MLB Power Rankings

By James Mastrucci
Jul. 17, 2017

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

First week(end) after the All-Star break is complete. Some teams struggled after the break, others continued their groove. Alright alright alright. Let's get to it!

1. Los Angeles Dodgers

2. Houston Astros

3. Washington Nationals

4. Milwaukee Brewers

5. Boston Red Sox

6. Colorado Rockies

7. Arizona Diamondbacks

8. Tampa Bay Rays

9. Cleveland Indians

10. New York Yankees

11. Minnesota Twins

12. Atlanta Braves

13. Seattle Mariners

14. Texas Rangers

15. Los Angeles Angels

16. Kansas City Royals

17. Chicago Cubs

18. St. Louis Cardinals

19. Pittsburgh Pirates

20. Oakland Athletics

21. Baltimore Orioles

22. Toronto Blue Jays

23. New York Mets

24. Miami Marlins

25. San Diego Padres

26. Detroit Tigers

27. Chicago White Sox

28. Cincinnati Reds

29. San Francisco Giants

30. Philadelphia Phillies

Notes about the Power Rankings:

The Dodgers remain on top, this comes as no surprise. The Astros have been hot on their tail for weeks, but can't seem able to catch them.

The Brewers and Red Sox are on the rise, both leading their respective divisions. Arizona and Colorado seem like they are designed to battle it out for second place in the NL West.

Cleveland and Minnesota continue to battle it out for atop the AL Central. Both teams are hovering around the .500 mark and all it takes to run away with the division at this point is a healthy winning streak.

The Cubs earned a series sweep over the Orioles over the weekend and appear to have found a diamond in the rough with Jose Quintana. The Cubs overall are still in rough shape as their offense has been relatively inconsistent all season long. A weekend series sweep isn't enough to justify the "Cubs are back" talk.

Detroit is bound to start selling off pieces any moment now. They just don't have it the quality of players to legitimately contend for years to come and the firesafe should be coming any minute.

Are the Giants that bad that they might consider selling off some of their more quality pieces? Buster Posey? Madison Bumgarner? It is unlikely, but if an offer comes along with worthwhile prospects, does San Francisco say no?

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