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The 30: The Astros and Yankees look like the class of the American League

Looking for your early pennant contenders? The Astros and Yankees are playing exceptional baseball and lead the AL-edition of our bi-weekly power rankings.

In less than three years, the Astros have gone from 0.0 local TV ratings to potentially running away with the AL West. In less than two years, the Royals have gone from World Series winners to the worst team in the American League. In less than one year, the Blue Jays have gone from a couple wins away from a pennant to possibly being out of the race by the end of May.

It’s the AL edition of The 30. Enjoy.

Note: “Last Time” reflects the rankings from the most recent edition of The 30, two weeks ago. We’ll be running The 30 every two weeks all season long, alternating between profiles of all American League teams, and all National League teams.​

30. San Diego Padres (12–20 record, minus-50 run differential, last time: 29)