MLB: Which Teams Have Impressed So Far in 2021?
Even though we’re just a few weeks into the 2021 MLB season, there are a few teams playing good baseball.
In the American League, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels have a 7-3 record.
Over in the National League, the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers have an 8-2 mark. Meanwhile, the San Diego Padres are holding an 8-3 record.
Sure things can change during this long season, but let’s check out the positives from some of these teams early on.
Former Cleveland Indian Tyler Naquin already has five homers and 14 ribbies for the Reds this season. Cincy has a 7-3 record, which leads the NL Central.
The Reds also have 13 hits from Nick Castellanos and a .400 average from catcher Tucker Barnhart.
With the Central up for grabs, Cincy could be competing for the division crown for most of the year.
Los Angeles Angels
The Halos are once again hitting the cover off the baseball.
Shohei Ohtani is back healthy and is sporting a .333 clip with a team-high 11 RBIs.
MVP candidate Mike Trout has four homers, 13 hits, and a .394 average.
Right-handed starting pitcher Dylan Bundy has an ERA of 3.75 through two starts for LA.
San Diego Padres
Joe Musgrove hasn’t allowed a run through 15 innings of work since joining San Diego this past offseason.
The veteran righty just tossed a no-hitter on Friday night for the Padres first no-no in franchise history.
Wil Myers also has 14 hits and 11 RBIs for San Diego’s batting order.
Boston Red Sox
J.D. Martinez is smashing the baseball and is posting a .425 average in Beantown.
Third baseman Rafael Devers has also launched five dingers for the Red Sox.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers are once again punishing the opposition in different ways.
Zach McKinstry has showed up big for the LA fans with 10 RBIs and an average of .321 in his rookie year.
The Phils had a 6-3 mark before their doubleheader with the New York Mets today.
Philly has seen their bullpen go from the worst in decades to one of the best this season.
Of course, Alvarado, Brogdon, and Sam Coonrod have lit up the radar gun consistently to open 2021.
If the Phillies can keep pitching well and their offense grabs timely hits, then the future will get brighter and brighter for them.
What do you think of the first few weeks of the 2021 MLB season? Leave comments below.
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