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MLB Power Rankings

In addition to the Projected MLB Standings, I'll be calculating power rankings this year. The system is based on my hitting and pitching rating formulas (which are new and improved, with .95 correlations to runs scored/allowed). The rating is simply the team's hitting and pitching ratings added together, so a team with a higher score will have a higher power ranking. This is a completely separate system from the projected standings formula, but since both at their core are concerned with a team's runs scored/runs allowed differential, there should be a correlation. In theory, the projected standings and power rankings should look more and more similar as the season rolls along, but earlier on the power rankings may be a better prognosticator of future success, because of the nature of the data. I'll work on formatting the data nicer in future weeks. For several teams, adding their hitting and pitching ratings does not equal their total rating. This is due to rounding errors (ex: 70.4 + 70.4 = 140.8 --> 141, but ratings round down to 70).

How to read the ratings: team (total rating, hitting rating, pitching rating)

  1. Braves (160, 79, 82)
  2. Diamondbacks (159, 79, 81)
  3. Cubs (158, 80, 78)
  4. Red Sox (158, 82, 77)
  5. Cardinals (156, 78, 78)
  6. Athletics (155, 73, 81)
  7. Marlins (154, 78, 76)
  8. White Sox (154, 74, 80)
  9. Rays (153, 74, 79)
  10. Blue Jays (153, 73, 80)
  11. Dodgers (153, 77, 76)
  12. Yankees (152, 76, 76)
  13. Mets (150, 76, 75)
  14. Phillies (150, 76, 73)
  15. Orioles (148, 73, 76)
  16. Tigers (148, 77, 71)
  17. Angels (148, 75, 73)
  18. Indians (148, 72, 76)
  19. Padres (147, 70, 78)
  20. Rockies (147, 75, 72)
  21. Rangers (147, 77, 70)
  22. Reds (147, 75, 72)
  23. Giants (146, 74, 73)
  24. Astros (146, 76, 71)
  25. Royals (146, 71, 75)
  26. Mariners (145, 72, 73)
  27. Twins (144, 73, 72)
  28. Pirates (144, 74, 70)
  29. Brewers (143, 73, 70)
  30. Nationals (142, 71, 71)