2015 MLB Power Rankings: Harper pushing the Nats to the top

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May 16, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrer (24) watches the ball as he follows through while batting during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

33. The St. Louis Cardinals have the best record in baseball and top spot once again this week. The starting rotation should get a boost as <strong><a href=. (25-12). Previous: 1st. St. Louis Cardinals. 1. team

Los Angeles Dodgers. 2. team. 71. An opportunity at playing time has led to a resurgence for <strong><a href=. (24-13). Previous: 2nd

63. The Detroit Tigers took the liberty to cool off two of the hottest teams in baseball last week in the Cardinals and Minnesota Twins. In the process <strong><a href=. (23-15). Previous: 4th. Detroit Tigers. 3. team

team. 7. For the Kansas City Royals to remain at the top of of the AL Central, they need more production from their starters. Since entering the rotation for the injured <strong><a href=. (24-14). Previous: 3rd. Kansas City Royals. 4

Houston Astros. 5. team. 135. The Houston Astros are last in the AL in batting average, first in strikeouts and 11th in ERA yet they have the best record in the AL. It is incredible how much of an impact home runs and stolen bases have made for them this season.. (25-13). Previous: 7th

6. team. 90. While the Nationals are finally starting hit, the rotation may be a concern soon. <strong><a href=. (22-17). Previous: 9th. Washington Nationals

7. team. 9. While all the talk for the Cubs lately has been in the direction of <strong><a href=. (21-16). Previous: 13th. Chicago Cubs

43. A rough week for the New York Yankees has resulted in their AL East division lead shrinking to just one game. Consistency from the starting rotation continues to be the biggest issue.. (22-17). Previous: 5th. New York Yankees. 8. team

3. The New York Mets are in the same boat as the Yankees as far as losing ground with their division lead. While starting pitching is not an issue, the vanishing power of their offense is.. (22-16). Previous: 6th. New York Mets. 9. team

Minnesota Twins. 10. team. 2. The Twins remain a factor in the AL Central but must continue to get career years out of <strong><a href=. . Previous: 8th

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