MLB Rankings: Week of May 30th


This week MLB fans witnessed the tribulations and triumph of the New York Mets’ Matt Harvey, the evaporation of the Chicago White Sox’ lead in the American League Central, and an old New York Yankees bingo team looking more and more like spring chickens ready to make the summer interesting in the American League East.

Despite giving up four earned runs in his previous start, Jake Arrieta won yet again. Chris Sale continues to dominate opposing lineups. If David Ortiz was the name of a wine, we would drink it! Big Papi only gets better with time. Jackie Bradley’s hit streak came to an end during a game in which he flew out to the warning track – twice. Xander Bogaerts, JBJ’s teammate, takes over with the longest hit streak (23 games) in MLB.

As this post is being written (8:15 PM) several MLB games are ongoing. At this point, our staff agrees the top three teams are unchanged, though the ordering is different. The Chicago Cubs remain the top dog, the San Francisco Giants finish a close second, and the Boston Red Sox round out the top three. The White Sox plummet with the greatest change in overall ranking (down seven spots). The Yankees boast the greatest leap in the rankings by moving up six spots. The Minnesota Twins play their way out of the basement, and the Atlanta Braves takeover as the League’s worst club.

Enjoy the rankings, and feel free to debate and discuss!

  1. Chicago Cubs (35-14) (Previous week, 1)
  2. San Francisco Giants (32-21) (3)
  3. Boston Red Sox (27-22) (2)
  4. Washington Nationals (30-21) (6)
  5. New York Mets (29-21) (7)
  6. Baltimore Orioles (28-21) (5)
  7. Texas Rangers (29-21) (9)
  8. Seattle Mariners (29-21) (8)
  9. Pittsburgh Pirates (28-21) (11)
  10. Kansas City Royals (27-22) (13)
  11. Chicago White Sox (27-25) (4)
  12. St. Louis Cardinals (27-25) (10)
  13. Los Angeles Dodgers (27-25) (14)
  14. Cleveland Indians (26-22) (12)
  15. Toronto Blue Jays (26-26) (15)
  16. New York Yankees (24-25) (22)
  17. Detroit Tigers (24-25) (16)
  18. Philadelphia Phillies (26-24) (18)
  19. Tampa Bay Rays (22-26) (19)
  20. Colorado Rockies (23-27) (17)
  21. Miami Marlins (26-24) (25)
  22. Arizona Diamondbacks (23-30) (20)
  23. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (22-28) (24)
  24. Houston Astros (23-29) (21)
  25. Oakland Athletics (23-29) (23)
  26. Milwaukee Brewers (23-28) (27)
  27. Cincinnati Reds (17-34) (26)
  28. San Diego Padres (20-32) (28)
  29. Minnesota Twins (15-35) (30)
  30. Atlanta Braves (15-35) (29)

Regular season records courtesy of ESPN


Author: Thrive Nation

Amateur sports journalism blog, primarily posting about the latest happenings in EPL, MLB, NFL, and Boxing.

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