MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: Week 12

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted June 25, 2013 12:03 PM EDT

+8

Toronto Blue Jays

-6

Oakland Athletics

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

47-29 - 1/9
Despite running into a wall in a weekend sweep at the hands of the resurgent Rangers at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals still hold the best overall record in baseball and the top spot in the rankings entering this week.
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2

44-32 7 1/14
After slumping big time last week, the Rangers took three out of four from the A’s and swept the Cardinals, two of MLB’s best teams, to earn back first place in the American League West.
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3

46-30 3 1/27
Pedro Alvarez has been tearing up the ball, with nine home runs in June and 19 overall entering this week. The balanced lineup paired with an impressive pitching staff should be capable of carrying the load in the second half of the season.
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4

45-32 1 2/13
If the current trend continues, the National League Central will have three teams in the playoffs. The Reds are best third-place team in all of baseball, with an impressive 45-32 record entering this week.
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5

45-33 1 1/20
The Red Sox are having a successful season, especially compared with last year’s disaster, but the closer role has been a revolving door. Andrew Bailey was demoted in favor of Koji Uehara, Boston’s third closer this year.
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6

42-32 2 2/11
Miguel Cabrera has been taking the spotlight in the Tigers’ lineup once again, but Torii Hunter’s successful season, his first in Detroit, can’t be overlooked. The seasoned veteran isn’t slowing down any time soon.
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7

42-35 2 4/15
The Orioles found themselves victims of the Blue Jays’ hot streak over the weekend, making the road to playoffs a little more difficult, albeit exciting, in the AL East.
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8

44-34 6 2/17
The A’s were considered the league’s hottest team only a few weeks ago, but now have lost two straight series. They were 2-5 last week against the Rangers and Mariners, losing their short-lived grasp on the AL West.
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9

38-37 8 8/27
All appears to be finally well in Toronto. The Blue Jays brought an 11-game winning streak into this week, putting them over .500 for the first time this season and right in the thick of the AL East race.
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10

44-33 3 1/10
The Braves are stumbling lately, as series wins are starting to look harder to come by. Atlanta’s hitting problems are becoming more evident. It was shut out a league-high 11th time on Saturday at Milwaukee.
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11

41-34 1 3/23
Mariano Rivera isn’t looking like a 43-year-old who is going to retire at the end of the season. The legendary closer is on his way to another All-Star Game next month, with 26 saves with a 1.61 ERA entering this week.
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12

41-34 1 7/17
As the second half of the season nears, the Diamondbacks still have a strong grasp on first place in the NL West thanks to the valiant efforts of slugger Paul Goldschmidt and pitcher Patrick Corbin.
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13

38-37 - 1/23
The Giants need to turn it up a notch to catch the D-backs in the NL West, which will probably be the team’s only chance to qualify for the postseason, thanks to the top three teams in the NL Central hogging the wild-card spots.
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14

38-38 2 12/29
The Padres’ lineup can be thanked for the team’s surprisingly successful season thus far. San Diego is sixth in the league in runs per game and is getting contributions from top to bottom in the lineup.
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15

39-36 4 5/26
The Indians are holding on in the AL Central race, only four games back of the Tigers entering this week. If the team can find a couple extra pieces before the trade deadline, the Tigers will have to watch their backs down the stretch.
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16

40-37 2 2/22
The Rays will try to knock down the surging Blue Jays early this week. They hope their pitching staff will go by Toronto’s example and turn things around sooner than later.
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17

39-38 2 4/23
Much has been said about Rockies’ impressive offense this season, keeping the team in contention. Michael Cuddyer is doing his part, riding a 21-game hitting streak into the week.
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18

37-38 - 3/18
The Nationals’ bats seemingly have been going cold every time Stephen Strasburg takes the mound. Luckily, things turned around for the ace last Friday as he picked up a win after pitching a gem against the Rockies.
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19

35-38 3 5/26
The bats fell silent again last week as the Royals came away with only two wins against the Indians and White Sox. Kansas City might not be as ready for contention as previously thought.
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20

36-40 - 12/27
The trade rumors have already started coming out of Philadelphia one month before the deadline on July 31. Will Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon be with the Phillies much longer?
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21

34-38 - 19/27
The Twins are taking a look at their future after calling up the organization’s top pitching prospect, right-hander Kyle Gibson, to make his MLB debut starting against the Royals on Saturday.
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22

33-43 - 2/26
Another week, another losing streak for the Angels, who are in the middle their eighth losing streak of three or more games after getting swept by the Pirates at home to continue a disappointing season.
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23

34-43 - 17/27
The Mariners are improved from last season. Top prospects Nick Franklin and Mike Zunino are getting a chance to show Seattle they can help the big-league lineup now.
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24

32-42 - 1/25
Yasiel Puig is giving fans in Los Angeles something to talk about amid an overall disappointing season. The rookie slugger is hitting .425 with six home runs and 12 RBI in just 19 games this season entering this week.
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25

31-43 1 15/30
Carlos Gomez has been leading the Brewers’ lineup this season. Unfortunately, Milwaukee will need its usual star hitter, Ryan Braun, to make a quick recovery if this team is going to turn things around.
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26

30-42 3 16/29
The Mets hope they won’t have to rely solely on Matt Harvey after Zack Wheeler made his much-anticipated pitching debut after being touted as one of the top prospects in all of baseball.
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27

31-43 2 20/28
After getting cut by the Dodgers in spring training, Kevin Gregg is thriving in the closer role for the Cubs, with 11 saves and a 1.11 ERA entering this week.
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28

31-42 1 14/29
Unable to duplicate the success of last season, the White Sox might be looking to sell off their name players at the trade deadline and start the rebuilding process.
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29

29-48 1 28/30
Chris Carter has been a blessing and a curse for the Astros this season. His team-high 15 home runs entering this week have helped power the offense, but he also has 105 strikeouts.
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30

25-50 - 27/30
Could things in Miami get any worse this season? It very well could, with trade rumors swirling around star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and starter Ricky Nolasco.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Yankees 10 7
Orioles 8 7
Blue Jays 9 8
Rays 8 9
Red Sox 7 10

Central Division

TEAM W L
Tigers 7 6
Royals 8 7
Twins 8 8
White Sox 8 9
Indians 7 9

Western Division

TEAM W L
Athletics 11 5
Rangers 10 7
Angels 8 8
Mariners 7 9
Astros 5 12

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Braves 11 5
Nationals 10 7
Mets 8 8
Phillies 7 9
Marlins 7 10

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 12 5
Cardinals 10 7
Pirates 8 9
Reds 7 9
Cubs 4 11

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 10 7
Giants 10 7
Rockies 9 9
Padres 8 9
Diamondbacks 5 14