MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: 5

Regular season

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted May 12, 2014 08:17 PM EDT

+8

Colorado Rockies

-7

Atlanta Braves

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

20-11 5 1/16
Winners of nine of their last 10 games, the Giants move into the top spot. After holding the Braves to just three runs in a three-game sweep, can San Francisco’s pitching keep it up without injured Matt Cain?
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2

21-11 1 1/22
The Brewers took two of three games against the Cardinals, but dropped a four-game series against the Reds. With Ryan Braun on the DL and Carlos Gomez’s looming suspension, who will step up in the lineup?
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3

17-9 5 1/10
Riding a five-game winning streak entering the week, the Tigers are set to face the Astros and Twins during a seven-game home stand. Detroit could have some serious momentum after the week is over.
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4

19-12 1 1/9
The one-two-three punch of Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir and Jesse Chavez is making the A’s a tough team to beat once again, but the bullpen still needs to step up to the next level.
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5

19-14 8 5/29
Can a team win with offense alone? The Rockies are proving it can be done. Colorado has won five-straight series with baseball’s best offense despite its pitchers’ continuing struggles.
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6

18-14 1 2/12
Clayton Kershaw is set to return from the DL on Tuesday, but the Dodgers lost Hyun-Jin Ryu to the 15-day DL. Despite being down another pitcher, LA is looking fine with Kershaw rejoining Zack Greinke and Dan Haren.
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7

17-14 4 3/30
The Rangers’ bats went quiet last week resulting in a sweep at home against the A’s. The offense was able to get back on track Sunday against the Angels backing staff ace Yu Darvish in a 14-3 rout.
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8

16-16 4 1/11
The starting pitching is supposed to be St. Louis’ strongest asset, but with Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha taking the loss in consecutive starts, the Cardinals are sitting with a .500 record entering the week.
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9

17-13 7 2/14
Just a week ago, it looked as if the Braves were going to sprint through the summer into October, but after a six-game losing streak, Atlanta has put every other NL East team at most 1.5 games out of first place.
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10

15-16 4 10/20
The Reds took three of four from the Brewers to capture some of the wind from their sails. Hopefully Jay Bruce’s DL stint won’t halt the recent surge.
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11

17-14 1 3/14
The Nationals haven’t blown any doors off with a luke-warm start, but they’ve yet to spend a day under .500 this season in an increasingly interesting NL East race.
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12

16-14 3 8/18
CC Sabathia isn’t looking like the ace his exorbitant contract suggests after allowing 19 hits in his last 8.2 innings pitched, due in part to his steep drop in velocity this season.
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13

15-17 1 3/27
The bats have yet to find their groove as the calendar turns to May, but Jon Lester continues to play at a high level after striking out a career-high 15 batters in eight scoreless innings Saturday against the A’s.
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14

15-15 1 1/19
Just as David Freese was looking to break out of his slump at the plate, he lands on the DL with a broken finger as a result of being hit by a pitch. Will he be able to continue to raise his .202 batting average when he returns?
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15

15-14 1 2/21
Ubaldo Jimenez finally turned in a quality start, picking up a win against the Twins Friday night. Could this be a turning point for the Orioles’ new pitcher after a rough start to the season?
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16

15-17 2 1/30
With Alex Cobb and Jeremy Hellickson still far from returning, and Matt Moore gone for the season, the Rays’ fill-in pitching staff, led by Erik Bedard, has been doing a decent job keeping Tampa Bay afloat.
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17

14-16 6 5/24
Offensive inconsistency is plaguing the Royals as the second month of play begins. The talent is there, but will need to click soon before Kansas City gets buried in the standings.
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18

16-14 1 18/27
The Mets expected Curtis Granderson to be a solid force in the lineup, but the outfielder is off to a rough start hitting .173/.281/.269 with only two homers after one month with his new team.
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19

15-14 3 19/29
If the Phillies want to make a surprise run this season, they will need Cole Hamels to get it going. The lefty started the season on the DL, but has underwhelmed with a 6.75 ERA in two starts this season.
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20

16-15 8 11/28
After sweeping the Braves to begin the week and taking two of three against the Dodgers over the weekend, the Marlins are sitting at 16-15 overall, but more impressively sport at 14-5 record at home.
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21

15-17 4 17/26
Rookie Jose Abreu continues to rake at the major-league level, but the rest of the offense is cooling off considerably. Considering the pitching has struggled thus far, the White Sox could be in trouble without consistent hitting.
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22

14-17 2 3/22
Losers of four consecutive series, the Blue Jays have seemingly lost the spark they had just a couple weeks back with the bullpen struggling during the skid.
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23

14-15 2 6/25
The Mariners’ offense continues to struggle, but with the return of Hisashi Iwakuma, who allowed four runs in 6.2 innings Saturday, the bats will be relieved of some pressure.
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24

14-15 1 18/29
The Twins were swept by the Dodgers at home, but gained back some momentum with a series win against the Orioles over the weekend.
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25

13-18 4 12/26
Corey Kluber is quietly putting together a decent season and was lights-out Sunday, striking out a career-high 13 batters over eight innings in a no-decision against the White Sox.
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26

12-19 2 7/27
Pittsburgh finally won a series taking two of three against the Blue Jays after dropping six-straight previously. The Pirates need to turn things around quickly if they want to compete this season.
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27

14-18 1 20/30
How bad are the Padres offensively? As a team they are averaging fewer than three runs per game, and a good chunk of the lineup is hitting below .200 entering the week.
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28

11-18 1 21/30
Starlin Castro is batting .375 in eight games out of the cleanup slot and Anthony Rizzo continues to produce at an impressive rate.
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29

11-23 1 18/30
Quality starts from Bronson Arroyo and Brandon McCarthy last week have the Diamondbacks hoping their pitching woes are behind team this season.
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30

10-21 3 24/30
George Springer has yet to produce in the majors despite seeing big numbers during his time in the minors. With the Astros freefalling once again, other top prospects could get a call to the club soon.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Orioles 73 52
Blue Jays 65 62
Yankees 63 61
Rays 61 65
Red Sox 56 70

Central Division

TEAM W L
Royals 70 56
Tigers 68 56
Indians 64 61
White Sox 59 68
Twins 55 70

Western Division

TEAM W L
Angels 75 50
Athletics 74 52
Mariners 68 58
Astros 54 73
Rangers 49 77

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Nationals 72 53
Braves 66 61
Marlins 63 63
Mets 60 68
Phillies 56 71

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 71 56
Cardinals 69 57
Pirates 65 62
Reds 61 66
Cubs 54 71

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 71 57
Giants 66 58
Padres 59 66
Diamondbacks 53 74
Rockies 50 76