MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: 12

Regular season

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted June 23, 2014 04:50 PM EDT

+5

Kansas City Royals

-7

Colorado Rockies

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

47-29 - 1/10
Oakland has MLB’s best winning percentage as it maintains its impressive run differential of +135 as of Monday. Josh Reddick’s expected to return this week should give the A’s yet another weapon.
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2

47-30 1 1/22
The Brewers hold the NL’s best record entering the week as Jonathan Lucroy continues to be the team’s MVP hitting .331/.397/.520 with a .917 OPS in 71 games this season.
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3

45-30 1 1/16
The Giants have been in a tailspin lately. Is it just a trend that will fix itself during the season, or is San Francisco showing its true colors as the Dodgers continue to close the gap in the NL West?
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4

41-33 2 1/19
Mike Trout’s 13-game hitting streak ended Friday and he enters the week hitting .306/.395/.593 along with 16 home runs and 54 RBI. He is also second among all AL players in votes to start the All-Star Game.
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5

41-35 - 1/11
Starting pitchers Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia have both been placed on the 15-day DL. Wacha, last season’s NLCS MVP, has a 5-5 record with a 2.79 ERA and Garcia leaves with a 3-1 mark and a 4.12 ERA this season.
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6

42-35 2 3/22
Despite losing seven of their last 10 games, the Blue Jays still hold a slim lead in the AL East over the Yankees and Orioles. Losing Brett Lawrie’s to a fractured finger isn’t doing Toronto any favors either.
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7

40-32 - 1/10
Justin Verlander turned in the strong outing he needed with a win over the Indians Sunday. In his three previous starts, the Tigers ace had given up 19 earned runs, and his ERA ballooned to 4.98.
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8

39-35 - 8/18
Despite taking his second loss of the season, moving his record to 11-2, Masahiro Tanaka turned his 15th consecutive quality start in what could be a Cy Young year for the Japanese rookie.
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9

42-35 1 2/12
Clayton Kershaw pitched one of the best games in baseball history in his no-hitter against Colorado Wednesday. He struck out 15 and didn’t allow a walk with the only base runner coming on a Hanley Ramirez throwing error.
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10

39-35 1 2/21
Chris Tillman improved to 6-0 on the road after besting Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Sunday. Despite being unbeaten in away games, the O’s starter sports a 5.53 ERA on the road and is 0-4 with a 2.78 ERA in home games.
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11

39-36 5 4/24
The Royals won 10-straight games and dethroned the Tigers for first place in the AL Central for three days last week. Since then, they’ve lost four straight, including being swept at home against Seattle.
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12

39-35 1 2/14
Bryce Harper hasn’t played since April 25 with a thumb injury, but the Nationals are anticipating his return to the lineup sometime this week barring any setbacks in his rehab assignment with Class A Potomac.
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13

40-36 - 6/25
The Mariners have managed to play over .500 despite missing key pieces like Michael Saunders, Corey Hart, Justin Smoak and Taijuan Walker on their roster, all of which could return soon giving Seattle more depth.
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14

38-37 2 2/18
Atlanta’s pitching depth has been tested this season, and will be once again with Gavin Floyd heading back to the DL. The starter has pitched in just nine, albeit solid, games since starting the year injured.
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15

37-37 5 10/22
The Reds appear to have shaken off their rough start to the season going 12-8 so far in June. Now sitting with a .500 record entering the week near the midway point, Cincinnati is in prime position to make a second-half run.
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16

37-39 2 11/26
Michael Brantley has become a star for the Indians after bringing his play to another level this season. The outfielder is hitting .325/.390/.520 with 19 doubles, 11 home runs and 49 RBI in 72 games played.
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17

37-38 2 7/27
Pittsburgh is still trying to climb out of the hole it created for itself with a rough start to the season, but with Neil Walker’s expected return this week, the Pirates will get another much-needed power bat in the lineup.
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18

36-38 4 18/29
Swept by the Red Sox to start the week, the Twins rebounded with a four-game sweep over the White Sox to move out of the cellar in the AL Central.
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19

37-38 4 11/28
Andrew Heaney made his major-league debut for the Marlins Thursday, and despite allowing just four hits and one run in six innings, the lefty took a hard-luck loss as he was outdueled by Mets’ Zack Wheeler.
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20

35-41 5 3/27
Boston has been forced to rely on pitching mostly this season, but with Mike Napoli’s return and Shane Victorino and Will Middlebrooks returning soon, the Red Sox could turn things around for a second-half run.
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21

34-41 7 5/29
Justin Morneau continues to benefit from his new home at Coors Field but the Rockies’ slide is ongoing as they enter the week on a six-game losing streak following a sweep of the division-leading Giants.
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22

35-40 5 3/30
The Rangers needed a solid week against the A’s and Angels last week, but were unable to capitalize as they won just one in Oakland and were swept in LA. Now Texas sits 11.5 games back in the AL West.
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23

35-41 - 15/27
Zack Wheeler has struggled often this season, but Thursday the righty looked like the top talent he is expected to be after throwing the first complete game shutout of his career against Miami.
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24

34-40 5 19/29
This Phillies crew just refuses to fade away, winning nine of their last 13 games, including a sweep against Atlanta. Philadelphia is five games behind first in a wide-open NL East race near the midway point.
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25

35-41 4 17/26
The offense has played well enough this season to give the White Sox a chance, but the starting pitching (not including Chris Sale) has held this team back as the team’s rotation sports an AL-worst 4.77 ERA entering the week.
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26

31-42 2 21/30
The Cubs have been playing better baseball as of late going 11-9 in their last 20 games. Jake Arrieta has been a pleasant surprise after quietly going 3-1 with a 1.98 ERA in nine starts since starting the season on the DL.
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27

31-46 3 1/30
Will taking three of four games against the Astros over the weekend be enough to break the Rays out of their funk this season? Maybe, but they will have to keep things going against the Pirates before a long road trip.
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28

33-44 4 22/30
Since making a run up in the rankings in past weeks, the Astros take a step back this week after losing three-straight series, including two to the struggling Rays in back to back weekends.
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29

32-47 3 18/30
Arizona managed only two wins last week against the Brewers and Giants. With the team’s struggles ongoing, will Bronson Arroyo, Aaron Hill, and Martin Prado still be with the D-backs after the trade deadline?
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30

32-44 3 20/30
General manager Josh Byrnes became the first causality of the Padres’ poor results this season as he was fired by the team in his third at the helm.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Yankees 57 44
Orioles 51 50
Blue Jays 52 51
Rays 51 52
Red Sox 45 58

Central Division

TEAM W L
Royals 61 40
Twins 53 48
Tigers 50 52
White Sox 49 51
Indians 47 54

Western Division

TEAM W L
Astros 58 45
Angels 55 46
Rangers 49 52
Mariners 46 57
Athletics 45 58

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Nationals 54 46
Mets 52 50
Braves 46 56
Marlins 42 60
Phillies 39 64

Central Division

TEAM W L
Cardinals 65 37
Pirates 59 42
Cubs 54 47
Reds 46 54
Brewers 44 59

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 57 45
Giants 56 45
Diamondbacks 49 51
Padres 49 53
Rockies 43 57