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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 and 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)
|1.||Los Angeles Dodgers||+2||68.9||5.7||3.5|
|2.||Toronto Blue Jays||-1||65.7||5.4||3.6|
|3.||New York Mets||-1||64.9||5.7||4.1|
|5.||Tampa Bay Rays||+1||57.3||5.7||4.8|
|8.||St. Louis Cardinals||+2||56.0||4.7||4.0|
|9.||Los Angeles Angels||-||55.3||4.9||4.3|
|11.||Kansas City Royals||-||54.0||4.6||4.3|
|14.||New York Yankees||-1||50.1||5.7||5.8|
|15.||Boston Red Sox||-3||49.6||5.3||5.3|
|25.||San Diego Padres||+2||41.2||3.9||4.7|
|29.||San Francisco Giants||-1||39.6||3.7||4.8|
|30.||Chicago White Sox||-1||37.7||3.7||5.0|
Paul Bessire is the Product Manager of Content and Quantitative Analysis for WhatIfSports.com, a division of FOX Sports Interactive. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!