MLB Power Rankings 5/18/09

Jake WestrichSenior Writer IMay 18, 2009

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 and 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)

 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
1.Toronto Blue Jays+169.15.93.8
2.New York Mets-165.26.24.6
3.Los Angeles Dodgers+365.15.53.9
4.Texas Rangers+460.35.74.6
5.Milwaukee Brewers+558.65.44.4
6.Tampa Bay Rays-158.45.84.9
7.Cincinnati Reds-55.95.04.5
8.Atlanta Braves+555.14.84.3
9.Los Angeles Angels+255.05.24.7
10.St. Louis Cardinals+254.45.14.6
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Kansas City Royals-754.24.84.5
12.Boston Red Sox-953.05.55.2
13.New York Yankees-452.35.65.4
14.Chicago Cubs+451.75.04.9
15.Colorado Rockies+151.05.15.1
16.Detroit Tigers+150.94.94.9
17.Philadelphia Phillies-349.25.55.5
18.Pittsburgh Pirates+247.04.44.7
19.Minnesota Twins-447.05.05.3
20.Arizona Diamondbacks+445.34.24.7
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Seattle Mariners-245.13.94.4
22.Cleveland Indians+544.74.95.4
23.Baltimore Orioles+342.65.15.9
24.Houston Astros+142.14.65.5
25.Washington Nationals-441.95.46.3
26.Florida Marlins-440.74.25.3
27.San Diego Padres-440.14.15.2
28.San Francisco Giants+137.34.05.3
29.Chicago White Sox-135.63.95.5
30.Oakland Athletics-31.23.55.1