MLB Power Rankings for August 27th From image

MLB Power Rankings: Dodgers go for broke

Just two games back in the NL West, the Dodgers traded with Boston in hopes of a playoff run
By Jake Westrich,
August 27th, 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+560.55.04.0
2.St. Louis Cardinals+359.44.63.8
3.Washington Nationals-
4.Cincinnati Reds-
5.New York Yankees-
6.Los Angeles Angels-555.14.94.3
7.Detroit Tigers-
8.New York Mets+653.94.34.0
9.Los Angeles Dodgers+
10.Tampa Bay Rays-
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.San Francisco Giants-
12.Milwaukee Brewers+852.44.54.3
13.Pittsburgh Pirates+352.34.03.8
14.Chicago White Sox-652.24.13.9
15.Arizona Diamondbacks-352.14.34.2
16.Oakland Athletics+
17.Philadelphia Phillies-
18.San Diego Padres+947.63.84.1
19.Atlanta Braves-647.64.14.3
20.Boston Red Sox-347.54.34.5
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Miami Marlins-
22.Kansas City Royals+
23.Toronto Blue Jays-
24.Cleveland Indians-
25.Seattle Mariners-345.13.33.7
26.Baltimore Orioles-
27.Colorado Rockies-
28.Minnesota Twins-
29.Chicago Cubs-
30.Houston Astros-

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


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