MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: 26

Regular season

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted September 30, 2014 04:29 AM EDT

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Boston Red Sox

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Chicago White Sox

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

98-64 - 1/19
The Angels finish with the best record in baseball. There shouldn’t be much concern with the team’s record over the final weeks due to players resting with the playoffs already in hand.
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2

96-66 1 2/14
Jordan Zimmermann’s no-hitter on the final day of the regular season topped a wonderful year in Washington that has the Nationals primed for a long run in the postseason.
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3

94-68 1 2/12
Adrian Gonzalez ends the season as the NL’s RBI leader with 113. The Dodgers will face the Cardinals in the Division Series; a rematch of last season’s NLCS.
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4

96-66 2 2/21
The lineup has its share of absences, but the starting rotation is one of the best in baseball from top to bottom. While the Orioles lack a true ace, the rotation, paired with an excellent bullpen, can carry Baltimore in the playoffs.
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5

90-72 - 1/11
Michael Wacha remains a question mark heading into the playoffs, but with the one-two punch of Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn in the rotation, the Cardinals match up well with the Dodgers in the NLDS.
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6

90-72 - 1/10
It wasn’t until the final day of the season, but the Tigers managed to clinch their fourth-straight AL Central division title, narrowly avoiding the one-game wild-card playoff game.
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7

88-74 - 7/27
Finishing 17-9 in September, the Pirates head into the playoffs as one of the hottest teams in baseball. While they had to settle for the wild card, Pittsburgh nearly was able to steal the NL Central in the final week.
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8

89-73 - 4/24
Friday, the Royals clinched their first playoff berth since 1985, the season they won the World Series. Kansas City will host the limping A’s in the winner-take-all wild-card round.
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9

88-74 - 1/16
While the up-and-down season wasn’t entirely ideal, the Giants played well enough to earn the second wild-card spot in the NL. Madison Bumgarner and his 18-10 record will take the mound Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
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10

88-74 - 1/10
The A’s went from the undisputed best team in baseball to the AL’s second wild-card team down the stretch. Oakland faces an uphill battle starting Tuesday in Kansas City.
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11

87-75 - 6/25
Finishing with their best record since 2007, and winners of their last four games including a sweep of the Angels, the Mariners made a strong push, but fell short of the playoffs Sunday as the A’s picked up a win in Texas.
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12

84-78 - 8/18
Derek Jeter capped his farewell game at Yankee Stadium with a game-winning hit Thursday. Sunday he logged the final at-bat of his career: an infield single that scored a run as Red Sox fans chanted his name at Fenway Park.
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13

85-77 - 11/26
The Indians made things interesting in the playoff race, but ultimately fell short of the second wild-card spot with the A’s win in Texas eliminating the Tribe.
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14

83-79 - 3/22
The Blue Jays didn’t live up to expectations after leading the AL East by six games in early June. GM Alex Anthopoulos does believe his club is “close” with a few moves to be made in the offseason.
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15

79-83 - 15/27
The Mets finish with 79 wins, their best mark since winning the same in ’10. Rookies Jacob deGrom and Jeurys Familia led the pitching staff, but a lackluster offense was the downfall of the team this season.
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16

82-80 1 1/22
The Brewers led the NL Central for most of the year; however, a 9-22 run in their last 31 games of the season sank Milwaukee to third place in the division, resulting in an early offseason.
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17

77-85 1 1/30
The Rays finish 77-85, their first losing season since 2007. With a rotation of Matt Moore, Alex Cobb, Chris Archer, Drew Smyly and Jake Odorizzi returning, Tampa Bay could be contenders in ’15.
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18

79-83 - 2/18
With the front office already shaken up, the on-field product for the Braves will likely have a different look in ’15 after a season of such high hopes ends on a sour note.
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19

77-85 - 11/28
Last season in game No. 162, Henderson Alvarez threw a no-hitter against the Tigers, fast forward one year and he is the losing pitcher as his Marlins are no-hit by Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann.
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20

77-85 1 20/30
Riding the success of an excellent pitching staff, the Padres went 36-31 in the second half. If San Diego can find some offense, it could have a good team on its hands for ’15.
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21

76-86 1 10/22
Having such high hopes to begin the season, injuries held back the Reds’ potential. Johnny Cueto did manage to pick up his 20th victory of the season in the final game Sunday to cap a stellar year for the starter.
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22

73-89 2 21/30
The Cubs are in the midst of a rebuilding process; however, now that the young talent has already arrived at the big club, the future looks bright at Wrigley Field.
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23

73-89 3 17/26
Breakout seasons from Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton made the White Sox a much better team offensively in ’14. Can Chicago build on the progress to make a run at contention next season?
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24

71-91 3 3/27
Certainly not the way Boston envisioned the season going nearly one year removed from a World Series title. Will the Red Sox be able to capture some more magic in ’15 with a retooled roster?
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25

70-92 2 22/30
Jose Altuve becomes the first Astros player to win a batting title with his .341 average. Houston sees improvement for the first time in years with its 70 wins, 19 more than it had in ’13, while finishing fourth in the AL West.
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26

70-92 - 18/29
Ron Gardenhire led the Twins out of a period of turmoil after being hired in 2002; however, he was fired Monday after concluding his 13th season as Minnesota’s skipper.
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27

73-89 2 19/29
The offseason should be interesting for the Phillies, who finished in last place in the NL East for the first time since 2000, with several players likely to be on the move.
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28

67-95 1 3/30
The injury-plagued season mercifully ends for the Rangers, as they finish last in the AL West. Next season should be a different story with a healthy roster that can hopefully stay that way all season.
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29

66-96 1 5/29
The Rockies end ’14 as one of the top offensive teams, but the pitching staff plagued the team much of the year. With the arrival of Tyler Matzek along with a move or two, Colorado could be much better next season.
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30

64-98 - 18/30
No 100-game losers this season, but the Diamondbacks end the season two shy of the mark, while locking up the top overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft.
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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