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MLB Rankings For The Week Beginning September 15

By RealGM Staff Report

The Opsera is a statistic RealGM Executive Editor Chris Reina created in order to objectively rank teams by how well they hit (OPS) and pitch (ERA). 

In order to determine the Opsera rating for each, we take their OPS, multiply that number by 10 to move the decimal point over one place to the right and then subtract their ERA from that number.  

All statistics are through Sunday, September 14.

Rankings from last week are in parenthesizes.

1. (1) Washington Nationals – 4.05

The Nationals are the team to beat in the National League thanks to their +118 run differential.

2. (2) Los Angeles Dodgers – 4.02

Washington may have a slightly better record, but who wants to face Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke in the first two games of a playoff series?

3. (5) Baltimore Orioles – 3.86

Nelson Cruz, who signed a one-year, $8 million deal after a controversial 2013 season, is having the best effort of his career. The 34-year-old is hitting .263/.331/.526 with 39 home runs and 102 RBI.

4. (6) Los Angeles Angels – 3.85

The Angels are red-hot and have left the once-infallible Athletics in the dust.

5. (3) Oakland Athletics – 3.83

Oakland must fight off a handful of teams for a Wild Card berth after cruising for a majority of the season.

6. (4) Seattle Mariners – 3.77

7. (7) Pittsburgh Pirates – 3.76

8. (10) Detroit Tigers – 3.60

9. (8) San Francisco Giants – 3.58

10. (9) Cleveland Indians – 3.49

11. (16) Toronto Blue Jays – 3.41

12. (14) Milwaukee Brewers – 3.40

T13. (11) Atlanta Braves – 3.39

-- (12) Tampa Bay Rays – 3.39

-- (15) St. Louis Cardinals – 3.39

16. (13) Kansas City Royals – 3.35

17. (17) Miami Marlins – 3.20

18. (18) New York Yankees – 3.14

19. (19) New York Mets – 3.13

20. (22) Cincinnati Reds – 3.08

21. (20) San Diego Padres – 3.02

22. (21) Chicago Cubs – 2.89

23. (23) Philadelphia Phillies – 2.86

24. (24) Boston Red Sox – 2.82

25. (26) Chicago White Sox – 2.79

26. (25) Colorado Rockies – 2.77

27. (27) Houston Astros – 2.72

28. (28) Arizona Diamondbacks – 2.59

29. (29) Minnesota Twins – 2.50

30. (30) Texas Rangers – 2.21

 

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MLB Rankings For The Week Beginning September 2

By RealGM Staff Report

The Opsera is a statistic RealGM Executive Editor Chris Reina created in order to objectively rank teams by how well they hit (OPS) and pitch (ERA). 

In order to determine the Opsera rating for each, we take their OPS, multiply that number by 10 to move the decimal point over one place to the right and then subtract their ERA from that number.  

All statistics are through Monday, September 1.

Rankings from last week are in parenthesizes.

1. (1) Washington Nationals – 4.01

The Nationals have a seven-game lead in the National League East as the possibility of a Beltway World Series looms.

2. (2) Oakland Athletics – 3.89

Oakland crumbled against Los Angeles over the weekend, casting doubt over their championship hopes. If they don't regroup quickly, the playoffs may go on without them.

3. (4) Los Angeles Dodgers – 3.88

Clayton Kershaw's 1.73 ERA is more than a half-run better than the next-best in the National League (Johnny Cueto, 2.26).

4. (5) Los Angeles Angels – 3.79

The Angels are hot at the right time and Mike Trout's career-best power numbers are to thank. The 23-year-old has 31 home runs and 97 RBIs with a month to play.

5. (6) Baltimore Orioles – 3.74

The Orioles aren't leading the American League East simply because the competition has been weak. They'd have the NL's best record.

6. (3) Seattle Mariners – 3.72

7. (13) San Francisco Giants – 3.62

8. (T9) Pittsburgh Pirates – 3.60

9. (12) Detroit Tigers – 3.55

10. (T9) Atlanta Braves – 3.54

11. (T9) Cleveland Indians – 3.50

12. (7) Milwaukee Brewers – 3.45

13. (8) Tampa Bay Rays – 3.44

14. (14) Kansas City Royals – 3.36

15. (15) St. Louis Cardinals – 3.32

16. (16) Toronto Blue Jays – 3.27

T17. (T17) Cincinnati Reds – 3.17

-- (T17) San Diego Padres – 3.17

19. (19) Miami Marlins – 3.16

20. (22) New York Yankees – 3.13

21. (20) Chicago Cubs – 3.11

22. (21) New York Mets – 3.02

23. (26) Philadelphia Phillies – 2.89

24. (23) Boston Red Sox – 2.86

25. (25) Chicago White Sox – 2.78

26. (24) Colorado Rockies – 2.76

27. (27) Arizona Diamondbacks – 2.68

28. (29) Houston Astros – 2.63

29. (28) Minnesota Twins – 2.55

30. (30) Texas Rangers – 2.19

 

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MLB Rankings For The Week Beginning July 28

By RealGM Staff Report

The Opsera is a statistic RealGM Executive Editor Chris Reina created in order to objectively rank teams by how well they hit (OPS) and pitch (ERA). 

In order to determine the Opsera rating for each, we take their OPS, multiply that number by 10 to move the decimal point over one place to the right and then subtract their ERA from that number.  

All statistics are through Sunday, July 27

Rankings from last week are in parenthesizes.

1. (1) Oakland Athletics – 4.25

It's becoming more and more likely that Oakland will sit in the top spot for the remainder of the season.

2. (3) Washington Nationals – 3.95

A gradual rise has the Nationals, seven wins in 10 games, as the class of the National League.

3. (2) Los Angeles Dodgers – 3.91

Los Angeles has the best road record -- 34-23 -- in baseball.

4. (4) Los Angeles Angels – 3.79

With Troy Tulowitzki on the DL, Mike Trout (5.6) will soon lead the Major Leagues in WAR.

5. (5) Detroit Tigers – 3.65

The Tigers, who ranked ninth in ERA in each of the last two seasons, sit 22nd entering the week.

6. (6) Seattle Mariners – 3.63

7. (12) Milwaukee Brewers – 3.56

T8. (7) Atlanta Braves – 3.50

-- (T9) St. Louis Cardinals – 3.50

-- (11) Baltimore Orioles – 3.50

11. (T9) San Francisco Giants – 3.49

12. (8) Pittsburgh Pirates – 3.48

13. (T13) Toronto Blue Jays – 3.44

14. (15) Tampa Bay Rays – 3.42

15. (16) Cleveland Indians – 3.35

16. (T13) Cincinnati Reds – 3.31

17. (17) New York Mets – 3.22

18. (18) Boston Red Sox – 3.17

19. (19) Kansas City Royals – 3.15

20. (20) New York Yankees – 3.13

T21. (21) Miami Marlins – 3.07

-- (22) Chicago White Sox – 3.07

23. (23) San Diego Padres – 2.96

24. (24) Chicago Cubs – 2.89

25. (26) Colorado Rockies – 2.88

26. (25) Arizona Diamondbacks – 2.76

27. (27) Philadelphia Phillies – 2.67

28. (28) Minnesota Twins – 2.54

29. (29) Houston Astros – 2.44

30. (30) Texas Rangers – 2.13

 

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