MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: 14

Regular season

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted July 08, 2014 06:44 PM EDT

+7

Atlanta Braves

-8

San Francisco Giants

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

55-33 - 1/10
The A’s rotation was already one of the best in baseball, now they will be nearly unstoppable after acquiring Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel last week from the Cubs.
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2

51-36 1 1/19
After two-straight disappointing seasons, the Angels are finally the team they were expected to be. Too bad they are still the second-best team in the AL West as the A’s continue to play amazing baseball.
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3

51-40 1 2/12
One week later and Clayton Kershaw’s scoreless streak is at 36 innings. The ace was elected to the All-Star Game and could possibly get the starting nod July 15 on FOX.
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4

48-37 1 1/10
The Tigers started last week by sweeping the A’s, but followed the impressive performance by losing three of four to the Rays at home.
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5

52-37 3 1/22
With a losing week under their belts, the Brewers’ NL Central lead is shrinking and the Pirates continue to close in on the division crown.
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6

49-39 7 2/18
Atlanta had its nine-game winning streak snapped with a loss to Arizona on Sunday. Unfortunately, the Braves have been unable to stretch their lead in the NL East with the Nationals also playing good baseball recently.
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7

48-40 3 2/21
The Orioles took the lead in the AL East last week and have created a little space for themselves after going 13-7 in their last 20 games, taking advantage of Blue Jays’ slump.
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8

48-39 3 2/14
Playing with a full roster including Bryce Harper and Gio Gonzalez, the Nationals have gone 13-6 in their last 19 games, but haven’t passed the Braves in the division ... yet.
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9

48-40 - 6/25
Robinson Cano still hasn’t found his power swing this season, but was selected as the AL’s starter at second base as he continues to put the ball in play with a .320 average and 51 RBI.
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10

47-41 6 7/27
Andrew McCutchen could be on his way to another NL MVP as his stats are trending better than last season’s. The Pirates continue to rise quickly in the NL Central after surpassing St. Louis for second place last week.
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11

47-42 3 1/11
Is it time to panic for the defending NL Champions? The Cardinals lost their second-place spot in the NL Central to the surging Pirates, but have a chance to gain it back this week as the two teams go head-to-head.
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12

47-43 5 3/22
Once leading the AL East by as many as six games, the Blue Jays rough stretch has taken them out of first place. Toronto also faces placing Edwin Encarnacion and his 26 home runs on the DL.
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13

45-42 1 4/24
Salvador Perez, one of the games’ best defensive catchers is heading to the All-Star game for the second-straight season for the Royals. He will also get the start in place of injured Orioles catcher Matt Wieters.
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14

49-39 8 1/16
The Giants have been reeling recently, but with a strong showing this week in a home/road four-game series against the A’s, San Francisco could get the bump it needs to gain the lead back in the NL West.
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15

45-42 - 10/22
Will the Reds make a move at the trade deadline to help increase their odds of dethroning the Brewers from the top spot in the NL Central? Cincinnati enters the week six games behind in the division.
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16

43-44 2 11/26
Cleveland took back-to-back series against the Dodgers and Royals last week, moving its record to just one game under .500. Consistency has been an issue for the Tribe this season, as they attempt to stay in the AL Central race.
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17

44-43 5 8/18
With CC Sabathia likely out for the season, the Yankees acquired Brandon McCarthy from Arizona. McCarthy has struggled this season with a 5.01 ERA in 18 starts; will the change of scenery help him turn things around?
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18

41-50 4 1/30
The Rays are looking like the team they should be once again as they ride a 13-5 hot streak into the week. Last week, Tampa Bay swept the Yankees in New York and took a four-game series against the Tigers in Detroit.
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19

42-47 1 17/26
Sure he missed about a month early in the season, but Chris Sale was clearly the snub of the AL All-Star roster. The White Sox ace does still have a chance to make the squad with the Final Vote though.
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20

43-45 1 11/28
While Giancarlo Stanton usually takes the spotlight offensively in Miami, Casey McGehee has been putting together a great season under the radar with a .320 average, 20 doubles and 53 RBI entering the week.
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21

38-48 3 21/30
Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel were both sent to Oakland in a blockbuster deal last week. The Cubs gain one of the game’s top prospects, Addison Russell, along with Dan Straily and Billy McKinney in the deal.
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22

39-49 5 3/27
Another bad week for the Red Sox has the team dropping once again. Despite being the defending champions with manager John Farrell leading the AL squad, Boston sends only Jon Lester to the Midsummer Classic.
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23

39-49 2 15/27
Jon Niese heads to the DL to put a hole in the Mets rotation, but New York does get to send Daniel Murphy with his 106 hits and .294 batting average to the All-Star Game as the team’s only representative.
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24

39-48 1 18/29
Joe Mauer landed on the DL last week, but the Twins get back top prospect Byron Buxton after he missed two months with a wrist injury.
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25

37-51 3 19/29
The tailspin continues for the Phillies who have gone 3-13 in their last 16 games. Now at 12 games back, sitting in the basement of in the NL East entering the week, will Philadelphia turn to sell mode?
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26

39-49 4 20/30
Huston Street was snubbed from the NL All-Star squad after converting 23-of-24 save opportunities this season. Instead Tyson Ross heads to Minnesota to represent the Padres.
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27

38-50 4 3/30
Currently in fourth place in the AL West entering the week, the Rangers have a real chance at sitting in last in their division if a three-game set at home against the Astros doesn’t go well.
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28

37-52 1 5/29
After signing long-term deals in 2011, Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez looked to be Rockies for life, but now the two say they are tired of losing in Colorado, will they be there much longer if the trend continues?
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29

37-53 - 18/30
Paul Goldschmidt was named a starter in the All-Star Game, but that is about all the Diamondbacks have going for them this season as the team looks to be in a sell mode in July.
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30

36-54 4 22/30
Posting a 15-14 record in May and a 12-15 mark in June, the Astros looked to be displaying some improvement, but July hasn’t been kind to Houston after going 0-7 last week against the Mariners and Angels.
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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