MLB Power Rankings: A's one spot ahead of the Giants
From 30 to 1...
Joe Stiglich stacks up all 30 teams...
30) Phillies (27-53)
They’ll need to go 36-46 or better the rest of the way to avoid 100 losses. That’s quite the rallying cry.
29) Padres (34-48)
In some divisions, being in fourth place has you within striking distance. In the NL West, it buries you 20 games back.
28) Giants (33-51)
Their six-game winning streak moves them ahead of the Padres here.
27) A’s (35-47)
The focus should no longer be on the standings, but the play and development of so many prospects now getting their chance.
26) White Sox (36-45)
Their pitching staff is home to two of the majors’ more enticing trade targets with starter Jose Quintana and reliever David Robertson.
25) Reds (35-46)
Joey Votto owes Zack Cozart a pet donkey for making the All-Star team. Even last-place teams know how to have fun.
24) Tigers (36-45)
Enjoy J.D. Martinez while you still have him, Tiger fans.
23) Marlins (36-44)
The home fans will have a lot to cheer about when stud outfielder Marcell Ozuna starts for the N.L. in the All-Star Game at Marlins Park.
22) Pirates (37-45)
Were they to make Gerrit Cole available, suddenly the starting pitching trade market looks a lot more interesting.
21) Blue Jays (37-44)
If the Jays are going to make any sort of charge to climb back into contention, it had better happen pronto.
20) Mets (38-43)
They’ve played well of late, but it’s going to be tough to make a move in that NL Wild Card chase.
19) Orioles (40-41)
They’re last in the AL in ERA (5.03) and aren’t scoring enough runs either. Uh, not a good recipe.
18) Mariners (41-42)
SS Jean Segura providing the spark Seattle hoped for atop the lineup, hitting .338 with a .384 OBP.
17) Cardinals (39-42)
They’ve won six of their past eight as they work to get on the good side of .500.
16) Braves (40-41)
Atlanta completed a weekend sweep at the Coliseum with help from two HRs by … Kurt Suzuki???
15) Rangers (40-42)
Texas went 15-4 against the Astros last season but has won just three of 10 against its in-state rival so far in 2017.
14) Twins (41-40)
Minnesota better take care of business leading into the All-Star break. The Twins open the second half with back-to-back series against the Astros and Yankees.
13) Royals (41-40)
Kansas City seems intent on keeping this core together to make one last run before free agency hits and hits hard.
12) Angels (43-43)
Mike Trout could be coming off the D.L. by the middle of the month. That’s like a trade-deadline acquisition without the trade.
11) Cubs (41-41)
Who expected this club to be floundering around the .500 mark on the Fourth of July?
10) Rays (43-41)
Viewed as the AL East’s fifth-best team entering the season, Tampa Bay begins Monday just two games out of second place.
9) Brewers (44-40)
The Brewers scored big-time in their offseason trade for 3B Travis Shaw, whose middle-of-the-order production has helped keep Milwaukee atop the NL Central.
8) Indians (44-37)
What a Cleveland contingent heading to the All-Star Game — manager Terry Francona, his entire coaching staff and five players.
7) Yankees (43-37)
As they try to keep pace with the Red Sox, which of the AL East giants will strike big for starting pitching before the trade deadline?
6) Rockies (48-36)
Anyone find the emergency brake? The Rockies have lost 10 of their past 11.
5) Red Sox (47-35)
Mookie Betts on Sunday became the second player in major league history to have at least four hits, two homers, eight RBI and a stolen base in the same game.
4) Nationals (48-34)
All of those think tanks in Washington, D.C. — can one of them devote their energy to improving the Nats’ bullpen?
3) Diamondbacks (52-31)
Hats off to Torey Lovullo for his work thus far in his first season as a full-time major league manager.
2) Dodgers (55-29)
They’re 41-17 since the start of May. Can they start to create some breathing room in the NL West?
1) Astros (56-27)
Expect them to be aggressive in trading for the top-shelf starter needed to complete this loaded roster.