MLB Power Poll: Sept. 2, 2018


MLB Power Poll: Sept. 2, 2018

1. Red Sox (Previous: 1)

Pedro Martinez helped fix Nathan Eovaldi's delivery.

2. Yankees (Previous: 2)

Giancarlo Stanton is the fifth fastest to reach 300 home runs.

3. Astros (Previous: 3)

Prospect Forrest Whitley went on the DL with a right lat strain.

4. Athletics (Previous: 4)

Sean Manaea was shut down after getting rotator cuff tendinitis.

5. Cubs (Previous: 6)

David Bote has the second highest average exit velocity in MLB.

6. Indians (Previous: 5)

Trevor Bauer shaved off his scraggly beard.

7. Cardinals (Previous: 10)

The team rewarded manager Mike Shildt for producing the best record in baseball over the last six weeks by removing the interim tag from his title.

8. Braves (Previous: 8)

They gave Tyler Flowers a one-year contract extension.

9. Brewers (Previous: 12)

Christian Yelich is the eighth Brewers player in team history to hit for the cycle.

10. Mariners (Previous: 7)

When Edwin Diaz got his 50th save, manager Scott Servais got a new haircut.

11. Diamondbacks (Previous: 9)

They acquired Chris Stewart from the Braves.

12. Rockies (Previous: 11)

Kyle Freeland has a 2.27 ERA in 12 starts at Coors Field.

13. Dodgers (Previous: 14)

Fire dancers performed at Dodger Stadium on Polynesian Night.

14. Phillies (Previous: 13)

Aaron Nola is a strong candidate for the Cy Young Award.

15. Rays (Previous: 15) 

They will play an exhibition game next spring against the University of South Florida.

16. Nationals (Previous: 16)

Former Illini Tanner Roark spots all his pitches with pinpoint accuracy.

17. Giants (Previous: 19)

AT&T Park concession stands sell cinnamon-sugar nachos with house-made caramel and Dippin' Dots.

18. Pirates (Previous: 17)

You can get a Felipe Rivero bobblehead at the Sept. 8 game.

19. Angels (Previous: 18)

Albert Pujols ended his season —  and maybe his career — with knee surgery.

20. Twins (Previous: 20)

Eddie Rosario injured his right quad.

21. Blue Jays (Previous: 21)

Kendrys Morales became the seventh MLB player to homer for seven consecutive games.

22. Mets (Previous: 24)

Mets fans hope Jacob DeGrom wins the Cy Young Award.

23. Rangers (Previous: 23)

Bartolo Colon, 45, says he is not retiring.

24. Reds (Previous: 22)

Joey Votto continues to nurse his lower right leg contusion.

25. Tigers (Previous: 25)

They retired Alan Trammell's number 3.

26. White Sox (Previous: 28)

Michael Kopech has demonstrated good command on the mound so far.

27. Marlins (Previous: 26)

Fans are invited to bring noisemakers to games next season.

28. Padres (Previous: 27)

They promoted elite second baseman Luis Urias to the majors.

29. Royals (Previous: 29)

Last week they won back-to-back series for the first time in 2018.

30. Orioles (Previous: 30)

They signed Dominican Republic infielder Moises Ramirez.