MLB Power Rankings: Spring Board to Summer

MLB Power Rankings for May 22-May 29th 2015

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1) St. Louis Cardinals (31-16): Last Week’s Ranking: 1
Riding a four game winning streak, the Cards continue to dominated the
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2) Houston Astros (30-18): Last Week’s Ranking: 3

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The Astros continue to shock the baseball world and climb up one spot in this week’s poll.

3) Minnesota Twins (28-18): Last Week’s Ranking: 7

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It’s all smiles in the Twin Cities as Minnesota’s five game winning streak makes them the hottest team in the American League.

4) Los Angeles Dodgers (28-18): Last Week’s Ranking: 4
Despite playing .500 baseball in their last ten games, the Dodgers hold steady at number four this week.

5) Kansas City Royals (26-14): Last Week’s Ranking: 2
With their four game losing streak, the Royals have lost some ground in the very competitive AL Central.

6) Washington Nationals (28-19): Last Week’s Ranking: 6

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Washington’s Bryce Harper is a man on a mission with an NL leading 18 home runs 43 runs batted in.

7) San Francisco Giants (29-20): Last Week’s Ranking: 10
The defending champs are rounding into form during their current four game winning streak.

8) Detroit Tigers (28-21): Last Week’s Ranking: 5

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Slugger Miguel Cabrera and his Detroit Tigers are a game and a half behind the pace in a crowded AL Central division.

9) New York Mets (27-21): Last Week’s Ranking: 9
The Metropolitans hope that a recent three game winning streak can get them back in control of the NL East.

10) Pittsburgh Pirates (25-22): Last Week’s Ranking: 21

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Don’t look now, but Pittsburgh’s seven game winning streak makes them the hottest team in all of baseball.

11) Chicago Cubs (25-21): Last Week’s Ranking: 8
The Cubs have hit a recent slump, dropping six of their last ten games.

12) New York Yankees (25-23): Last Week’s Ranking: 12
Although the Yankees have lost seven of their last ten, they still remain in first place in the AL East by one game.

13) LA Angels (24-24): Last Week’s Ranking: 13

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The Angels finally hope to build some momentum following a 12-2 trouncing of the Detroit Tigers.

14) Tampa Bay Rays (24-24): Last Week’s Ranking: 11

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Unable to take advantage of the Yankees’ recent struggles, Tampa Bay has lost five in a row.

15) Atlanta Braves (23-24): Last Week’s Ranking: 14
Atlanta’s road record falls to 11-14 following an embarrassing 7-0 loss against San Francisco.

16) Seattle Mariners (23-24): Last Week’s Ranking: 20

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The exploits of all-star Nelson Cruz helped lift Seattle to a recent three game sweep of Tampa Bay.

17) Texas Rangers (23-25): Last Week’s Ranking: 24

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With ex-Rangers’ outfielder Josh Hamilton making his long awaited return to Arlington, Texas has won seven of their last ten.

18) Baltimore Orioles (22-24): Last Week’s Ranking: 17
Despite their losing record, Baltimore is only two games out of first place in the AL East.

19) San Diego Padres (23-26): Last Week’s Ranking: 16
After plenty of off-season deals, on field success has been elusive for the Padres so far in 2015.

20) Cleveland Indians (22-25): Last Week’s Ranking: 25

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Thanks to ace pitcher Corey Kluber’s 13 strikeouts in his last outing against Seattle, the Indians are actually showing some signs of life.

21) Boston Red Sox (22-26): Last Week’s Ranking: 19

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Batting just .216 with six home runs, inconsistency continues to plague David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox.

22) Chicago White Sox (21-25): Last Week’s Ranking: 18
Dropping seven of their last ten has the south siders in dead last in the AL Central.

23) Arizona Diamondbacks (21-25): Last Week’s Ranking: 15
Mired in a three game losing skid, the D-Backs struggle to find an identity this season.

24) Toronto Blue Jays (22-27): Last Week’s Ranking: 23

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Coming back from a recent shoulder injury, Toronto hopes Jose Bautista can improve on his .230 batting average in a hurry.

25) Colorado Rockies (19-26): Last Week’s Ranking: 27
Winners of six out of their last ten, the Rockies look to make a move out of the NL West cellar.

26) Cincinnati Reds (19-27): Last Week’s Ranking: 22

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The season has completely fallen apart for the Cincinnati Reds who have lost ten of their last eleven games.

27) Philadelphia Phillies (19-30): Last Week’s Ranking: 26
A four game losing streak is business as usual for the horrendous Philadelphia Phillies.

28) Miami Marlins (18-30): Last Week’s Ranking: 28

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Riding a three game losing streak, things haven’t gotten much better for the Marlins after the firing of manager Mike Redmond.

29) Oakland Athletics (18-32): Last Week’s Ranking: 30
Oakland receives a moral victory this week as they narrowly escape having the worst winning percentage in the major leagues.

30) Milwaukee Brewers (16-32): Last Week’s Ranking: 29

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After a brief stint outside the power rankings cellar, the Brew Crew’s five game losing funk ensures that they are once again the worst team in baseball.