MLB.com (13th; LW: 16th)
Alyson Footer at MLB.com lifts the O’s into the top half of MLB.
Bleacher Report Power Rankings (11th; LW: 16th)
Joel Reuter lifts the O’s five spots this week, just outside the top third of MLB.
CBS Sports (11th; LW: 12th)
Matt Synder lifts the O’s one spot closer to the top third of the league. “Coming into the season, who would've thought the Orioles' top MVP candidate would be Jonathan Schoop? Yet here we are.”
reddit’s Power Poll (15th; LW:19th)
The community editors over at reddit aggressively (for them) move the Orioles up to 15th. “A 9-2 stretch going into September is certainly nice. Splitting a four game series with Toronto isn't as nice, but considering their futility w/RISP (7/48 for the series and 2/32 in the last three games), it's acceptable. Now for the tough part of the schedule.”
OddsShark.com (8th; LW: 5th)
Ranks are based on rolling past 20 games overall. They will typically be the lowest rankings the O’s receive, but the past four weeks have been simply incomprehensible. This week, the O’s slip back into more believable territory into 8th place.
ESPN.com Power rankings (13th; LW: 18th)
The World-Wide Leader makes up for last week’s drop in rankings with a five-point elevation this week. “Monday is Tim Beckham Orioles shirt day. Already. The Orioles acquired the former first overall pick at the trade deadline, and he has been a practically unrecognizable player compared to his career before Baltimore. He's hitting .364 with a .973 OPS in 32 games with the Orioles. In his 238 career games prior, he hit .247 with a .720 OPS.”
Rotoworld (12th; LW: 16th)
Jesse Pantuosco follows the crowd and lifts the O’s four slots, just outside the Top 10. “Manny Machado might just hit Baltimore into the postseason. He’s been unstoppable over his last eight games, batting .406 (13-for-32) while lifting his season average from .263 to .272. Mark Trumbo has been a disappointment this year but you have to admit, he has a flair for the dramatic. Trumbo’s 12th-inning double Saturday against Toronto was his fourth walk-off hit of the season.”
USA Today (14th; LW: 15th)
The Nation’s Newspaper lifts the Orioles one slot. “Tim Beckham batting .364 with a .973 OPS since acquired at the July 31 trade deadline.”
Power Rankings Guru (N/A; LW: 16th)
PRG is an aggregate of several national power rankings/polls, and did not update their rankings this week.
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