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MLB Power Rankings 2023

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2023

The 2023 MLB season is reaching the home stretch, with the Wild Card race starting to heat up in each league.

Below are my MLB power rankings for the 2023 season. Throughout the year, I will post our full 2023 MLB Power Rankings (ranked from first to worst) and a section highlighting some of the biggest risers and fallers since our last update.

All MLB betting odds are current as of Aug. 21, from Caesars Sportsbook.

MLB Power Rankings: All 30 Teams

These MLB Power Rankings consider not only a team’s performance this season but their outlook moving forward.

RkTeamW-L RecordSince Last Rk
1Atlanta Braves80-43⬆️ 1
2Los Angeles Dodgers76-47⬆️ 4
3Baltimore Orioles77-57⬆️ 1
4Texas Rangers72-52⬇️ 2
5Tampa Bay Rays75-51⬇️ 4
6Houston Astros70-55⬆️ 1
7Seattle Mariners69-55⬆️ 12
8Toronto Blue Jays69-56⬆️ 4
9Milwaukee Brewers68-57⬆️ 8
10Philadelphia Phillies67-57⬆️ 4
11Boston Red Sox66-58⬆️ 4
12Chicago Cubs64-59⬆️ 9
13Minnesota Twins65-60⬆️ 5
14San Francisco Giants65-59⬇️ 5
15Arizona Diamondbacks64-61⬇️ 10
16Miami Marlins64-61⬇️ 5
17Cincinnati Reds64-61⬇️ 4
18Los Angeles Angels61-64⬇️ 8
19San Diego Padres59-66⬇️ 3
20New York Yankees60-64⬇️ 12
21Cleveland Guardians59-66⬆️ 1
22New York Mets58-67⬇️ 2
23Washington Nationals57-68⬆️ 4
24Detroit Tigers57-67⬆️ 2
25Pittsburgh Pirates55-69⬇️ 2
26St. Louis Cardinals55-70⬇️ 2
27Colorado Rockies48-76⬆️ 1
28Chicago White Sox49-75⬇️ 3
29Kansas City Royals40-86↔️
30Oakland Athletics34-90↔️

MLB Power Rankings: Moving Up

2. Los Angeles Dodgers 🔼4

In what looked like what was going to be a down year for the Dodgers, they have opened up an 11.5-game lead in the NL West with a +143 run differential.

Mookie Betts has eclipsed 100 runs scored, while Freddie Freeman is putting forth an MVP-caliber season.

7. Seattle Mariners 🔼12

Remember when Julio Rodriguez was having a sophomore slump? The 22-year-old just set a major league record for hits within a four-game span, pulling the Mariners within three games of first place in the AL West.

23. Washington Nationals 🔼4

The Nationals have been low-key decent since the All-Star Break.

They clearly do not have a realistic chance of making the postseason, but they are currently closer to making the playoffs than the New York Yankees. Los Angeles Angels, and St. Louis Cardinals.

MLB Power Rankings: Moving Down

15. Arizona Diamondbacks 🔽10

After a stellar start to their 2023 season, the wheels completely fell off for the Diamondbacks in July (worst team in MLB 7/1-8/11). They now sit 13 games back of the division-leading Dodgers, but luckily remain only one game back in the Wild Card race.

18. Los Angeles Angels 🔽8

After making the decision to keep Shohei Ohtani and become buyers at the trade deadline, the Angels have been one of the very worst teams in baseball.

At least Los Angeles can root for Ohtani as he cruises to another AL MVP award before he leaves in free agency.

Author

Matt Williams

Matt Williams is the Lead MLB Editor for The Game Day, formerly of The Athletic and NBC Sports. Matt is the former host of the Turn Two Podcast and champion of both Tout Wars and the Kings Classic fantasy expert leagues. He has been nominated for an FSWA award and is known for his analytical breakdown threads on Twitter.

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