MLB Power Rankings, June 1, '09

Jake WestrichSenior Writer IJune 1, 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,  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.Los Angeles Dodgers-63.55.74.2
2.New York Mets+161.95.84.5
3.Toronto Blue Jays-161.25.44.2
4.St. Louis Cardinals+459.74.73.8
5.Milwaukee Brewers+256.25.04.3
6.New York Yankees+855.75.75.1
7.Detroit Tigers-154.24.94.5
8.Texas Rangers-453.05.55.2
9.Los Angeles Angels-52.75.14.9
10.Cincinnati Reds+252.04.94.6
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
11.Tampa Bay Rays-651.35.75.4
12.Philadelphia Phillies+550.75.45.3
13.Florida Marlins+1450.44.34.3
14.Pittsburgh Pirates+450.34.54.6
15.Chicago Cubs+149.74.64.8
16.Kansas City Royals-549.64.54.5
17.Boston Red Sox-249.45.25.3
18.Atlanta Braves-849.34.54.5
19.Minnesota Twins-648.85.05.1
20.Washington Nationals-47.45.15.5
 TeamChangeWin PctRS/GRA/G
21.Arizona Diamondbacks-46.94.54.8
22.San Diego Padres+346.64.34.7
23.Baltimore Orioles+345.45.15.6
24.Seattle Mariners-44.73.84.4
25.Colorado Rockies-643.64.85.5
26.Cleveland Indians-443.05.16.0
27.Houston Astros-442.44.75.5
28.San Francisco Giants+141.93.84.7
29.Chicago White Sox+141.54.14.8
30.Oakland Athletics-237.03.85.0
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