2017 MLB Power Rankings: Week 7
MLB Power Rankings: Week 7
The White Sox had a big weekend, signing Luis Robert and beating the Mariners. And are the Cubs a top 10 team again?
30. San Diego Padres
Trevor Cahill was actually pitching really well for them, but he landed on the DL this week and could be out for a while now.
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29. Miami Marlins
Obviously they weren't expected to contend this season, but did anybody expect them to be this bad?
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28. Philadelphia Phillies
Their rebuild has reached a new low, as they just lost seven straight series for the first time in 11 years.
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27. San Francisco Giants
Things are starting to break their way, but Hunter Pence won't be ready to return from the DL Tuesday, which would've been a huge boost.
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26. Atlanta Braves
No Freddie Freeman is a tough blow, but Matt Adams is a solid fill-in.
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25. Kansas City Royals
The Royals are last in the league with 145 runs scored.
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24. Toronto Blue Jays
A roster disaster is giving Toronto’s No. 3 rated prospect Anthony Alford an opportunity in The Show.
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23. Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pirates' star-studded OF is having a rough go of it: Starling Marte is suspended, Gregory Polanco is on the DL and Andrew McCutchen's still toiling away in puzzling struggles.
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22. Oakland Athletics
Don’t look now, but the A’s lead the AL in homers with 63.
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21. New York Mets
With all that's gone wrong for the Mets, Zack Wheeler (3.74 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 8.3 K/9) in return from two years off is something that's actually gone right.
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20. Seattle Mariners
After an ugly weekend, it's clear injuries have the Mariners all over the place right now.
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19. Chicago White Sox
What a weekend for the South Siders, who landed 19-year-old Cuban prospect Luis Robert, and outscored the Mariners 24-2 in their final two games of the series.
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18. Cincinnati Reds
Their plummet back to Earth continued this week with five losses in six games.
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17. Los Angeles Angels
Another Mike Trout is really good at baseball update: six of his last 10 hits have been homers. He has 14 dingers this season, one shy of MLB leader Aaron Judge.
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16. Detroit Tigers
Alex Avila is having himself a potential breakout — and dare we say, All-Star — year.
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15. Minnesota Twins
A team that lost 100 games last season is first in the AL Central through seven weeks.
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14. Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays have won their last three series against three of our top 15 teams — Red Sox, Indians and Yankees.
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13. Boston Red Sox
If Chris Sale throws 10 or more strikeouts in his next outing, he’d be the first pitcher in MLB history to throw double digit K’s in nine straight starts.
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12. Cleveland Indians
Sweeping the Astros is a nice confidence boost. A five RBI game by Yan Gomes capped off that series.
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11. Texas Rangers
The hottest team in baseball, winning 11 of their last 12 games.
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10. Chicago Cubs
Ian Happ's arrival is huge, but just as interesting: Jake Arrieta looked more like himself Sunday vs. Milwaukee.
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9. St. Louis Cardinals
Guess they weren't impressed by Matt Adams' weight loss?
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8. Milwaukee Brewers
As unhappy as they were about Saturday's rainout at Wrigley, they didn't carry any of that fire over to the field.
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7. Los Angeles Dodgers
Cody Bellinger can't stop, won't stop.
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6. Arizona Diamondbacks
Interesting that there's already talk that A.J. Pollock and Patrick Corbin could be on the block. They're currently the first wild card in the NL.
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5. Baltimore Orioles
The Orioles certainly miss closer Zach Britton.
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4. Colorado Rockies
Greg Holland is on pace for 68 (!!!) saves.
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3. New York Yankees
The Yankees finally lost a game when Aaron Judge homered. In other news, Gleyber Torres, acquired from the Cubs for Aroldis Chapman in 2016, has been promoted from Double-A to Triple-A.
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2. Washington Nationals
The offense will keep raking and they have a huge lead in division, but it's starting to get into desperation mode with regards to the bullpen.
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1. Houston Astros
The Astros lead the division by six games, but losing Dallas Keuchel (pinched nerve) and Brian McCann (concussion) to the DL was a tough blow.
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