MLB Features2012 MLB Power Rankings: May 7th
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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 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)
|2.||St. Louis Cardinals||-1||67.4||5.1||3.4|
|3.||New York Yankees||+6||56.1||5.0||4.3|
|4.||Los Angeles Dodgers||-||55.2||4.1||3.7|
|10.||Tampa Bay Rays||-7||52.5||4.2||4.0|
|12.||Toronto Blue Jays||-1||51.5||3.8||3.6|
|14.||Los Angeles Angels||+5||49.6||3.5||3.6|
|15.||Boston Red Sox||+2||49.1||4.4||4.5|
|19.||Chicago White Sox||-12||47.7||3.3||3.6|
|21.||Kansas City Royals||-8||46.4||3.8||4.2|
|22.||New York Mets||+4||46.4||4.4||4.9|
|23.||San Francisco Giants||-11||46.2||3.6||4.1|
|28.||San Diego Padres||-6||41.5||3.0||3.8|
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