LA #1 in MLB Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Dodgers remain #1 in the MLB Power Rankings. They have the best record in baseball, almost a .700 winning percentage (.684). They have a league leading run differential at +133, and the current best winning streak at 6 games, 8-2 over their last 10 games- which is tied with the Yankees and Indians over a ten game span. They already have a 13 game lead in the NL West over 2nd place Colorado- all other division leaders have only single digit leads over their respective 2nd place rivals. The challenge for them will be to remain focused once they wrap up the division, which could come not too far after the All-Star break. Currently LA is +300 to win the 2019 World Series outright, followed by the Houston Astros at +350, then the New York Yankees at +450. The NL West is the least closest division at this point, and the NL Central is the closest race going on at the moment.

The Chicago Cubs have just a half game lead over 2nd place Milwaukee Brewers, and 2 games over 3rd place St. Louis. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati  are both only 5.5 games out of first. When you look at all of the other divisions in the NL and AL, all 2nd place teams are 4.5-8 games back, so for the two last place teams to be just 5.5 games behind means that division is wide open for the taking, although it will likely come down to the Cubs are Brewers. Remember last year those two teams ended up with the exact same record at the end of the season and it came down to one-game playoff to determine the division winner. The weird thing about that division is that the Cubs have a +59 run differential while the Brewers actually have -1, yet they are separated by just half a game. As it stands now, the Cubs are +140 to win the division and the brewers are +150. The Cubs open the week hosting the Braves, while Milwaukee will host Seattle to start their week.