MLB Power Rankings Based on World Series Odds on July 18 (Who Has Edge Heading into All-Star Break?)

Julio Rodríguez and Carlos Santana.
Julio Rodríguez and Carlos Santana. / Steph Chambers/GettyImages

We've made it through the first half of the MLB season, as the All-Star break begins today with the Home Run Derby.

The Seattle Mariners set a Major League record by winning 14 straight (!) games heading into the break, and they are one of the biggest risers in this week's rankings.

How does the rest of MLB shake out?

Every week at BetSided, yours truly shares the latest Power Rankings for MLB in relation to the odds to win the World Series at WynnBET Sportsbook. Here's how everyone stacks up on July 18:

1. New York Yankees (+375) Last Week: No. 1

Matt Carpenter
New York Yankees slugger Matt Carpenter. / Elsa/GettyImages

The Yankees have come back to earth a bit over the past few weeks, but two dominant wins over the Red Sox this weekend sends them into the break with baseball's best record and the shortest odds to win the World Series.

2. Los Angeles Dodgers (+425) LW: No. 3

Here come the Dodgers! L.A. heads into the break on a four-game winning streak and has won nine of its last 10. The Dodgers now have the second best record in baseball.

3. Houston Astros (+500) LW: No. 2

The Astros are putting the pressure on for the Yankees for the best record in baseball, and they still have a nine-game lead in the NL West despite the Mariners' crazy run.

4. New York Mets (+750) LW: No. 4

The Mets are still one of the best teams in baseball, and Jacob deGrom looks poised to rejoin the team shortly after the ASB.

5. Atlanta Braves (+1000) LW: No. 6

Ronald Acuna Jr.
Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. / Brett Davis/GettyImages

The World Series hangover is officially over for the Braves, who have the fifth-best record in baseball and are just 2.5 games behind the Mets in the division.

6. San Diego Padres (+1500) LW: No. 5

The Padres didn't come into the All-Star break on fire, but they have maintained a solid record without Fernando Tatis Jr. all season.

7. Seattle Mariners (+7500) LW: No. 17

Eugenio Suarez, J.P. Crawford, Adam Frazier
The Seattle Mariners have won 14 straight. / Scott Taetsch/GettyImages

Are the Mariners the best value on the board? This young Seattle squad has been a joy to watch on this win streak, and Julio Rodriguez is cementing himself as one of, if the best, youngster in all of baseball.

8. Tampa Bay Rays (+2500) LW: No. 12

The Rays continue to dodge bullets in the AL East and are now in second in the division. Four of the AL's five best teams may be in that division.

9. Toronto Blue Jays (+1200) LW: No. 13

It's hard to trust the Jays at this number to win the World Series, but they do come into the break on a three-game winning streak to move ahead of Boston in the division.

10. St. Louis Cardinals (+3000) LW: No. 9

The Cardinals aren't leading the NL Central, but a rough stretch for the Brewers has led to me giving St. Louis the final spot in the top-10.

11. Milwaukee Brewers (+2000) LW: No. 8

The Brewers have lost seven of 10, and their lead in the NL Central is down to just 0.5 games.

12. Minnesota Twins (+3000) LW: No. 10

The Twins are leading the AL Central, but they've lost seven of 10 and have a just a two-game lead on the Guardians. The White Sox (three games back) are on their heels as well.

13. Philadelphia Phillies (+5000) LW: No. 11

Kyle Schwarber, Johan Carmago
Kyle Schwarber and Johan Carmago. / Eric Espada/GettyImages

The Phillies should be in the mix for a wild card spot, and they are in the top 10 in baseball in ERA and OPS so far this season. Is this a buy low opportunity?

14. Boston Red Sox (+3000) LW: No. 7

Rafael Devers
Boston Red Sox star Rafael Devers. / Elsa/GettyImages

The Red Sox are 0-10-1 in their series against other teams in the AL East. You cannot win a division like that. Plus, Chris Sale is likely back on the IL with a broken finger.

15. San Francisco Giants (+5000) LW: No. 15

The Giants enter the break with some positive momentum, winning three straight and seven of their last 10.

16. Cleveland Guardians (+10000) LW: No. 14

Despite three straight wins, the Guardians are in danger of losing their No. 2 spot in the AL Central to Chicago...

17. Chicago White Sox (+4000) LW: No. 16

The White Sox are going to need a solid second half to win the division, but it is within reach after a brutal start to the 2022 campaign.

18. Baltimore Orioles (+20000) LW: No. 20

Jorge Lopez, Adley Rutschman
Jorge Lopez and Adley Rutschman. / Scott Taetsch/GettyImages

The Baltimore Orioles are .500 at the All-Star break. Yes, you read that right. Oddsmakers have finally adjusted their odds from +100000 to +20000.

19. Miami Marlins (+20000) LW: No. 18

The Marlins have a run differential of just minus-12, but they haven't been able to string together wins, partly because of their struggles against left-handed pitching in 2022.

20. Texas Rangers (+30000) LW: No. 19

The Rangers have lost four straight and are now eight games below .500. They're a distant third in the AL West.

21. Colorado Rockies (+100000) LW: No. 22

The Rockies are playing much better lately, winning seven of their last 10 and ranking in the top five in runs scored over the last two weeks. Still, they're a longshot to be a playoff team.

22. Los Angeles Angels (+10000) LW: No. 21

The Angels are 2-8 in their last 10 games and are free falling in the AL standings. Really terrible for a team with Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout.

23. Arizona Diamondbacks (+100000) LW: No. 23

The D-Backs have lost seven of 10 and seen their World Series odds plummet from +75000 to +100000 over that stretch.

24. Pittsburgh Pirates (+100000) LW: No. 25

Oneil Cruz
Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Oneil Cruz. / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

The Pirates are not good. They have an awful run differential and rank 28th in OPS and 26th in team ERA. Yet, they are the third best team in the NL Central. That's baseball, I guess.

25. Detroit Tigers (+100000) LW: No. 26

The Tigers looked to be turning things around, but they've now lost eight of 10 and four straight to fall to +100000 to win the WS.

26. Chicago Cubs (+100000) LW: No. 24

The Cubs snapped a nine-game losing streak on Sunday, but they are just half a game ahead of Cincy entering the break.

27. Kansas City Royals (+100000) LW: No. 27

The Royals enter the ASB on a three-game losing streak, and some of their top players are losing value in the trade market (Andrew Benintendi) because of their decision to remain unvaccinated.

28. Cincinnati Reds (+200000) LW: No. 29

The Reds held their own against the Yankees, but they still have the third-worst record in baseball this season. Luis Castillo could be on the move by the deadline, which would crush an already bad pitching staff.

29. Oakland Athletics (+200000) LW: No. 30

The Nationals' ineptitude saved the A's from another week in the last spot in our rankings.

30. Washington Nationals (+200000) LW: No. 28

Juan Soto
Washington Nationals star Juan Soto. / Brett Davis/GettyImages

The Nationals have the worst record and run differential in baseball, and Juan Soto declined their contract offer. This team is about to enter a long rebuild if Soto is dealt.

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.