2012 Major League Baseball Power Rankings: June 18
A look at the best and worst baseball teams in MLB.
By: Patrick Snow | 6/18/12, 3:28 PM EDT
1. Dodgers — Dodgers and opponents batting .239 in June.
2. Yankees — Rafael Soriano had five saves during nine-game win streak.
3. Rangers — Just one game over .500 since their torrid April.
4. Reds — New ace Mat Latos is 5-0 over last 10 starts.
5. Rays — Two shutouts and extra-inning loss in series win over Miami.
6. Orioles — Tossed back-to-back shutouts at Atlanta.
7. Nationals — Swept Red Sox and Blue Jays, then swept by Yankees.
8. Angels — D’backs hitters were no match for Halos’ pitching.
9. Braves — Losing woes at home continue.
10. Giants — Seven games above .500 vs. NL Central.
11. Blue Jays — Lost three key starting pitchers to injury in matter of few days.
12. White Sox — Won three of nine vs. NL.
13. Mets — Lost nine of 10 when not playing the Rays.
14. Marlins — 8-14 in April, 21-8 in May and 4-10 in June.
15. Pirates — Where would lineup be without Andrew McCutchen?
16. Diamondbacks — Entire infield batting .300 or better in June.
17. Cardinals — Closer Jason Motte couldn’t preserve series vs. Royals.
18. Indians — Pitchers hit .333 in interleague play.
19. Red Sox — Big Papi leads Sox in just about every offensive category.
20. Tigers — Won two of three in each of three interleague series.
21. Phillies — Jim Thome swatted 100th homer for third team.
22. A’s — Five different pitchers have saves already this season.
23. Brewers — Need to get Rickie Weeks going.
24. Mariners — Lowest OBP in the American League.
25. Royals — Fewest runs scored in AL.
26. Twins — Drawn at least 30,000 to every game at Target Field this year.
27. Astros — Lost 16 of 21 — 0-11 when scoring less than five runs.
28. Rockies — Were .500 on May 2, now 15 games under.
29. Padres — Enjoying interleague play.
30. Cubs — Last four saves have come from four different pitchers.
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