Post deadline power rankings

The trade deadline has come and gone, which mean the balance of power in baseball has been shifted. But where do the top 15 rank? 

1. Boston Red Sox

When the best team in the league upgrades their starting pitching, they retain the top spot in the power rankings. The Red Sox lead the league in runs scored and have the second lowest staff ERA, the team was in good shape before the deadline and made moves that could improve the team.

Notable additions: Nathan Eovaldi and Ian Kinsler 

2. New York Yankees

Much like the Red Sox, New York has top tier pitching and hitting. Before the deadline the Yankees acquired pitching talent and now have a bullpen loaded with back end talent. However, both Zach Britton and Lance Lynn have question marks. 

Notable additions: Lance Lynn, J.A. Happ and Zach Britton  

3. Houston Astros

The Astros are clearly a top three team in the league, but have hit a rough patch in the season. Their moves at the deadline raise off the field questions but still adds talent. 

Notable additions: Roberto Osuna 

4. Milwaukee Brewers

The Cubs and Brewers are locked in one of the most exciting division battle of the season. Since July both teams have been unable to separate themselves from one another. With the moves made at the deadline Milwaukee just may be able to pull away. 

Notable additions: Johnathan Schoop, Mike Moustakas and Joakim Soria 

5. Chicago Cubs

The Cubs took a calculated risk at the trade deadline by acquiring Cole Hamels, who has struggled this season in Texas. However, acquiring Jesse Chavez has so far paid off as he has been effective in his outings so far. 

Notable additions: Cole Hamels, Jesse Chavez and Brandon Kintzler

6. Philadelphia Phillies

-Philadelphia scooped up one of the more underrated players at the deadline in Asdrubal Cabrera. The 465 runs scored by Philly ranks 19th in the league and Cabrera's .801 OPS would tie for second on the team with Odúbel Herrera, minimum 90 at-bats. 

Notable additions: Wilson Ramos, Aaron Loup, 

7. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers grabbed the "big fish" during the trade season. But the team is 6-5 since the All-Star break, as of press time. Machado is an improvement over every shortstops in the league, and provided the Dodgers with a spark. 

Notable additions: Manny Machado, Brian Dozier and John Axford 

8. Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona has been fighting for first place of the NL West for weeks, but have conceded there top spot to the Dodgers. But the addition of Eduardo Escobar may give them the punch to over-take Los Angeles. 

Notable additions: Jake Diekman, Eduardo Escobar and Brad Ziegler 

9. Seattle Mariners

The Mariners bolstered their bullpen by bringing on Zach Duke and Sam Tuivailala, but neither arm would be considered elite. 

Notable additions: Zach Duke, Adam Warren and Cameron Maybin 

10. Atlanta Braves

Adam Duvall has been having a down season, but his power numbers are about the same as the year before. Even with Duvall the Braves have not improved more than the Phillies and will not grab the division title. 

Notable additions: Darren O'Day, Kevin Gausman and Adam Duvall 

11. Cleveland Indians

12. Oakland Athletics

13. Colorado Rockies

14. Pittsburgh Pirates

15. San Fransisco Giants

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