MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand Entering Week 12 … – Bleacher Report

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There’s finally a new No. 1 team in our weekly MLB power rankings, as the Houston Astros have been bumped from the top spot amid a 4-8 stretch of games and some key injuries to the pitching staff.

No one has blinked yet in the NL West, where three teams check in among the top four in our rankings and account for three of the four best records in baseball.

Further down the rankings, the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians are starting to make some noise, while the New York Yankees were tripped up last week and the St. Louis Cardinals continued their slide.

As always, this is a fluid process, and teams rise and fall based on where they were ranked the previous week. If a team keeps winning, it will keep climbing—it’s as simple as that.

With that in mind, here’s an updated look at where all 30 teams stand:

     

Biggest Risers

A healthy Tyson Ross could be a real X-factor for the Rangers.Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press

      

Texas Rangers (up six spots)

The Texas Rangers entered the week riding high after a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals, and they put the finishing touches on perhaps the most impressive road trip of the season by taking two of three from the division-leading Astros.

Another series win over the Seattle Mariners at home to close out the week was the cherry on top, and with that, the Rangers have climbed back inside the top 10.

After battling injuries all season, the roster is finally starting to get healthy, as Carlos Gomez, Mike Napoli and Tyson Ross were all activated from the disabled list

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