2012 MLB Power Rankings for June 4th: Red-Hot White Sox

Jake WestrichSenior Writer IJune 4, 2012

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 26: Paul Konerko #14 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Cleveland Indians at U.S. Cellular Field on May 26, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Indians 14-7.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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 - 66.2 5.3 3.6
2. Los Angeles Dodgers - 61.7 4.6 3.5
3. Chicago White Sox +12 60.0 4.2 3.3
4. New York Yankees -1 57.4 4.9 4.2
5. St. Louis Cardinals -1 55.9 4.7 4.0
6. Washington Nationals +3 55.0 3.9 3.5
7. Philadelphia Phillies -2 53.5 4.4 4.1
8. Cincinnati Reds +13 52.7 4.2 4.0
9. Los Angeles Angels +9 52.5 3.9 3.7
10. Tampa Bay Rays - 51.7 4.1 4.0
  Team Change Win Pct RS/G RA/G
11. Baltimore Orioles -5 50.1 4.1 4.1
12. New York Mets +10 50.1 4.5 4.5
13. Toronto Blue Jays -6 49.8 4.0 4.2
14. Detroit Tigers -1 49.8 4.4 4.5
15. Boston Red Sox -3 49.7 4.5 4.6
16. Cleveland Indians -8 49.7 4.0 4.1
17. Miami Marlins +3 49.0 4.0 4.1
18. Chicago Cubs -4 48.1 3.9 4.0
19. Arizona Diamondbacks -2 47.4 4.0 4.2
20. Seattle Mariners +5 47.2 3.6 3.8
  Team Change Win Pct RS/G RA/G
21. Milwaukee Brewers +3 47.0 4.2 4.4
22. Colorado Rockies +5 46.2 4.7 5.2
23. Oakland Athletics +5 46.0 3.1 3.4
24. San Francisco Giants -8 45.7 3.7 4.1
25. Atlanta Braves -14 45.4 4.0 4.4
26. Kansas City Royals - 45.0 4.0 4.4
27. Pittsburgh Pirates +2 44.9 3.1 3.4
28. Houston Astros -9 42.6 3.8 4.5
29. Minnesota Twins -6 42.2 3.8 4.7
30. San Diego Padres - 37.4 3.2 4.4

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