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Texas Two Step: Rangers Take Top Spot

Cincinnati Reds fall four spots to 5th

By Ryan Fowler, WhatIfSports.com
August 16th, 2010

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 away) so that all five pitchers in the current rotation start ten times at each location.

(Note: If a pitcher who was in the rotation was recently put on the DL, he will not be included in the simulations.)

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

 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
1.Texas Rangers+161.14.83.6
2.New York Yankees+360.55.14.1
3.Minnesota Twins+159.75.13.9
4.Los Angeles Dodgers+757.94.53.7
5.Cincinnati Reds-457.85.04.2
6.Tampa Bay Rays-57.74.74.0
7.Colorado Rockies+356.34.64.0
8.Boston Red Sox-156.04.94.3
9.St. Louis Cardinals-655.84.53.9
10.San Francisco Giants-255.44.53.9
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Toronto Blue Jays+354.74.54.0
12.Philadelphia Phillies-354.34.64.1
13.Atlanta Braves-53.34.34.0
14.San Diego Padres+352.74.03.8
15.Detroit Tigers-50.14.54.4
16.Chicago White Sox-450.04.14.1
17.Oakland Athletics+249.73.94.0
18.Florida Marlins-48.54.24.3
19.Los Angeles Angels-347.94.34.5
20.Washington Nationals+147.64.14.5
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.New York Mets-146.14.24.5
22.Milwaukee Brewers+145.35.05.5
23.Seattle Mariners+344.43.33.9
24.Chicago Cubs-43.54.45.1
25.Cleveland Indians+242.13.84.7
26.Kansas City Royals-141.84.25.0
27.Arizona Diamondbacks-541.64.55.4
28.Houston Astros-37.03.65.0
29.Baltimore Orioles-36.63.95.3
30.Pittsburgh Pirates-34.83.75.3

Ryan Fowler is the Content Manager for Whatifsports.com. He can be reached at rfowler@whatifsports.com.

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