2014 MLB Power Rankings: Week 11 Edition

MLB Power Rankings: Week 11

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With 10 weeks of the season already in the books, it's time to look toward the months of July, August and September for those teams that are still banking on a playoff race. The dog days of summer are upon us and there are a handful of teams that stand out above the rest while the remainder of MLB is fighting for respect.

30. Tampa Bay Rays (24-40)

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30. Tampa Bay Rays (24-40)

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Tampa Bay is just having a rough go of things this season and there seems to be no end to the struggles. The Rays are just 1-9 in their last 10 games and have the worst run differential in baseball.

29. San Diego Padres (28-35)

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29. San Diego Padres (28-35)

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San Diego wasn't really expected to do much this season and that's exactly why they aren't a disappointment at seven games under the .500 mark.

28. Arizona Diamondbacks (28-37)

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28. Arizona Diamondbacks (28-37)

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Arizona, on the other hand, was expected to contend in the NL West, but has faltered quite a bit and find themselves in the same division as two of the top World Series favorites and 15 games out of first place.

27. Chicago Cubs (25-35)

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27. Chicago Cubs (25-35)

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Slow clap, everyone. The Cubs no longer have the worst record in baseball after winning five consecutive games -- it would have been six if it weren't for a blown lead.

26. Houston Astros (28-36)

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26. Houston Astros (28-36)

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The Astros seem to be a team on the rise as George Springer and Jon Singleton are two young sluggers who are taking the league by storm.

25. Philadelphia Phillies (25-36)

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25. Philadelphia Phillies (25-36)

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The Phillies have been pitiful in their last 10 games, going 2-8 and looking like the team everyone thought they would be to begin the year. Oh yeah, and they have the second-worst run differential in baseball.

24. New York Mets (28-35)

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24. New York Mets (28-35)

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Things were looking up for the Mets as they were one win away from the .500 mark -- that was before a recent six-game losing streak that has sent them reeling to a five-game deficit in the NL East.

23. Cincinnati Reds (29-32)

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23. Cincinnati Reds (29-32)

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Cincinnati hasn't gained any ground in the NL Central and they seem to be the team that will be on the outside looking in at the end of the season if things don't change soon.

22. Minnesota Twins (29-32)

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22. Minnesota Twins (29-32)

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No one expected the Twins to contend in the AL Central this season and Minnesota is quickly drifting back into irrelevance. They are only five games out of first place, but they can't keep the same pace and expect to contend.

21. Kansas City Royals (31-32)

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21. Kansas City Royals (31-32)

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Taking two straight games from the Yankees over the weekend was a huge confidence-booster for a Royals team who was struggling to find some sort of success. This team could end up sneaking up on some people.

20. Boston Red Sox (28-34)

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20. Boston Red Sox (28-34)

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Boston seems to be the streakiest team in baseball this season. They had lost 10 straight games, won seven consecutive games and just recently ended a five-game losing streak with a ninth-inning go-ahead homer by David Ortiz against the Tigers.

19. Pittsburgh Pirates (29-33)

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19. Pittsburgh Pirates (29-33)

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The Pirates have been absolutely mediocre on the road this season and they are trying to fight the fact that they aren't playing as good away from home. They are slowly getting hot, however.

18. Colorado Rockies (29-33)

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18. Colorado Rockies (29-33)

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Colorado is a team that has completely fallen off since the hot start that it had to begin the season. At the start of the year, the Rockies were my darkhorse favorites to make a run at a World Series.

17. Cleveland Indians (32-31)

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17. Cleveland Indians (32-31)

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The Cleveland Indians are finally getting hot and that is bad news for the rest of the AL Central. Early on in the season, the Indians looked like a team with no life, but they are 8-2 in their last 10 games.

16. Texas Rangers (31-32)

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16. Texas Rangers (31-32)

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After taking down the Detroit Tigers in an impressive road series win not too long ago, the Rangers have been struggling to stay healthy. That might cost this team a shot at a division title.

15. Chicago White Sox (31-33)

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15. Chicago White Sox (31-33)

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Being swept by the Angels was the last thing the White Sox needed especially since the Indians are completely red-hot in the AL Central. Chicago dropped from second place all the way to fourth.

14. Baltimore Orioles (31-30)

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14. Baltimore Orioles (31-30)

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Manny Machado's antics may have hurt the Orioles this past week and for the next couple of games. Although he is playing with immaturity, he's a big reason this team is in second place in the cutthroat AL East.

13. Seattle Mariners (33-29)

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13. Seattle Mariners (33-29)

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Seattle had a huge win against the Rays on Sunday in which it broke a 0-0 tie with five runs in the top of the ninth against Grant Balfour. The Mariners are getting hot, folks.

12. New York Yankees (31-31)

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12. New York Yankees (31-31)

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The Yankees haven't wowed anyone this season with any part of the game. Usually, when you think of the Yankees, you think of a home run hitting powerhouse with a solid pitching staff. Not this year.

11. Los Angeles Dodgers (33-31)

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11. Los Angeles Dodgers (33-31)

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The Dodgers have a pitiful 13-19 record at home this season and if they don't fix that soon, they could see their division title hopes dashed. They are on the verge of being 10 games back in the NL West.

10. Miami Marlins (33-30)

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10. Miami Marlins (33-30)

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Somehow, some way, the Marlins keep finding ways to win. With a winning record and tie for first place in the NL East after 63 games of play, it's starting to look like this team might not be a fluke after all.

9. St. Louis Cardinals (33-31)

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9. St. Louis Cardinals (33-31)

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The NL Central race will go down to the final days of the season and it will be interesting to see if the struggling Cardinals will be chasing the surging Brewers by that time or vice versa.

8. Washington Nationals (32-29)

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8. Washington Nationals (32-29)

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The Washington Nationals are hoping to get young slugger Bryce Harper back as soon as possible, but they will have to make do with what they have right now. Going 7-3 in their last 10 games isn't too shabby.

7. Atlanta Braves (32-29)

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7. Atlanta Braves (32-29)

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The Atlanta Braves are having a tough time scoring runs -- and it's quite the head-scratcher. If this team could heat up offensively, it would be hard to see anyone keep up with them in the NL East.

6. Detroit Tigers (33-26)

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6. Detroit Tigers (33-26)

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After a 27-12 start to the season, the Tigers have gone 6-14 in the last 20 games, but there are signs of a turnaround. Detroit took two of three against the Red Sox and it looks like this team could be on the verge of a comeback.

5. Los Angeles Angels (34-28)

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5. Los Angeles Angels (34-28)

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Los Angeles just got done sweeping the Chicago White Sox -- a huge feat for a team looking to keep up with the red-hot Athletics in the AL West. The Angels are holding on for dear life in the division race.

4. Milwaukee Brewers (38-26)

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4. Milwaukee Brewers (38-26)

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Milwaukee is one of the most consistent teams in baseball this season. The Brewers are keeping a solid pace in the NL Central race enough to make the Cardinals sweat a bit.

3. Toronto Blue Jays (38-26)

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3. Toronto Blue Jays (38-26)

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Toronto's offense looks like a Yankees offense from the past. The AL East race is being led by the offensively-gifted Blue Jays and it's tough to shut down a team that can seemingly hit a home run with anyone in the lineup.

2. Oakland Athletics (39-24)

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2. Oakland Athletics (39-24)

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With the best offense and the best pitching staff in baseball, the Athletics also have a crazy-good run differential. With a +128 run differential just two months into the season, there might be no stopping this team.

1. San Francisco Giants (42-21)

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1. San Francisco Giants (42-21)

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The Giants are the first team to get to 40 wins this season and if they keep their current pace, 50 wins could happen in the next two weeks. This team is just as good on the road as it is at home and it's starting to look like the World Series-caliber Giants that we are used to.

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