mlb_rankings_945
Rank   Team Record   Change   Comment
1 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 53-28
It's too bad Jaime Garcia is heading to the DL. Was nice seeing him back on the mound.
2 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 46-37
▲ 2
Juan Nicasio has been a good find.
3 Houston Astros Houston Astros 48-36
▲ 3
Luis Valbuena is having a weird season.
4 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 46-33
▼ 2
The Royals could use an upgrade at second base.
5 New York Yankees New York Yankees 44-38
At some point the Yankees might have to remove CC Sabathia from the rotation.
6 Washington Nationals Washington Nationals 46-36
▲ 1
The Nationals defense is one of the worst in the majors.
7 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 47-34
▲ 2
The Pirates could use a rotation upgrade as the deadline nears.
8 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 43-39
▲ 2
Aside from the home-run issues, J.R. Graham looks like a solid Rule 5 get for the Twins.
9 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 44-36
▲ 8
Edwin Jackson's peripherals aren't great, but it's nice seeing him enjoy success.
10 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 42-41
▼ 7
Expect the Giants to shop around for outfield help.
11 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 44-38
▲ 3
It's a shame Jerry Dipoto's reign ended like this.
12 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 41-42
▲ 1
Joey Gallo will be back someday soon.
13 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 43-41
▼ 2
Roberto Osuna has been good, but the Blue Jays need to add some bullpen depth.
14 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 43-39
▼ 2
Neither Delmon Young nor Steve Pearce has done much this year.
15 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 43-41
▼ 7
Matt Moore is finally back.
16 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 40-42
▲ 3
Here's hoping Freddie Freeman gets well soon.
17 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 41-40
▼ 1
Stop if you've heard this before: the Tigers need bullpen help.
18 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 40-42
▲ 4
Your monthly reminder that Paul Goldschmidt is really, really good.
19 New York Mets New York Mets 42-41
▼ 4
Mets fans should keep an eye on Michael Conforto. He could be a good one.
20 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 38-44
Mark Trumbo's struggles continue.
21 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 39-45
▼ 3
The Padres are nearing the point where they have to make a call on buying or selling.
22 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 38-43
▲ 2
You can't blame Cody Anderson if he'd prefer to only face the Rays.
23 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 38-47
Sonny Gray's scratch caused a commotion on Twitter before illness was revealed as the reason.
24 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 39-45
▲ 1
It'll be interesting to see if the Red Sox do move Clay Buchholz or anyone else.
25 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 36-44
▼ 4
Billy Hamilton has been brutal all year long.
26 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 36-48
▲ 3
Adam Lind would be an interesting trade piece if the Brewers make him available.
27 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 36-43
Jeff Samardzija seems like he'll throw seven innings regardless.
28 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 35-48
It's not news, but Dee Gordon's inside-the-park home-run confirmed he can fly.
29 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 35-47
▼ 3
Hard to believe Kyle Kendrick started this season so well.
30 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 28-56
Pete Mackinin is on his third stint as an interim manager.