Baseball America MLB Power Rankings: Week 2
We've arrived at a second installment of this season's power rankings, as baseball forges forward despite the looming threat of COVID-19 outbreaks and a rash of pitcher injuries.
The Cubs, A's and White Sox are among the notable teams moving up multiple spots in this week's rankings. The Marlins -- yes, the 6-1 Marlins! -- and the Phillies also return to the power rankings as they ease back into their schedules.
You can find our full power rankings below.
All records and statistics through Aug. 6.
1. Dodgers (9-4)
The Dodgers have outscored their opponents by 33 runs, the largest run differential in baseball. The scary part? They’ve done that with OF Cody Bellinger (.170), 1B Max Muncy (.176) and 3B Justin Turner (.235) yet to get going.
2. Yankees (9-3)
No superlative can adequately describe how hot OF Aaron Judge was last 10 days. So, we’ll let the numbers do the talking: 11-for-31 (.355), 11 R, 1 2B, 7 HR and 16 RBI…in eight games.
3. Twins (10-3)
The Twins have the largest run differential in the American League (+29), and not just because their offense is bludgeoning opponents. Relievers Tyler Duffey, Cody Stashak, Matt Wisler, Tyler Clippard, Sergio Romo and Trevor May have combined to allow just two runs in 27.1 innings, a major reason the Twins have the second-lowest ERA (2.97) in the AL.