MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets Surging To The Top

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Apr 19, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals right fielder

Bryce Harper

(34) and right fielder

Jayson Werth

(28) in the dugout against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fifth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit:

Brad Mills


19. Tampa Bay Rays (6-7) The Rays had a hot start to the week, taking three of four from the Toronto Blue Jays. They quickly came back to earth, as they got sweep at home by the visiting New York Yankees. Steven Souza Jr. has turned it on in the past week though, as he leads the Rays in all hitting categories. On the mound, Chris Archer has been as good as advertised, as this team has the looks of yet another Rays squad short on talent but won’t be on heart and hustle and could hang around longer than people would expect.

18. Washington Nationals (6-7) After dropping the first two games of the week to the Boston Red Sox, the Nationals ended it by winning four of their next five. Slowly but surely they are beginning to get healthy again, as Denard Span is back to manning centerfield once again. This team will be fine. To start this week they will have a series against the St. Louis Cardinals, which will be a fun one to watch.

17. Toronto Blue Jays (6-7) The Blue Jays looked to have a relatively easy schedule on paper last week, but were unable to take advantage. They went 2-5 against the Rays and Atlanta Braves, but showcased the potential this offense has on a couple of occasions, evident from their +9 run differential. Josh Donaldson had a strong week, hitting his first home runs as a member of the Blue Jays, and seeing his batting average rise from .227 to .314 from last Sunday.

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