The Dodgers have fallen to second in MLB’s power rankings this week after holding the top spot for three consecutive weeks.
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The offense has been fifth-best in OPS and third-best in wRC+ so far this season. The defense is the best in Major League Baseball by an enormous margin (55 DRS with the Astros next in line at 38). The club also boasts the fourth-best starting rotation in baseball according to their 3.44 ERA as a staff.
With all things being considered, it is not exactly unfair to say they are the second-best in the power rankings. In fact, they have the third-best record in baseball, behind both the 2017 World Series champion Houston Astros (31-16, .660) and the surprise AL Central division-leading Minnesota Twins (30-16, .652).
Both the Astros and Twins top the Dodgers in most of the categories mentioned above but it is entirely understandable to put the Dodgers second considering their talented roster and their standing as one of the consistent powerhouses in Major League Baseball.
It would obviously not come as a huge surprise to see the Dodgers reclaim the top spot in the near future considering that the franchise has firmly implanted themselves as the best team in the National League.
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