MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Continue To Climb

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May 10, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees center fielder

Jacoby Ellsbury

(22) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees defeated the Orioles 6 – 2. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Heading into Week 6 of the season, our MLB Power Rankings feature a repeat team at the top of the rankings for the first time since the Detroit Tigers opened things up there the first three weeks of the season. For the second consecutive week we also have a new team in the cellar, as the Rangers were able to climb their way out with a solid week.

Weather delays were a regular thing this week in baseball, as multiple games were postponed and delayed throughout the week. That is also why the Sunday Night Baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers was not included, as a weather delay lasted over an hour and 20 minutes.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at our Week 6 MLB Power Rankings.

30. Philadelphia Phillies (11-21) There are new residents in the cellar of the Empire Writes Back MLB Power Rankings for the third straight week, as the Phillies have now earned the spot to be placed here. They lost a series to the Braves before falling to the Mets over the weekend. Cole Hamels put together another stellar outing, giving him two out of three starts he went seven innings and gave up only one run. Ruben Amaro has to be licking his chops at the potential package he could receive for Hamels.

29. Milwaukee Brewers (11-21) The Brewers have come to life since making the managerial change from Ron Roenicke to Craig Counsell. They split a four-game series with the Dodgers to start the week, winning Counsell’s first game as manager Monday. They followed that up by taking a series against the Cubs over the weekend, giving Counsell and the Brewers a strong first week together. Can it continue this week against the White Sox and Mets?

28. Oakland Athletics (12-21) The Athletics got hammered this past week, as the Twins took three of four from them and then they were swept by the Mariners. At the plate the Athletics are performing well as Stephen Vogt has performed extremely well; it is on the mound where they are struggling. Right now, Sonny Gray is the only guy the Athletics can count on from the mound, as everyone else has experienced struggles.

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