MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: Week 22

By Shawn Ramsey
Records update; all other stats through Sunday

WEEK#    
Posted September 03, 2013 09:41 PM EDT

+4

Oakland Athletics

-5

San Diego Padres

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

82-55 - 1/25
Could Clayton Kershaw be on his way to another Cy Young Award? With a 13-8 record, a 1.72 ERA and 197 strikeouts entering the week, the 25-year-old pitcher seems like the top choice in the NL.
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2

84-53 - 1/10
Alex Wood produced the second-lowest ERA (0.90) recorded by any rookie pitcher during the month of August, but September started with him giving up seven runs to the Marlins in a loss on Sunday.
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3

81-57 - 2/11
Even though the Tigers couldn’t manage a run in Sunday’s loss to the Indians, Detroit will take Justin Verlander’s rebound after a streak of four sub-par starts as a consolation prize.
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4

82-57 1 1/20
Boston has won nine out of its last 12 after sweeping the White Sox over the weekend. With Tampa Bay reeling, the Red Sox took advantage by building a 5½-game lead in the AL East entering the week.
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5

79-58 1 1/9
The Cardinals upgrade an already good bullpen with the acquisition of John Axford from the Brewers in hopes that strong pitching will push St. Louis to another division title.
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6

80-57 1 1/27
The Pirates are all-in after acquiring Justin Morneau, Marlon Byrd and John Buck last week to help bolster their lineup just in time for the stretch run to the playoffs.
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7

79-58 4 2/17
The A’s are sitting atop to the American League wild-card race and have their eyes set on a bigger prize — taking the AL West crown for the second straight season from the Rangers.
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8

79-58 - 1/14
After losing two of three to the Twins over the weekend, the Rangers' lead over the A’s in the AL West dwindled to just one game. Texas heads to Oakland for three games to start the week.
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9

75-61 3 2/22
Tampa Bay only came away with one win last week, losing the top spot in the AL wild-card race to Oakland. The Rays will need to rebound quickly to avoid missing the playoffs altogether.
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10

73-63 - 4/15
The Orioles hope Michael Morse, who was acquired from Seattle in a waiver trade last week, will give the lineup a boost for the stretch run as Baltimore attempts to qualify for the playoffs for a second straight season.
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11

77-61 2 2/13
The Reds missed out on a chance to make a move over the Cardinals last week. Lucky for Dusty Baker's club, it gets another shot with four games vs. St. Louis to start the week.
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12

69-68 2 3/18
Jayson Werth has been one of the league’s hottest hitters since the All-Star break. Despite all the Nationals' struggles, Washington still has an outside chance at the playoffs, sitting just 6½ games behind the second wild-card spot to start the week.
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13

73-64 - 3/23
Phil Hughes has struggled, yet he has managed to keep his spot in the rotation despite a 4-13 record with a 4.86 ERA entering the week. The Yankees just don’t have another arm capable of replacing him.
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14

72-65 2 5/26
After losing five straight games, the Indians managed to avoid a sweep Sunday with a win against Detroit. At 3½ games behind the second wild-card spot, Cleveland will need to avoid more losing streaks down the stretch.
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15

71-66 1 5/26
Ervin Santana’s 8-8 record entering the week might not look like a successful season, but Friday’s loss marked the 16th time Santana has allowed two earned runs or fewer in 27 starts.
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16

64-72 2 2/26
The Angels are all but out of playoff contention, but they will try to play spoiler for contending teams down the stretch. They did go 8-1 on their recent nine-game road trip.
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17

69-67 2 7/17
Patrick Corbin was one of the biggest surprises of this season entering August with a 12-2 record and a 2.24 ERA. But in the lefty’s last six starts he has a 5.63 ERA and looks to be out of gas as the D-Backs fight for the playoffs.
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18

61-76 2 1/23
While the Giants likely aren’t going be able to defend their World Series title this fall, Brandon Belt was impressive in August with a .350 batting average and a National League-leading 23 runs scored.
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19

62-75 - 17/27
Dustin Ackley struggled last season and the first half of 2013, but the young center fielder/second baseman has found a comfort zone -- hitting .364 since the All-Star break. The 2009 second overall pick might have a bright future in Seattle.
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20

65-74 2 4/23
Todd Helton, who has said he is “99 percent” certain he will retire after his contract is up at the end of the season, recorded his 2,500th career hit Sunday in a home win against the Reds.
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21

63-75 - 12/27
Ryan Howard, who has been sidelined since early July after undergoing knee surgery, will likely stay seated for the rest of the season. With the Phillies' season already lost, there is no reason to rush the slugger back too soon.
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22

61-76 5 12/29
With Carlos Quentin, Cameron Maybin, Yasmani Grandal, and Everth Cabrera out for the rest of the season due to injuries and suspensions, inexperienced players will get a chance to prove their worth for the Padres.
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23

63-75 2 8/27
Over the last seven games, the Blue Jays have scored just 22 runs. They did win five of those games, but runs for Toronto have been hard to come by recently.
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24

58-79 - 20/28
Scott Baker hasn’t seen any big league action since 2011 with the Twins. Now, after rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, he is looking to pitch for the Cubs before the season ends.
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25

59-78 1 15/30
Khris Davis, who replaced the suspended Ryan Braun in July, batted cleanup for the first time in his career after a red-hot month of August propelled him to the prime spot in the lineup.
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26

60-76 3 19/27
After 11 successful years with the Twins, Justin Morneau was traded to the Pirates last week -- signaling the end of an era in Minnesota.
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27

62-74 1 16/29
After Matt Harvey’s injury, and in an effort to limit rookie Zack Wheeler’s innings, the Mets signed Aaron Harang for some relief down the stretch.
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28

56-80 1 14/29
Highlighting the September call-ups for the White Sox is 23-year-old right-handed pitcher Erik Johnson. He will have his first chance to make a good impression with the hopes of being a starter for the club in 2014.
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29

51-85 - 27/30
The Marlins ended a six-game losing streak Sunday after Nathan Eovaldi tossed eight shutout innings in a 7-0 win over MLB’s winningest team -- the Braves.
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30

45-92 - 28/30
Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer found a way to overcome Houston’s lack of offensive production -- don’t give up any runs -- as the lefty pitched the team’s first complete game shutout of the season on Sunday against Seattle.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Orioles 59 46
Blue Jays 58 50
Yankees 55 51
Rays 53 55
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 41
Angels 63 42
Mariners 55 51
Astros 44 64
Rangers 42 65

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Nationals 58 47
Braves 58 49
Marlins 53 54
Mets 52 56
Phillies 47 61

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 60 49
Pirates 57 49
Cardinals 56 49
Reds 53 54
Cubs 44 61

Western Division

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