MLB POWER RANKINGS

MLB Baseball Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings: 5

By Shawn Ramsey

WEEK#    
Posted May 07, 2013 05:42 PM EDT

+8

Cleveland Indians

-6

Colorado Rockies

FOX SPORTS MLB POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

20-11 1 1/14
Yu Darvish is leading the league in strikeouts, adding 14 Ks against the Red Sox on Sunday to help the Rangers complete the sweep. The lineup is back to its usual hitting ways, making Texas a tough opponent.
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2

20-11 1 1/20
The Sox ran into a wall in Texas, suffering their first sweep of the season. David Ortiz continued his hitting streak through Sunday as he remains the leader of Boston’s lineup after a late start coming off the DL.
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3

20-11 3 1/9
The Cardinals looked a bit rough last week losing three straight. Since then, St. Louis hasn’t lost, picking up a series win against the Reds and sweeping a four-game series in Milwaukee to take control of the NL Central.
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4

18-12 1 1/10
The Braves are about to get even better with the return of catcher Brian McCann from the DL. With a surplus of catchers, Atlanta will have to find some playing time for April’s NL Rookie of the Month Evan Gattis.
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5

19-12 2 1/23
Matt Cain ended the longest winless streak of his career, picking up his first W of the season as the Giants swept the Dodgers at home. Pablo Sandoval is one of the league’s hottest hitters leading a dangerous lineup.
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6

19-11 2 2/11
The Tigers scored 37 runs in a four-game sweep of the Astros; reigning AL MVP Miguel Cabrera is leading the MLB in batting average; and Justin Verlander is lights out, even flirting with another no-hitter on Sunday.
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7

17-11 2 5/26
Alex Gordon is holding up a strong Royals lineup and the front office’s offseason moves to improve the rotation are paying off in a big way after one month in the season.
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8

19-13 1 4/15
The pitching staff may be close to turning a corner after a rough start. Freddy Garcia took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday after getting called up to replace the struggling Zach Britton in the rotation.
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9

18-12 3 3/23
Robinson Cano is holding up a battered Yankees lineup and the usual stars’ replacements continue to play at a high level. Travis Hafner is enjoying a resurgence as he has avoided injuries that have plagued him the last few years.
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10

18-13 6 4/23
As the weather warms up in Colorado, the Rockies have started to cool off and have been unable to string together wins. Despite this, the lineup is still packing a punch with Troy Tulowitzki leading the way.
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11

18-15 1 2/17
Oakland bounced back from a rough stretch, taking two series wins last week, including a 19-inning marathon against the division-rival Angels that landed three players on the DL, giving the A’s a chance to display their roster’s depth.
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12

17-15 1 3/18
Young stars Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper were a little banged up last week, but managed to play anyway to help keep the Nationals afloat as the lineup collectively finds its swing again.
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13

18-14 - 2/13
Shin-Soo Choo came over from Cleveland in an offseason trade and has excelled as the Reds’ new leadoff hitter, setting the table for the power hitters to make the lineup even more dangerous.
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14

17-14 - 1/27
The Pirates took a step back after losing two straight series last week. Starling Marte in the leadoff spot is paying off for the Bucs as he continues to manufacture runs.
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15

16-15 - 7/17
Not a good week for the D-backs, who won just one game last week after facing two divisional opponents. Patrick Corbin has been a bright spot in the rotation after stealing the No. 5 starter job in spring training.
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16

14-16 3 2/22
After an underwhelming 11-11 year in 2012, Matt Moore has shown he has what it takes to be a top-of-the-rotation pitcher with an undefeated record, leading the Rays staff in strikeouts and ERA.
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17

14-16 1 15/30
So much for the hot streak that put the Brewers back in consideration. Since the team’s nine-game winning streak, Milwaukee has collected only three wins in 11 games.
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18

15-14 8 5/26
Last week’s six-game winning streak showed the dominance of the Indians lineup, which is playing without leadoff hitter Michael Bourn. The pitching staff also showed it may finally break out of its slump during the streak.
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19

13-17 1 1/25
The Dodgers finally got back one of their big bats last week, only to lose it again as Hanley Ramirez went right back to the DL after playing in only four games.
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20

12-16 3 16/29
David Wright, John Buck and Matt Harvey have made all the headlines for the Mets this season. Too bad teams need more than three good players to be successful in the majors.
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21

14-18 1 12/27
Roy Halladay finally admitted that his shoulder wasn’t at 100 percent, perhaps explaining the former Cy-Young winner’s pitching woes this season.
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22

15-18 3 17/27
The Mariners are probably wishing they could send Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma out every other day to the mound. Unfortunately that’s not the way it works as Seattle’s three other starters aren’t holding their own.
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23

11-20 3 2/26
The Angels should have a good chance to turn around their fortunes this week with series against the Astros and White Sox. Something needs to be done quickly for the team to dig out of the big hole it has dug.
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24

13-17 1 14/29
Taking two wins from the red-hot Rangers makes the White Sox look better, but this team is still having problems hitting. Adam Dunn’s lowly .146 batting average should be enough to explain.
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25

13-14 1 19/27
An underperforming lineup paired with a struggling pitching staff is a recipe for disaster in the majors. The Twins are managing to at least take one win from recent series to show some fight.
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26

13-18 2 12/29
The Padres have had two good weeks in a row, collecting eight wins in 11 games. Luckily it’s early and if San Diego keeps winning, it could be right back in the race after a rough start.
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27

11-21 6 8/27
Things can’t be worse for an organization that had such high hopes in the offseason. If the Blue Jays don’t start finding the win column soon, expect big changes to come before the trade deadline.
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28

11-20 1 20/28
For how well the starting pitching has performed, the bullpen has been equally bad giving up runs that lead to losses. The Cubs need to find a quick fix with a week’s worth of tough opponents ahead.
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29

10-22 1 27/30
The Marlins slammed a banged-up Roy Halladay on Sunday, and rookie Jose Fernandez earned his first career win on Saturday. Despite Sunday’s big win, Miami is still lacking offensive power.
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30

8-24 1 28/30
Philip Humber threw a perfect game last season with the White Sox, but the starting pitcher looks far removed from that performance, sporting an 0-7 record with an 8.82 ERA through his first seven games with the Astros.
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AL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Yankees 11 8
Blue Jays 10 9
Red Sox 9 10
Rays 9 10
Orioles 8 9

Central Division

TEAM W L
Tigers 9 6
Royals 9 8
Twins 9 9
White Sox 9 10
Indians 8 10

Western Division

TEAM W L
Athletics 13 5
Rangers 11 8
Angels 8 10
Mariners 7 11
Astros 5 14

NL Standings

Eastern Division

TEAM W L
Braves 12 6
Nationals 11 8
Mets 9 9
Marlins 9 10
Phillies 8 10

Central Division

TEAM W L
Brewers 14 5
Cardinals 11 8
Reds 8 10
Pirates 8 11
Cubs 5 12

Western Division

TEAM W L
Dodgers 12 7
Giants 11 8
Rockies 10 10
Padres 9 10
Diamondbacks 5 16