MLB News: MLB Power Rankings As Of 6/17/15
MLB Power Rankings
June 17, 2015
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We’re getting closer and closer to the halfway point of the MLB season, so let’s take a look at how each team stacks up.
Here are your MLB power rankings.
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1. St. Louis Cardinals - The St. Louis Cardinals have been the best team in the league for a while now. The Cards have lost just seven of 33 home games.
2. Kansas City Royals - The Kansas City Royals have five players with 60-plus hits, as they continue to prove that last year’s run wasn’t a fluke.
3. Houston Astros - The Houston Astros have gone from fun story to legit World Series contender. Carlos Correa has hit the ground running and makes them just that much better.
4. Toronto Blue Jays - The Toronto Blue Jays have won 11 of their last 13 games and are right back in the thick of the AL East race.
5. Los Angeles Dodgers - The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to show terrific balance as one of the top teams in the NL. Now, if they could just figure out how to be consistent on the road.
6. Pittsburgh Pirates - Andrew McCutchen is hitting .353 and has 11 RBI in the month of June. The Pirates are back to being a title contender in the NL.
7. Chicago Cubs - The Chicago Cubs have three players with 30-plus RBI and are starting to put together a little winning streak again. Don’t burn those future bets just yet!
8. Tampa Bay Rays - We keep waiting for the Tampa Bay Rays to fall off, but they continue to keep their head above water and lead the AL East.
9. New York Yankees - Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann are carrying the Yankees. This must be 2008 all over again!
10. San Francisco Giants - I still have issues with the San Francisco Giants consistency, but they’re still four games above a .500 record and have a top pitching staff leading the way.
11. Texas Rangers - Remember when the Texas Rangers were left for dead about a month ago? The Rangers are five games above .500 and have an MVP candidate in Prince Fielder.
12. Washington Nationals - The Washington Nationals have yet to hit their full stride to really take over the NL East, but you get the feeling it won’t be long before things change.
13. Detroit Tigers - The Detroit Tigers crappy bullpen is the reason for them still being in the middle of the pack, but with Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez back, the Tigers are looking up.
14. New York Mets - The New York Mets have six players with at least 20 RBI, and they’re still leading the NL East. Who woulda thought?
15. Baltimore Orioles - Is there a better hitting tandem in the league right now than Adam Jones and Manny Machado? The O’s are hanging around in a tough AL East.
16. Minnesota Twins - The Minnesota Twins continue to be the biggest surprise in baseball this season. Despite losing seven of their last eight, the Twins are still four games above .500.
17. Los Angeles Angels - Mike Trout is putting the Angels on his back, and Albert Pujols is heating up with eight homers in the month of June. Watch out.
18. San Diego Padres - That quick start for the San Diego Padres has went byebye and a head coaching change has been made. Still, there’s enough firepower to turn things around.
19. Atlanta Braves - The Atlanta Braves would be winning the NL East right now if it wasn’t for a bullpen that gives up leads constantly.
20. Cleveland Indians - There may not be a more underappreciated player in the big leagues than Jason Kipnis. The Indians are still a nice little streak away from getting back into the playoff race.
21. Arizona Diamondbacks - The Arizona Diamondbacks are just two games below .500 and Paul Goldschmidt is one of the top hitters in baseball. Arizona is a team to watch down the stretch.
22. Seattle Mariners - Hard to win when the face of your franchise (Robinson Cano) has just 37 hits since May. The Mariners are a frustrating team to watch play.
23. Chicago White Sox - I keep waiting for the Chicago White Sox to catch fire but it hasn’t happened yet. Not too late.
24. Cincinnati Reds - The Cincinnati Reds continue to show flashes of turning things around and then they fall on their face. Make up your mind, Cincinnati.
25. Miami Marlins - The Miami Marlins are putting a little streak together and are getting Mat Latos and Jose Fernandez back. My World Series prediction may not be 100 percent dead.
26. Oakland Athletics - Look at the bright side, Oakland. At least your basketball team brought you a championship.
27. Boston Red Sox - The most disappointing team in all of baseball has to be the Boston Red Sox. How in the world is this team losing so many games?
28. Colorado Rockies - No excuse for the Colorado Rockies to have a losing record at home. The Rockies 318 runs allowed are the most in the majors.
29. Milwaukee Brewers - Different rankings, same result for the Milwaukee Brewers. There’s always next season.
30. Philadelphia Phillies - The Philadelphia Phillies have been fade material for a month now, and betting against them has pretty much been free money.