MLB Power Rankings for July 5th-12th 2015
1) St. Louis Cardinals (56-32): Last Week’s Ranking: 1
St. Louis remains on top of this week’s MLB power rankings, but hard charging Pittsburgh has reduced their division lead to three and a half games.
2) Kansas City Royals (51-34): Last Week’s Ranking: 3
The Royals have reeled off seven wins in their last ten games and are sending seven players to this year’s all-star game, the most in major league baseball.
3) Pittsburgh Pirates (52-35): Last Week’s Ranking: 4
Andrew McCutchen’s recent walk off home run against division foe St. Louis has his Pirates’ teammates jumping for joy.
4) Los Angeles Dodgers (50-39): Last Week’s Ranking: 5
Los Angeles looks to rebound following an embarrassing 7-1 loss at the hands of National League cellar dweller Milwaukee.
5) Washington Nationals (47-39): Last Week’s Ranking: 6
All-star outfielder Bryce Harper is having a monster year as he has already set a new career high with 26 home runs and leads the majors with a .466 on-base percentage.
6) Minnesota Twins (48-40): Last Week’s Ranking: 10
The second place Twins have won seven of their last ten games and keep within arm’s reach of division leading Kansas City in the AL Central.
7) Houston Astros (49-41): Last Week’s Ranking: 2
It’s been a comedy of errors for the Astros lately as they are in the midst of a five game losing streak.
8) LA Angels (47-40): Last Week’s Ranking: 9
The Angels have mustered up seven wins in their last ten games and have reduced Houston’s AL West division lead to a half game.
9) New York Yankees (47-40): Last Week’s Ranking: 7
Ageless wonder Alex Rodriguez has hit home runs in two consecutive games against division rival Boston.
10) Chicago Cubs (46-40): Last Week’s Ranking: 8
A three game losing skid has the Cubbies lagging behind in the super competitive NL Central.
11) New York Mets (46-42): Last Week’s Ranking: 16
Pitching ace Matt Harvey helps revive a lifeless Mets’ offense with his first career home run.
12) San Francisco Giants (45-43): Last Week’s Ranking: 12
A three game series against major league doormat Philadelphia was just what the doctor ordered for a struggling Giants club.
13) Detroit Tigers (44-43): Last Week’s Ranking: 15
Dropping two consecutive games to division rival Minnesota won’t help Detroit’s cause in the AL Central.
14) Baltimore Orioles (44-43): Last Week’s Ranking: 11
Despite dropping seven of its last ten games, Baltimore remains just three games behind the pace in a very crowded AL East.
15) Tampa Bay Rays (45-45): Last Week’s Ranking: 14
In spite of their well documented struggles on offense, the Tampa Bay Rays have an opportunity to head into the all-star break with a three game winning streak.
16) Toronto Blue Jays (45-45): Last Week’s Ranking: 13
The Blue Jays have as good a shot as anybody to win the AL East as they stand just three and a half games behind the pace.
17) Arizona Diamondbacks (42-44): Last Week’s Ranking: 19
Arizona’s all-star Paul Goldschmidt hopes to end the Diamondbacks’ two game losing funk today with a win against the Mets.
18) Cleveland Indians (42-45): Last Week’s Ranking: 20
The Indians have won six of their last ten, but are still well behind the pace in the AL Central.
19) Chicago White Sox (41-44): Last Week’s Ranking: 24
The White Sox have won eight of their last ten including four in a row, but still find themselves occupying last place in their division.
20) Texas Rangers (42-45): Last Week’s Ranking: 17
With seven losses in their last ten games, Texas has been consistently inconsistent all season long.
21) Boston Red Sox (42-46): Last Week’s Ranking: 25
Things are looking up for the Bo Sox as they have won seven of their last ten games and look to take two out of three against division rival New York today.
22) Atlanta Braves (42-46): Last Week’s Ranking: 18
Mired in a four game losing streak, Nick Markakis and the Braves continue to search for answers.
23) Seattle Mariners (41-47): Last Week’s Ranking: 22
The Mariners hope to build some momentum following a shutout win over division rival Los Angeles.
24) Cincinnati Reds (39-46): Last Week’s Ranking: 23
The Reds fall even further behind the pace following a humiliating 14-3 loss at the hands of equally pitiful Miami.
25) San Diego Padres (40-49): Last Week’s Ranking: 21
Little has gone right for the Padres this season as they have dropped seven of their last ten.
26) Oakland Athletics (40-50): Last Week’s Ranking: 26
Oakland stands ten games below .500, the worst record in the American League.
27) Colorado Rockies (38-49): Last Week’s Ranking: 28
Proving that every dog has its day, the dismal Rockies are actually on a three game winning streak.
28) Milwaukee Brewers (38-51): Last Week’s Ranking: 29
Like Colorado, Milwaukee is also showing signs of life with seven wins in its last ten games.
29) Miami Marlins (37-51): Last Week’s Ranking: 27
Things go from bad to worse in Miami as Marlins’ all-star Dee Gordon suffered a dislocated thumb in a recent game against the Reds.
30) Philadelphia Phillies (29-61): Last Week’s Ranking: 30
Riding a four game losing streak and being a whopping 20 games out of first place leaves no doubt that Philadelphia is by far and away the worst team in major league baseball.