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MLB Power Rankings: Week 15

Eric Luchetti and Jase Bandelow

WEEK#    
Posted July 23, 2012 06:39 PM EDT

+5

Oakland Athletics

-5

New York Mets

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

57-38 - 1/11
Mark Teixeira is among the AL leaders in home runs, RBI and slugging percentage during the month of July, a very good sign for the first-place Yankees.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
2

56-38 - 1/5
After starting July off with a five-game losing streak, the Rangers look like they have returned to form just in time for series against the A’s and Angels.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

55-39 - 1/18
Can’t say enough about the pitching for the Nationals, especially considering they are the only team in the majors with three starters with a sub-3.00 ERA.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

50-45 2 3/25
Youk returns to Fenway, but the first-place White Sox are more concerned about how they fare against the Red Sox and Tigers on the road.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

52-44 1 2/25
Tough scheduling for the Angels to start the second half. After a weekend series in the Bronx, the Halos head to Detroit for four before hosting the Rangers.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

55-40 2 1/22
The Reds were finally playing at a high level and now must face three to four weeks without the cornerstone of their offense, as Joey Votto undergoes minor knee surgery.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

54-40 2 5/27
Andrew McCutchen’s numbers over the last month are as impressive as any in the history of the Pirates organization. It’s time for the front office to get him some help.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

52-43 2 3/18
Ben Sheets got a win with a six-inning, two-hit debut performance that came almost exactly two years after his last major league start.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

53-42 2 4/16
The Giants swept through the Houston Astros, but must prove they can win on the East Coast.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
10

52-44 3 1/19
Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp make successful returns from the disabled list, but an ailing Chad Billingsley could complicate things in the City of Angels.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

52-44 3 1/21
Forget his All-Star Game performance, Justin Verlander has been dominant this month. In his first two July starts, the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young winner is 2-0 with a 0.53 ERA and 15 strikeouts.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
12

51-44 5 4/28
The red-hot A’s take the league’s best July record into this week. Let’s see if that is the same story next week after hosting the Rangers and Yankees.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
13

51-44 1 1/29
Jason Hammel’s trip to the DL for knee surgery is the latest blow for a struggling pitching staff.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
14

47-48 5 5/27
In each of their last two starts, R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana have allowed a combined total of 23 earned runs.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

49-47 - 1/15
Evan Longoria, out since April 30, told reporters on Friday that “not by any means” is his season over. If he doesn’t come back soon, it might be for the Rays however.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
16

47-48 - 6/29
The Indians, right in the thick of AL Wild Card standings, will get a good feel for some of their competition with seven games against the Rays and Orioles this week.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
17

50-45 4 2/19
The Cardinals could have problems finding consistent playing time for Lance Berkman, but the bullpen inconsistency remains the real issue for the Redbirds.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
18

48-47 - 7/25
Ricky Romero has struggled with pitch control all season and needs to right the ship in order for the Jays to make a run in the East.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

48-48 1 10/26
With Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury and Clay Buchholz all returning from the DL in the last week and Dustin Pedroia eligible on Saturday, this club looks healthy for the second half.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

44-50 1 12/25
Yovani Gallardo sliced and diced his way through his first start of the second half, striking out 14 batters in seven innings, a new career high.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

47-48 2 4/22
The D-backs' batting average with runners in scoring position was a blistering .063 (1-for-16) while being swept by the Cubs.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

44-51 - 6/26
Ozzie Guillen yelled at Bryce Harper for allegedly having too much pine tar on his bat. Nevermind his team only scoring three runs in three games or anything…
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
23

42-54 1 5/27
Getting Roy Halladay back in the rotation can only improve the chances of a second-half surge into playoff contention.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
24

38-56 3 24/30
Ryan Dempster became the sixth pitcher since 1900 to win at least five consecutive starts within one season and not allow a run in any of the outings.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
25

40-54 2 13/29
Alcides Escobar is in the midst of putting together one of the best seasons ever for a Royals shortstop.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
26

42-55 - 18/26
King Felix dominated the Rangers on Saturday, tossing a complete-game shutout with 12 strikeouts. The question is will he remain in Seattle after this month?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

40-55 2 22/30
Josh Willingham has as many home runs through 10 games in July (six) as he had in any other month this season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

41-56 - 19/30
The Padres won a game on a steal of home, something that hasn’t happened in the major leagues in nearly 30 years.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
29

36-58 - 16/29
Dexter Fowler is on a tear at the plate for the Rox. Unfortunately, he can’t pitch.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

34-62 - 22/30
Losing catcher Jason Castro and shortstop Jed Lowrie to the disabled list takes away two of the most productive hitters from an already-weak offensive lineup.
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