MLB Power Rankings Vol. 3

This is our third power rankings! We took a week off last week with the All-Star Break and not much activity going on. However, we pick up here and we have a whole lot of movement. Only six teams have stayed put from our last power rankings

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers (No Change)
  2. Houston Astros (No Change)
  3. Washington Nationals (No Change)
  4. Colorado Rockies (Up 3)
  5. Boston Red Sox (Down 1)
  6. Arizona Diamondbacks (Down 1)
  7. Milwaukee Brewers (Down 1)
  8. Chicago Cubs (Up 9)
  9. Cleveland Indians (Down 1)
  10. Tampa Bay Rays (Down 1)
  11. New York Yankees (Down 1)
  12. Kansas City Royals (Down 1)
  13. Seattle Mariners (Up 3)
  14. Pittsburgh Pirates (Up 5)
  15. Minnesota Twins (Down 3)
  16. St. Louis Cardinals (Down 3)
  17. Atlanta Braves (Down 3)
  18. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (No Change)
  19. Texas Rangers (Down 4)
  20. New York Mets (Up 3)
  21. Baltimore Orioles (No Change)
  22. Miami Marlins (Down 2)
  23. Detroit Tigers (Up 2)
  24. Toronto Blue Jays (Down 2)
  25. Oakland Athletics (Up 3)
  26. San Diego Padres (Up 1)
  27. Cincinnati Reds (Down 3)
  28. San Francisco Giants (Up 1)
  29. Chicago White Sox (Down 3)
  30. Philadelphia Phillies (No Change)


At the top …

We have the same three at the top that we had in our last edition. The Dodgers have been the best team in baseball, but they’re only slightly better then the Astros who come in at number two. The Nationals stay at number three, but are not close to the Astros or Dodgers. However, they do widen that gap between them and the fourth team, which for now is the Rockies. They widen that gap by bolstering their pen with the additions of Madson and Doolittle. They are still looking to add another piece to their bullpen.

At the bottom …

Yup the Phillies are still at the bottom. Very unlikely to see them move from that spot for the rest of the year. The White Sox are right there as well as they have been abysmal of late. They won’t be getting much better either as they have sent off Todd Frazier and Jose Quintana. The White Sox are just looking to the future right now, which does look very bright for them. The Giants round out our bottom three. They’re the only other team besides the Phillies and White Sox with less than 40 wins on the season as of now.

Other Notes …

How about them Cubbies. They have moved up NINE spots in our Power Rankings. They are on fire lately and looking like the team that we saw win the World Series last year. Not only are the Cubs creeping up on the Brewers, but the Pirates have been playing great baseball as of late as well. The Brewers need to step it up if they want to hold onto that division lead. The Rangers are our biggest fallers of the week as they have fallen four spots. I really expected them to turn it around after the All-Star Break, but they are looking like a team that will be selling before the deadline comes around.


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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 ( You can check out my articles there and also follow the twitter account @_thesportstalk.

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