Thursday, April 21, 2016

Season 30 Power Rankings #3

That's right, it's time for another edition of the power rankings.  A shocking development at the top to start, #1 is Texas!  Despite taking a few dings since their epic 36 game winning streak, they are the top team, as they lead the world in just about everything.  Atlanta is up one spot to #2, rebounding nicely from a rough 2nd quarter of the season.  Surging up to #3 is Florida, who tied for the 2nd best record in the third quarter, and has seen significant improvement in offense as of late.  Montgomery and Cheyenne round out the top 5.   Now for the biggest climbers and biggest falls since the last rankings!

Biggest Climbers: #13 Hartford (+13), #3 Florida (+10), #14 St. Louis (+8), #23 Dover (+7), #21 Vancouver (+6)

Biggest Falls: #27 Colorado Springs (-18), #28 Detroit (-7), #10 Monterrey (-6), #25 Charleston (-6), #30 Trenton (-6)

Here are the complete rankings, good luck down the stretch!

Pitching Offense LAST 40
Team W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Texas 96 26 1 1 0 1 2 34 6
2 Atlanta  77 45 3 3 7 2 2 28 12
3 Florida 70 52 13 4 2 7 12 28 12
4 Montgomery 78 44 5 2 1 13 7 26 14
5 Cheyenne 77 45 2 5 -1 8 -3 20 20
6 Pawtucket 73 49 6 12 -1 15 -2 25 15
7 Salem 71 51 7 10 -5 11 6 24 16
8 New York (NL) 70 52 8 6 -4 9 16 23 17
9 Cleveland 63 59 10 8 -1 14 -4 19 21
10 Monterrey 69 53 4 13 1 6 -4 18 22
11 Las Vegas 66 56 11 9 3 23 -1 21 19
12 San Francisco 59 63 17 21 5 3 2 21 19
13 Hartford 57 65 26 19 4 10 1 23 17
14 St. Louis 61 61 22 14 5 24 0 22 18
15 Louisville 61 61 15 20 -2 12 3 18 22
16 Los Angeles 59 63 12 11 -4 18 0 16 24
17 New York (AL) 59 63 14 7 2 30 -22 19 21
18 Buffalo  62 60 16 21 0 17 -8 19 21
19 Salt Lake City 57 65 18 15 -2 16 0 17 23
20 Boston  53 69 20 27 0 5 2 18 22
21 Vancouver 53 69 27 24 5 19 8 22 18
22 Chicago 52 70 23 28 2 4 -3 17 23
23 Dover 53 69 30 17 -1 31 1 23 17
24 Seattle  54 68 25 18 3 21 -1 18 22
25 Charleston 56 66 19 25 -1 20 5 16 24
26 Iowa City 56 66 28 26 6 27 4 21 19
27 Colorado Springs 59 63 9 29 -12 21 -9 12 28
28 Detroit 53 69 21 15 0 32 -2 15 25
29 Milwaukee 48 74 31 30 1 29 -7 19 21
30 Trenton 47 75 24 32 -4 25 -12 15 25
31 Houston 46 76 29 23 -3 26 2 14 26
32 Charlotte  37 85 32 31 -6 28 1 9 31

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Season 30 All-Star Recap

Here's a recap of Season 30's All-Star rosters and festivities!

Teams with Most All-Stars
AL - Texas - 8
NL - Montgomery - 5

Most Appearances on this Season's Squads
Don Monahan, Las Vegas (NL) - 8th All-Star selection
Rodrigo Ontiveros, Las Vegas (NL) - 8th All-Star selection
Francisco Aramboles, Atlanta (AL) - 7th All-Star selection

Rosters
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Starters
Player Franchise Appearance
C Eric Miclat Colorado Springs 2nd
1B Willie Cerda Texas 4th
2B Crash Cepeda San Francisco 1st
3B Alving Palmeiro Colorado Springs 4th
SS Philip Vasquez Cheyenne 2nd
LF Freddy Chang Colorado Springs 2nd
CF Paul Francoeur Texas 1st
RF Ryan Martin Pawtucket 2nd
DH Benny Franco Cheyenne 6th

Pitchers
Player Franchise Appearance
P Chick Munson Texas 3rd
P Randall Washington Texas 4th
P Dizzy Leonard Colorado Springs 3rd
P Felipe Unamuno Detroit 1st
P Braeden Abercrombie San Francisco 1st
P Bob Graves Cheyenne 1st
P Francisco Aramboles Atlanta 7th
P Albert Nippert Charleston 1st
P Armando Merced Texas 1st
P Carlos Prieto Texas 1st
P Antonio Ishida Chicago 5th
P Yeico Miranda Pawtucket 2nd
P Al Balentien Texas 1st

Reserves
Player Franchise Appearance
C Daisuke Masato Chicago 3rd
1B Claude Hughes New York 1st
2B Derrek Wells New York 1st
3B Junior Roberts Cheyenne 2nd
SS Jaret Miller Atlanta 3rd
LF Michael Henn Pawtucket 1st
CF Michael Stokes Detroit 2nd
RF Vladimir Troncoso Texas 6th

AL All-Stars by Team
Texas 8
Cheyenne 4
Colorado Springs 4
Pawtucket 3
Atlanta 2
Chicago 2
Detroit 2
New York 2
San Francisco 2
Charleston 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Starters
Player
Franchise
Appearance
C
Julio Contreras
Montgomery
2nd
1B
Donaldo Javier
Cleveland
2nd
2B
Ron Palmer
Monterrey
1st
3B
Jhoulys Padilla
Louisville
1st
SS
Willie Esposito
Louisville
2nd
LF
Darren Mann
Buffalo
1st
CF
James Dillard
Las Vegas
6th
RF
Don Sparks
Cleveland
2nd

Pitchers
Player Franchise Appearance
P Rodrigo Ontiveros Las Vegas 8th
P Davey Torrealba Montgomery 2nd
P Doug Lambert Monterrey 1st
P Red Collins Florida 2nd
P Andre Harper Louisville 1st
P Don Monahan Las Vegas 8th
P Marty Stokes Monterrey 2nd
P Alfonso Unamuno Monterrey 2nd
P Renyel Beato New York 1st
P B.C. Ortiz Florida 1st
P Willie Arredondo Vancouver 2nd
P Midre Rijo New York 1st
P Tomo Hayashi Montgomery 2nd
P Amos Payton Cleveland 2nd

Reserves
Player Franchise Appearance
C Felix Yosida Florida 2nd
1B Rico Mantalban Florida 1st
2B Ching-Lung Suzuki Louisville 3rd
3B Erubiel Perez Montgomery 1st
SS Hoss Flores Dover 1st
LF Mitchell Sweeney New York 1st
CF Jody DePaula Houston 1st
RF Edinson Hernandez Montgomery 3rd

NL All-Stars by Team
Montgomery 5
Florida 4
Louisville 4
Monterrey 4
Cleveland 3
Las Vegas 3
New York 3
Buffalo 1
Dover 1
Houston 1
Vancouver 1

Results
American League  0
National League    1
W - Collins L - Graves S - Unamuno

All-Star Game MVP: Ron Palmer, Monterrey - 1-2, RBI
Home Run Derby Champ: Vladimir Troncoso, Texas - 33 HR
Futures Game MVP:  Yan Lecuona, Monterrey - 1-2, HR, 2 RBI

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Season 30 Power Rankings #2

We're over the halfway point of Season 30, so it's time to check in with the latest power rankings! Texas holds on to the top spot continuing their stellar play going 31-10 since the last rankings. Cheyenne is up 1 spot to #2, continuing to put up solid numbers across the board.  A still tough Atlanta team falls one spot to #3, while it's Monterrey and Montgomery rounding out the top 5.  Here are the biggest climbers and biggest falls since the last rankings:

Biggest Climbers: #6 Pawtucket (+12), #17 San Francisco (+8), #19 Charleston (+8), #21 Detroit (+ 7)

Biggest Falls: #18 Salt Lake City (-12), #23 Chicago (-11), #30 Dover (-10)

Here are the complete rankings, good luck in the second half!

Pitching Offense LAST 41
Team W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Texas 62 20 1 1 1 3 12 31 10
2 Cheyenne 57 25 3 4 0 5 3 29 12
3 Atlanta  49 33 2 10 -3 4 -2 23 18
4 Monterrey 51 31 7 14 5 2 1 27 14
5 Montgomery 52 30 4 3 -2 20 9 25 16
6 Pawtucket 48 34 18 11 13 13 6 26 15
7 Salem 47 35 13 5 15 17 -10 25 16
8 New York (NL) 47 35 8 2 7 25 -17 23 18
9 Colorado Springs 47 35 9 17 -7 12 10 22 19
10 Cleveland 44 38 5 7 4 10 -6 19 22
11 Las Vegas 45 37 17 12 5 22 1 24 17
12 Los Angeles 43 39 10 7 -4 18 -1 19 22
13 Florida 42 40 11 6 -1 19 8 19 22
14 New York (AL) 40 42 15 9 -1 8 6 18 23
15 Louisville 43 39 16 18 3 15 -5 22 19
16 Buffalo  43 39 19 21 -4 9 7 22 19
17 San Francisco 38 44 25 26 0 5 8 22 19
18 Salt Lake City 40 42 6 13 -1 16 -11 16 25
19 Charleston 40 42 27 24 5 25 -2 23 18
20 Boston  35 47 26 27 1 7 3 20 21
21 Detroit 38 44 28 15 7 30 -2 22 19
22 St. Louis 39 43 14 19 -3 24 -12 17 24
23 Chicago 35 47 12 30 -5 1 0 12 29
24 Trenton 32 50 30 28 3 13 10 22 19
25 Seattle  36 46 23 21 -8 20 6 19 22
26 Hartford 34 48 22 23 0 11 7 16 25
27 Vancouver 31 51 31 29 -2 27 3 20 21
28 Iowa City 35 47 32 32 0 31 1 22 19
29 Houston 32 50 21 20 -6 28 -7 13 28
30 Dover 30 52 20 16 -10 32 -1 11 30
31 Milwaukee 29 53 29 31 -1 22 -2 16 25
32 Charlotte  28 54 24 25 -10 29 -24 11 30

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Season 30 Power Rankings #1

A quarter of Season 30 is in the books, so it's time to check in with the Power Rankings!  No change with the top 2, as Texas and Atlanta hold their positions steadily.  Up to spots to #3 is Cheyenne, who is off to an excellent spot.  Also up 2 spots at #4 is Montgomery, who is sporting the league's best pitching to this point.  Up 6 spots to round out the top 5 is Cleveland who has been solid across the board to start the season.  Now, for the biggest climbers and biggest falls!

Biggest Climbers: #10 Los Angeles (+17), # 9 Colorado Springs (+14), #8 New York (NL) (+12), #7 Monterrey (+8), #21 Houston (+8)

Biggest Falls: #31 Vancouver (-19), #13 Salem (-10), #11 Florida (-7), #25 San Francisco (-7), #26 Boston (-7)

Here are the complete rankings, we'll check back in at the half way point, good luck until then!

Pitching Offense
Team W L PREV Rank Rank
1 Texas 31 10 1 2 15
2 Atlanta  26 15 2 7 2
3 Cheyenne 28 13 5 4 8
4 Montgomery 27 14 6 1 29
5 Cleveland 25 16 11 11 4
6 Salt Lake City 24 17 8 12 5
7 Monterrey 24 17 15 19 3
8 New York (NL) 24 17 20 9 8
9 Colorado Springs 25 16 23 10 22
10 Los Angeles 24 17 27 3 17
11 Florida 23 18 4 5 27
12 Chicago 23 18 7 25 1
13 Salem 22 19 3 20 7
14 St. Louis 22 19 9 16 12
15 New York (AL) 22 19 10 8 14
16 Louisville 21 20 13 21 10
17 Las Vegas 21 20 14 17 23
18 Pawtucket 22 19 17 24 19
19 Buffalo  21 20 24 17 16
20 Dover 19 22 21 6 31
21 Houston 19 22 29 14 21
22 Hartford 18 23 16 23 18
23 Seattle  17 24 22 13 26
24 Charlotte  17 24 25 15 5
25 San Francisco 16 25 18 26 13
26 Boston  15 26 19 28 10
27 Charleston 17 24 30 29 23
28 Detroit 16 25 32 22 28
29 Milwaukee 13 28 26 30 20
30 Trenton 10 31 28 31 23
31 Vancouver 11 30 12 27 30
32 Iowa City 13 28 31 32 32

Friday, March 4, 2016

Season 30 Preseason Power Rankings

Spring Training is in full swing, so it's a good time to check in with the Preseason Power Rankings for Season 30!  Coming in at the top spot, Texas looks to be ready for another great season, coming in tops in pitching and 2nd in hitting and fielding.  They added Season 29 NL MVP Willie Cerda this offseason, which helped propel them to the top spot.   #2 is the defending champions Atlanta, who will face their first season in a while without star SP Thomas Hutchinson who left for Pawtucket in free agency.  Make no mistake, they will still be good, as their staff is still solid, and they rank as the #1 offense.  Coming in at #3 is Salem, who looks ready to push Texas and Atlanta in the AL this season.  #4 is the NL's top team, the winner of 3 of the last 4 NL pennants, Florida.  Rounding out the top 5 is Cheyenne, who will make their mark in the AL race this season for sure. 

It should be a very interesting season, we definitely look forward to the regular season kicking off.   In the meantime, here are the complete preseason power rankings!

Starting Relief
Season 29 Pitching  Pitching  Hitting Fielding 
Team W L Rank Rank Rank Rank
1 Texas 99 63 1 1 2 2
2 Atlanta  106 56 4 6 1 14
3 Salem 101 61 3 12 6 11
4 Florida 97 65 5 9 5 8
5 Cheyenne 98 64 2 30 4 26
6 Montgomery 87 75 23 4 3 3
7 Chicago 76 86 7 5 9 14
8 Salt Lake City 81 81 11 3 13 5
9 St. Louis 91 71 16 7 7 14
10 New York (AL) 85 77 14 2 19 3
11 Cleveland 93 69 10 17 18 5
12 Vancouver 73 89 19 8 10 22
13 Louisville 80 82 13 27 11 11
14 Las Vegas 98 64 12 19 17 14
15 Monterrey 72 90 17 16 11 22
16 Hartford 64 98 8 28 14 31
17 Pawtucket 85 77 6 11 27 5
18 San Francisco 75 87 15 10 23 30
19 Boston  81 81 24 14 16 26
20 New York (NL) 67 95 22 23 14 22
21 Dover 83 79 21 21 20 8
22 Seattle  83 79 28 29 8 22
23 Colorado Springs 85 77 25 24 21 1
24 Buffalo  85 77 20 13 26 14
25 Charlotte  58 104 9 26 28 20
26 Milwaukee 69 93 26 20 25 29
27 Los Angeles 85 77 32 15 22 20
28 Trenton 74 88 31 18 24 13
29 Houston 60 102 18 31 29 32
30 Charleston 66 96 27 22 31 14
31 Iowa City 62 100 30 32 30 8
32 Detroit 73 89 29 25 32 26

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Season 30 Offseason Free Agency Tracker

This is the place for all of your Season 30 Offseason Free Agency coverage.  Our Top 25 will be revealed throughout the Free Agency Period.  Good luck in landing that impact player to take you over the top!





Old
New
Contract

Rank
Player
Pos
Age
Team
Team
Amount
Years
1
SP
33
ATL
PAW
$110.0 M
5

Comments: 3-time Cy Young Winner still has it and is this season's FA prize
2
LF
32
BUF
TEX
$106.5 M
5

Comments: Last Season's NL MVP still has one of the best bats in the world
3
SP
37
LV
LV
$60.0 M
3

Comments: 4-time Cy Young Winner still has some gas left in the tank
4
SP
29
LOU
VAN
$18.0 M
3

Comments: Hard thrower, great pitches, but low stamina will limit innings
5
RP
28
SF
CLE
$7.5 M
2

Comments: Major innings eating RP, good talent, but track record not great
6
LF
29
SLC
LV
$10.0 M
2

Comments: Solid across the board, but not spectacular, can play LF
7
3B
32
SLC
MTY
$15.9M
3

Comments: Great bat for a 3B, good track record, some risk with injury and age
8
2B
28
CSP
CSP
$9.5 M
2

Comments: Great fielding 2B, Average bat, he also has some speed
9
SP
30
FLA
FLA
$19.4 M
4

Comments: Pitch effectiveness is his only weaknesss, solid otherwise
10
SP
31
NY-A
MTY
$38.4 M
4

Comments: Solid middle of the rotation type SP, very good, but not elite
11
SP
35
TRE
SF
$47.0 M
3

Comments: Pretty solid all around, but age related ratings decline is a concern
12
C
28
CHA




Comments: Great Hitter, except RH split, passable as a C, but more of a DH
13
3B
34
DOV
DOV
$15.6 M
3

Comments: Nice Hitter, although not much power, probably a decent 3B
14
CF
33
SEA
SEA
$26.0 M
4

Comments: Great glove, decent range, good batting eye, smart baserunner
15
LF
29
CHY
MNT
$6.6 M
2

Comments: Tremendous baserunner with good contact and a decent batting eye
16
SP
34
NY-A
NY-A
$18.0 M
2

Comments: Mediocre track record, but decent ratings, so could help someone
17
RP
30
DET
CLE
$25.3 M
4

Comments: Pretty solid RP here with the ability to go 100+ innings if pushed
18
RP
29
MTY
MTY
$26.0 M
5

Comments: Starter durability with reliever stamina, but ratings look fantastic
19
2B
26
TEX
TEX
$6.0 M
2

Comments: Could play 2B and his bat is good for there, and age is a big plus
20
LF
30
BUF
MIL
$6.6 M
2

Comments: Nice Power Bat to go with good batting eye, but low average hitter
21
SP
29
MNT
MIL
$15.0 M
3

Comments: Could be a pretty good back of the rotation guy, and is only 29
22
RP
30
CLE
FLA
$17.5 M
3

Comments: Unique DUR/STA combo, some injury concern, but great otherwise
23
2B
31
BUF
SAL
$1.3 M
1

Comments: Decent bat for a 2B, and has a great batting eye, and nice speed
24
2B
29
PAW
SAL
$19.3 M
3

Comments: Excellent in the field for a 2B, great contact, but subpar batting eye
25
RP
35
CSP
MTY
$15.5 M
3

Comments: Excellent reliever still, even with some age related ratings decline