2012 MLB Power Rankings for May 28th: Dodgers Keep Winning Without Kemp

Jake WestrichSenior Writer IMay 29, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 27:  Chris Capuano #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the Houston Astros in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on May 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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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 Change Win Pct RS/G RA/G
1. Texas Rangers - 69.1 5.2 3.3
2. Los Angeles Dodgers +1 60.8 4.2 3.3
3. New York Yankees +1 60.4 4.9 3.9
4. St. Louis Cardinals -2 59.7 4.7 3.8
5. Philadelphia Phillies - 57.0 4.1 3.5
6. Baltimore Orioles +2 55.4 4.0 3.6
7. Toronto Blue Jays -1 54.5 3.9 3.5
8. Cleveland Indians -1 53.8 4.0 3.6
9. Washington Nationals +1 53.5 3.7 3.4
10. Tampa Bay Rays -1 52.5 4.3 4.0
  Team Change Win Pct RS/G RA/G
11. Atlanta Braves +1 52.3 4.2 4.0
12. Boston Red Sox -1 51.7 4.4 4.2
13. Detroit Tigers +1 51.5 3.9 3.9
14. Chicago Cubs +3 49.8 3.6 3.6
15. Chicago White Sox +1 49.8 3.5 3.6
16. San Francisco Giants -1 49.5 3.7 3.9
17. Arizona Diamondbacks +3 49.2 3.9 4.0
18. Los Angeles Angels - 49.0 3.7 3.8
19. Houston Astros -6 48.7 3.5 3.6
20. Miami Marlins -1 47.6 3.8 4.0
  Team Change Win Pct RS/G RA/G
21. Cincinnati Reds - 47.4 3.8 4.0
22. New York Mets - 45.9 4.3 4.7
23. Minnesota Twins +1 45.3 3.7 4.1
24. Milwaukee Brewers +2 45.1 3.9 4.6
25. Seattle Mariners -2 44.7 3.2 3.6
26. Kansas City Royals -1 41.4 3.8 4.7
27. Colorado Rockies +1 41.2 4.1 4.9
28. Oakland Athletics -1 39.8 3.1 3.9
29. Pittsburgh Pirates - 39.6 2.9 3.8
30. San Diego Padres - 34.2 3.0 4.5