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MLB Final Power Rankings: Red Sox team to beat

No. 7 Rays and No. 9 Rangers battle for final AL Wild Card spot
WhatIfSports.com
September 30, 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.Boston Red Sox+359.43.93.1
2.St. Louis Cardinals+459.13.83.1
3.Cincinnati Reds+458.53.93.2
4.Los Angeles Dodgers-158.13.83.2
5.Detroit Tigers-457.14.03.3
6.Pittsburgh Pirates-456.53.53.0
7.Tampa Bay Rays-256.23.73.1
8.Oakland Athletics+154.53.63.2
9.Texas Rangers+154.03.63.2
10.San Francisco Giants+753.43.73.4
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Atlanta Braves+453.33.53.2
12.Milwaukee Brewers-153.13.73.5
13.Washington Nationals-551.83.63.4
14.San Diego Padres+950.23.43.3
15.Los Angeles Angels-150.23.83.7
16.Kansas City Royals-349.33.13.1
17.Baltimore Orioles-549.03.53.6
18.Arizona Diamondbacks+248.53.63.7
19.Cleveland Indians-348.43.43.5
20.Colorado Rockies-248.03.73.8
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Miami Marlins+546.82.83.1
22.Toronto Blue Jays-346.73.53.8
23.New York Mets-246.33.53.8
24.Chicago Cubs-245.63.33.7
25.Seattle Mariners-144.23.13.7
26.New York Yankees-142.43.13.7
27.Philadelphia Phillies-42.43.24.0
28.Houston Astros-39.83.14.0
29.Chicago White Sox-39.12.93.8
30.Minnesota Twins-38.23.14.1

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

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