Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings

21. Cubs (21): The 13-9 stretch before the break could be as good as it gets for a team that's 16-10 behind Matt Garza and Scott Feldman and 26-41 with anyone else starting. Key second-half guy: Starlin Castro.

22. Mets (22): They always will have Matt Harvey's start in the All-Star Game. Key second-half guy: Zack Wheeler.

23. Giants (23): Most disappointing team in the majors. Key second-half guy: Pablo Sandoval.

24. Mariners (25): Closed second half with home runs in 22 straight games. Only the Orioles have hit more homers, and still they're nine games below .500. Key second-half guy: Justin Smoak.

25. Twins (24): Time to cut the cord with Justin Morneau. Key second-half guy: Oswaldo Arcia.

26. Brewers (27): Paying the price for going for it in the Prince Fielder era. Key second-half guy: Yovani Gallardo.

27. White Sox (28): John Danks quietly is making a nice comeback after shoulder surgery. Key second-half guy: Danks.

28. Padres (26): Lost 14 of their last 16 before All-Star Game. Key second-half guy: Chase Headley.

29. Marlins (29): Taking care of Jose Fernandez should be Job No. 1. Key second-half guy: Jacob Turner.

30. Astros (30): If Bo Porter thinks his job has been tough so far, wait until August and September. Key second-half guy: Jose Altuve.

progers@tribune.com

Twitter @ChiTribRogers

CHICAGO

More