MLB Power Rankings: New York Yankees Vault Into Top 10

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Jun 7, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets right fielder

Curtis Granderson

(3) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The Mets won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

12. Texas Rangers (30-27) The Rangers just keep on winning, as they took two of three from both the White Sox and Royals. It could have been an even better week had they not run into the buzzsaw named Chris Sale, or have a hiccup in their bullpen against the Royals, but a 4-2 week they will undoubtedly take. We also saw first hand that the power of top prospect Joey Gallo is for real, as the third baseman launched a home run in his first two games. He also shows that he has some work to do, as he has already piled up 13 strikeouts in only 24 at-bats; if that isn’t boom or bust, I don’t know what is.

11. Tampa Bay Rays (31-27) The Rays were able to get back on track this week, which was fortunate because the Yankees have been rolling. Chris Archer continues his assault on the AL, as he picked up two wins this past week while lowering his ERA to 1.84. He also leads the majors with 108 strikeouts and 11.8 K/9. The only problem with the Rays currently is the offense, or lack there of. They managed to take three of four from the Mariners scoring only seven runs, a trend they have to know won’t continue for the long haul.

10. New York Mets (31-27) The west coast trip for the Mets was a little disappointing, as they lost the series to the Padres before splitting with the Diamondbacks over the week in a four game series. The Mets should be getting some help this upcoming week, as Travis d’Arnaud and Dilson Herrera are both expected back within the week. Their six-man rotation experiment ended almost as soon as it started as well, as Dillon Gee has been relegated to the bullpen.

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