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MLB Power Rankings

8/18/2008 Rankings   By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com   August 18th, 2008

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 and 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)

|   | Team | Change | Win Pct | RS/G | RA/G |

| 1. | Chicago Cubs | - | 62.1 | 5.5 | 4.2 |

| 2. | Milwaukee Brewers | +1 | 60.7 | 4.8 | 4.1 |

| 3. | Tampa Bay Rays | +1 | 59.5 | 4.7 | 3.8 |

| 4. | New York Yankees | +2 | 55.6 | 4.8 | 4.3 |

| 5. | Arizona Diamondbacks | +4 | 55.5 | 4.5 | 4.0 |

| 6. | Chicago White Sox | +1 | 55.4 | 4.7 | 4.2 |

| 7. | Philadelphia Phillies | -2 | 55.2 | 4.9 | 4.4 |

| 8. | New York Mets | +5 | 54.4 | 5.2 | 4.7 |

| 9. | Detroit Tigers | +3 | 54.3 | 5.0 | 4.5 |

| 10. | Boston Red Sox | -8 | 53.8 | 5.1 | 4.6 |

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Team

| Change | Win Pct | RS/G | RA/G |

| 11. | St. Louis Cardinals | - | 53.5 | 4.9 | 4.5 |

| 12. | Los Angeles Angels | -4 | 53.3 | 4.5 | 4.2 |

| 13. | Los Angeles Dodgers | -3 | 53.2 | 4.3 | 3.9 |

| 14. | Toronto Blue Jays | - | 52.1 | 4.2 | 3.9 |

| 15. | Florida Marlins | +1 | 51.0 | 4.5 | 4.3 |

| 16. | Minnesota Twins | +4 | 49.6 | 4.3 | 4.4 |

| 17. | Texas Rangers | +6 | 49.3 | 5.4 | 5.6 |

| 18. | Oakland Athletics | - | 47.6 | 3.7 | 4.0 |

| 19. | Colorado Rockies | -4 | 47.3 | 4.6 | 4.8 |

| 20. | Atlanta Braves | -3 | 46.6 | 4.5 | 4.8 |

|   | Team | Change | Win Pct | RS/G | RA/G |

| 21. | Baltimore Orioles | -2 | 46.2 | 4.8 | 5.1 |

| 22. | Houston Astros | +2 | 45.8 | 4.5 | 4.9 |

| 23. | Pittsburgh Pirates | +3 | 45.0 | 4.4 | 5.0 |

| 24. | Cleveland Indians | -3 | 44.7 | 4.3 | 4.9 |

| 25. | Washington Nationals | +2 | 42.3 | 3.8 | 4.5 |

| 26. | San Diego Padres | -1 | 42.0 | 3.8 | 4.5 |

| 27. | Seattle Mariners | +1 | 42.0 | 4.0 | 4.8 |

| 28. | Kansas City Royals | -6 | 41.2 | 3.9 | 4.7 |

| 29. | Cincinnati Reds | +1 | 41.2 | 4.4 | 5.3 |

| 30. | San Francisco Giants | -1 | 39.7 | 3.8 | 4.8 |


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