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MLB Power Rankings: Week 7

Eric Luchetti and Jase Bandelow

WEEK#    
Posted May 22, 2012 01:36 PM EDT

+6

Boston Red Sox

-5

St. Louis Cardinals

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

27-16 1 1/29
Drink it up, Baltimore fans. Buck has this team playing high quality baseball.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
2

29-13 1 1/19
The injury to Mark Ellis creates a hole at second base, but the Dodgers are still one of hottest teams right now even without superstar Matt Kemp.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

26-17 2 1/5
Elvis Andrus continues to fly under the Josh Hamilton shadow as the shortstop has quietly hit at an above-average clip the entire season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

26-17 - 3/18
Tim Hudson keeps throwing gems and the Braves keep winning. Hudson’s slider has been nasty, producing ground-ball out after ground-ball out.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

25-18 - 1/15
Can the Rays keep infielders healthy? Jeff Keppinger became the latest victim after taking a foul ball to the foot. But hey, Fernando Rodney joined the 100-career save club on Saturday. So there’s that.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

25-17 - 1/18
Stephen Strasburg’s first big league home run came in his 42nd big league at-bat, which is 93 at-bats fewer than it took his college coach, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. So he’s got that to brag about.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

24-19 2 7/25
Brandon Morrow continues to pitch with confidence, capturing his second complete-game, three-hitter in May.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

23-18 4 6/29
Closer Chris Perez may have a legitimate gripe: Why are fans not showing up to watch a first-place club?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

22-20 1 5/27
Frank Francisco became the first pitcher this season to record a save by striking out the final three batters of the game with the tying run in scoring position. Good sign for the Amazin’s?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
10

23-19 1 6/26
Gaby Sanchez, the lone Marlins All-Star in 2011, was optioned to Triple A to fix his swing. Interesting move considering the Marlins still have one of the best records in the league this month.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

21-21 3 1/11
The Yanks have struggled to score runs of late, and with a 1-15 record when they score no more than three runs and a division full of contenders, they will need to figure it out soon.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
12

23-19 5 2/19
Things went from bad to worse for the Cardinals over the past week when Allen Craig and Kyle McClellan landed on DL followed by Lance Berkman tearing his meniscus.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
13

22-19 1 1/22
The Reds have had plans in the works to move Aroldis Chapman to the closer’s role, but wanted to make sure he was emotionally and physically ready. The time is now.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
14

21-21 1 3/25
The White Sox can breathe easy knowing Paul Konerko will not miss significant time after getting plunked in the eye by a Jeff Samardzija pitch.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

21-22 5 5/27
The six-game winning streak proves the Phillies are not ready to lie down just yet, even with Roy Halladay going a month between victories.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
16

22-20 - 4/16
Tim Lincecum has allowed four or more runs in six games this season after allowing four-plus in just seven contests all of last year.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
17

21-21 6 10/26
Mike Aviles had leadoff home runs in consecutive games. A Red Sox leadoff man hasn't accomplished that feat since Harry Hooper in 1913. And that, is how you integrate Harry Hooper into power rankings.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
18

20-21 5 1/21
Justin Verlander flirts with a no-no and Max Scherzer records 15 strikeouts, all swinging, in one game. The Tigers could use more of that.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

22-21 2 4/28
The injury bug bites the Athletics again as Brandon McCarthy heads to the DL in an attempt to be cautious with his sore shoulder.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

18-25 2 2/25
Mike Trout is raking for the Angels. As long as he doesn’t upset Albert, he might have a bright future.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

20-22 - 5/27
At what point do the Pirates pitchers join forces and ask to be inserted into the daily lineup? They can’t possibly produce less offense than the position players are currently providing.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

19-24 3 4/22
Chris Young returned to the lineup for the D-backs and hopefully can provide a much-needed boost to the offense.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
23

20-24 1 18/26
Justin Smoak changed his approach at the plate and it’s finally starting to get results, which has to be pleasing to Mariners fans everywhere.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
24

19-23 1 22/30
The Astros continue to hover just below the .500 mark, which is a positive considering the youth on the roster.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
25

17-25 3 12/25
Zack Greinke recorded two wins last week, and that was it for the Brewers as Rickie Weeks continues to search for his swing.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
26

16-27 3 19/30
The Padres currently have 13 players on the disabled list. Not positive, but pretty sure you need players on the field to win ballgames.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

14-27 3 22/30
The pitchers have given up more home runs than any other team in the league so far, yet the Twins still managed their first four-game winning streak of the season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

17-24 1 13/29
The starting pitchers are dropping like flies in KC. It’s too early in the season to promote their top prospects and GM Dayton Moore has some work to do.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
29

15-26 3 16/29
Currently, the Rockies’ starting rotation is being fronted by Jamie Moyer, a 49-year-old who is leading the club in games started and ERA. That ain’t good.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

15-27 2 24/30
Kerry Wood’s retirement was sad, but not as sad as the Cubs offensive production. Paging Anthony Rizzo.
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