We have officially passed the midway point of the 2014 MLB season, as all but a handful of teams have already played their 81st game of the year.
It's been an interesting year so far, with no clearly dominant team outside of the Oakland Athletics and Milwaukee Brewers, but some squads are starting to put things together for a potential second-half run.
The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates have both been playing much better baseball of late, while the Toronto Blue Jays and San Francisco Giants have dropped off significantly in the month of June.
When putting together these rankings on a weekly basis, the following factors are considered:
- Previous week's record
- Quality of opponents
- Key injuries/trades
- Recent performance beyond the last week
There is still a lot to be sorted out between now and October, and all of the close races should make for a busy trade season and exciting stretch run.
All that said, here is an updated look at where all 30 MLB teams currently stand. Be sure to check back here every Monday morning for the most recent edition of our MLB power rankings.