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MLB Power Rankings: Texas Among Elite

Diamondbacks join top ten
By Jake Westrich, WhatIfSports.com
August 17, 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-61.14.83.7
2.New York Yankees+159.94.83.8
3.Texas Rangers+159.64.73.9
4.Philadelphia Phillies-259.24.23.4
5.Los Angeles Angels+155.23.93.5
6.Milwaukee Brewers-154.94.43.9
7.Cincinnati Reds+154.84.44.0
8.Arizona Diamondbacks+354.64.13.7
9.St. Louis Cardinals-254.34.54.1
10.New York Mets-53.44.74.4
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Detroit Tigers+253.24.23.9
12.Tampa Bay Rays-352.73.83.6
13.Toronto Blue Jays+152.54.13.8
14.San Francisco Giants-252.33.63.4
15.Cleveland Indians-51.43.73.6
16.Chicago White Sox+450.93.63.5
17.Atlanta Braves+448.83.83.8
18.Los Angeles Dodgers-248.43.84.0
19.Washington Nationals-48.33.63.9
20.Kansas City Royals-247.94.14.3
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Florida Marlins-446.93.94.1
22.San Diego Padres+146.43.43.7
23.Colorado Rockies-146.24.14.5
24.Oakland Athletics-44.93.53.9
25.Baltimore Orioles+342.53.94.6
26.Pittsburgh Pirates-141.93.54.2
27.Houston Astros+240.93.74.6
28.Seattle Mariners-240.13.03.8
29.Chicago Cubs-239.44.05.1
30.Minnesota Twins-37.33.54.7

Jake Westrich is Digital Content Coordinator for WhatIfSports.com.

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