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2012 MLB Power Rankings: May 7

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06:  Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals singles in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros on May 6, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Jake WestrichSenior Writer IMay 7, 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 10 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)

  Team Win Pct RS/G RA/G
1. St. Louis Cardinals 63.2 4.9 3.5
2. Texas Rangers 62.2 5.0 3.8
3. Tampa Bay Rays 59.3 4.6 3.7
4. Los Angeles Dodgers 59.1 4.5 3.6
5. Arizona Diamondbacks 55.8 4.0 3.5
6. Houston Astros 55.4 4.2 3.6
7. Chicago White Sox 55.1 3.6 3.2
8. Baltimore Orioles 54.6 4.2 3.7
9. New York Yankees 54.3 5.0 4.6
10. Washington Nationals 52.5 3.7 3.3
  Team Win Pct RS/G RA/G
11. Toronto Blue Jays 52.4 3.9 3.6
12. San Francisco Giants 51.9 3.9 3.7
13. Kansas City Royals 51.8 4.1 4.0
14. Atlanta Braves 51.2 4.4 4.3
15. Cleveland Indians 51.1 4.1 3.9
16. Chicago Cubs 50.3 3.5 3.5
17. Boston Red Sox 49.3 4.3 4.5
18. Seattle Mariners 48.8 3.4 3.5
19. Los Angeles Angels 48.8 3.7 3.9
20. Miami Marlins 48.7 3.9 4.0
  Team Win Pct RS/G RA/G
21. Cincinnati Reds 48.5 3.8 3.9
22. San Diego Padres 46.5 3.3 3.6
23. Philadelphia Phillies 45.3 3.4 4.0
24. Detroit Tigers 44.9 3.7 4.3
25. Colorado Rockies 44.5 4.7 5.1
26. New York Mets 43.6 4.3 5.1
27. Oakland Athletics 40.7 3.0 3.7
28. Pittsburgh Pirates 39.8 3.2 4.1
29. Milwaukee Brewers 39.3 3.9 5.1
30. Minnesota Twins 31.0 3.3 5.2

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