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Giants Fans Will Love Latest ESPN MLB Power Rankings

Larry Rupp
San Francisco Giants fans will love the team's spot in ESPN's latest MLB power rankings.
San Francisco Giants fans will love the team's spot in ESPN's latest MLB power rankings. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

The San Francisco Giants continue to fly under the radar and are quietly leading the NL West division with a record of 34-21. The Giants have taken advantage of their balanced roster so far and it has caused them to climb in this week's ESPN MLB power rankings.

San Francisco's recent success has made them jump from No. 7 to No. 5 in the rankings.

Giants MLB Power Rankings

The Giants are getting the job done on both sides of the ball as they rank within the top ten MLB teams in runs per game (4.76) as well as team ERA (3.38). Plus, San Francisco has a bullpen that has posted the seventh-lowest WHIP in the majors so far this season (1.24).

Veterans continue to lead the way on offense. Third baseman Evan Longoria is enjoying a bounce-back season and leads the team with a .360 on-base percentage. Shortstop Brandon Crawford is consistently producing in the middle of the lineup and has 11 home runs and 32 RBI on the season.

The real story may be the continued dominance of the Giants' pitching staff, though. All five starting pitchers have an ERA of under 4.00 right now. Kevin Gausman has blossomed into a bonafide ace and is 6-0 on the season with a 1.40 ERA to go along with 83 strikeouts in 70.2 innings pitched.

All thing considered, the Giants are a team to watch out for and cannot be overlooked this season. San Francisco has odds set at +1400 to win the division and odds set at +3800 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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