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MLB Mid-Season Power Rankings and Playoff Projections

The 2016 season has been filled with plenty of surprises thus far. The Cubs started off as the most dominant team in baseball and have slowly fallen off. The Orioles have broken monthly home run records and showing incredible power. The Red Sox and Blue Jays are both on the cusp of taking the AL East but winning it means they need to make a trade at the deadline. The Indians look like they could bring Cleveland another major championship to the city in the same calendar year. But the Giants… Oh my San Francisco, the Giants have continuously shown stints of repeating as the even year World Series Champions and as of late they look unbeatable. With all the being said, here is the Legends On Deck Power Rankings as of 07/13/16:

  1. San Francisco Giants
  2. Washington Nationals
  3. Chicago Cubs
  4. Texas Rangers
  5. Cleveland Indians
  6. Toronto Blue Jays
  7. Baltimore Orioles
  8. Los Angeles Dodgers
  9. St. Louis Cardinals
  10. Boston Red Sox
  11. Miami Marlins
  12. Houston Astros
  13. New York Mets
  14. Pittsburgh Pirates
  15. Detroit Tigers
  16. Seattle Mariners
  17. Chicago White Sox
  18. Kansas City Royals
  19. New York Yankees
  20. Philadelphia Phillies
  21. Colorado Rockies
  22. Milwaukee Brewers
  23. San Diego Padres
  24. Oakland Athletics
  25. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  26. Arizona Diamondbacks
  27. Tampa Bay Rays
  28. Minnesota Twins
  29. Cincinnati Reds
  30. Atlanta Braves 

Play-Off Predictions

AL East:

Toronto Blue Jays

AL Central:

Cleveland Indians

AL West:

Texas Rangers

AL Wild Card:

Jason Miller-Getty Images

Jason Miller-Getty Images

  1. Boston Red Sox
  2. Baltimore Orioles

American League Division Series

Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles

Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians

American League Championship Series

Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians

NL East:

Washington Nationals

NL Central:

Chicago Cubs

NL West:

San Francisco Giants

NL Wild Card:

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers
  2. Miami Marlins

National League Division Series

Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals

Miami Marlins vs San Francisco Giants

National League Championship Series

Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants

2016 World Series

Cleveland Indians vs San Francisco Giants

Steven Cardona currently works for the Tampa Bay Rays in their baseball operations department. Much of his past experience focused on player personnel, departmental administration, research and development. Prior to joining the Rays, Steven worked for the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets. The Naples, Florida native graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s of science in Business Management.

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