It is always important to take a look at the MLB standings and latest power rankings before diving into the current games in the MLB. It is a great way to get an understanding of how things could play out through the 2022 season.
As more games are played, the MLB team power rankings will change, reflecting the performances, talent, and overall MLB standings. The most blown saves in MLB 2022 still have a chance to change, with the season only being halfway through. Teams have lots of room to improve as we head into the summer. Let us take a look at the best vs. the worst MLB 2022 team power rankings.
The Houston Astros take over at the top of the MLB standings. While the New York Yankees have a better record, Houston is 5-2 against them this season in head-to-head matchups. There may also be a bidding war between the two clubs for Luis Castillo, who is regarded as one of the top closers in all of baseball. If these teams met in the MLB playoffs, we’d choose the Houston Astros right now, and they deserve to be seen as the finest squad in Major League Baseball.
Juan Soto has yet to be traded. If not before the Aug. 2 deadline, a transaction will occur this offseason. Regardless, Soto’s return would eclipse all previous MLB records. Granted, even if his value is unmatched, it may still be insufficient.
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees went 16-14 in their past 30 games, not really the greatest baseball team. To make matters worse, it appeared that most of the Yankees’ pitchers had no chance against Houston’s starting quartet. Add to this the season-ending injury to Michael King, and Brian Cashman must consider making a slew of moves at the trade.
With Frankie Montas looking good following the All-Star break, he’ll get a huge return in any trade. The farm system will be improved by dealing with All-Star pitcher Paul Blackburn.
Freddie Freeman appears to be the Most Valuable Player of the Atlanta Braves. He is, after all, just one of the most talented clubs in baseball. Los Angeles technically slides into our MLB power rankings just after the All-Star break, but this is the finest team in the National League, and they can challenge anybody for a World Series title.
We’ve already ranked the team near the bottom of our MLB power rankings, but the bottom is falling out for it. As July approaches, everyone expects that the Chicago Cubs will sell in droves and end up as baseball’s worst team.
New York Mets
An outstanding baseball player has been added to New York Mets’ roster. As long as Jacob deGrom returns healthy in 2022, the MLB rotation will be among the best in the world. Together with rumors that the Mets will make more trades (Dan Vogelbach), the team is a surefire contender for the World Series.
Luis Castillo, Tyler Mahle, and Brandon Drury should be dealt with by Aug. 2 in order for the Cincinnati Reds to rebuild. Cincinnati baseball fans will be able to track the prospects every day after that.
It seemed insurmountable at one point, but it became surprisingly tight as the Atlanta Braves battled the New York Mets in the NL East. While Atlanta didn’t get as much help from the IL as New York, Michael Harris and Austin Riley being MVP candidates more than made up for it. It is likely that Atlanta will add another starter to its strong rotation, even though Mike Soroka does not have a definite return date.
dKansas City Royals
Those same Kansas City Royals players who negated some of their trade value by being unvaccinated negated some of their trade value during the 2017 trade season. Bobby Witt Jr. appears to be on the verge of becoming a star every day, which gives hope for the future.
Tampa Bay Rays
Despite losing the series to the Cincinnati Reds, the Tampa Bay Rays recovered well. Wander Franco-less Rays aren’t out of the AL Wild Card race after winning four games against the Toronto Blue Jays and six games against the Boston Red Sox.
Los Angeles Angels
With Phil Nevin replacing Joe Maddon, the Los Angeles Angels have gone 12-26 since firing him, and things are only getting worse. Shohei Ohtani, baseball’s most marketable player in decades, is not being traded by any MLB owner.