Carter's July 4th MLB Power Rankings: Hamilton, Pujols Lead MVP Races

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Carter's July 4th MLB Power Rankings: Hamilton, Pujols Lead MVP Races
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NOTE: team and player statistics updated through Saturday, July 3.

1. Tampa Bay Rays (47-33)Last Week: Second

Offense Rank: Fourth
Pitching Rank: Fourth
Last 10 Games: 5-5


2. New York Yankees (49-31)
Last Week: First

Offense Rank: Second
Pitching Rank: Ninth
Last 10 Games: 6-4

3. Texas Rangers (48-32)Last Week: Sixth

Offense Rank: Third
Pitching Rank: 10th
Last 10 Games: 6-4

4. Boston Red Sox (49-32)Last Week: Fourth

Offense Rank: First
Pitching Rank: 21st
Last 10 Games: 6-4

5. San Diego Padres (48-33)Last Week: Seventh

Offense Rank: 22nd
Pitching Rank: First
Last 10 Games: 6-4

6. Atlanta Braves (38-33)Last Week: Third

Offense Rank: Ninth
Pitching Rank: Fifth
Last 10 Games: 6-4

7. St. Louis Cardinals (44-37)Last Week: Fifth

Offense Rank: 19th
Pitching Rank: Second
Last 10 Games: 4-6

8. Minnesota Twins (44-37)Last Week: Eighth

Offense Rank: 12th
Pitching Rank: Seventh
Last 10 Games: 4-6

9. New York Mets (45-36)Last Week: 11th
Offense Rank: 15th
Pitching Rank: Sixth
Last 10 Games: 4-6

10. Philadelphia Phillies (42-37)Last Week: 13th

Offense Rank: 11th
Pitching Rank: Eighth
Last 10 Games: 5-5

11. Cincinnati Reds (46-36)Last Week: 16th

Offense Rank: Fifth
Pitching Rank: 19th
Last 10 Games: 7-3

12. Colorado Rockies (43-38)Last Week: 10th

Offense Rank: 10th
Pitching Rank: 13th
Last 10 Games: 5-5

13. San Francisco Giants (41-39)Last Week: Ninth

Offense Rank: 23rd
Pitching Rank: Third
Last 10 Games: 2-8

14. Los Angeles Dodgers (44-36)Last Week: 17th

Offense Rank: Eighth
Pitching Rank: 18th
Last 10 Games: 5-5

15. Florida Marlins (37-43)Last Week: 14th

Offense Rank: 13th
Pitching Rank: 16th
Last 10 Games: 3-7

16. Detroit Tigers (43-36)Last Week: 15th

Offense Rank: 18th
Pitching Rank: 15th
Last 10 Games: 5-5

17. Toronto Blue Jays (41-41)Last Week: 12th

Offense Rank: 16th
Pitching Rank: 20th
Last 10 Games: 3-7

18. Oakland Athletics (40-42)Last Week: 20th

Offense Rank: 21st
Pitching Rank: 11th
Last 10 Games: 6-4

19. Los Angeles Angels (45-38)Last Week: 18th

Offense Rank: Seventh
Pitching Rank: 24th
Last 10 Games: 5-5

20. Chicago White Sox (41-38)Last Week: 19th

Offense Rank: 20th
Pitching Rank: 14th
Last 10 Games: 6-4

21. Milwaukee Brewers (37-44)Last Week: 24th

Offense Rank: Sixth
Pitching Rank: 27th
Last 10 Games: 6-4

22. Kansas City Royals (36-45)Last Week: 23rd

Offense Rank: 17th
Pitching Rank: 23rd
Last 10 Games: 7-3

23. Chicago Cubs (35-46)Last Week: 21st

Offense Rank: 26th
Pitching Rank: 17th
Last 10 Games: 4-6

24. Washington Nationals (36-46)Last Week: 22nd

Offense Rank: 24th
Pitching Rank: 22nd
Last 10 Games: 3-7

25. Seattle Mariners (33-37)Last Week: 26th

Offense Rank: 29th
Pitching Rank: 12th
Last 10 Games: 4-6

26. Cleveland Indians (32-48)Last Week: 25th

Offense Rank: 25th
Pitching Rank: 25th
Last 10 Games: 6-4

27. Arizona Diamondbacks (32-49)Last Week: 27th

Offense Rank: 14th
Pitching Rank: 30th
Last 10 Games: 5-5

28. Houston Astros (32-50)Last Week: 28th

Offense Rank: 27th
Pitching Rank: 26th
Last 10 Games: 5-5

29. Baltimore Orioles (24-56)Last Week: 29th

Offense Rank: 28th
Pitching Rank: 28th
Last 10 Games: 5-5

30. Pittsburgh Pirates (29-52)Last Week: 30th

Offense Rank: 30th
Pitching Rank: 29th
Last 10 Games: 4-6


Carter’s MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year Award Races


American League MVP Award:

1. Josh Hamilton (Rangers): .340 avg., 105 hits, 19 HR, 59 RBI
2. Miguel Cabrera (Tigers): .338 avg., 97 hits, 20 HR, 68 RBI
3. Robinson Cano (Yankees): .346 avg., 109 hits, 16 HR, 55 RBI
4. Vladimir Guerrero (Rangers): .331 avg., 97 hits, 18 HR, 70 RBI
5. Justin Morneau (Twins): .342 avg., 97 hits, 17 HR, 54 RBI
6. Paul Konerko (White Sox): .297 avg., 79 hits, 20 HR, 57 RBI
7. Vernon Wells (Blue Jays): .274 avg., 84 hits, 19 HR, 48 RBI
8. Jose Bautista (Blue Jays): .229 avg., 64 hits, 21 HR, 52 RBI
9. Kevin Youkilis (Red Sox): .263 avg., 60 hits, 17 HR, 54 RBI
10. David Ortiz (Red Sox): .299 avg., 81 hits, 16 HR, 53 RBI

National League MVP Award:

1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): .306 avg., 90 hits, 20 HR, 60 RBI
2. Joey Votto (Reds): .313 avg., 89 hits, 19 HR, 57 RBI
3. Ryan Howard (Phillies): .296 avg., 93 hits, 15 HR, 58 RBI
4. Scott Rolen (Reds): .302 avg., 80 hits, 17 HR, 56 RBI
5. Corey Hart (Brewers): .287 avg., 78 hits, 18 HR, 60 RBI
6. Adrian Gonzalez (Padres): .295 avg., 86 hits, 16 HR, 51 RBI
7. Adam Dunn (Nationals): .276 avg., 81 hits, 17 HR, 49 RBI
8. Mark Reynolds (Diamondbacks): .221 avg., 59 hits, 19 HR, 53 RBI
9. Prince Fielder (Brewers): .266 avg., 80 avg., 18 HR, 36 RBI
10. Colby Rasmus (Cardinals): .296 avg., 93 hits, 15 HR, 58 RBI

American League Cy Young Award:

1. Jon Lester (Red Sox): 10-3, 2.76 ERA, 118 strikeouts
2. David Price (Rays): 11-4, 2.42 ERA, 90 strikeouts
3. Jered Weaver (Angels): 8-3, 2.82 ERA, 124 strikeouts
4. Cliff Lee (Mariners): 7-3, 2.45 ERA, 78 strikeouts
5. Andy Pettitte (Yankees): 10-2, 2.82 ERA, 78 strikeouts
6. Trevor Cahill (Athletics): 8-2, 2.74 ERA, 56 strikeouts
7. Jeff Niemann (Rays): 6-2, 2.80 ERA, 75 strikeouts
8. Clay Buchholz (Red Sox): 10-4, 2.45 ERA, 64 strikeouts
9. Felix Hernandez (Mariners): 6-5, 3.03 ERA, 116 strikeouts
10. Jason Vargas (Mariners): 6-4, 3.22 ERA, 65 strikeouts

National League Cy Young Award:

1. Josh Johnson (Marlins): 8-3, 1.82 ERA, 115 strikeouts
2. Ubaldo Jimenez (Rockies): 14-1, 2.27 ERA, 107 strikeouts
3. Yovani Gallardo (Brewers): 8-3, 2.56 ERA, 120 strikeouts
4. Adam Wainwright (Cardinals): 11-5, 2.34 ERA, 114 strikeouts
5. Jaime Garcia (Cardinals): 8-4, 2.10 ERA, 77 strikeouts
6. Tim Hudson (Braves): 8-3, 2.37 ERA, 51 strikeouts
7. Roy Halladay (Phillies): 9-7, 2.42 ERA, 112 strikeouts
8. Mat Latos (Padres): 9-4, 2-62 ERA, 91 strikeouts
9. Clayton Richard (Padres): 6-4, 2.74 ERA, 81 strikeouts
10. Matt Cain (Giants): 6-7, 2.93 ERA, 76 strikeouts

American League Rookie of the Year:

1. Austin Jackson (Tigers): .305 avg., 89 hits, 1 HR, 19 RBI
2. Brennan Boesch (Tigers): .345 avg., 77 hits, 12 HR, 46 RBI
3. Reid Brignac (Rays): .277 avg., 49 hits, 2 HR, 24 RBI
4. Justin Smoak (Rangers): .205 avg., 45 hits, 8 HR, 34 RBI
5. John Jaso (Rays): .274 avg., 43 hits, 3 HR, 26 RBI

National League Rookie of the Year:

1. Gaby Sanchez (Marlins): .308 avg., 89 hits, 9 HR, 38 RBI
2. David Freese (Cardinals): .296 avg., 71 hits, 4 HR, 36 RBI
3. Ike Davis (Mets): .261 avg., 66 hits, 10 HR, 38 RBI
4. Ian Desmond (Nationals): .255 avg., 65 hits, 4 HR, 34 RBI
5. Alcides Escobar (Brewers): .244 avg., 65 hits, 2 HR, 24 RBI

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