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Los Angeles Moves Up in Latest MLB Top 5 Power Rankings

The Dodgers and Angels are making moves in the latest look at the week that was in MLB.

The best teams in baseball largely stay the same from week to week, but there are always some jumps, changes, and sometimes drops. Let's see the best teams in MLB this week.

1) The Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers outscored opponents 38-8 during their six-game win streak. Monday's game could be called a hangover from arriving in Pittsburgh at 2 am, or just an aberration. Mookie Betts is 15-40 with 3 homers and eight RBIs during his nine-game hitting streak and Freddie Freeman has been pretty consistent since the season opened. Even with players like the two Turners (Trea and Justin) underperforming at the moment, the Dodgers are still the top cream of baseball's crop. 

2) The New York Yankees

The Yankees have gone 13-2 in their past 15 games. The Yankees also have the schedule in their favor at the moment, as they're playing 17 of 19 games against teams that are currently below .500, with the only exception being two games against the Toronto Blue Jays. Anthony Rizzo has captured much of his prime back in New York, and Chris Woodward can't totally blame the Yankee stadium short porch. 

3) The New York Mets

The Mets could easily be the number two spot here. In terms of their pennant race (I know it's just May, shut up) they're the only first-place team that has some distance in their race. They're ahead in the NL East by six games already. It doesn't hurt that the rest of the NL East is under .500 and kinda stinks so far. They're 6-4 in their last 10, including some fireworks involved in their matchups between their rivals, the Phillies. 

4) The *Los Angeles Angels

Yes. The Anaheim Angels. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Whatever, the Angels who play in Anaheim. Don't be shocked when I say this, but that Mike Trout guy is pretty good. Trout has an OPS+ of 225, with 100 being league average. Amazingly, Trout's isn't the highest on the Angels so far. Is Taylor Ward for real? He is slashing .364/.490/.675. These numbers from Trout and Ward won't last all year, so it's a good thing for the AL West that the Angels don't have any other MVP caliber players around. That Shohei Ohtani guy? Oh yeah. Anthony Rendon? Oh yeah. With Noah Syndergaard looking like he's got a lot left in the tank and Patrick Sandoval looking to have a breakout season, are the Angels for real in 2022?

5) Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays just snapped a six-game winning streak. During that streak, they outscored their opponents 39-20. Tampa has won 13 of their 18 after starting the season 5-6.

Almost In The Top 5

Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee is 15-5 since they started 4-6. Christian Yelich is heating up. Why didn't they make the top five? They have lost three in a row. 

Last Thoughts

Do you agree or disagree with my rankings? I don't care because I am right. I am just kidding, I could be wrong. Let us know on Twitter at @EnFuegoNow or @AJontheguitar.