MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: Week 25

Eric Luchetti and Jase Bandelow

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Posted September 24, 2012 06:01 PM EDT

The Reds were the first team to clinch a division title. They're also first in the Power Rankings this week.

+4

St. Louis Cardinals

-4

Toronto Blue Jays

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

92-61 2 1/22
Dusty Baker became the third manager to lead the Reds to postseason play more than once. He didn’t even get to enjoy it, spending four days in the hospital because of an irregular heartbeat.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
2

90-62 1 1/5
Mike Napoli is back to the Mike Napoli from last postseason. He hit .389 with three home runs and six RBI in his first six games back from the disabled list.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

93-60 1 1/18
Gio Gonzalez became baseball’s first 20-game winner this season. He's also the first pitcher for a D.C. team to reach that mark since 1953.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

88-65 - 3/18
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will adjust the rotation to have Kris Medlen on track for the Oct. 5 wild-card start, flip-flopping Medlen and Paul Maholm.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

89-64 2 4/16
The Giants are National League West champs for the second time in three years. Bruce Bochy now has an opportunity to rest players and get his starting pitchers in order for the postseason.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

88-64 2 1/11
Monster week from Ichiro led to the Yanks winning five of six.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

87-65 1 1/29
The O’s took care of the Mariners and Red Sox on the road and won their 16th straight extra-inning contest, in the process.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

86-66 3 4/28
Tough week for the A’s, losing four of six on the road in Detroit and New York. Next up: four games in Arlington, Texas, against the Rangers.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

84-69 - 2/25
Jered Weaver looked like an ace last week, notching vital wins against both the Rangers and White Sox.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
10

83-70 3 1/15
The Rays went 5-2 last week. Unfortunately for them, the two teams they are chasing in the East didn’t give up any ground.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

82-71 4 2/19
The Cardinals took advantage of playing the Astros and Cubs. Now the question becomes whether they can stay healthy enough to maintain through the end of the season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
12

79-74 - 12/25
The Brewers keep pushing forward in pursuit of the second NL wild-card spot, and they know every game is crucial down the stretch. So many questions, only one October.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
13

81-71 3 3/25
The White Sox lost five straight to finish off last week yet still held a slim lead in the American League Central.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
14

80-72 3 1/21
Miguel Cabrera is chasing a Triple Crown, and the Tigers are nipping at the heels of the White Sox. It should be an exciting final week-and-a-half in Motown.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

79-74 1 1/19
Clayton Kershaw returned to the rotation after time off to deal with a right hip impingement. He could get two more vital starts down the stretch for the Dodgers.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
16

77-75 2 4/22
Aaron Hill is raking. That might not be enough for the D-Backs to make it into the postseason.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
17

77-76 3 5/27
Ryan Howard went deep four-consecutive days, with the homer on day four marking the 300th of his career. Not a bad way to hit that mark.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
18

75-77 1 5/27
A.J. Burnett became the first Pirates pitcher in 21 years to win more than 15 games, and Andrew McCutchen is attempting to become the 12th Pirates player to win the batting title. But is there still hope for a winning season?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

73-80 - 19/30
Cameron Maybin’s recent surge has pushed his season average over .250 for the first time since April 8.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

70-82 4 13/29
The Royals were officially eliminated from the postseason contention on Sunday, meaning that 2012 officially was not “Their Time.”
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

69-85 4 10/26
David Ortiz couldn’t have summed up the Red Sox struggles any better: “If we want to compete at this level, we've got to bring a better team.”
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

72-81 1 18/26
The M’s got swept by the Orioles last week in a three-game series that totaled 38 innings. That’s a lot of work for no wins.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
23

69-83 - 5/27
R.A. Dickey has a shot for 20 wins, and David Wright is close to becoming the all-time hits leader for the Mets.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
24

66-85 4 7/25
The Jays dropped a giant goose egg last week, losing six straight to the Yankees and Rays.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
25

66-87 3 6/26
The Marlins decided the six-man rotation wasn’t doing them any good, so they are back to the conventional five. Has anything worked according to plan down in Miami this year?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
26

64-89 1 22/30
The Twins took four of six last week from the Indians and Tigers to climb out of the cellar in the AL Central for now.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

63-90 1 6/29
Carlos Santana had a monster day on Sunday, hitting two home runs and driving in five runs. A strong finish for Santana would give hope for ’13.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

59-94 2 24/30
"We're having a losing season, but it can be worse if we get over 100 losses. We want to just keep fighting and not get to 100 losses because 100 losses is too much." – Alfonso Soriano. Dream big.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
29

58-94 - 16/29
"We don't like losing one game," pitcher Jeff Francis said. "But 100 is that number that really stinks." So would 99 losses be a small victory?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

50-103 - 22/30
The Astros continue to lose, and lose in miserable fashion with lengthy games and multiple substitutions by Tony DeFrancesco.. But, hey, at least they will have the first pick in the 2013 draft!
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Orioles 73 52
Blue Jays 65 62
Yankees 63 61
Rays 61 65
Red Sox 56 70

Central Division

TEAM W L
Royals 70 56
Tigers 68 56
Indians 64 61
White Sox 59 68
Twins 55 70

Western Division

TEAM W L
Angels 75 50
Athletics 74 52
Mariners 68 58
Astros 54 73
Rangers 49 77

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Nationals 72 53
Braves 66 61
Marlins 63 63
Mets 60 68
Phillies 56 71

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 71 56
Cardinals 69 57
Pirates 65 62
Reds 61 66
Cubs 54 71

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 71 57
Giants 66 58
Padres 59 66
Diamondbacks 53 74
Rockies 50 76