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MLB Power Rankings: Philly on Top

Toronto jumps into top 10
By Jake Westrich, WhatIfSports.com
August 1, 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 an 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.Philadelphia Phillies+161.24.13.2
2.New York Yankees-160.04.83.8
3.Boston Red Sox-60.04.83.9
4.Cincinnati Reds+157.04.53.9
5.Texas Rangers-156.84.84.1
6.St. Louis Cardinals-55.04.54.1
7.Toronto Blue Jays+1154.74.13.7
8.Tampa Bay Rays-53.83.93.6
9.Milwaukee Brewers-53.64.44.0
10.Los Angeles Angels-353.43.83.5
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Detroit Tigers-52.54.34.1
12.Atlanta Braves+351.53.73.5
13.New York Mets-151.34.64.4
14.San Francisco Giants-50.13.63.6
15.Cleveland Indians-550.13.73.6
16.Arizona Diamondbacks-350.04.04.0
17.Florida Marlins-49.34.04.0
18.Los Angeles Dodgers+549.03.83.9
19.Chicago White Sox-348.43.53.6
20.Kansas City Royals-148.34.04.2
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Washington Nationals+147.83.63.9
22.Colorado Rockies-246.94.14.4
23.Pittsburgh Pirates-245.63.53.9
24.Oakland Athletics+344.53.43.8
25.Seattle Mariners+144.33.03.5
26.San Diego Padres-142.93.13.6
27.Baltimore Orioles-341.73.94.6
28.Houston Astros+241.33.84.7
29.Chicago Cubs-139.83.94.9
30.Minnesota Twins-139.03.44.5

Jake Westrich is Digital Content Coordinator for WhatIfSports.com.

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