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2011 MLB Power Rankings: Week 3

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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, anomalies can occur in these rankings as there is simply not enough data for the math to be meaningful or valid. 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 at the very top and at the very bottom of these rankings often tend to play games that are “actionable” both on the long and short side. While you may not feel that Cleveland is going to be a playoff team, you would have done pretty following these Power Rankings, riding the wave, and wagering on them during the first three weeks of the MLB season. Conversely, you may feel that Boston is in fact going to be a playoff team, but following these rankings would have kept you betting against them in the short term or at the very least, keeping you from having bet on them.

TheXLog.com MLB Power Rankings – Week 3
TEAM WINS LOSSES WIN % R S R A Net Runs
1 – Rangers 10 5 .667 78 48 +30
2Indians 11 4 .733 79 50 +29
3 – Phillies 10 4 .714 76 48 +28
4.5 – Rockies 12 3 .800 85 59 +26
4.5 – Reds 9 6 .600 92 66 +26
6 – Cardinals 8 8 .500 88 65 +23
7 – Royals 10 5 .667 82 63 +19
8 – Angels 10 5 .667 60 48 +12
8.5 – Yankees 9 5 .643 77 68 +9
8.5 – Blue Jays 7 8 .467 70 62 +8
11 – Giants 8 7 .533 62 56 +6
12 – White Sox 7 8 .467 80 76 +4
13 – Athletics 8 8 .500 58 55 +3
14 – Braves 7 9 .438 53 51 +2
15 – Nationals 8 7 .533 62 61 +1
16 – Padres 7 8 .467 54 54 0
17 – Brewers 7 8 .467 56 61 -5
18 – Marlins 8 6 .571 54 60 -6
19 – Rays 6 9 .400 54 63 -9
20 – Diamondbacks 6 8 .429 75 85 -10
21.5 – Tigers 7 9 .438 65 77 -12
21.5 – Cubs 7 8 .467 67 79 -12
23 – Orioles 6 8 .429 51 65 -14
24 – Pirates 7 8 .467 53 69 -17
25 – Astros 5 11 .313 69 86 -17
26 – Mets 5 11 .313 68 88 -20
27 – Red Sox 4 10 .286 58 81 -23
28 – Twins 5 10 .333 45 69 -24
29 – Dodgers 7 9 .438 52 78 -26
30 – Mariners 5 11 .313 52 84 -32

* 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.

 
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