MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

Week0 Power rankings

Eric Luchetti and Pat DeCola
WEEK#    
Posted January 27, 2011 12:57 PM EST
The winter meetings wrapped up last week with the Red Sox adding outfielder Carl Crawford and all but locking up the top spot in our latest Power Rankings. ... That is until the Phillies and Cliff Lee celebrated an unexpected homecoming late Monday night. All this and more in the special post-winter meetings edition of Power Rankings.

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

0-0 - 1/4
At this time last year, A-Rod was recovering from hip surgery; now the defending champs are sorting through No. 5 starter candidates.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
2

0-0 - 1/23
It matters little that Dice-K is behind schedule. The Red Sox are going to have a terrific rotation.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

0-0 - 1/16
Roy Halladay has been as advertised. Keep an eye on Placido Polanco's right knee injury.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

0-0 - 2/23
The naysayers are misguided. Mike Scioscia's team has a sound rotation and is still the best in the AL West.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

0-0 - 1/16
Outstanding team, wrong division. But they have the pitching depth to compete.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

0-0 - 3/23
Jason Heyward is going to make this team. And don't you get the feeling that Bobby Cox will go out a winner?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

0-0 - 3/20
What could minimize the distraction of Ron Washington's cocaine revelation? A deep pitching staff. He has one.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

0-0 - 7/28
Right now, they have the best rotation and best overall team in the AL Central.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

0-0 - 9/26
The potential division winner that no one talks about. They have two studs in the lineup and an improved pitching staff.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
10

0-0 - 5/23
You've got to hand it to Ned Colletti. He brought in some decent pitching at virtually no cost.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

0-0 - 3/14
Albert Pujols is back in the lineup after sitting for a few days with back spasms. Cardinals fans can relax now.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
12

0-0 - 1/15
Still waiting on Joe Mauer's new contract . . . and word on Joe Nathan's replacement.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
13

0-0 - 6/21
They will be young at a couple key positions, but look for Magglio Ordonez to have a big year.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
14

0-0 - 7/18
Plenty of spring buzz. But it's hard to be optimistic while Huston Street and Rafael Betancourt endure shoulder woes.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

0-0 - 13/29
A celebrated team in December, Seattle just doesn't have enough pitching to overtake the Angels and Rangers.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
16

0-0 - 3/18
The lineup can't possibly be as weak as it was last year. And we know that Lincecum, Cain, Affeldt and Wilson will pitch.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
17

0-0 - 14/29
This team is going to struggle while Ted Lilly is on the disabled list. But Carlos Silva has looked OK.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
18

0-0 - 2/28
If Aroldis Chapman starts the season in the minors, will people stop paying attention? The rest of the pitching staff isn't very good.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

0-0 - 9/24
Frequently overlooked, they have a certifiable ace and the defending batting champ. They should be good again.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

0-0 - 5/24
Key players are hurt. The rotation is iffy. And no, I didn't just copy-and-paste from last year's list.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

0-0 - 20/30
The goal is for Matt Wieters to be on a magazine cover in October, not March. But that could happen in a few years.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

0-0 - 14/28
Unless Brandon Webb wins 14 or more games, this team isn't going anywhere. And he hasn't pitched in game conditions yet.
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23

0-0 - 7/27
The young starters have looked fine. But the old guy (Ben Sheets) has had a lousy spring, and closer Andrew Bailey is on the shelf.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
24

0-0 - 5/24
Toronto GM Alex Anthopoulos is in the early stages of a rebuild. Some pitching, not much offense.
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25

0-0 - 13/29
They are punting on 2010 . . . and probably 2011 . . . but they have some intriguing young players.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
26

0-0 - 16/30
It will be difficult to trade Lance Berkman if he's not healthy. The pitching staff looks thin.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

0-0 - 2/28
Yes, Adrian Gonzalez and Chris Young are still on the team. Check back in a few months and the answer might change.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

0-0 - 19/30
Andrew McCutchen can really hit. But how many people are watching this team?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
29

0-0 - 23/30
The Royals have played .500 ball this spring. That won't carry over into the regular season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

0-0 - 12/30
They lost their first 11 games of the spring and have seemingly released someone new everyday. Sadly, Strasburg can't hit.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets

 

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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
x-Orioles 96 66
Yankees 84 78
Blue Jays 83 79
Rays 77 85
Red Sox 71 91

Central Division

TEAM W L
x-Tigers 90 72
y-Royals 89 73
Indians 85 77
White Sox 73 89
Twins 70 92

Western Division

TEAM W L
x-Angels 98 64
y-Athletics 88 74
Mariners 87 75
Astros 70 92
Rangers 67 95

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
x-Nationals 96 66
Braves 79 83
Mets 79 83
Marlins 77 85
Phillies 73 89

Central Division

TEAM W L
x-Cardinals 90 72
y-Pirates 88 74
Brewers 82 80
Reds 76 86
Cubs 73 89

Western Division

TEAM W L
x-Dodgers 94 68
y-Giants 88 74
Padres 77 85
Rockies 66 96
Diamondbacks 64 98