With the deadline for the 2022 Major League Baseball deals on Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET, teams are vying to make deals over the extended run.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have gone 7-3 since the All-Star break to edge over the New York Yankees to take the top spot in the USA TODAY Sports MLB power ratings.
The Yankees, 5-5 since the break, lost the two games against the Mets early in the week but rebounded to take three of four from the Kansas City Royals. The Yankees lead the American Eastern League by 11 games, and face a tough week against the Seattle Mariners and St. Louis Cardinals.
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Here’s how the eight-person USA TODAY Sports panel voted this week:
Ranking (movement from last week)
1. Los Angeles Dodgers (+1)
- The veteran reliever that Chris Martin landed opposite Zack McKintry.
2 – New York Yankees (-1)
- Aaron Judge (42 hours to Saturday) could break Roger Maris’ record of 61.
3. Houston Astros (-)
- Jordan Alvarez had a 1,146 OPS in July…down almost 200 points from a hot month of June.
4. New York Mets (-)
5. Atlanta Braves (-)
- A five-game series in New York starting Thursday will be pivotal in the NL East.
6. Toronto Blue Jays (+1)
- Matt Chapman in July: .325 average, 9 hours, 22 RBI, 1.095 OPS.
7. San Diego Padres (-1)
8. Milwaukee Brewers (-)
- Devin Williams has made 30 consecutive goalless appearances through Saturday.
9. Seattle Mariners (+2)
- Luis Castillo joins Logan Gilbert, Robbie Ray and George Kirby in one of the best alternates in MLB.
10. Philadelphia Phillies (+4)
- Five-game winning streak the Phillies hold the last wild card spot in the NL.
11. Tampa Bay Rays (-2)
- He held third place for AL Wild Card with a 1.5 game lead over Cleveland.
12- Minnesota Twins (-2)
- Max Kepler and Miguel Sano head to the injured list.
13. St. Louis Cardinals (-1)
Hosting the Cubs for three ahead of the weekend against the Yankees at Busch Stadium.
14. Cleveland Guardians (-1).
- On Monday, the Guardians enter a game one behind the twins in the El Central area.
15. Baltimore Orioles (+2)
- The Orioles are in the elimination race a lot, so they will likely trade Trey Mancini.
16. Chicago White Sox (+2)
First base officer Jose Abreu hit 0.350 (36 for 103) in July.
17. San Francisco Giants (-2)
- He will be without Cero Estrada, who had a concussion in Illinois for 7 days.
18. Boston Red Sox (-2)
- During July 8-19, the Boston hitter had the MLB’s worst hit 265 hits.
19. Miami Marlins (-)
- The Redeemer Anthony Bass was 0.66 PM on the July 13 appearances.
20. Texas Rangers (-)
- Liudi Taveras hit 0.371 (29 for 85) in July with five steals and 16 RBI.
21- Arizona Diamondbacks (+1)
- After nine seasons and 961 games with Arizona, David Peralta moved to Tampa Bay.
22- Colorado Rockies (-1)
- Loyal Daniel Bard signs a two-year, $19 million deal to stay through 2024.
23. Los Angeles Angels (+1)
24. Detroit Tigers (+2)
- This team, currently 42-61, was a competitive pick in 2022.
25. Chicago Cubs (-)
- Prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong (Javier Baez trade) hit .307 with 41 RBI and 20 SB in 68 games.
26. Cincinnati Reds (+1)
- Jonathan India is looking at his full strength, having hit five home runs with 892 OPS in 25 games in July.
27 – Pittsburgh Pirates (-4)
- Quinn Priester’s best promotion probability is 1.87 ERA in seven AA starts.
28. Kansas City Royals (-)
- Bobby Witt Jr (14h, 20h) could be KC’s first 20-20 years since Jeff Francoeur in 2011.
29. Auckland Athletics (-)
- Chad Bender in July was nice with 17 RBI and .869 OPS in 17 games
30- Washington Nationals (-)
- Juan Soto, Josh Bell and Nelson Cruz await the ultimate fate of their trade.