Tuesday, June 30, 2015

USA Today’s Weekly MLB Power Rankings

Another week and another set of Major League Baseball power rankings from the USA Today. Last week the Yankees came in as the 7th best team in baseball and did not do much to improve on that this week. The team split four games with the Houston Astros and dropped two games to the worst team in baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies, which will likely drop their rankings a bit. How far will the Yankees fall? Will the Cardinals keep their strangle hold on the list? Will the Phillies climb out of the cellar with two victories over the Yankees? You’ll just have to keep reading to find out.

Like we always do we will begin the week with some positivity by showcasing the biggest rise of the week, the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles rose six spots to climb all the way to the #8 position. The Baseball God’s giveth and the Baseball God’s taketh away and they took away three positions from the Tampa Bay Rays making them the biggest fall of the week. As far as the New York Yankees go the team came in ranked 10 which is a three spot fall from last week’s position.

To round out the American League East you have the Tampa Bay Rays at the 9th position while the Toronto Blue Jays came in at the 12th position. The Baltimore Orioles are climbing in the American League East and they are climbing in the rankings at the 8th while the Boston Red Sox are bringing up the rear in the 25th position.

The Top Five teams in the rankings are the St. Louis Cardinals, the Kansas City Royals, the Houston Astros, the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The five worst teams in the rankings in descending order are the 26th ranked Colorado Rockies, the 27th ranked Miami Marlins, the 28th ranked Chicago White Sox, the 29th ranked Philadelphia Phillies and the 30th ranked Milwaukee Brewers.

The rankings are what they are at this point in the season. Teams will have their highs and their lows but you are no longer seeing the 10 or so spot rises and falls anymore as the sample size of the MLB season has taken over. Teams will go hot and teams will go cold but these are your best teams and your worst teams as it stands right now. The July 31st trading deadline is looming though and will throw this whole scenario out of whack, so stay tuned. 

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