Tuesday, June 2, 2015

USA Today’s Weekly MLB Power Rankings

It’s Tuesday and much like every Tuesday this season we have been bringing to you the weekly Major League Baseball power rankings brought to you by the USA Today. The Yankees were almost the biggest fallers in last week’s rankings as the team fell all the way down to the #14 position while the St. Louis Cardinals lost their strangle hold on the top spot. What will change this week you may be asking? A whole lot, keep reading.

Like always we start with the biggest rise of the week and that rise went to the Cleveland Indians who rose to the #17 spot this week up four spots from last week. The biggest riser moving up just four spots shows you how much the rankings are beginning to mean as we are no longer seeing teams moving up eight spots or more in a single week. For the biggest faller this week we turn to the Boston Red Sox who fell eight spots all the way to the #24 spot in the rankings. The 24th spot is the worst ranking the team has had this season down from their highest ranking, the #4 spot. The Yankees moved up one spot this week to the #13 spot after struggling with the Oakland Athletics after sweeping the Kansas City Royals.

To finish out the American league East division you have the Tampa Bay Rays ranked #14, the Baltimore Orioles ranked #16 and the Toronto Blue Jays ranked at #20. The five worst teams in order according to the rankings are the Colorado Rockies, the Oakland Athletics, the Miami Marlins, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers while the five top spots belong to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Kansas City Royals, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Houston Astros and the San Francisco Giants.

We’re starting to see more consistency in these rankings, less rising and more falling which goes to show you that the sample size is real right now. Barring trades, returns from injuries and losses from injuries what you see now is what you may see all season long from your favorite MLB team. 

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