2010 Major League Baseball: Power Rankings July 30th
1. New York Yankees 65-36
The Pinstripe Power Machine was 4-2 last week and has won two straight.
The two best teams are set to battle Friday night as they take on the super hot Rays.
Mark Teixeira went 10-for-23, 10 R, two HR, five XBH, eight RBI, five BB, and finished with a .435 AVG as of July 27th .
2. Tampa Bay Rays 63-38
The Rays have won six straight and are on fire right now.
They have a chance to help themselves as they embark on a series with the “Evil Empire”, the Yankees.
The Rays continued to win despite Carlos Pena hitting only two hits in 21 at-bats with a .095 AVG, and Longoria only had two hits in 20 at-bats, leaving him a .100 AVG as of July 28th .
3. San Diego Padres 60-40
The California sun is shining bright on the Padres as they were 4-1 last week last defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers. They are still on top of the NL West with the Giants three and half games back.
4. Texas Rangers 60-42
The Rangers were 4-2 last week. They are in first place in the AL West and are about to start a series with the Los Angeles Angels.
The Rangers’ storied outfielder, Josh Hamilton, went 13-for-27, five R, one HR, five XBH, eight RBI, three BB, and finished with a .481 AVG as of July 27th .
Nelson Cruz went 12-for-30, two R, two HR, three XBH, seven RBI, one BB, two SB, and finished with a .400 AVG as of July 27th .
5. Atlanta Braves 58-43
The Braves were 2-4 last week losing their last game to The Nationals. They are still on top of the NL East, but the Reds are next on the schedule.
The Braves’ “Chosen One”, Jason Heyward, went 14-for-26, seven R, two XBH, three RBI, five BB, and finished with a .538 AVG as of July 27th .
6. Boston Red Sox 58-44
Fenway Park’s wicked awesome Red Sox were 4-2 last week. Both the Yankees and Rays doing well, so they are still five and half games back in the best division in baseball, the AL East.
Adrian Beltre went 11-for-29, three R, two HR, three XBH, six RBI, two BB, one SB, and finished last week with a .379 AVG
7. San Francisco Giants 58-45
The Giants were fantastic last week as they went 5-2. They are three and a half games behind the Padres in the NL West.
Kung Fu Panda only had one hit in 16 plate appearances and finished with a .063 AVG as of July 28th .
Aubrey Huff went 10-for-25, five R, two HR, three XBH, six RBI, four BB, one SB, and finished with a .400 AVG as of July 27th .
8. Chicago White Sox 57-44
The Good Guys were 5-2 last week and have won four straight. The Athletics look like the next victims as they maintain the lead in the AL Central.
9. Cincinnati Reds 57-46
The Reds were 4-2 last week and took first place from the Cardinals in the NL Central.
They are set for a tough series with the Braves starting Friday night so their time on top may be short-lived.
10. St. Louis Cardinals 56-46
The Redbirds were 2-4 last week after a series with the Mets. The Cards are only half a game behind the Reds in the NL Central.
They had another crazy extra innings war with the NY Mets last week earning a hard fought victory in the end.
Albert Pujols went 2-for-21 and finished last week with a .091 AVG.
Colby Rasmus was hitless in 12 plate appearances and finished last week with a .000 AVG as of July 28th .
11. Minnesota Twins 56-46
The Twins were on a tear last week as they went 5-1. They have won five straight, and had it not been for the White Sox being on a winning streak of their own, they would have taken the top spot in the AL Central.
12. Philadelphia Phillies 56-46
The Phillies were 7-0 last week and have won eight straight.
They the hottest team in baseball right now and with their recent success have gained traction on the Braves in the NL East.
They acquired Roy Oswalt, who is set to pitch Friday night.
13. Los Angeles Dodgers 54-48
The Dodgers were 3-4 last week and dropped to seven games behind the Padres in the NL West.
Ethier went 2-for-17 with two RBI and .118 AVG as of July 28th .
Ethier has not been the same since his finger injury. He was dealing with an illness recently, which has not helped him at the plate.
14. Toronto Blue Jays 53-49
The Jays went 5-1 last week and have won three straight. They are 12 and a half games behind the Yankees in the AL East.
15. Colorado Rockies 52-50
The Rockies were horrific to watch as they went 1-6 last week which caused them to drop to nine games out in the tough NL West.
16. New York Mets 52-50
The Mets were 3-3 last week and lost a tough game to the Cardinals in an extra innings game.
They are six and half games behind the Braves in the NL East.
17. Los Angeles Angels 52-52
Talk about bad, the Halos went 1-5 last week which left them nine games out in the AL West.
It may not get any better for the Angels as they take on the Rangers next.
18. Oakland Athletics 51-50
Oakland went 3-3 last week and is eight and half behind the Rangers in the AL West.
Jack Cust went 7-for-17, six R, three HR, six XBH, seven RBI, seven BB, and a .412 AVG as of July 27th .
Cust also had two home runs with three walks on Saturday.
19. Detroit Tigers 51-50 (14)
The Tigers were terrible as they went 1-6 last week and have lost four straight. They have dropped to six games behind in the NL Central.
Brennan Boesch had only one hit in 17 at-bats leaving him with a .059 AVG as of July 28th .
The MVP candidate, Miguel Cabrera, went 14-for-26, five R, two HR, eight XBH, nine RBI, two BB, with a .500 AVG as of July 27th .
20. Florida Marlins 51-51
The Fish went 4-3 last week. They are seven games behind the Braves in the NL East.
21. Milwaukee Brewers 48-55
The Brewers were 4-2 last week, but have lost two straight. They are currently nine games behind the Reds in the NL Central.
Ryan Braun had three hits in 27 tries which left him with a horrific .111 AVG as of July 28th .
Jim Edmonds went 8-for-17, five R, three HR, five XBH, seven RBI, two BB, and capped off last week with a .471 AVG.
22. Chicago Cubs 46-56
The Cubs went 3-3 last week. They are 10 games behind in the NL Central.
23. Washington Nationals 44-58
The Nationals went 2-4 last week.
They are preparing to sell Adam Dunn and have thrown in the towel on the season.
24. Houston Astros 42-59
The Astros went 3-3 last week and are 14 games behind the Reds in the NL Central.
Chris Johnson went 10-for-23, six R, three HR, four XBH, seven RBI, one BB, and finished with a .435 AVG as of July 27th .
25. Cleveland Indians 42-60
The Tribe went 2-5 last weekm reminding me of the great movie Major League.
Indians catcher Santana was 2-for-17 with only two RBI and finished his terrible week with .118 AVG as of July 28th .
26. Kansas City Royals 42-60
The Royals went 1-6 last week and have lost five straight games. They sit at the bottom of the AL Central.
27. Seattle Mariners 39-64
The Mariners went 2-5 last week and are in last place in the NL West.
Chone Figgins finally hit a home run and got some rookie silence as a joke by his teammates in the dugout.
I am glad that they can still have fun despite being one of the bottom dwellers. Hey, at least they're not the Orioles.
28. Arizona Diamondbacks 37-65
The Diamondbacks went 0-6 last week and have lost seven straight. They are in last place in the NL West.
I am sure that the two remaining fans in Arizona long for the days that Schilling and Randy Johnson were still throwing rockets from the hill.
29. Pittsburgh Pirates 36-65
The Pirates went 2-4 last week and are in last place in the NL Central.
If they had Jason Bay, they would trade him again.
30. Baltimore Orioles 32-70
The Orioles went 2-5 last week and are still the worst team in baseball.
Luke Scott surprisingly went 13-for-27, six R, four HR, seven XBH, eight RBI, and put the cherry on top with a .481 AVG as of July 27th .
I would not be surprised if Cal Ripken came out of retirement and took the field at this point.
Check out last week's Power Rankings http://bleacherreport.com/articles/424380-2010-majorl-league-baseball-power-rankings-july-24th
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