Tailgate Crashers Official Baseball Rankings: 07/09/2008

Disclaimer
Here are the new and updated Baseball Rankings. Instead of just taking the record, pythagorean record, and farm system, I’ve given each part a weighed score:
– The Record accounts for half of the score. Since the standings are based of record, I thought it deserved more weight than the other parts.
– The Pythagorean Record is based off of Bill James theory that you can somewhat predict a team by runs scored and runs allowed. The Pythagorean Records accounts for a third of the score.
– The Farm System is worth a sixth of the scoring, since it will impact the team, but maybe not now.
– The Standard Deviation is 3 wins.

All stats and records are prior to games on Tuesday. I’m going to start putting each teams score up; max score is 90 points.

Format

Rankings

Breakdown
The playoff teams based off record:
NL East – Phillies
NL Central – Cubs
NL West – Diamondbacks
NL Wild Card – Cardinals

AL East – Rays
AL Central – White Sox
AL West – Angels
AL Wild Card – Red Sox

The playoff teams based off run differential:
NL East – Phillies
NL Central – Cubs
NL West – Dodgers
NL Wild Card – Braves

AL East – Red Sox
AL Central – White Sox
AL West – Athletics
AL Wild Card – Rays

[To figure the pythagorean record, ask me in the comments or use this formula:
(RS^2)/(RS^2 + RA^2)]

I’ll be back next Tuesday with the updated rankings.

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