2012 Major League Baseball Power Rankings for May 7
Athlon's weekly look at baseball's best and worst teams
By: Braden Gall | 5/8/12, 1:00 AM EDT
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings for May 7, 2012.
1. Dodgers - Lost seven of last 13.
2. Rangers - Lost five of seven and headed to Baltimore.
3. Rays - Orioles suddenly a huge series this weekend.
4. Braves - Freddie Freeman getting it done with bat and glove.
5. Cardinals - +62 run differential is best in baseball.
6. Yankees - Still in shock over losing Mariano Rivera.
7. Nationals - Nattitude alive and well in DC.
8. Orioles - Took five of six in New York and Boston.
9. Blue Jays - Need to gain ground at Oakland and Minnesota this week.
10. Indians - Won four of five with only loss in extra innings to Texas.
11. Tigers - Vaunted offense managed just 12 runs over last four games.
12. Reds - Mired within two games of .500 for past two weeks.
13. Diamondbacks - Need Paul Goldschmidt to unleash his power.
14. Phillies - Starting pitching will be good enough to keep them in hunt.
15. Giants - Leading run-producer Pablo Sandoval out for at least a month.
16. Mets - Frank Francisco has won or saved last four games.
17. Marlins - Giancarlo Stanton is beginning to heat up.
18. Brewers - Ryan Braun enjoyed three-homer day at San Diego.
19. A’s - Getting outhit and outscored, but still better than .500.
20. Angels - Pujols breaks through with homer, but hitting below .200.
21. Mariners - Kyle Seager providing most of the offense.
22. Rockies - Swept by Atlanta as three different pitchers got saves.
23. Astros - Jose Altuve should be NL All-Star second baseman.
24. Red Sox - Baltimore’s DH Chris Davis shut down hitters for two frames.
25. White Sox - Adam Dunn leads team with 23 RBIs.
26. Pirates - Batting .228 and averaging 2.8 runs per game.
27. Cubs - Cards’ Lance Lynn ended both of Cubs’ two-game win streaks.
28. Royals - Haven’t lost a series in two weeks.
29. Padres - Only National League team with single-digit wins.
30. Twins - Have won back-to-back games only once this season.
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