The Twins are in first place, which is weird but I dont hate it. If you havent been paying much attention to the A.L. Central this season it might surprised you that the Minnesota Twins have been playing good baseball so far in 2017. FanGraphs ranks the Twins offense as 9th best in baseball so far this season, and the team is being led by Miguel Sano in that department.
The Pedro Alvarez outfield experiment continues in Norfolk - where he delivered the walkoff on Saturday. Pedro Alvarez had three hits for Norfolk and drove in four of its runs. The guy that the Orioles beat writers suspect could be called up soon, Michael Bourn, went 2-5 and is now batting .216.
ESPN.com Despite some up-and-down play from each last week, there was no change in the top five in this week's Power Rankings. But look past the Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles, and there was a lot of movement in the second half of the top 10 as teams make their own moves up in the standings. Let's start with this week's biggest gain, as the Texas Rangers moved up seven slots to break into the top 10 on the strength of a 10-game winning streak that brought them back over .500 to recover from their slow start to the season. The Colorado Rockies moved ahead of the Chicago Cubs to No. 6 and are knocking on the door of the top five.