The 2021 MLB season has started with a BANG with MLBTV reporting the most watched 18 day period in its’ 20-season history. Two days ago fans had already watched 1.34 billion minutes of live baseball. So why not go ahead and get our extremely too early power rankings this far into the season of the hottest teams currently. 

Top Five:

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers 

The defending Champions look to be poised for a possible repeat! A 14-4 record on an 8-2 stint knocking in 94 runs and allowing just 56 runs. Adding Trevor Bauer to an already stacked team has been exactly what we thought. Watch out for Walker Buehler chasing his first Cy Young award this year. 

Photos: 2021 Dodger Photo Day at Camelback Ranch-Glendale - Dodger Insider

2. Milwaukee Brewers

Two days ago another team would have been here but the Brewers just swept them in a series. A lot of the production came at the hands of catcher Omar Narvaez, who has already matched his total hits from 2020 (19) in just 48 at-bats adding three dingers to this short season. Pitcher Corbin Burnes has been on FIRE punching out 40 strikeouts without allowing a walk in his four starts. 

Brewers win total odds 2021: Will the Milwaukee Brewers go over or under  win total line? - DraftKings Nation

  1. Oakland A’s 

This may be a bit surprising with their record at 9-10 but the A’s have won 11 straight! Prior to the streak, the A’s were 1-7 on 90 runs batted in and allowing 92 across the plate. Time will only tell if this team has finally put it together with this young pitching staff or if the 100-plus games left will have most preseason predictions corrected. 

Can Oakland A's beat their PECOTA projections again in 2021? - Athletics  Nation

  1. Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox has already put up triple digits in scoring with 103 runs touching home plate and a +27 at runs differential being second to only the Dodgers (+38).  After being swept in the opening series, the Red sox haven’t lost a series and even swept the AL defending champion Tampa Bay Rays thanks to the offense from J.D. Martinez, who has 25 hits, eight doubles, six home runs and 20 runs batted in while maintaining a .368 batting average. 

Verdugo shines for Red Sox in doubleheader sweep over Twins

  1. Chicago White Sox 

Even at 9-9 the White sox has been a scary team to face and one that is ready to run the whole AL division. Yermin Merecedes is the name that everyone around baseball has gotten to know. In only 59 AB’s his stat line is stacked. Mercedes has already racked up four home runs, four doubles, 12 RBIs while boasting a .390 batting average and a .429 on-base percentage as a rookie! 

White Sox rookie Yermín Mercedes homers after five-hit night | RSN

The rest of the field: 

6. Padres

7. Braves

8. Mets

9. Twins

10. Reds

11. Astros

12. Rays

13. Angels

14. Blue Jays

15. Giants

16. Yankees

17. Phillies

18. Indians

19. Mariners

20. Cubs

21. Diamondbacks

22. Cardinals

23. Royals

24. Marlins

25. Nationals

26. Orioles

27. Tigers


29. Rangers

30. Rockies

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