Now that baseball is officially back it’s power rankings season again. See where the San Diego Padres landed on the latest list.
You can’t have sports without power rankings. They’ve become essential even though they mean absolutely nothing. But alas, we can’t help but care to see what others think about the San Diego Padres.
Before everything was shutdown I would have ranked the Padres in the 12-15 range.
I’m not really sure what would change with the restart, but MLB.com’s latest Power Rankings has the Padres ranked 19th.
That’s quite low for a team that envisioned pushing for an NL Wild Card spot in 2020.
There are 10 teams ahead of them in the National League, so even if the postseason ends up getting expanded MLB.com doesn’t think the Padres are a playoff team.
And this is why power rankings are so fun because they can be debted and argued, which is what our country apparently loves to do.
I think the top eight are pretty solid an definitive with the Dodgers, Yankees, Astros, Twins, Braves, Rays, A’s, and Nationals.
But after that, I think it’s pretty much a toss-up. And I wouldn’t even be surprised to see the Rays, A’s, and Nationals take a step back in 2020.
The Indians are a team that I think should be much higher on this list.
But everyone else ranked 9-20 could easily be a playoff team.
The bottom 10 is pretty much spot on and I would be surprised if any of them sniffed the postseason in 2020, and that includes two NL West foes in the Rockies and Giants.
This list does rank the Diamondbacks ahead of the Padres putting them at 15.
Arizona did a lot in the offseason to improve their team for sure, but can they come together so quickly in a 60-game season? I’m not so sure.
Again, these lists are so subjective, especially when you have no idea what will happen in this bizarre season.
You could honestly make a case for the Padres to be ranked anywhere between 9-20, I just wish they would have picked a number higher than 19.
Where do you think the Padres rank going into the shortened 2020 season? Let us know in the comments below.