MLB Power Rankings: Best & Worst Teams for 2024 Season

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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, celebrates with Juan Soto after Soto hit a home run against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in New York.
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Shane Jackson @Sjacksonmgm Jun 17, 2024, 12:46 PM
  • The Yankees are on top of my latest MLB power rankings.
  • The Phillies remain at No. 2.
  • The White Sox sit at No. 30

The 2024 MLB season is in full swing, and teams are starting to understand how they compare to the rest of the league.

The New York Yankees are atop my latest power rankings and among the betting favorites in the latest MLB World Series odds, but there are a few notable risers and fallers at this point in the season.

MLB Power Rankings 2024

12Red Sox
15Blue Jays
30White Sox

1. New York Yankees, +500 to Win World Series

The Yankees were the first team to reach the 50-win mark. Thanks to their stellar offense and prolific rotation, they have been the best team in baseball.

2. Philadelphia Phillies, +600

The Phillies are built for October, as evidenced by consecutive NLCS appearances. But they have been just as impressive this regular season.

3. Baltimore Orioles, +800

After a 101-win breakthrough season last year, the Orioles have demonstrated staying power this summer. They are challenging the Yankees for the AL throne.

4. Los Angeles Dodgers, +300

The postseason is the only thing that matters for the World Series favorites. However, recent injuries to Mookie Betts and Yoshinobu Yamamoto are worth monitoring.

5. Cleveland Guardians, +1800

Under the leadership of first-year manager Stephen Vogt, the Guardians have used an elite bullpen and a superb defense to grab an early lead in the AL Central.

6. Seattle Mariners, +1600

The Mariners have built a commanding lead in the AL West, boasting one of the best rotations in baseball.

7. Milwaukee Brewers, +2800

Don’t look now, but the Brewers could challenge the Dodgers for a bye in the NL playoffs. That was certainly not on anyone’s bingo card after Milwaukee traded Corbin Burnes to Baltimore.

8. Kansas City Royals, +3500

With Bobby Witt Jr. leading the way, the Royals have been one of the biggest surprises this season. The trick will be surviving a tough schedule in June.

9. Atlanta Braves, +900

Despite season-ending injuries to Ronald Acuña Jr. and Spencer Strider, the Braves have remained in the top 10. Seeing how Atlanta adds to this roster at the deadline will be interesting.

10. Minnesota Twins, +2500

After an early-season slump, the Twins have started to put things together. Carlos Correa and Royce Lewis have been on incredible heaters at the plate.

11. San Diego Padres, +5000

Most teams outside the top 10 are hovering around .500. Of all these middling teams, the Padres’ potential still intrigues me the most.

12. Boston Red Sox, +10000

Thanks to a revamped rotation, the Red Sox have been more competitive than many preseason projections suggested.

13. St. Louis Cardinals, +8000

The Cardinals have climbed out of the NL Central basement and played some of the best baseball in the NL over the last month.

14. Cincinnati Reds, +10000

Elly De La Cruz continues to experience hot and cold stretches, but the Reds’ recent form has put them in playoff contention.

15. Toronto Blue Jays, +8000

The Blue Jays have too much talent to give up on them completely, but a daunting upcoming stretch may force them to pick a lane at the trade deadline.

16. San Francisco Giants, +6600

The final NL wild-card spot race will be a mess, but the Giants might be the most intriguing long shot after showing their aggressive mentality during an active offseason.

17. Arizona Diamondbacks, +5000

After a surprising World Series appearance last year, Arizona’s encore act has been below .500 ball. And now Corbin Carroll’s health is uncertain after he showed some progress.

18. Houston Astros, +2200

The Astros might have dug themselves too much of a hole early in the year, but projection systems still expect this team to finish above .500.

19. Texas Rangers, +3500

The reigning World Series champions continue to underwhelm, but Max Scherzer’s potential return could boost the rotation.

20. Detroit Tigers, +15000

The Tigers were once a trendy pick to win the AL Central, but breakout seasons from Tarik Skubal and Riley Greene haven’t been enough to propel them higher than fourth in the division.

21. Washington Nationals, +50000

After four straight last-place finishes in the NL East, the Nationals are flirting with .500 thanks to a collection of wins against the Miami Marlins.

22. Chicago Cubs, +5000

Shōta Imanaga leads the NL Rookie of the Year race early in the summer, but otherwise, the Cubs have fallen short of their preseason expectations under Craig Counsell.

23. Pittsburgh Pirates, +20000

Rookie pitchers Jared Jones and Paul Skenes have become appointment television during their starts for the Pirates.

24. Tampa Bay Rays, +10000

The Rays’ magic hasn’t been as effective this season, posting a run differential that puts them closer to the bottom of the league.

25. New York Mets, +15000

Despite having the highest payroll, the Mets have struggled to find success on the field this season.

26. Oakland Athletics, +100000

The Athletics have cooled off since their strong start, ensuring their final season in Oakland won’t feature much competitive baseball down the stretch.

27. Los Angeles Angels, +50000

The Angels figure to be sellers ahead of this year’s trade deadline.

28. Colorado Rockies, +100000

The Rockies remain more formidable at home, but are on track for a 100-loss season.

29. Miami Marlins, +100000

The Marlins have been the worst team in the NL after making the playoffs a season ago.

30. Chicago White Sox, +10000

The White Sox are enduring a historically bad season.

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Shane Jackson

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Shane Jackson is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM, covering MLB and NBA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, his previous stops include, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Bet Chicago Sports, WynnBET, and Sportsbook Review.

Shane Jackson is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM, covering MLB and NBA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, his previous stops include, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Bet Chicago Sports, WynnBET, and Sportsbook Review.