MLB Power Rankings: Week 10

MLB Power Rankings: Week 10
June 11, 2013, 1:30 pm
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Tony Andracki and JJ Stankevitz

Every week during the MLB season,'s Tony Andracki and JJ Stankevitz will roll out updated power rankings. Check out our rankings to date: Preseason | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9

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Tony Comment
1 Cardinals Cardinals

JJ: Matt Carpenter: .332/.412/.481, 3.5 WAR. Rates as their best player.

Tony: Will all this adversity ever catch up to them?

2 Red Sox Red Sox

JJ: Really ugly win Monday, but they're rolling.

Tony: Dustin "Jason Statham" Pedroia hitting .331/.416/.457.
3 Braves Rangers

JJ: Justin Upton's regressing hard -- Evan Gattis has caught him in HRs (14).

Tony: Former Cub Geovany Soto hitting just .197 for Rangers.
4 Rangers Braves

JJ: Nick Tepesch has come up big: 3.92 ERA in 11 starts.

Tony: Dominant at home (21-7) but just .500 on the road (18-18).
5 Tigers Reds

JJ: Justin Verlander's 3.72 ERA ranks fourth among Detroit starts.

Tony: I still don't understand why Zack Cozart and his .269 OBP are hitting two-hole.
6 Reds Tigers

JJ: The fog didn't stop Brandon Phillips Monday night.

Tony: How cool would it be if younger Verlander, Ben, panned out, too?
7 A's Pirates

JJ: Lost two in a row (to the Sox) for the first time since mid-May.

Tony: Will the bullpen break down at some point because of overuse?
8 Pirates Rays

JJ: Francisco Liriano through six starts: 1.75 ERA, 47 K, 14 BB, 0 HR.

Tony: Wil Myers Watch has officially commenced.
9 Yankees Yankees

JJ: Vernon Wells since May 1: .195/.225/.308. In April: .300/.366/.544.

Tony: Brett Gardner (.284/.349/.453, 10 SB) so underrated.
10 Diamondbacks A's

JJ: Paul Goldschmidt's breakout season: 15 HR, .976 OPS.

Tony: Josh Donaldson (.324 AVG, 42 RBI, .914 OPS) was Cubs first-round pick in '07.
11 Orioles Orioles

JJ: Big-time prospect Kevin Gausmann's MLB debut hasn't been great: 8.84 ERA in 4 starts.

Tony: Fantasy question: Is Manny Machado a no-brainer in three-keeper leagues?
12 Rays Diamondbacks

JJ: Alex Cobb had a pretty bad Monday night.

Tony: Patrick Corbin's on pace for 23 wins in only 30 starts.
13 Giants Nationals

JJ: Crazy to think Tim Lincecum went from a shot at $200 million to, perhaps, the bullpen.

Tony: Bryce Harper's knee injury shrouded in mystery.
14  Nationals Rockies

JJ: Disappointing step back from last year, mainly thanks to a bad offense.

Tony: Roy Oswalt gunning in the mid-90s will help this rotation.
15 Rockies Giants

JJ: CarGo and Tulo have combined for 33 HRs, 99 RBIs.

Tony: A big part of their issues this year: 25th in MLB in quality starts.
16 Indians Royals

JJ: Dropped eight in a row; fell out of AL Central race fast.

Tony: Lost in struggles of Hosmer/Moustakas is Billy Butler's alarming lack of power (.408 SLG).
17 Royals Indians

JJ: After hitting rock bottom, on a six-game winning streak.

Tony: Eight straight losses will certainly slow a team's momentum.
18 Phillies White Sox

JJ: Aging team just can't stay healthy.

Tony: Are they climbing back into it? Dunn's certainly helping.
19 Padres Phillies

JJ: Tough break for the now-injured Jedd Gyorko, who has an .802 OPS and 1.8 WAR.

Tony: Downtown Dominic Brown on pace for 48 HRs and only 23 2Bs.
20 White Sox Dodgers

JJ: Last three games have been encouraging -- not a coincidence Adam Dunn's hit well in them.

Tony: At this point, does anybody NOT have Puig-mania?
21 Blue Jays Padres

JJ: R.A. Dickey: 5.11 ERA in 88 innings.

Tony: Tough blow to lose Yonder Alonso, but Cameron Maybin's return has helped.
22 Dodgers Mariners

JJ: Viva Puig.

Tony: Oliver Perez just keeps right on dominating in relief (1.16 ERA, 12.34 K/9).
23 Angels Twins

JJ: Josh Hamilton hit HR No. 9 in game No. 62; took him 20 games to hit 9 HR last year.

Tony: Joe Mauer K rate update: Projected for 140 and counting.
24 Cubs Angels

JJ: Viva Baez.

Tony: Maybe Albert Pujols was only so good because he played the Cubs 18 times a year?
25 Mariners Brewers

JJ: So Wednesday's Sox-Mariners game was pretty nuts.

Tony: Four-game winning streak is a nice touch.
26 Brewers  Cubs

JJ:  Not in last, but Cubs' solid run differential keeps them down here.

Tony: Hey, at least there's plenty to be happy about on the prospect front.
27 Twins Blue Jays

JJ: Fell into last place Monday; that's probably where they'll wind up in the AL Central.

Tony: Munenori Kawasaki is the best Part I | Part II.
28 Mets Mets

JJ: The only team Miami can beat this year: Marlins are 8-3 vs. them, 10-41 vs. everyone else.

Tony: Offensive ranks: Runs (25th), AVG (30th), OBP (27th), SLG (28th).
29 Astros Marlins

JJ: Not exactly a murder's row of All-Star candidates.

Tony: These bottom two are interchangeable. Gave cellar to...
30 Marlins Astros

JJ: Instead of something about them Yasiel Puig is hitting .500 with a .938 slugging percentage.

Tony: ...because they've lost five straight.