MLB Power Ratings

Last updated: Monday, October 29, 2012 - final ratings

Welcome to my MLB power ratings!  I will be updating this page on Mondays and 
Fridays.  These ratings are based on several factors, including won-lost record,
schedule strength, and margin of victory in games.  Results of recent games are
weighed with slightly more emphasis than games played earlier in the season.  Enjoy!

MLB Team Rankings

2012 MLB Rankings 2012 AL Rankings
Team W L Rating Team W L Rating
1 San Francisco Giants 105 73 5.80 1 Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 5.78
2 Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 5.78 2 New York Yankees 98 73 5.77
3 New York Yankees 98 73 5.77 3 Oakland Athletics 96 71 5.75
4 Oakland Athletics 96 71 5.75 4 Texas Rangers 93 70 5.58
5 Washington Nationals 100 67 5.69 5 Los Angeles Angels 89 73 5.58
6 Atlanta Braves 94 69 5.61 6 Baltimore Orioles 96 72 5.52
7 Texas Rangers 93 70 5.58 7 Detroit Tigers 95 80 5.45
8 Los Angeles Angels 89 73 5.58 8 Chicago White Sox 85 77 5.22
9 Baltimore Orioles 96 72 5.52 9 Seattle Mariners 75 87 4.93
10 Cincinnati Reds 99 68 5.51 10 Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 4.68
11 Detroit Tigers 95 80 5.45 11 Kansas City Royals 72 90 4.52
12 St. Louis Cardinals 95 80 5.44 12 Boston Red Sox 69 93 4.48
13 Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 5.28 13 Minnesota Twins 66 96 4.17
14 Chicago White Sox 85 77 5.22 14 Cleveland Indians 68 94 4.09
15 Arizona Diamondbacks 81 81 5.09
16 Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 5.02
17 Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 5.02 2012 NL Rankings
18 Seattle Mariners 75 87 4.93 Team W L Rating
19 San Diego Padres 76 86 4.71 1 San Francisco Giants 105 73 5.80
20 Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 4.69 2 Washington Nationals 100 67 5.69
21 Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 4.68 3 Atlanta Braves 94 69 5.61
22 New York Mets 74 88 4.66 4 Cincinnati Reds 99 68 5.51
23 Kansas City Royals 72 90 4.52 5 St. Louis Cardinals 95 80 5.44
24 Boston Red Sox 69 93 4.48 6 Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 5.28
25 Miami Marlins 69 93 4.34 7 Arizona Diamondbacks 81 81 5.09
26 Minnesota Twins 66 96 4.17 8 Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 5.02
27 Colorado Rockies 64 98 4.13 9 Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 5.02
28 Cleveland Indians 68 94 4.09 10 San Diego Padres 76 86 4.71
29 Chicago Cubs 61 101 3.90 11 Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 4.69
30 Houston Astros 55 107 3.60 12 New York Mets 74 88 4.66
13 Miami Marlins 69 93 4.34
14 Colorado Rockies 64 98 4.13
15 Chicago Cubs 61 101 3.90
16 Houston Astros 55 107 3.60


MLB Standings

RS=Runs scored
RA=Runs against
SS=Strength of schedule ranking
MLB 2012
AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST DIVISION(2) W L Rating RS RA SS
2 Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 5.78 697 577 8
3 New York Yankees 98 73 5.77 826 697 5
9 Baltimore Orioles 96 72 5.52 727 722 4
21 Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 4.68 716 784 1
24 Boston Red Sox 69 93 4.48 734 806 2

CENTRAL DIVISION(6) W L Rating RS RA SS
11 Detroit Tigers 95 80 5.45 768 703 15
14 Chicago White Sox 85 77 5.22 748 676 21
23 Kansas City Royals 72 90 4.52 676 746 16
26 Minnesota Twins 66 96 4.17 701 832 13
28 Cleveland Indians 68 94 4.09 667 845 10

WEST DIVISION(1) W L Rating RS RA SS
4 Oakland Athletics 96 71 5.75 724 631 7
7 Texas Rangers 93 70 5.58 809 712 12
8 Los Angeles Angels 89 73 5.58 767 699 6
18 Seattle Mariners 75 87 4.93 619 651 3


NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST DIVISION(3) W L Rating RS RA SS
5 Washington Nationals 100 67 5.69 747 626 24
6 Atlanta Braves 94 69 5.61 703 606 25
16 Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 5.02 684 680 22
22 New York Mets 74 88 4.66 650 709 11
25 Miami Marlins 69 93 4.34 609 724 14

CENTRAL DIVISION(5) W L Rating RS RA SS
10 Cincinnati Reds 99 68 5.51 691 606 29
12 St. Louis Cardinals 95 80 5.44 822 702 26
17 Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 5.02 776 733 30
20 Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 4.69 651 674 28
29 Chicago Cubs 61 101 3.90 613 759 27
30 Houston Astros 55 107 3.60 583 794 18

WEST DIVISION(4) W L Rating RS RA SS
1 San Francisco Giants 105 73 5.80 787 696 19
13 Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 5.28 637 597 20
15 Arizona Diamondbacks 81 81 5.09 734 688 23
19 San Diego Padres 76 86 4.71 651 710 17
27 Colorado Rockies 64 98 4.13 758 890 9



WILD CARD PLAYOFF RECAP

AMERICAN LEAGUE
FRIDAY OCTOBER 5
Baltimore 5  at Texas 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
FRIDAY OCTOBER 5
St. Louis 6  at Atlanta 3



DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF RECAP


AMERICAN LEAGUE
NY Yankees vs. Baltimore
(NY Yankees wins series 3-2)

Oakland vs. Detroit
(Detroit wins series 3-2)



NATIONAL LEAGUE
Washington vs. St. Louis
(St. Louis wins series 3-2)

Cincinnati vs. San Francisco
(San Francisco wins series 3-2)



LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECAP


AMERICAN LEAGUE
NY Yankees vs. Detroit
(Detroit wins series 4-0)


NATIONAL LEAGUE
San Francisco vs. St. Louis
(San Francisco wins series 4-3)




WORLD SERIES RECAP


San Francisco vs. Detroit
(San Francisco wins series 4-0)