MLB Power Rankings: Cubs making moves
MLB Power Rankings - Week 15
With the second half of the MLB season underway, see who the MVP has been for each team in 2017.
30. Philadelphia Phillies
Aaron Nola. It appears as if they've found their ace. Nola is having a solid season overall and has been on fire over the last month (1.78 ERA, 41 K in 35.1 IP).
Last week: 30
29. San Diego Padres
Brad Hand. Leads the team in WAR as a reliever and figures to net a solid haul at the trade deadline.
Last week: 29
28. San Francisco Giants
Buster Posey. He's once again killin' it (.328 AVG, .917 OPS) and the only Giants player living up to his potential in 2017.
Last week: 28
27. Chicago White Sox
Avisail Garcia. Finally making good on all that potential.
Last week: 25
26. Cincinnati Reds
Joey Votto. Next question.
Last week: 27
25. Oakland A's
Sean Manaea. Yonder Alonso is having a breakout season, but Manaea is flashing his potential as a possible ace at age 25 and that bodes very well for the A's moving forward.
Last week: 26
24. Miami Marlins
Marcell Ozuna. Dude has emerged as a bonafide star, hitting .317 with a .938 OPS, 23 HR and 70 RBI.
Last week: 22
23. Detroit Tigers
Justin Upton. Having a seriously underrated season (.853 OPS).
Last week: 23
22. New York Mets
Jacob deGrom. He's been good, but most importantly: He's been healthy.
Last week: 24
21. Baltimore Orioles
Trey Mancini. The offense has been underperforming for much of the year, but this kid has not (.304 AVG, .872 OPS, 14 HR, 45 RBI in only 77 Gs).
Last week: 17
20. Toronto Blue Jays
Justin Smoak. In a down year for Josh Donaldson and Co., Smoak has been the lone bright spot (.929 OPS, 24 HR).
Last week: 20
19. Pittsburgh Pirates
Andrew McCutchen. He is back (.900 OPS) and that is absolutely huge as the Pirates look to trade him for prospects to start another championship window.
Last week: 21
18. Los Angeles Angels
Mike Trout. It can't be anybody else, even though the Angels admirably held their own with Trout missing over a month.
Last week: 14
17. Atlanta Braves
Freddie Freeman. He's only played in 46 games, ye the leads the team in WAR.
Last week: 18
16. St. Louis Cardinals
Carlos Martinez. In a lost year for the Redbirds, it's nice to know their ace (who signed a 5-year, $51 million deal) is pitching like a No. 1.
Last week: 19
15. Minnesota Twins
Miguel Sano. He needed a rebound year in a big way and he got it (.892 OPS, 21 HR, 62 RBI).
Last week: 13
14. Kansas City Royals
Eric Hosmer. He's about to become a free agent and could cash in huge with a big-time season (.311/.368/.480).
Last week: 16
13. Seattle Mariners
Jean Segura. Proving last year was no fluke and leading the team in WAR while hitting .348.
Last week: 15
12. Texas Rangers
Yu Darvish. In a disappointing season for the Rangers, it's been a welcome sight to see Darvish return to form (3.45 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 9.41 K/9).
Last week: 12
11. Chicago Cubs
Wade Davis. During an up-and-down first half, he's provided the stability the bullpen needed and still doesn't have a blown save.
Last week: 11
10. Cleveland Indians
Jose Ramirez. Honorable mention to Michael Brantley returning to health and form, but J-Ram has been sensational (.326 AVG, .969 OPS).
Last week: 7
9. Tampa Bay Rays
Corey Dickerson. He's been a revelation this season, slashing .312/.353/.545 with 17 HR, 26 2Bs.
Last week: 10
8. New York Yankees
Starlin Castro. Kidding. Of course it's Aaron Judge.
Last week: 5
7. Milwaukee Brewers
Eric Thames/Travis Shaw/Domingo Santana. The three-headed monster that is making this engine roll, even with Ryan Braun missing most of the season with injury.
Last week: 9
6. Boston Red Sox
Chris Sale. He's been worth every prospect they traded for him and has singlehandedly kept the team afloat at times this year.
Last week: 8
5. Arizona Diamondbacks
Paul Goldschmidt. He's having a season for the ages, on pace for 130 R, 35 2B, 37 HR, 125 RBI, 102 BB, 25 SB.
Last week: 3
4. Colorado Rockies
Kyle Freeland. Everybody knew they'd hit with Arenado, Blackmon, Reynolds, LeMahieu, etc. But Freeland has been a very solid No. 1 this season and is second only to Blackmon in WAR on the team.
Last week: 6
3. Washington Nationals
Anthony Rendon. Harper and Murphy are amazing and Ryan Zimmerman's resurgence has been eye-popping, but Rendon sneakily has the third-best OPS in the NL, behind only Harper and Joey Votto. Rendon may be the most underrated star in the game.
Last week: 4
2. Houston Astros
George Springer. As the leadoff hitter, he's set the tone night in and night out while crushing 27 HR. On pace for 137 runs scored.
Last week: 1
1. Los Angeles Dodgers
Cody Bellinger. Kerhaw and Seager have been predictably amazing as has Kenley Jansen (0.90 ERA and even has a team-leading 1.250 OPS!), but Bellinger has come out of nowhere to provide epic offensive value.
Last week: 2