MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: 19

Regular season

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted August 11, 2014 01:49 PM EDT

+5

Kansas City Royals

-3

Pittsburgh Pirates

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

72-45 - 1/9
After a spectacular July where he posted a 1.03 ERA for the month, Sonny Gray has struggled in August -- losing back-to-back games for only the second time in his two-year career.
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2

67-50 1 2/21
With a five-game lead over the Blue Jays in the AL East, the Orioles will look to create more separation from the third-place Yankees (six games back) as the teams are set to face off in three games this week.
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3

68-49 1 1/19
Losing two straight series, the Angels take a step back this week. Lefty Tyler Skaggs will be shelved for the remainder of this season and all of next after opting for Tommy John surgery.
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4

67-52 2 2/12
Two-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw raised his career-high win streak to 11 games while upping his bid for a second Gold Glove with a dazzling performance Sunday against the Brewers.
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5

63-53 1 3/14
The Nationals have been playing good baseball as of late, but were unable to capitalize on the Braves' recent struggles. The Nats lost the weekend series and hold a slim lead in the NL East.
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6

63-52 1 1/10
The Tigers are holding back the Royals, who sit a half-game back in the division entering the week, but will have to do so without Anibal Sanchez and Joakim Soria for some time.
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7

62-55 2 6/25
The Mariners likely won’t be players in the AL West at 10 games behind the dominating A’s entering the week, but could take one of the wild-card slots -- they are just 1.5 games back of the second spot as of Monday.
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8

62-54 1 1/11
Losing the first two games against Baltimore by a collective score of 22-5, the Cardinals amassed a season-high 17 hits to avoid the sweep Sunday in interleague play.
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9

63-53 5 4/24
With their seventh consecutive victory Sunday, the Royals are sitting a half-game behind the Tigers for the division lead. Can they keep the hot streak going to take the lead in the AL Central?
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10

65-53 1 1/22
The Brewers took a hit with Matt Garza landing on the 15-day DL. The pitcher will likely be missing more than two weeks as the Brewers try to hold off the Cardinals in the NL Central.
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11

62-55 3 7/27
The Pirates stormed back from a rough start this season to get into the playoff race, but are now playing without MVP Andrew McCutchen as he is day-to-day with a fractured rib.
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12

57-60 1 1/30
After starting the second half hot, the Rays have gone 4-5 in games since trading David Price to the Tigers. Despite everything, Tampa Bay does still have a shot at the wild card, sitting 6.5 games back entering the week.
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13

60-57 3 2/17
The Braves continue to slide, falling to 3.5 games back in the division. Justin and B.J. Upton created some news, however, by each blasting a homer Friday -- making it a record fifth time the brothers have homered in the same game.
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14

63-56 1 3/22
During the Blue Jays’ 19-inning marathon against the Tigers Sunday, Melky Cabrera reached base eight times (three hits, five walks). He is the first player since Rod Carew in 1972 to accomplish the feat.
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15

62-56 3 1/16
Falling victim to the red-hot Royals, the Giants enter the week on a four-game losing streak. San Francisco will need to right the ship quickly to keep pace with the Dodgers in the division.
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16

60-58 1 10/21
Devin Mesoraco tied a club record with three grand slams in a season with his second home run of Sunday’s game against Miami. The catcher had six RBI to lead Cincinnati to the win and avoid a sweep.
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17

59-59 1 11/26
Corey Kluber has won six of his last seven starts for the Indians, dropping his season ERA to 2.46 entering the week and bringing his record to 13-6. His team is still hanging around in the playoff race.
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18

61-56 - 8/18
Derek Jeter moves to sixth on the all-time hits list after passing Honus Wagner’s mark of 3,430 Saturday. He needs 85 more hits this season to move up to fifth on the list over Tris Speaker.
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19

57-60 1 11/28
Giancarlo Stanton extended his NL home run lead with his 29th big fly of the season in the Marlins’ loss to the Reds Sunday afternoon. Entering the week, he is two homers behind Chicago’s Jose Abreu for the MLB lead.
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20

54-62 3 20/30
With the league’s worst offense statistically, the Padres' pitching has performed well this season. Tyson Ross has led the way and is riding a personal four-game winning streak.
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21

56-63 2 17/26
Could a rookie win the AL MVP? It is certainly within the realm of possibility for Jose Abreu, who leads the league in home runs, RBI, and slugging percentage entering the week.
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22

56-62 1 18/27
Bartolo Colon, who managed to not be traded at the deadline despite the Mets’ struggles this season, picked up the 200th win of his career with a victory over the Phillies on Friday.
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23

52-65 3 3/27
Yoenis Cespedes picked a great time for his first Red Sox home run. His blast Sunday broke a tie against the Angels, giving his new team the series win against one of the hottest teams in baseball.
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24

52-64 2 18/29
The Twins snapped a 12-game losing streak to the A’s Sunday, breaking one of the worst stretches Minnesota has had against another ball club.
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25

53-65 1 19/29
Grady Sizemore didn’t work out in Boston this season, but playing for the Phillies, he has had a resurgence. He hit .328 in July, with the success also carrying over so far into August.
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26

49-69 1 22/30
A legit contender to win the AL batting title, Jose Altuve is taking aim at Astros-great Craig Biggio’s team-record 210 hits in a season. He has 160 to his name entering the week.
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27

50-66 - 21/30
In an interesting move, the Cubs claimed Cole Hamels off waivers from the Phillies, but were unable to make a deal. Could this be a signal that Chicago is making an attempt to return to contention next season?
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28

51-67 - 18/30
In an otherwise unexciting year in Arizona, outfielder David Peralta had an exciting steal of home plate against the Rockies Sunday afternoon.
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29

46-71 - 5/29
As if things couldn’t get worse for the Rockies, Colorado places slugger Carlos Gonzalez on the 15-day DL with left knee tendinitis and a sprained right ankle. It will be his second stint on the DL this season.
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30

46-71 - 3/30
The Rangers snapped a seven-game losing streak to their in-state rival Astros Sunday, but still have the worst record in the majors. At least Texas has some company as the Rockies have an identical record entering the week.
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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