MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: Week 16

By Shawn Ramsey

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Posted July 24, 2013 05:32 AM EDT

+3

Tampa Bay Rays

-5

Toronto Blue Jays

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

59-37 1 1/9
Adam Wainwright keeps on rolling, leading the strong pitching staff which may get a boost soon from Chris Carpenter -- who has started making rehab starts for the Triple-A club in Memphis.
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2

60-41 1 1/20
The second half of the season kicked off with one of the most heated rivalries in baseball with the Red Sox meeting the Yankees as Boston attempts to keep up its AL-East dominance to return to the playoffs.
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3

58-39 - 1/27
The Pirates salvaged their series against the Reds as Jeff Locke led Pittsburgh with the team’s successful first-half blueprint — great pitching, with just enough offense to win.
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4

58-41 - 2/17
Bartolo Colon threw a complete-game, four-hit shutout to improve to 13-3, helping the A's avoid a sweep against the Angels, as the veteran right-hander’s continues his impressive season.
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5

59-41 3 2/22
The Rays swept the struggling Blue Jays over the weekend and can take over first place in the AL East with a critical four-game series against the Red Sox on deck.
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6

54-44 1 2/11
Justin Verlander was roughed up by the Royals Saturday, giving up five earned runs on eight hits. The Tigers hope it isn’t a sign of things to come for their ace.
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7

57-43 3 4/15
Baltimore is showing it means business, kicking off the second half with a sweep of the Rangers in Texas behind Matt Wieters' bat. The catcher went 6 for 12 with two RBI and four runs during the first series after the break.
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8

56-43 1 1/10
Mike Minor pitched a complete game Sunday against the White Sox and still took the loss without any help from his lineup. If the Braves want to hold onto the NL East, the bats will need to heat up once again.
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9

56-43 - 2/13
Three teams from the NL Central could be playing in October if the first-half trend continues for the Cardinals, Pirates and Reds. Cincinnati however, would rather just win the division and avoid a one-game, wild-card playoff.
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10

55-44 4 1/14
Texas begins the second half the wrong way after getting swept by the Orioles at home as the bats have yet to return from the break.
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11

52-47 - 3/23
Mariano Rivera stole the show at the All-Star Game, pitching a perfect eighth inning. The Yankees closer even managed to get an unprecedented standing ovation at Fenway Park as he closed out Saturday’s game in Boston.
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12

51-47 1 1/25
The Dodgers enjoyed a share of first place briefly on Sunday after sweeping the Nationals (at least until the Diamondbacks won, anyway). That is still an accomplishment, considering how far LA has come this season.
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13

52-47 2 5/26
The Tribe had a chance to overtake the Tigers in the division over the weekend, but couldn’t take care of business against the Twins, losing two out of three on the road to start the second half.
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14

51-48 - 7/17
The Diamondbacks should be feeling the heat from the Dodgers, who are only a half-game behind in the NL West, after avoiding a sweep in the second-half opening series against the Giants.
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15

49-50 1 12/27
The Phillies have a slim chance to take their division, so this team isn’t likely to be trading away Cliff Lee and Chase Utley at the deadline as some have previously speculated.
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16

48-51 4 3/18
The Nationals were hoping a fresh start after the break would be good for the club, which was below expectations in the first half. But the resurgent Dodgers knocked the Nats back under .500, making the hill a bit steeper.
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17

46-51 - 2/26
Ten games out of first place entering the week; the Angels did start the second half on the right foot by taking two of three from the division-leading A’s.
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18

45-51 - 5/26
Perhaps a break was just what the Royals needed. Kansas City stopped a five-game losing streak by taking down the division-leading Tigers on Friday and even bested Justin Verlander on Saturday to take a series win.
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19

47-52 2 17/27
Seattle is on a seven-game winning streak after sweeping the Astros over the weekend. Rookie catcher Mike Zunino is providing stability behind the plate, but his bat hasn’t yet caught up to his stellar defense.
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20

44-53 - 20/28
Trade rumors continue to swirl around the Cubs, who have a different look to the roster now that Matt Garza is gone with others possibly soon to follow.
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21

45-53 2 1/23
Matt Cain could be on his way to turning things around after a disastrous first half. Saturday, the Giants ace only pitched five innings, giving up two runs with four hits, but was good enough to earn the win against Arizona.
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22

48-52 - 4/23
The Rockies get a boost in their powerful lineup, which had recently been in a rut, with the return of Dexter Fowler to the leadoff spot after spending the past few weeks on the DL.
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23

42-54 2 19/27
The Twins did take two out of three from the Indians in the first series of the second half, but only managed two hits in the finale against Justin Masterson, who had a no-hitter going until the seventh inning.
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24

45-53 5 8/27
Swept in the first series back from the All-Star break, R.A. Dickey and Mark Buehrle lost back-to-back games — sounds like the Blue Jays woes aren’t over yet.
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25

43-52 1 16/29
Matt Harvey started his second half by outdueling Phillies ace Cliff Lee on Sunday. The Mets offense finally provided Harvey with the support that eluded him for much of the season.
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26

44-56 - 12/29
The Padres are spiraling downward quickly, with just three wins in July entering this week. More bad news in San Diego: starting pitcher Jason Marquis was placed on the disabled list.
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27

39-57 1 14/29
Jake Peavy’s impressive Saturday return from the disabled list was rewarded by the lineup scoring 10 runs on 13 hits, which for the White Sox offense is a big deal.
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28

36-61 1 27/30
The Marlins couldn’t score any runs in three games against the Brewers over the weekend, showing exactly why the Miami hitters are ranked last in most offensive categories this season.
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29

33-65 1 28/30
Eric Bedard allowed no hits in his start Saturday, but pulled himself in the seventh due to a tiring arm. The Astros allowed four unearned runs and Bedard was pinned with the loss. How much more unlucky can Houston get?
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30

41-57 3 15/30
Three straight shutout wins to open the second half was a good thing for the struggling ball club, even if they came against the offensively anemic Marlins. Of course, the Ryan Braun suspension makes a down season even worse.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Orioles 79 57
Yankees 70 65
Blue Jays 69 67
Rays 67 71
Red Sox 60 77

Central Division

TEAM W L
Royals 75 61
Tigers 75 62
Indians 70 65
White Sox 62 75
Twins 60 77

Western Division

TEAM W L
Angels 83 53
Athletics 79 58
Mariners 73 63
Astros 59 79
Rangers 53 84

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Nationals 78 58
Braves 72 66
Marlins 67 69
Mets 64 74
Phillies 63 74

Central Division

TEAM W L
Cardinals 74 63
Brewers 73 64
Pirates 71 66
Reds 66 71
Cubs 62 76

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 77 61
Giants 75 63
Padres 65 71
Diamondbacks 57 80
Rockies 55 83