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MLB Power Rankings

9/15/2008 Rankings
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
September 15th, 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.Chicago Cubs-62.75.34.0
2.Boston Red Sox+259.95.24.0
3.Tampa Bay Rays-158.94.83.8
4.Milwaukee Brewers-156.54.84.1
5.Houston Astros+1455.44.64.1
6.New York Mets+1255.15.24.6
7.Philadelphia Phillies-154.94.84.4
8.Minnesota Twins+754.54.64.2
9.Los Angeles Dodgers-153.94.44.1
10.Toronto Blue Jays-352.84.23.8
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Detroit Tigers+252.65.04.8
12.Texas Rangers-252.15.45.1
13.Los Angeles Angels-252.14.54.2
14.St. Louis Cardinals-551.94.94.6
15.New York Yankees-1051.64.94.6
16.Cleveland Indians-451.64.64.5
17.Chicago White Sox-51.24.64.5
18.Florida Marlins-450.74.64.5
19.Atlanta Braves+250.34.64.6
20.Arizona Diamondbacks-449.54.44.5
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Colorado Rockies-147.74.64.8
22.Cincinnati Reds+345.64.55.0
23.Seattle Mariners-144.74.04.6
24.San Francisco Giants-44.14.04.8
25.Baltimore Orioles-243.84.95.5
26.Washington Nationals-41.63.84.7
27.Pittsburgh Pirates+140.04.25.3
28.Kansas City Royals-139.13.84.8
29.San Diego Padres+137.63.85.2
30.Oakland Athletics-137.53.75.0

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