The MLB power rankings for Week 3 are getting a bit interesting. The Seattle Mariners are still playing great baseball, while the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays continue to surprise. Yes, it is still early, but the MLB power rankings do not look a thing like they did on opening day.

Surprise, Surprise

So far the Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays, and Seattle Mariners are proving the old theory to be true.

Games are played on the field and not on paper. The Seattle Mariners are off to a 9-2 start, the best in baseball. As for the Tigers and Rays, they both are sitting at 7-3 and have played solid through the first 10 games of the season.

Detroit, which many experts predicted would be one of the worst teams in baseball in 2019, has looked strong. Solid defense, timely hitting, and great pitching have helped the Tigers sprint out of the gate this season.

Tigers' closer Shane Green has been lights out. Greene set an MLB record by becoming the first pitcher in baseball history to earn seven saves so quickly to start a season. Greene earned save number seven on Sunday, April 7 against the Kansas City Royals. The strong start has Detroit listed as the biggest mover since opening day.

The Tigers started the season at No. 27 and are currently listed at No. 4.

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Defending champion Red Sox stumbling

The Boston Red Sox are yet to play a game at Fenway Park this season, and the road has not been kind to the defending champs. In fact, the numbers are staggering.

CBS Sports indicates that Boston's starters have a combined ERA of 9.60. That is the worst in baseball by more than two full runs. They've also allowed 23 homers in their first nine games. In 2018, they did not allow their 23rd homer until their 26th game.

Once again, it is still very early in the season, but right now the Red Sox are definitely a bottom feeder in the power ranks. Just like the stock market, the power rankings are a day to day, or week to week, up and down roller coaster.

Heading into Week 3 of the season, the top is owned by several early season long shots. How long that will last is anyone's guess! Nevertheless, they deserve their due.

Here is a look at the MLB Power Rankings as of April 8.

  • Seattle Mariners
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Detroit Tigers
  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • New York Yankees
  • San Diego Padres
  • New York Mets
  • Oakland Athletics
  • Cleveland Indians
  • Houston Astros
  • Atlanta Braves
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Texas Rangers
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Louis Cardinals
  • Washington Nationals
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Los Angeles Angels
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Chicago Cubs
  • San Francisco Giants
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Miami Marlins
  • Cincinnati Reds
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