MLB Power Rankings for July 9th From image

MLB Power Rankings: Nats nab top spot

Washington Nationals seize control of the rankings heading into the All-Star break
By Jake Westrich,
July 9th, 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.Washington Nationals+
2.Texas Rangers-
3.Los Angeles Angels+
4.Cincinnati Reds-
5.Chicago White Sox+356.44.13.5
6.New York Yankees+
7.Boston Red Sox-555.34.53.9
8.St. Louis Cardinals+
9.New York Mets-353.94.64.2
10.Oakland Athletics+353.23.63.2
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Los Angeles Dodgers+351.84.03.8
12.Pittsburgh Pirates+551.73.93.8
13.Detroit Tigers-
14.Milwaukee Brewers+
15.San Francisco Giants-450.83.93.9
16.Toronto Blue Jays+650.74.34.3
17.Philadelphia Phillies-750.64.34.2
18.Baltimore Orioles+
19.Cleveland Indians+
20.Arizona Diamondbacks-
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Tampa Bay Rays-
22.Miami Marlins-647.54.04.2
23.Minnesota Twins+
24.Seattle Mariners-
25.Kansas City Royals+
26.Atlanta Braves-
27.Colorado Rockies-
28.Chicago Cubs+
29.Houston Astros-
30.San Diego Padres-

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


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