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2011 MLB Power Rankings for First Two Weeks

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TheXLog.com MLB Power Rankings are published each Monday throughout the MLB season with the 30 MLB teams ranked by Net Runs. 

At first glance this metric (Runs Scored – Runs Against = Net Runs) may appear somewhat primitive, however, when taken into account along with other relevant factors such as current day’s starting pitchers, injuries and availability of players, weather etc., TheXLog.com MLB Power Rankings are a helpful tool in gauging probability for those who wager on MLB games (not that any of us do that.)

At the beginning of the season anomolies can occur in these rankings as there is simply not enough data for the math to be meaningful or valid. For instance, we obviously are not suggesting that the Cleveland Indians are the 4th best team in baseball. Over time, however, the numbers will speak for themselves and you will find that most, if not all, of the teams at the very top of the rankings will be in the postseason.

From a wagering standpoint, you will find that teams that are at the very top and at the very bottom of this ranking often tend to play games that are “actionable” both on the long and short side. In this first ranking we’ve combined weeks 1 & 2 as week #1 was a short week to start the season.

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TheXLog.com MLB Power Rankings – Week’s 1 & 2

TEAM
WINS
LOSSES
WIN %
R S
R A
Net Runs

1 – Rangers
8
1
.889
58
26
+32

2 – Phillies
7
2
.778
59
33
+26

3 – Reds
6
3
.667
61
44
+17

4 – Indians
7
2
.778
52
37
+15

5 – White Sox
6
3
.667
62
47
+15

6 – Blue Jays
5
4
.556
44
30
+14

7 – Rockies
6
2
.750
41
27
+14

9.5 – Angels
5
4
.556
39
34
+5

9.5 – Padres
4
4
.500
32
27
+5

9.5 – Diamondbacks
4
4
.500
44
39
+5

9.5 – Giants
4
5
.444
37
32
+5

12 – Royals
6
3
.667
49
45
+4

13.5 – Orioles
6
3
.667
35
32
+3

13.5 – Yankees
5
4
.556
50
47
+3

15 – Athletics
4
5
.444
29
30
-1

16 – Braves
4
6
.400
32
35
-3

17.5 – Pirates
5
5
.500
37
41
-4

17.5 – Cubs
4
5
.444
38
42
-4

19 – Brewers
5
5
.500
38
43
-5

20.5 – Marlins
5
4
.556
37
43
-6

20.5 – Nationals
4
5
.444
36
42
-6

22.5 – Mets
4
5
.444
44
51
-7

22.5 – Cardinals
3
6
.333
27
34
-7

24 – Dodgers
5
4
.556
28
38
-10

25 – Tigers
3
6
.333
43
54
-11

26 – Twins
3
6
.333
24
41
-17

27 – Mariners
2
7
.222
29
47
-18

28.5 – Red Sox
2
7
.222
33
53
-20

28.5 – Astros
2
7
.222
35
55
-20

30 – Rays
1
8
.111
20
44
-24

* Please note that these rankings are an analysis of past games played and not a predictor of future events. Those who wish to wager based solely on this information do so at their own risk and understand that no specific wagering advice is being provided here.