Kenny The Sports Guy MLB Power Rankings: Week 6

American League Wild Card Game - Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees
Photo Credit: NBC Sports

As we head towards the halfway mark of the 2018 season, we are slowing seeing who are the contenders and pretenders for the season. Teams like the Yankees, Red Sox and Astros are primed for the playoffs while other teams like the Royals and Orioles are just packing it in for the season. With that in mind, here are the top nine times (nine teams, nine innings) for this week’s power rankings:

American League Wild Card Game - Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 03: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees celebrates with teammate Brett Gardner #11 after hitting a two run home run against Jose Berrios #17 of the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

1. New York Yankees (50-22)- The Yankees have the best record in all of baseball and shows no signs of slowing down. They are 7-3 in the last 10 games and just finishing sweeping a very hot Seattle Mariners team. It looks like it will be the Yankees and Astros in the ALCS this year.

Astros 1
Photo Credit: Last Word On Baseball

2. Houston Astros (50-26)- Speaking of the Astros, their pitching has been nothing short of amazing. They are tops in the league in ERA and recently won 12 straight. They are primed and ready for the postseason.

Boston Globe
Boston Globe

3. Boston Red Sox (50-26)- Let’s not forget the Red Sox. J.D Martinez has been a Godsend for the Red Sox. He has 22 home runs in 294 plate appearance. Last season, the Red Sox ranked 28th in home runs. This season, they are ranked 2nd.

Mariners
Photo Credit: Bless You Boys

4. Seattle Mariners (46-27)- Despite being swept by the Yankees, the Mariners are looking pretty good. Despite the suspension of Robinson Cano, it’s their pitching that is carrying them.

Braves 1
Photo Credit: Talking Chop

5. Atlanta Braves (43-29)- How good is the Braves pitching staff? They are ranked seventh in the league in ERA. All thanks to their young pitching.

Cubs
Photo Credit: The Associated Press

6. Chicago Cubs (42-30)- Despite being second in the NL Central, the Cubs fired their pitching coach last season and apparently their pitching hasn’t improved. They have 288 walks, second most in baseball.

Nationals
Photo Credit: Federal Baseball

7. Washington Nationals (40-33)- Who is Juan Soto? Can he be the successor to Bryce Harper when he enters free agency?

DBack
Photo Credit: USA Today

8. Arizona Diamondbacks (41-33)- The Diamondbacks are a weird team. In May, they went 8-19. In June, they are 12-6. They are a hot and cold team.

Brewers
Photo Credit: Sporting News

9. Milwaukee Brewers (43-30)- All they do is hit.

 

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