MLB Power Rankings: Week 13

By Steve Merril - Covers Expert

The Houston Astros take the top spot this week, as the New York Yankees fall to the second spot. The biggest riser was the Arizona Diamondbacks, while the Los Angeles Angels fell the furthest. Lots of ball left to be played!

MLB Power Rankings

Rank Last Week Change Team W-L (ATS) Power Rating Team Comments
1 3 up 2 49-25
-130 Houston
The Astros have won 11 in a row with ten of those coming on the road. During the streak, they scored four runs or more in every contest and had only one one run victory. Now they'll host the Rays, Royals and Blue Jays.
2 1 down 1 47-22
-128 NY Yankees
Jonathan Loaisiga won his major league debut on Friday. He held the Rays to three hits and four walks in five innings while striking out six batters. New York hosts the Mariners after playing a pair of games against the Nationals on Monday.
3 2 down 1 49-24
-126 Boston
Eduardo Rodriguez has won six straight starts allowing two runs or less in each contest. The southpaw has 90 strikeouts to just 24 walks in 77.2 innings of work. Next up for him most likely is a rematch with Seattle in Boston on Saturday.
4 4 same 46-26
-124 Seattle
The Mariners went 5-2 this week with two of those victories coming by one run. Edwin Diaz is the major league leader in saves with 27 of them in 30 chances. He has now had eight straight scoreless appearances.
5 6 up 1 40-28
-122 Chi. Cubs
The Cubs were shutout on Sunday Night Baseball and have split their last six games. They host the Dodgers for three straight before a four-game series in Cincinnati against the Reds.
6 8 up 2 42-29
-120 Atlanta
Atlanta has scored the fourth most runs in baseball and have outscored their opponents by 67 runs on the season. They held the Padres to just 12 runs over a four-game series at home.
7 5 down 2 42-30
-118 Milwaukee
Ryan Braun is hitting just .242 with 8 HRs and 31 RBI on the season. He has just two hits over his last 13 at-bats. Eric Thames hit his first two HRs on Sunday since coming off the disabled list on June 12th.
8 11 up 3 40-32
-116 Arizona
The D-backs lost two straight to the lowly Mets at home over the weekend. Still, they have won seven of their last 10 and will continue to have to play well in order to hold off the charging Dodgers.
9 7 down 2 38-32
-114 Washington
Washington lost three straight to the Blue Jays and have fallen in six of their last 10 contests. Daniel Murphy has just two hits in 20 at-bats since making his debut earlier this week.
10 13 up 3 38-32
-112 Philadelphia
Rhys Hoskins has had three multi-hit games since coming off the disabled list on June 9th. He's hit three home runs and is starting to see things better at the plate. The Phillies host the Cardinals this week before playing in Washington, D.C. against the Nationals.
11 10 down 1 37-33
-110 St. Louis
St. Louis entered Sunday Night Baseball losing four straight and six of their last 10 games, but finished the weekend with a solid 5-0 win. Marcell Ozuna had hit home runs in three straight and five of his last seven starts.
12 12 same 38-33
-108 Cleveland
Cleveland has lost four of their last six games with two of those coming against awful Chicago. Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco lost back-to-back starts on Friday and Saturday.
13 16 up 3 37-33
-106 LA Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to throw a three inning simulated game on Tuesday for LA. Kenley Jansen has converted 14 consecutive save opportunities and his early season struggles have been forgotten.
14 9 down 5 38-35
-104 LA Angels
The Angels have lost two straight and six of their last 10 games. The team is 21-16 on the road and only 17-18 at home this season.
15 14 down 1 36-36
-102 Oakland
Jonathan Lucroy had an RBI single on Sunday in the team's comeback win over the Angels. The team is on the road this week against the Padres and White Sox.
16 19 up 3 36-37
100 Detroit
Somehow the Tigers have won five straight and seven of their last 10 games without Miguel Cabrera who is out for the season. The team has been outscored by 23 runs in the process.
17 18 up 1 36-36
102 Pittsburgh
The Pirates host the Brewers and Diamondbacks this week. Ivan Nova has won two straight starts after being out of the rotation due to an injury. He'll take on Arizona next.
18 15 down 3 35-38
104 San Francisco
The Giants' time above .500 didn't last long as they've lost six of their last 10 games. They are now a woeful 16-26 away from San Francisco this season.
19 17 down 2 34-38
106 Colorado
Colorado spent a week on the road and it didn't help as they've now fallen in eight of their last 10 contests. The team is 11-19 at home and 23-18 on the road.
20 22 up 2 33-39
108 Tampa Bay
Somehow the Rays are only five games below .500 despite having a weak pitching rotation. The majority of their games nowadays are taken care of by the bullpen.
21 21 same 33-38
110 Toronto
It was a good weekend at home against Washington as Toronto won three straight games. They are now 7-3 in their last 10 and are .500 (19-19) at home.
22 20 down 2 34-40
112 San Diego
The Padres have scored just 283 runs on the season. They will host the Athletics for two straight before a road trip through San Francisco and Texas.
23 23 same 31-37
114 Minnesota
It's a little surprising to see Miguel Sano get sent down to single-A in the minor leagues. The team is using the time to try and repair his swing, just one season after an All-Star appearance.
24 24 same 31-38
116 NY Mets
There's a pulse offensively for New York after the Mets took two straight in Arizona. They picked up a nice comeback victory on Sunday after scoring 4 runs in the ninth inning.
25 25 same 30-44
118 Texas
The Rangers' awful offense just needed the Rockies to come to Arlington to wake things up. The team put up 23 runs in two victories over Colorado.
26 26 same 29-44
120 Miami
The Marlins have scored the second least amount of runs in baseball with just 253. They have been outscored by an awful 109 runs on the year.
27 28 up 1 26-45
123 Cincinnati
Cincinnati has gone 5-5 in their last 10 games. This week they host the Tigers and Cubs beginning Tuesday.
28 27 down 1 24-47
126 Chi. White Sox
Chicago has lost four straight tilts, scoring just 11 runs over that span. James Shields is pitching better, but he's still only 2-8 on the season.
29 29 same 22-50
125 Kansas City
Kansas City has been outscored by 136 runs on the season. They are a woeful 10-26 at home and 12-23 on the road.
30 30 same 20-50
126 Baltimore
Baltimore has now scored the least amount of runs in baseball with just 248. Since sweeping the Mets in a two-game series, they have lost nine of their last 10 contests.

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 spread index to compare current or future match-ups between two teams. The relative spread does not account for non-statistical factors like home-field advantage, recent injuries, game time decisions, rivalries, publicity, and weather.

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