The Houston Astros Are Higher Than You Think in Our Power Rankings

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Apr 13, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher

Jacob deGrom

(48) against the Philadelphia Phillies during opening day at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Cardinals are in a weakened division with the Reds and Brewers, so wins should come fairly easily to one of the best institutions around. The <strong><a href=. (8-3). Previous: --th. St. Louis Cardinals. 5. team. 33

(9-3). Previous: --th. Kansas City Royals. 4. team. 7. The Royals didn’t hit enough home runs for people’s liking last season, only sending 95 deep in 2014. The bats have come out swinging in 2015, with 11 bombs already hit, lead by Salvadore Perez’s three. The lights-out bullpen will get a bit of a test in the coming days with closer <strong><a href=

(9-3). Previous: --th. Los Angeles Dodgers. 3. team. 71. The Dodgers went a perfect 6-0 this past week, outscoring the Rockies and Mariners 37-18. <strong><a href=

3. Harvey Day is becoming must-see television, but NL Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom leads the rotation in ERA with a 0.93. Throw in <strong><a href=. (10-3). Previous: --th. New York Mets. 2. team

63. Residing in the AL Central must be nice if you’re Detroit. You get a perch atop the division with a view every single year. While the division appears to have improved this season, it doesn’t look as though the Tigers care. <strong><a href=. (10-2). Previous: --th. Detroit Tigers. 1. team

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