MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: Week 17

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted July 30, 2013 08:08 PM EDT

+4

Los Angeles Dodgers

-4

Texas Rangers

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

62-41 - 1/9
The Cardinals were swept over the weekend by the Braves, and followed with a trip to Pittsburgh for a five-game series. If St. Louis can’t find the win column quickly, the Pirates could overtake the Redbirds in the division.
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2

63-43 3 2/22
No, the Rays didn't start the week in first place in the AL East, but they did grab the top spot briefly over the weekend, which, considering how far this team has come, is a big accomplishment in its own.
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3

63-44 1 1/20
The Sox opened the week on top of the division, barely, after salvaging one win against the surging Rays. Instead of destroying a phone with his bat; David Ortiz went back to destroying baseballs on Sunday, going 4 for 4 with a homer.
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4

62-42 1 1/27
The Pirates are set for what could be the biggest five-game series of their season starting Monday against St. Louis. Just 1½ games back in the division entering the week, Pittsburgh has a chance to take over first place.
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5

63-43 1 2/17
Thanks to the Rangers' struggles so far in the second half and the A's continued quality play, Oakland has taken a commanding six-game lead in the division entering the week.
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6

59-45 - 2/11
Luckily there is more to a baseball club than just one player. Justin Verlander has hardly looked like his old self, getting hit hard in his two starts after the All-Star break -- allowing 12 earned runs in the span.
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7

61-45 1 1/10
Tim Hudson was on a four-game winning streak before his season ended when Eric Young Jr. of the Mets inadvertently stepped on the pitcher’s ankle on a play at first base.
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8

56-48 4 1/25
LA fans can breathe a sigh of relief now that their club is finally living up to the lofty expectations it faced prior to the start of the season.
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9

58-48 2 4/15
It’s not quite time to panic about Chris Davis’ post-break performance, but there is reason for concern in Baltimore. The slugger has yet to hit a homer, with only four RBI in the 10 games since starting the All-Star Game.
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10

59-48 1 2/13
The Reds took advantage of the slumping Giants starting the week, but didn’t fare well against the surging Dodgers. Next weekend’s series against the Cardinals could be a crossroads for Cincinnati.
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11

57-48 2 5/26
Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez set the table for two straight shutouts in a sweep of the struggling Rangers over the weekend, keeping the Indians in a tight race with the Tigers in the AL Central.
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12

55-50 1 3/23
Derek Jeter homers in his first at-bat back from the DL, and recently acquired Alfonso Soriano also has a monster game the same day. Could the Yankees be having flashbacks of their 103-win season in 2002?
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13

54-51 1 7/17
With the two wild-card spots appearing to be going to the second- and third-place NL Central teams, the Diamondbacks will need to find a way to pass the red-hot Dodgers, who took over first in the NL West.
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14

57-49 4 1/14
Good news, recently acquired Matt Garza pitched well in his Rangers debut against the Yankees. Bad news, Texas has now lost 12 of its last 15 games and are six games back of Oakland.
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15

51-51 3 5/26
Back at .500, the Royals are getting hot at the right time of the season and putting themselves in a position to make a move towards the playoffs -- as many thought they would last offseason.
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16

52-54 - 3/18
After the break, Washington faced two of the league’s hottest teams and came away with just one win, but the Nationals fared better over the weekend -- taking three of four from the Mets.
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17

50-55 2 17/27
The Mariners have been playing well since returning from the break, but will be in for a big test as they head to the East Coast to take on the Red Sox and Orioles.
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18

49-56 3 12/27
Losers of eight straight, the Phillies’ season appears to be all but over. Still, the team doesn’t appear to be willing to trade of any of its big names away before the deadline.
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19

48-56 2 2/26
Albert Pujols is possibly out for the season with a muscle tear in his left foot. Hopefully taking the time to recover will prove worthwhile for the Angels slugger as he has underperformed this season.
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20

48-56 - 20/28
Are the Cubs done trading players away? The team is prepping for the future, but a successful 10-game road trip has to leave at least some good feelings for the lovable losers.
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21

51-56 1 4/23
After the All-Star break, the Rockies went 5-5 against three of the worst teams in the league. Colorado won’t fare as well against the Braves and Pirates if the Rockies play the same this week as they did the last.
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22

45-57 1 19/27
Twins GM Terry Ryan has said no player is off limits at the trade deadline as he continues to listen to deals. So how different will this roster look next week?
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23

46-58 2 1/23
President Obama honored the Giants at the White House for winning the 2012 World Series, reminding fans just how far this team has fallen as it sits in last place of the NL West.
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24

49-58 2 12/29
Good news in San Diego, if the Giants continue to play like they have, the Padres may avoid the NL West cellar. Plus, the Friars have shown they are capable and could go on a similar run in the second half.
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25

48-57 1 8/27
The Blue Jays stopped their losing streak by taking on the lowly Astros at home. But this week against the tougher opponents in the AL West, Toronto will have to play its best to keep turning things around.
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26

47-56 1 16/29
Last season, the Mets stayed put during the trade deadline. This year may be no different with the club wanting to hold on to the core of David Wright, Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler as a starting place for the future.
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27

40-64 1 27/30
Miami had a surprisingly solid week, highlighted by taking two of three from one of the league’s best in the Pirates. This week, the Marlins take on the Mets, who Miami has had success against this season.
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28

40-63 1 14/29
The White Sox are another team that could have a completely different look by this time next week. A disastrous year has Chicago set to start the rebuilding process.
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29

44-61 1 15/30
The Brewers weren’t experiencing success this season even before the Ryan Braun suspension news last week. Without their star slugger, they will just be that much worse.
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30

35-69 1 28/30
Houston has the worst record in baseball and is poised to take the No.1 pick in the MLB Draft for a third straight year, which could help the Astros reach contention in just a couple short years.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Orioles 75 56
Yankees 69 62
Blue Jays 67 66
Rays 65 68
Red Sox 58 75

Central Division

TEAM W L
Royals 74 58
Tigers 71 60
Indians 67 64
White Sox 60 72
Twins 58 74

Western Division

TEAM W L
Angels 79 53
Athletics 78 54
Mariners 72 60
Astros 56 78
Rangers 52 80

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Nationals 75 57
Braves 69 64
Marlins 65 67
Mets 62 71
Phillies 61 72

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 73 60
Cardinals 71 61
Pirates 69 64
Reds 64 69
Cubs 59 73

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 76 58
Giants 70 62
Padres 62 70
Diamondbacks 55 78
Rockies 53 79