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Mike Harrington's MLB Power Rankings

Through Friday's games. Spring training rankings in parentheses.

1. Seattle Mariners. Homered in MLB-record 15 straight games to start season. (23)

2. Tampa Bay Rays. Pitching proving that last year was no fluke. (12)

3. Philadelphia Phillies. Harper batting .325, slugging .700 in first 12 games. (4)

4. New York Mets. Getting rewarded for not playing service-time game with Alonso, who already has six HRs. (16)

5. Houston Astros. MLB-best 6-0 at home included sweep of Yankees. (2)

6. Milwaukee Brewers. Yelich (.377-5-15) gets off to a start befitting an MVP. (6)

7. San Diego Padres. Machado has been perfect in field to date. (18)

8. Cleveland Indians. Still making strides even without injured Lindor. (10)

9. St. Louis Cardinals. Goldschmidt has 6 HRs but is batting just .180. (13)

10. Detroit Tigers. Got to Comerica day of Sabres' finale. Such a pleasant place. (27)

11. Minnesota Twins. Snowout at Target Field against Tigers. (17)

12. Pittsburgh Pirates. Vazquez with four early saves. (19)

13. Oakland Athletics. Davis already up to 10 home runs. (15)

14. Atlanta Braves. Incredibly team-friendly extensions lock up Acuna and Albies for the long term. (9)

15. Los Angeles Angels. Trout misses series in Wrigley with groin injury. (11)

16. Los Angeles Dodgers. Suddenly dropped five straight after 8-2 start. (5)

17. Washington Nationals. Should sign Kimbrel for struggling bullpen. (8)

18. Texas Rangers. Competitive but already last in AL West. (25)

19. Arizona Diamondbacks. Pitching recovered after giving up 42 runs in first four  games. (20)

20. San Francisco Giants. Interesting outfield pickup in getting California native Pillar from Jays. (26)

21. New York Yankees. Too many injuries, already seven blown leads. (3)

22. Chicago Cubs. History is not kind to teams that started 1-6. (7)

23. Boston Red Sox. Champs looked like utter chumps in opening 3-9. (1)

24. Baltimore Orioles. Poor Chris Davis. Painful to watch. (30)

25. Chicago White Sox. Mega prospect Eloy Jimenez burns Yankees for first two career HRs. (22)

26. Cincinnati Reds. Hilarious pictures hit social media of Puig taking on most of Pirates in bench-clearer. (21)

27. Toronto Blue Jays. The Vladdy Jr. Call-up Countdown is on. (24)

28. Colorado Rockies. An 0-5 start at Coors easily makes them NL's biggest disappointment. (14)

29. Kansas City Royals. Merrifield's 31-game hit streak overshadowed by team's 10-game skid after 2-0 start. (28)

30. Miami Marlins. Can Jeter's group get relegated to Triple-A? (29)

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