Oakland Athletics

2012 MLB Power Rankings for July 23rd: Making Straight A's

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 18:  Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics swings and watches the flight of his ball as he hits a two-run double of the right field wall driving in Brandon Inge #7 and Brandon Hicks #18 in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on July 18, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Jake WestrichSenior Writer IJuly 23, 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 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 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 - 62.2 4.8 3.6
2. Washington Nationals - 60.0 4.4 3.6
3. New York Yankees +2 57.1 5.0 4.2
4. Cincinnati Reds +2 56.6 4.5 3.8
5. Los Angeles Angels -2 56.1 4.5 3.9
6. Boston Red Sox +2 55.1 4.4 3.9
7. Detroit Tigers +2 54.7 4.4 3.9
8. St. Louis Cardinals -1 54.1 4.6 4.2
9. Philadelphia Phillies +12 53.0 4.2 4.1
10. Oakland Athletics +6 52.5 3.6 3.4
  Team Change Win Pct RS/G RA/G
11. San Francisco Giants +8 51.9 4.0 3.9
12. Los Angeles Dodgers -1 51.4 3.9 3.8
13. Chicago White Sox -9 51.2 3.8 3.7
14. New York Mets -4 51.1 4.6 4.4
15. Pittsburgh Pirates +2 50.9 3.9 3.9
16. Arizona Diamondbacks -3 50.1 4.4 4.3
17. Milwaukee Brewers +1 48.6 4.2 4.4
18. Minnesota Twins -6 48.5 4.1 4.2
19. Tampa Bay Rays +4 48.1 3.8 4.0
20. Cleveland Indians -5 47.9 4.2 4.3
  Team Change Win Pct RS/G RA/G
21. Miami Marlins +1 47.5 3.9 4.1
22. Chicago Cubs +2 46.4 3.8 4.2
23. Toronto Blue Jays -9 45.2 4.3 4.7
24. Colorado Rockies +3 44.2 4.5 5.1
25. Seattle Mariners +1 44.1 3.4 3.8
26. Kansas City Royals +2 44.0 4.1 4.6
27. Baltimore Orioles -7 43.9 3.8 4.3
28. Atlanta Braves -3 43.8 4.1 4.6
29. San Diego Padres - 43.1 3.5 4.2
30. Houston Astros - 36.6 3.6 4.9

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