MLB Power Rankings: Boys of Summer

MLB Power Rankings for June 22nd-26th 2015


1) St. Louis Cardinals (48-24): Last Week’s Ranking: 1
The Cardinals are once again the top dog in this week’s MLB power rankings as they have baseball’s best record and a healthy 8 game lead in the NL Central.

2) Kansas City Royals (41-28): Last Week’s Ranking: 2
The Royals maintain the top spot in the super competitive AL Central.

3) Houston Astros (43-32): Last Week’s Ranking: 3


Houston has won six of its last ten including a convincing 4-0 win over the New York Yankees.

4) Tampa Bay Rays (41-33): Last Week’s Ranking: 4

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With contributions from players up and down the Rays’ lineup, Tampa Bay maintains first place in the AL East.

5) Los Angeles Dodgers (41-33): Last Week’s Ranking: 6
With back to back wins over the Chicago Cubs, the Dodgers improve their impressive home record to 27-13.

6) Pittsburgh Pirates (40-32): Last Week’s Ranking: 5
The Pirates have stumbled as of late, losing five of their last six games.

7) Washington Nationals (40-33): Last Week’s Ranking: 11

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As Bryce Harper leads the way, Washington looks to expand on their current six game winning streak.

8) Chicago Cubs (39-32): Last Week’s Ranking: 7
The Cubs look to make up some ground in the NL Central as they travel to division leading St. Louis for a three game set.

9) Minnesota Twins (39-33): Last Week’s Ranking: 9
The surprising Twins maintain their place in this week’s top ten and stay within striking distance of division leading Kansas City.

10) San Francisco Giants (40-34): Last Week’s Ranking: 10

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Like NL West division rival Los Angeles, the Giants have also won two in a row.

11) New York Yankees (39-34): Last Week’s Ranking: 8

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It’s been a rough week for the Bombers as they have lost four of their last five games.

12) Baltimore Orioles (38-34): Last Week’s Ranking: 13


Baltimore manager Buck Showalter has the O’s just two games behind the pace in a very crowded AL East.

13) Toronto Blue Jays (39-35): Last Week’s Ranking: 14
The Blue Jays look to be in good shape after taking two out of three in their most recent series against division rival Tampa Bay.

14) LA Angels (37-36): Last Week’s Ranking: 18


Reigning American League MVP Mike Trout is batting .296 with 18 home runs and 41 runs batted in this year.

15) Detroit Tigers (37-36): Last Week’s Ranking: 15
With just four wins in their last ten games, the Detroit Tigers appear to be stuck in neutral.

16) Texas Rangers (37-36): Last Week’s Ranking: 12


Texas’ five game losing streak is the longest active streak in the majors and has Rangers’ fans like this feeling down in the dumps.

17) New York Mets (37-37): Last Week’s Ranking: 16

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With only three wins in their last ten games, Mets’ manager Terry Collins watches helplessly as his division lead goes up in smoke.

18) Arizona Diamondbacks (35-37): Last Week’s Ranking: 19


Arizona’s sweet swinging Paul Goldschmidt is on pace for a career year with a .354 batting average and 20 home runs.

19) Cincinnati Reds (34-37): Last Week’s Ranking: 21
After taking two out of three against Pittsburgh, Cincinnati is just five games out of wildcard contention.

20) Atlanta Braves (35-38): Last Week’s Ranking: 17


Having just gotten swept by division leading Washington sure won’t help Atlanta’s cause in the NL East.

21) San Diego Padres (35-40): Last Week’s Ranking: 22
With just three wins in their last ten games, it seems like San Diego’s big off-season moves were all for naught.

22) Cleveland Indians (33-38): Last Week’s Ranking: 20


Second baseman Jason Kipnis has been a lone bright spot for the Indians with his team leading .354 batting average.

23) Oakland Athletics (34-41): Last Week’s Ranking: 27


Things are looking up for the Athletics who are on a five game winning streak and have won eight of their last ten games.

24) Seattle Mariners (33-40): Last Week’s Ranking: 23
Considering what a miserable year it’s been for the Mariners, playing .500 baseball over the last ten games has been a vast improvement.

25) Chicago White Sox (32-40): Last Week’s Ranking: 24
The woeful White Sox currently occupy dead last in the AL Central by a game and a half.

26) Colorado Rockies (32-40): Last Week’s Ranking: 26


The Rockies hope to build some momentum after taking two out of three against division rival Arizona.

27) Boston Red Sox (32-42): Last Week’s Ranking: 25


Things go from bad to worse for Boston as Dustin Pedroia and Hanley Ramirez are headed for the disabled list.

28) Miami Marlins (30-44): Last Week’s Ranking: 28
Miami’s current four game losing streak is nothing out of the ordinary for this major league doormat.

29) Milwaukee Brewers (27-47): Last Week’s Ranking: 29
With only three wins in their last ten games, the Brew Crew narrowly avoid finishing dead last in this week’s power poll.

30) Philadelphia Phillies (26-48): Last Week’s Ranking: 30


Despite taking two out of three against the New York Yankees, storm clouds continue to pummel the worst team in major league baseball.