MLB Power Rankings for July 30th From image

MLB Power Rankings: No love for the Reds

Simulation engine unimpressed as Cincinnati Reds win 10 straight against inferior foes
By Jake Westrich,
July 30th, 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.New York Yankees+
3.St. Louis Cardinals+558.84.84.0
4.Washington Nationals-
5.Los Angeles Angels-
6.Cincinnati Reds-
7.Oakland Athletics+353.53.83.4
8.Chicago White Sox+552.84.03.7
9.Arizona Diamondbacks+752.64.54.2
10.Detroit Tigers-352.44.44.1
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Los Angeles Dodgers+
12.Philadelphia Phillies-351.64.34.1
13.San Francisco Giants-
14.Boston Red Sox-850.64.34.3
15.Pittsburgh Pirates-
16.New York Mets-
17.Tampa Bay Rays+
18.Miami Marlins+349.04.04.1
19.Minnesota Twins-
20.Toronto Blue Jays+346.94.44.7
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Cleveland Indians-
22.Seattle Mariners+346.13.43.7
23.Milwaukee Brewers-645.94.34.7
24.Kansas City Royals+
25.Baltimore Orioles+
26.Chicago Cubs-444.53.84.4
27.San Diego Padres+
28.Atlanta Braves-
29.Colorado Rockies-543.14.65.4
30.Houston Astros-

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


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