MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: Week 9

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted June 03, 2013 04:32 PM EDT

+7

Tampa Bay Rays

-6

New York Yankees

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

37-19 - 1/9
Despite having the best record in the league, the Cardinals still have to look over their shoulder for the Reds and Pirates who are riding on their heels in the NL Central.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
2

35-22 1 2/13
If the Reds want to take first place in the NL Central, June is the month to do it. Cincinnati will play two games against the hot Pirates and a series against the Cardinals at home.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

35-21 1 1/14
While the pitching staff has mostly been terrific this season, the Rangers’ typically dominant lineup has gone through several power outages in the first two months of the season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

35-22 2 1/27
Tied for the second-best record in the league, the Pirates are showing they have what it takes to win. If they can hold their own in upcoming games against the Reds and Cardinals, the Bucs could take the NL Central crown.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

34-22 1 1/10
Justin Upton has thrived in his new home in Atlanta, but his brother, B.J. Upton has struggled greatly, sporting a sub-.200 batting average for the year. Perhaps B.J.’s walk-off single on Saturday will help restore the outfielder’s confidence.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

35-23 1 1/20
What a difference a small face-lift can make for a club in disarray. Unlike Bobby Valentine last season, John Farrell has kept himself out of the headlines, which is a good thing for a manager, and a key to the Red Sox turnaround.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

32-24 3 7/17
Expected to be a back-of-the-rotation pitcher, Patrick Corbin has looked more like a Cy Young candidate this season for the Diamondbacks, sporting a 9-0 record and a 2.06 ERA after Sunday’s win over the Cubs.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

32-25 4 4/15
The Orioles are experiencing a second straight successful season with a lot of thanks going to Chris Davis, who slugged his 20th home run of the season, part of a come-from-behind victory Sunday against the Tigers.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

31-25 7 2/22
Unlike Rays teams of years past that relied on strong pitching, this season’s club is thriving off a potent lineup, getting contributions from nearly everyone offensively.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
10

34-24 3 2/17
Oakland’s team batting average is one of the lowest in the AL, but the lineup is finding different ways to get on base and score runs, creating headaches for opposing pitchers.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

30-25 3 2/11
Nothing comes easy in the MLB, and the Tigers are experiencing that firsthand as they struggle to put together long winning streaks in a quest to make the World Series for a second-straight season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
12

30-27 3 1/23
Tim Lincecum’s slump has continued into this season from last year, causing the two-time Cy Young winner to bounce back and forth between the rotation and bullpen.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
13

31-25 6 3/23
After a shockingly good start to the season, the Yankees are stumbling; luckily injured veterans are gradually making a comeback from the DL with Andy Pettitte and Mark Teixeira returning this week.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
14

30-26 3 5/26
The Indians were looking to be this season’s surprise team, but have fallen back to mediocrity in the past two weeks. The main culprit has been the struggling rotation, other than Justin Masterson.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

28-29 - 3/18
Jayson Werth’s return to the lineup this week should help provide a spark to an underwhelming lineup, especially with Nationals young superstar Bryce Harper on the DL.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
16

30-27 2 4/23
After an excellent start to the season, the Rockies lineup has recently experienced some problems scoring runs, leaving 38 runners on base while dropping three of four to the Astros last week.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
17

27-30 - 12/27
Cliff Lee is still dominating opposing lineups and Domonic Brown is having his own hot-hitting streak, but the rest of the team is struggling to do their part in putting together wins.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
18

26-30 3 12/29
Carlos Quentin is reversing his previous hitting problems, becoming the lineup’s strong offensive force he is expected to be as the Padres continue to play well.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

25-32 1 2/26
The hot streak in LA was quickly extinguished as the Angels dropped two against the slumping Dodgers and lost three straight at home to the Astros after Sunday’s game.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

24-33 - 8/27
Nothing new for this year’s underwhelming Blue Jays squad as they continue to lose games despite a star-studded roster. Hopefully Josh Johnson’s return from the DL can light a spark for the team.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

23-32 6 20/28
Not a bad week for the Cubs who took three games in a weather-shortened series against their interleague rival White Sox. If Chicago can keep this up, they will avoid the cellar of the tough NL Central.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

25-29 3 19/27
After two horrible weeks, the Twins finally kicked the slump last week against the Brewers and Mariners, who are having problems of their own this season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
23

24-30 4 14/29
After reaching .500 last week, the White Sox managed to lose all their games last week, knocking the South Siders right back down in the standings with a season-high six-game losing streak.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
24

23-32 1 1/25
Things just keep getting worse for the Dodgers as their starters’ injuries start to pile up, causing manager Don Mattingly headaches as he searches for quick fixes to get this team back on track.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
25

24-33 1 17/27
The already anemic lineup has sorely missed the big bat of Michael Morse. And with Justin Smoak being placed on the 15-day DL, Seattle has to rely on pitching even more than usual.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
26

23-31 4 5/26
The Royals maybe aren’t quite as ready to contend as their front office hoped after making a flurry of offseason moves to make the jump from rebuilding to contending.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

22-32 1 16/29
The Mets swept the season series against the Yankees for the first time in their history, but they followed up their stellar performance with a dud, getting swept by the lowly Marlins in Miami.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

20-37 1 28/30
After a five-game winning streak, including taking three from the hot Angels in LA through Sunday, the Astros aren’t looking so bad. They are a very young team and any success will help build confidence.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
29

21-34 3 15/30
Long losing streaks have plagued the Brewers this season, but the team did manage to win two straight games for the first time in over a month against the Phillies, until coughing up another loss on Sunday.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

16-41 - 27/30
The Marlins did end a nine-game losing streak, sweeping the Mets at home over the weekend, but Miami still looks far from being competitive anytime soon in this league.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets

 

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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
x-Orioles 96 66
Yankees 84 78
Blue Jays 83 79
Rays 77 85
Red Sox 71 91

Central Division

TEAM W L
x-Tigers 90 72
y-Royals 89 73
Indians 85 77
White Sox 73 89
Twins 70 92

Western Division

TEAM W L
x-Angels 98 64
y-Athletics 88 74
Mariners 87 75
Astros 70 92
Rangers 67 95

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
x-Nationals 96 66
Braves 79 83
Mets 79 83
Marlins 77 85
Phillies 73 89

Central Division

TEAM W L
x-Cardinals 90 72
y-Pirates 88 74
Brewers 82 80
Reds 76 86
Cubs 73 89

Western Division

TEAM W L
x-Dodgers 94 68
y-Giants 88 74
Padres 77 85
Rockies 66 96
Diamondbacks 64 98