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Dewan: The most efficient teams in baseball

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on June 8, 2012:

The most efficient teams in baseball this year will probably come as no surprise.  In the American League, the Orioles and Blue Jays have far exceeded everyone’s expectations and in the National League, the Mets are enjoying a start to their season that no one saw coming.  And sure enough, based on the Team Efficiency rating system created by Bill James and Baseball Info Solutions, all three teams are among the most efficient teams in baseball thus far this year.

Most Efficient Teams - American League

Team Efficient
Wins
Actual
Wins
"Extra"
Wins
Orioles 27 32 +5
Rays 28 32 +4
Blue Jays 28 30 +2

 

Most Efficient Teams - National League

Team Efficient
Wins
Actual
Wins
"Extra"
Wins
Pirates 23 29 +6
Mets 29 32 +3
Reds 28 31 +3


On the other side of the equation, the Cubs are not really as bad as their record shows.  That’s because they’ve been one of the least efficient teams this year. They’ve only won 19 games, but with average efficiency they should have won 25.

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This page was last updated June 8, 2012 at 10:35 am MST.

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