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MLB Power Rankings: Yankees, Twins battle for top spot, Braves continue surge heading into 2019 All-Star game

The Braves have moved up once again in the MLB Power Rankings. Pic credit: Atlanta Braves/YouTube

MLB power rankings are just like the stock market. One day you are up, the next down. It is just the nature of the beast.

However, when it comes to power rankings, you just can’t rank teams by their record. After all, if that were the case, what would the point be? That wouldn’t be a power ranking, it would just be the regular old standings.

Right now, the New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves don’t own the best record in baseball, but they are battling it out for the top spot in the rankings.

Yankees hotter than the 4th of July

Winners of five in a row, and 9-1 in their last 10, the New York Yankees are the new No. 1 team in the MLB power rankings.

Fresh off a sweep over the Boston Red Sox in London, England, New York is clicking on all cylinders. The Bombers scored 29 runs in the two-game series and now lead all of baseball in runs scored with 476. The Yankees now hold a 7-game lead over second-place Tampa Bay.

Braves continue roll

The Atlanta Braves are surging. 7-3 in their last 10 and 17-5 in their last 22, Atlanta is opening a nice lead in the National League East division.

Led by youngsters Ronald Acuna, Ozzie Albies and Austin Riley — not to mention Freddie Freeman and Dansby Swanson — this Atlanta team could be the new beast in the east for years to come. Currently, the Braves have a 5-game lead over the Phillies.

Here is a look at the latest MLB power rankings.

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

Joseph Karbousky has been freelance writing since 2010 and enjoys covering a wide variety of topics, with his main focus on college and professional sports. From the NFL to MLB and everything more

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