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MLB Power Rankings: Raising Arizona

Diamondbacks make jump in this week's rankings
By Joel Beall, WhatIfSports.com
June 6th, 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 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)

 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
1.St. Louis Cardinals+158.34.73.8
2.Arizona Diamondbacks+1158.04.13.4
3.Milwaukee Brewers+557.44.33.7
4.Boston Red Sox+156.24.43.8
5.Texas Rangers+556.24.53.9
6.New York Yankees-56.04.43.9
7.Cleveland Indians-655.94.13.5
8.Philadelphia Phillies-555.63.83.3
9.Los Angeles Angels-555.43.93.4
10.Tampa Bay Rays+754.93.73.3
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Atlanta Braves-454.53.63.2
12.Toronto Blue Jays-52.34.24.0
13.Pittsburgh Pirates+551.03.63.6
14.San Francisco Giants+250.23.73.7
15.Detroit Tigers+549.73.93.9
16.Florida Marlins-549.53.94.1
17.Colorado Rockies-349.33.73.7
18.Kansas City Royals-349.04.04.1
19.Washington Nationals+248.93.43.6
20.Cincinnati Reds-1148.84.44.4
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Chicago Cubs+147.44.14.3
22.Oakland Athletics-347.13.23.4
23.New York Mets-47.14.24.5
24.Los Angeles Dodgers+144.23.64.1
25.Chicago White Sox+343.13.64.3
26.Seattle Mariners+143.13.03.7
27.Houston Astros+242.93.84.6
28.Baltimore Orioles-442.43.64.4
29.San Diego Padres-341.63.13.9
30.Minnesota Twins-34.33.14.6

Joel Beall is the Assistant Content Manager for Whatifsports.com. He can be reached at jbeall@whatifsports.com.

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