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Tag:Pythagorean Theorem
Posted on: May 13, 2008 3:15 am
 

Pythagorean Theorem Rankings - Week 7

These are the Pythagorean Theorem Rankings for MLB at the end of May 12, 2008 using 1.86 instead of 2 for the exponent (see this article).
  1. Chicago Cubs    .632
  2. Atlanta Braves    .624
  3. Oakland Athletics    .617
  4. Arizona Diamondbacks    .609
  5. Boston Red Sox    .576
  6. Cleveland Indians    .572
  7. St. Louis Cardinals    .565
  8. Chicago White Sox    .559
  9. Houston Astros    .550
  10. Tampa Bay Rays    .546
  11. Los Angeles Dodgers    .545
  12. New York Mets    .539
  13. Florida Marlins    .538
  14. Philadelphia Phillies    .526
  15. New York Yankees    .508
  16. Los Angeles Angels    .500
  17. Minnesota Twins    .485
  18. Toronto Blue Jays    .484
  19. Baltimore Orioles    .468
  20. Pittsburgh Pirates    .458
  21. Milwaukee Brewers    .442
  22. Seattle Mariners    .435
  23. Detroit Tigers    .431
  24. Texas Rangers    .424
  25. Cincinnati Reds    .424
  26. Colorado Rockies    .413
  27. Kansas City Royals    .406
  28. Washington Nationals    .378
  29. San Francisco Giants    .369
  30. San Diego Padres    .363
The top two "hard luck" teams who would have more wins by the Pythagorean Theorem than in real life are the Braves (22-13 instead of 18-17, 4 wins) and the Indians (21-15 instead of 18-18, 3 wins). The top two "lucky" teams are the Angels who would be 20-20 (instead of 22-17, 3 losses) and the Marlins who would be 20-17 (instead of 23-14, 3 losses).
Category: MLB
Posted on: April 28, 2008 2:43 am
 

Pythagorean Theorem Rankings - Week 4

So I ran a modified version of the Pythagorean Theorem (using 1.86 instead of 2 for the exponent, see this article) for the season so far and this is how the teams came out. (Apologies for the poor formatting.)
  1. Arizona Diamondbacks    .703
  2. Chicago Cubs    .655
  3. Atlanta Braves    .625
  4. Oakland Athletics    .616
  5. Chicago White Sox    .602
  6. St. Louis Cardinals    .588
  7. Los Angeles Dodgers    .570
  8. Tampa Bay Rays    .560
  9. Philadelphia Phillies    .556
  10. Los Angeles Angels    .547
  11. Cleveland Indians    .547
  12. Milwaukee Brewers    .545
  13. Seattle Mariners    .542
  14. New York Mets    .541
  15. Boston Red Sox    .525
  16. Houston Astros    .517
  17. Baltimore Orioles    .513
  18. Toronto Blue Jays    .513
  19. Florida Marlins    .483
  20. New York Yankees    .476
  21. Detroit Tigers    .472
  22. Minnesota Twins    .440
  23. Cincinnati Reds    .431
  24. Colorado Rockies    .403
  25. Kansas City Royals    .363
  26. Washington Nationals    .352
  27. San Francisco Giants    .348
  28. San Diego Padres    .338
  29. Pittsburgh Pirates    .335
  30. Texas Rangers    .311
The top three "hard luck" teams (much higher Pythagorean Theorem percentage than their actual winning percentage) were the Braves, Blue Jays and Dodgers. Each of these teams had a difference of .112 or greater, which would equate to about 3 more wins for each team. The top three "lucky" teams were the Marlins, Royals and Giants, each with a difference of -.092 or greater, which would equate to about 2 fewer wins.
Category: MLB
 
 
 
 
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