2022 Preseason Power Rankings
Even though the Yankees were finally active after the lockout was over, they remained true to their identity. This team is built to lead baseball in home runs and doubles, but also strikeouts.
10. New York Yankees
The best starting rotation in baseball has both top-end talent and phenomenal depth. Offense will make or break this squad, but adding Hunter Renfroe and Andrew McCutchen should help.
9. Milwaukee Brewers
Depth will become the main question in Queens. The starting nine is top-flight, but there are major questions with players like Robinson Cano, JD Davis and Dominic Smith.
A full year of Wander Franco should bolster a 100-win team in 2021 that returns All-Star catcher Mike Zunino, AL Rookie of the Year Randy Arozarena, and Brandon Lowe’s 39 home runs at second base.
5. Tampa Bay Rays
The Jays signed Kevin Gausman and Yusei Kikuchi, and also extended Jose Berrios. Pair that trio with veteran Hyun-Jin Ryu and young star Alex Manoah and you get a potent five-man rotation.