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MLB Power Rankings

5/12/08 Rankings
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
May 12th, 2008

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 at the opposing ballpark so that all five pitchers in the current rotation pitch ten times at each location.

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

 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
1.St. Louis Cardinals-62.9%5.43.9
2.Arizona Diamondbacks-62.1%5.13.8
3.Boston Red Sox+460.2%5.34.0
4.Atlanta Braves-59.2%5.04.0
5.Chicago White Sox+358.4%4.23.5
6.Chicago Cubs-357.7%5.64.7
7.New York Yankees+1055.0%4.74.2
8.Los Angeles Dodgers-354.7%5.14.5
9.Baltimore Orioles+454.7%4.23.7
10.Philadelphia Phillies-154.5%4.74.2
11.Tampa Bay Rays-553.6%4.33.9
12.Oakland Athletics-253.5%4.13.6
13.Toronto Blue Jays+253.2%4.13.8
14.Florida Marlins+851.8%4.74.6
15.Texas Rangers+950.2%4.84.8
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
16.New York Mets-249.7%4.64.8
17.Los Angeles Angels-649.4%4.54.7
18.Cleveland Indians-248.4%3.94.1
19.Detroit Tigers-747.9%4.75.0
20.Colorado Rockies-147.3%4.44.8
21.San Diego Padres-146.4%3.33.7
22.Cincinnati Reds-444.9%4.65.2
23.Pittsburgh Pirates+544.7%4.24.8
24.Houston Astros+144.1%4.65.3
25.Kansas City Royals+142.8%3.64.3
26.Seattle Mariners+140.3%3.74.6
27.Milwaukee Brewers-440.2%4.25.3
28.Minnesota Twins-738.0%3.84.9
29.San Francisco Giants+138.0%4.05.3
30.Washington Nationals-136.3%3.85.4

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