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MLB Power Rankings

7/21/2008 Rankings By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
July 21st, 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. Boston Red Sox +1 .610 5.3 4.1
2. Chicago Cubs -1 .607 5.5 4.3
3. Tampa Bay Rays N/A .595 4.7 3.8
4. Milwaukee Brewers +11 .576 4.9 4.2
5. St. Louis Cardinals +6 .575 5.2 4.4
6. Philadelphia Phillies -2 .560 5.0 4.4
7. Chicago White Sox -1 .558 4.7 4.0
8. Los Angeles Dodgers -3 .554 4.4 3.8
9. New York Mets +1 .550 4.9 4.5
10. New York Yankees -1 .546 4.9 4.3
11. Atlanta Braves -3 .535 4.6 4.2
12. Detroit Tigers +2 .528 5.0 4.7
13. Los Angeles Angels +4 .513 4.2 4.1
14. Toronto Blue Jays +4 .513 4.2 4.1
15. Oakland Athletics -8 .507 4.0 3.9
16. Arizona Diamondbacks -3 .502 4.4 4.4
17. Minnesota Twins +2 .496 4.4 4.4
18. Texas Rangers -6 .471 5.5 5.8
19. Baltimore Orioles +4 .466 4.7 5.0
20. Colorado Rockies +1 .461 4.5 4.9
21. Kansas City Royals +3 .454 4.0 4.4
22. Cleveland Indians N/A .451 4.3 4.9
23. Florida Marlins -7 .449 4.6 5.1
24. San Diego Padres -4 .448 3.9 4.4
25. Houston Astros N/A .437 4.5 5.2
26. Seattle Mariners +3 .433 4.0 4.7
27. Cincinnati Reds N/A .433 4.6 5.2
28. San Francisco Giants N/A .400 3.9 5.1
29. Washington Nationals -3 .391 3.8 4.8
30. Pittsburgh Pirates N/A .380 4.4 5.6

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