The Rangers and Cardinals are still atop the rankings as they have been each week of the year, but the Braves and Nationals are right on their heels. Albert Pujols finally hit his first home run for the Angels and Nationals' phenom Bryce Harper stole home on Sunday for his first ever stolen base. The season is in full swing, with a no-hitter and perfect game having already been thrown along with two three home run games as well. Oh, and first baseman Chris Davis got a win for the Orioles, the first time an American League position player earned a victory since 1968.
NOTE: All stats are through Sunday, May 6.
Rankings written by Ben Duronio of Fangraphs.com. The system used to rank the teams is based not on the current standings or a gut feeling about team quality, but on how well they've performed at the underlying traits that predict future performance better than wins and losses.
wRC+ is an offensive index where 100 is league average and every point above or below that denotes how far from league average a player's performance has been up to that point. It is adjusted for park and league, so it takes into account the context of a player's surroundings, and allows for comparison of performance from players in different situations and in different times.
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