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MLB Power Rankings

6/15/2009 Rankings
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
June 15th, 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 so that all five pitchers in the current rotation start ten times at each location. Rosters, rotations and stats are up-to-date through Saturday.

(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.New York Mets+263.55.64.2
2.Los Angeles Dodgers-162.25.34.1
3.Tampa Bay Rays+560.85.74.5
4.Toronto Blue Jays+157.25.14.3
5.St. Louis Cardinals-357.04.43.8
6.Philadelphia Phillies-256.15.44.6
7.Boston Red Sox+354.05.34.8
8.Milwaukee Brewers+153.85.04.4
9.New York Yankees-253.75.75.3
10.Los Angeles Angels+452.85.25.0
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Texas Rangers-552.45.24.9
12.Minnesota Twins-152.04.84.6
13.Chicago Cubs+450.44.44.4
14.Florida Marlins+750.24.44.5
15.Cincinnati Reds-250.14.54.5
16.Detroit Tigers-449.94.54.6
17.Colorado Rockies+349.65.04.9
18.Kansas City Royals+447.84.34.4
19.Arizona Diamondbacks+647.64.44.7
20.Atlanta Braves-547.04.34.6
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Cleveland Indians+545.94.85.2
22.Washington Nationals-345.84.85.4
23.Seattle Mariners-545.24.24.6
24.Oakland Athletics+344.43.84.3
25.Houston Astros-244.24.65.1
26.Chicago White Sox+443.64.14.8
27.Pittsburgh Pirates-1143.54.35.0
28.Baltimore Orioles-442.04.65.4
29.San Francisco Giants-41.83.84.6
30.San Diego Padres-235.74.15.7

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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