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No Place Like Thome - Twins Top Rankings

Red Sox fall outside top ten

By Ryan Fowler, WhatIfSports.com
August 23rd, 2010

WhatIfSports.com utilizes its award-winning baseball simulation engine to present the most comprehensive and unbiased ranking possible of all 30 teams in baseball each Monday during the regular season. 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 away) so that all five pitchers in the current rotation start ten times at each location.

(Note: If a pitcher who was in the rotation was recently put on the DL, he will not be included in the simulations.)

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

 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
1.Minnesota Twins+261.15.03.9
2.Texas Rangers-159.84.83.8
3.Tampa Bay Rays+359.64.73.7
4.New York Yankees-258.35.04.2
5.Cincinnati Reds-57.75.14.2
6.Los Angeles Dodgers-256.94.33.8
7.St. Louis Cardinals+254.54.54.0
8.Philadelphia Phillies+454.24.54.1
9.Toronto Blue Jays+254.24.44.0
10.Colorado Rockies-353.44.54.0
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.San Francisco Giants-153.24.54.2
12.San Diego Padres+253.14.13.8
13.Boston Red Sox-553.04.74.4
14.Atlanta Braves-152.14.44.1
15.Chicago White Sox+151.84.34.1
16.New York Mets+550.64.34.3
17.Detroit Tigers-250.24.54.4
18.Florida Marlins-49.64.14.1
19.Oakland Athletics-248.93.83.8
20.Los Angeles Angels-148.84.24.4
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Washington Nationals-146.44.14.5
22.Kansas City Royals+445.64.24.7
23.Milwaukee Brewers-145.24.95.4
24.Chicago Cubs-42.94.45.1
25.Cleveland Indians-42.83.94.7
26.Seattle Mariners-342.33.44.0
27.Arizona Diamondbacks-42.04.45.4
28.Houston Astros-38.23.54.7
29.Baltimore Orioles-37.93.95.1
30.Pittsburgh Pirates-35.63.75.1

Ryan Fowler is the Content Manager for Whatifsports.com. He can be reached at rfowler@whatifsports.com.

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