MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: 6

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted May 14, 2013 07:52 PM EDT

+7

Cleveland Indians

-7

Kansas City Royals

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

24-13 - 1/14
The Rangers haven’t had the toughest schedule so far as they climb to the top, but Texas will have a test this week as it heads to Oakland and then comes home for four games against Detroit.
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2

23-13 1 1/9
Shelby Miller is anchoring an excellent rotation for the Cardinals. The rookie could be on his way to a NL Rookie of the Year award, or even a Cy Young if he can keep playing at this high level for the entire season.
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3

23-14 6 3/23
Not many thought the Yankees would be in this position this season, and that was with a healthy lineup. This team is finding ways to win with good pitching and backups until the regulars can return.
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4

23-15 4 4/15
The O’s are showing that last season’s success was no fluke with a strong lineup that is tough to get out even with the best pitcher. Hopefully SP Wei-Yin Chen can avoid the DL after leaving Sunday’s game early.
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5

23-15 - 1/23
The Giants struggled early in the week against the Phillies, but looked strong in taking a four-game series from the Braves. Ryan Vogelsong may be in trouble with his losing record and skyrocketing ERA.
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6

20-15 - 2/11
Two weeks ago, the Tigers looked to be unstoppable. This week was a different story after managing just one win in the past seven days against the Indians and Nationals.
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7

21-16 3 1/10
After starting the season as the league’s hottest team, the Braves have fallen off the cart considerably. Justin Upton’s .194 average in the month of May paired with zero home runs isn’t helping Atlanta either.
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8

22-16 6 1/20
The month of May hasn’t been good to the Red Sox so far this year. Boston has had problems keeping opponents from scoring and the news that Joel Hanrahan will be out for the season leaves questions at the closer role.
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9

22-16 4 2/13
The Reds put on an offensive show in a sweep against the Brewers, including rookie Donald Lutz, the first German-developed player in the majors, slugging his first home run on Sunday to back rebounding Bronson Arroyo.
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10

20-17 2 3/18
Ross Detwiler has been a nice surprise in the Nationals rotation this season. Too bad Stephen Strasburg hasn’t been as dominate as he has been in the past through the first quarter of the long season.
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11

21-15 7 5/26
Several ‘surprising’ teams early this season are falling back to Earth, but the Indians keep on winning, even taking two of three against the reigning AL Champions and division rival Tigers for a tie for first in the AL Central.
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12

21-16 2 1/27
The Pirates are playing well for the time being, but can they keep it up for the entire year? Second baseman Neil Walker’s return from the DL should help provide a spark in the lineup in Pittsburgh.
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13

21-17 2 7/17
The D-backs have been impressive through the first quarter of the season, but the bullpen still is having problems coughing up the lead in close games, like in Sunday’s loss to the Phillies after SP Brandon McCarthy’s gem.
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14

18-16 7 5/26
The Royals picked the wrong week to start a slump, managing just one win in series against the surging Orioles and Yankees. A long road trip against struggling AL West opponents could put Kansas City back on track.
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15

19-18 1 2/22
Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, is turning around his rough start, helping the Rays complete a sweep against the Padres to get back over .500 for the first time since early April.
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16

20-17 6 4/23
After dominating the first few weeks of the season, the Rockies have fallen flat. The offensive production has slowed considerably, including a 28-inning scoreless streak last week.
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17

19-20 6 2/17
Oakland is another story of a team that started the season hot but has failed to keep winning as the calendar rolled over to May. The bats have gone quiet as the A’s come away with just one win for the week.
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18

18-21 3 12/27
Philly appears to be heading in the right direction again. Luckily the team has a rotation anchor in Cliff Lee, who has pitched two straight gems against San Francisco and Arizona while Roy Halladay faces shoulder surgery.
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19

18-20 3 17/27
With Oakland’s recent problems, the Mariners are setting themselves up to leap past the A’s in the AL West race. Next week’s two series against the Yankees and Indians should show if Seattle is for real.
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20

17-17 5 19/27
The Twins were thought to be one of the league’s bottom teams heading into the season, but so far Minnesota is holding on with a .500 record into May. But should the AL Central’s other teams be worried yet?
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21

15-24 6 8/27
Just when the Blue Jays were starting to get written off by most, they come away with four impressive wins out of seven on the road, including a five home run slugfest in Boston on Sunday.
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22

15-20 5 15/30
Nothing much is going right in Milwaukee — the Brewers’ losing streaks are mounting as the pitching staff continues to get hammered against opponents.
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23

14-20 3 16/29
Matt Harvey’s 4-0 record could be even better if the lineup was able to produce more runs to back the starting pitcher’s great outings. Until the bats can find their way, the team will continue to underwhelm.
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24

16-21 2 12/29
Despite getting swept in Tampa Bay, the Padres were looking to be heading in the right direction earlier in the week as excellent pitching led to a sweep against the offensively weak Marlins.
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25

15-21 6 1/25
The Dodgers have invested in several big-name players, but the results aren’t there to show for it. Hyun-Jin Ryu is doing what he can to hold down the rotation while Zack Greinke is on the DL.
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26

14-23 3 2/26
Like the Dodgers, the Angels should be winning with the players they have, but aren’t. Josh Hamilton has yet to turn around his vastly underwhelming start in his first season in Anaheim.
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27

15-20 3 14/29
The White Sox haven’t had much to cheer about this season, but Chris Sale’s nearly perfect, one-hit shutout against the Angels on Sunday is at least one shining beacon.
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28

15-22 - 20/28
Chicago is one of the nation’s best ‘baseball towns,' but both of the city’s teams are failing to deliver. The Cubs are already looking to the future, locking up Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro to long-term deals to build around.
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29

11-27 - 27/30
Same story for the Marlins to explain their lack of wins this season — no offensive power to back up what few pitching strengths the team has in Jose Fernandez and Kevin Slowey.
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30

10-28 - 28/30
The Astros shook up their roster, designating struggling veterans Philip Humber and Rick Ankiel for assignment and giving the younger players in the organization a chance to get more playing time.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Orioles 73 53
Yankees 65 61
Blue Jays 65 63
Rays 63 65
Red Sox 56 72

Central Division

TEAM W L
Royals 71 56
Tigers 68 58
Indians 64 63
White Sox 59 69
Twins 57 70

Western Division

TEAM W L
Angels 76 50
Athletics 74 52
Mariners 69 58
Astros 55 74
Rangers 49 78

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Nationals 73 54
Braves 68 61
Marlins 64 63
Mets 60 69
Phillies 57 71

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 71 57
Cardinals 69 58
Pirates 66 62
Reds 61 68
Cubs 56 72

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 73 57
Giants 68 59
Padres 59 68
Diamondbacks 54 75
Rockies 50 77