2012 MLB Power Rankings for October 1st: Coming Down to the Wire

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2012 MLB Power Rankings for October 1st: Coming Down to the Wire
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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. Texas Rangers +1 59.5 5.0 4.1
2. Washington Nationals +2 59.3 4.6 3.7
3. New York Yankees -2 57.9 4.9 4.0
4. Los Angeles Angels +1 57.7 4.8 4.0
5. Cincinnati Reds -2 57.4 4.6 3.8
6. Tampa Bay Rays +1 57.2 4.2 3.5
7. Detroit Tigers -1 55.9 4.6 4.0
8. Milwaukee Brewers +1 54.8 4.9 4.5
9. Baltimore Orioles +7 54.6 4.3 3.9
10. San Francisco Giants +2 54.6 4.4 4.0
  Team Change Win Pct RS/G RA/G
11. St. Louis Cardinals - 53.9 4.5 4.1
12. Philadelphia Phillies -4 53.8 4.4 4.0
13. Atlanta Braves - 53.6 4.1 3.8
14. Oakland Athletics -4 52.2 4.0 3.7
15. New York Mets +2 52.2 4.2 4.0
16. Los Angeles Dodgers +2 52.1 3.9 3.8
17. Arizona Diamondbacks -3 50.3 4.3 4.2
18. Chicago White Sox -3 49.5 4.0 4.1
19. Miami Marlins +1 48.1 4.0 4.1
20. Pittsburgh Pirates +1 47.7 4.0 4.1
  Team Change Win Pct RS/G RA/G
21. Minnesota Twins +3 46.9 4.2 4.5
22. Kansas City Royals - 45.3 4.0 4.5
23. Seattle Mariners - 45.1 3.4 3.8
24. Toronto Blue Jays +1 44.2 4.0 4.6
25. Cleveland Indians +1 42.9 3.9 4.7
26. San Diego Padres -7 42.8 3.9 4.5
27. Boston Red Sox - 40.7 4.0 4.9
28. Colorado Rockies +1 40.4 4.6 5.5
29. Chicago Cubs -1 34.8 3.7 5.2
30. Houston Astros - 34.6 3.6 5.2
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