MLB power rankings: Bay Area remains baseball's hotbed
JUN 10, 2014 5:14p ET
1 Giants 42-22
The Giants are the first team in the majors to reach 40 wins, and notched their fourth series sweep of the season with Sunday's win against the Mets.
2 Athletics 39-25
The A's, by far, have the best run differential in the majors at +128 entering the week, which is nearly double that of the Giants, who have the second best at +65.
3 Blue Jays 39-26 +1
Despite dropping the weekend series to St. Louis, the Blue Jays are still holding a strong lead in the AL East entering the week.
4 Brewers 38-26 -1
With several sub-.500 teams coming up on the Brewers' schedule, Milwaukee could create some serious space in the NL Central race.
5 Cardinals 33-31
After being the Cardinals' best hitter in April, Yadier Molina has seen his stats decline ever since. The catcher is hitting only .167 with no extra-base hits over 26 plate appearances in the month of June.
6 Angels 35-28 +1
Missing eight weeks due to thumb surgery hasn't seemed to slow down Josh Hamilton. The slugger was still sporting a .400 average entering the week.
7 Tigers 33-27 -1
8 Mariners 34-29 +7
9 Nationals 33-29 +5
10 Braves 33-29 -1
After back-to-back series losses last week, the Braves have surrendered their lead in the NL East.
11 Marlins 33-30 +5
Four straight wins over interleague rival Tampa Bay last week placed the Marlins in a great position to take the lead in the NL East.
12 Dodgers 34-31 -4
With guys like Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez often stealing the spotlight in L.A., Dee Gordon's league-leading 36 stolen bases entering the week is often overlooked as a key component of the Dodgers' offense.
13 Orioles 32-30
Despite a few decent outings, Ubaldo Jimenez hasn't broken out of his funk. In 13 starts, the righty has seen his ERA balloon to 5.01 with a 2-7 record.
14 Yankees 31-31 -3
Derek Jeter's final season isn't exactly going according to plan. He sports a lousy .254 batting average along with one homer and 12 RBI in 53 games. Despite all that, he is leading the voting at shortstop for the All-Star Game.
15 Indians 33-31 +6
The Tribe's up-and-down season continues after a sweep of the Red Sox early in the week followed by two wins over the weekend in Texas.
16 Rangers 31-33 -4
First baseman Mitch Moreland is the latest Ranger to land on the DL, leaving the team scrambling to find yet another roster replacement.
17 Rockies 29-34 -7
The offense is still hitting at a high level, but the lack of quality pitching has led to the Rockies' recent slide. Colorado has fallen from one of the league's hottest teams to a sub-.500 club in a matter of two weeks.
18 Reds 29-33
Joey Votto is on a rehab assignment in Triple-A Louisville, and with their offense sitting in the leagueâs basement, the Reds canât wait to get their slugger back in the lineup.
19 Royals 31-32 +5
The AL Central is turning out to be one of the league's tightest divisional races. The Royals are four games back of first but also just a couple losses shy of last.
20 White Sox 32-33 -3
Chris Sale took a tough-luck no-decision Saturday against the Angels but remains one of the league's best pitching talents. If the White Sox are going to make a surprise run, their ace will be the one leading the way.
21 Mets 28-35 -2
22 Pirates 30-33
Gerrit Cole, who is 6-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 12 starts, is heading to the 15-day DL with shoulder fatigue. The Pirates are looking for him to return quickly as they sit eight games back in the division.
23 Twins 29-33
The Twins weren't expected to be in contention this season, but the signing of Kendrys Morales indicates that Minnesota is looking to make some noise. They sat just five games out of first in the division as of Monday.
24 Astros 29-36 +2
After another week, the Astros continue to be one of the league's hottest teams, with Jose Altuve leading the way offensively. The second baseman is leading baseball in hits entering the week, raising his average to .315.
25 Diamondbacks 28-38 +3
A sweep of Colorado and a series win over Atlanta has the Diamondbacks looking like the team they should have been this season. Unfortunately it is likely too late for Arizona to recover from its terrible start.
26 Red Sox 28-35 -6
Streaky would be the best way to describe this Red Sox crew. After losing 10 straight, then winning seven, Boston put together another five-game slide last week to slip in the rankings once again.
27 Padres 28-35
Yonder Alonso hit only six home runs all of last season, but in his last 21 games, he's belted five homers and 13 RBI to regain his stroke at the plate.
28 Cubs 25-36 +2
The Cubs rode a five-game winning streak last week, with Jeff Samardzija notching his second win of the season Saturday after having his worst outing of the season just one start prior.
29 Phillies 25-36 -4
30 Rays 24-41 -1
Thought to be one of the best teams prior to the season, the Rays now have the worst record in the league after winning just one of their last 13 games.