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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Major League Baseball Power Rankings, October 2, 2017

Major League Baseball Power Rankings, October 2, 2017

2017 MLB Final Power Rankings
Publish Date: 10/02/2017
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster

Here are the final Power Rankings for the 2017 Season based on record, run production and how they’re playing right now.

For an explanation of how the SD Scoreย is calculated, see below.

1 โ€“ Cleveland Indians (102-60); SD Score +3.34, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 1

2ย โ€“ Los Angeles Dodgers (104-58) SD Score +2.39, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 2

3ย โ€“ Houston Astros (101-61); SD Score +2.88, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 3

4 โ€“ Washington Nationals (97-65); SD Score +2.02, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 4

5 โ€“ย Arizona Diamondbacks (93-69); SD Score +2.08, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 5

6 โ€“ Boston Red Sox (93-69); SD Score +1.54, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 6

7 โ€“ย New York Yankees (91-71); SD Score +2.78, Ranking Last Week โ€“ย 8

8 โ€“ Chicago Cubs (92-70) SD Scoreย +1.79, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 7

9 โ€“ Colorado Rockies (87-75); SD Score +1.06, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 9

10 โ€“ Minnesota Twins (85-77); SD Score +0.54, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 10

11 โ€“ Milwaukee Brewers (86-76); SD Score +0.36, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 11

12 โ€“ St. Louis Cardinals (83-79) SD Score +0.71, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 12

13 โ€“ Los Angeles Angels (80-82); SD Score -0.13, Ranking Last Week โ€“ย 13

14 โ€“ Tampa Bay Rays (80-82); SD Score -0.32, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 18

15 โ€“ Kansas City Royals (80-82); SD Score -1.26, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 17

16โ€“ Texas Rangers (78-84) SD Score -0.05, Ranking Last Week โ€“ย 14

17 โ€“ Seattle Mariners (78-84); SD Score -0.28, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 15

18 โ€“ Miami Marlins (77-85); SD Score -0.46, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 19

19 โ€“ Toronto Blue Jays (76-86); SD Score -1.32, Ranking Last Week โ€“ย 21

20 โ€“ Baltimore Orioles (75-87); SD Score -1.24, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 16

21โ€“ Oakland Aโ€™s (75-87); SD Score -1.11, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 20

22 โ€“ Pittsburgh Pirates (75-87); SD Score -1.06, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 21

23 โ€“ Atlanta Braves (72-90); SD Score -1.16, Ranking Last Week โ€“ย 22

24โ€“ New York Mets (70-92); SD Score -1.63, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 24

25 โ€“ Cincinnati Reds (68-94); SD Score -1.42, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 25ย  ย 

26 โ€“ San Diego Padres (71-91); SD Score -3.10, Ranking Last Week โ€“ย 26

27 โ€“ Detroit Tigers (64-98); SD Score -2.01, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 27

28 โ€“ Chicago White Sox (67-95); SD Score -1.55, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 28

29 โ€“ Philadelphia Phillies (66-96); SD Score -1.34, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 29

30 โ€“ San Francisco Giants (64-98); SD Score -2.06, Ranking Last Week โ€“ 30

SD Score explanation:

Run production is one of the best measures of how a team is performing and how dominant or bad they are.

The formula takes each teamโ€™s runs scored and runs allowed totals and how many standard deviations from the league average they are.

Example: 1927 Yankees

The 27 Yankees score 975 runs (1927ย ALย average was 762 and SD of team runs for the AL was about 115). Take the difference from the league average (975-762=213) and divide by the SD (115), the 1927 Yankees were 1.85 SD above the league average in runs scored.

They allowed 599 runs (the SD in runs allowed for the 1927 AL was about 88.5), which was 163 runs less than the league average. 163/88.5 gives us a 1.84 SD above the league average in runs allowed.

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