MLB Power Rankings: Arizona Diamondbacks Steady at 18


Sep 12, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) doubles in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The weekly MLB Power Rankings are out and for the Arizona Diamondbacks there is no movement. The D-backs remain in the #18 position after going 3-3 last week vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers dropped two spots to number seven while the Giants moved up three positions to number 11. The San Diego Padres, after holding steady at #19 for weeks, fell out of the rankings altogether as MLB only positions the top 20 clubs.

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The Snakes are in the midst of playing the aforementioned Padres in a battle for third place in the National League West. With San Diego’s victory last night, they are now a half-game behind Arizona in the standings. After a day off Thursday, the D-backs will be spending a weekend in San Francisco in an attempt to knock the Giants back down the rankings. With the Friars bouncing out of the top 20, the NL West has only three teams that make the cut after having four for a majority of the season.

For the second time in three weeks, all teams in the American League East are ranked starting with the Toronto Blue Jays at #2. Joining Toronto in the top 10 are the New York Yankees at #9. Rounding out the group are the Tampa Bay Rays at #15, the Baltimore Orioles at #17 and the Boston Red Sox at #19. The National League East has one strong team in the New York Mets who have vaulted up to #5, a mediocre one in the Washington Nationals at #16 and three bottom feeders with the Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves destined not to be ranked for the remainder of the season. The National League Central continues to be a powerful group with the St. Louis Cardinals at #1, Pittsburgh Pirates at #3 and the Chicago Cubs at #6.