Preseason Major League Baseball Power Rankings

Jerry FrasierContributor IApril 4, 2009

Preseason Major League Baseball Power Rankings

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    BRADENTON, FL - MARCH 27:  Rinku Singh (R) of the Pittsburgh Pirates thanks a teammate after getting some advice during practice at the Pirates minor league training facility on March 27, 2009 in Bradenton, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

30: Pittsburgh Pirates

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    BRADENTON, FL - MARCH 8:  Pitcher Ross Ohlendorf #49 of the Pittsburgh Pirates starts against the Houston Astros March 8, 2009 at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

29: Seattle Mariners

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    PEORIA, AZ - MARCH 08:  Franklin Gutierrez #21 of the Seattle Mariners bats during a Spring Training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Peoria Stadium on March 8, 2009 in Peoria, Arizona.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

28: San Diego Padres

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    TUCSON, AZ - MARCH 09:   David Eckstein #3 of the San Diego Padres runs to first base during a Spring Training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Tucson Electric Park on March 9, 2009 in Tucson, Arizona.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

27: Washington Nationals

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    NEW YORK - MAY 15:  Lastings Milledge #44 and Cristan Guzman #15 of the Washington Nationals celebrate a win against the New York Mets on May 15, 2008 at Shea Stadium in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Nationals defea

26: Kansas City Royals

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    SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 04:  Ross Gload #7 of the Kansas City Royals bats against the Texas Rangers during the spring training game at Surprise Stadium on March 4, 2009 in Surprise, Arizona. The Rangers defeated the Royals 5-3.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/

25: Houston Astros

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    BRADENTON, FL - MARCH 8:  Outfielder Michael Bourn #21 of the Houston Astros bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates March 8, 2009 at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

24: Colorado Rockies

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 19:  Ubaldo Jimenez #38 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning during the game at Dodger Stadium August 19, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

23: Texas Rangers

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    GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 13:   Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers runs the bases after hitting a homerun in the first inning during a Spring Training game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 13, 2009 at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo b

22: Toronto Blue Jays

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    DUNEDIN, FL - MARCH 4: Infielder John McDonald #6 of the Toronto Blue Jays breaks a bat against the USA World Baseball team in an exhibition game on March 4, 2009 at Dunedin Stadium in Dunedin, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

21: Detroit Tigers

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    DUNEDIN, FL - FEBRUARY 27 :  Infielder Brandon Inge of the Detroit Tigers bats against the Toronto Blue Jays February 27, 2009 at Dunedin Stadium in Dunedin, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

20: Baltimore Orioles

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    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MARCH 2: Nick Markakis #21 of the Baltimore Orioles runs in from the outfield against the Boston Red Sox during a spring training game at Fort Lauderdale Stadium on March 2, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Ge

19: Florida Marlins

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    JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Hanley Ramirez #2 of the Florida Marlins gets a hug from Andy Gonzalez #50 before a game against the Baltimore Orioles during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium on February 27, 2009 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Rob T

18: San Francisco Giants

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    GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 04:  Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants follows through on a pitch as he warms up before the start of a spring training game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 4, 2009, in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/

17: Cincinnati Reds

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    FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 03: Jay Bruce #32 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a home run against the Boston Red Sox at the City of Palms Park on March 3, 2009 in Fort Myers, Florida (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

16: Chicago White Sox

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    LAS VEGAS - MARCH 04:  Wilson Betemit #15 of the Chicago White Sox is congratulated by third base coach Jeff Cox #8 after Betemit hit a two-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during an exhibition game at Cashman Field March 4, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada

15: St. Louis Cardinals

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    JUPITER, FL - MARCH 02:  Second baseman Skip Schumaker #55 of the St. Louis Cardinals tries to throw out Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium on March 2, 2009 in Jupiter, Florida. The Rays defeated the

14: Oakland Athletics

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    TEMPE, AZ - MARCH 08:  Matt Holliday #5 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Cleveland Indians during the spring training game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on March 8, 2009 in Tempe, Arizona. The A's defeated the Indians 8-5.  (Photo by Christian Pet

13: Cleveland Indians

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    GOODYEAR , AZ - MARCH 06:  Starting pitcher Cliff Lee #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the spring training game at Goodyear Ballpark on March 6, 2009 in Goodyear, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

12: Atlanta Braves

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    KISSIMMEE, FL - MARCH 3:  Omar Infante #4 of the Atlanta Braves hits during an exhibition game against Panama at Champion Stadium March 3, 2009 in Kissimmee, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

11: Milwaukee Brewers

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    GOODYEAR , AZ - MARCH 06:  Starting pitcher Dave Bush #31 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the spring training game at Goodyear Ballpark on March 6, 2009 in Goodyear, Arizona. The Brewers defeated the Indians 17-7.  (P

10: Arizona Diamondbacks

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    PEORIA, AZ - MARCH 08:   Justin Upton #10 of the Seattle Mariners bats during a Spring Training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Peoria Stadium on March 8, 2009 in Peoria, Arizona.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

9: Minnesota Twins

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    TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 28:  Pitcher Francisco Liriano #47 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the New York Yankees during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 28, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric

8: Philidelphia Phillies

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    TAMPA, FL - APRIL 01:  Shortstop Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats against the New York Yankees at George Steinbrenner Field April 1, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

7: Los Angeles Angels of Anahiem

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    SEATTLE - MAY 15:  Starting pitcher Kelvim Escobar #45 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anahiem pitches against the Seattle Mariners on May 15, 2007 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

6: Tampa Bay Rays

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    FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 08:  Third baseman Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays fouls off a pitch against the Boston Red Sox during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at City of Palms Park on March 8, 2009 in Fort Myers, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meri

5: New York Mets

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    PORT ST LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 26:  Third baseman David Wright #5 of the New York Mets fields a ground ball against the Florida Marlins during a spring training game at Tradition Field on February 26, 2009 in Port St Lucie, Florida. The Mets defeated the Ma

4: Los Angeles Dodgers

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    GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 13:   Manny Ramirez #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks along the field before a Spring Training game against the Texas Rangers on March 13, 2009 at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

3: Chicago Cubs

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    MESA, AZ - MARCH 06:  Milton Bradley #21 of the Chicago Cubs at bat during a Spring Training game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at HoHoKam Park on March 6, 2009 in Mesa, Arizona.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

2: Boston Red Sox

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 03:  Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox throws a pitch against the New York Mets on April 3, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The game marks the first time the Mets play in their ne

1: New York Yankees

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 03:  Chien-Ming Wang #40 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Chicago Cubs during their game on April 3, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The exhibition game is the first game to be played at the new Ya