MLB Power Rankings: September 3rd to 9th

Summer has passed us by, rosters have expanded and only 15 teams have realistic chances to capture one of the 10 playoff spots in both leagues. Some teams (Oakland, Baltimore) have proved once and for all that they will be real factors at the end of the year, while others (White Sox, Pittsburgh) are teetering on the verge of falling out of the picture.

So, how do the teams stack up in this week’s version of the MLB Power Rankings? Only one way to find out…

1. Cincinnati Reds (+1, 82-53, 1st in NL Central)

2. Washington Nationals (-1, 81-52, 1st in NL East)

3. Texas Rangers (+0, 79-59, 1st in AL West)

4. Oakland A’s (+6, 76-57, 2nd in AL West)

5. New York Yankees (-1, 76-57, 1st in AL East)

6. Atlanta Braves (-1, 75-59, 2nd in NL East)

7. San Francisco Giants (+0, 76-58, 1st in NL West)

8. Baltimore Orioles (+3, 74-59, 2nd in AL East)

9. Tampa Bay Rays (-1, 73-61, 3rd in AL East)

10. Detroit Tigers (+3, 72-61, T-1st in AL Central)

11. Chicago White Sox (-5, 72-61, T-1st in AL Central)

12. St. Louis Cardinals (-3, 72-62, 2nd in NL Central)

13. Los Angeles Dodgers (-1, 72-63, 2nd in NL West)

14. Los Angeles Angels (+1, 71-63, 3rd in AL West)

15. Pittsburgh Pirates (-1, 70-63, 3rd in NL Central)

16. Milwaukee Brewers (+4, 65-68, 4th in NL Central)

17. Arizona Diamondbacks (-1, 66-69, 3rd in NL West)

18. Seattle Mariners (+0, 65-70, 4th in AL West)

19. New York Mets (+3, 64-70, T-3rd in NL East)

20. Philadelphia Phillies (-3, 64-70, T-3rd in NL East)

21. San Diego Padres (+0, 62-73, 4th in NL West)

22. Boston Red Sox (-3, 62-73, 4th in AL East)

23. Kansas City Royals (+1, 60-73, 3rd in AL Central)

24. Toronto Blue Jays (60-73, 5th in AL East)

25. Miami Marlins (-2, 59-75, 5th in NL East)

26. Cleveland Indians (+0, 56-78, 4th in AL Central)

27. Colorado Rockies (+1, 55-77, 5th in NL West)

28. Minnesota Twins (-1, 55-79, 5th in AL Central)

29. Chicago Cubs (+0, 51-82, 5th in NL Central)

30. Houston Astros (+0, 41-93, 6th in NL Central)