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MLB Power Rankings released

By Ruben Rodriguez
La Feria News

The new Major League Baseball Power Rankings released and some new and interesting changes in the top 10 power rankings. So let’s cut to the power rankings.

The Los Angeles Dodgers take the number one seed and rightfully so as they have been on a tear in the National League West. With big sweeps over divisional rivals San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres. With the wins, the Dodgers now hold the best record in all of Major League Baseball. Coming in at number two are the New York Yankees, despite losing 6 of their last seven games, the Bronx Bombers still hold the number two seed.

Coming in at number three are the Houston Astros. The Space City squad looks to work their way back to the number one spot in the power rankings.The Astros are on track to capture the AL West pennant for the sixth consecutive season. The New York Mets come in at number four. Led by Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso, the kings of Queens look to make their way back to October as the NL East Champions.

At the number five seed are the San Diego Padres. The Friars, who earned the spotlight during the trade deadline with the acquisitions of Josh Hader, Juan Soto and Josh Bell, suffered a skid but have bounced back. “Slam Diego” as known by fans are a stacked contender in the NL Wild Card with Machado, Soto and the close arrival of Fernando Tatis Jr, who is on assignment with the San Antonio Missions, Double A affiliate of the Padres. The Atlanta Braves come in at number six. The defending World Champions are on a mission to return back to October but look to get past the New York Mets in the NL East.

At number seven are the St. Louis Cardinals. In the final seasons of Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols, the Red Birds look to make a run as they continue to battle for the number one seed in the NL Central against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Toronto Blue Jays sit at number eight and look to carry the momentum led by Bichette, Springer and Guerrero Jr. Toronto battles in the AL East against the New York Yankees.

At the ninth spot, the Seattle Mariners remain strong as the number two seed behind the Houston Astros in the AL West. The Mariners, who look to reach the postseason for the first time since 2001, have been playing solid ball throughout the summer. Rounding up the power rankings are the Milwaukee Brewers, The Brewers are led by Luis Urias, Christian Yelich and Willy Adames to punch their ticket back to the postseason.

Truly exciting power rankings. Six of these teams are anticipated to make the postseason on automatic bids while four are expected to enter via the Wild Card.

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