MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: 18

Regular season

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted August 04, 2014 01:56 PM EDT

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Seattle Mariners

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Atlanta Braves

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

67-43 - 1/9
With Jon Lester in the fold, can the A’s create some space from the Angels in the AL West? Oakland easily has the best rotation in baseball, but will they still be fine after trading former cleanup hitter Yoenis Cespedes?
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2

66-44 - 1/19
The Angels got a new closer from the Padres in Huston Street, but is that enough to get the team past Oakland in the division? Entering the week, the Halos are just one game behind in the AL West.
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3

62-48 1 2/21
The Orioles took two of three from the Angels and Mariners each last week, but didn’t make any major moves at the deadline to improve the roster. Now Baltimore will go down the stretch attempting to hold the AL East lead.
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4

60-49 1 3/14
Washington added Asdrubal Cabrera to shore up the infield while bringing in another veteran bat to further solidify the lineup. If everyone can remain healthy, the Nationals have a good chance to make a playoff run.
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5

61-47 1 1/10
Is David Price the missing piece to help the Tigers win a World Series? The former Cy Young winner paired with Detroit’s already formidable pitching staff, along with its offense, could be the winning formula.
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6

63-49 1 2/12
Josh Beckett has failed to get past the fifth inning for five consecutive outings and is 3-5 with a 3.30 ERA in 10 starts since his no-hitter on May 25 to bring his overall record to 6-6 on the season.
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7

59-51 1 1/11
Matt Holliday hit only six home runs in 339 at-bats before the All-Star break, but has hit six in just 51 at-bats since, including slugging one Sunday to help the Cardinals get past the Brewers and close the gap in the NL Central.
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8

59-52 2 7/27
Reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen is listed as day-to-day after leaving Sunday’s game early. The Pirates hope to get their star back soon or face an even more difficult task to return to the playoffs.
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9

57-54 3 6/25
The Mariners picked up a quality center fielder in Austin Jackson to solidify the top of the lineup. Seattle is hoping he and Dustin Ackley will provide more RBI opportunities for the heart of the lineup.
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10

58-54 3 2/17
Six straight losses entering the week has the Braves spiraling quickly as the Nationals take advantage and increase their lead in the NL East.
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11

61-51 2 1/22
The Brewers have held the top spot in the NL Central for a majority of the season, but are they still favorites to win the division with the Cardinals looking stronger after the trade deadline?
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12

60-51 1 1/16
Madison Bumgarner had a two-hit shutout, the second shutout of his career, throwing a remarkably low 94 pitches in a win over the Mets on the road.
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13

54-57 1 1/30
The Rays made a comeback to jump back into the race for the AL East and wild card, but without David Price in the mix, can the team move on and still make a run?
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14

57-53 1 4/24
Eric Hosmer will miss some time on the DL, and the Royals didn’t add a bat at the trade deadline, opting for some bullpen help instead. Can Kansas City return to the playoffs with its current roster?
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15

60-53 2 3/22
Swept the division-rival Red Sox after taking a series against the Yankees, but the Blue Jays' short win streak was stopped by the Astros on the road with three straight losses over the weekend.
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16

56-55 1 11/26
Without all the necessary pieces to make a real run at the division, the Indians decided to be sellers at the trade deadline, dealing Justin Masterson and Asdrubal Cabrera.
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17

56-55 1 10/21
A tough stretch of games after returning from the All-Star break had the Reds not making a move at the deadline despite still being in the running to take the division at 4.5 games back entering the week.
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18

57-53 2 8/18
Despite losing Mashiro Tanaka for the season (probably), the Yankees were busy at the trade deadline -- acquiring several talents in an attempt to make the playoffs in Derek Jeter’s last year in baseball.
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19

54-58 1 17/26
Rookie sensation Jose Abreu hit only one more home run to bring his total to 31 on the season. He had his impressive hitting streak end at 21 games Saturday against the Twins.
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20

54-57 1 11/28
Looking for another arm for the season stretch, the Marlins traded for former Astros pitcher Jarred Cosart. The starter will be under team control through the 2019 season -- giving Miami a possible star for years to come.
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21

53-58 - 18/27
Surprisingly, Bartolo Colon is still a member of the Mets after the trade deadline. His $11 million salary, at 42 years old, was likely the culprit of being unable to find a trade partner
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22

50-60 - 18/29
The Twins gained a reliable starter in Tommy Milone at the trade deadline from the A’s, but remained stationary in moving players of their own with expiring contracts despite being out of the playoff race.
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23

51-60 2 20/30
The Padres gained a series sweep of the Braves after collecting two straight walk-off wins. They also had a series win against another top team in the Cardinals to begin the week.
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24

49-63 - 19/29
Like it or not, the Phillies should start the rebuilding process but they didn’t start with the trade deadline, opting to instead keep their current roster together for the time being.
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25

47-65 3 22/30
Taking two games from the A’s and three from the Blue Jays last week has the Astros’ confidence up once again. Trading Jarred Cosart is a blow, but gaining Colin Moran and Jake Marisnick should improve the club in the long run.
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26

49-62 3 3/27
With the odds stacked against them one season after being champions, the Red Sox were sellers at the deadline -- shipping off Jon Lester, John Lackey, Stephen Drew, Andrew Miller and Jake Peavy.
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27

47-63 2 21/30
Edwin Jackson ended his seven-game winless streak as he took a victory over the Dodgers in LA on Sunday. The win earned the Cubs a second-straight series win.
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28

49-63 2 18/30
Paul Goldschmidt is likely out for the season with a broken hand after being hit by a pitch against the Pirates Friday night. Best to rest anyways as the Diamondbacks are far out of contention.
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29

44-67 2 5/29
Troy Tulowitzki is already out until mid-August; now Carlos Gonzalez is in danger of joining him on the DL after getting injured on a sliding catch Friday in Detroit.
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30

43-68 - 3/30
To add to the Rangers’ injury woes, Shin-Soo Choo is dealing with a sprained ankle, but will play through the injury -- splitting time starting at DH and in the outfield.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
x-Orioles 92 60
Yankees 78 74
Blue Jays 77 75
Rays 74 79
Red Sox 66 87

Central Division

TEAM W L
Tigers 84 68
Royals 83 68
Indians 79 73
White Sox 69 83
Twins 65 87

Western Division

TEAM W L
x-Angels 95 58
Athletics 83 69
Mariners 82 70
Astros 67 86
Rangers 60 92

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
x-Nationals 88 64
Braves 76 76
Marlins 74 78
Mets 73 80
Phillies 70 83

Central Division

TEAM W L
Cardinals 85 68
Pirates 82 70
Brewers 79 74
Reds 71 82
Cubs 68 85

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 87 66
Giants 84 68
Padres 71 81
Diamondbacks 62 91
Rockies 62 91