MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets Surging To The Top

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Apr 19, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman

Aaron Hill

(2) high fives first baseman

Paul Goldschmidt

(44) after they both score on a two run single against the San Francisco Giants as on deck hitter

Nick Ahmed

(back) looks on during the third inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

13. Pittsburgh Pirates (6-6) The Pirates delivered the Detroit Tigers their first loss of the season, then proceed to be shutout the next two games, losing 2-0 and 1-0. They were able to get the bats going a little bit against the Brewers, sweeping them over the weekend. Andrew McCutchen has yet to really get things going yet, speaking to how improved the lineup is around him. Starling Marte and Pedro Alvarez are two of those people helping to improve the lineup, and both showcased their power against the Brewers.

12. Arizona Diamondbacks (7-6) The Diamondbacks had a rather impressive weekend, rather easily disposing of the reigning World Series champion Giants, taking three out of four games. Thier only loss in the series was when the Giants received their World Series rings, so they were obviously pumped up for the game. The Diamondbacks are getting solid contributions across the board thus far this season; is it something that can continue throughout the whole season to keep them right there in the NL West?

11. Chicago Cubs (6-5) The Cubs went 3-3 on the week, but the big news was top prospect Kris Bryant making his major league debut Friday. He promptly went 0-4 with three strikeouts, as some fans felt the need to chant ‘Kris Bryant Sucks,’ during his first MLB appearance. He would then make an error in Game 2, but got things going at the plate as well. He would get hits the next two games, and looks comfortable in the big leagues. It will be a joy watching him in the middle of that lineup for this season and many more to come.

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