MLB: Biggest strengths and weaknesses for each division leader

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Detroit Tigers left fielder Rajai Davis (20) is tagged out by Oakland Athletics second baseman Nick Punto (1) trying to steal second base in the fifth inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

While every division race in Major League Baseball could be classified as “up in the air”, the middle of August is often a time where teams begin to separate from the competition, and that is certainly the case for the 2014 season. Much will be discussed for each of the best MLB teams from this point forward, and a portion of that conversation centers on areas that need improvement (via trade or otherwise) or points of absolute strength on the active, 25-man roster.

In this space, we will dive into each of the six current division leaders, and profile their biggest strengths and weaknesses as the season reaches its stretch drive.

Note: All division leaders are as of the conclusion of games on August 11, 2014. 

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