Every week MLB teams will be ranked for the rest of the season. Here are the 2023 MLB power rankings for the week of June 19.
1. Tampa Bay Rays
Previous Ranking: 1
The Rays still have the best record and the best run differential in the MLB. They have an outside chance to win over 110 games, which would cement them as number one in the league.
2. Atlanta Braves
Previous Ranking: 3
The Braves might be the most talented team in the league. With Max Fried on the cusp of returning to Atlanta, the Braves could bust through and take over the National League.
3. Texas Rangers
Previous Ranking: 2
The Rangers have continued to turn heads this year. Their lineup has continued to put out incredible numbers and Nathan Eovaldi has been ace potential all season, heating up a bit more recently.
4. Baltimore Orioles
Previous Ranking: 4
The Orioles are the definition of trusting the process. They have found themselves led by their young stars as one of the best teams in the league. They’ll be great for years to come.
5. Arizona Diamondbacks
Previous Ranking: 5
The Arizona Diamondbacks have completely taken over the NL West. They lead the division by a decent margin, while the teams behind them are some of the league’s biggest salary juggernauts.
6. New York Yankees
Previous Ranking: 8
The Yankees continue to wait for Aaron Judge to return. They are a completely different team with Judge than without, as their offense struggles tremendously without the slugger.
7. Los Angeles Dodgers
Previous Ranking: 6
The Dodgers have seen incredible pitching from rookies this year, including great performances by Bobby Miller and Emmet Sheehan this week. The future is bright for the Dodgers pitching staff.
8. Miami Marlins
Previous Ranking: 10
The Marlins swept the Nationals to end the week. They have cemented themselves in second place in the NL East, just a few games back of the scorching hot Braves.
9. Houston Astros
Previous Ranking: 7
The Astros lost a series to the Reds at home to end the week. On a good note, Jose Altuve looked incredible in game two as he passed Craig Biggio for the most four hit games in Astros history.
10. Los Angeles Angels
Previous Ranking: 11
Shohei Ohtani has lit the world on fire recently. He is currently hitting .300, while allowed less than a .200 average while pitching. He also leads the MLB with 24 home runs. 11 of them have gone over 420 feet.
11. Toronto Blue Jays
Previous Ranking: 9
The Blue Jays will likely be buyers at the trade deadline as they look to improve starting pitching. They are still scrapping to replace the production from Alek Manoah, who was incredible last year but struggled bad this year.
12. San Francisco Giants
Previous Ranking: 16
The Giants have been one of the hottest teams in baseball. This hot 10 game stretch in which they’re 8-2 has placed them back in the NL West race, less than 5 games back of the lead.
13. Philadelphia Phillies
Previous Ranking: 15
The Phillies join the Braves and Marlins in the NL East on serious win streaks to end the week. They’re creating serious competition among the division, allowing some fun matchups within the NL East down the stretch.
14. Minnesota Twins
Previous Ranking: 13
The Twins haven’t been good this season but have somehow found themselves leading their division despite being a .500 level team. They don’t appear to be World Series contenders but shouldn’t have trouble winning the AL Central.
15. Milwaukee Brewers
Previous Ranking: 14
The Milwaukee Brewers have lost their grasp on the NL Central. The NL Central has become a four-team race, where the Brewers will need to make some adjustments to make a playoff run.
16. Cincinnati Reds
Previous Ranking: 21
The Reds have been the hottest team in baseball. They went on a road trip and completely dominated. Andrew Abbott has yet to allow a run in over 17 innings in the MLB.
17. Boston Red Sox
Previous Ranking: 17
The Red Sox are 36-35, good for the 16th best record in the MLB. Despite this, they are firmly in last in the juggernaut AL East. All five teams in the division are above .500 and have a positive run differential.
18. San Diego Padres
Previous Ranking: 19
The Padres haven’t been bad, but they haven’t been what people expected. They’re just a few games under .500 but sit in fourth in their division, firmly out of competition for their division title.
19. Pittsburgh Pirates
Previous Ranking: 12
The Pirates have had every chance to take control of the struggling NL Central, but each time they’ve stumbled and fallen. This time, they suffered back-to-back road sweeps to the Cubs and Brewers, two division rivals.
20. Seattle Mariners
Previous Ranking: 18
The Mariners’ young pitching staff has continued to improve. Bryan Woo will begin to turn it around, as his ERA is much higher than it should be. He will continue to improve despite this slow start.
21. Chicago Cubs
Previous Ranking: 23
The Cubs have been hot. They currently have the best odds to make the playoffs in the NL Central. They’re led by a great pitching staff, which is anchored by their ace, Cy Young candidate Marcus Stroman.
22. New York Mets
Previous Ranking: 22
The Mets have continued to surprise everybody and struggle. They haven’t won a series since the end of May when they took a series from their division rival Phillies.
23. Cleveland Guardians
Previous Ranking: 20
The Guardians are in the same boat as the White Sox and Tigers. They’re all playing bad baseball but have stayed afloat in the AL Central because the Twins haven’t ran away with it.
24. Chicago White Sox
Previous Ranking: 24
Despite playing continuous terrible baseball, the White Sox are just 5 games back in the AL Central. The AL Central has been the worst division in baseball, being led by a Twins team that sits at .500.
25. St Louis Cardinals
Previous Ranking: 25
The Cardinals have completely fallen behind in the NL Central. They are a talented team, but have struggled to put the pieces together, sitting in last place in arguably the worst division in baseball.
26. Detroit Tigers
Previous Ranking: 27
The Tigers pick 3rd in this year’s MLB Draft. They will have their pick of a talented crop of players. The latest MLB mock draft projects them to pick Wyatt Langford, an outfielder from Florida.
27. Colorado Rockies
Previous Ranking: 28
The Rockies finished the week on a five game slide before they head to Cincinnati to play the hot Cincinnati Reds. They look to get back on track by taking a series from the hottest team in the game.
28. Washington Nationals
Previous Ranking: 26
The latest mock draft projects the Nationals to land the LSU pitcher Paul Skenes in this year’s MLB Draft. Skenes recently threw 46 fastballs over 100 MPH in a single game during the College World Series.
29. Kansas City Royals
Previous Ranking: 29
The Royals threatened to land in the 30th spot, but were able to survive another week from being the worst team in the league. If they blow their roster up at the deadline, they could drop into last.
30. Oakland Athletics
Previous Ranking: 30
The Athletics caught an incredible fire over the span of a week and a half. Since then, they’ve cooled off, resulting in them still trailing the Royals in nearly every category such as wins and run differential.
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