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MLB Power Rankings

6/23/08 Rankings
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
June 23rd, 2008

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.Boston Red Sox+261.2%5.24.0
2.Tampa Bay Rays+260.2%4.63.7
3.Chicago White Sox+559.3%4.83.9
4.New York Yankees+257.7%5.04.1
5.Philadelphia Phillies-357.5%5.24.3
6.Atlanta Braves-156.1%4.74.1
7.Chicago Cubs-655.8%5.44.8
8.Oakland Athletics-155.2%4.23.6
9.Los Angeles Dodgers+655.1%4.54.1
10.Arizona Diamondbacks-54.4%4.64.1
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.St. Louis Cardinals-253.4%4.84.4
12.Texas Rangers+553.1%5.34.9
13.Los Angeles Angels-152.7%4.24.0
14.Baltimore Orioles-151.1%4.64.4
15.Milwaukee Brewers+350.4%4.64.6
16.New York Mets-49.8%4.84.9
17.San Diego Padres+249.4%3.94.1
18.Detroit Tigers-449.1%4.54.6
19.Florida Marlins+349.1%4.85.0
20.Toronto Blue Jays-948.3%4.14.3
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Colorado Rockies+346.7%4.44.8
22.Cincinnati Reds-146.6%4.54.9
23.Cleveland Indians-345.9%4.24.5
24.San Francisco Giants+143.6%4.24.8
25.Kansas City Royals+343.2%3.84.5
26.Minnesota Twins+143.1%4.14.8
27.Houston Astros-442.4%4.45.2
28.Seattle Mariners+138.8%3.85.0
29.Pittsburgh Pirates-335.9%4.35.8
30.Washington Nationals-34.8%3.75.2

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