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MLB energy rankings: Dodgers overtake Yankees for No. 1 spot as calendar turns to August

MLB energy rankings: Dodgers overtake Yankees for No. 1 spot as calendar turns to August

With Major League Baseball’s 2022 trade deadline on Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET, groups are jockeying to make offers for the stretch run.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have gone 7-3 because the All-Star break to maneuver forward of the New York Yankees for the highest rating in USA TODAY Sports activities’ MLB energy rankings.

The Yankees, 5-5 because the break, misplaced each video games towards the Mets early within the week however bounced again to take three of 4 from the Kansas Metropolis Royals. Main the American League East by 11 ½ video games, the Yankees have a troublesome week forward with sequence towards the Seattle Mariners and St. Louis Cardinals.

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Here is how USA TODAY Sports activities’ eight-person panel voted this week:

Max Muncy, Gavin Lux, Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts in the Dodgers' dugout.

Max Muncy, Gavin Lux, Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts within the Dodgers’ dugout.

Rank (motion from final week)

1. Los Angeles Dodgers (+1) 

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  • Landed veteran reliever Chris Martin in trade for Zach McKinstry.

2. New York Yankees (-1)

  • Aaron Judge (42 HR by means of Saturday) may break Roger Maris’ AL file of 61.

3. Houston Astros (–) 

  • Yordan Alvarez had a 1.146 OPS in July … down almost 200 factors from torrid June.

4. New York Mets (–)

  • Jacob deGrom set for season debut on Tuesday in Washington.

5. Atlanta Braves (–)

  • 5-game sequence in New York beginning Thursday can be pivotal in NL East.

6. Toronto Blue Jays (+1)

  • Matt Chapman in July: .325 common, 9 HR, 22 RBI, 1.095 OPS.

7. San Diego Padres (-1)

8. Milwaukee Brewers (–)

  • Devin Williams put collectively 30 consecutive scoreless look by means of Saturday.

9. Seattle Mariners (+2)

  • Luis Castillo joins Logan Gilbert, Robbie Ray and George Kirby in considered one of MLB’s prime rotations.

10. Philadelphia Phillies (+4)

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  • 5-game profitable streak has Phillies in possession of NL’s remaining wild-card spot.

11. Tampa Bay Rays (-2)

  • Holding the AL’s third wild-card spot with a 1.5-game lead over Cleveland.

12. Minnesota Twins (-2)

  • Max Kepler and Miguel Sano each head to the injured checklist.

13. St. Louis Cardinals (-1)

Internet hosting the Cubs for 3 earlier than a weekend set towards the Yankees at Busch Stadium.

14. Cleveland Guardians (-1)

  • Guardians enter Monday one recreation behind the Twins within the AL Central.

15. Baltimore Orioles (+2)

  • Orioles are very a lot within the playoff race, so that they’ll in all probability commerce Trey Mancini.

16. Chicago White Sox (+2)

First baseman Jose Abreu hit .350 (36-for-103) in July.

17. San Francisco Giants (-2)

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  • Can be with out Thairo Estrada, who was positioned on 7-day concussion IL.

18. Boston Crimson Sox (-2)

  • Throughout 8-19 July, Boston hitters racked up an MLB-worst 265 strikeouts.

19. Miami Marlins (–)

  • Reliever Anthony Bass had a 0.66 ERA in 13 July appearances.

20. Texas Rangers (–)

  • Leody Taveras hit .371 (29-for-85) in July with 5 steals and 16 RBI.

21. Arizona Diamondbacks (+1)

  • After 9 seasons and 961 video games with Arizona, David Peralta traded to Tampa Bay.

22. Colorado Rockies (-1)

  • Reliever Daniel Bard indicators two-year, $19 million deal to remain by means of 2024.

23. Los Angeles Angels (+1)

24. Detroit Tigers (+2)

  • This crew, presently 42-61, was a hipster decide to compete in 2022.

25. Chicago Cubs (–)

  • Prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong (Javier Baez commerce) is hitting .307 with 41 RBI and 20 SB in 68 video games.

26. Cincinnati Reds (+1)

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  • Jonathan India appears to be like again to full energy, hitting 5 house runs with an .892 OPS throughout 25 video games in July.

27. Pittsburgh Pirates (-4)

  • High pitching prospect Quinn Priester has a 1.87 ERA in seven Class AA begins.

28. Kansas Metropolis Royals (–)

  • Bobby Witt Jr. (14 HR, 20 SB) may have KC’s first 20-20 12 months since Jeff Francoeur in 2011.

29. Oakland Athletics (–)

  • Chad Pinder had a pleasant July with 17 RBI and an .869 OPS in 17 video games

30. Washington Nationals (–)

  • Juan Soto, Josh Bell and Nelson Cruz await their commerce deadline destiny.

This text initially appeared on USA TODAY: MLB power rankings: Dodgers overtake Yankees before trade deadline

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