Things are starting to heat up in Major League Baseball.
The July 31 trade deadline has come and gone, and now all focus shifts to the playoff races. Nearly all of the divisions are competitive, and the hunt to clinch a spot in each league’s Wild Card Game should be one of the most interesting things to watch as the final stretch of the 2013 season gets underway.
On the following slides, you’ll find how each team stacks up against the others in the league. Each slide has the team's current rank, its rank from last week, its results from the past week and its schedule for the upcoming week. Keep in mind that the schedule is from August 5-11, even if a series extends past the 11th.
Since not every club is still in the hunt for a spot in the postseason, we’ll be looking at a topic that applies to every team: free agency. Each team will have players hitting the open market once the offseason commences, and this week, we’re looking at the top impending free agent in each organization.
Be sure to check back each week for updated power rankings.
All statistics in this article were obtained via FanGraphs unless otherwise noted. All contract information was obtained via Cot’s Contracts and all injury information was obtained via Baseball Prospectus.