MLB Power Rankings: Updated Team-by-Team Breakdown

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MLB Power Rankings: Updated Team-by-Team Breakdown
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With the month of August now halfway over, playoff races throughout MLB continue to heat up, and the field of teams vying for postseason berths is still relatively deep thanks to the second wild-card spot.

In the National League, there appear to be six teams still legitimately in the running for spots. Over in the American League, that number is significantly higher, as nine teams still have legitimate playoff aspirations.

As expected, those 15 teams make up the upper half of this week's power rankings, and teams continue to shuffle from there based on their recent performances.

Aside from updated rankings, this week's content takes a look back at an article I wrote back on April 3 predicting each team's biggest breakout candidate and assesses whether those players have in fact broken out this season.

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