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MLB Power Rankings: Nationals join Top 10

Washington Nationals win seven of their last 10 games to jump up rankings
WhatIfSports.com
July 8, 2013

Utilizing our award-winning baseball simulation engine, WhatIfSports.com presents the most comprehensive and unbiased ranking of all 30 MLB teams each Monday during the regular season. The rankings are generated using the up-to-date statistical performance of each team. We then simulate each team in 100 games against every other team 50 at home and 50 at the opposing ballpark - so that all five pitchers in the current rotation start 10 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 one position player will usually have a lesser impact on the week-to-week results.)

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

 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
1.St. Louis Cardinals-61.24.03.0
2.Cincinnati Reds+159.84.03.1
3.Detroit Tigers+159.04.03.2
4.Pittsburgh Pirates+157.53.63.0
5.Colorado Rockies-356.54.03.3
6.Tampa Bay Rays+553.93.83.5
7.Texas Rangers-53.53.63.3
8.Boston Red Sox+453.14.13.7
9.Washington Nationals+1052.73.43.3
10.Atlanta Braves-252.53.73.4
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Los Angeles Angels-252.33.93.7
12.Baltimore Orioles-652.03.93.7
13.Chicago Cubs+351.43.53.5
14.Oakland Athletics-150.63.53.3
15.San Francisco Giants-550.23.73.7
16.New York Mets-248.83.63.7
17.Los Angeles Dodgers+448.73.63.8
18.Arizona Diamondbacks+548.03.63.8
19.Milwaukee Brewers-248.03.73.8
20.Toronto Blue Jays-47.93.43.7
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.San Diego Padres-647.43.43.7
22.Kansas City Royals+546.83.23.4
23.Seattle Mariners+146.83.33.6
24.Cleveland Indians+246.33.53.9
25.New York Yankees-345.93.23.5
26.Philadelphia Phillies-845.93.53.9
27.Minnesota Twins-245.03.33.7
28.Miami Marlins-44.82.83.2
29.Chicago White Sox-39.72.93.7
30.Houston Astros-33.93.14.6

Jake Westrich is the Digital Content Coordinator for WhatIfSports.com. He can be reached at jwestrich@whatifsports.com.

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