MLB power rankings: Mookie Betts approach Braves country in NL

MLB power rankings, after an deadened winter and begin to this season, the Los Angeles Dodgers are getting terribly near to coming to a few statures that looked unattainable.

Such as the most excellent record in baseball. Maybe the National League MVP grant. And indeed the beat spot in USA Today Sports’ control rankings.

The Dodgers proceeded a blazing-hot August from both a collective and induvial point of view, winning four of six diversions final week whereas whiz Mookie Betts had a triumphant homecoming in Fenway Park, where he once called domestic some time recently the Boston Red Sox talented him to L.A. some time recently the 2020 season.

Betts equaled his career high in home runs Sunday, slugging his 35th with 33 recreations cleared out within the season. He had continuous three-hit recreations in Boston and presently leads the National League with a 1.018 OPS.

That is correct, 41 points superior than Ronald Acuña Jr. The Braves star appeared to have MVP bolted up – and with 59 takes to go with his 28 homers and .977 OPS, might still be the favorite. But he has company in Betts and individual Dodger Freddie Freeman, who set a establishment record with his 50th double Sunday and encompasses a .998 OPS.

The Dodgers are presently 80-49, up to No. 2 in our control rankings – and have the 84-44 Braves for four recreations starting Thursday. Whereas both clubs are locks to gain division titles and first-round byes, all of a sudden there’s a part more at stake just under the surface.

RankTeamW-L
1Atlanta Braves92-54
2Los Angeles Dodgers86-57
3Baltimore Orioles72-70
4Tampa Bay Rays85-58
5Houston Astros84-59
6Texas Rangers78-66
7Seattle Mariners80-63
8Milwaukee Brewers84-60
9Philadelphia Phillies82-61
10Toronto Blue Jays77-66
11Boston Red Sox77-66
12Chicago Cubs71-72
13Arizona Diamondbacks75-68
14Cincinnati Reds73-69
15San Francisco Giants73-69
16Miami Marlins69-73
17Minnesota Twins69-74
18Cleveland Guardians69-74
19Los Angeles Angels67-76
20San Diego Padres63-79
21New York Yankees64-78
22New York Mets71-72
23Washington Nationals67-75
24Detroit Tigers62-79
25Pittsburgh Pirates58-83
26St. Louis Cardinals63-79
27Chicago White Sox61-81
28Colorado Rockies55-87
29Kansas City Royals52-90
30Oakland Athletics38-93

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