Weekly Rankings: July 5th

Staff

We’re into July now, and officially past the midpoint of the regular season! Teams are beginning to separate themselves into buyers and sellers as the trade deadline approaches.

The Giants retain the top spot this week despite playing .500 baseball over their last 10 games. Injuries to Hunter Pence, Matt Duffy, Matt Cain, Joe Panik, and Kelby Tomlinson forced San Francisco to rely on Mac Williamson, Jarrett Parker, Grant Green, and Conor Gillaspie while the starters rehab.

The Cleveland Indians. Wow! The Tribe are 15-2 over their last 17 games, and are keeping teams in the AL Central at bay. They’re 10-0 against the Detroit Tigers, and 6-4 against the Kansas City Royals this season. Lead by Danny Salazar and Corey Kluber, the Indians’ rotation is the real deal and will lead them into the postseason.

  1. San Francisco Giants (53-32) (1)
  2. Chicago Cubs (52-30) (2)
  3. Texas Rangers (50-32) (3)
  4. Cleveland Indians (50-32) (6)
  5. Washington Nationals (50-34) (4)
  6. Baltimore Orioles (5)
  7. Toronto Blue Jays (47-35) (8)
  8. Boston Red Sox (45-37) (7)
  9. Houston Astros (44-39) (9)
  10. St. Louis Cardinals (42-39) (10)
  11. New York Mets (45-37) (12)
  12. Los Angeles Dodgers (48-37) (14)
  13. Miami Marlins (43-40) (11)
  14. Kansas City Royals (43-39) (13)
  15. Detroit Tigers (44-39) (15)
  16. Seattle Mariners (43-40) (18)
  17. Pittsburgh Pirates (42-41) (16)
  18. New York Yankees (42-40) (17)
  19. Colorado Rockies (37-45) (20)
  20. Chicago White Sox (43-40) (19)
  21. Arizona Diamondbacks (37-48) (21)
  22. Philadelphia Phillies (38-46) (23)
  23. Tampa Bay Rays (34-48) (22)
  24. Milwaukee Brewers (36-46) (24)
  25. San Diego Padres (36-47) (25)
  26. Oakland Athletics (36-47) (26)
  27. Cincinnati Reds (30-54) (28)
  28. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (33-50) (27)
  29. Atlanta Braves (28-55) (29)
  30. Minnesota Twins (27-55) (30)
Advertisements

Author: Thrive Nation

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

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s