MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: 4

Regular season

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted April 28, 2014 05:12 PM EDT

+8

Colorado Rockies

-9

Tampa Bay Rays

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

18-7 - 1/22
Ryan Braun and Jean Segura could miss some time this week with minor injuries, testing the Brewers’ ability to play through some adversity in important divisional matchups.
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2

17-7 - 2/18
While the Braves continue to roll, Freddie Freeman is putting together an excellent season. He leads the team in most offensive categories as the first month of play concludes.
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3

15-10 4 3/30
The Rangers are showing their force after winning nine of their last 12 games, including a series sweep against the A’s in Oakland. Prince Fielder appears to be emerging from his troublesome start as well.
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4

14-12 1 1/11
So far, the pitching is the only thing keeping the Cardinals afloat, but if St. Louis wants to make a real run at another championship, its offense needs to step up.
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5

15-10 2 1/10
The A’s fell flat in their first real test of the season when they were swept by divisional foes, the Rangers. Oakland gets another shot this week as it travels to Texas for three games that could prove important later in the season.
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6

15-10 2 1/16
San Francisco is on a four-game winning streak entering the week and it continues to get contributions from nearly everyone on the roster, proving last season’s train wreck is behind them.
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7

14-12 3 2/12
Adrian Gonzalez is the NL’s home-run leader through Sunday with eight dingers. The Dodgers are looking forward to the return of Clayton Kershaw, who should return to the rotation after another rehab start.
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8

12-9 2 1/10
Anibal Sanchez’s 15-day DL stint with a blister issue isn’t doing the Tigers any favors. The pitching staff that is 19th in the majors with an overall 3.97 ERA entering the week.
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9

15-10 1 8/18
Masahiro Tanaka made his first month in the Majors look like a breeze compiling a 3-0 record with a 2.27 ERA in five starts after striking out 11 Angels in a no-decision Sunday night in the Bronx.
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10

14-12 1 2/14
In a problem that could boil down to several injuries in the month, the Nationals have yet to build any traction, but have the tools in their lineup to at least keep pace in the NL East with the Braves.
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11

12-12 1 4/24
The pitching has been holding the team upright during the first month, but if the Royals are going to make a real run, as was expected, the offense will need to find its way soon.
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12

12-14 1 3/27
It's tough to replace someone like Jacoby Ellsbury in the outfield, but Jackie Bradley Jr. has done well thus far, at least defensively. He’s still considered a work in progress at the plate.
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13

14-12 8 5/29
Troy Tulowitzki is off to a good start, but Charlie Blackmon’s .402 batting average with 17 RBI in 25 games is leading the offensively sound Rockies.
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14

11-14 - 10/22
As the Brewers continue their surprising run to start the season, the Reds continue to fall further behind in the NL Central. Will it be too much for Cincinnati to overcome?
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15

11-13 3 1/19
Some thought Albert Pujols’ best days were behind him after a rough ’13, but the slugger is hitting .340 with six homers and 14 RBI over the past two weeks, including picking up his 500th career home run last week.
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16

12-12 3 2/21
While the pitching staff is the part of the Orioles that could use some extra help, Manny Machado’s much anticipated return to the lineup could happen late this week.
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17

13-13 5 17/26
Rookie Jose Abreu leads the majors with 10 home runs and 31 RBI. It will be interesting to see if he can adjust to the opposing pitching staffs as they adjust to him throughout the season.
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18

11-14 9 1/30
The Rays had such high expectations entering the season, but have yet to live up to them. Tampa Bay is sitting in last place in the AL East as of Sunday.
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19

14-11 8 15/27
Offense might not be on par, put the pitching has been solid so far this season led by the emergence of Dillon Gee along with Bartolo Colon’s continued success, save for a nine-earned-runs outing vs. the Angels.
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20

12-13 4 3/22
If the Blue Jays can avoid injury to their lineup, the production should improve. Edwin Encarnacion is showing signs of shaking off his slow start after a solid week at the plate.
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21

11-14 4 11/26
Cleveland is struggling on both sides of the ball. Offensively the Indians are averaging fewer than four runs per game and rank 20th in the league in team ERA.
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22

13-12 4 19/29
Just as the Phillies are looking down and out, things pick up for the team. During their 10-game road trip to the NL West, Philadelphia went 6-4 and saw the return of Cole Hamels to the rotation.
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23

12-11 2 18/29
Lack of consistency has been a problem for the Twins’ pitching staff, but Phil Hughes has shown he can be a bright spot for the team after turning in two-straight quality starts.
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24

10-16 9 7/27
The Pirates looked to be on another postseason run after starting 6-3, but after dropping five-straight series, Pittsburgh could be in trouble.
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25

10-14 5 6/25
Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker are getting closer to returning to the rotation, something that couldn’t come sooner for the struggling Mariners.
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26

12-14 3 20/30
Will Cameron Maybin’s return to the lineup give the Padres a much-needed spark for a team that has been below average offensively?
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27

9-17 2 22/30
Collin McHugh made his season debut striking out 12 batters in 6.2 shutout innings against the Mariners. He followed up the dazzling performance with another Sunday against the A’s allowing just one run in 8.2 innings.
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28

11-14 4 11/28
Jose Fernandez, in just his second major-league season, is established as the ace of the Marlins staff. He tied a career high with 14 strikeouts last week against the Braves and is leading Miami with a 1.99 ERA through Sunday.
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29

8-16 1 21/30
The Cubs’ staff ace, Jeff Samardzija, is sporting a 1.53 ERA along with 27 strikeouts, but is sitting with a 0-2 record entering Monday’s action due to the lack of run support.
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30

8-20 - 18/30
Mike Bolsinger and Josh Collmenter have helped improve the starting pitching since the duo moved to the rotation, but the Diamondbacks are still in trouble after a very rough start.
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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