MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: 3

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted April 22, 2013 05:05 PM EDT

+9

Colorado Rockies

-7

Detroit Tigers

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

13-5 - 1/10
The Braves lost a series for the first time this season, but that doesn’t mean this team is slowing down. Justin Upton leads the league with nine home runs, which is more than the Royals and Marlins each have as a team.
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2

12-7 - 1/23
Tim Lincecum looked like his old self last week against the Padres, and Barry Zito showed his horrendous start was just a fluke, bouncing back with a gem of his own.
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3

12-7 1 2/17
Ryan Cook and Sean Doolittle hold down the fort until Grant Balfour swoops in for the save. The A’s bullpen isn’t to be taken lightly, as it has played a huge role in the team’s success this season.
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4

12-6 2 1/14
The Rangers pitching staff continues it’s dominance and the lineup looks to be heating up recently after starting the season slow. This combination will be tough for the rest of the league.
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5

12-6 6 1/20
While the city of Boston is recovering from tragedy, the Red Sox are doing all they can to help their city through hard times, as they are surprising everyone with a phenomenal start to the season.
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6

13-5 9 4/23
Instead of using it as an excuse, the Rockies are using Coors Field as an advantage with only one home loss this season. If the pitching keeps performing at a high level, Colorado could be this season’s biggest surprise.
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7

11-8 3 2/13
The Reds showed exactly why they should be considered one of baseball’s most dangerous teams, recovering from a disastrous week by sweeping the Phillies and taking three of four from the Marlins in impressive fashion.
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8

10-8 3 1/9
Yadier Molina has the ability to change the outcome of contests with his game calling and golden arm. The Gold Glover can take at least some of the credit for the dominance of the Cardinals pitching staff this season.
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9

10-8 2 3/18
They haven’t been as dominant as everyone expected so far, nevertheless, the Nationals are still off to a decent start while riding the hot bat of their young slugger Bryce Harper.
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10

9-9 7 2/11
The 1-2-3 punch of Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Torii Hunter in the lineup has been leading the Tigers, but a sweep at the hands of the Angels brings up big questions in Detroit.
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11

10-7 2 5/26
The Royals have their eyes on October. The organization’s offseason moves to improve the rotation are paying off and the lineup is producing from top to bottom.
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12

10-8 - 4/15
The rotation remains a problem, but luckily Chris Davis, Adam Jones and the rest of the lineup is picking up slack as the O’s keep winning series.
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13

10-8 5 7/17
The D-backs fell back to Earth last week after struggling to win games on the road. Didi Gregorius has been a pleasant surprise taking over the shortstop position, sparking a comeback win against the red-hot Rockies on Sunday.
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14

10-7 3 3/23
The Yankees are sure to be disappointed with the news their captain Derek Jeter won’t return until after the All-Star break. Despite being plagued with injuries, the Yanks are still finding ways to keep winning.
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15

8-10 6 1/25
Getting swept by San Diego, part of last week’s six-game losing streak, never looks good. At least Matt Kemp is starting to show signs of breaking out of his slump with a three-hit performance against Baltimore on Sunday.
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16

9-8 - 16/29
We’ve heard about Matt Harvey, but what about John Buck this season? Part of the R.A. Dickey to Toronto deal, the catcher is leading the strong Mets lineup in home runs and RBIs.
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17

10-8 6 1/27
The Pirates upward swing continues as the Bucs took three of four from the Braves, becoming the first team this season to take a series from the league’s best team.
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18

7-10 - 2/26
Could these be the Angels that were so hyped in the offseason? The Halos broke out the bats in a series sweep against the Tigers, and the test will continue as they face the Rangers this week.
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19

9-8 7 15/30
After a terrible start to the season, the Brewers are beginning to show signs of breaking out of their slump. Ryan Braun is doing well making up for the absence of Corey Hart and Aramis Ramirez in the middle of the lineup.
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20

8-10 2 2/22
The Rays showed they are perhaps turning the corner after sweeping a three-game series from one of the best teams in the A’s behind excellent pitching. If Tampa Bay can keep this up, it will be right in the thick of the AL East race.
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21

8-11 7 12/27
Michael Young has been a pleasant surprise after an offseason trade, and Chase Utley is leading an otherwise struggling lineup. The pitching still remains a concern and will need more offensive support throughout the year.
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22

8-11 3 8/27
So much for the ‘Blue Jays to the World Series’ buzz after the organization put together what should be a contending team in the offseason. At least R.A. Dickey is appearing to get back on track with two straight wins.
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23

8-7 2 19/27
Joe Mauer is the lone bright spot in an otherwise struggling lineup. Pair that with a mediocre pitching staff, and the Twins will have a difficult road ahead.
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24

7-10 4 5/26
Nothing like a 19-run drubbing of the Astros to get the Indians offense looking good. If the pitching – other than Justin Masterson - can get it together, the Indians could have a good team on their hands.
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25

7-11 4 14/29
Adam Dunn snapped a career-long hitless streak on Sunday, and Jeff Keppinger is still working on his own hitting drought. The pitching is fine, but the inept lineup won’t win any games for the White Sox.
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26

7-13 2 17/27
The Mariners had a tough week facing Detroit and traveling to Texas, but the lineup has to find ways to put together runs if Seattle wants to get anywhere this season.
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27

5-12 - 20/28
Football has the term ‘defense wins championships,’ but it can’t hurt to have some D in baseball as well. The Cubs have allowed 14 unearned runs in their first 17 games, basically handing away free games to opponents.
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28

5-13 1 12/29
The Padres pitching staff held down the struggling Dodgers for a sweep last week. That is enough to keep the Friars from sitting at No. 30 in the rankings.
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29

5-13 1 28/30
Joes Altuve is looking like the real deal, but he alone can’t save an Astros lineup that continues to strike out at an extreme rate. The pitching isn’t any help either, as it sits at the bottom of the league in nearly every category.
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30

4-15 - 27/30
Same old story for the Marlins; they can’t score runs and Giancarlo Stanton can’t shake off his nightmare start to the season. At least Miami has LeBron James and the Heat to root for.
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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