July 6th, 2023 Week 14: MLB News and Rankings

July 6th, 2023 Week 14: MLB News and Rankings

WEEK 14: MLB News and Rankings

Get ready for the eagerly awaited MLB All-Star break, just around the corner! Mark your calendars for July 11th and prepare to witness the finest players from teams like the DodgersYankeesAngelsGiantsRed Sox, and more, as they showcase their incredible talents. As the days tick down, we invite you to embrace the thrill and seize the opportunity. Take part in the excitement by exploring our Exclusive Offer: a phenomenal 40% discount on wines representing your beloved All-Star's team. This is an opportunity too good to pass up!

Rising sta... Nope, already a star

Braves' outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. is on a mission to etch his name in the annals of baseball history.

Acuña's scintillating performance in the first half of the season reached new heights on Monday night when the 25-year-old speedster stole his 40th base, leading the entire MLB. This remarkable feat placed him in a league of his own as the first player in both the American and National Leagues to achieve a remarkable trifecta: 20 home runs, 40 stolen bases, and 50 RBIs before the All-Star break!

Not only did Acuña make history with his all-around prowess, but he also cemented himself as the fastest player to hit the 20-home run and 40-stolen base milestones, accomplishing this remarkable feat in just 84 games. If he maintains his current pace, he is poised to reach an impressive 41 home runs and 77 stolen bases.

Acuña's exceptional performance serves as the driving force behind the Braves' offense, which has left the competition in its wake in the National League. Leading the league in both runs scored and home runs, Atlanta is heading into the All-Star break with an unstoppable momentum, triumphing in 24 out of its last 27 games, including a hard-fought 4-2 victory over the Guardians on Monday, pushing their overall season record to an impressive 57-27.

Week 14 - Power Rankings

  1. Atlanta Braves (57-28) 
  2. TB Rays (57-31) 
  3. Texas Rangers (51-35)
  4. Arizona D-Backs (50-36) 
  5. Baltimore Orioles (49-35)
  6. LA Dodgers (47-38)  
  7. SF Giants (46-40) 
  8. Cincinnati Reds (47-39)
  9. Houston Astros (49-38) 
  10. New York Yankees (48-38)

Derby Day (home runs, not ponies)

The final slot in the 2023 Derby field awaits its occupant. Let's take a look at the confirmed participants who have already been announced:
1. Pete Alonso, Mets 
2. Randy Arozarena, Rays
3. Mookie Betts, Dodgers
4. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays
5. Luis Robert Jr., White Sox
6. Julio Rodríguez, Mariners
7. Adley Rutschman, Orioles
Stay tuned for the upcoming spectacle, as Luis Robert Jr. not only makes his debut at the All-Star game but also marks his maiden participation in the electrifying T-Mobile Home Run Derby at T-Mobile Park in Seattle.
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