MLB rankings – 5/28/2012

StatsInTheWild MLB rankings as of May 28, 2012 at 1:30pm.  SOS=strength of schedule

Some comments: ESPN ranking the Dodgers number 1 is an absolute joke.  Yeah, they have the best record in baseball, but they also have the weakest schedule in baseball.  38 of their 47 games so far, almost 81%, have been against teams with a losing record.  That is astonishing.  Ranking the Dodgers number 1 is just one more reason why I don’t trust the “experts” at ESPN.

Also, for the record, Texas has a run differential of +97.  The next best is St. Louis at +63  That’s quite a gap between number 1 and 2.  I just don’t know how a reasonable person can argue that Texas, right now, isn’t the best team in baseball.

Team Rank Change Record ESPN TeamRankings.com SOS
Texas 1 30-18 3 1 13
Baltimore 2 29-19 2 2 5
Tampa Bay 3 ↑1 29-19 5 3 4
LA Dodgers 4 ↑1 32-15 1 4 30
NY Yankees 5 ↑3 26-21 10 6 3
Washington 6 ↑4 29-18 7 5 18
Toronto 7 ↓4 24-24 8 8 1
Chicago WSox 8 ↑4 26-22 17 7 14
Boston 9 ↓3 23-24 16 9 2
St. Louis 10 ↓1 26-22 6 16 28
Atlanta 11 ↓4 26-23 4 12 17
LA Angels 12 ↑3 24-25 20 17 8
Cincinnati 13 ↑3 27-20 13 11 29
Miami 14 ↓1 26-22 11 15 16
Cleveland 15 ↓4 26-21 9 10 11
Detroit 16 ↑2 23-24 18 14 12
NY Mets 17 ↑4 27-21 15 13 15
Philadelphia 18 ↑1 25-24 14 19 19
San Francisco 19 ↑3 25-23 12 21 27
Seattle 20 ↓6 21-29 25 24 6
Houston 21 ↓1 22-25 23 22 23
Oakland 22 ↓5 22-26 19 18 7
Kansas City 23 19-27 24 23 10
Arizona 24 22-26 22 25 25
Pittsburgh 25 23-24 21 20 26
Milwaukee 26 19-28 26 26 24
Colorado 27 17-29 27 27 21
San Diego 28 ↑1 17-32 30 29 20
Minnesota 29 ↓1 15-32 29 28 9
Chicago Cubs 30 15-32 28 30 22

Past Rankings: 5/23/2012 5/14/2012 5/7/2012 4/30/2012 4/23/2012 4/16/2012 4/13/2012 Cheers.

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Posted on May 28, 2012, in Baseball, R, Sports. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

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