MLB Power Rankings: Week 11

By Sean Murphy - Covers Expert

The west continues to be the best in our new Power Rankings. The Los Angeles Angels join the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's at the top of the heap. At the other end, the lowly Chicago Cubs continue to sit at the bottom.

MLB Power Rankings

Week 13 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 42-21
(35-28-0)
-205 San Francisco
Off another series sweep, the Giants are still the team to beat in the National League, and the majors for that matter.
2 2 same 39-24
(35-28-0)
-202 Oakland
There were plenty of fireworks in the A's heated weekend series in Baltimore with Josh Donaldson and Manny Machado taking center stage.
3 8 up 5 34-28
(33-29-0)
-193 LA Angels
It's hard not to like the direction the Halos are headed in following an impressive series sweep over the improved White Sox.
4 4 same 33-26
(27-32-0)
-192 Detroit
The Tigers have cooled off considerably and have to be at least a little concerned with Justin Verlander's early season struggles.
5 3 down 2 32-29
(27-34-0)
-188 Atlanta
It wasn't a banner week for the Braves, as they gave up sole possession of top spot in the N.L. East.
6 5 down 1 38-26
(32-32-0)
-185 Milwaukee
The Brew Crew could probably rank a little higher, but their overall inconsistency is a concern.
7 7 same 33-31
(29-35-0)
-181 St. Louis
I'm higher on the Cardinals than some, but after a series win in Toronto, there's reason for optimism in St. Louis.
8 6 down 2 38-26
(40-24-0)
-178 Toronto
Despite suffering back-to-back shutout losses, there's no reason for the Jays to push the panic button.
9 13 up 4 32-29
(30-31-0)
-175 Washington
The Nats are movin' on up thanks to a pitching staff that has hit its stride in early June.
10 9 down 1 33-31
(33-31-0)
-171 LA Dodgers
The Dodgers have been an interesting study this season in that they've performed far better on the road than they have at home.
11 10 down 1 31-31
(29-33-0)
-166 NY Yankees
New York may be hanging around in the A.L. East race, but a lack of offense should keep it from making a move on the first place Jays any time soon.
12 12 same 33-30
(35-28-0)
-163 Miami
The Marlins continue to impress but already down Jose Fernandez, losing Henderson Alvarez to injury on Sunday was concerning to say the least.
13 19 up 6 33-29
(38-24-0)
-160 Seattle
There's reason for optimism again in the Pacific Northwest as the Mariners are playing their best baseball of the season.
14 11 down 3 31-30
(31-30-0)
-158 Baltimore
It's been a roller-coaster ride for the Orioles so far this season, both on and off the field, and that continued with Manny Machado's bat-throwing incident on Sunday.
15 18 up 3 31-32
(33-30-0)
-152 Kansas City
Chalk it up as a productive week for the Royals as they took three of four in a home-and-home set against the Cardinals before winning two of three against the Yankees.
16 22 up 6 31-33
(32-32-0)
-145 Chi. White Sox
The White Sox got the week off to a strong start, winning a series against the Dodgers in L.A., but couldn't follow it up in Anaheim, getting swept by the Angels.
17 15 down 2 29-32
(32-29-0)
-141 Cincinnati
We've seen encouraging signs from the Reds lately but until they find some consistency, they'll continue to face an uphill climb in the N.L. Central.
18 16 down 2 31-32
(28-35-0)
-137 Texas
If it weren't for a number of key injuries, we might be viewing the Rangers in a much different light right now.
19 24 up 5 32-31
(30-33-0)
-132 Cleveland
The Tribe continue to surge forward, improving to 10 games over .500 at home this past week.
20 14 down 6 29-33
(35-27-0)
-127 Colorado
Another down week for the Rockies, as they continue to descend the ranks of the N.L. West off a home sweep at the hands of the Dodgers.
21 17 down 4 29-33
(31-31-0)
-121 Pittsburgh
After a brief glimmer of hope, it was back to the doldrums for the disappointing Pirates this past week.
22 21 down 1 28-35
(38-25-0)
-117 NY Mets
The Mets were on an uptick last week, but fell hard in back-to-back series sweeps in Chicago and San Francisco.
23 23 same 28-34
(26-36-0)
-113 Boston
Boston's recent red hot run has disappeared in the rear-view mirror - fresh off another series loss in Detroit.
24 20 down 4 29-32
(31-30-0)
-109 Minnesota
The Twins still own a respectable overall record, but their recent performance indicates this is a team on the way down.
25 27 up 2 28-36
(36-28-0)
-107 Houston
It's unlikely the Astros can keep it up, but for now, they're required viewing on a nightly basis, enjoying a tremendous power surge.
26 29 up 3 28-37
(28-37-0)
-103 Arizona
Arizona's up-and-down campaign continues, but the good news is, they're coming off an encouraging series against a quality opponent in the Braves.
27 25 down 2 25-36
(26-35-0)
104 Philadelphia
The Phillies are mired in another extended slump, with Cole Hamels performance this past Friday night the lone bright spot.
28 28 same 28-35
(25-38-0)
106 San Diego
Perhaps the Padres have more upside than their low ranking would seem to indicate. But they'll certainly need more consistent production from their bats.
29 26 down 3 24-40
(20-44-0)
107 Tampa Bay
No team has been more disappointing than the Rays this season. Even in a down year for the A.L. East, they're out of contention.
30 30 same 25-35
(32-28-0)
109 Chi. Cubs
The Cubs enjoyed a tremendous week, but I'll keep them in the basement for at least seven more days.
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Power Ratings compute offensive and defensive statistics into one number for each team, while accounting for factors like recent performances and strength of schedule. Power Ratings can be used as a baseline for relative moneyline index to compare current or future match-ups between two teams. The relative moneyline does not account for non-statistical factors like home-ice advantage, recent injuries, game time decisions, rivalries, and publicity.