MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: Week 13

By Shawn Ramsey

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Posted July 02, 2013 06:47 AM EDT

+6

Los Angeles Angels

-8

San Francisco Giants

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

51-30 2 1/27
The Pirates, yes the Pirates, hold the best record in the majors entering this week. This team looks to have it all, with great pitching and an excellent lineup making the Bucs a team to fear once again after 20-plus years.
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2

48-34 - 1/14
Yu Darvish finally notched a win for the first time in eight starts, with help from young Rangers Leonys Martin and Engel Beltre. Both could find more playing time, given David Murphy’s struggles this season.
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3

50-34 2 1/20
The Red Sox have 50 wins entering July, the American League’s best record. The resiliency of the team continues to show under the new direction of manager John Farrell despite injuries and bullpen struggles.
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4

49-32 3 1/9
After weeks of domination, the Cardinals have hit a rough patch, a 2-6 stretch heading into this week. They had no series wins in three tries, losing the MLB’s best record and first place in the National League Central to the Pirates.
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5

48-35 3 2/17
The A’s are a good team, but they need to consistently play at the level they did last week against two of the National League’s best teams, the Cardinals and Reds, to pass the Rangers in the AL West.
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6

47-36 1 4/15
After a weekend sweep of the Yankees, the Orioles like where they sit in the division. If Baltimore can find another pitching piece before the trade deadline, it could take the AL East.
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7

48-34 3 1/10
The Braves railed for their 23rd comeback victory of the season Saturday against the Diamondbacks, tops in the National League. This team doesn’t quit when it gets down.
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8

47-36 4 2/13
The Reds will be looking to put June behind them after going 12-15 for the month. They sit 5-1/2 games back of the surging Pirates in the NL Central entering this week.
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9

43-38 3 2/11
Max Scherzer ran his record to 12-0 by defeating the Rays on Friday night. He became the first starting pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1986 to open a season with the mark.
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10

44-38 5 5/26
Justin Masterson turned in his third shutout of the season Sunday, the most in the majors this season, picking up his 10th win as he continues to lead the Indians.
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11

44-39 5 2/22
David Price will make his return to the Rays after missing six weeks because of injury. The reigning AL Cy Young winner hopes he has regained some of last season’s sparkle during his time on the DL.
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12

42-39 1 3/23
Robinson Cano is lacking firepower around him in the lineup. He's on pace end the season with a career high in walks and will not get many good pitches to hit until more power returns to the team.
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13

41-41 4 8/27
Despite the team’s recent climb, the Blue Jays still sit in the basement of the AL East, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing considering they are only 8-1/2 games back of Boston with plenty of time to make up ground.
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14

42-40 4 3/18
The Nationals reinstate Bryce Harper from the DL after he misses 31 games. He's back just in time to help the team make a turnaround from a slow first half of the season.
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15

42-40 3 7/17
The Diamondbacks came away with only one win last week but still continue to lead the weaker-than-expected NL West, with the other four teams hot on their heels.
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16

39-43 6 2/26
The Angels have a six-game winning streak entering the week, but the competition heats up with games against the Cardinals and Red Sox.
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17

41-42 - 4/23
The Rockies started out as a surprise team but now are mediocre at the halfway point. Luckily, the NL West is a weak division, giving Colorado a chance to still make some noise.
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18

38-41 1 5/26
Despite struggling recently, the Royals are far from being eliminated early. They are only 4-1/2 games back of the division leaders entering this week. Maybe being buyers at the trade deadline can get Kansas City over the hump.
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19

38-43 5 1/25
The Dodgers are on the rise, finally, and it is thanks mostly to the rookie sensation Yasiel Puig, who seemingly has single-handedly given the team new life.
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20

40-43 6 12/29
The Padres’ surge was nice to see in a young, rebuilding team. But, unfortunately, it wasn’t going to last forever. They had to come back to down to earth sometime this season.
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21

39-43 8 1/23
This team isn’t looking like defending World Series champions, even with almost the same roster in place as last year. The Giants need to turn things around quickly, or they will be watching the playoffs at home.
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22

39-44 2 12/27
Domonic Brown, not Ryan Howard nor Chase Utley, is leading the Phillies in most team offense categories this season. Brown has 21 home runs, 57 RBI and an .866 OPS entering the week.
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23

36-42 2 19/27
The Twins finally have something to look forward to after the impressive debut of Kyle Gibson, who became Minnesota’s first first-round pick to win a start in his major league debut.
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24

35-47 1 17/27
The 41-year-old Raul Ibanez is leading the Mariners offensively this season, with 19 home runs and 45 RBI entering the week, while Seattle also looks to its future. Top prospects Mike Zunino and Nick Franklin are getting plenty of chances to shine.
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25

35-45 2 20/28
Edwin Jackson started June with a 1-7 record but has looked to be turning over a new leaf, going 3-3 for the month while gradually lowering his inflated ERA.
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26

34-45 - 16/29
Zack Wheeler won in his major league debut in Atlanta, but his first start in New York didn’t go so well against the Nationals. Washington tagged the young right-hander for five earned runs, resulting in his first loss.
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27

32-49 2 15/30
The Brewers managed only four hits Sunday in a 14-inning game against the Pirates, with three coming off the bat of Martin Maldonado. The lack of offense has helped Milwaukee settle into the basement of the NL Central.
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28

32-47 - 14/29
Chris Sale picked up another tough-luck loss, his seventh loss of the season, against the Indians on Sunday. The White Sox still can’t manage to score runs for its respectable pitching staff.
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29

30-51 1 27/30
The Marlins' record for June was 15-10, the best for the month out of all of the NL East clubs. That makes things a little more exciting in Miami after a terrible start to the season.
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30

30-53 1 28/30
Brett Wallace, once a highly touted prospect, gets the call back to the big-league club after a stint in Triple-A. Let’s see whether he can produce this time around for the Astros.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Orioles 59 46
Blue Jays 58 50
Yankees 55 51
Rays 53 54
Red Sox 48 59

Central Division

TEAM W L
Tigers 57 46
Royals 53 52
Indians 52 54
White Sox 52 55
Twins 48 57

Western Division

TEAM W L
Athletics 66 40
Angels 63 42
Mariners 55 51
Astros 43 64
Rangers 42 65

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Nationals 57 47
Braves 58 49
Marlins 53 53
Mets 51 56
Phillies 47 60

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 59 49
Pirates 57 49
Cardinals 56 49
Reds 53 53
Cubs 44 61

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 60 47
Giants 57 50
Padres 47 59
Diamondbacks 46 61
Rockies 43 63