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MLB Power Rankings

6/8/2009 Rankings
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
June 8th, 2009

WhatIfSports.com utilizes its award-winning baseball simulation engine to present the most comprehensive and unbiased ranking possible of all 30 teams in baseball. To come up with the rankings, using only their statistical performance to date this season, each team is simulated against every other team 100 times 50 at home and 50 at the opposing ballpark so that all five pitchers in the current rotation start ten times at each location.

(Note: This means that if a pitcher who was in the rotation was recently put on the DL, he will not be included in the simulations. This is true of position players as well, but an injury to a position player will usually have a lesser impact on the weekly results.)



Teams Ranked by Winning Percentage
(everyone plays everyone 100 times)

 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
1.Los Angeles Dodgers-65.75.43.7
2.St. Louis Cardinals+260.24.63.8
3.New York Mets-159.45.54.5
4.Philadelphia Phillies+857.55.44.5
5.Toronto Blue Jays-256.85.14.3
6.Texas Rangers+255.35.44.8
7.New York Yankees-154.55.85.2
8.Tampa Bay Rays+353.95.65.2
9.Milwaukee Brewers-453.74.84.2
10.Boston Red Sox+752.75.24.9
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Minnesota Twins+852.44.94.8
12.Detroit Tigers-551.14.54.3
13.Cincinnati Reds-350.94.64.5
14.Los Angeles Angels-549.94.74.7
15.Atlanta Braves+349.84.24.2
16.Pittsburgh Pirates-248.84.44.6
17.Chicago Cubs-248.64.54.6
18.Seattle Mariners+648.54.04.2
19.Washington Nationals+148.24.95.2
20.Colorado Rockies+546.94.75.1
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Florida Marlins-846.34.24.7
22.Kansas City Royals-645.64.04.5
23.Houston Astros+445.54.65.2
24.Baltimore Orioles-143.64.75.4
25.Arizona Diamondbacks-443.54.24.8
26.Cleveland Indians-43.34.85.5
27.Oakland Athletics+343.23.84.5
28.San Diego Padres-642.64.04.9
29.San Francisco Giants-142.33.94.7
30.Chicago White Sox-139.13.84.8

Paul Bessire is the Product Manager of Content and Quantitative Analysis for WhatIfSports.com, a division of FOX Sports Interactive. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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