30 teams, six divisions, 162 games to see which teams are most likely to advance to the post-season, shouldn’t be too hard, right?
The actual standings in MLB and the standings according to the odds makers are quite different. That’s why our power rankings, based on the MLB futures, present a different look than what we see in the standings.
What is an MLB Baseball Power Ranking?
Rankings, or power rankings, can be directly provided (e.g., by asking people to rank teams), or can be derived by sorting each team’s ratings and assigning an ordinal rank to each team, so that the highest rated team earns the #1 rank.
MLB power rankings help complete the picture and make it more realistic. Do Boston's strengths play into Baltimore's weaknesses? Are the standings masking an issue that you can exploit as a baseball bettor?
Arguing about Power Rankings is half the fun of it, but I think we can all agree the dominant teams are still dominating and the basement teams still struggled. As teams remain in the hunt for this years World Series Title.
Check out the MLB Power Rankings here at GamblersPalace.com each week to see how teams climb the ratings ladder, then fall down it. Compare it against the live baseball odds.
Congratulations go out to the Los Angeles Dodgers who are no longer the worst bet in baseball after winning nine of its 11 games played in the month of June. That distinction now belongs to the Baltimore Orioles who are the only team in the league not to win 20 games. They’re also in the midst of a seven game losing streak! There’s a new No. 1 team in this week’s rankings, the Seattle Mariners. Other squads currently on hot streaks for MLB bettors are the Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox and Miami Marlins. The following are the best and worst bets of the season through 10 weeks of play.
1: Seattle Mariners $1751 – Seattle is now one of only five teams to have amassed 40 or more wins at this point of the season after walking off against the Angels on Wednesday afternoon. The M’s have won 10 of their 12 played games in the month of June ( $830 ), but a stern test awaits them over the next couple weeks. Series are lined up against Boston both at home and on the road along with ventures into Yankee Stadium and Camden Yards. Should they still sit perched atop these rankings next week, Scott Servais’ club just might be for real.
2: Atlanta Braves $1459 – Though Brian Snitker’s troops have only amassed one series win in their last three tries, the Braves once again sit perched atop the NL East standings a game ahead of the up and down Nationals. With the offense, pitching and defense all ranked either above or at league average, Atlanta is a couple year’s ahead of where the rebuild was expected to be at this point in time. With each of their next four series to be played coming against sub .500 opponents, an excellent chance to fatten the record up lies before them.
3: Milwaukee Brewers $1450 – Huge! Milwaukee could have very easily gone into its shell after dropping an extra innings game to the Cubs in the team’s crucial series opener on Monday night. Instead, the pitching staff tossed a pair of shutouts against their division rivals to reclaim the division lead heading into this weekend’s home series with upstart Philadelphia. Craig Counsell has done a masterful job utilizing his bullpen this season. If he can start getting better than league average support from his offense, the Brew Crew could become a major player in the National League.
4: Boston Red Sox $1299 – BoSox fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Mookie Betts is back atop the order, so all is good in Beantown once again. J.D. Martinez has proven to be worth every penny he signed for this past offseason, while Mitch Moreland has thrived in an everyday role at first base since Hanley Ramirez was handed his walking papers. The club kicked off its 10 game road trip in style by sweeping the Orioles. Now the competition gets a bit stiffer with road tests at Seattle and Minnesota before returning to Fenway Park on June 22.
5: New York Yankees $1032 – The Yankees have bounced around the top five of these rankings all season long. A couple losses as enormous favorites against the Mets and Nationals did them no favors this past week, but how could you argue with an 8-3 record for the month of June? It would be nice to see Gary Sanchez get back on track. If and when that ever happens, New York’s offense is going to really do some damage once the weather starts to get hot and stays that way. Aaron Boone’s squad has an excellent shot to attain some breathing room atop the standings with seven of their next eight games played in the Bronx.
And the Rest...
6: Arizona Diamondbacks $801
7: Detroit Tigers $652
8: San Diego Padres $485
9: Houston Astros $378
10: San Francisco Giants $356
11: Philadelphia Phillies $263
12: Oakland A’s $113
13: Los Angeles Angels -$130
14: Miami Marlins -$173
15: Colorado Rockies -$174
16: Washington Nationals -$188
17: Tampa Bay Rays -$257
18: Chicago Cubs -$288
19: Pittsburgh Pirates -$362
20: St. Louis Cardinals -$389
21: Texas Rangers -$508
22: New York Mets -$913
23: Chicago White Sox -$925
24: Minnesota Twins -$932
25: Cleveland Indians -$955
26: Toronto Blue Jays -$1036
27: Cincinnati Reds -$1325
28: Kansas City Royals -$1729
29: Los Angeles Dodgers -$1964
30: Baltimore Orioles -$2769
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Batting Average (AVG): Divide the number of base hits by the total number of at bats.
Earned Run Average (ERA): Multiply the total number of earned runs by nine, and divide the results by the total innings pitched.
W-L percentage: Divide the number of games won by the total number of decisions.
Slugging Percentage (SLG): Divide the total number of bases of all base hits by the total number of times at bat.
On-Base Percentage (OBP): Divide the total number of hits plus Bases on Balls plus hits by Pitch BY at Bats plus Bases on Balls plus hit by Pitch plus Sacrifice Flies.
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