May 22, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first basemanPaul Goldschmidt
(44) celebrates with center fielderA.J. Pollock
(11) after hitting a two run home run in the tenth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Well folks, I hope you didn’t blink because just like that we are already at the 2015 MLB All-Star Break. Yes, just yesterday (or so it feels like) was Opening Day and now we are already halfway done with the 2015 season.
The MLB All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, July 15 in Cincinnati with the Home Run Derby and Celebrity Softball Game on Monday evening. The Home Run Derby will initiate a new bracket-style tournament to it with eight home run hitting monsters ready to tear the cover off the ball.
The participants include: Los Angeles Angels 1B Albert Pujols, Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Joc Pederson, Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado, Toronto Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson, Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo, Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier, and Texas Rangers DH/1B Prince Fielder.
Now lets get to the teams who moved up/down the most in the past week in our latest edition of MLB Power Rankings.
Biggest Jump: Chicago White Sox and New York Mets… +7
Biggest Drop: Baltimore Orioles… -4
Here are the full MLB Power Rankings at the mid-way point of the 2015 MLB season…