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MLB Power Rankings: Yanks in familiar territory

New York Yankees keep Baltimore Orioles at bay with wins in nine of last 11 games
By Jake Westrich - WhatIfSports.com
September 24, 2012

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+358.24.94.0
2.Texas Rangers-157.94.84.0
3.Cincinnati Reds-157.44.63.8
4.Washington Nationals-156.94.53.7
5.Los Angeles Angels-56.84.84.0
6.Detroit Tigers+256.14.64.0
7.Tampa Bay Rays-155.74.13.6
8.Philadelphia Phillies+254.74.44.0
9.Milwaukee Brewers-54.04.74.4
10.Oakland Athletics-353.93.83.4
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.St. Louis Cardinals-53.34.54.2
12.San Francisco Giants+352.24.24.0
13.Atlanta Braves-152.14.13.9
14.Arizona Diamondbacks+251.74.34.2
15.Chicago White Sox+251.34.03.9
16.Baltimore Orioles-351.14.14.0
17.New York Mets-350.64.34.2
18.Los Angeles Dodgers+249.13.83.8
19.San Diego Padres+249.04.04.2
20.Miami Marlins-248.54.04.1
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Pittsburgh Pirates-248.23.94.2
22.Kansas City Royals-47.54.04.3
23.Seattle Mariners+244.93.43.8
24.Minnesota Twins-144.94.24.7
25.Toronto Blue Jays+144.24.04.6
26.Cleveland Indians+243.43.94.5
27.Boston Red Sox-342.84.14.7
28.Chicago Cubs+139.13.84.9
29.Colorado Rockies-238.04.45.6
30.Houston Astros-36.73.75.1

Jake Westrich is the Digital Content Coordinator for WhatIfSports.com. He can be reached at jwestrich@whatifsports.com.

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