1. L.A. Dodgers (92-71): Corey Seager is back, and if Clayton Kershaw’s shoulder holds up, the Dodgers will be strong.
2. Washington Nationals (82-80): Did as well as a team could to add pieces while losing Bryce Harper.
3. Philadelphia Phillies (80-82): With Harper on board, Philly has turned itself into a World Series contender.
4. Atlanta Braves (90-72): Freddie Freeman, Josh Donaldson and a bunch of young, talents will be fun to watch.
5. St. Louis Cardinals (88-74): New addition Paul Goldschmidt makes St. Louis a threat in the NL Central.
6. Chicago Cubs (95-66): Win or else appears to be their slogan this year.
7. Milwaukee Brewers (96-67): Can the rotation hold up until Jimmy Nelson is ready? And can the offense top last year’s production?
8. Colorado Rockies (91-72): Nolan Arenado is a great player, and his teammates aren’t too shabby, either.
9. N.Y. Mets (77-85): If Noah Syndergaard and Jacob de Grom don’t make 30 starts apiece, hard to challenge in monster East division.
10. Cincinnati Reds (67-95): Like the Mets, they made several upgrades but will fall short in a competitive Central.
11. Arizona Diamondbacks (82-20): Look at this roster. Look at the Twins. Why oh why did Eduardo Escobar decide to stay in Arizona?
12. San Diego Padres (66-96): Young talent is nearly ready to join Manny Machado and take over the West.
13. Pittsburgh Pirates (82-79): Time for Chris Archer to pitch like the ace he can be.
14. San Francisco Giants (73-89): Did nothing to help out an aging team; Bruce Bochy’s final season will be a disaster.
15. Miami Marlins (63-98): Move along. Nothing to see here. Absolutely nothing.