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MLB Power Rankings: Rankings & World Series Odds For All 30 Teams

Adam Taylor McKillop
MLB power rankings: rankings for all 30 teams ahead of the All-Star break in July.
MLB power rankings: rankings for all 30 teams ahead of the All-Star break in July. / Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images
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The MLB has reached the first 1/3 mark of its 2021 regular season. Things are heating up across the league as teams head into the July All-Star break and late-July Trade Deadline. While the 162-game regular season is much more of a marathon than a sprint, teams have played around 60 games and fans have a much better idea whether their teams are serious contenders or not.

Yes, the coming trade deadline is a great opportunity to seriously shake up these power rankings, but let's get a feel of the overall temperature for the league ahead of that.

Check out The Duel's first edition of MLB power rankings, including 2021 World Series odds for all 30 teams.

MLB Power Rankings 2021

1. Tampa Bay Rays (38-23, 1st AL East)

Odds to win World Series: +1400
Despite owning one of the lowest payrolls in baseball, the Tampa Bay Rays continue to put a superior product out on the field. This team owns the best record in baseball (38-23) and sits top-six in nearly every offensive and pitching statistical metric. The offense actually leads the charge this year, scoring 4.95 runs per game, which ranks fourth in baseball.

2. San Diego Padres (37-25, 2nd NL West)

Odds to win World Series: +700
The San Diego Padres own a top-flight starting pitching staff led by three hurlers tossing to sub-3.00 ERAs this season. Yu Darvish (2.25 ERA) and Joe Musgrove (2.33) are an imposing 1-2 punch in this rotation with Mark Melancon closing 19 games to the tune of a 0.66 ERA. Add in some serious pop in the form of bats like Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado, this team will be scary to face come postseason baseball.

3. Boston Red Sox (37-23, 2nd AL East)

Odds to win World Series: +2200

4. Chicago White Sox (36-23, 1st AL Central)

Odds to win World Series: +650

5. San Francisco Giants (37-22, 1st NL West)

Odds to win World Series: +3800
The San Francisco Giants are one of the most surprising teams of the 2021 MLB season. At 34-years-old, both Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey are having revitalized seasons with their 22 combined home runs and 59 RBI. The Giants also own the league's fourth-best pitching staff, which has a 3.30 team ERA and 1.120 WHIP.

6. Los Angeles Dodgers (34-25, 3rd NL West)

Odds to win World Series: +340
It's hard to count out the current betting favorites and defending World Champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers. The lineup is full of superstars including Mookie Betts, who has been off to a slow start by his standards (5 HR, 20 RBI). If Betts gets back to his MVP form, watch out NL West.

7. Oakland Athletics (35-26, 1st AL West)

Odds to win World Series: +2000

8. Houston Astros (33-26, 2nd AL West)

Odds to win World Series: +1600

9. Chicago Cubs (33-27, 2nd NL Central)

Odds to win World Series: +4500

10. New York Yankees (31-29, 4th AL East)

Odds to win World Series: +1100
It's been a painful year in the Bronx. The New York Yankees tout a bottom-five offense in baseball. No that's not a joke. The Yankees score just 3.72 runs per game at the plate and have ground into the most double plays (0.97 per game). The pitching has been a bright spot with a 3.38 ERA (7th). If the offense can turn it around, then this team should start playing better baseball over the summer.

11. Milwaukee Brewers (33-26, 1st NL Central)

Odds to win World Series: +2200

12. St. Louis Cardinals (31-29, 3rd NL Central)

Odds to win World Series: +2200

13. New York Mets (29-33, 1st NL East)

Odds to win World Series: +900
New York's other team has suffered the worst injury luck across the league. The New York Mets have seen 13 players land on the injured list at some point, or still currently, this season. Still, Jacob deGrom leads one of the best pitching staffs in baseball with a 3.05 team ERA (2nd).

14. Toronto Blue Jays (30-27, 3rd AL East)

Odds to win World Series: +2500

15. Cleveland Indians (31-26, 2nd AL Central)

Odds to win World Series: +4000

16. Los Angeles Angels (28-32, 4th AL West)

Odds to win World Series: +6500

17. Cincinnati Reds (28-29, 4th NL Central)

Odds to win World Series: +7000

18. Atlanta Braves (28-29, 2nd NL East)

Odds to win World Series: +2000

19. Seattle Mariners (30-31, 3rd AL West)

Odds to win World Series: +15000

20. Philadelphia Phillies (28-30, 3rd NL East)

Odds to win World Series: +5000

21. Kansas City Royals (29-29, 3rd AL Central)

Odds to win World Series: +8000

22. Miami Marlins (25-34, 5th NL East)

Odds to win World Series: +10000

23. Washington Nationals (24-32, 4th NL East)

Odds to win World Series: +7000

24. Minnesota Twins (24-35, T-4th AL Central)

Odds to win World Series: +7000

25. Detroit Tigers (24-35, T-4th AL Central)

Odds to win World Series: +25000

26. Pittsburgh Pirates (23-35, 5th NL Central)

Odds to win World Series: +30000

27. Colorado Rockies (24-36, 4th NL West)

Odds to win World Series: +30000

28. Texas Rangers (23-38, 5th AL West)

Odds to win World Series: +30000

29. Baltimore Orioles (21-28, 5th AL East)

Odds to win World Series: +30000

30. Arizona Diamondbacks (20-41, 5th NL West)

Odds to win World Series: +30000
After a third of the season, it's clear the Arizona Diamondbacks will likely remain in baseball's basement this season. Arizona has won just 20 of its 61 games this season, well pitching to a league-worst 5.02 ERA. Arizona does score 4.28 runs per game on offense (17th), but the pitching staff will keep losing this ball club a lot of games.


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