MLB Power Rankings for September 3rd From image

MLB Power Rankings: Pesky A's stay in hunt

The Oakland Athletics, winners of nine consecutive games, lead the AL Wild Card standings
By Jake Westrich,
September 3, 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-
2.Cincinnati Reds+
3.Washington Nationals-
4.New York Yankees+
5.Los Angeles Angels+
6.St. Louis Cardinals-456.24.64.0
7.Detroit Tigers-
8.Oakland Athletics+853.53.83.5
9.Atlanta Braves+1053.04.13.8
10.Tampa Bay Rays-
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.San Francisco Giants-
12.Chicago White Sox+
13.New York Mets-550.94.24.1
14.Milwaukee Brewers-
15.Pittsburgh Pirates-
16.Los Angeles Dodgers-750.23.93.9
17.Philadelphia Phillies-
18.Toronto Blue Jays+549.23.94.0
19.Baltimore Orioles+748.94.04.0
20.Miami Marlins+
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Arizona Diamondbacks-648.04.14.2
22.San Diego Padres-447.83.84.1
23.Minnesota Twins+547.64.14.4
24.Boston Red Sox-446.94.34.6
25.Kansas City Royals-345.93.94.3
26.Colorado Rockies+
27.Seattle Mariners-
28.Cleveland Indians-441.23.84.6
29.Chicago Cubs-
30.Houston Astros-

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


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