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MLB Power Rankings: Week 14

Eric Luchetti and Jase Bandelow

WEEK#    
Posted July 12, 2012 04:39 PM EDT

+6

Chicago White Sox

-9

Boston Red Sox

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

52-33 - 1/11
The Yanks have pulled ahead from the toughest division, top-to-bottom, in baseball and look destined for their 17th postseason trip in the last 18 seasons.
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2

52-34 - 1/5
Mike Napoli had a monster second half last season, hitting 18 home runs and driving in 42 runs. If he can repeat that feat and Hamilton and Kinsler stay healthy, it is reasonable to believe the Rangers will hold off the Angels for their third consecutive Expand Description
Mike Napoli had a monster second half last season, hitting 18 home runs and driving in 42 runs. If he can repeat that feat and Hamilton and Kinsler stay healthy, it is reasonable to believe the Rangers will hold off the Angels for their third consecutive division title.Collapse Description
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3

49-34 2 1/18
One of the biggest surprises of the first half, how will the Nats deal with their self-imposed innings limit on Stephen Strasburg if they make the playoffs?
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4

48-38 1 2/25
Dan Haren was placed on the DL last week for the first time in his career due to lower back stiffness. Assuming he returns healthy soon after the break, the AL West will be a race till the end.
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5

48-37 5 5/27
The Buccos enter the break winners of 28 of their last 41 games. Is this the year they finally break the losing curse?
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6

47-38 6 3/25
The White Sox are built to compete for the postseason behind the likes of Jake Peavy, Chris Sale, Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko, Alex Rios and newly-acquired Kevin Youkilis.
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7

47-40 - 1/19
The Dodgers are in first place despite their best player, Matt Kemp, missing 51 of 87 games. A good team gets better in the second half.
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8

47-38 1 1/22
Reds starting pitchers entered the break having posted 10 quality starts in their last 11 games. Hopefully, offensive woes in the situational hitting category can offer some support in second half.
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9

46-40 1 5/27
An MVP-caliber first half from David Wright combined with R.A. Dickey’s miraculous season have kept the Mets in contention to this point.
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10

46-39 5 3/18
The Braves will need to figure out their starting rotation if they hope to keep pace with the Mets and Nationals in the second half.
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11

46-40 7 4/16
Talk about a gauntlet to finish off the first half -- the Giants entered the break with 13 straight games against teams in first place.
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12

45-40 6 1/29
Whether or not the O’s finish above .500 for the first time since 1997 will rely heavily on their pitching, which has struggled of late after a strong start to the season.
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13

46-40 6 2/19
You could consider the defending World Series Champions as underachievers for the first half. But after last season’s finish, never count them out.
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14

44-42 - 1/21
With the hot streak Delmon Young is on of late, four consecutive games with a home run before the break, this Tigers lineup is arguably one of the best in baseball.
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15

45-41 2 1/15
The Rays need Evan Longoria back, bad. Ben Zobrist, B.J. Upton, Carlos Pena and Desmond Jennings all finished the first half of the season with a sub-.250 batting average.
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16

44-41 - 6/29
Jason Kipnis and Asdrubal Cabrera are among the most entertaining middle-infield pairings in baseball and they are leading the surprising Indians into the second half with a postseason berth in sight.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
17

43-43 4 4/28
Billy Beane has done it again. The overachieving A’s find themselves heading into the second half in the thick of the wild-card hunt.
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18

43-43 - 7/25
Since Brandon Morrow was placed on the DL on June 12, the Jays have the league-worst team ERA (5.51) yet still posted a 12-13 record. If this offense can get any pitching in the second half, they can make a serious run at the postseason.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

42-43 2 4/22
Rollercoaster season for Kirk Gibson and the desert snakes continue, as they enter break on a three-game winning streak, on the heels of a season-high six-game losing streak.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

43-43 9 10/26
Losing six of seven to the A’s and Yanks before the break is not the type of momentum the club was hoping to bring into the second half.
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21

40-45 1 12/25
Rickie Weeks’ .199 batting average is the highest it’s been since the end of April. Ryan Braun will be begging for better production in the second half.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

41-44 2 6/26
Bell can’t close. Hanley punching cooling fan. Giancarlo needs surgery. Ozzie at the helm. Seems like a perfect reality show.
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23

37-47 - 13/29
The rotation was among the worst statistically in all of baseball in terms of ERA (5.16), innings pitched (436.0) and strikeouts (322). That has to change if they want to capitalize on the talented young hitters this club has assembled.
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24

37-50 - 5/27
The Phils went 1-8 in a critical nine-game series against the Marlins, Mets and Braves to finish off the first half. But hey, at least Cliff Lee got a win!
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25

36-49 1 22/30
See the Royals, but without the talented young hitters. Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau aren’t getting younger and this rotation has been atrocious.
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26

36-51 1 18/26
At this point in the season, trusting the young talent the M’s have on offense (Dustin Ackley, Kyle Seager, Justin Smoak and Jesus Montero) has failed to pay off in Seattle.
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27

33-52 1 24/30
The Cubs have played well of late, going 8-4 since calling up Anthony Rizzo.
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28

34-53 2 19/30
It was a long first half for the Friars, who saw their starting rotation decimated by injuries. Question becomes: who will be left starting by the end?
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29

33-52 - 16/29
The Rox made it to the break with a four-man rotation and it proved better, in their case, than having a fifth starter. How long will this experiment last?
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30

33-53 3 22/30
Trading Carlos Lee gives the Astros even more of an opportunity to lean on young players and build a core for the future.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Yankees 25 22
Rays 24 24
Orioles 21 23
Blue Jays 22 27
Red Sox 21 26

Central Division

TEAM W L
Royals 28 18
Twins 28 18
Tigers 28 20
Indians 21 25
White Sox 20 24

Western Division

TEAM W L
Astros 30 18
Mariners 23 23
Angels 23 24
Rangers 23 24
Athletics 17 32

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Nationals 28 19
Mets 27 21
Braves 23 23
Phillies 19 30
Marlins 18 30

Central Division

TEAM W L
Cardinals 31 16
Cubs 25 21
Pirates 24 22
Reds 19 27
Brewers 16 32

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 28 18
Giants 28 20
Padres 23 25
Diamondbacks 21 25
Rockies 19 26