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2013 MLB Power Rankings Week 10

Updated on June 10, 2013

Power Ranks Week 10

I didn't jinx them! Last week's top team, the St. Louis Cardinals seemed destined for a jinx after I gushed about them. They had another winning week going 4-3 and remain atop the rankings. The same cannot be said for some of the other teams near the top. Yes, there are a few shuckers and jivers this week. That is what one would call someone who shucks and jives right? It might not be wise to say it in front of your mother, you know, to be safe. It kind of sounds like something else. Either way that's what I am going with.

*Note ~ As always stats and records are through Sunday's games.

1. St. Louis Cardinals (41-22) ~ Don't look now but Matt Holliday is heating up. And fast. He has had at least one hit in each of his last seven games and raised his average 20 points to .264 on the year. (Last Week's Ranking 1)

2. Boston Red Sox (39-25) ~ Boston has claimed the best record in the American League and the title of the highest scoring team in baseball by averaging a impressive 5.25 runs per game. (LWR 4)

3. Atlanta Braves (39-24) ~ Brandon Beachy is nearing a return to the mound. He was putting up ace-like numbers last season before he underwent Tommy John surgery. The problem? Where does he fit in the rotation when all five starters are playing this well? It is a good problem to have. (LWR 5)

4. Cincinnati Reds (37-26) ~ Do you know the last time Mat Latos lost a game? Take a guess. Did you guess August 24th, 2012? Didn't think so. Latos has run his non-losing streak to 20 starts not counting the postseason. (LWR 4)

5. Texas Rangers (37-25) ~ Texas plays extremely well at home as their 18-8 record will tell you. With the Oakland A's breathing down their neck this upcoming 11-game homestand, including four against the A's, is coming at just the right time. (LWR 2)

6. Oakland A's (38-27) ~ Speaking of those A's...look at what Bartolo Colon has done lately allowing only six runs in his last five starts combined. Not too shabby for a 40-year-old. (LWR 9)

7. Pittsburgh Pirates (37-26) ~ The Pirates lost starter Wandy Rodriguez to an injury in Atlanta last week which opens the door for top prospect Gerrit Cole who will make his major league debut Tuesday against the defending champion San Francisco Giants. Welcome to the bigs kid. (LWR 6)

8. Detroit Tigers (35-26) ~ Detroit needs to hope that Anibal Sanchez will be OK after missing his start this past weekend. Sanchez is third in the majors in strikeouts. (LWR 7)

9. New York Yankees (37-26) ~ Congrats to Andy Pettitte who picked up his 250th career win against the Seattle Mariners Saturday. He won't make it to 300 but he has been a damn fine pitcher for a damn long time. (LWR 8)

10. Arizona Diamondbacks (35-28) ~ Last week I kind of joked about Brandon McCarthy being injured again. This week, well, I feel terrible as he had a seizure at a restaurant while out to dinner with his wife. Get well soon Brandon. (LWR 10)

11. Baltimore Orioles (35-28) ~ Could Baltimore have three starter in the All-Star Game this year? Adam Jones, Manny Machado and Chris Davis might all snag a spot. (LWR 11)

12. Tampa Bay Rays (34-28) ~ He wil get called up. He wil get called up not. He wil get called up. He wil get called up not. The Rays need to make a decision soon on whether or not to call up top prospect Wil Myers who is raking in the minors. (LWR 12)

13. San Francisco Giants (33-29) ~ Where oh where has Matt Cain gone? He has just one win away fro AT&T Park this year and is still sporting an ERA over 5.00. That isn't the Matt Cain we have grown accustomed to over the years. (LWR 13)

14. Colorado Rockies (34-30) ~ Jeff Francis is back in the rotation and to clear room the Rockies designated Jon Garland for assignment. With Roy Oswalt warming up in the minors one has to wonder when he will take Francis' spot. (LWR 15)

15. Washington Nationals (31-31) ~ Has there been a bigger disappointment this year than Washington? Yes, yes there has. Stay tuned. (LWR 16)

16. Philadelphia Phillies (31-33) ~ I was ready to bump them up even higher and then they lost three of four to the lowly Milwaukee Brewers. Tsk tsk Philly. (LWR 18)

17. Cleveland Indians (30-32) ~ How do you stop the freefall?Cleveland has lost seven straight and are all of a sudden 5 1/2 games behind Detroit. (LWR 14)

18. San Diego Padres (29-34) ~ Shortstop Everth Cabrera has speed to kill swiping 10 bags in his last 10 games to give him a league-leading 29 on the season. He is on pace to steal 73 bases which would break the club record of 70 set by Alan Wiggins in 1984. (LWR 19)

19. Los Angeles Angels (27-36) ~ The Angels are the most disappointing team thus far this season. Hands down. (LWR 17)

20. Toronto Blue Jays (27-35) ~ They just signed Chien Ming Wang to bolster a rotation that already features R.A. Dickey and Josh Johnson. Heh heh heh. (LWR 20)

21. Kansas City Royals (28-32) ~ I finally left them for dead and then they rip off a five-game winning streak to pull within a game of second place Cleveland. (LWR 23)

22. Minnesota Twins (27-33) ~ Hey, at least they aren't in last where they have spend much of the past two seasons. (LWR 22)

23. Los Angeles Dodgers (27-35) ~ Man. Bear. Puig? Yes. Yasiel Puig's fist week in the majors was just that beastly. That of someone who is half man, half bear and half pig. Puig belted four home runs in his first five games and drove in 10 runs this week. (LWR 25)

24. Chicago White Sox (27-34) ~ Jake Peavy has hit the disabled list with a fractured rib that will sideline him for the next four to six weeks. Chicago's season could very well be over by the time he returns. (LWR 21)

25. Seattle Mariners (27-37) ~ Felix Herhandez has allowed one or fewer runs in seven of his last ten starts. Let me repeat that, ONE OR FEWER. Ahem. Sick nasty. (LWR 24)

26. Chicago Cubs (25-35) ~ If the White Sox keep losing the Cubs might be the "best" ballclub in Chicago. (LWR 27)

27. Milwaukee Brewers (25-37) ~ Ryan Braun may miss some time due to an injured thumb that is not healing as quickly as he would like. The Brewers don't have much else besides him and Jean Segura. (LWR 28)

28. New York Mets (23-35) ~ They are just the sucksauce on top of a crap sandwich. Truly disgusting. (LWR 26)

29. Houston Astros (22-42) ~ I can't wait for them to overtake the Mets. I really, really can't. (LWR 29)

30. Miami Marlins (18-44) ~ The Marlins are 8-3 against the sucksauce Mets and 10-41 against everyone else. Think about that. (LWR 30)

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    • Rich White profile image
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      Rich 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I am definitely not ready to count out the champs. As you have mentioned they seem to play their best ball when it matters most.

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      Kenneth Claude 4 years ago from Parts Unknown

      Keep in mind that the Giants only need to hang around the .500 mark til the 100 game mark. They make a late run every year and the pitching gets better as the year goes on. I wouldn't remotely count them out just yet ! :)