At the halfway point of the MLB season, the XN Sports Power Rankings provide a good look at the teams to beat in the second half. This week's rankings are similar near the top to what they were last week, but there is some movement in the top 10. The Reds and Braves took huge jumps into the top 10 after a great week, while the Cardinals and Giants are heading in the wrong direction quickly.
Week 14 power rankings:
MLB power rankings week 14
MLB power rankings Week 14
6. Cincinnati Reds (43-38) (LW 14) – The Reds are now the hottest team in baseball, having won five in a row and eight of nine.
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7. St. Louis Cardinals (44-39) (LW 5) – The Cardinals are coming off a tough four-game series with the Dodgers. St. Louis lost three of four and scored just two runs in the entire series.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 27: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the game at AT&T Park on Friday, June 27, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 29: Closer Craig Kimbrel #46 delivers a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on June 29, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Braves defeated the Phillies 3-2. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
10. Seattle Mariners (44-38) (LW 11) – Felix Hernandez had a dominant June, going 2-1 in five starts. In his 36.1 innings, he had a 1.49 ERA and 0.77 WHIP with a 11.15 K/9 rate.
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11. Toronto Blue Jays (45-39) (LW 8) – Despite Toronto’s recent struggles, Edwin Encarnacionkeeps hitting. Over the last two weeks, he’s hit .385 with a 1.206 OPS with five home runs.
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ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 29: Eduardo Escobar #5 of the Minnesota Twins sign autographs for fans before the Twins take on the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 29, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
22. Miami Marlins (39-43) (LW 21) – The Marlins keep coming back down to earth, having lost four in a row, and 15 of 26 this month.
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BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 29: Ben Zobrist #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays beats the tag by Nick Hundley #40 of the Baltimore Orioles in sixth inning to make the score 504 during a baseball game on June 29, 2014 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 29: Jorge De La Rosa #29 of the Colorado Rockies pitches to the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 29, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images)
27. San Diego Padres (35-47) (LW 26) – The Padres dropped two of three to the league-worst Diamondbacks, scoring only four runs in the series.
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28. Chicago Cubs (34-46) (LW 27) – Jake Arrieta is enjoying the best season of his career, with a 4-1 record and a 2.05 ERA.
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29. Houston Astros (36-47) (LW 29) – With two stolen bases on Sunday, Jose Altuve became just the second player ever to have multiple steals in four straight games.