MLB Power Rankings: Giants on the rise; A's hitting lots of home runs
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Alex Pavlovic stacks up all 30 teams...
30. Padres (16-30)
They’ve been outscored by 85 runs. This is probably their Power Rankings home the rest of the season.
29. Marlins (15-28)
The end may finally be nearing for 43-year-old Ichiro Suzuki (.157 average, .204 OBP).
28. Phillies (15-26)
After hitting 21 homers last year, former Giants prospect Tommy Joseph has six already this season.
27: Royals (18-25)
Jorge Soler hasn’t been what they expected in return for Wade Davis. He’s got one homer and a .159 batting average.
26: Braves (18-23)
Matt Kemp is putting up numbers from his early Dodger days. He’s batting .351 with eight homers.
25. Pirates (20-24)
Did you know Chris Stewart is still around? He’s batting .242/.306/.333 as the backup catcher.
24. A’s (20-24)
They lead the American League with 63 homers, 30 more than the team that plays across the bridge.
23. Mariners (20-25)
Chris Heston was called up to start Sunday. He gave up seven earned runs in three innings.
22. Reds (20-23)
Adam Duvall is still chugging along, with nine homers, a .796 OPS, and a fine glove in left.
21. Giants (19-26)
Playing their best baseball of the season. They’re still seven games behind two teams in their division and nine games behind a third.
20. Mets (18-24)
Just about everything has gone wrong for their rotation, but Zack Wheeler (3.74 ERA, 1.29) is finally healthy and living up to expectations.
19. Blue Jays (19-26)
Right-hander Joe Biagini, plucked from the Giants in the Rule 5 draft two years ago, is now in the rotation. He has a 3.46 ERA in three short starts.
18. Angels (23-23)
Yusmeiro Petit is still doing his thing: 16 appearances, 28 1/3 innings, 2.54 ERA, 1.06 WHIP.
17. Tigers (21-21)
Remember all those J.D. Martinez rumors in the offseason? Well, he has six bombs in 27 at-bats since coming off the DL.
16. Red Sox (22-21)
Pablo Sandoval is on a rehab assignment and nearly back from a knee sprain. Panda had a .646 OPS before he got hurt.
15. White Sox (20-22)
Michael Ynoa, given $4 million by the A’s and then traded with Jeff Samardzija, has a 3.24 ERA out of the bullpen.
14. Twins (22-18)
Adalberto Mejia, traded for Eduardo Nuñez, picked up his first big league win Sunday with seven strong innings against the Royals.
13. Rays (23-23)
Matt Duffy still isn’t all the way back from heel surgery, but he’s close. After taking a break from rehab games, he’s said to be headed back on a rehab assignment this week.
12. Cardinals (22-19)
There’s an alternate universe where Mike Leake is still a Giant and Jeff Samardzija is elsewhere. Leake has a 2.03 ERA in eight starts.
11. Orioles (25-17)
Did you know Ubaldo Jiminez is still kicking around? He has a 6.52 ERA in eight appearances, seven of them starts.
10. Cubs (22-20)
All-Star fan voting results will be public soon. Last year, the Giants weren’t thrilled that Addison Russell (.638 OPS this season) helped squeeze Brandon Crawford out.
9. Brewers (25-19)
Neither side is getting much from the Will Smith trade right now. Andrew Susac is hitting .161 for Milwaukee’s Triple-A squad after an injury cut short his spring.
8. Indians (23-19)
Former Giant Dan Otero is still out there having solid outings. He has a 3.63 ERA in 15 appearances.
7. Diamondbacks (26-19)
They haven’t faded, and a plus-47 run differential — second in the NL — indicates that maybe they won’t.
6. Rockies (28-17)
The Giants had Mark Reynolds on their list of veteran bench options. He returned to Denver, where he has 12 homers and 39 RBI.
5. Rangers (24-21)
The hottest team in ball. They’re led in part by Joey Gallo’s bizarre stat line: .184 average, 63 strikeouts … and 13 homers.
4. Yankees (25-16)
They have five players with at least seven homers, led by breakout star Aaron Judge, who has 15 in just 140 at-bats.
3. Nationals (26-17)
They desperately wanted Mark Melancon back. Given that they have five different pitchers with a save, you can see why.
2. Dodgers (26-19)
Cody Bellinger started his career by going 1-for-10 in a series at AT&T Park. Since then, he has nine homers in 21 games.
1. Astros (29-15)
If it’s July and you’re Bobby Evans and you’re looking for a team that could use a right-handed ace with World Series experience, start here.