MLB Power Rankings

This is our first ever MLB Power Rankings! Well, it is actually our first ever power rankings for any sport. We won’t have much to say about these teams since we do not have an up/down change for any team since this is our first one. This will be a list of the teams ranked more than anything else. We will be bringing you power rankings weekly and with more analysis as we go.

Rankings:

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

At the top …

We have the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros and Arizona Diamondbacks rounding out our top 3. The only three teams in the league with at least 50 wins, they deserve to be at the top. The Dodgers and Astros are the two hottest and best teams in baseball right now. I put the Dodgers before the Astros this week because they have just been on fire.

At the bottom …

The Philadelphia Phillies, Oakland Athletics and San Diego Padres are our bottom dwellers. The Phillies are the only team in the league who has yet to win their 30th game. They have been down right bad all year long. The Athletics have lost 5 straight game and do not look like they are getting any better this year. The Padres have been better as of late as they have won 6 of they last 10. However, they are still a bad, bad team.

Shockingly …

The Atlanta Braves have cracked the top 15 in our first Power Rankings. They have not been very good all year, but they have caught a bit of fire as of late. They now only sit one game under .500 and have won 7 of their last 10 games. They sit only 6.5 games back of the Wild Card and 7 games back of the first place Nationals. If the Nats don’t shore up that bullpen, they may be in some trouble come crunch time.

Second half teams to watch …

Do not be shocked if you see the AL East take a huge turn as we see the Yankees drop out of contention, while you see the Blue Jays give the Red Sox a run at the division. This team is too talented not to be successful. Justin Smoak was just voted into his first All-Star Game. He is batting an impressive .300, while Marcus Stroman has not disappointed this year sporting and 8-4 record with a modest 3.41 ERA. It is just a matter of time before the rest of the rotation kicks it into gear as well. In the National League the team that will make some noise sand turn some heads is the New York Mets. Now many people may believe the season is over, but I believe if they take this series from the Nationals they are in good shape. They have been playing competitive baseball as of late and the young guys are playing great. Jacob deGrom has been the lone bright spot in the mets rotation going 8-1 with a 3.55 ERA and seems to be going deeper into games. Michael Conforto has been selected into his first All-Star Game as a reserve batting a decent .285. The division belongs to the Nationals, however, if the Rockies keep losing and the Mets keep playing this type of baseball, they will have a shot at a second wild card spot. This climb will not be easy as they are 8.5 games out, but if any team can do it I believe it can be them.

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Nicholas LoPrinzi

I'm a washed up D3 college baseball player who is pursuing their MBA in Accounting. I love baseball, basketball, and football; while rooting for the New York Mets, New York Knicks, and New York Giants. Most of the time it is full of misery. I have recently found a passion for writing about sports. I have posted a few articles for Last Word on Sports and I have now created my own website (the-sportstalk.com). You can check out my articles there and also follow the twitter account @_thesportstalk.

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