MLB Power Rankings 2022 for Week 20

August 22, 2022

The September stretch run is around the bend as well as the races for department titles, home-field benefit in the postseason as well as, obviously, bush Card go after in each organization — currently with 3 areas up for grabs for the very first time — are escalating. 

With That Said as the background, today’s Power Positions include an acquainted 5 on top, though the equilibrium of power remains to move in the American Organization. The void is expanding in between 2 juggernauts of the Junior Circuit, while an AL Central rise proceeds for the group that made the largest dive from recently. 

Largest decline: The Padres’ slide down the positions proceeded today, with San Diego dropping 5 areas, from 6th to 11th. A 2-1 success over the Nationals at Petco Park on Sunday topped a 3-4 week for the Friars, that were flying high with the procurement of super star slugger Juan Soto prior to being struck with significant hardship due to the 80-game suspension of shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.

1) Dodgers (84-36; recently: 1)

What can be claimed regarding the Dodgers that hasn’t been claimed currently? Regardless of shedding ace Pedestrian Buehler for the period as well as having a number of vital bullpen arms sidelined for much of the year, Los Angeles simply maintains rolling towards what might wind up being a modern document variety of victories — after brushing up the Marlins to end up 5-2 on the week, the Dodgers get on speed for 113 triumphes. The modern-day document is 116, established by the 2001 Mariners.

2) Astros (78-45; recently: 2)

Regardless of a 3-4 week that finished with a collection loss to the Braves in a Globe Collection rematch, Houston remains to progress towards October with the very best pitching personnel in the AL by AGE (3.08) as well as the second-best violation by wRC+ (115). Incorporate that with the huge postseason experience on the lineup, as well as points are looking helpful for the Astros as September nears.

3) Mets (79-44; recently: 3)

It was an unpromising begin to the week for the Mets when they went down 3 of 4 to the group chasing them in the NL East standings, the Braves. However the week upright a high note many thanks to Mark Canha’s brave efficiency in a remarkable return gain the Phillies on Sunday to take 3 of 4 when driving from Philly. The Mets were down 4-0 in the 2nd inning, after that routed 7-4 in the 5th as well as 8-7 in the 9th prior to a three-run framework raised New york city to success.

4) Braves (75-48; recently: 5)

The Braves took 2 out of 3 from the Astros over the weekend break to top a 5-2 week that started with 3 victories in 4 video games versus the NL East-leading Mets. In general, the protecting Globe Collection champs have actually won 11 of 13 to maintain the stress on New york city, sustained by newbie Vaughn Grissom’s crackling launching as well as a consolidated 1.76 period from beginners Max Fried, Kyle Wright, Charlie Morton as well as Spencer Strider over the previous week.

5) Yankees (74-48; recently: 4)

The Yanks obtained a seriously required 4-2 gain heaven Jays in the Bronx on Sunday many thanks to Andrew Benintendi’s initial homer in pinstripes. The success began the heels of New york city shedding 5 of 6 throughout the week. When thought about the very best group in baseball as well as rated on top of this checklist in previous weeks, the Bronx Bombing planes are simply 5-14 this month, with their offending funks leading supervisor Aaron Boone to pound the table in irritation throughout Saturday’s postgame interview.

The remainder of the area of 30:

6. Cardinals (recently: 7)
7. Blue Jays (8)
8. Mariners (9)
9. Guardians (13)
10. Phillies (10)
11. Padres (6)
12. Rays (12)
13. Makers (11)
14. Orioles (15)
15. Doubles (14)
16. White Sox (16)
17. Red Sox (18)
18. Giants (17)
19. D-backs (21)
20. Marlins (20)
21. Rangers (19)
22. Cubs (24)
23. Angels (22)
24. Mountain Ranges (23)
25. Royals (27)
26. Reds (26)
27. Pirates (25)
28. Tigers (28)
29. A’s (29)
30. Nationals (30)

Voters: Alyson Footer, Anthony Castrovince, Paul Casella, Mark Feinsand, Nathalie Alonso, Mike Petriello, Sarah Langs, David Venn, Douglas Gausepohl