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MLB Power Rankings: Sox Surging

Boston bashing way to top
By Joel Beall, WhatIfSports.com
July 4, 2011

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 start ten 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 and 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.New York Yankees-63.14.83.5
2.Boston Red Sox+357.44.53.8
3.Philadelphia Phillies-156.73.93.2
4.Cincinnati Reds-155.74.54.0
5.Los Angeles Angels+453.93.83.5
6.Toronto Blue Jays+653.63.93.7
7.St. Louis Cardinals+653.64.44.0
8.Tampa Bay Rays-253.63.83.5
9.New York Mets+753.44.64.3
10.Milwaukee Brewers-653.24.34.0
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Detroit Tigers-152.74.34.1
12.San Francisco Giants+752.23.63.4
13.Atlanta Braves-552.23.53.3
14.Texas Rangers-351.84.44.3
15.Cleveland Indians-151.23.83.6
16.Arizona Diamondbacks-950.84.04.0
17.Colorado Rockies+849.64.04.0
18.Los Angeles Dodgers+449.04.04.2
19.Washington Nationals-448.53.63.6
20.Seattle Mariners-47.93.03.2
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Chicago White Sox-47.43.53.6
22.Kansas City Royals-546.93.94.2
23.Pittsburgh Pirates-545.53.43.7
24.Florida Marlins-145.13.74.1
25.Oakland Athletics+145.03.03.5
26.San Diego Padres+244.53.23.7
27.Baltimore Orioles-343.73.94.4
28.Houston Astros+142.63.94.7
29.Chicago Cubs-242.54.04.7
30.Minnesota Twins-36.83.24.6

Joel Beall is a writer for Whatifsports.com. He can be reached at jbeall@whatifsports.com.

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