MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: Week 24

By Shawn Ramsey
Records update; all other stats through Sunday

WEEK#    
Posted September 18, 2013 02:15 PM EDT

+3

Oakland Athletics

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Texas Rangers

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

92-59 - 1/20
Entering the week needing only eight wins to reach a 100-win season, the Red Sox are feeling good after sweeping the Yankees over the weekend and adding some distance between the two rivals in the AL East.
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2

86-64 - 1/25
The Dodgers are just trying to get healthy for the playoffs at this point. They certainly have not been the team they were in July, but they’ll get back on track as soon as their players get off the injury report.
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3

88-62 3 2/17
A sweep in Texas is just what the Athletics needed. They now sit with a comfortable 6½-game lead over the plummeting Rangers and are very close to sealing the deal on a second-straight AL West title.
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4

87-63 1 1/9
Matt Carpenter is excelling for the Cardinals in his first full season as a starter; the second baseman is leading the league in hits (183), runs scored (116) and doubles (50). It seems like every year somebody new steps up in this powerhouse organizationExpand Description
Matt Carpenter is excelling for the Cardinals in his first full season as a starter; the second baseman is leading the league in hits (183), runs scored (116) and doubles (50). It seems like every year somebody new steps up in this powerhouse organization.Collapse Description
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5

89-60 1 1/10
The Braves have been alone in first place for the last 161 days and the team continues to roll quietly into the playoffs, where it hopes to make some noise.
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6

87-63 1 2/11
While his 20th win of the season continues to elude him, Max Scherzer’s 12-strikeout no-decision Sunday gave the righty his seventh game this season with at least 10 K's.
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7

87-63 1 1/27
Finally. Pittsburgh fans rejoice! Your team has a winning season for the first time in two decades, and the Pirates don’t look to be stopping there either. They’re thinking World Series.
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8

82-67 2 2/22
With the division title all but out of reach, the Rays are hoping to cling to one of the AL wild-card spots in what will be a crowded race to playoffs.
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9

85-66 2 2/13
The Reds dropped two series to the two worst teams in the NL Central in the Brewers and Cubs, making the odds of Cincinnati winning the division even more slim. Cincy is still in line for a NL wild-card spot barring a complete collapse.
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10

81-69 3 5/26
Cleveland is just a half game behind Texas for a wild-card spot, but the Indians will have to fend off the pesky Royals before a cushy four-game series against the Astros. The Indians are in prime position to overtake the Rangers.
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11

79-70 1 3/18
Washington is getting hot just in time for a very late-season run. The Nationals have a chance to knock off one of the two NL Central teams in the wild-card race if they continue to play at a high level. They will need some help from the Reds if that’s goExpand Description
Washington is getting hot just in time for a very late-season run. The Nationals have a chance to knock off one of the two NL Central teams in the wild-card race if they continue to play at a high level. They will need some help from the Reds if that’s going to happen.Collapse Description
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12

79-70 1 4/15
The Orioles will need to avoid weeks like last week if they want to stay in the wild-card conversation. Series against the Red Sox and Rays aren’t exactly helping their cause.
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13

81-68 4 1/14
After a 0-6 home stand, the Rangers are now sitting at 6½ games back of the Athletics in the division. Sure Texas has the wild-card lead, but that has nearly disappeared after a seven-game losing streak.
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14

79-71 1 5/26
The Royals square off for a critical three-game series against the Indians that could make or break KC's postseason chances. This is must see baseball.
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15

79-71 1 3/23
Getting swept by the Red Sox will always sting for the Yankees, but when it potentially costs them a spot in the playoffs, that makes it hurt much worse.
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16

73-77 - 2/26
The signings of Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton have been busts so far, but at least the Angels have a star in young outfielder Mike Trout who scored his 104th run and stole his 33rd base on Sunday in a win.
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17

76-73 - 7/17
Paul Goldschmidt continues to lead Arizona offensively this season after going 4 for 4 Sunday in a five-RBI day against the Rockies, but the D-backs will need a miracle to even have a chance of grabbing a wild-card spot.
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18

69-81 1 1/23
Even though he won’t be helping his team win another pennant, Hunter Pence has been having a historically great September with nine home runs, 25 RBI and a .421 average entering the week.
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19

70-80 1 12/27
The Phillies were officially eliminated from playoff contention Saturday, making it two consecutive years Philadelphia has missed the postseason.
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20

69-80 1 12/29
Will Venable stole his 20th base of the season Sunday against the Braves, making the Padres outfielder only the eighth in team history to have a 20-homer, 20-steal season.
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21

66-83 3 15/30
Statistically, Aramis Ramirez is having the worst season of his career for the Brewers. Though his bum knee and lack of production is nothing but a footnote on a very weird lost season in Milwaukee.
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22

69-82 1 4/23
After 17 years with the Rockies, Todd Helton will retire at the end of the season, ending a very successful career for the Colorado first baseman.
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23

66-84 3 17/27
The Mariners sent shortstop Brendan Ryan to the Yankees, and while he was never known for his offense, his defense will be missed on a Seattle team that ranks near the bottom defensively.
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24

68-81 2 8/27
The Blue Jays had hoped they would be in the middle of a pennant race at this point in the season, instead Toronto is evaluating it’s young talent for next year.
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25

63-87 - 20/28
Anthony Rizzo’s low batting average doesn’t necessarily reflect the season he is having, the Cubs first baseman has 22 homers and 72 walks entering the week.
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26

67-82 - 16/29
Matt Harvey will get the results of his second opinion this week on his injured right elbow. The promising young All-Star pitcher hopes to avoid Tommy John surgery that would sideline him until the 2015 season.
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27

64-85 - 19/27
Ron Gardenhire has had a successful tenure as the manager for the Twins since his hiring in 2002, but his era might be coming to an end after another disappointing season in Minnesota.
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28

55-95 - 27/30
Jose Fernandez made news last week for admiring his first-career home run a little too long against the Braves, but when the Marlins as a team hit so few home runs, why not take some time to enjoy the rare feat?
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29

59-91 - 14/29
So much for spoiling opposing teams' playoff chances, the White Sox dropped two of three against the Tigers and were swept in four games by Cleveland.
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30

51-99 - 28/30
With four series remaining in the season — all against teams in contention — the Astros’ young players will get a chance to see what a playoff environment looks like despite Houston being nowhere near the postseason picture.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Yankees 16 9
Orioles 12 11
Rays 13 12
Red Sox 12 13
Blue Jays 12 14

Central Division

TEAM W L
Tigers 17 9
Royals 16 9
Twins 13 12
Indians 9 15
White Sox 8 14

Western Division

TEAM W L
Astros 18 7
Angels 11 14
Athletics 11 15
Mariners 10 15
Rangers 8 16

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Mets 16 10
Braves 12 13
Marlins 12 13
Nationals 12 14
Phillies 9 17

Central Division

TEAM W L
Cardinals 18 6
Cubs 13 10
Reds 12 13
Pirates 12 13
Brewers 7 18

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 16 8
Padres 14 12
Giants 12 13
Rockies 11 13
Diamondbacks 10 14