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MLB Power Rankings: Phillies Team to Beat

The season continues for every member of the top 5
By Jake Westrich, WhatIfSports.com
October 3rd, 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.Philadelphia Phillies+361.44.43.3
2.Texas Rangers-160.85.13.9
3.Milwaukee Brewers+359.44.73.9
4.Detroit Tigers+359.24.83.8
5.New York Yankees-358.65.04.0
6.Boston Red Sox-358.24.84.0
7.Tampa Bay Rays-256.94.23.6
8.St. Louis Cardinals-56.54.84.1
9.Los Angeles Angels-56.14.23.7
10.Los Angeles Dodgers-53.14.13.8
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Arizona Diamondbacks+153.14.23.9
12.Cincinnati Reds-153.04.54.1
13.San Francisco Giants-52.13.73.5
14.Kansas City Royals+250.94.34.3
15.Washington Nationals+350.03.83.9
16.New York Mets-149.34.64.7
17.Toronto Blue Jays-349.04.14.2
18.Atlanta Braves+248.43.83.9
19.Cleveland Indians-248.43.84.0
20.Florida Marlins-148.24.24.3
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Oakland Athletics+246.33.74.1
22.San Diego Padres-45.73.43.9
23.Chicago White Sox+143.93.84.3
24.Pittsburgh Pirates+142.63.84.5
25.Chicago Cubs-442.64.14.9
26.Colorado Rockies-41.84.25.0
27.Seattle Mariners+141.23.24.0
28.Houston Astros-140.23.84.8
29.Baltimore Orioles-38.54.15.3
30.Minnesota Twins-34.73.55.0

Jake Westrich is the Digital Content Coordinator for WhatIfSports.com.

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