MLB Team Power Rankings Update: The Blue Jays' Struggles Continue
Two weeks does not a season make, but it sure can get people worried about what's ahead.
Yes, it's still early, but the Toronto Blue Jays are digging themselves quite a hole that will be difficult to get out of. They entered this year fresh off two consecutive postseason appearances and had a 55.5% chance of playing more October baseball this year before the 2017 campaign began.
Now that we're 12 games in, they're already 6.5 games off the pace in the American League East and have seen their odds of reaching the playoffs shrink all the way down to 17.7%. That's not close to being the worst chances in baseball, and there's still plenty of time to right the ship. However, it gets tougher when the offense is struggling as much as it is, and their best hitter, Josh Donaldson, is on the 10-day disabled list.
Maybe the front office wishes they didn't move on from Edwin Encarnacion as quickly as they did last winter.
Who else has seen their stock rise or fall over the last week?
Unlike some other power rankings around the interwebs, ours here at numberFire aren't influenced by hype or the latest narratives. We put faith into our algorithms and use nERD to see which team is the best, which is a metric that represents runs scored above or below a league-average team per game.
Our rankings will include each team's nERD, their current record and playoff odds, along with how much their spot has changed over the past seven days.