MLB Power Rankings: Week 16

By Danny Abriano

Jul 19, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Edward Mujica (44) celebrates with catcher Yadier Molina (4) after defeating the San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium. St. Louis defeated San Diego 9-6. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Orioles made a jump, the Blue Jays took a tumble, and the rest of the rankings remained pretty consistent.

Here are the rankings for Week 16:

8. Atlanta Braves (55-43)

6             – 2Atlanta, who lost 2 of 3 to the White Sox over the weekend but increased their first place lead in the N.L. East to 6.5 games, open a 4 game set against the Mets in Queens tonight.9. Detroit Tigers (53-44)
8             – 1The Tigers continue to hover 10 or so games above .500 despite having the 3rd best run differential (+90) in baseball.  They lead the Indians by just 1.5 games for first place in the A.L. Central.10. Texas Rangers (54-44)7             – 3Texas was swept by the Orioles over the weekend to fall 3 games behind the A’s for first place in the A.L. West.