It is time for this week's edition of the MLB Power Rankings, where we rank the top 10 players from the past week between theand . of the Mets keeps top honors for the second week in a row.
Here is your top 10.
1. R.A. Dickey, Mets -- The knuckleballer continued to pad his National League Cy Young resume, tossing a complete game, five-hitter with seven strikeouts for his 17th win of the year against the Marlins. Dickey now is tied for the league lead in wins, second in the NL in ERA (2.63), first in WHIP (1.01), third in strikeouts (190) and second in innings pitched (191 1/3). For those sabermetric types, Dickey is fourth in the NL in wins above replacement at 4.3. -- Jimmy Hascup
2. Kelly Shoppach, Mets -- It sure is nice to have a catcher who's competent at the plate. Shoppach went 5-for-12 over the week with a big insurance home run to seal the Mets' 10-inning win against the Phillies. Then, he cleared the bases (one scored via an error) with a single Saturday in the ninth inning of a game he didn't even start in to ultimately give the Mets the 5-3 win. -- Jimmy Hascup
3. Matt Harvey, Mets -- Has this kid been exciting enough, or what? Harvey has not only showed he belongs, he's proving that he has the makings to be an ace in the majors. In his latest outing, he threw 6 1/3 innings, gave up two earned runs and fanned six. He now has a 2.76 ERA and 49 Ks in 43 1/3 innings. The Mets' rotation certainly is a shining light heading into next season. -- Jimmy Hascup
4. CC Sabathia, Yankees -- The fact Sabathia lost his only outing last week and is the first Yankee on the list tells you a lot about how things are going for the Yankees. Sabathia gave up five runs over seven innings in a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, but only two of those were earned. He has pitched well in both of his outings since coming off the disabled list.
5. Lucas Duda, Mets -- It's not as if Duda has been flat-out raking since his recall. Of his five hits this week, though, three have been pretty "clutch." Duda's single in the 10th on Tuesday gave the Mets a two-run cushion before Shoppach launched a home run to seal the deal. His third-inning homer Wednesday was the winner. His ninth-inning RBI single brought the Mets to within one against the Marlins on Saturday before Shoppach won it. -- Jimmy Hascup
6. Eric Chavez, Yankees -- Chavez continued his resurgent season last week as he went 5-for-14 (.357) as the fill-in third baseman while Alex Rodriguez recuperates from a broken hand. Chavez has done his job this season and A-Rod is expected back this week.
7. Frank Francisco, Mets -- For the most part, the team's pitching has been on a roll and Francisco has given the bullpen some much-need stability. Over the week, he threw three drama-free innings, striking out two and not allowing a hit or a walk. Small steps, but the Mets are paying this guy good money to be their stopper and it's vital they get him on the right track as the season comes to a close. -- Jimmy Hascup
8. David Robertson, Yankees -- Robertson pitched three times over the past week, and came away with three dominant innings. The righty set-up man has not been scored upon since July 29, a stretch covering 14 appearances, a stretch covering 13.2 innings.
9. Jason Bay, Mets -- Yeah, Mike Baxter did have two home runs this week, but let's give some props to a guy who has taken a beating in his tenure with the Mets. Essentially now a bench player, Bay received the start against the lefty Mark Buehrle on Sunday and swatted a grand slam, which ultimately ended up being the winning runs in a 5-1 win. -- Jimmy Hascup
10. Robinson Cano, Yankees -- This is how poorly things have gone for the Yankees lately. Cano makes the list despite hitting only .200 (5-for-25) over the past week. He did, however, bash three home runs. Unfortunately, again in a sign of how things are going for the Yankees, all were solo home runs. And they were Cano's only RBI of the week.