Chicago Power Ranking: Currently #5

1HOUSTON ASTROS (29-15, 65.9%): Winning 64% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 108-54

They have a 35.6 percent chance of reaching the World Series (Odds stand at 9/4). The odds of them winning the World Series are 5/1 and they win it all in 20.2 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances are up significantly since 4/18 where they were at 15.6%.

2LOS ANGELES DODGERS (29-16, 64.4%): Winning 64% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 102-60

Their current odds of winning the NL are 2/1 and in simulations they win the conference 39.3% of the time. They have a 23.9 percent chance of winning the World Series (Odds 5/1). Their chances are up significantly from 14.8% on 4/24.

3NEW YORK YANKEES (26-16, 61.9%): Winning 60% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 96-66

Computer simulations give them a 15.5% chance of winning the AL with Vegas odds at 3/1. The odds of them winning the World Series are 6/1 and they win it all in 7.7 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances have dropped since 4/29 when they were at 16.6 percent.

4TAMPA BAY RAYS (26-15, 63.4%): Winning 60% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 99-63

They have a 21.3 percent chance of reaching the World Series (Odds stand at 7/1). The odds of them winning the World Series are 14/1 and they win it all in 10 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances are up significantly since 4/27 where they were at 4.8%. Their power ranking is up 8 spots since 4/8.

5CHICAGO CUBS (25-15, 62.5%): Winning 59% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 95-67

They have a 20.4 percent chance of reaching the World Series (Odds stand at 5/1). They have a 9.6 percent chance of winning the World Series (Odds 10/1). Their chances have dropped since 5/6 when they were at 16 percent. Their power ranking is up 4 spots since 4/24.

6BOSTON RED SOX (23-20, 53.5%): Winning 58% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 94-68

They have a 15.3 percent chance of reaching the World Series (Odds stand at 7/2). They have an 8.1% chance of winning the World Series with Vegas odds at 7/1. Their chances are up significantly since 4/29 where they were at 1.5%. Their power ranking is up 11 spots since 4/24.

7MILWAUKEE BREWERS (26-19, 57.8%): Winning 57% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 91-71

They have an 11.4 percent chance of reaching the World Series (Odds stand at 7/1). The odds of them winning the World Series are 14/1 and they win it all in 5.4 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances have dropped since 4/18 when they were at 8.5 percent. Their power ranking is down 3 spots since 4/9.

8PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (24-18, 57.1%): Winning 56% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 88-74

Computer simulations give them a 13.5% chance of winning the NL with Vegas odds at 7/1. They have a 5.9% chance of winning the World Series with Vegas odds at 14/1. Their chances are up significantly from 2.5% on 4/25. Their power ranking is down 3 spots since 4/4.

9MINNESOTA TWINS (27-15, 64.3%): Winning 55% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 93-69

Computer simulations give them an 8.8% chance of winning the AL with Vegas odds at 6/1. They have a 2.8% chance of winning the World Series with Vegas odds at 12/1. Their chances are up significantly since 4/20 where they were at 0.4%. Their power ranking is up 13 spots since 3/18.

10ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (23-20, 53.5%): Winning 54% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 85-77

They have a 4.1 percent chance of reaching the World Series (Odds stand at 8/1). The odds of them winning the World Series are 16/1 and they win it all in 1.6 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances are down from 7.7% on April 26. Their power ranking is down 6 spots since 4/25.

11ARIZONA D-BACKS (24-20, 54.5%): Winning 53% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 87-75

Their current odds of winning the NL are 15/1 and in simulations they win the conference 3.7% of the time. They have a 1.3% chance of winning the World Series with Vegas odds at 30/1. Their chances have dropped since 5/6 when they were at 3.2 percent. Their power ranking is up 7 spots since 3/18.

12COLORADO ROCKIES (20-22, 47.6%): Winning 51% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 79-83

Their playoff chances currently stand at 9 percent. This is a big jump from the 1% chance they had back on 4/16. When they make the playoffs, it is as a wild card 94.8% of the time. Their power ranking is up 9 spots since 4/23. Their power ranking is better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected wins is just #17.

13WASHINGTON NATIONALS (17-25, 40.5%): Winning 51% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 85-77

They have a 3 percent chance of reaching the World Series (Odds stand at 15/1). They have a 1.1% chance of winning the World Series with Vegas odds at 30/1. Their chances are down from 8.6% on April 19. Their power ranking is down 9 spots since 4/13.

14ATLANTA BRAVES (22-21, 51.2%): Winning 50% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 82-80

They have a 21% chance of making the playoffs. Their chances are down from 42% back on 4/16. Their power ranking is down 3 spots since 4/22.

15CLEVELAND INDIANS (22-19, 53.7%): Winning 50% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 88-74

Computer simulations give them a 2.8% chance of winning the AL with Vegas odds at 7/1. They have a 0.8 percent chance of winning the World Series (Odds 14/1). Their chances have dropped since 4/20 when they were at 4.7 percent. Their power ranking is down 4 spots since 4/23. Their power ranking is not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected wins is #10.

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16SEATTLE MARINERS (22-23, 48.9%): Winning 50% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 79-83

Their projected win total is down from 92 wins on April 21. Their power ranking is down 10 spots since 4/27.

17NEW YORK METS (20-21, 48.8%): Winning 50% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 83-79

They make the playoffs in 24% of simulations. Their chances are down from 40% back on 4/16. Their power ranking is down 6 spots since 4/8.

18OAKLAND ATHLETICS (19-25, 43.2%): Winning 50% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 80-82

On 3/28 their projected win total was up to 89 wins. While not great, they still have an outside shot at making the playoffs (4.3%). Their power ranking is down 9 spots since 3/18.

19LOS ANGELES ANGELS (20-23, 46.5%): Winning 49% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 77-85

On 3/21 their projected win total was up to 82 wins. Their power ranking is down 7 spots since 3/18.

20PITTSBURGH PIRATES (21-19, 52.5%): Winning 49% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 76-86

On 3/20 their projected win total was up to 80 wins. Their current chances of making the playoffs are 3.7 percent. Their power ranking is down 7 spots since 4/3.

21SAN DIEGO PADRES (22-21, 51.2%): Winning 47% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 78-84

They have a 7% chance of making the playoffs. Their chances are down from 17% back on 5/12. When they make the playoffs, it is as a wild card 95.2% of the time. Their power ranking is up 4 spots since 4/19.

22TEXAS RANGERS (18-22, 45%): Winning 46% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 74-88

On 3/19 their projected win total was up to 80 wins. Their power ranking is down 5 spots since 4/23.

23CINCINNATI REDS (19-24, 44.2%): Winning 45% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 77-85

Their projected win total is down since 3/2 when it was at 63. While not great, they still have an outside shot at making the playoffs (3.8%). Their power ranking is up 3 spots since 4/23.

24SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (18-24, 42.9%): Winning 43% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 66-96

On 3/11 their projected win total was up to 71 wins.

25KANSAS CITY ROYALS (15-28, 34.9%): Winning 42% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 71-91

Their projected win total is down from 74 wins on April 19. Their power ranking is down 3 spots since 4/19.

26CHICAGO WHITE SOX (19-22, 46.3%): Winning 42% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 63-99

On 3/9 their projected win total was up to 70 wins.

27TORONTO BLUE JAYS (17-25, 40.5%): Winning 41% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 66-96

Their projected win total is down from 79 wins on May 5. Their power ranking is down 4 spots since 4/22.

28DETROIT TIGERS (18-23, 43.9%): Winning 36% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 59-103

Their projected win total is down from 67 wins on May 9.

29BALTIMORE ORIOLES (14-28, 33.3%): Winning 34% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 56-106

On 2/28 their projected win total was up to 61 wins.

30MIAMI MARLINS (10-31, 24.4%): Winning 32% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 54-108

Their projected win total is down from 58 wins on May 5. Their power ranking is down 4 spots since 3/18.