MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: Week 5

Eric Luchetti and Jase Bandelow

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Posted May 08, 2012 06:50 AM EDT

+9

Miami Marlins

-9

Boston Red Sox

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

19-10 2 1/15
The Rays survived their first week with Evan Longoria (torn left hamstring) on the DL against the Mariners and A’s but things will get a bit tougher this week as they travel to the Bronx and Baltimore.
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2

19-10 1 1/5
The Rangers stumbled for the first time this season, winning just two games against the Blue Jays and Indians last week. It doesn’t get any easier as they are in Baltimore for four before returning home to face the Halos.
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3

19-10 6 1/29
You know things are going right when you cap off a five-win week by having your designated hitter Chris Davis go 0-for-8 with five Ks AND pitch two scoreless innings for the win.
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4

19-10 - 1/19
The Dodgers struggled on the road last week but thankfully return home for the first time under the new ownership group that includes Magic Johnson.
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5

18-11 3 2/19
After pitching poorly in his first three starts of the season, compiling a nasty 9.88 ERA along with three losses, Adam Wainwright is 2-0 and 2.70 since, a good sign for the defending champs.
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6

18-10 - 1/18
The Nationals landed yet another offensive player on the disabled list after Jayson Werth broke his wrist sliding for a ball in the outfield on Sunday. But on the bright side, it means more time for Bryce Harper.
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7

18-12 2 3/18
The Braves hadn't overcome a first-inning, five-run deficit since 1991, yet managed to accomplish the feat three times last week. Perhaps last season’s collapse provided a valuable lesson about never giving up.
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8

16-13 2 7/25
After winning four games last week against the Rangers and Angels, the Jays get to toss staff ace Ricky Romero against both the A’s and Twins.
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9

15-13 2 1/11
David Robertson certainly has nasty stuff, but losing future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera will be tough to overcome for the Yankees.
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10

17-11 5 6/29
Since blowing a save on Opening Day, Chris Perez has been pretty much automatic for the Tribe, including four saves last week for the Central leaders.
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11

14-14 2 1/21
Rick Porcello looked good last week, winning both of his starts by limiting the White Sox and Royals to a combined 11 hits in 14.1 innings.
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12

16-13 4 5/27
The Mets have won each of their first three homestands to start the year, which is significant considering last season they won only three homestands the entire year.
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13

14-16 2 4/22
When will the D-Backs figure out how to win close games? Ten of their first 15 losses this season have been by one run.
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14

15-13 3 1/22
Brandon Phillips started off the season battling through a left hamstring strain and has had to play catch-up of sorts offensively. Apparently he hasn’t caught up yet, as he continued to struggle at the plate.
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15

15-14 9 6/26
Giancarlo Stanton’s recent power surge has put a charge into the red-hot Marlins, who are winning despite Heath Bell’s struggle to close out games.
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16

14-15 4 4/16
The injury bug continues to bite the Giants, as Pablo Sandoval became the latest member of the DL club after breaking his left hand.
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17

14-16 1 5/27
The Phillies will welcome back Cliff Lee from the DL and nobody could be happier than the bullpen, which has struggled to close out games of late.
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18

12-17 1 12/25
The Brew Crew wrapped up a nine-game road trip with as many wins (three) as players lost to the disabled list. Yikes.
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19

13-17 3 3/25
Adam Dunn has been seeing the ball much better lately, hitting four home runs and ONLY striking out eight times last week.
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20

15-14 1 4/28
Coco Crisp heading to the DL isn’t a good thing, but at least the A’s get to give one of the brighter prospects in the organization, Michael Taylor, another look at the big league level.
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21

13-17 4 2/25
Jered Weaver tossed a no-no. Albert Pujols has left the building. Hopefully now the Angels can focus on the bullpen, which is among the worst in baseball.
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22

12-16 2 16/29
The Rockies starters are struggling to go deep into games of late, which in turn has taxed the bullpen. With Jamie Moyer scheduled to pitch every fifth day, that trend could continue.
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23

12-16 9 10/26
Just when it looked like the Red Sox had righted the ship, they lose five of six to Oakland and Baltimore.
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24

13-16 2 22/30
A season-high five-game winning streak is a nice boost for a young Houston club that has shown some major improvement early on after setting a club record for futility last season.
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25

14-17 3 18/26
The M’s snapped a seven-game skid by winning two straight against the Twins over the weekend. They should enjoy while it they can as they have three at home against the Tigers before going on the road for 10 games.
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26

12-16 3 5/27
Manager Clint Hurdle once envisioned the day when the Pirates could hit Pedro Alvarez in the cleanup spot. It appears that day has arrived. Now if he could just envision a few more Bucco victories.
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27

12-17 - 24/30
Cubs manager Dale Sveum, who decided enough was enough last week after watching Carlos Marmol blow yet another ninth-inning lead, will be looking for someone, anyone to step into the closer role.
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28

9-19 - 13/29
The Royals finally won a game at Kauffman Stadium, only to have it overshadowed by the season-ending injury to Mariano Rivera. It’s been that kind of year for the Royals.
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29

10-20 - 19/30
The season is just over a month old and yet the Padres still have managed to lose three or more games in a row on five separate occasions.
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30

7-21 - 22/30
The Twins rank among the AL-worst in runs scored, batting average, home runs, runs batted in, slugging percentage, etc. No secret to why they are dead last in the rankings.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Blue Jays 8 6
Yankees 7 6
Rays 7 7
Orioles 6 7
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 7 7
Phillies 6 7
Marlins 6 9

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 10 4
Cardinals 9 5
Pirates 7 7
Reds 5 9
Cubs 4 8

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 9 5
Giants 9 5
Rockies 7 8
Padres 6 8
Diamondbacks 4 13