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MLB Rankings For The Week Beginning July 21

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 20

Rankings from last week are in parenthesizes.

1. (1) Oakland Athletics – 4.18

The Athletics lead a division with three teams at least six games over .500. Even Seattle would be within two games, in the win column, from first place in any other division.

2. (2) Los Angeles Dodgers – 3.94

Yasiel Puig has contributed a team-best 3.4 WAR to the Dodgers in 2014.

3. (3) Washington Nationals – 3.93

Washington has maintained the best ERA (3.10) in baseball despite nothing spectacular from Stephen Strasburg (3.55) and Gio Gonzalez (3.74).

4. (5) Los Angeles Angels – 3.80

The Angels continue to chase the first-place A's. They have the second-best record in the Major Leagues.

5. (4) Detroit Tigers – 3.72

Detroit has been average as of late, but still have more than a five-game edge in the American League Central.

6. (6) Seattle Mariners – 3.61

7. (T8) Atlanta Braves – 3.54

8. (13) Pittsburgh Pirates – 3.53

T9. (T11) San Francisco Giants – 3.52

-- (T11) St. Louis Cardinals – 3.52

11. (7) Baltimore Orioles – 3.47

12. (T8) Milwaukee Brewers – 3.44

T13. (10) Cincinnati Reds – 3.43

-- (14) Toronto Blue Jays – 3.43

15. (17) Tampa Bay Rays – 3.34

16. (16) Cleveland Indians – 3.33

17. (15) New York Mets – 3.28

18. (19) Boston Red Sox – 3.21

19. (18) Kansas City Royals – 3.10

20. (21) New York Yankees – 3.08

21. (20) Miami Marlins – 2.98

22. (22) Chicago White Sox – 2.96

23. (24) San Diego Padres – 2.95

24. (23) Chicago Cubs – 2.88

25. (28) Arizona Diamondbacks – 2.76

26. (25) Colorado Rockies – 2.75

27. (T26) Philadelphia Phillies – 2.68

28. (T26) Minnesota Twins – 2.62

29. (29) Houston Astros – 2.56

30. (30) Texas Rangers – 2.10

 

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MLB Rankings For The Week Beginning July 14

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 13

Rankings from last week are in parenthesizes.

1. (1) Oakland Athletics – 4.20

The Athletics are first for the eighth-straight week. They have the best record in baseball and rank second in both runs scored and ERA.

2. (2) Los Angeles Dodgers – 3.98

Dan Haren and Hyun-Jin Ryu are holding the rotation back. Zack Greinke, Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw all have sub-2.75 ERAs.

3. (3) Washington Nationals – 3.91

Washington could use a bat for a stretch run. They have the lowest ERA (3.08) in the game, but rank 15th in runs scored.

4. (5) Detroit Tigers – 3.81

An early run in the second half could end the race in the American League Central. The Tigers have the largest margin (6.5) of any division leader.

5. (4) Los Angeles Angels – 3.77

Oakland has dominated baseball's first half, but after winning 12 of 14 games the Angels are just 1.5 games back in the AL West.

6. (8) Seattle Mariners – 3.61           

7. (T9) Baltimore Orioles – 3.55

T8. (6) Milwaukee Brewers – 3.50

-- (7) Atlanta Braves – 3.50

10. (14) Cincinnati Reds – 3.49

T11. (T9) San Francisco Giants – 3.48

-- (12) St. Louis Cardinals – 3.48

13. (13) Pittsburgh Pirates – 3.45

14. (T9) Toronto Blue Jays – 3.40

15. (19) New York Mets – 3.35

16. (18) Cleveland Indians – 3.25

17. (T15) Tampa Bay Rays – 3.21

18. (17) Kansas City Royals – 3.15

19. (21) Boston Red Sox – 3.11

20. (T15) Miami Marlins – 3.02

21. (22) New York Yankees – 2.99

22. (23) Chicago White Sox – 2.97

23. (20) Chicago Cubs – 2.93

24. (24) San Diego Padres – 2.89

25. (25) Colorado Rockies – 2.76

T26. (26) Philadelphia Phillies – 2.72

-- (28) Minnesota Twins – 2.72

28. (27) Arizona Diamondbacks – 2.68

29. (29) Houston Astros – 2.53

30. (30) Texas Rangers – 2.11

 

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MLB Rankings For The Week Beginning July 7

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 6

Rankings from last week are in parenthesizes.

1. (1) Oakland Athletics – 4.19

If you count Jeff Samardzija, the Athletics have seven All-Stars on their roster.

2. (2) Los Angeles Dodgers – 4.13

The Dodgers have the best run differential (+62) in baseball, but have just a .5-game lead in the National League West.

3. (3) Washington Nationals – 3.96

Washington has won seven of their last 10 games, but have actually fallen further back in the NL East thanks to a 9-1 run by Atlanta.

4. (6) Los Angeles Angels – 3.71  

The Angels are back, thanks in large part to Mike Trout, who hit .471/.759/1.230 with seven home runs and 21 RBI in the month of June.                                             

5. (5) Detroit Tigers – 3.67

Why baseball is weird: Rick Porcello has been much better than Justin Verlander this week.

6. (4) Milwaukee Brewers – 3.64

7. (T7) Atlanta Braves – 3.61

8. (T10) Seattle Mariners – 3.57

T9. (T7) San Francisco Giants – 3.55

-- (9) Toronto Blue Jays – 3.55

-- (14) Baltimore Orioles – 3.55

12. (T10) St. Louis Cardinals – 3.51

13. (T12) Pittsburgh Pirates – 3.47

14. (T12) Cincinnati Reds – 3.36

T15. (15) Miami Marlins – 3.24

-- (T19) Tampa Bay Rays – 3.24

17. (16) Kansas City Royals – 3.20

18. (T19) Cleveland Indians – 3.18

19. (17) New York Mets – 3.14

20. (21) Chicago Cubs – 3.09

21. (18) Boston Red Sox – 3.03

22. (23) New York Yankees – 3.00

23. (25) Chicago White Sox – 2.88

24. (27) San Diego Padres – 2.83

25. (22) Colorado Rockies – 2.76

26. (24) Philadelphia Phillies – 2.71

27. (28) Arizona Diamondbacks – 2.60

28. (30) Minnesota Twins – 2.55

29. (26) Houston Astros – 2.47

30. (29) Texas Rangers – 2.42

 

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