MLB Power Rankings for July 16th From image

MLB Power Rankings: Tigers get their roar back

Detroit Tigers win seven of last eight games and break into top 10 for first time this season
By Jake Westrich,
July 16th, 2012 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.Texas Rangers+
2.Washington Nationals-
3.Los Angeles Angels-
4.Chicago White Sox+
5.New York Yankees+
6.Cincinnati Reds-
7.St. Louis Cardinals+
8.Boston Red Sox-
9.Detroit Tigers+452.54.44.2
10.New York Mets-
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Los Angeles Dodgers-
12.Minnesota Twins+1151.34.14.0
13.Arizona Diamondbacks+750.94.44.3
14.Toronto Blue Jays+
15.Cleveland Indians+450.54.34.3
16.Oakland Athletics-649.53.53.5
17.Pittsburgh Pirates-549.13.93.9
18.Milwaukee Brewers-448.84.34.5
19.San Francisco Giants-448.73.84.0
20.Baltimore Orioles-
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Philadelphia Phillies-447.54.24.5
22.Miami Marlins-
23.Tampa Bay Rays-
24.Chicago Cubs+445.73.84.2
25.Atlanta Braves+
26.Seattle Mariners-
27.Colorado Rockies-
28.Kansas City Royals-341.93.94.7
29.San Diego Padres+
30.Houston Astros-

Jake Westrich is the Digital Content Coordinator for He can be reached at


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