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MLB Power Rankings: Big Changes to The Top 5 as The Rays Collapse

After the last week of baseball, there have been some big changes to the top 5 in this weeks power rankings. It starts off with the Rays who are going through their biggest slump of the season, sporting a  7 game losing streak. Wander Franco, the number 1 prospect in baseball the last 2 years is getting called up by the Rays on Tuesday just in time for their 3 game series against the Boston Red Sox who just took over first place in the AL East.

Another big mover in this weeks power rankings will be the Houston Astros. The Astro’s are currently on a 7 game win streak and don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. In the last week, the Astros swept both the Rangers (2 games) and the White Sox (4 games).  During the next week, they will be playing series against the Orioles and the Tigers, so I’m expecting them to win both of those series pretty handily.

The Brewers dropped out of the top 5 after a pretty rough week of baseball. They got swept by the Reds in 3 games at home, then they went to Colorado and split the 4 game series with the Rockies over the weekend. They fell to 5-5 in their last 10 games as well.

Top 5

1. San Francisco Giants (Prev. 3)

2. Houston Astros (Prev. 10)

3. Los Angeles Dodgers (Prev. 4)

4. Chicago White Sox (Prev. 2)

5. Boston Red Sox (Prev. 7)

The Rest of The Top 20

6. San Diego Padres (8)

7. Tampa Bay Rays (1)

8. Oakland Athletics (9)

9. Milwaukee Brewers (5)

10. Chicago Cubs (6)

11. New York Mets (12)

12. Cleveland Indians (11)

13. New York Yankees (13)

14. Seattle Mariners (NR)

15. Los Angeles Angels (18)

16. Cincinnati Reds (19)

17. St. Louis Cardinals (14)

18. Toronto Blue Jays (13)

19. Washington Nationals (NR)

20. Philadelphia Phillies (15)

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