This Week’s Power Rankings in MLB Betting (July 2nd)
We’re inching closer to the All-Star break in Major League Baseball. The Cardinals are still dominating… the Rangers are still trying to decide whether they want to contend or not… the Phillies are still playing awful ball, even after the shakeup that started with manager Ryne Sandberg and has involved the whole front office. Here are the rankings for online sports betting fans, from top to bottom.
An In Depth Look at This Week’s Power Rankings in MLB Betting
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#1 St. Louis Cardinals.
Take a look at Randal Grichuk – he just might sneak in and win Rookie of the Year.
#2 Houston Astros.
Dallas Keuchel is just one Astro trying to make sure that this run in the AL West is for real.
#3 Kansas City Royals.
Remember how much Edinson Volquez has bounced around? He finally might be an All-Star – and the Royals’ fans can’t vote for pitchers.
#4 Washington Nationals.
Nats fans have been waiting for this pitching rotation to start dominating, and it just might be coming true.
#5 Pittsburgh Pirates.
Nabbing Francisco Cervelli to be the main backstop may have been one of the Bucs’ best off-season moves.
#6 San Francisco Giants.
The newest young Giant to make the news is third baseman Matt Duffy. The farm system in the Bay must really work!
#7 Los Angeles Dodgers.
Why should it matter that Yasiel Puig’s teammates don’t like him? Can’t all the people in a workplace function without loving one another?
#8 Tampa Bay Rays.
This team plummeted from its high result last week, having dropped seven of nine.
#9 Chicago Cubs.
Few teams have reason to look to the future as much as the Cubs do. This is a team that should conted soon.
#10 Baltimore Orioles.
Manny Machado, with 16 home runs to date, could out-homer his age (22) within a week or so if he stays hot.
#11 Anaheim Angels.
The Halos needed another good starting pitcher, and Andrew Hearney may just be the one.
#12 Toronto Blue Jays.
Starting pitcher Marco Estrada had two straight games in which he took no-hitters into the late innings.
#13 Texas Rangers.
With wins in three of the last four games, this team could be emerging from a late June slump.
#14 New York Yankees.
Did you know that Mark Teixeira only has 27 singles this year? Thankfully, he has 34 extra-base hits to go with them.
#15 Detroit Tigers.
If you just look at the past seven games, J.D. Martinez would be on a pace to hit 162 in a season.
#16 Minnesota Twins.
Mike Pelfrey’s pitching magic has worn off. Luckily, Ervin Santana comes back to the rotation this week.
#17 Boston Red Sox.
The team won 9 of 14, including the last three in a row. No one else is running away with the American League East. It could be this team celebrating a division title soon.
#18 New York Mets.
Terrific pitching rotation. Dreadful offense. Luckily starting pitcher Steven Matz can hit.
#19 Oakland A’s.
Josh Donaldson is in the running for the MVP. Kendall Graveman is pitching well.
#20 Cincinnati Reds.
Could Billy Hamilton get 100 steals?
#21 Arizona Diamondbacks.
The D-backs keep flirting with .500.
#22 Cleveland Indians.
Carlos Carrasco almost got a no-hitter, and Cody Anderson posted a 0.57 ERA through two starts with the big club.
#23 Seattle Mariners.
It may be time for a new general manager.
#24 San Diego Padres.
Is it time to sell? Even all those pieces you paid dearly for in the off-season?
#25 Atlanta Braves.
Early on, the Braves were playing out of their minds. This past week, they dropped six of seven.
#26 Chicago White Sox.
Melky Cabrera is the eight-worst hitter in MLB with regard to slugging percentage. Where does he bat for Chicago? Third.
#27 Colorado Rockies.
Keep your eye out for Nolan Arenado
#28 Miami Marlins.
Dee Gordon hit what is increasingly rare: the inside the park home run.
#29 Milwaukee Brewers.
In September 2014, the Brewers led the National League Central. Today, they will be lucky not to finsh last.
#30 Philadelphia Phillies.
The team doesn’t need a new manager. It needs a new team.