MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: 24

Regular season

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted September 16, 2014 06:18 AM EDT

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Chicago White Sox

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Kansas City Royals

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

96-59 - 1/19
When starter Garrett Richards was lost for the season to injury, some thought the Angels would slump. That, however, hasn’t been the case as the Halos have risen to the top of baseball’s standings after going 18-6 in games since.
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2

93-61 - 2/21
Chris Davis was suspended 25 games last week after a positive drug test, but will the Orioles really miss his bat? While he has 26 home runs, he has been collecting outs at an alarming rate this season with a .196 batting average.
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3

90-64 - 3/14
With the win Sunday, the Nationals’ magic number to clinch the NL East is down to four with two weeks remaining this season. If the Braves continue to struggle, Washington could clinch as early as Tuesday.
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4

88-67 1 2/12
Clayton Kershaw became the first 19-game winner in the majors this season as the Dodgers solidified their NL West lead by taking two of three over the weekend against the Giants.
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5

87-68 1 1/11
Michael Wacha is being pushed back in the rotation in favor of rookie lefty Marco Gonzales. The 23-year-old starter has seen issues since returning from a nearly two-month hiatus due to shoulder injury.
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6

86-68 1 1/10
The Tigers took care of business last week against the Royals at home to reclaim first in the AL Central. Can they do it again this upcoming weekend on a road trip to Kansas City?
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7

84-70 1 1/9
Sitting at a crossroads this weekend for positioning in the AL wild-card race with the Mariners, the A’s stepped up to the challenge winning two of three to keep their place in the playoff race.
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8

84-70 2 1/16
Buster Posey has been on fire recently for the Giants as they attempt to hold their position in the playoff race. In the second half this season, he’s batting .363 with 10 homers and 38 RBI.
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9

83-70 3 4/24
Mental toughness will be tested for the Royals after giving up the division lead in a losing series against the Tigers. Kansas City followed it up by dropping three of four to the Red Sox over the weekend.
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10

83-71 2 7/27
Taking advantage of an easier schedule against non-contenders, the Pirates have won eight of their last 10 to climb into the second wild-card spot while vying to take the NL Central lead at 3.5 games back entering the week.
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11

83-71 2 6/25
The Mariners have been making a push to the playoffs, but do they have the offensive power outside Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager to even make it to the second wild-card spot?
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12

78-76 2 3/22
Attempting to correct their 9-17 record in August, the Blue Jays are rebounding nicely in September, but two teams (Seattle, Kansas City) stand in their way for the second wild-card spot.
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13

79-75 - 8/18
The Yankees are likely to miss the playoffs for a second straight season, something that doesn’t sit well in New York. Is Joe Girardi’s job safe for next season?
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14

80-74 3 11/26
Despite a great effort to get back into the playoff chatter, the Indians were swept by the Tigers over the weekend, falling to five games behind the second AL wild-card spot.
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15

80-75 1 1/22
While the second-half slump hasn’t been ideal for the Brewers, all could be forgotten if Milwaukee can qualify for a wild-card spot. It sits just 1.5 games behind Pittsburgh entering the week.
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16

75-80 1 1/30
Despite losing David Price in a trade at the deadline, the Rays rank third in the league with a 2.93 team ERA since the All-Star break and have a chance at breaking the single-season team strikeout record with 12 games remaining.
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17

76-78 2 2/17
The Braves were swept over the weekend by the disappointing Rangers. Is it too late for Atlanta to make a move back into the playoff race at four games behind the Pirates in the wild-card race?
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18

75-80 2 18/27
The Mets are attempting to finish the season on a high note, preferably with a record over .500. Sitting at 72-78 entering the week, with just two weeks remaining, it isn’t out of the question.
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19

74-80 1 11/28
Giancarlo Stanton’s season is likely over in the worst possible way after the slugger took a pitch to the face last week against Milwaukee. He leaves leading the NL in home runs with 37.
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20

71-84 1 10/21
Johnny Cueto’s 18-8 record with a 2.15 ERA and 220 strikouts in 222 innings shows he is a serious Cy Young contender, but pitching in the same league as Clayton Kershaw isn’t going to get him the award this season.
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21

71-84 2 19/29
The disappointing season has tempers on a short fuse for the Phillies culminating in Jonathan Papelbon’s gesture towards booing fans after his blown save Sunday.
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22

68-87 - 22/30
The Astros continue to show some competitiveness this season going 33-37 against their division entering the week, including taking a series over the playoff-contending Mariners last week on the road.
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23

70-84 3 17/26
Chris Sale took the AL ERA lead after tossing eight shutout innings in a win against the A’s Thursday. Entering the week he is 12-3 with a 1.99 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 192 strikeouts this season.
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24

67-88 1 3/27
While the Red Sox won’t be able to defend their World Series title this season, they are doing their best to spoil the fun for other teams, starting with Kansas City over the weekend winning three of four games.
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25

73-81 1 20/30
Despite solid pitching, the Padres are likely to finish last in the league in both team batting average and runs per game this season. Entering the week they have a .225 team average with an average of 3.25 runs scored per game.
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26

69-86 3 21/30
After playing hot to end August and begin September, the Cubs have since stumbled losing eight of their last nine games, with the cellar of the NL Central awaiting Chicago once again.
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27

66-88 1 18/29
Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia has shown he has a knack for producing runs hitting 12 home runs and driving in 33 runs in the second half during his second season in the majors.
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28

62-93 1 18/30
The Diamondbacks have a two-game lead over the Rockies in the push to avoid last place in the NL West. Needless to say, there are no winners in this race.
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29

64-91 2 5/29
Justin Morneau’s race for the NL batting crown took a hit Friday after suffering a rib strain. He is currently second in the NL with a .315 batting average and is listed as day-to-day.
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30

61-93 - 3/30
In his three starts since coming back from knee surgery, Derek Holland has injected some much-needed life into the Rangers’ injury-decimated roster.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
x-Orioles 93 61
Yankees 79 75
Blue Jays 78 76
Rays 75 80
Red Sox 67 88

Central Division

TEAM W L
Tigers 86 68
Royals 83 70
Indians 80 74
White Sox 70 84
Twins 66 88

Western Division

TEAM W L
x-Angels 96 59
Athletics 84 70
Mariners 83 71
Astros 68 87
Rangers 61 93

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
x-Nationals 90 64
Braves 76 78
Mets 75 80
Marlins 74 80
Phillies 71 84

Central Division

TEAM W L
Cardinals 87 68
Pirates 83 71
Brewers 80 75
Reds 71 84
Cubs 69 86

Western Division

TEAM W L
y-Dodgers 88 67
Giants 84 70
Padres 73 81
Rockies 64 91
Diamondbacks 62 93