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MLB Power Rankings

8/17/2009 Rankings
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
August 17th, 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-63.85.23.8
2.New York Yankees-63.46.14.6
3.Tampa Bay Rays-59.05.44.5
4.Boston Red Sox+658.85.24.3
5.Texas Rangers+158.45.14.3
6.Philadelphia Phillies+158.35.24.3
7.St. Louis Cardinals+256.84.74.2
8.Minnesota Twins-455.35.04.5
9.Colorado Rockies-154.75.14.5
10.New York Mets+1154.25.14.8
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Atlanta Braves-53.24.64.3
12.Arizona Diamondbacks-53.25.04.7
13.Los Angeles Angels-53.05.65.2
14.Toronto Blue Jays-51.45.04.8
15.Florida Marlins-51.04.74.6
16.Chicago Cubs-1149.24.74.8
17.Milwaukee Brewers+348.45.35.5
18.Detroit Tigers-148.34.64.8
19.San Francisco Giants-147.44.04.3
20.Houston Astros-447.14.65.0
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Chicago White Sox+446.74.64.8
22.Cleveland Indians-344.74.95.5
23.Washington Nationals-144.05.15.8
24.Cincinnati Reds-143.34.45.1
25.Seattle Mariners+242.44.24.9
26.Kansas City Royals+342.04.25.0
27.Pittsburgh Pirates-341.44.35.3
28.San Diego Padres-37.74.25.3
29.Baltimore Orioles-336.74.66.0
30.Oakland Athletics-35.94.25.5

Paul Bessire is the Product Manager of Content and Quantitative Analysis for WhatIfSports.com, a division of FOX Sports Interactive specializing in free mlb matchup analysis and baseball sim leagues. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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