25) MLB Power Rankings: Miami Marlins
The Miami Marlins are much worse than their record says they are. No one on the roster will reach 20 home runs which is pretty amazing considering they did have Jesus Aguilar, Jorge Soler, and Avisail Garcia on the roster.
Injuries have definitely held the Marlins back this season. Miguel Rojas and Garrett Cooper are their only players that will top 120 games played. It’s not a winning formula to already have a questionable roster and see so many of your starters suffer lengthy injuries. With Don Mattingly officially not returning next year, it’s time for this franchise to turn the page and make other major changes.
24) MLB Power Rankings: Kansas City Royals
Well, well, well. Look at the Kansas City Royals moving up the MLB Power Rankings to a solid No. 24 spot. They will not lose 100 games this season which is a nice achievement for a team that certainly had the potential to do so.
Bobby Witt is coming along well with a 20/20 season between his home run and stolen base totals. There could be some good things on the horizon for this club.
23) MLB Power Rankings: Colorado Rockies
The Colorado Rockies could be another one of those MLB teams whose record is better than they actually are. The reason for this is that they were actually a viable wild card contender for a while. Then they played a few more games.
It’s never easy to assess the Rockies because of the ballpark they play in. C.J. Cron reached the 100 RBI mark which is a great achievement but also a little skewered. The Rockies are not a fantastic team on offense. Worse, they have a pitching staff that got even worse as the season progressed. Practically all of their starters fell apart. What can they possibly do to resolve this?
22) MLB Power Rankings: Los Angeles Angels
Does anyone remember when the Los Angeles Angels were competitive? Things started off well for them. They’re finishing strong. It’s the middle that was the problem.
The Angels might not be as bad as some believe. Their issues aren’t all in the box score. The lineup does need a few more bats while the rotation has actually rounded into shape pretty well. If they can add a few bats in the offseason, maybe they don’t need to sell Shohei Ohtani or Mike Trout.
21) MLB Power Rankings: Texas Rangers
It doesn’t much matter where the Texas Rangers rank in comparison to the Angels. These teams are about even. They have similar issues, too. There’s something missing with their teams in 2022 despite some impressive performances.
For the Rangers, Martin Perez was amazing throughout the year. At the plate, they got a huge season out of first baseman Nathaniel Lowe. If only they had the pitching the Angels had and Los Angeles could spare a pitcher and send him to Texas, one of these teams might finish at .500.