MLB Power Rankings: New York Mets Fall Out Of Top-10

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Jun 9, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher

Andrew Miller

(48) and catcher

Brian McCann

(34) celebrate after defeating the Washington Nationals at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

6. New York Yankees (34-28) The bullpen, which had been a strength for the Yankees all season, has become something of a question mark with the injury to Andrew Miller. Dellin Betances continued his success in his first save chance, but outside of him Joe Girardi cannot be overly confident in the arms he has at his disposal. Also, with the rash of Tommy John surgeries needed recently, the Yankees have to be a little nervous about hearing about the forearm strain Miller has, which is sometimes a precursor for the surgery. Could that explain their potential interest in Reds’ closer Aroldis Chapman?

5. Houston Astros (36-28) The Astros are in their biggest funk of the season, losing eight of their last 10 games. Despite that, the Astros are still sitting atop the AL West division with a 2.5 game lead over the Rangers. There is also much to look forward to, as top prospect, shortstop Carlos Correa, made his major league debut this past week. He has looked a little overmatched at first, striking out eight times in 25 at-bats, but has flashed the potential that landed him amongst the top prospects in the game, smacking two home runs and stealing a base already. Also, he has already batted second in the lineup, showing that Astros have a ton of trust in their top prospect despite his relative lack of experience. Their two wins last week also came in spectacular fashion, as the first one came by scoring eight runs off Felix Hernandez as he recorded only one out, then a 13-0 blowout of the Mariners again Sunday afternoon.

4. Kansas City Royals (34-25) The Royals looked to be getting back on track, sweeping the Twins as they head into a series with the Cardinals. But, as many teams before them this season, they were stopped in their tracks by the Cardinals, who won the two games in the series not postponed because of weather. The biggest story from the Royals this week though was their dominance in the last count of All-Star votes. The Royals currently have seven players being voted in as starters, as Salvador Perez, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain were all starters with Omar Infante and Alex Rios not far behind at their positions.

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