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MLB Power Rankings: Week 16


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Posted July 24, 2012 03:41 PM EDT

The Rangers re-take the top position as the Athletics and Tigers also make significant moves.

+4

Detroit Tigers

-9

Chicago White Sox

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

56-38 1 1/5
Mike Napoli continued to wreak havoc against his former team, the Angels, hitting .455 with two home runs over the weekend. That, however, translated to only one win for the Rangers.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
2

57-38 1 1/11
A four-game sweep at the hands of the Athletics dampened the excitement from a sweep of the Blue Jays earlier in the week.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

55-40 3 1/22
The Reds polished off an 8-2 homestand with a sweep of the Brewers but snapped a streak of 74 consecutive games with a home run at Great American Ballpark.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

55-39 1 1/18
An oblique tear will send Ian Desmond, the Nationals’ leader in batting average and home runs, to the disabled list and create a hole in the lineup.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

54-40 2 5/27
For only the second time in the Pirates’ 126-year history, the Bucs have two players, Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez, with 20-plus home runs through the first 100 games of a season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

53-42 3 4/16
Quality pitching, including back-to-back quality starts from Barry Zito, has been the catalyst behind a hot start to the second half for the Giants.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

52-44 4 1/21
The Tigers are firing on all cylinders as they finished the week 6-1 against the Angels and White Sox and regained first in the Central.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

52-44 3 2/25
The return of Dan Haren, a quality-start victory over the Rangers, offers promise to a rotation that is still searching for answers after Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

51-44 3 4/28
There isn’t a hotter team in baseball, as seen by their four-game sweep of the Yankees to close out the week.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
10

52-43 2 3/18
Congratulations to Chipper Jones, who now has the most career RBI of any player whose primary position was third base.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

51-44 2 1/29
Just when it looked as though the Orioles might be fading, they reel off five straight wins and remain in the American League wild-card hunt.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
12

52-44 2 1/19
A sweep of the Mets certainly helped the Dodgers after a rough patch. But they could use some production from James Loney and Juan Uribe, who continue to struggle.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
13

50-45 9 3/25
The White Sox, typically aggressive near the trade deadline, added veteran Brett Myers in attempt to strengthen their bullpen for the pennant race.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
14

50-45 3 2/19
They are up; they are down. They get good pitching; the offense disappears. They hit; bullpen issues emerge. Will the real St. Louis Cardinals please stand up?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

49-47 - 1/15
It was another rough week for the struggling Rays offense. The Rays mustered only a .238 batting average and 24 runs in seven games.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
16

48-47 2 7/25
Since he was moved to the rotation in late June, Carlos Villanueva (3-0, 2.31 ERA in four starts) has been a breath of fresh air for the injury-riddled pitching staff.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
17

47-48 4 4/22
The Diamondbacks scored 33 runs in a three-game sweep of the Astros over the weekend, three short of the franchise record.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
18

47-48 4 5/27
Johan Santana takes a spot on the disabled list, and the Mets fall below .500 for the first time this season. Feel-good team of the first half is having a rough time after the All-Star break.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

47-48 3 6/29
The Indians failed miserably last week against their wild-card competition, losing five of seven to the Rays and Orioles and falling below .500 for the first time since April 14.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

48-48 1 10/26
The Red Sox are trending in the wrong direction, having won only three games last week.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

44-50 1 12/25
Aramis Ramirez continues to churn out doubles, but the Brew Crew can’t seem to find a way to pick up games on the division leaders.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

44-51 - 6/26
One of the team’s best players, Hanley Ramirez, punches a fan (mechanical), misses games. Then player ‘forgets’ to take medication to help heal said hand and misses more games.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
23

42-55 3 18/26
Jason Vargas' trade value continues to soar as he putting together quite the July (3-0, 1.55 ERA). That includes wins against the Royals and Rays last week.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
24

41-56 4 19/30
The Friars signed outfielder Carlos Quentin to a contract that will keep him in San Diego through at least the 2015 season, and general manager Josh Byrnes insists they will not be sellers at the trade deadline.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
25

42-54 2 5/27
Joe Blanton continues to put up impressive innings despite being plugged right in the middle of trade rumors.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
26

40-55 1 22/30
The Twins just shut down closer and potential trade chip Matt Capps because of rotator cuff irritation, yet another blow in a disappointing season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

40-54 2 13/29
The Royals finally cut ties with Jonathan Sanchez and tried to salvage the Melky Cabrera trade by swapping the maligned lefty for Colorado’s Jeremy Guthrie.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

38-56 4 24/30
It just had to be the Cardinals who brought the North Siders back down to earth following a stretch of good fortune following the arrival of Anthony Rizzo.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
29

36-58 - 16/29
The Rockies traded away Jeremy Guthrie for an equally bad, if not worse, Jonathan Sanchez. Maybe a change of scenery will help?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

34-62 - 22/30
The Astros have lost their closer, starting first baseman and one of their best setup men in the past few weeks.
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