MLB Power Rankings Week 16: Where all 30 teams stand as clock ticks on trade deadline ESPN logo
Thursday, July 29, 2021

The MLB trade deadline is a day away. And while several big moves have been made already, other deals are likely being hammered out over phone conversations and videoconferences as you read this.

Will the additions be enough to turn bubble teams into contenders and contenders into favorites? Is your team good enough to go for it, or better off making deadline deals aimed at 2022 and beyond?

In other words: How does each team rank against the field as the hours tick away toward 4 p.m. ET Friday?

Here is what our eight-voter expert panel decided based on what they have learned in the first four months of the 2021 season. We also asked ESPN baseball experts David Schoenfield, Bradford Doolittle, Joon Lee, Jesse Rogers and Alden Gonzalez to weigh in with one Week 16 observation based on what they have seen recently for all 30 teams.

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