MLB power rankings 2019: A's surge, Giants stagnant after eight weeks
30. Orioles (15-31)
Former Giants prospect Tyler Herb is with their Triple-A club. He has a 3.43 ERA in four appearances.
29. Marlins (13-31)
Sergio Romo has seven saves in seven opportunities. He's up to 116 for his career.
28. Royals (16-31)
Ian Kennedy, a former Giants target, is now pitching out of the bullpen. He has a 3.20 ERA and a couple of saves in 18 appearances.
27. Tigers (18-26)
Bet you didn’t know that Shane Greene leads the American League with 15 saves. That’s really hard to do when your team only has 18 wins.
26. Blue Jays (19-27)
Derek Law's first month in the big leagues with Toronto hasn't gone well. He has allowed runs in three of five appearances and has a 7.11 ERA.
25. Giants (20-25)
They’re home for the Braves and Diamondbacks this week before a three-city road trip that should be full of wins: Marlins, Orioles and Mets.
24. Nationals (19-27)
This seems like it’s headed for another manager firing. But at some point you have to point the finger elsewhere, right?
23. White Sox (21-24)
Josh Osich has a 4.38 ERA in 10 appearances. Four of the 13 hits he has given up have been homers.
22. Mets (20-25)
Manager Mickey Callaway is on the hottest of hot seats, but the players have been the real issue. Marquee offseason addition Robinson Cano has a .667 OPS. Noah Syndergaard has a 4.50 ERA.
21. Mariners (23-26)
Massive first baseman Dan Vogelbach has been a breakout star, with 13 homers in 124 at-bats and a 1.021 OPS.
20. Angels (22-24)
As Shohei Ohtani the pitcher recovers from Tommy John surgery, Shohei Ohtani the hitter has two homers and a .353 OBP in 11 games. Ridiculous.
19. Rockies (20-25)
After a slow start, Nolan Arenado is his usual self. He’s batting .306 with 11 homers, including five in his last 15 games.
18. Padres (23-24)
Chris Paddack looks like a Cy Young contender, but the rest of the young rotation is a mess. If they don't land Dallas Keuchel, this would be a fascinating Bumgarner destination.
17. Reds (21-26)
They have outscored opponents by 24 runs, but life is tough in the NL Central, so they're well below .500 -- and in last place.
16. A's (22-25)
They have a huge stretch coming up. After three in Cleveland, they play 16 straight against AL West competitors.
15. Pirates (24-20)
Outfielder Bryan Reynolds is hitting .320 with three homers. The only Giant with a higher OPS than his .896 is Pablo Sandoval. The Giants might regret that trade for a long, long time.
14. Rangers (21-23)
There's no stopping 36-year-old Hunter Pence. He's batting .299 with eight homers, 28 RBI and a .976 OPS. Pence had four homers and 24 RBI for the Giants last season.
13. Diamondbacks (25-22)
Kelby Tomlinson was released by their Triple-A team last week. He was batting .218 with a .276 slugging percentage.
12. Indians (25-20)
Old friend Dan Otero is having another solid season, with a 2.70 ERA in 15 relief appearances.
11. Cardinals (24-23)
Paul Goldschmidt hasn’t been what we’re used to. He has 10 homers, but the .254 average and .796 OPS are well below career averages.
10. Red Sox (24-22)
As Shaun Anderson settles into the Giants' rotation, Eduardo Nuñez is batting .173 in his third season in Boston.
9. Braves (25-22)
Take a close look at some of their young pieces when they visit Oracle Park this week. The Braves could be a good trade partner for the Giants in July.
8. Brewers (28-21)
Everyone knows about Christian Yelich's power; he's on pace for 63 homers. But he's also on pace for 30 steals and is a perfect 9-for-9 on the bases.
7. Phillies (27-19)
Andrew McCutchen had a .255/.357/.415 slash line with the Giants last year. He's at .243/.369/.402 with the Phillies after signing a big deal in the offseason.
6. Rays (27-17)
Matt Duffy is on a minor league rehab assignment as he works his way back from a hamstring injury. He played shortstop Saturday and there's some speculation from Rays writers that he could see big league time at the position.
5. Cubs (27-17)
"We did not get a rose" was funny when Bobby Evans first said it, but man, the Giants really have to have some regrets about getting outbid for Jon Lester. The 35-year-old has a 2.09 ERA in his fifth season in Chicago.
4. Yankees (28-17)
Fans like to point to them as a popular destination for bad Giants contracts, but why would they take them on? They've plugged in players like Luke Voit and Gio Urshela and kept on rolling.
3. Twins (30-16)
Ehire Adrianza started in right field on Sunday. Really, he did. He has a .661 OPS this season while playing first, second, short, third and now the outfield.
2. Dodgers (31-17)
Connor Joe has a .455 on-base percentage for their Triple-A club, but he has just two extra-base hits.
1. Astros (31-16)
George Springer is quietly putting together an MVP-type season, with a .313 average, 17 homers, 42 RBI and a 1.050 OPS.