We’re barely ten games into the MLB season, and we already can’t wait to get to the playoffs. After so much anticipation and an exciting Spring Training, we finally got our first look at our new and improved teams, and now it’s time to reassess things a tad. Here’s our definitive top-five ranking of the MLB teams.
5. Cincinnati Reds
Give the Reds credit for coming out of the gate strong and winning five out of six home games. Currently sitting atop the NL Central Division with a 6-3 record, they’ve earned their spot on this list. But it’ll take work for them to maintain it.
4. Minnesota Twins
Although they’ve been shaky, the fact of the matter is that the Twins have an excellent team this year. One highlight so far for them this season has been the 40-year-old Nelson Cruz, who’s hit four homers and gotten a hit in every game so far.
3. New York Yankees
The Yankees have also had a slow start, but the sheer talent on their roster is more than enough for them to crack the top three of this list. If Aaron Judge and company are the players we think they are, they’ll rise to the top of the American League soon enough.
2. San Diego Padres
We were already excited about the Padres before the season started. Then Joe Musgrove threw the first no-hitter in franchise history, and we couldn’t help but feel giddy about their potential this season.
1. Los Angeles Dodgers
Far and away the most talented roster in the league, the Dodgers seem well-equipped to defend their title this season. They’re off to an incredible start as well, leading the league with an 8-2 record.