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August 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Ryan Divish’s MLB power rankings

Rank (LW) Team Comment
1. (1) Athletics
2. (2) Angels
3. (3) Dodgers
4. (4) Orioles
5. (6) Brewers
6. (7) Nationals
7. (12) Royals After dropping four straight games in late July, the Royals are the hottest team in baseball, winning 19 of their last 22 games. A big reason is the surging Billy Butler, who is hitting .321 with seven doubles, four homers, 14 RBI and a .908 OPS in his last 24 games.
8. (10) Cardinals
9. (13) Mariners
10. (5) Tigers They are free falling. They even messed up Miguel Cabrera’s bobblehead night. The doll is holding a pair of MVP awards. One small problem: they say National League MVP.
11. (8) Pirates
12. (9) Giants
13. (15) Braves
14. (12) Blue Jays
15. (14) Yankees
16. (17) Indians
17. (19) Rays On June 10, they were 24-42 and 18 games under .500. Since then they are 37-19. With a 5-0 win on Friday, they improved to 61-61. Never count out a team managed by Joe Maddon.
18. (16) Reds
19. (18) Marlins
20. (20) White Sox
21. (21) Mets
22. (25) Padres
23. (22) Red Sox
24. (24) Phillies
25. (26) Cubs
26. (23) Twins
27. (27) Astros
28. (28) Diamondbacks
29. (29) Rangers How beat up is the Rangers’ pitching staff? This season they’ve had 35 different pitchers appear in games, two shy of the MLB record. Three of those mound appearances came from position players — First baseman Mitch Moreland and catchers Chris Gimenez and J.P. Arencibia.
30. (30) Rockies

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