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MLB Power Rankings: Yankees In Control

Tampa Bay Rays surging
By Jake Westrich, WhatIfSports.com
August 22, 2011

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+163.45.03.6
2.Texas Rangers+160.84.93.8
3.Philadelphia Phillies+160.44.23.3
4.Boston Red Sox-359.54.73.7
5.Cincinnati Reds+257.64.64.0
6.Tampa Bay Rays+657.04.03.5
7.Milwaukee Brewers-156.74.53.9
8.Detroit Tigers+354.04.34.0
9.St. Louis Cardinals-53.04.54.2
10.New York Mets-52.94.74.4
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Arizona Diamondbacks-352.74.13.8
12.Cleveland Indians+352.43.73.5
13.Toronto Blue Jays-52.14.13.9
14.Los Angeles Dodgers+451.93.93.8
15.Los Angeles Angels-1051.53.83.7
16.San Francisco Giants-251.33.53.4
17.Atlanta Braves-49.83.83.7
18.Washington Nationals+149.23.83.9
19.Kansas City Royals+146.84.04.3
20.San Diego Padres+246.13.53.9
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Colorado Rockies+246.14.24.6
22.Chicago White Sox-644.93.64.0
23.Oakland Athletics+144.33.54.0
24.Florida Marlins-344.23.94.4
25.Chicago Cubs+442.74.24.8
26.Pittsburgh Pirates-41.73.64.3
27.Houston Astros-40.93.84.8
28.Seattle Mariners-39.63.14.0
29.Baltimore Orioles-439.03.95.0
30.Minnesota Twins-37.33.44.7

Jake Westrich is the Digital Content Coordinator for WhatIfSports.com.

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