The beginning of the MLB season always brings a lot of false hope that quickly fades to cynicism, but also plenty of hopelessness that can quickly turn into pleasant surprises. Things are often very rocky in the first few months of rankings, with balance restoring itself later. That of course makes these the most entertaining rankings as things change so drastically early in the season.

Below you will find the one month changes in Fan Optimism Scores for each MLB team following the first month of regular season ball. You can review the preseason scores here, along with the methodology.

Some notable changes:

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros, Colorado Rockies, and Chicago White Sox all saw their Fan Optimism Scores improve by 20 or more points.
  • The Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, and New York Mets all saw their Fan Optimism Score fall by more than 20 points after disappointing starts.
  • The Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, and Cleveland Indians all remained near the top of the rankings.
  • The San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays all remained near the bottom of the list.

Get the full Fan Optimism Score rankings for May 2017 below:

Team Fan Optimism Score ™ One month score change
1 Washington Nationals 48 1
2 Baltimore Orioles 46 3
3 Cleveland Indians 45 -1
4 Houston Astros 45 24
5 Colorado Rockies 42 22
6 New York Yankees 40 16
7 Arizona Diamondbacks 39 26
8 Chicago White Sox 38 21
9 Chicago Cubs 35 -13
10 Boston Red Sox 31 -11
11 Los Angeles Dodgers 30 -9
12 Toronto Blue Jays 28 -2
13 Detroit Tigers 27 -12
14 Milwaukee Brewers 27 13
15 Los Angeles Angels 25 11
16 Philadelphia Phillies 24 2
17 Minnesota Twins 20 16
18 Miami Marlins 19 -2
19 St. Louis Cardinals 19 -1
20 Cincinnati Reds 17 2
21 Texas Rangers 16 -25
22 Pittsburgh Pirates 14 0
23 Oakland Athletics 14 2
24 San Francisco Giants 13 -21
25 Seattle Mariners 12 -30
26 New York Mets 10 -21
27 Tampa Bay Rays 9 1
28 Atlanta Braves 9 -1
29 Kansas City Royals 7 -12
30 San Diego Padres 5 -4