The Latest MLB Power Rankings. The New York Yankees jump in front of the Boston Red Sox in the latest Baseball Power Rankings. From 1 to 30, here is how they stack up.
1. New York Yankees (+1)
►Giancarlo Stanton raises batting average 25 points to .252 over last six games.
2. Boston Red Sox (-1)
►Offense has scored at least five runs 25 times, more than any team.
3. Houston Astros (+1)
►Verlander (1.21), Cole (1.43) and Morton (2.03) ranked 1-2-3 among AL ERA leaders.
4. Arizona Diamondbacks (-1)
►24 wins is third-most in the majors, despite an MLB-worst.225 team batting average.
5. Los Angeles Angels (–)
►Can vault Astros atop AL West – but must beat McCullers, Cole and Verlander.
6. Washington Nationals (+8)
►Winners of 13 of 15. Next stop: Yankees at home.
7. St. Louis Cardinals (-1)
►No panic, Carlos Martinez should only miss one start.
8. Milwaukee Brewers (+3)
►Get to know Freddy Peralta.
9. Atlanta Braves (+4)
►A +56 run differential suggests they may stick around.
10. Chicago Cubs (-3)
►Javier Baez, not Bryant or Rizzo, second in NL with .613 slugging percentage.
11. Seattle Mariners (-1)
►Broken hand ends Robinson Cano’s streak of 11 seasons with at least 150 games.
12. Colorado Rockies (-3)
►One of two teams getting outscored while posting a winning record.
13. Cleveland Indians (-2)
►Francisco Lindor batting .476 (30-for-63) during 14-game hitting streak.
14. Pittsburgh Pirates (+4)
►Win-win: Emotional welcome home for McCutchen, then win two of three from Giants.
15. Philadelphia Phillies (–)
►Odubel Herrera has reached base safely in every game this season.
16. Toronto Blue Jays (-8)
►Precedent suggests Roberto Osuna could face lengthy suspension.
17. New York Mets (–)
►May misery: Matched loss total for April in just 11 games (2-9).
18. San Francisco Giants (-2)
►Madison Bumgarner’s 2018 debut drawing closer.
19. Minnesota Twins (+3)
►Rookie Fernando Romero off to an impressive start: 2-0 with a 0.54 ERA in three starts.
20. Oakland Athletics (–)
►Schedule not getting any easier: Next four series against Red Sox, Blue Jays, Mariners and Diamondbacks.
21. Los Angeles Dodgers (-1)
►Season hits a new low after being swept by the Reds.
22. Tampa Bay Rays (-1)
►Drawing just under 15,000 fans per home game, second-worst to the Marlins.
23. Detroit Tigers (–)
►Host Indians with a chance at first place in AL Central.
24. Texas Rangers (–)
►At 44, Bartolo Colon leads rotation with a 3.32 ERA.
25. San Diego Padres (–)
►Offense has nearly 100 more strikeouts (416) than hits (318).
26. Kansas City Royals (+2)
►Staff ERA (5.55) more than doubles that of the Astros (2.49).
T-27. Baltimore Orioles (+2)
►Yes, Manny Machado can play shortstop and still be productive on offense (.350, 13 HR, 38 RBI).
T-27. Cincinnati Reds (+3)
►6-0 in the Matt Harvey Era.
28. Miami Marlins (-2)
►Offense remains anemic, with an MLB-worst -76 run differential.
30. Chicago White Sox (-3)
►No Guarantees: 3-15 at home.