MLB Power Rankings: Week 11

By SEAN MURPHY - My goals are simple: win and make consistent profit.

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 no change in rankings 42-21
(35-28-0)
-205.0 Off another series sweep, the Giants are still the team to beat in the National League, and the majors for that matter.
2 2 no change in rankings 39-24
(35-28-0)
-202.0 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 move up in rankings5 34-28
(33-29-0)
-193.0 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 no change in rankings 33-26
(27-32-0)
-192.0 The Tigers have cooled off considerably and have to be at least a little concerned with Justin Verlander's early season struggles.
5 3 move down in rankings2 32-29
(27-34-0)
-188.0 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 move down in rankings1 38-26
(32-32-0)
-185.0 The Brew Crew could probably rank a little higher, but their overall inconsistency is a concern.
7 7 no change in rankings 33-31
(29-35-0)
-181.0 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 move down in rankings2 38-26
(40-24-0)
-178.0 Despite suffering back-to-back shutout losses, there's no reason for the Jays to push the panic button.
9 13 move up in rankings4 32-29
(30-31-0)
-175.0 The Nats are movin' on up thanks to a pitching staff that has hit its stride in early June.
10 9 move down in rankings1 33-31
(33-31-0)
-171.0 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 move down in rankings1 31-31
(29-33-0)
-166.0 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 no change in rankings 33-30
(35-28-0)
-163.0 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 move up in rankings6 33-29
(38-24-0)
-160.0 There's reason for optimism again in the Pacific Northwest as the Mariners are playing their best baseball of the season.
14 11 move down in rankings3 31-30
(31-30-0)
-158.0 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 move up in rankings3 31-32
(33-30-0)
-152.0 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 move up in rankings6 31-33
(32-32-0)
-145.0 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 move down in rankings2 29-32
(32-29-0)
-141.0 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 move down in rankings2 31-32
(28-35-0)
-137.0 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 move up in rankings5 32-31
(30-33-0)
-132.0 The Tribe continue to surge forward, improving to 10 games over .500 at home this past week.
20 14 move down in rankings6 29-33
(35-27-0)
-127.0 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 move down in rankings4 29-33
(31-31-0)
-121.0 After a brief glimmer of hope, it was back to the doldrums for the disappointing Pirates this past week.
22 21 move down in rankings1 28-35
(38-25-0)
-117.0 The Mets were on an uptick last week, but fell hard in back-to-back series sweeps in Chicago and San Francisco.
23 23 no change in rankings 28-34
(26-36-0)
-113.0 Boston's recent red hot run has disappeared in the rear-view mirror - fresh off another series loss in Detroit.
24 20 move down in rankings4 29-32
(31-30-0)
-109.0 The Twins still own a respectable overall record, but their recent performance indicates this is a team on the way down.
25 27 move up in rankings2 28-36
(36-28-0)
-107.0 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 move up in rankings3 28-37
(28-37-0)
-103.0 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 move down in rankings2 25-36
(26-35-0)
104.0 The Phillies are mired in another extended slump, with Cole Hamels performance this past Friday night the lone bright spot.
28 28 no change in rankings 28-35
(25-38-0)
106.0 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 move down in rankings3 24-40
(20-44-0)
107.0 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 no change in rankings 25-35
(32-28-0)
109.0 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.