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MLB Power Rankings: Week 4

Eric Luchetti and Jase Bandelow

WEEK#    
Posted May 01, 2012 06:40 AM EDT

+12

Boston Red Sox

-10

Detroit Tigers

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

17-6 - 1/5
The Rangers ran into the Rays buzzsaw, but Josh Hamilton continues to put up ridiculous numbers as they keep their spot atop the rankings.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
2

14-8 - 2/19
The Cardinals should get an offensive boost this week as Allen Craig is set to return from a knee injury that has cost him the first month of the season.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

15-8 5 1/15
The Rays passed a huge early season test with flying colors, taking five of six from the Angels and Rangers on the road last week.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

16-7 - 1/19
A good week for the Dodgers could have been better if not for the shaky hand of closer Javy Guerra.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

14-9 2 3/18
Tim Hudson’s return to the starting rotation is good news for the Braves as they try and figure out the Jair Jurrjens situation.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

14-8 1 1/18
Talk about a good month in the Nation’s capital, the starting rotation's April ERA of 1.78 is one of the best ever, yet all the attention is on the arrival of Bryce Harper.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

13-9 1 1/11
The Yankees can’t be disappointed after finishing the week at .500 against the Rangers and Tigers. Oh and this just in, Derek Jeter can still hit.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

13-10 3 5/27
OF Andres Torres' return from the DL to the leadoff spot in the lineup should provide the Mets with some much-needed speed on the basepaths.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

14-9 3 1/29
Maybe it’s the throwback uniforms, but the O’s are one of the more pleasant surprises in baseball this season. An early week series with the Yankees is a good measuring stick to how good this team really is.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
10

12-11 1 7/25
Edwin Encarnacion is putting up Jose Bautista-esque numbers so far for the Jays. Hopefully when Joey Bats heats up, Edwin keeps it going.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

12-11 2 4/22
Wade Miley has filled the void in the starting rotation left by Daniel Hudson better than most could have imagined for the D-Backs.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
12

12-10 2 4/16
Tim Lincecum allowed one run over 13 innings last week against the Mets and Padres, lowering his ERA from 10.54 to 5.74.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
13

11-11 10 1/21
The Tigers on paper look great. The Tigers in April did not. Doug Fister’s scheduled May return offers hope for the near future.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
14

11-11 12 10/26
The Red Sox offense, led by Jared Saltalamacchia and Cody Ross, exploded and the bullpen was perfect in four save opportunities last week en route to a 6-1 record.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

11-9 2 6/29
Who knew the fountain of youth was in Cleveland? Derek Lowe is off to his best start since 2002 as the Indians sit atop the AL Central.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
16

11-11 6 3/25
One of the few bright spots in a rough week for the ChiSox was the often-overlooked Paul Konerko, who hit career home runs number 399, 400 and 401 last week.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
17

11-11 5 1/22
There is hot, and then there is Jay Bruce hot. The Cincinnati outfielder homered in four consecutive games to propel the Reds to series wins over the Giants and Astros.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
18

11-12 - 5/27
The Phillies' under-achieving April secured their first losing month in the regular season since June 2009.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

11-12 1 12/25
The starting pitching was as bad as it gets in the first month of the season, but it hasn’t affected closer John Axford’s performance at the end of games.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

11-11 4 16/29
We have a Carlos Gonzalez sighting. After a slow start to the season, CarGo’s power appears to have returned.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

11-13 - 4/28
The formula of strong starting pitching and below average offense has the A’s consistently hovering around .500.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

11-13 2 18/26
Michael Saunders’ bat is heating up for the M’s as they continue to hover around the .500 mark.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
23

10-12 - 5/27
When will the offense turn around in Pittsburgh? The pitching remains phenomenal, but they need support at the plate.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
24

8-14 9 6/26
Ozzie Guillen lifted the struggling Jose Reyes from the leadoff spot, yet that might not be the only move needed to get the Marlins headed in the right direction.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
25

8-15 6 2/25
Albert Pujols just finished the worst month of his career and the Angels are dead last in the AL West. Not exactly what Arte Moreno had in mind.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
26

9-14 1 22/30
The Astros have lost six consecutive series since winning their first one against Colorado, but at least none of the six have come by the hand of the broom.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

8-15 3 24/30
When the Cubs got a quality start in April, their record was 7-5. When the Cubs didn't get a quality start, the team was 1-9.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

6-15 1 13/29
The Royals looked good on the road during the month of April. They return to KC to host the Yankees this week, in search of their first win at Kauffman Stadium.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
29

7-17 2 19/30
The Padres continue to beat themselves with costly defensive lapses and are on pace for a miserable 190-error season. Perhaps Bud Black should put out a call to Tom Emanski...
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

6-16 2 22/30
The Twins were 1-4 last week against the Red Sox and Royals. At least Joe Mauer is starting to heat up, hitting safely in each of the five games.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets

 

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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Yankees 8 6
Blue Jays 8 6
Orioles 7 7
Rays 7 8
Red Sox 5 9

Central Division

TEAM W L
Tigers 6 4
White Sox 8 6
Indians 6 7
Twins 6 7
Royals 5 7

Western Division

TEAM W L
Athletics 10 4
Mariners 7 6
Rangers 7 7
Angels 6 8
Astros 5 9

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Braves 9 4
Nationals 8 6
Mets 8 7
Phillies 6 7
Marlins 6 9

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 11 4
Cardinals 9 6
Pirates 7 8
Reds 6 9
Cubs 4 9

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 9 5
Giants 9 5
Rockies 7 8
Padres 6 8
Diamondbacks 4 14