MLB Power Rankings: Summer Fling

MLB Power Rankings for June 13th-22nd 2015

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1) St. Louis Cardinals (45-24): Last Week’s Ranking: 1
It’s business as usual for baseball’s best team as the Cardinals have a healthy 6 game lead in the NL Central.

2) Kansas City Royals (39-27): Last Week’s Ranking: 2
The Royals maintain the top spot in the super competitive AL Central.

3) Houston Astros (41-30): Last Week’s Ranking: 4

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Houston has successfully bounced back from an early June slump by winning seven of their last ten games.

4) Tampa Bay Rays (40-31): Last Week’s Ranking: 10

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With contributions from players up and down the Rays’ lineup, Tampa Bay has moved past division rival New York in the AL East.

5) Pittsburgh Pirates (39-30): Last Week’s Ranking: 6
Despite a current three game losing skid, the Pirates appear in great shape to secure a wildcard playoff berth.

6) Los Angeles Dodgers (39-31): Last Week’s Ranking: 3
The Dodgers have played uninspired baseball lately, winning just four of their last ten games.

7) Chicago Cubs (37-30): Last Week’s Ranking: 9

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First year Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon has pushed the right buttons to get the north siders in playoff contention.

8) New York Yankees (38-31): Last Week’s Ranking: 5
Despite Alex Rodriguez making headlines with his 3,000th career hit, the Yankees have played .500 baseball in their last ten games.

9) Minnesota Twins (37-32): Last Week’s Ranking: 7
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 (38-33): Last Week’s Ranking: 8

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The Giants have a much needed day of rest following an embarrassing 10-2 loss at the hands of division foe Los Angeles.

11) Washington Nationals (37-33): Last Week’s Ranking: 16

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With a healthy Bryce Harper back in the lineup, Washington looks to expand on their current three game winning streak.

12) Texas Rangers (37-33): Last Week’s Ranking: 12

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Thanks to the sweet swinging Prince Fielder and his .340 batting average, Texas looks to be in the playoff mix in the AL West.

13) Baltimore Orioles (36-33): Last Week’s Ranking: 15

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Buck Showalter and company have endured plenty of adversity on and off the field yet still remain in the American League playoff hunt.

14) Toronto Blue Jays (37-34): Last Week’s Ranking: 14
After a torrid month of June, back to back losses to division rival Baltimore has sent Toronto back to earth a bit.

15) Detroit Tigers (35-34): Last Week’s Ranking: 13

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Consistency continues to elude the Detroit Tigers as they lag further behind Kansas City and Minnesota in the AL Central.

16) New York Mets (36-35): Last Week’s Ranking: 11

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Riding a current five game losing streak has Mets’ manager Terry Collins wondering what has gone wrong in the Big Apple.

17) Atlanta Braves (35-35): Last Week’s Ranking: 20
Equaling division leading Washington with a three game winning streak of their own, the Braves are just two games behind the pace in the NL East.

18) LA Angels (35-35): Last Week’s Ranking: 17

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Despite a gigantic payroll at their disposal, the Angels can do no better than a .500 record.

19) Arizona Diamondbacks (34-35): Last Week’s Ranking: 23
The D’Backs have looked surprisingly sharp lately, winning seven of their last ten games.

20) Cleveland Indians (32-36): Last Week’s Ranking: 22
The Indians have played .500 baseball in their last ten games and are coming off of a 1-0 shutout win over AL East leading Tampa Bay.

21) Cincinnati Reds (32-36): Last Week’s Ranking: 21

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An upcoming three game series against division rival Pittsburgh gives Cincinnati a golden opportunity to make up some ground in the NL Central.

22) San Diego Padres (34-38): Last Week’s Ranking: 18

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With just three wins in their last ten games, it seems like San Diego’s big off-season moves were all for naught.

23) Seattle Mariners (32-38): Last Week’s Ranking: 25
Considering what a miserable year it’s been for the Mariners, playing .500 baseball over the last ten games has been a vast improvement.

24) Chicago White Sox (30-38): Last Week’s Ranking: 19
The woeful White Sox are on the rebound after recently snapping an eight game losing streak.

25) Boston Red Sox (31-40): Last Week’s Ranking: 26

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Moving up one spot in this week’s MLB power rankings serves as little consolation for the dismal Boston Red Sox.

26) Colorado Rockies (30-39): Last Week’s Ranking: 24
The ice cold Colorado Rockies have lost seven of their last ten games and occupy the NL West cellar.

27) Oakland Athletics (31-41): Last Week’s Ranking: 28

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A playoff team last year, swinging and missing has been a consistent theme for this year’s Oakland A’s.

28) Miami Marlins (30-41): Last Week’s Ranking: 27
Despite being this low on the power rankings poll, the Marlins are amazingly just seven and a half games out of first place in the NL East.

29) Milwaukee Brewers (25-46): Last Week’s Ranking: 29
The Brew Crew narrowly avoid finishing dead last in this week’s power poll.

30) Philadelphia Phillies (24-47): Last Week’s Ranking: 30

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Philadelphia’s laughable one game winning streak isn’t enough to save them from the label of major league baseball’s lousiest team.