MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: 16

Regular season

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted July 21, 2014 11:07 AM EDT

+3

Washington Nationals

-4

Los Angeles Dodgers

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

61-38 - 1/9
The offense doesn’t have to do much with the pitching winning baseball games, as the A’s are the first team to reach 60 wins. Even when players go down to injury, no one expects this team to slow down.
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2

59-40 - 2/19
All-Star Game MVP Mike Trout is on a nine-game hitting streak, hitting .381 with three homers and 10 RBI during the span as the Angels took two from Seattle over the weekend.
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3

55-43 3 3/14
Jordan Zimmermann will avoid the disabled list with him expected to start Tuesday, giving the Nationals a full arsenal as they make a run in the second half against the Braves in the NL East.
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4

54-46 3 2/14
After having the best season of his career in ’13, Mike Minor hasn’t lived up to expectations this year -- posting a 3-5 record with a 4.86 ERA in 14 starts.
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5

55-42 2 1/10
The Tigers avoided being swept by the Indians in a four-game series to start the second half. Rick Porcello was on standby for struggling closer Joe Nathan on Sunday; will he be moved to the bullpen full-time?
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6

54-46 2 1/11
A win Sunday night would have given the Cardinals sole possession of first in the NL Central, but with the Brewers struggling recently, it is only a matter of time before St. Louis is on top if the trend continues.
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7

55-44 2 5/21
Pitching continues to be suspect for the Orioles -- Chris Tilman’s 4.03 ERA is the best on the team. Baltimore may be in the market for another pitcher at the deadline to give it a boost down the stretch.
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8

56-46 4 2/12
The Dodgers should be a lock to make the playoffs, but with Josh Beckett on the DL and Dan Haren struggling, LA may want to add another arm for the rotation to increase their odds.
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9

53-47 3 7/27
The Pirates start the second half strong in their quest to return to the playoffs for a second-straight season, collecting their first-ever three-game home sweep against the Rockies over the weekend.
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10

53-47 1 8/25
Fernando Rodney’s premature arrow celebration backfired after blowing the lead and the game in the ninth inning on Sunday against the Angels.
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11

56-44 2 1/16
Despite having issues recently, the Giants have managed to not fall behind in the NL West to the Dodgers. After series win in Miami, San Francisco falls back into a tie with LA in the division.
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12

51-49 3 12/26
Taking three of four against the Tigers to kick off the second half is a great start for the streaky Indians. Cleveland can make some noise, but do need another arm to make a real run for the playoffs.
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13

56-45 2 1/22
After losing two of three against the Nationals over the weekend, the Brewers have lost their handle on the NL Central with the Cardinals taking a piece of first place in the division.
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14

51-49 4 10/20
The Reds put together a fantastic 22-10 stretch to close out the first half, but started the second half getting swept by the Yankees. Despite being in fourth in the division, Cincinnati is just 2.5 games back as of Monday.
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15

52-49 1 3/22
No team in AL East has scored more runs than Toronto this season, with 436 entering the week. However, the Blue Jays are currently tied for second in the division with the Yankees, three games out of first place.
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16

51-48 1 8/17
Derek Jeter will retire as the all-time interleague leader in hits, runs and games after finishing his last interleague series of his career. The Yankees swept the Reds after All-Star break.
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17

48-53 1 1/30
The Rays continue to rise after a disastrous stretch earlier. The question still remains; will they be trading David Price at the deadline or will they hold their ace in an attempt to make a playoff run?
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18

49-50 4 10/24
The Royals are swept over the weekend against the Red Sox, dropping to seven games back in the AL Central. Kansas City will need to turn things around quickly if it is to stay in the division race.
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19

48-53 1 17/26
The White Sox have had their ups and downs this season, but Jose Abreu has remained a constant in the lineup. The rookie has an 11-game hitting streak entering the week and has recorded a hit in 29 of his past 30 games.
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20

47-53 2 3/27
Jon Lester is unbeaten in his last six starts, going 3-0 with a 1.01 ERA during that span. The Red Sox completed a sweep of the Royals over the weekend to start the second half on the right foot.
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21

47-53 2 18/27
Jon Niese is scheduled to pitch Monday against Seattle after a DL stint. With the exception of his last outing on July 4, the lefty has been a solid pitching piece for the Mets. He has a 2.96 ERA entering the week.
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22

45-54 1 18/29
The Twins might not be in the race, but they do have a lot of games left against the top three teams in the AL Central, making Minnesota the possible spoilers for the second half in the division.
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23

47-52 - 11/28
After losing 100 games last season, the Marlins have shown great improvement this season. However a 3-7 slide in their last 10 games could end their playoff hopes for this year.
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24

43-57 - 19/29
The Phillies are far behind in the NL East; is it time for the rebuilding process to begin? Philadelphia certainly has the pieces to move (Cliff Lee, Jonathan Papelbon, Marlon Byrd) and could start off with a nice load of prospects.
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25

44-57 3 18/30
Mark Trumbo returns to the lineup after missing 71 games dating back to April 21 and the Diamondbacks set the table for the second half right with a sweep against the Cubs at home.
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26

42-58 1 24/30
Jose Altuve continues to be on a tear, but George Springer’s power display in his rookie season is impressive. He hit his 20th home run of the season Saturday, tying him for eighth in the AL.
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27

43-56 2 20/30
Odrisamer Despaigne was just four outs away from becoming the first Padres’ player to pitch a no-hitter, losing it in the eight inning on a Daniel Murphy double for the Mets.
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28

40-60 2 5/28
Troy Tulowitzki, who leads baseball with a .340 batting average this season, was forced to sit out Sunday’s game with cramps. The Rockies are hoping the injury bug doesn’t bite their star again.
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29

41-57 4 21/30
Though his numbers Sunday were deceiving on paper, Jake Arrieta was on his game against the Diamondbacks, taking a hard-luck loss as the Cubs fall to a weekend sweep.
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30

40-60 - 3/30
The Rangers are just 1-10 in their last 11 games after blowing the lead in Toronto against the Blue Jays on Sunday. Friday’s win did break an eight-game slide, however.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Orioles 55 44
Yankees 51 48
Blue Jays 52 49
Rays 48 53
Red Sox 47 53

Central Division

TEAM W L
Tigers 55 42
Indians 51 49
Royals 49 50
White Sox 48 53
Twins 45 54

Western Division

TEAM W L
Athletics 61 38
Angels 59 40
Mariners 53 47
Astros 42 58
Rangers 40 60

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Nationals 55 43
Braves 54 46
Marlins 47 52
Mets 47 53
Phillies 43 57

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 56 45
Cardinals 54 46
Pirates 53 47
Reds 51 49
Cubs 41 57

Western Division

TEAM W L
Giants 56 44
Dodgers 56 46
Diamondbacks 44 57
Padres 43 56
Rockies 40 60