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MLB Power Rankings: Brew Crew Charging

Angels moving on up
By Ryan Fowler, WhatIfSports.com
August 8, 2011

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)

 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
1.Boston Red Sox+262.74.83.5
2.Philadelphia Phillies-162.04.23.2
3.New York Yankees-161.24.83.6
4.Texas Rangers+156.94.74.0
5.Milwaukee Brewers+456.64.54.0
6.Los Angeles Angels+454.93.83.5
7.St. Louis Cardinals-154.54.54.0
8.Cincinnati Reds-454.24.43.9
9.Tampa Bay Rays-154.13.93.5
10.New York Mets+353.54.64.3
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Arizona Diamondbacks+553.24.03.8
12.San Francisco Giants+252.33.53.4
13.Detroit Tigers-252.24.24.0
14.Toronto Blue Jays-751.54.03.8
15.Cleveland Indians-50.13.73.6
16.Los Angeles Dodgers+248.93.83.9
17.Florida Marlins-48.54.04.1
18.Kansas City Royals+248.14.04.2
19.Washington Nationals+247.93.64.0
20.Chicago White Sox-147.93.53.7
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Atlanta Braves-946.73.53.8
22.Colorado Rockies-45.74.04.4
23.San Diego Padres+345.63.23.6
24.Oakland Athletics-44.03.33.8
25.Pittsburgh Pirates-243.83.54.1
26.Seattle Mariners-142.92.93.5
27.Chicago Cubs+241.94.04.8
28.Baltimore Orioles-140.33.94.7
29.Houston Astros-139.33.64.6
30.Minnesota Twins-38.63.54.6

Ryan Fowler is Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com.

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