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Top 10 MLB Teams 2022 May Rankings

Ranking the best teams in MLB right now as Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo lead the New York Yankees this month

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By Fan Rankings | May 12, 2022 - 09:20 PM

The 2022 MLB schedule is in full swing as we roll into the middle of May, and we slowly put the 2021-2022 MLB lockout behind us. 

With the exciting action on the field to start the season, a wide range of the Major League Baseball teams have put together strong starts while demonstrating their talent to compete for a World Series Title. 

While there is plenty of time left before the playoffs, teams are slowly building strong resumes while positioning themselves among the Top 10 MLB Team Rankings.



One of those red-hot MLB teams to start the 2022 MLB season is the New York Yankees who currently hold the best record in baseball with a 20-8 mark after posting an 11-game winning streak and winning eight of their past 10 contests. 

Meanwhile the Los Angeles Dodgers have posted the best record in the National League after winning 19 of their first 27 games to start the 2022 MLB season.

 

With that said, here is our list of the Top 10 MLB Teams 2022 Rankings:



Honorable Mention

San Francisco Giants

Coming in just outside of the Top 10 MLB Teams 2022 Rankings, is the San Francisco Giants who have been one of the bigger surprises to start the 2022 MLB season. 

The Giants lack a proving All-Star however, the team is loaded with talented options at the bat as well as on the mound. 

Leading that charge at the plate is Joc Pederson who is batting .261 to start the season while leading the team with six home runs to go along with 11 runs batted. 

In addition to Pederson, the club also has Brandon Belt, Joey Bart, Brandon Crawford, and Mike Yastrzemski to round out the lineup. Meanwhile Carlos Rodon has been brilliant on the mound pitching to a 1.80 earned run average over six starts.




St. Louis Cardinals 

The NL Central is expected to be a two-team race with the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers competing for the top spot. 

Currently the Brewers have gotten off to a hot start, but the Cardinals are only three games back in the win column while allowing the fifth fewest amount of runs in all of baseball. 

After acquiring Nolan Arenado last year, the former Colorado Rockies All-Star is batting .330 to start the 2022 MLB season while adding seven home runs, nine doubles and 24 runs batted in. Meanwhile, the Club also has Paul Goldschmidt, Tommy Edman and future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols all in their lineup.




Top 10 MLB Teams

10. Toronto Blue Jays

One of the most exciting teams on paper the Toronto Blue Jays continue to have issues within consistency this season despite winning 17 of their first 30 games entering May 10th, 2022. 

The Blue Jays who are led by a skew of former MLB players' sons including Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio. Meanwhile the team also added Matt Chapman and George Springer over the past few off seasons to load their roster. 

Currently Guerrero leads the team in hits (30), home runs (7), runs batted in (19) and batting average (.286). The team is loaded with offensive firepower and solid rotation and bullpen.




9. Minnesota Twins

In the AL Central the Minnesota Twins continue to lead the charge winning 18 of their first 29 contests while taking the top spot entering mid-March. 

Currently the Twins have one of the best home records in all of baseball winning 11 of their first 15 contests at Target Field. Headlining the success of the Twins has been their starting rotation to include Joe Ryan, Dylan Bundy, Chris Archer and Bailey Ober. 

Joe Ryan has pitched to a 3-1 record to start the season and a 1.63 earned run average. The Twins rank 4th in all of baseball with a 3.11 team earned run average.




8. San Diego Padres

After losing Fernando Tatis Jr for upwards of three months, the expectations for the San Diego Padres seemed to fade but that hasn’t been the case as the supporting cast to include Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer have been hot to start the season. 

Machado currently leads all of Major League Baseball in batting average (.381), runs scored (26) and hits (43). Hosmer meanwhile is batting .350 over his first 100 at bats while hitting three home runs, eight doubles and driving in 18 runs to start the season. 

On the mound, the Padres have four starters who have pitched to a 3.75 earned run average or below including Joe Musgrave (2.08) and MacKenzie Gore (2.42). 




7. Milwaukee Brewers

The MLB preseason favorite to repeat as the NL Central Champion, the Milwaukee Brewers have not disappointed to start the season playing to a 19-11 record to start the season. 

The Brewers rank fifth in all of MLB in run differential outscoring their opponents by +31 runs to start the season. 

Through May 10th, 2022, the Brewers have four different players with at least four home runs including Willy Adames who leads the club with eight while both Adames and Tellez have driven in at least 22 runs each.




6. Houston Astros

Despite losing Carlos Correa this past off-season and George Springer the previous season, the Houston Astros are still alive in the AL West trailing only the Los Angeles Angels to start the season. 

The Astros success has come from their pitching which ranks third in all of baseball with a 2.95 team earned run average through their first 29 games while also ranking second with a 2.31 bullpen earned run average. 

Leading that charge is the return of Justin Verlander who has pitched to a 3-1 record in five starts this season to go along with a 1.93 earned run average. Meanwhile, Cristian Javier has composed a 2-0 record over six games with a .83 earned run average in 21.2 innings of work.




5. Los Angeles Angels

Baseball fans have been waiting years to see the Los Angeles Angels surge to the top of the standings in the AL West and the time has finally arrived. 

The Angels currently sit at 20-11 while posting a +35 run differential mark and an impressive 11-6 record at home. Led by All-Stars Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani who have combined to hit 13 home runs, drive in 37 runs and pick up 13 doubles, the Angels are surging to start the season. 

In addition to those two the Angels have Taylor Ward and Jared Walsh who each have six home runs and at least 15 runs batted in.




4. New York Mets

After a disappointing finish to the 2021 MLB season that saw the Atlanta Braves take home the NL East, the New York Mets continue to be one of the top teams in the National League in 2022. 

The Mets currently rank fourth in baseball with a 3.05 earned run average led by off-season acquisition Max Scherzer who has a 4-1 record and 2.92 earned run average. 

Meanwhile, Chris Bassitt has pitched to a 2.45 earned run average over 36.2 innings and Tylor Megill with a 2.43 earned run average over 33.1 innings of work. At the plate Pete Alonso is batting .276 with five doubles, seven home runs and 26 runs batted in.




3. Tampa Bay Rays

If it wasn’t for the powerful and dynamic New York Yankees roster, the Tampa Bay Rays would be the team to beat in the American League. 

Nonetheless, the Rays are loaded and are as talented as any team in Major League Baseball despite having the payroll to compete with top market teams. The Rays are led at the plate by the team’s young star Wander Franco who leads the team with 38 hits. 

In addition, Franco has posted a .322 batting average to go along with four home runs, 15 runs batted in and nine doubles. In all the Rays rank sixth in baseball in batting average (.253), second in stolen bases (24) and fifth in doubles (51). 




2. Los Angeles Dodgers

Sitting at the top two spots are two of the highest payroll teams in all of baseball the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees. 

The Dodgers who have started off the season winning 19 of their first 27 games sit ahead of the San Diego Padres who have three more losses overall to start the season. Despite that, the Dodgers have outscored their opponents by 70 runs to start the season while allowing the fewest amount of runs in all of baseball. 

In addition, the Dodgers have won 10 of 12 contests at home to start the season. The Dodgers starting rotation leads all of baseball with a strong 1.88 earned run average mark while allowing just 30 earned runs over the first 27 contests.




1. New York Yankees

All it took was an 11-game winning streak and the New York Yankees have surged to the top of the Top 10 MLB Teams 2022 Rankings as the schedule pushes along through May. 

Much of the Yankee’s success has come at the plate as Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo have each hit nine home runs to start the season. 

Meanwhile Nestor Cortes has pitched to a 1.41 earned run average over six starts while Jordan Montgomery, Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole have each pitched to an earned run average below 2.90 on the year.



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