2012 MLB Power Rankings for September 24th: Yanks in Familiar Territory

Jake WestrichSenior Writer ISeptember 24, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23:  Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees celebrates his fourth inning two run home run against the Oakland Athletics with teammate Robinson Cano #24 at Yankee Stadium on September 23, 2012  in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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 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. New York Yankees +3 58.2 4.9 4.0
2. Texas Rangers -1 57.9 4.8 4.0
3. Cincinnati Reds -1 57.4 4.6 3.8
4. Washington Nationals -1 56.9 4.5 3.7
5. Los Angeles Angels - 56.8 4.8 4.0
6. Detroit Tigers +2 56.1 4.6 4.0
7. Tampa Bay Rays -1 55.7 4.1 3.6
8. Philadelphia Phillies +2 54.7 4.4 4.0
9. Milwaukee Brewers - 54.0 4.7 4.4
10. Oakland Athletics -3 53.9 3.8 3.4
  Team Change Win Pct RS/G RA/G
11. St. Louis Cardinals - 53.3 4.5 4.2
12. San Francisco Giants +3 52.2 4.2 4.0
13. Atlanta Braves -1 52.1 4.1 3.9
14. Arizona Diamondbacks +2 51.7 4.3 4.2
15. Chicago White Sox +2 51.3 4.0 3.9
16. Baltimore Orioles -3 51.1 4.1 4.0
17. New York Mets -3 50.6 4.3 4.2
18. Los Angeles Dodgers +2 49.1 3.8 3.8
19. San Diego Padres +2 49.0 4.0 4.2
20. Miami Marlins -2 48.5 4.0 4.1
  Team Change Win Pct RS/G RA/G
21. Pittsburgh Pirates -2 48.2 3.9 4.2
22. Kansas City Royals - 47.5 4.0 4.3
23. Seattle Mariners +2 44.9 3.4 3.8
24. Minnesota Twins -1 44.9 4.2 4.7
25. Toronto Blue Jays +1 44.2 4.0 4.6
26. Cleveland Indians +2 43.4 3.9 4.5
27. Boston Red Sox -3 42.8 4.1 4.7
28. Chicago Cubs +1 39.1 3.8 4.9
29. Colorado Rockies -2 38.0 4.4 5.6
30. Houston Astros - 36.7 3.7 5.1