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MLB Power Rankings: Cards Still Alive

St. Louis, San Francisco race to catch Atlanta for NL Wild Card
By Jake Westrich, WhatIfSports.com
September 19, 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.New York Yankees-60.75.03.9
2.Philadelphia Phillies-60.74.43.4
3.Boston Red Sox-60.34.83.9
4.Texas Rangers+160.05.04.0
5.St. Louis Cardinals+557.24.84.0
6.Tampa Bay Rays-56.84.23.6
7.Milwaukee Brewers-356.74.63.9
8.Detroit Tigers-56.44.64.1
9.Los Angeles Angels-253.64.03.7
10.Cincinnati Reds+153.34.64.1
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.San Francisco Giants+553.03.73.5
12.Arizona Diamondbacks-352.04.13.9
13.Los Angeles Dodgers-50.64.03.9
14.Toronto Blue Jays+150.44.14.0
15.New York Mets-150.24.64.5
16.Kansas City Royals+350.04.14.2
17.Atlanta Braves-49.83.83.9
18.Cleveland Indians-649.53.83.9
19.Colorado Rockies+547.94.44.7
20.Washington Nationals-47.83.84.0
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Florida Marlins-347.74.04.2
22.Oakland Athletics+145.93.74.1
23.Chicago Cubs+344.34.24.8
24.San Diego Padres-244.13.43.9
25.Chicago White Sox-443.33.74.3
26.Seattle Mariners-141.83.23.9
27.Pittsburgh Pirates-40.83.54.4
28.Houston Astros-40.73.84.7
29.Baltimore Orioles+138.84.15.1
30.Minnesota Twins-135.93.44.8

Jake Westrich is the Digital Content Coordinator for WhatIfSports.com.

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