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MLB Power Rankings: Tampa Bay surging

Rays move up power rankings after winning six in a row and nine of 11
By Jake Westrich, WhatIfSports.com
August 13th, 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)

 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
1.Texas Rangers-61.24.93.8
2.Washington Nationals+258.94.33.5
3.Los Angeles Angels-158.84.83.9
4.New York Yankees-157.75.14.3
5.Detroit Tigers+256.84.74.0
6.Cincinnati Reds-56.04.63.9
7.St. Louis Cardinals-255.94.74.1
8.Chicago White Sox+354.04.03.7
9.Tampa Bay Rays+652.33.93.6
10.Pittsburgh Pirates-52.24.13.9
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.San Francisco Giants-251.74.03.8
12.New York Mets-51.64.44.3
13.Los Angeles Dodgers-51.53.93.8
14.Arizona Diamondbacks-651.24.44.2
15.Oakland Athletics+151.23.83.7
16.Philadelphia Phillies-251.04.24.2
17.Atlanta Braves+450.44.24.2
18.Cleveland Indians+449.24.24.2
19.Boston Red Sox-248.74.34.4
20.Miami Marlins+346.13.94.2
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Milwaukee Brewers-246.14.54.8
22.Toronto Blue Jays-446.14.24.6
23.Seattle Mariners-345.73.33.8
24.Baltimore Orioles-45.53.94.4
25.San Diego Padres-45.23.74.2
26.Minnesota Twins-44.14.34.9
27.Kansas City Royals-42.74.14.7
28.Colorado Rockies-42.34.55.3
29.Chicago Cubs-39.43.64.7
30.Houston Astros-36.63.75.2

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

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