MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Vault Into Top 10

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Jun 6, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (27) celebrates the win with shortstop Luis Sardinas (10) after the game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

In this week’s installment of the Empire Writes Back MLB Power Rankings, there was not much movement at the very top or very bottom of the rankings. Instead, there was a lot of movement in the middle, as some teams are beginning to really hit their stride and climb the rankings, while others are regressing back to the mean and falling further behind the pack.

Also in this week, we see a team that has been a regular among the top-5 for a large of the part season take a tumble as their struggles have lasted longer than expected. Was any team unable to unseat our reigning No. 1 team? Maybe one of the up and comers from the American League, or a team that is on a hot streak and shooting up the standings?

You will have to read on and find out. Without further ado, here is our MLB Power Rankings for Week 10 of the MLB season.

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30. Philadelphia Phillies (22-36) A series win over the Reds to start the week was followed by a series loss to the Giants over the weekend for a .500 record in the week. The Aaron Harang regression to the mean looks to be underway, as his ERA has increased for three consecutive starts. It still sits a stellar 2.45 on the season, but is heading in the wrong direction. He was better than youngster Severino Gonzalez though, who was sent back down to the farm after a rude awakening in his first taste of the major league level.

29. Milwaukee Brewers (20-37) For how the season has gone, this was a solid week for the Brewers. They took the series opener from the Cardinals, and then the first two from the Twins over the weekend for a .500 week. They were competitive in two of the losses as well, as the Brewers have some talent, it just is not translating to the field. A thumb issue for Ryan Braun has the potential to be a nuisance all season, but it has not sapped his power much

28. Miami Marlins (23-36) It was a strong week for the Marlins, who won series against both the Cubs and Rockies. The biggest news from this week though is that when phenom Jose Fernandez returns to the mound, he shouldn’t be lacking his aggression or edge. Fernandez, who is still on the DL rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, was in the middle of a bench clearing altercation against the Cubs when he didn’t take how Junior Lake celebrated his home run in a blowout loss. On the field though, Fernandez looks strong as he was blowing away hitters in his first time on the mound.

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