MLB Power Rankings: Week 1

By Danny Abriano

Mar 14, 2013; Clearwater Beach, FL, USA; A detail of a major league baseball at Clearwater Beach. Spring Training for MLB is held throughout the Florida from early February to late March annually. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Each Monday, Rising Apple will be unveiling our weekly MLB Power Rankings.  Season expectations will of course be taken into account (for example, if a perennial contender is 2-4, it’s unlikely they’ll be in the bottom 10).  However, the rankings will not ignore teams that are off to scintillating starts if that start doesn’t match their expectations.

Here are the rankings for Week 1:

Arizona’s offense has been tremendous thus far.  They’ll look to keep it going Monday during their home opener against Pittsburgh.