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MLB Final Power Rankings: Yankees the favorite

Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays are biggest postseason snubs
By Jake Westrich - WhatIfSports.com
October 8, 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.New York Yankees+261.75.13.9
2.Washington Nationals-59.34.53.6
3.Los Angeles Angels+158.24.84.0
4.Texas Rangers-358.14.94.1
5.Tampa Bay Rays+158.14.23.5
6.Cincinnati Reds-156.44.53.8
7.St. Louis Cardinals+456.44.64.0
8.Detroit Tigers-154.84.54.0
9.San Francisco Giants+154.54.54.0
10.Philadelphia Phillies+253.64.34.0
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Milwaukee Brewers-353.14.84.5
12.Baltimore Orioles-352.94.23.9
13.Atlanta Braves-52.64.03.7
14.Los Angeles Dodgers+252.44.13.9
15.Oakland Athletics-151.04.03.8
16.New York Mets-150.94.34.2
17.Arizona Diamondbacks-50.34.34.3
18.Chicago White Sox-50.14.04.1
19.Miami Marlins-47.94.04.1
20.Kansas City Royals+246.24.04.5
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.San Diego Padres+546.04.04.4
22.Minnesota Twins-145.94.24.6
23.Seattle Mariners-44.53.43.9
24.Toronto Blue Jays-44.34.14.6
25.Pittsburgh Pirates-544.23.84.3
26.Boston Red Sox+142.54.14.9
27.Cleveland Indians-241.73.94.7
28.Colorado Rockies-41.54.65.4
29.Houston Astros+136.13.65.1
30.Chicago Cubs-134.93.85.3

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

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