Let’s get one thing straight right away – it’s early. Nevertheless, we should give credit where credit is due! After the first week of MLB play, the Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, and Tampa Bay Rays are playing well and should be near the top of the MLB Power Rankings. After all, if the rankings were solely set on who "should" be good, or who finished strong last season, what is the point of ever updating them?

Yelich on fire

The St. Louis Cardinals are having nightmares about Christian Yelich. According to ESPN, Yelich was once again a thorn in the Cardinals' side. For the fourth straight game, Yelich crushed a home run as he and the Brewers defeated the Cardinals for the third time in four games.

While a 3-1 start doesn’t mean the Brew Crew are going to run away with the tough NL Central division, it is a great confidence builder for a squad that knows they have what it takes to make the postseason.

Yelich, the reigning National League MVP became the sixth player in MLB history to hit a home run in the first four games of the season. The other five that pulled off this incredible feat include Willie Mays (1971), Mark McGwire (1998), Nelson Cruz (2011), Chris Davis (2013) and Trevor Story (2016).

Seattle, Tampa Bay take down contenders early

As for the Settle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays, they also have jumped out of the gate fast with some early surprise wins.

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Seattle improved to 5-1 on the season after defeating the Boston Red Sox Sunday afternoon. The defending champion, Red Sox, looked off their game as the Mariners took three of the four games from the BoSox over the weekend.

Now, it is not that Boston fans should be concerned about the sluggish start, however, giving up over eight runs per game to start the season is a bit alarming.

Last but not least, how about those Tampa Bay Rays?

Tampa won three of four games in their opening series against the highly favored Houston Astros.

Once again, it is early, but here are the MLB Power Rankings for Week 2.

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