MLB Power Rankings: The Cardinals flying high, St. Louis Moves to No. 1

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MLB Power Rankings: The Cardinals flying high, St. Louis Moves to No. 1

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 away) so that all five pitchers in the current rotation start ten times at each location.

(Note: If a pitcher who was in the rotation was recently put on the DL, he will not be included in the simulations.)

Teams Ranked by Winning Percentage
(everyone plays everyone 100 times)

  Team Change Win Pct RS/G RA/G
1. St. Louis Cardinals +5 61.7 4.7 3.5
2. Colorado Rockies - 61.1 4.6 3.5
3. Tampa Bay Rays -2 60.2 4.7 3.6
4. Minnesota Twins -1 60.0 4.9 3.9
5. New York Yankees +3 59.3 5.6 4.5
6. Toronto Blue Jays +6 59.0 4.6 3.6
7. Boston Red Sox +3 58.0 5.3 4.4
8. San Francisco Giants -3 57.7 4.4 3.7
9. Detroit Tigers +2 56.9 4.8 4.0
10. Philadelphia Phillies -3 56.4 4.8 4.1
  Team Change Win Pct RS/G RA/G
11. Cincinnati Reds -7 55.5 5.4 4.8
12. Los Angeles Dodgers -3 55.4 4.8 4.2
13. Texas Rangers +4 53.4 4.7 4.3
14. San Diego Padres +2 53.0 4.0 3.6
15. Atlanta Braves +6 52.0 4.6 4.2
16. New York Mets -2 49.3 4.8 5.0
17. Florida Marlins +1 49.1 4.4 4.4
18. Kansas City Royals +2 49.0 4.5 4.7
19. Los Angeles Angels +6 48.3 4.6 4.8
20. Chicago Cubs -7 47.7 4.6 4.8
  Team Change Win Pct RS/G RA/G
21. Seattle Mariners +1 47.4 3.6 3.8
22. Washington Nationals -3 47.0 4.4 4.6
23. Oakland Athletics -8 46.2 4.0 4.3
24. Chicago White Sox - 42.7 4.1 4.7
25. Milwaukee Brewers -2 40.7 4.9 6.1
26. Cleveland Indians +1 38.2 3.8 5.2
27. Arizona Diamondbacks +1 37.0 4.5 5.9
28. Pittsburgh Pirates +1 34.2 3.8 5.4
29. Houston Astros +1 32.0 3.3 5.3
30. Baltimore Orioles -4 31.4 3.6 5.6
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