The MLB trade deadline is now a matter of days away, as the non-waiver deadline is officially July 31 at 4 p.m. ET.
The addition of the second wild-card spot has made things much quieter on the trade front over the past couple of years, as more teams are willing to stand pat in an effort to make a run at securing a postseason spot.
That being said, there are still a number of impact pieces on the market this year, and what happens between now and Thursday could certainly shake up the playoff races. Heading into the deadline, things are very close across the league, with as many as 19 teams still in a position to call themselves contenders.
When putting together the 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
With all of that said, here is an updated look at where all 30 MLB teams stand at the break. Be sure to check back here every Monday morning for the most recent edition of our MLB power rankings.
Also, there will be a special edition of these power rankings this week immediately following the trade deadline passing on Thursday evening, so be sure to check that out as well to see how all of the wheeling and dealing shook up the rankings.