Major League Power Rankings (May 29)

1. Philadelphia Phillies (33-20; 1st NL East)

Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels have combined to go 17-9 with a 2.93 ERA, 250 strikeouts and only 44 walks.

2. Cleveland Indians (31-19; 1st AL Central)

Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .452 (19/42) with runners in scoring position this season.

3. Boston Red Sox (30-23; 1st AL East)

Adrian Gonzalez (45) and Kevin Youkilis (34) trail only Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder (42) and Ryan Braun (38) for the duo with the most RBI.

4. Florida Marlins (30-21; 2nd NL East)

Leo Nunez leads all of baseball with 18 saves in 19 chances.

5. St. Louis Cardinals (32-22; 1st NL Central)

Lance Berkman (.354 AVG/.473 OBP) and Matt Holliday (.347/.440) are making up for Albert Pujols’ slow start (.257/.326).

6. Milwaukee Brewers (29-24; 2nd NL Central)

Ryan Braun ranks top 10 in the majors in runs (40), hits (62), triples (3), homers (12), RBI (38), total bases (114), walks (31) and steals (13).

7. Arizona Diamondbacks (29-24; 1st NL West)

Superb pitching has led Arizona to a MLB best 9-1 in their last 10 games.

8. New York Yankees (28-23; 2nd AL East)

Derek Jeter is only 20 hits away from becoming the first New York Yankee to reach 3,000.

9. Texas Rangers (28-25; 1st AL West)

Josh Hamilton has driven in a run in 4 of 6 games since coming off the disabled list May 23.

10. Tampa Bay Rays (28-24; 3rd AL East)

Jeremy Hellickson, 6-3 with a 2.80 ERA, looks to be the early favorite for AL Rookie of the Year.

 

If the season ended today:

AL MVP: Jose Bautista – RF – TOR

NL MVP: Ryan Braun – LF – MIL

AL Cy Young: Trevor Cahill – SP – OAK

NL Cy Young: Jair Jurrjens – SP – ATL

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