MLB Power Rankings: Post trade deadline edition
MLB Power Rankings - Week 17
With the trade deadline come and gone, there is some major shake-ups in CSN's MLB Power Rankings. With two months left in the season, there's only about a dozen contenders left in the Game of Thrones.
30. San Francisco Giants
They now have the worst winning percentage in the league and the second-worst run differential. Yikes.
Last week: 28
29. San Diego Padres
Why didn't they trade away Brad Hand or any other pieces?
Last week: 29
28. Philadelphia Phillies
Just let Odubel Herrera bat-flip and do his thing. Since June 1, he's hitting .339 with a .959 OPS.
Last week: 30
27. Chicago White Sox
Here's to praying Yoan Moncada won't miss much time. He's the main draw on the South Side in final two months.
Last week: 27
26. Cincinnati Reds
Did they really have nothing else to sell off besides Tony Cingrani?
Last week: 26
25. Oakland A's
Did pretty well at the trade deadline, especially in that Sonny Gray deal.
Last week: 25
24. Atlanta Braves
Freddie Freeman is actually an above-average defensive third baseman. Go figure.
Last week: 17
23. Detroit Tigers
Dealing Justin Verlander would've been a tough blow to that fanbase.
Last week: 23
22. Toronto Blue Jays
Got a good prospect in exchange for Francisco Liriano, but probably could've sold more players.
Last week: 21
21. New York Mets
Good haul for Addison Reed, not bad for a guy Mets acquired in a waiver deal with Arizona in late August 2015.
Last week: 22
20. Miami Marlins
Missing Jose Fernandez as much as ever right now.
Last week: 24
19. Minnesota Twins
Love that they got Jamie Garcia for just one start.
Last week: 15
18. Texas Rangers
Adrian Beltre is a national treasure.
Last week: 13
17. Los Angeles Angles
Is Andrelton Simmons turning into an offensive player? Hitting .302 with .812 OPS in age-27 season.
Last week: 18
16. Baltimore Orioles
Not so sure it was the best move to hang on to Zach Britton.
Last week: 20
15. Pittsburgh Pirates
They're only 5.5 games out of first place (which is where Cubs sat at ASB), but it's easy to see this roster isn't a contender right now.
Last week: 19
14. St. Louis Cardinals
This is just one of those years to throw away. Team can't stay healthy.
Last week: 16
13. Tampa Bay Rays
Lucas Duda is a perfect, low-cost addition to this team.
Last week: 11
12. Milwaukee Brewers
Think it was a wise move not to panic and do more at the deadline, choosing instead to hold onto their prospects.
Last week: 7
11. Seattle Mariners
James Paxton is turning into a star.
Last week: 14
10. Kansas City Royals
One of the hottest teams in baseball is now back in the Top 10 in these rankings.
Last week: 12
9. Colorado Rockies
Didn't do much at the deadline, but excited to see how Jonathan Lucroy might perform in Coors Field.
Last week: 4
8. New York Yankees
Don't look nearly as powerful as they were in the first half.
Last week: 8
7. Boston Red Sox
Addison Reed is a nice addition to the bullpen, but serious questions abound now for David Price's elbow.
Last week: 6
6. Cleveland Indians
Love this roster more and more by the week. Get ready for a strong push in final two months.
Last week: 9
5. Arizona Diamondbacks
Still don't believe they have enough pitching to make a serious impact, but J.D. Martinez is a great addition in the middle of the order.
Last week: 5
4. Chicago Cubs
Yep, they jumped six spots. They look for real and addressed three biggest weaknesses (starting pitching, left-handed/high-leverage reliever, backup catcher) in pair of July trades.
Last week: 10
3. Washington Nationals
Added another bullpen arm in Brandon Kintzler, but will it be enough to cure that major weakness when October comes?
Last week: 3
2. Houston Astros
Clearly the best team in the AL, but Lance McCullers needs to get - and stay - healthy.
Last week: 2
1. Los Angeles Dodgers
Adding Yu Darvish and a pair of Tonys (Cingrani and Watson) make them even more unbeatable. Right now, they look better than the 2016 Cubs.
Last week: 1