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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / MLB Top 10 Power Rankings: Here come the Reds and Orioles! 6/19/23

MLB Top 10 Power Rankings: Here come the Reds and Orioles! 6/19/23

Publish Date: 06/19/2023
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa

MLB Top 10

The Reds and Marlins are on the rise as the Pirates drop out of the rankings. This will be a big week for teams like the Reds and Orioles who are trying to prove that they are for real.

10) New York Yankees

The Yankees could be a Wild Card team, but they will not win the division.

9) Miami Marlins

The Marlins are hot and hanging in with the first-place Atlanta Braves.

8) Houston Astros

The Astros were embarrassed at home by the Cincinnati Reds this past weekend.

7) Cincinnati Reds

No team is as hot as the Reds right now, as they are coming off a three-game sweep in Houston. This team is looking like the favorite in the NL Central. The series against the Braves in Cincinnati will tell us a lot about this team.

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6) Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers were swept by the Giants this past weekend.

5) Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles may have lower odds of making the postseason than the Brewers and Padres — yet they seem to have abandoned any computer predictions long ago. If they want to make any moves against the Rays this week, they can do that with two games at the Trop.

4) Arizona Diamondbacks

Corbin Carroll has the D-backs holding steady atop the NL West. Theyโ€™ve got a funky week agead: three games in Milwaukee, then a makeup game on Thursday in Washington, and then three out in San Francisco. Arizona has been a pleasant surprise; this will be a big week for them.

3) Atlanta Braves

Atlanta had an easy schedule this week – three games in Detroit and three against Colorado at home — and managed to take care of business by winning five out of six and increasing their lead in the NL East.

2) Texas Rangers

The Rangers have already given fans plenty of exciting moments this season, and you can expect that Sunday’s victory over the Blue Jays will appear when looking back on all their best moments at the season’s end. After falling behind 6-0 early on, they outscored Toronto 11-1 over the remainder of the game to seal the victory and claim their series win – all thanks to Corey Seager, who is certainly living up to every dollar of his contract!

Video: Blue Jays vs. Rangers Game Highlights (6/18/23) | MLB Highlights

Blue Jays vs. Rangers Game Highlights (6/18/23) | MLB Highlights

1) Tampa Rays

The Rays started the week by dropping two games to Oakland but rebounded with three consecutive victories before losing two in San Diego. Still, they hold onto their five-game lead in the AL East but keep an eye on Baltimore Orioles, as they have two games at The Trop to start this week. The rays have been at the top of these rankings all season, but they are showing some signs of slippage.

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