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MLB Power Rankings: Cards reign supreme

The 2011 American League champion Rangers start season at No. 2
By Jake Westrich, WhatIfSports.com
May 7th, 2012

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)

 TeamWin PctRS/GRA/G
1.St. Louis Cardinals63.24.93.5
2.Texas Rangers62.25.03.8
3.Tampa Bay Rays59.34.63.7
4.Los Angeles Dodgers59.14.53.6
5.Arizona Diamondbacks55.84.03.5
6.Houston Astros55.44.23.6
7.Chicago White Sox55.13.63.2
8.Baltimore Orioles54.64.23.7
9.New York Yankees54.35.04.6
10.Washington Nationals52.53.73.3
 TeamWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Toronto Blue Jays52.43.93.6
12.San Francisco Giants51.93.93.7
13.Kansas City Royals51.84.14.0
14.Atlanta Braves51.24.44.3
15.Cleveland Indians51.14.13.9
16.Chicago Cubs50.33.53.5
17.Boston Red Sox49.34.34.5
18.Seattle Mariners48.83.43.5
19.Los Angeles Angels48.83.73.9
20.Miami Marlins48.73.94.0
 TeamWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Cincinnati Reds48.53.83.9
22.San Diego Padres46.53.33.6
23.Philadelphia Phillies45.33.44.0
24.Detroit Tigers44.93.74.3
25.Colorado Rockies44.54.75.1
26.New York Mets43.64.35.1
27.Oakland Athletics40.73.03.7
28.Pittsburgh Pirates39.83.24.1
29.Milwaukee Brewers39.33.95.1
30.Minnesota Twins31.03.35.2

Jake Westrich is the Digital Content Coordinator for WhatIfSports.com. He can be reached at jwestrich@whatifsports.com.

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