MLB Power Rankings Week 4: New York Mets Reach The Pinnacle

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Apr 26, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; The Chicago White Sox react after defeating the Kansas City Royals after the ninth inning at U.S Cellular Field. The White Sox and Royals complete their suspended game from Friday, April 24th, in the ninth inning due to weather. Chicago White Sox defeat the Kansas City Royals 3-2.Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

27. Philadelphia Phillies (7-12) A split against the Marlins and Braves this past week is considered a solid performance for the Phillies now; that is how far they have fallen. This was a successful week though on the trade front, as Ryan Howard looks to be finding his power stroke, raising his stock. Jonathan Papelbon also picked up his fourth save, and could help a team looking to solidify the backend of their bullpen, and Hamels fired a strong start, albeit in a no decision as well. The Phillies should start moving these guys sooner than later, and if they continue performing like this the Phillies could receive some talent back.

26. Chicago White Sox (8-9) The good news is they won’t be playing the Royals this week, who they have not only struggled against in the win-loss column but are losing players to suspension because of altercations. Jose Quintana put together a strong start against the Royals over the weekend, and the White Sox will be hoping he can string a couple together instead of going one good outing one bad one as he has done thus far this season. Jose Abreu has also picked up right where he left off last season, leading the White Sox in most offensive categories.

25. Seattle Mariners (7-11) Felix Hernandez twirled a two-hit shutout to start the weekend series against the Twins, but that was really the only highlight for the Mariners this past week as they went 2-4 against the Astros and Twins. Nelson Cruz continues to tear the cover off the ball exactly as the Mariners had hoped. The problem is on the mound, where the Mariners have gotten one quality start from anyone not named King Felix or J.A. Happ. Hisashi Iwakuma is now on the DL as well, so hopefully he comes back throwing the ball better than how he was recently.

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