MLB Power Rankings: Even the Dodgers' losses are entertaining
From 30 to 1...
Alex Pavlovic stacks up all 30 teams...
30. Phillies (46-79)
Former Giants prospect Tommy Joseph has 39 homers in his first two seasons, but he now has to hold off rookie Rhys Hoskins (seven homers in 13 games) for future playing time.
29. White Sox (46-76)
Dane Dunning is one of their better pitching prospects. They released his brother Jake, a former Giant, in June. He had an 8.39 ERA.
28. Giants (52-77)
They'll visit San Diego again next week. Perhaps they'll finally put a dent in that deficit in the race for fourth in the West.
27. Padres (56-70)
Hector Sanchez has four homers in 23 at-bats against the Giants and four in 74 at-bats against everyone else.
26. Reds (53-74)
Adam Duvall leads all major league outfielders with 12 assists. Giants outfielders have combined for 15 assists.
25. A's (55-72)
After blowing nine saves for the Giants, Santiago Casilla has seven blown saves this year on the other side of the bridge.
24. Tigers (54-71)
Justin Verlander has a 2.48 ERA after the All-Star break. Why is he not on a contender?
23. Mets (55-70)
David Wright lives! He is on a rehab assignment right now after missing this entire season.
22. Braves (56-69)
It's weird how Matt Kemp fell off the face of the baseball earth. He has a .289 average and 14 homers, but the defensive numbers bring down his overall impact.
21. Orioles (62-65)
Tim Beckham, once taken four spots ahead of Buster Posey, has found new life in Baltimore. He's hitting .421 since a trade from the Rays.
20. Blue Jays (60-66)
This is Nori Aoki's current home. He's hitting just .208 in 10 games with Toronto, but he does have a pair of homers, which is unlike him.
19. Rays (62-66)
Pitching in the American League for the first time, Sergio Romo has a 2.40 ERA and 0.80 WHIP in 12 appearances.
18. Pirates (61-66)
George Kontos gave up one run in five appearances for them before going on the disabled list with a groin injury.
17. Marlins (62-63)
Giancarlo Stanton is on pace for exactly 60 homers. The power rankings committee does not think he'll be traded, but you can bet the Giants will call again.
16. Mariners (65-63)
They have just one pitcher who is qualified for the ERA title and it's some dude named Ariel Miranda. Weird, unlucky season they've had up there.
15. Twins (65-61)
One of the weirdest parts of this season has been the Twins selling at the deadline and then playing their way back into the postseason chase.
14. Royals (64-61)
If the Giants really want to make a splash this offseason, Lorenzo Cain (.792 OPS, 13 homers, strong defense in center) is the most intriguing player to watch.
13. Angels (65-61)
Some Giants coaches talk openly about how much they miss Yusmeiro Petit, who is still a machine. In 45 appearances, he has thrown 73 innings with a 2.47 ERA and 0.97 WHIP.
12. Cardinals (64-62)
Mike Leake has a 4.45 ERA in 55 starts in St. Louis. The Giants probably don't regret choosing the more durable Jeff Samardzija.
11. Rangers (62-63)
They have nine -- NINE -- players with at least 15 homers. How are they below .500?
10. Brewers (66-62)
Not very impressive in three days in San Francisco, but they're hanging around two races. They should use Josh Hader more.
9. Diamondbacks (69-58)
Gregor Blanco had a 70 OPS+ in his last season with the Giants. In his first season with the Diamondbacks, he has a 70 OPS+.
8. Rockies (68-58)
Chad Bettis has allowed three runs in two starts back from cancer treatments. That should have been a much bigger story nationally.
7. Yankees (68-57)
Sonny Gray hasn't quite been an ace, but he does have a 3.13 ERA in four starts with the Yankees.
6. Indians (69-56)
The peripherals never stand out, but Dan Otero keeps getting outs. The former Giant has a 3.14 ERA this season.
5. Cubs (68-57)
Addison Russell leads NL shortstops in defensive runs saved, but with so much missed time, he probably won't be a threat to Brandon Crawford in the Gold Glove race.
4. Red Sox (73-53)
Bruce Bochy was right when he dropped a 2012 Marco Scutaro comp on Eduardo Nuñez. He has a .330 average in Boston and more homers (5) than he did in three months in San Francisco (4).
3. Nationals (75-49)
Dusty has had so many bullpen issues in the postseason. Enter Sean Doolittle, who is 12-for-12 in save opportunities since a trade from Oakland.
2. Astros (77-49)
Longtime A's outfielder Josh Reddick has found success here, to the tune of a .301/.346/476 slash line and 12 homers.
1. Dodgers (89-36)
Even their rare losses are entertaining. Rich Hill took a no-hitter into the 10th on Wednesday night and lost 1-0 on a walk-off homer by Josh Harrison.