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MLB Power Rankings: Not Rangers' first rodeo

Texas Rangers enjoy eighth consecutive week atop power rankings
By Jake Westrich, WhatIfSports.com
July 2nd, 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-60.95.34.2
2.Boston Red Sox+260.54.73.7
3.Washington Nationals+458.94.13.4
4.Cincinnati Reds+558.34.73.8
5.Los Angeles Angels-258.24.63.8
6.New York Mets+656.74.63.9
7.New York Yankees-556.75.14.4
8.Chicago White Sox-56.14.13.6
9.St. Louis Cardinals-454.34.74.3
10.Philadelphia Phillies+153.44.54.2
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.San Francisco Giants+252.04.03.8
12.Detroit Tigers+451.84.44.1
13.Oakland Athletics+251.83.53.4
14.Los Angeles Dodgers-850.54.14.1
15.Milwaukee Brewers+349.94.44.5
16.Miami Marlins+549.44.14.2
17.Pittsburgh Pirates+249.03.83.8
18.Arizona Diamondbacks-448.74.54.6
19.Baltimore Orioles-248.74.14.2
20.Cleveland Indians-47.14.14.3
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Tampa Bay Rays-1146.63.94.2
22.Toronto Blue Jays-45.34.44.8
23.Seattle Mariners-44.03.53.9
24.Atlanta Braves+243.44.24.9
25.Minnesota Twins+243.24.24.8
26.Kansas City Royals-143.14.14.8
27.Colorado Rockies+241.44.85.6
28.San Diego Padres+240.63.64.7
29.Houston Astros-540.13.94.8
30.Chicago Cubs-239.53.94.8

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

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