MLB Preseason Power Rankings

Cincinnati Reds (0-0)
Cincinnati Reds (0-0)
Walt Jocketty's decisions to keep Jonathan Broxton and acquire Shin-Soo Choo upgraded an already strong roster. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Cincinnati Reds Catcher Devin Mesoraco.

Washington Nationals (0-0)
Washington Nationals (0-0)
Washington added Rafael Soriano and committed to Adam LaRoche. Keep an eye on Dan Haren, too. If he's healthy he'll be a boon to an already-strong rotation. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Washington Nationals Outfielder Bryce Harper.

Detroit Tigers (0-0)
Detroit Tigers (0-0)
Miguel Cabrera-Prince Fielder-Austin Jackson isn't half-bad... (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Detroit Tigers Relief Pitcher Bruce Rondon.

Los Angeles Angels (0-0)
Los Angeles Angels (0-0)
Mike Trout-Albert Pujols-Josh Hamilton might be the most-talented offensive trio in the league. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Los Angeles Angels Outfielder Mike Trout.

Los Angeles Dodgers (0-0)
Los Angeles Dodgers (0-0)
The Hanley Ramirez injury hurts, and it's not clear which Carl Crawford or Adrian Gonzalez the Dodgers will get. Still, this team needs to win to justify the spending. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Los Angeles Dodgers Relief Pitcher Kenley Jansen.

Texas Rangers (0-0)
Texas Rangers (0-0)
A disappointing offseason saw Texas land neither Zack Greinke nor Justin Upton. Yet this remains a solid group, and they have Jurickson Profar and Mike Olt coming. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Texas Rangers Outfielder Leonys Martin.

San Francisco Giants (0-0)
San Francisco Giants (0-0)
The defending World Series champions don't look like the best team on paper. A Tim Lincecum revival would help change that. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles San Francisco Giants First Baseman Brandon Belt.

St Louis Cardinals (0-0)
St Louis Cardinals (0-0)
The Cardinals will have to rely on their impressive organizational depth to overcome the loss of Chris Carpenter and, at least for the time being, Jason Motte. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles St. Louis Cardinals Starting Pitcher Shelby Miller.

Toronto Blue Jays (0-0)
Toronto Blue Jays (0-0)
Arguably the winter's winners. Toronto's roster is volatile, however, and they've already lost Brett Lawrie and Ricky Romero to injuries and ineffectiveness. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Toronto Blue Jays Third Baseman Brett Lawrie.

Atlanta Braves (0-0)
Atlanta Braves (0-0)
The Upton Bros are together now — will they live up to the hype? (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Atlanta Braves Shortstop Andrelton Simmons.

Tampa Bay Rays (0-0)
Tampa Bay Rays (0-0)
The defense should be stellar, per usual, but Yunel Escobar's maturity and James Loney's bat are looming variables. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Tampa Bay Rays Starting Pitcher Matt Moore.

Arizona Diamondbacks (0-0)
Arizona Diamondbacks (0-0)
Mock Kevin Towers for valuing makeup and grit, but he's put together a solid roster with good depth in the outfield, the rotation, and even at shortstop. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Adam Eaton.

New York Yankees (0-0)
New York Yankees (0-0)
The toughest team to rank. On one hand, it's easy to envision them getting healthy and making a run at the division. On the other, they're hurting and their present solutions are hard to bank on. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles New York Yankees Pitcher David Phelps.

Boston Red Sox (0-0)
Boston Red Sox (0-0)
A revamped roster (and clubhouse) awaits John Farrell. The question is whether the rotation will give him enough to compete. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Boston Red Sox Third Baseman Will Middlebrooks.

Baltimore Orioles (0-0)
Baltimore Orioles (0-0)
Last year's biggest surprise made few changes to the roster. It's hard to bank on magic two years in a row. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Baltimore Orioles Third Baseman Manny Machado.

Oakland Athletics (0-0)
Oakland Athletics (0-0)
Another team that outperformed its expectations in 2012. The A's did make smart additions, like Chris Young and Jed Lowrie. Young pitching will determine their fate. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Oakland Athletics Starting Pitcher A.J Griffin.

Cleveland Indians (0-0)
Cleveland Indians (0-0)
One of the winter's most active teams. Terry Francona didn't take the job to babysit. Look for the Indians to be a trendy postseason pick if they start hot. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Cleveland Indians Starting Pitcher Zach McAllister.

Philadelphia Phillies (0-0)
Philadelphia Phillies (0-0)
It all depends on their core players. Unfortunately, the reports on Roy Halladay this spring are not encouraging. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder Domonic Brown.

Pittsburgh Pirates (0-0)
Pittsburgh Pirates (0-0)
Could this be the year the Pirates break .500? Maybe. They've got help on the way in the form of Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder Starling Marte.

New York Mets (0-0)
New York Mets (0-0)
This is a better team than its given credit for, though the outfield is poor on paper. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles New York Mets Shortstop Ruben Tejada.

Kansas City Royals (0-0)
Kansas City Royals (0-0)
Whether you like the James Shields trade or not, the veteran right-hander will eat innings for a team that hasn't had a 200-inning effort since Zack Greinke in 2010. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Kansas City Royals Catcher Salvador Perez.

Chicago White Sox (0-0)
Chicago White Sox (0-0)
It's not a good sign when Jeff Keppinger is your big offseason addition. Still, the White Sox tend to outperform expectations. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Chicago White Sox Outfielder Dayan Viciedo.

Milwaukee Brewers (0-0)
Milwaukee Brewers (0-0)
Adding Kyle Lohse helps, but the Brewers will need help in order to make a run at a playoff spot. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop Jean Segura.

San Diego Padres (0-0)
San Diego Padres (0-0)
If San Diego's pitching remains healthy, they could surprise. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles San Diego Padres Second Baseman Jedd Gyorko.

Seattle Mariners (0-0)
Seattle Mariners (0-0)
The Mariners added offense by any means necessary this winter. It's not obvious that those additions will be enough to change their fortunes. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Seattle Mariners Catcher Jesus Montero.

Chicago Cubs (0-0)
Chicago Cubs (0-0)
Jed Hoyer took a smart approach to the offseason, adding middle-of-the-road veterans on short-term deals. Look for Hoyer to be active at the deadline. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Chicago Cubs First Baseman Anthony Rizzo.

Colorado Rockies  (0-0)
Colorado Rockies (0-0)
If the Rockies get any kind of pitching they have a chance to compete in the NL West. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Colorado Rockies Shortstop Josh Rutledge.

Minnesota Twins (0-0)
Minnesota Twins (0-0)
Terry Ryan added some young pitching through trades this winter, but he has more work to do — particularly on the infield. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Minnesota Twins Starting Pitcher Liam Hendriks.

Miami Marlins (0-0)
Miami Marlins (0-0)
The Marlins have a poor big-league roster, however, they do have more impact talent—in the majors, in Giancarlo Stanton, and on the farm—than the Astros. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Miami Marlins Starting Pitcher Jacob Turner.

Houston Astros (0-0)
Houston Astros (0-0)
Draft day will be the highlight of the Astros season. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports profiles Houston Astros Third Baseman Matt Dominguez.

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