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2012 MLB Power Rankings for August 27th: Dodgers Go for Broke

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26:  Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a fly ball to right field to end the eighth inning with the bases loaded against the Miami Marlins on August 26, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.  The Marlins won 6-2.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Jake WestrichSenior Writer IAugust 27, 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 +5 60.5 5.0 4.0
2. St. Louis Cardinals +3 59.4 4.6 3.8
3. Washington Nationals - 58.0 4.2 3.6
4. Cincinnati Reds -2 57.4 4.7 3.9
5. New York Yankees -1 57.1 4.9 4.2
6. Los Angeles Angels -5 55.1 4.9 4.3
7. Detroit Tigers - 54.8 4.6 4.0
8. New York Mets +6 53.9 4.3 4.0
9. Los Angeles Dodgers +1 53.5 4.1 3.8
10. Tampa Bay Rays -1 53.4 3.9 3.6
  Team Change Win Pct RS/G RA/G
11. San Francisco Giants - 53.2 4.2 3.9
12. Milwaukee Brewers +8 52.4 4.5 4.3
13. Pittsburgh Pirates +3 52.3 4.0 3.8
14. Chicago White Sox -6 52.2 4.1 3.9
15. Arizona Diamondbacks -3 52.1 4.3 4.2
16. Oakland Athletics +2 51.2 3.7 3.7
17. Philadelphia Phillies -2 50.3 4.2 4.1
18. San Diego Padres +9 47.6 3.8 4.1
19. Atlanta Braves -6 47.6 4.1 4.3
20. Boston Red Sox -3 47.5 4.3 4.5
  Team Change Win Pct RS/G RA/G
21. Miami Marlins -2 46.9 3.8 4.1
22. Kansas City Royals +2 46.4 4.0 4.3
23. Toronto Blue Jays -2 45.6 4.1 4.5
24. Cleveland Indians -1 45.2 3.9 4.4
25. Seattle Mariners -3 45.1 3.3 3.7
26. Baltimore Orioles - 45.1 4.0 4.5
27. Colorado Rockies -2 42.7 4.6 5.3
28. Minnesota Twins - 41.9 4.2 4.9
29. Chicago Cubs - 36.8 3.7 4.9
30. Houston Astros - 34.9 3.5 5.0

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