MLB 10: The Show Team Rankings Revealed

Yesterday, Sony Computer Entertainment America revealed how their latest baseball-sim rates teams. Fans of America’s pastime can start planning their seasons accordingly.


Overall Team Rankings

1 Yankees

2 Red Sox

3 Phillies

4 Dodgers

5 Rays

6 Braves

7 Angels

8 Rockies

9 Cubs

10 Rangers

11 Diamondbacks

12 Twins

13 White Sox

14 Giants

15 Blue Jays

16 Cardinals

17 Mets

18 Brewers

19 Reds

20 Orioles

21 Mariners

22 Astros

23 Athletics

24 Tigers

25 Padres

26 Marlins

27 Royals

28 Nationals

29 Pirates

30 Indians



Team Hitting Rankings

1 Yankees

2 Red Sox

3 Phillies

4 Rangers

5 Rays

6 Rockies

7 Angels

8 Cubs

9 Braves

10 Dodgers

11 Twins

12 Blue Jays

13 Diamondbacks

14 Orioles

15 Mets

16 Giants

17 Reds

18 White Sox

19 Brewers

20 Cardinals

21 Marlins

22 Mariners

23 Nationals

24 Astros

25 Pirates

26 Padres

27 Royals

28 Indians

29 Tigers

30 Athletics

Team Pitching Rankings

1 Yankees

2 Dodgers

3 Red Sox

4 Braves

5 Diamondbacks

6 White Sox

7 Phillies

8 Athletics

9 Cubs

10 Angels

11 Twins

12 Rays

13 Giants

14 Tigers

15 Cardinals

16 Rockies

17 Brewers

18 Padres

19 Mariners

20 Royals

21 Reds

22 Mets

23 Rangers

24 Astros

25 Blue Jays

26 Nationals

27 Pirates

28 Indians

29 Orioles

30 Marlins


Team Defense Rankings

1 Red Sox

2 Mets

3 Mariners

4 Dodgers

5 Phillies

6 Yankees

7 White Sox

8 Rays

9 Astros

10 Blue Jays

11 Rangers

12 Orioles

13 Cardinals

14 Tigers

15 Royals

16 Angels

17 Athletics

18 Nationals

19 Reds

20 Pirates

21 Giants

22 Braves

23 Twins

24 Rockies

25 Indians

26 Cubs

27 Diamondbacks

28 Brewers

29 Marlins

30 Padres


Personally, I have a few issues with the list. First, the Met’s having the number 2 overall defense? The only way this makes sense is if 3/4 of the way into your season the team self-destructs.

Secondly, the Phillies only ranking 7th for pitching. It’s true the Fighting Phils still lack a solid 5th starter but the addition of Roy Halladay to the team is a major plus. Then again, one has to question which Brad Lidge we’re going to see in the game. The brilliant closer of 2008 or the train-wreck of 2009? Being a Philly man, I hope it’s closer to the former (which I hope for the real season as well).

I am happy to see the Rays getting some respect. They’re a great team in a city that doesn’t support them. It’s sad to see their stadium so empty during the regular season when they’re playing such great ball.

MLB 10: The Show releases exclusively for the Playstation 3 on March 2, 2010.


Thanks to Kotaku, for organizing the lists.