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MLB Power Rankings

8/3/2009 Rankings
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
August 3rd, 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.Los Angeles Dodgers-63.45.23.7
2.New York Yankees-61.86.04.6
3.Tampa Bay Rays-59.65.44.4
4.Toronto Blue Jays-59.05.04.2
5.Philadelphia Phillies+255.95.14.5
6.Boston Red Sox+255.85.24.6
7.Texas Rangers+555.35.04.4
8.Los Angeles Angels-354.65.55.1
9.St. Louis Cardinals-54.24.64.2
10.Colorado Rockies-454.25.04.6
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Atlanta Braves-53.04.64.1
12.Minnesota Twins+452.84.84.6
13.Chicago Cubs+252.64.84.6
14.New York Mets-152.25.14.9
15.Detroit Tigers-151.14.64.6
16.Florida Marlins+449.04.64.8
17.Arizona Diamondbacks+248.44.64.8
18.Pittsburgh Pirates+546.94.34.7
19.Houston Astros-146.64.65.0
20.San Francisco Giants+146.13.94.2
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.San Diego Padres+945.33.94.3
22.Chicago White Sox-45.04.45.0
23.Milwaukee Brewers-643.45.05.8
24.Seattle Mariners-1443.14.24.8
25.Cleveland Indians-143.14.85.5
26.Kansas City Royals+142.14.04.9
27.Oakland Athletics+241.74.24.9
28.Washington Nationals-41.74.85.8
29.Baltimore Orioles-441.64.65.5
30.Cincinnati Reds-440.64.25.2

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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