Tuesday, June 16, 2015

USA Today’s MLB Weekly Power Rankings

It is Tuesday so like every Tuesday we bring you the weekly Major League Baseball Power Rankings courtesy of the USA Today. With the Toronto Blue Jays setting a franchise records for consecutive wins this week you have to expect them to move up while the Minnesota Twins hit a wall called June. How far would the Blue Jays rise and how far would the Twins fall?

We sort of gave it away in the first paragraph but the biggest rise this week was the Toronto Blue Jays who climbed up 12 spots all the way to the #6 position while the Minnesota Twins were the biggest fall when they fell five spots to the #10 position. The New York Yankees were in the #6 position last week and with that spot currently being occupied by the Blue Jays the Yankees had to slide back one spot to the #7 position. To fill out the rest of the American League East division the Tampa Bay Rays came in 10th, the Baltimore Orioles came in at #17 and the Boston Red Sox finished with the #27 spot.

The Top Five teams in MLB according to the rankings in order are the St. Louis Cardinals, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Kansas City Royals, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Houston Astros. The five worst teams in descending order are the Colorado Rockies, the Boston Red Sox, the Oakland Athletics, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Another week at the top of the American League East division and another week in the Top 10 of the USA Today Power Rankings which is probably not a coincidence. The Red Sox are in the cellar of the AL East and are consistency hovering around the #25 position on the rankings which, again, is probably not a coincidence. These rankings finally mean something and will mean something until the team’s rosters are shaken up, for better or worse, at this year’s July 31st trading deadline.

Stay tuned. 

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