Jun 1, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (10) hits a two run home run in the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Rogers Centre. Toronto defeated Kansas City 4-0. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Power Rankings: Week 10


I can’t believe it’s already June. It seems like just yesterday that pitchers and catchers were reporting for spring training, and now a third of the season has passed.

In this week’s power rankings, the Blue Jays keep surging and the Rays continue to have us scratching our heads. I mean, brawling with Boston was just the tip of the ice berg.

The Giants and Athletics take the top two spots, keeping my hope for a California World Series alive.

Here are my Week 10 power rankings. Disagree? Bring it.

 

1. San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (37-20) (No change)

Why is no one talking about Michael Morse? The Giants signed him to a one-year, $6 million deal this winter, and look what he’s doing at the plate. He’s hitting .295 with 11 home runs with 38 driven in.

2. Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (35-22) (Up 1)

The A’s swept the Angels this week, proving that they are the more dominant team in the Golden State.

3. Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (31-22) (Up 1)

They dropped the series to the Mariners, which is embarrassing, but they took two of three from Oakland. That’s decent enough to have them move up.

4. Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (31-25) (Down 2)

Prediction: In two weeks or less, the Braves will be out of my top 10. Their offense is just not potent enough, and their pitching can only carry them for so long.

5. Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (34-23) (Up 1)

After he didn’t hit a home run at Miller Park for over a year, Ryan Braun hit two this week.

6. Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (34-24) (Up 2)

I’ve come to realize that Edwin Encarnacion isn’t human. But he isn’t doing it all by himself. Melky Cabrera and Mark Buehrle have helped a bit.

7. Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim (30-26) (Down 2)

Biggest thing that worries me about this team? They have a bullpen ERA of 4.41 — third-worst in baseball.

8. New York YankeesNew York Yankees (29-26) (Up 2)

Sabathia, Beltran, Pineda, and Cervelli are all on the disabled list. That’s a couple of big names.

9. St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (30-27) (No change)

Of course Oscar Taveras‘ first career hit was a home run.

10. Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (30-28) (Down 3)

Despite my frustration with the Dodgers, I have stuck with them. Well no longer. They are one of the most talented teams in MLB, but are only two games over .500. Don Mattingly isn’t getting out everything he can from this team.

11. Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (28-27) (No change)

They need to acquire some pitching before the trade deadline.

12. Texas RangersTexas Rangers (29-28) (Up 2)

Just imagine if Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka were on the same team.

13. Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (27-28) (Down 1)

According to FanGraphs, the Nationals still have a 55 percent chance of making the playoffs. That’s interesting considering they are a very average team.

14. Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (28-28) (Down 1)

The offense was fun while it lasted.

15. Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (28-28) (No change)

The Marlins have the fifth-highest WAR. I’m telling you people, they’re legit.

16. Cincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds  (26-29) (No change)

They haven’t score more than six runs for 11 straight games.

17. Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (27-29) (Up 4)

So after their long losing streak, the Red Sox have won seven in a row. What’s up, David Price?

18. Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (29-29) (No change)

It’s not fair how filthy Chris Sale is.

19. Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners (28-28) (No change)

They took down the Tigers this week, but Robinson Cano is dealing with a sore hand.

20. Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (26-30) (Down 3)

The Royals fired their hitting coach and named Dale Sveum as his replacement. Maybe he can remind Alex Gordon that he’s supposed to be a good hitter.

21. New York MetsNew York Mets (27-29) (Up 2)

Jonathon Niese has been a stud this season. He’s well on his to a solid career.

22. Pittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (26-30) (Down 2)

The Pirates beat Zack Greinke on Sunday night. Smile Pittsburgh!

23. Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (27-30) (Up 1)

If only they could learn to win on the road (9-19), they wouldn’t be six games back.

24. Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (26-28) (Up 1)

They beat the Yankees. That’s something, right?

25. Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (24-30) (Up 1)

Marlon Byrd broke his bat on a swing that didn’t even touch the ball. That’s Phillies season in a nut shell.

26. Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (23-36) (Up 4)

Sure the Dbacks are 15 games back in their division, but they’ve been playing .500 ball for the last month.

27. San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (26-31) (No change)

Bud Black‘s gotta go.

28. Houston AstrosHouston Astros (24-34) (No change)

The Astros are 7-3 in their last 10 games, but No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel got walloped in his first minor league start in over a month — 10 runs in 1 1/3 innings. Yikes.

29. Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (23-34) (Down 7)

Can you believe only the Cubs have fewer losses than the Rays?

30. Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (20-34) (Down 1)

The Cubs are still the Cubs and the Blackhawks will not be making an appearance in the Stanley Cup. How sad.

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