MLB Power Rankings

Updated: Monday, Oct. 25, 2021
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1

Atlanta Braves

Behind solid postseason pitching, the Atlanta Braves have reached the World Series for the first time since 1999. The Braves pitching staff has combined for a 3.41 postseason ERA, helping the team lose only three games.

2

Houston Astros

The Houston Astros have reached their third World Series in the last five seasons. The Astros bats have been largely the catalyst for getting them this far, as Houston has the second-highest team batting average (.281).

3

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers reached the postseason for the ninth straight year this year, but they ultimately fell in the NLCS. Nevertheless, the Dodgers will be expected to produce a 10th straight playoff appearance next year.

4

Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox were unable to quiet the Astros bats in the ALCS, which ultimately why they lost the series. The Red Sox still made it back to the postseason for the first time since winning the World Series in 2018.

5

San Francisco Giants

It came down to a thrilling Game 5, but the San Francisco Giants lost their Divisional Series matchup against the Dodgers. Finishing with the best record in baseball this year, the Giants now have to regroup for next season.

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