MLB power rankings: Dodgers, Mets, Braves, Astros, and then…

Aug 19, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonzo (20) reacts to hitting a double against the Philadelphia Phillies during the ninth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 19, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonzo (20) reacts to hitting a double against the Philadelphia Phillies during the ninth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports /
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In a week where they faced the New York Mets and the Houston Astros, the Atlanta Braves showed they won’t be giving up their World Series trophy without a fight. A 5-2 record against two of the tougher teams in all of MLB helped push the Braves up the list in our latest MLB power rankings.

In our latest MLB power rankings, the Los Angeles Dodgers stay on top, but there are some big shakeups in the top 10

While the Dodgers and Mets hold down the top two spots again this week, the New York Yankees continue to fall, slipping all the way to sixth on our list. The Yankees are one of three American League East teams in the top 10 this week, with both the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays lurking on them not only in the AL East standings but also in our MLB power rankings as well.

The Seattle Mariners make a big jump this week, moving from 11th to seventh while the Milwaukee Brewers tumble from eighth to 13th.

Below, please find our latest MLB power rankings. As is our custom every week, we are including one note of interest about one team in each of the thirds of our list.

1. Los Angeles Dodgers (last week: 1)

2. New York Mets (last week: 2)

3. Atlanta Braves (last week: 5)

4. Houston Astros (last week: 3)

5. St. Louis Cardinals (last week: 7)

6. New York Yankees (last week: 4)

You may not hear a lot about Lou Trivino coming out of the Yankees bullpen, but he has been a key factor for them this season. He entered Sunday’s game against Toronto with the bases loaded in the seventh inning and stranded all three runners. So far this season, he has stranded 28 of 33 inherited runners.

7. Seattle Mariners (last week: 11)

8. Philadelphia Phillies (last week: 6)

9. Toronto Blue Jays (last week: 9)

10. Tampa Bay Rays (last week: 12)

11. San Diego Padres (last week: 10)

12. Cleveland Guardians (last week: 13)

13. Milwaukee Brewers (last week: 8)

Milwaukee starter Brandon Woodruff has now allowed three or fewer runs in 13 consecutive starts dating back to May 15. During that span, he has posted a 2.55 ERA.

14. Baltimore Orioles (last week: 14)

15. Minnesota Twins (last week: 15)

16. Chicago White Sox (last week: 16)

17. Boston Red Sox (last week: 18)

18. San Francisco Giants (last week: 17)

19. Arizona Diamondbacks (last week: 19)

20. Texas Rangers (last week: 20)

21. Colorado Rockies (last week: 22)

22. Chicago Cubs (last week: 24)

Ian Happ hit his 100th career home run in the first inning on Sunday against Milwaukee, becoming the 26th player in Cubs history to hit 100 or more in his career. He’s also homered four times in his last nine games since August 13.

23. Los Angeles Angels (last week: 23)

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24. Miami Marlins (last week: 21)

25. Cincinnati Reds (last week: 25)

26. Kansas City Royals (last week: 26)

27. Pittsburgh Pirates (last week: 27)

28. Detroit Tigers (last week: 28)

29. Oakland A’s (last week: 29)

30. Washington Nationals (last week: 30)