paying a visit to the Royals and Mariners this week will be rough sledding. The Royals will want revenge, while the Mariners’ offense is clicking.

20. Seattle Mariners (5-7) After a tough series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, where they were swept, the Mariners were able to take two of three from the Rangers. The first two games of that Dodgers series were actually there for the taking, but the bullpen imploded at the end each time for the Mariners. One highlight though, Nelson Cruz is mashing the ball. He launched six home runs this past week, going .500 at the plate, with 10 RBI. That is exactly what the Mariners signed him for, as he is giving Robinson Cano much needed protection in the lineup.

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