MLB Fantasy Power Rankings: Midseason (July 16th)

Zac Fluewelling@@ucant_beatmeCorrespondent IJuly 17, 2010

BOSTON - OCTOBER 14:  Manager Joe Madden of the Tampa Bay Rays looks on as his team takes on the Boston Red Sox in game four of the American League Championship Series during the 2008 MLB playoffs at Fenway Park on October 14, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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These rankings are based on a 300 point system, 150 for offensive production, and 150 for pitching production. 30 points (1 point for each team) are the most points any team can receive in a given category. For instance, if the Rays lead the league in HR's they will get 30 points for that category.

The 5 offensive categories used:

HR's, RBI, Runs, Average, and SB's           

The 5 pitching categories used:

Wins, Saves, WHIP, ERA, and K's

1.(↑1)Tampa Bay Rays (250): The Rays have a long way to go, can they get another bat?                           

2.(↑1)New York Yankees (245): The Yankees are the best team; how much better will they get?                                  

3.(↓2)Texas Rangers (239): They now have a true ace in Cliff Lee, but can they hold off the Angels?                                             

4.(↑1)Cincinnati Reds (206): Is there any way they can hold off the Cardinals?                                  

5.(↑5)Los Angeles Dodgers (199): Can Kemp find his groove?                       

6.(↓2)Boston Red Sox (197): What position will the Red Sox address by the deadline?                                 

7.(↓1)San Diego Padres (194): Can the young pitchers keep it going in the second half?                                 

8.(↑4)San Francisco Giants (194): Is Buster Posey going to continue to get better?                         

9.(↑4)Colorado Rockies (193): How ready will Troy Tulowitski be after the break?                                 

10.(↑5)Chicago White Sox (187): 25 wins in 30 games?                             

11.(↓2)Atlanta Braves (186): Will Heyward win the ROY and help the Braves make the playoffs?                         

12.(↓ 4)New York Mets (177): When will they fall apart?                                   

13.(↓ 6)Los Angeles Angels (172): Can they keep up with the Rangers?                 

14.(↑ 2)Florida Marlins (170): Will Uggla be traded by the deadline?                                 

15.(↓ 4)St. Louis Cardinals (169): Will Chris Carpenter make it to season’s end?                           

16.(↑ 2)Toronto Blue Jays (161): Vernon Wells… any takers?                              

17.(─)Philadelphia Phillies (161): Rollins, Utley, Lidge, Madson, etc.. Is the injury bug done in Philly?

18.(↓ 4)Minnesota Twins (157):Free falling, will Joe and Justin be healthy after the break?                          

19.(↑ 1)Milwaukee Brewers (148): Who is going to win the Prince sweepstakes?                          

20.(↓ 1)Oakland Athletics  (143): I got nothing… they’re the A’s.                   

21.(↑ 2)Detroit Tigers (140): Will Miguel win the Triple Crown?                              

22.(─)Washington Nationals (127): Will Strasburg be babied? YES!                       

23.(↓ 2)Kansas City Royals (126): Will they trade impact players?                        

24.(─)Chicago Cubs (123): Will Zambrano get arrested this year?                                   

25.(─)Arizona Diamondbacks (115): Is Justin Upton the next superstar or is he closer to B.J.?             

26.(─)Seattle Mariners (98): When will King Felix request a trade?                                

27.(─)Houston Astros (85): Oswalt is headed to?                                

28.(↑ 2)Baltimore Orioles (59): How are they not last?                           

29.(↓ 1)Cleveland Indians (54): Will Matt LaPorta ever pan out?                            

30.(↓ 1)Pittsburgh Pirates (47): Can the Pirates give their fans a glimmer of hope? 

Best Offense: (131) Texas Rangers 

Best Pitching: (138) Tampa Bay Rays, San Diego Padres 

Worst Offense: (27) Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros 

Worst Pitching: (18) Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians

Here is an in-depth look at each division. Which one is the strongest, has the best offense, or is packed with the most pitching? The system shows it all, with absolutely no opinion included. Enjoy.

Division Breakdown

Overall Points

1.AL East (182) 

2.NL West (179) 

3.NL East (165)

4.AL West (163)

5.AL Central (133)

6.NL Central (130)

Batting Points

1.AL East (93)

2.NL West (84)

3.AL West (81)

4.NL East (78)

5.AL Central (69)

6.NL Central (67)

Pitching Points

1.NL West (95)

2.AL East (89)

3.NL East (87)

4.AL West (82)

5.AL Central (64)

6.NL Central (63)

Avg. Wins/Losses

1.AL East 47-41

2.NL West 46-42

3.NL East 46-42

4.AL West 44-45

5.AL Central 43-44

6.NL Central 40-48

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