MLB midseason power rankings: San Francisco Giants take back No. 1 spot at the break

Coming out of the All-Star break, the San Francisco Giants have MLB’s best record at 57-32 and a two-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West, earning themselves the No. 1 spot in the midseason USA TODAY Sports power rankings.

Baseball’s other division leaders are the Boston Red Sox (AL East), Chicago White Sox (AL Central), Houston Astros (AL West), New York Mets (NL East) and Milwaukee Brewers (NL Central).

With the trade deadline on July 30, contenders only have two more weeks to make improvements for the stretch run.

Here’s how our seven-person panel voted this week:

Giants players and coaches celebrate a win against the Cardinals.
Giants players and coaches celebrate a win against the Cardinals.

RANK (movement from last week)

1. San Francisco Giants (+1)

2. Houston Astros (-1)

3. Los Angeles Dodgers (–)

4. Boston Red Sox (–)

5. Chicago White Sox (+2)

6. Tampa Bay Rays (+2)

7. San Diego Padres (-1)

8. Oakland Athletics (+1)

9. Milwaukee Brewers (-4)

10. New York Mets (–)

11. Cincinnati Reds (+2)

12. Toronto Blue Jays (-1)

13. Cleveland (-1)

14. Philadelphia Phillies (+5)

15. New York Yankees (+1)

16. Seattle Mariners (+1)

17. Atlanta Braves (-3)

18. Los Angeles Angels (+3)

19. Chicago Cubs (-4)

20. Washington Nationals (-2)

Juan Soto’s 520-foot blast was the longest homer in the Derby.

21. St. Louis Cardinals (-1)

Adam Wainwright, turning 40 in August, leads the team in starts, innings and strikeouts.

22. Miami Marlins (–)

23. Colorado Rockies (+1)

24. Detroit Tigers (-1)

25. Minnesota Twins (+1)

26. Kansas City Royals (-1)

  • Prospect Bobby Witt Jr. (13 HRs, 41, RBI, .927 OPS) pushing for a promotion to Triple-A

27. Texas Rangers (–)

28. Pittsburgh Pirates (–)

29. Baltimore Orioles (–)

30. Arizona Diamondbacks (–)

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: MLB power rankings: Giants take top spot at All-Star break