Houston Astros Power Ranking: Up to #3

1LOS ANGELES DODGERS (8-8, 50%): Winning 63% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 98-64

Their current odds of winning the NL are 5/2 and in simulations they win the conference 37.1% of the time. They have a 22.6% chance of winning the World Series with Vegas odds at 5/1. Their chances have dropped since 4/8 when they were at 29.1 percent.

2NEW YORK YANKEES (6-8, 42.9%): Winning 61% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 96-66

Computer simulations give them a 16.2% chance of winning the AL with Vegas odds at 11/4. The odds of them winning the World Series are 6/1 and they win it all in 8.8 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances have dropped since 3/29 when they were at 19.1 percent.

3HOUSTON ASTROS (10-5, 66.7%): Winning 61% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 101-61

Computer simulations give them a 29.3% chance of winning the AL with Vegas odds at 11/4. The odds of them winning the World Series are 6/1 and they win it all in 15.1 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances are down from 19.5% on March 27. Their power ranking is not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected wins is #1.

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4WASHINGTON NATIONALS (7-6, 53.8%): Winning 60% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 96-66

Their current odds of winning the NL are 8/1 and in simulations they win the conference 18% of the time. The odds of them winning the World Series are 16/1 and they win it all in 9.7 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances are up significantly since 4/3 where they were at 3.6%. Their power ranking is up 5 spots since 4/3.

5MILWAUKEE BREWERS (10-5, 66.7%): Winning 58% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 92-70

They have a 14.4 percent chance of reaching the World Series (Odds stand at 6/1). They have a 7.5 percent chance of winning the World Series (Odds 12/1). Their chances are up significantly since 3/19 where they were at 3.6%. Their power ranking is better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected wins is just #7.

6BOSTON RED SOX (5-10, 33.3%): Winning 58% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 94-68

Their current odds of winning the AL are 4/1 and in simulations they win the conference 12.3% of the time. They have a 6.1% chance of winning the World Series with Vegas odds at 8/1. Their chances have dropped since 3/27 when they were at 11.1 percent.

7PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (8-5, 61.5%): Winning 57% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 89-73

They have a 7.7 percent chance of reaching the World Series (Odds stand at 6/1). They have a 4% chance of winning the World Series with Vegas odds at 12/1. Their chances are down from 6.9% on April 6. Their power ranking is up 3 spots since 3/18. Their power ranking is better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected wins is just #12.

8CHICAGO CUBS (5-9, 35.7%): Winning 57% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 87-75

They have a 6.9 percent chance of reaching the World Series (Odds stand at 9/1). They have a 3.2% chance of winning the World Series with Vegas odds at 18/1. Their chances are down from 8.8% on March 30. Their power ranking is down 3 spots since 3/11. Their power ranking is better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected wins is just #14.

9ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (8-6, 57.1%): Winning 57% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 89-73

Computer simulations give them a 7.4% chance of winning the NL with Vegas odds at 7/1. They have a 3.8% chance of winning the World Series with Vegas odds at 14/1. Their chances are up significantly since 4/8 where they were at 2.3%.

10OAKLAND ATHLETICS (10-8, 55.6%): Winning 56% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 90-72

They have a 6.1 percent chance of reaching the World Series (Odds stand at 20/1). They have a 2.6% chance of winning the World Series with Vegas odds at 40/1. Their chances are up significantly since 4/9 where they were at 0.6%. Their power ranking is up 4 spots since 4/9.

11TAMPA BAY RAYS (11-4, 73.3%): Winning 55% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 95-67

They have a 16.4 percent chance of reaching the World Series (Odds stand at 12/1). They have a 7.1% chance of winning the World Series with Vegas odds at 25/1. Their chances are up significantly since 3/29 where they were at 1.1%. Their power ranking is not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected wins is #5.

12SEATTLE MARINERS (13-4, 76.5%): Winning 53% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 89-73

Their current odds of winning the AL are 10/1 and in simulations they win the conference 5.1% of the time. The odds of them winning the World Series are 20/1 and they win it all in 1.9 percent of our latest simulations. They had basically no chance of winning the Stanley Cup back on 3/19. Their power ranking is up 7 spots since 3/11.

13ATLANTA BRAVES (8-6, 57.1%): Winning 53% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 87-75

Computer simulations give them a 3% chance of winning the NL with Vegas odds at 10/1. They have a 1.1 percent chance of winning the World Series (Odds 20/1). The simulation based percentages have held steady over the past 30 days.

14NEW YORK METS (9-5, 64.3%): Winning 52% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 86-76

Computer simulations give them a 3.3% chance of winning the NL with Vegas odds at 10/1. They have a 1.4% chance of winning the World Series with Vegas odds at 20/1. The simulation based percentages have held steady over the past 30 days. Their power ranking is up 3 spots since 3/11.

15LOS ANGELES ANGELS (8-7, 53.3%): Winning 51% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 83-79

They make the playoffs in 12% of simulations. Their chances are down from 22% back on 3/24. Their power ranking is up 4 spots since 4/1.

16ARIZONA D-BACKS (6-9, 40%): Winning 51% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 83-79

They have a 20% chance of making the playoffs. This is a big jump from the 9% chance they had back on 3/30.

17CLEVELAND INDIANS (8-6, 57.1%): Winning 50% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 89-73

Computer simulations give them a 10.4% chance of winning the AL with Vegas odds at 11/2. They have a 3.4 percent chance of winning the World Series (Odds 12/1). Their chances have dropped since 3/24 when they were at 5.2 percent. Their power ranking is down 3 spots since 3/18. Their power ranking is not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected wins is #9.

18PITTSBURGH PIRATES (7-6, 53.8%): Winning 49% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 78-84

Their playoff chances currently stand at 8 percent. Their chances are down from 18% back on 4/1. Their power ranking is down 5 spots since 4/1.

19COLORADO ROCKIES (3-12, 20%): Winning 48% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 69-93

Their projected win total is down from 87 wins on March 30. Their power ranking is down 7 spots since 3/29. Their power ranking is better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected wins is just #24.

20MINNESOTA TWINS (7-4, 63.6%): Winning 47% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 85-77

Their current odds of winning the AL are 10/1 and in simulations they win the conference 3.2% of the time. They have a 0.9% chance of winning the World Series with Vegas odds at 20/1. The simulation based percentages have held steady over the past 30 days. Their power ranking is not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected wins is #16.

21SAN DIEGO PADRES (11-5, 68.8%): Winning 45% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 73-89

Their projection is up from 67 win on April 3. They still have a small 2.4% chance of making the playoffs.

22TEXAS RANGERS (6-7, 46.2%): Winning 44% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 70-92

Their projected win total is down from 77 wins on April 5.

23SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (7-9, 43.8%): Winning 44% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 70-92

Their projection is up from 68 win on April 6.

24CINCINNATI REDS (5-8, 38.5%): Winning 43% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 64-98

Their projected win total is down from 68 wins on March 31.

25KANSAS CITY ROYALS (4-10, 28.6%): Winning 42% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 72-90

Their projected win total is down from 78 wins on March 31. Their power ranking is not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected wins is #21.

26CHICAGO WHITE SOX (4-9, 30.8%): Winning 40% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 66-96

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

27TORONTO BLUE JAYS (5-10, 33.3%): Winning 38% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 63-99

Their projected win total is down from 70 wins on March 31.

28MIAMI MARLINS (4-11, 26.7%): Winning 38% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 57-105

On 3/5 their projected win total was up to 65 wins.

29BALTIMORE ORIOLES (6-9, 40%): Winning 36% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 60-102

Their projected win total is down since 2/20 when it was at 53.

30DETROIT TIGERS (8-6, 57.1%): Winning 33% of Neutral Field Simulations
Projected Record: 63-99

Their projected win total is down from 65 wins on April 8.