Carter's MLB Power Rankings, May 16: Red Hot Dodgers Move Up Eight Spots

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Carter's MLB Power Rankings, May 16: Red Hot Dodgers Move Up Eight Spots
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Carter’s MLB Power Rankings-Teams:
*NOTE: Team and Player Statistics updated through 11:00 AM CT, May 16


1. Tampa Bay Rays (25-11) Last Week: No. 1
Offense Rank: fourth
Pitching Rank: third
Last 10 Games: 6-4

2. New York Yankees (24-12) Last Week: No. 3
Offense Rank: first
Pitching Rank: fifth
Last 10 Games: 6-4

3. Philadelphia Phillies (22-13) Last Week: No. 7
Offense Rank: third
Pitching Rank: seventh
Last 10 Games: 8-2

4. San Francisco Giants (20-15) Last Week: No. 5
Offense Rank: 21st 
Pitching Rank: second
Last Ten Games: 5-5

5. San Diego Padres (22-14) Last Week: No. 6
Offense Rank: 22nd
Pitching Rank: first
Last Ten Games: 6-4

6. Minnesota Twins (22-14) Last Week: No. 4
Offense Rank: 11th
Pitching Rank: sixth
Last 10 Games: 5-5

7. St. Louis Cardinals (21-16) Last Week: No. 7
Offense Rank: 18th
Pitching Rank: fourth
Last Ten Games: 3-7

8. Colorado Rockies (18-18) Last Week: No. 8
Offense Rank: ninth
Pitching Rank: ninth
Last 10 Games: 5-5

9. Toronto Blue Jays (22-16) Last Week: No. 10
Offense Rank: fifth 
Pitching Rank: 17th 
Last 10 Games: 7-3

10. Florida Marlins (19-18) Last Week: No. 15
Offense Rank: 14th
Pitching Rank: 12th
Last 10 Games: 6-4

11. Texas Rangers (20-17) Last Week: No. 12
Offense Rank: 10th 
Pitching Rank: 15th
Last 10 Games: 6-4

12. New York Mets (18-19) Last Week: No. 9
Offense Rank: 17th
Pitching Rank: 10th
Last 10 Games: 3-7

13. Los Angeles Dodgers (19-17) Last Week: No. 21
Offense Rank: eighth
Pitching Rank: 23rd
Last 10 Games: 8-2

14. Detroit Tigers (21-16) Last Week: No. 13
Offense Rank: 12th
Pitching Rank: 18th
Last 10 Games: 5-5

15. Atlanta Braves (17-19) Last Week: No. 17
Offense Rank: 20th 
Pitching Rank: 11th
Last 10 Games: 6-4

16. Boston Red Sox (19-18) Last Week: No. 20
Offense Rank: sixth
Pitching Rank: 26th
Last 10 Games: 6-4

17. Cincinnati Reds (20-16) Last Week: No. 23
Offense Rank: 13th
Pitching Rank: 20th
Last 10 Games: 7-3

18. Milwaukee Brewers (15-21) Last Week: No. 11
Offense Rank: second
Pitching Rank: 28th
Last 10 Games: 4-6

19. Washington Nationals (20-17) Last Week: No. 19
Offense Rank: 16th 
Pitching Rank: 21st
Last Ten Games: 6-4

20. Oakland Athletics (18-19) Last Week: No. 14
Offense Rank: 25th
Pitching Rank: 13th
Last Ten Games: 5-5

21. Chicago Cubs (15-22) Last Week: No. 16
Offense Rank: 15th
Pitching Rank: 24th
Last 10 Games: 2-8

22. Seattle Mariners (14-22) Last Week: No. 24
Offense Rank: 29th
Pitching Rank: eighth
Last Ten Games: 3-7

23. Chicago White Sox (15-21) Last Week: No. 22
Offense Rank: 24th
Pitching Rank: 19th 
Last 10 Games: 4-6

24. Arizona Diamondbacks (15-22) Last Week: No. 18
Offense Rank: seventh
Pitching Rank: 30th
Last 10 Games: 2-8

25. Cleveland Indians (14-20) Last Week: No. 27
Offense Rank: 26th 
Pitching Rank: 14th
Last 10 Games: 4-6

26. Los Angeles Angels (17-21) Last Week: No. 25
Offense Rank: 19th
Pitching Rank: 25th
Last 10 Games: 5-5

27. Kansas City Royals (13-24)  Last Week: No. 26
Offense Rank: 23rd
Pitching Rank: 27th
Last 10 Games: 2-8

28. Baltimore Orioles (12-25) Last Week: No. 28
Offense Rank: 27th
Pitching Rank: 22nd
Last 10 Games: 5-5

29. Houston Astros (13-23) Last Week: No. 29
Offense Rank: 30th
Pitching Rank: 16th
Last 10 Games: 5-5

30. Pittsburgh Pirates (16-20) Last Week: No. 30
Offense Rank: 28th
Pitching Rank: 29th
Last 10 Games: 5-5
 

Carter’s AL Most Valuable Player Award Race:
1. Miguel Cabrera (DET):  .362 avg., 51 hits, eight HRS, 36 RBIS
2. Evan Longoria (TB): .324 avg., 45 hits, nine HRS, 31 RBIS
3. Vernon Wells (TOR): .304 avg., 45 hits, 10 HRS, 29 RBIS
4. Robinson Cano (NYY): 336 avg., 46 hits, nine HRS, 23 RBIS
5. Alex Gonzalez (TOR): .257 avg., 39 hits, 10 HRS, 28 RBIS
6. Ty Wigginton (BAL): .314 avg., 37 hits, 12 HRS, 24 RBIS
7. Paul Konerko (CHW): .272 avg., 31 hits, 13 HRS, 28 RBIS
8. Kendry Morales (LAA): .285 avg., 41 hits, nine HRS, 28 RBIS
9. Jose Bautista (TOR): .237 avg., 33 hits, nine HRS, 33 RBIS
10. Andruw Jones (CHW): .255 avg., 25 hits, eight HRS, 19 RBIS

Carter’s NL Most Valuable Player Award Race:
1. Andre Ethier (LAD): .392 avg., 49 hits, 11 HRS, 38 RBIS
2. Albert Pujols (STL): .317 avg., 44 hits, eight HRS, 29 RBIS
3. Chase Utley (PHI): .315 avg., 41 hits, nine HRS, 22 RBIS
4. Kelly Johnson (ARZ): .279 avg., 36 hits, 11 HRS, 23 RBIS
5. Matt Kemp (LAD): .275 avg., 41 hits, eight HRS, 24 RBIS
6. Shane Victorino (PHI): .263 avg., 40 hits, eight HRS, 32 RBIS
7. Mark Reynolds (ARZ): .229 avg., 30 hits, 10 HRS, 30 RBIS
8. Joey Votto (CIN): .292 avg., 38 hits, eight HRS, 24 RBIS
9. Adam Dunn (WSH): .256 avg., 33 hits, nine HRS, 19 RBIS
10. Rod Barajas (NYM): .264 avg., 28 hits, nine HRS, 20 RBIS

Carter’s AL Cy Young Award Race:
1. Phil Hughes (NYY): 5-0, 1.38 ERA, 39 strikeouts
2. Andy Pettitte (NYY): 5-0, 1.79 ERA, 29 strikeouts
3. David Price (TB): 5-1, 2.03 ERA, 39 strikeouts
4. C.J. Wilson (TEX): 3-1, 1.48 ERA, 34 strikeouts
5. Matt Garza (TB): 5-1, 2.49 ERA, 46 strikeouts
6. Jered Weaver (LAA): 4-2, 2.47 ERA, 59 strikeouts
7. Jeff Niemann (TB): 3-0, 2.27 ERA, 28 strikeouts
8. Doug Fister (SEA): 3-1, 1.27 ERA, 20 strikeouts
9. John Danks (CHW): 3-2, 2.25 ERA, 37 strikeouts
10. Francisco Liriano (MIN): 4-2, 2.63 ERA, 46 strikeouts

Carter’s NL Cy Young Award Race:
1. Ubaldo Jimenez (COL): 7-1, 1.12 ERA, 54 strikeouts
2. Tim Lincecum (SF): 5-0, 1.79 ERA, 69 strikeouts
3. Roy Halladay (PHI): 6-1, 1.59 ERA, 52 strikeouts
4. Jaime Garcia (STL): 4-2, 1.42 ERA, 36 strikeouts
5. Barry Zito (SF): 5-1, 1.90 ERA, 30 strikeouts
6. Adam Wainwright (STL): 5-2, 2.48 ERA, 49 strikeouts
7. Livan Hernandez (WSH): 4-2, 1.46 ERA, 17 strikeouts
8. Brad Penny (STL): 3-3, 1.70 ERA, 27 strikeouts
9. Jon Garland (SD): 4-2, 1.88 ERA, 27 strikeouts
10. Roy Oswalt (HOU): 2-5, 2.62 ERA, 52 strikeouts

Carter's AL Gold Glove Team
1B-Kevin Youkilis (BOS)
2B-Dustin Pedroia (BOS)
3B-Brandon Inge (DET)
SS-J.J. Hardy (MIN)
LF-Carl Crawford (TB)
CF-Franklin Gutierrez (SEA)
RF-J.D. Drew (BOS)
C-A.J. Pierzynski (CHW)
P-Joe Saunders (LAA)


Carter's NL Gold Glove Team
1B-Albert Pujols (STL)
2B-Brandon Phillips (CIN)
3B-Placido Polanco (PHI)
SS-Troy Tulowitzki (COL)
LF-Josh Willingham (WSH)
OF-Shane Victorino (PHI)
OF-Jay Bruce (CIN)
C-Geovany Soto (CHC)
P-Chris Carpenter (STL)

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