MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: Week 15

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted July 17, 2013 01:09 AM EDT

+3

Tampa Bay Rays

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Los Angeles Angels

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

58-39 - 1/20
Most wins in baseball goes to the Red Sox at the All-Star break; the retooled roster has paid off big time in Boston. The team is only 11 wins away from its total for all of last season at 69 wins.
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2

57-36 2 1/9
The Cardinals are one of the league’s best teams, but have yet to create any space in the NL Central race with the Pirates and Reds hot on their heels. Yadier Molina has been having an MVP season thus far, carrying the team offensively and defensively.
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3

56-37 1 1/27
Despite a slide last week, the Pirates are showing they belong in the company of the league’s elite. Their only hindrance may be an underperforming lineup, but don’t count on these Bucs having another late-season collapse.
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4

56-39 1 2/17
Some thought last year was a fluke with the A’s taking the AL West from the Rangers in the final days of the season. They have had some bad streaks this season, but have managed to keep things close in the division.
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5

52-42 1 2/11
Miguel Cabrera showed no signs of fatigue from his Triple Crown winning season; in fact the Tigers slugger could be on his way to an unprecedented second straight one, that is if he can get more home runs than Baltimore’s Chris Davis before the season’s eExpand Description
Miguel Cabrera showed no signs of fatigue from his Triple Crown winning season; in fact the Tigers slugger could be on his way to an unprecedented second straight one, that is if he can get more home runs than Baltimore’s Chris Davis before the season’s end. Collapse Description
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6

54-41 1 1/14
Injuries to the pitching staff has caused problems for the Rangers this season, leading Texas to give young starters Justin Grimm and Nick Tepesch a chance in the majors. Look for this team to attempt to add another big arm before the trade deadline.
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7

54-41 1 1/10
The Braves have one of the easiest second-half schedules; the team doesn’t even have to go past the Central Time Zone. If Atlanta can keep up what it has done thus far, another division title will be in its hands, but will need several stars in the lineupExpand Description
The Braves have one of the easiest second-half schedules; the team doesn’t even have to go past the Central Time Zone. If Atlanta can keep up what it has done thus far, another division title will be in its hands, but will need several stars in the lineup to end their slides to do well in the playoffs Collapse Description
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8

55-41 3 2/22
The sun looked to be setting on the Rays earlier in the season, but a recent surge has placed Tampa Bay right into the thick of the AL East race and David Price looks like he's put his early-season struggles behind him in his return from the DL.
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9

53-42 2 2/13
All-Star starters Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips have been leading the Reds once again this season, though enough can’t be said about new leadoff hitter Shin-Soo Choo -- who is constantly getting on base for Cincy’s All Stars to hit him home.
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10

53-43 - 4/15
Chris Davis’ 37 home runs before the break has made headlines as the Orioles offense has been the key for this season’s success, leaving Baltimore in the middle of a surely entertaining second-half in the AL East.
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11

51-44 2 3/23
The Yankees have been decimated by injuries to their usual starters. The offensive replacements fared well at first, but fell off as the season churned on. Getting Derek Jeter back could help New York get back on track after the break.
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12

48-47 - 3/18
Many thought this team would be one of the league’s best before the season, but in reality it has been holding strong in second place of the NL East behind the Braves. Washington better find last season’s magic quick or it will be missing the playoffs.
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13

47-47 3 1/25
The Dodgers were awful to start the season, but after playing to their potential recently, paired with the arrival of Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles is back at .500 and is poised to make a second-half run.
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14

50-45 1 7/17
The Diamondbacks had the chance to take a commanding lead in the NL West, but haven’t played well in the weeks prior to the All-Star break. The Dodgers are right on Arizona’s heels at just 2.5 games back in the division.
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15

51-44 - 5/26
Cleveland finished the first-half strong, taking two of three from the Blue Jays and sweeping the Royals. The Indians are somewhat surprisingly just 1.5 games behind the Tigers in the division.
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16

48-48 3 12/27
Are the Phillies going to make a run into contention in the second half? It could be possible with this team sitting currently at .500 and only 6.5 games behind the Braves, who, along with the Nationals, have had weaknesses exposed this season.
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17

44-49 3 2/26
Mike Trout has held this team together throughout the several disappointments this season, and has been rewarded with a starting spot in the outfield in Tuesday’s All-Star Game.
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18

43-49 - 5/26
The Royals experienced a ride to the top this season for a brief period, but have since floundered. Heading into the break, Kansas City is on a five-game losing streak, with the offense still unable to find its groove.
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19

45-49 2 8/27
Great things were expected from the Blue Jays this season, but they have fallen far from those expectations thus far. Sitting in last place in their stacked division and 11.5 games back of first place, Toronto’s headache isn’t likely to end any time soon.Expand Description
Great things were expected from the Blue Jays this season, but they have fallen far from those expectations thus far. Sitting in last place in their stacked division and 11.5 games back of first place, Toronto’s headache isn’t likely to end any time soon. Collapse Description
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20

42-51 3 20/28
The Cubs enter the All-Star break on a high note taking three straight series. Chicago has set a franchise record using 43 different players, clearly showing this team is just not ready to win any time soon, but nobody was really expecting much this seasoExpand Description
The Cubs enter the All-Star break on a high note taking three straight series. Chicago has set a franchise record using 43 different players, clearly showing this team is just not ready to win any time soon, but nobody was really expecting much this season anyways. Collapse Description
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21

43-52 - 17/27
The Mariners pitching duo of Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma have been the two main bright points. The lineup, on the other hand, hasn’t found its niche, with no help in sight in another down year in Seattle.
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22

46-50 2 4/23
After beginning the season surprisingly as one of the best teams, the Rockies have fallen back to reality. Good news for Colorado, they Rockies are still very much in the NL West race if they can keep pace with the Dodgers and Diamondbacks.
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23

43-51 1 1/23
As reigning World Series champions, expectations were at an all-time high in San Francisco, however off years by pitching stars Matt Cain, Barry Zito and Tim Lincecum (other than his no-hitter on Saturday) derailed the team in the first half.
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24

41-50 1 16/29
The Mets are looking to pick up the pace finally this season, perhaps making it a bad time for a long break. Matt Harvey’s excellent season is being rewarded with a start at his home field in the All-Star Game on Tuesday.
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25

39-53 2 19/27
The Twins have only three wins in 14 games for the month of June, making them obvious sellers before the trade deadline and putting the team in a likely rebuilding mode for the rest of this season at least.
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26

42-54 2 12/29
It was clearly a rebuilding year in San Diego this year, so not much was expected from this young team. The Padres did make it interesting at one point, reaching .500 in June, but since have only won twice in 16 games.
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27

38-56 1 15/30
Injuries can be slightly to blame for the Brewers' bad first half, but poor performances by many of the team’s best players can also share that blame. Milwaukee wasn’t expected to win the World Series this year, but on paper, it should have been better.
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28

37-55 1 14/29
Pitching is certainly the strong point of the White Sox with Chris Sale leading the staff, but the offense -- one of the league's worst -- has failed to deliver, leaving the Southsiders at a crossroad for their future.
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29

35-58 1 27/30
After ridding themselves of almost every big name on the roster prior to the season, the Marlins weren’t expected to make any noise. Unfortunately things did get worse with Giancarlo Stanton's struggles placing Miami at the bottom of almost every offensivExpand Description
After ridding themselves of almost every big name on the roster prior to the season, the Marlins weren’t expected to make any noise. Unfortunately things did get worse with Giancarlo Stanton's struggles placing Miami at the bottom of almost every offensive category. Collapse Description
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30

33-61 - 28/30
Sure they have the league’s worst record, but the future is looking bright after three of the Astros’ top prospects played in the All-Star Futures Game. Despite the new league and division, Houston has done better than many thought it would in the AL WestExpand Description
Sure they have the league’s worst record, but the future is looking bright after three of the Astros’ top prospects played in the All-Star Futures Game. Despite the new league and division, Houston has done better than many thought it would in the AL West. Collapse Description
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

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

Central Division

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

Western Division

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

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Braves 10 5
Nationals 9 6
Mets 8 7
Phillies 7 8
Marlins 6 10

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 11 4
Cardinals 9 6
Pirates 7 8
Reds 6 9
Cubs 4 10

Western Division

TEAM W L
Giants 10 5
Dodgers 9 6
Padres 7 8
Rockies 7 9
Diamondbacks 4 14