MLB Power Rankings 9/10/2012

Power Rankings
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1 Washington Nationals 1
 Much to many’s dismay, the Nationals shut down Stephen Strasburg on Saturday following a horrendous 5 inning, 7 runs allowed appearance.
2 Cincinnati Reds 2
The Reds have lost just 4 series since the All Star break, including their last 2.
3 Texas Rangers 3
 Josh Hamilton has 5 home runs in is past 10 games. He hit 8 total in June and July.
4 Atlanta Braves +3 7
 Since joining the rotation on July 31st, Kris Medlen is 8-0 with a 0.81 ERA in 8 starts for Atlanta.
5 Oakland Athletics 5
The A’s swept the Mariners over the weekend and now start a 4 game series in Anaheim. This very well could be the turning point of the A’s postseason run.
6 San Francisco Giants 6
 With the Pirates crashing back to earth, Buster Posey has emerged as the possible MVP frontrunner. Posey is hitting .325/.402/.524  and his oWAR is 2nd best in the NL, not to mention from a premium position.
  7 New York Yankees -3 4
 The Yankees came back from the dead Sunday, beating the Orioles 13-3 to salvage a potentially lost series. The Yankees hold just a one game lead over Baltimore, but they face a rather easy schedule down the stretch.
8 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim +5 13
The Angels held on to win again Sunday, as they have now won 11 of their last 12 to pull within 1 game of the 2nd AL Wild Card spot. Mike Trout hit his 2nd and 3rd career leadoff home runs over the weekend.
  9 Tampa Bay Rays 9
The Rays sit just 1 game back in the AL Wild Card race after a fantastic 7-0 win over the Rangers on Sunday.
10 Baltimore Orioles 10
 The O’s split their 4 game series against the Yankees, and sit just 1 game out of the division lead.
11 St. Louis Cardinals +1 12
 Edward Mujica has allowed zero runs in 17 appearances since he was dealt from Miami to the Cardinals in exchange for prospect, Zack Cox.
12 Chicago White Sox -4 8
 The White Sox have scored 83 runs in their past 14 home games.
13 Los Angeles Dodgers +1 14
 Matt Kemp is 3 for 29 since running into a wall at Coors Field on August 28th.
14 Detroit Tigers -3 11
 After sweeping the White Sox a week ago, the Tigers have lost 5 of 6, and now begin a crucial 4 game series against the White Sox on Monday.
15 Pittsburgh Pirates 15
 The Pirates went 2-4 over their 6 game homestand against the Astros and Cubs, but still sit just 2.5 games behind St. Louis for the 2nd NL Wild Card spot.
16 Milwaukee Brewers 16
 Aramis Ramirez has already set his 2nd highest single season WAR mark of his career at 4.5, with nearly a month remaining in the season.
17 Arizona Diamondbacks 17
 Adam Eaton has 8 hits in his first 21 big league at bats since joining the Diamondbacks.
18 Philadelphia Phillies 18
 In 29 games since the trade deadline, John Mayberry jr. is hitting .301 with 6 home runs and 15 RBI’s, as he has carried the Phillies offense.
19 Seattle Mariners 19
Felix Hernandez went 4-0 with a 1.08 ERA in August, but he has allowed a combined 9 runs over 13 innings in his 2 September starts.
20 New York Mets 20
On Wednesday afternoon, RA Dickey became the first major leaguer to reach 18 wins this season.
21 San Diego Padres 21
 Chase Headley won NL Player of the Month honors for the month of August. During August, Headley batted .306 with 10 home runs and 31 RBI’s.
22 Toronto Blue Jays -2 24
 On Saturday, Blue Jays rookie outfielder, Anthony Gose, hit his first major league home run as part of a 2-4 night that included 5 RBI’s.
23 Kansas City Royals 23
Jeremy Guthrie is 4-0 with a 1.72 ERA in 7 starts since being dealt to the Royals.
24 Boston Red Sox -2 22
 The flailing Red Sox play all of their remaining games against AL East teams.
25 Miami Marlins 25
 Mark Buehrle is just 19 1/3 innings away from reaching 200 innings for his 12th consecutive season.
26 Cleveland Indians +1 27
 Since the All Star break, Ubaldo Jiminez is 1-8 with a 5.61 ERA.
27 Minnesota Twins +1 28
 Since leaving Minnesota, Francisco Liriano is 2-1 with a 5.09 ERA in 8 starts for the White Sox.
28 Colorado Rockies -2 26
 The Rockies season leader in home runs is not Troy Tulowitzki nor Carlos Gonzalez. It’s rookie catcher Wilin Rosario, who has 23 on the year.
29 Chicago Cubs 29
 Darwin Barney has gone 124 straight games without making an error, setting the NL mark previously held by Ryne Sandberg.
30 Houston Astros 30
 Over the weekend, the Astros won their first road series since early June.

Biggest Jump: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim +5

Biggest Drop: Chicago White Sox -4

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