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2018 Spring Training Cap Rankings

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The best and the worst. We rank all 42 caps!

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BREAKING NEWS! Pitchers and catchers report next week! Spring Training 2018 is officially upon us! With that, coupled with a lack of big free agent signings, I thought it would be fun to look at the latest edition of Spring Training caps released by MLB and its 30 teams.

For these rankings I used a very intricate system where I looked at all the caps side-by-side and picked which ones I liked the best. Daunting research, I know, but it had to be done!

Without further ado, here is the DEFINITIVE ranking of all 42 MLB Spring Training caps for 2018. Yes, I included all alternatives! All designs are from sportslogos.net

42. Braves (Home)

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Problematic logo to begin with. Even overlooking that, this cap is pretty dull.

41. Tigers (Road)

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So much orange!

40. Tigers (Alt. 2)

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So much orange! But at least it has a freaking tiger on it.

39. Rays

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Ain’t nobody looking good in this!

T35. Brewers

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The Brewers are clearly too busy making trades and signings to update their cap.

T35. Nationals

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This is their regular season cap...

T35. Marlins

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Derek Jeter is clearly too busy to make any changes to his team’s Spring Training cap.

T35. Cubs (Alt)

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You can’t fool me Cubs. Just because it says “alternative” doesn’t make it so!

34. Twins (Home)

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A gold trim around the logo keeps this from being the same cap the Twins use on a regular basis.

33. Angels

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Congratulations, you changed the brim.

32. Diamondbacks

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With a logo often called a ‘prison tattoo’ at least they kept the colors simple.

31. Reds (Road)

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The inverse to a much better “Home” cap, this version is a flop.

30. Rays (Alt. 1)

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Better than the primary Rays cap. I hope there’s more!

29. Astros

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After winning the World Series, the Astros aren’t winning anything with this look.

28. Tigers (Home)

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Solid, but that thing is gonna get dirty quick.

27. Royals

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This design works a lot better when the Royals are actually winning.

26. Red Sox

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Classic logo with a modern color scheme. It’ll work.

25. Cardinals

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Same as the Red Sox one before it, it’ll work.

24. Dodgers

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I applaud the Dodgers for trying something new. “D” for decent!

23. Giants

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Bold logo but there may be a better version of this cap still to come.

22. Twins (Road)

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Very similar to the Indians cap. Unfortunately, the Twins are behind the Indians in these standings as well.

21. White Sox (Alt.)

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This version just misses the top 20. I think the other White Sox cap will fare better.

20. Yankees (Away)

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Not as nice as the “Home” version. Still, any Yankees cap is a best seller.

19. Indians

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I’ve always liked this hat. Plus, no racist undertones!

18. Pirates

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Black and yellow look nice together.

17. Rays (Alt. 2)

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By far the best of the Rays collection. It just says “Spring Training”.

16. Rangers

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The Rangers are from Texas in case you didn’t know.

15. Blue Jays

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Canada (and Blue Jays fans) should be proud.

14. Padres

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A nice throwback. This hat will look great on the field.

13. Tigers (Alt. 1)

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It has a freaking tiger on it!

12. Reds (Home)

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I love me some red and black! This is a much better color scheme than the “Road” version. I’m also a fan of the Old English font.

11. Athletics

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Just missing the top 10, I really like the throwback to the Philadelphia Athletics’ logo.

10. Phillies

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The Phillies crack the top 10 like they cracked the liberty bell. Great design and color scheme.

9. Orioles

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Cartoon bird mixed with a simple color scheme. This is top 10 folks.

8. Yankees (Home)

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Super clean. Just wait till you see it on Giancarlo Stanton.

7. Mets

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The Mets outdid the Yankees! This cap is simplistically beautiful.

6. Cubs

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Fierce bear is tight!

5. Giants (Alt.)

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Love the gray cap with the bold, black “SF” logo. The orange border is the icing on the cake to make this cap a top 5 entry.

4. Braves (Road)

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Another throwback, the Braves make the top 5 with the simple but effective cap. A much better ranking than the horrid “Home” version.

3. Mariners

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I will always love the trident.

2. Rockies

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Love the use of the mountains and state flag. The wolverine claws don’t stick out as much in this design. There’s a reason this has been one of the most talked about new logos.

1. White Sox

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Super simple but absolutely perfect. For a rebuilding franchise, this is a big step in the right direction.

There you have it. Check out all these caps and more at MLBShop.com

Let me know how great I did in the comments! I’m sure there will be no disputes.

Poll

Which team do you think has the best cap?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    White Sox
    (8 votes)
  • 16%
    Rockies
    (5 votes)
  • 19%
    Mariners
    (6 votes)
  • 6%
    Braves
    (2 votes)
  • 6%
    Giants
    (2 votes)
  • 25%
    Someone else
    (8 votes)
31 votes total Vote Now