Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Season 34 Power Rankings #3

As we head down the stretch of Season 34, let's check in with another edition of the power rankings! And there is another change at the top!  Salem reclaims the #1 spot as their pitching got back on track since the last rankings, while their offense remained tops.  A surging Monterrey squad, who posted the best record since the last rankings, is up 7 spots to #2!  The top rated pitching team, Houston comes in at #3, while Florida slides down 3 to #4, as while their pitching has improved, their offense has staggered somewhat.  A solid Cincinnati squad rounds out our top 5.  Now, let's take a look at the biggest climbers and biggest falls since the last rankings!

Biggest Climbers: #12 Cleveland (+11), #11 Pawtucket (+10), #2 Monterrey (+7), #24 Atlanta (+4), #26 Colorado Springs (+4)

Biggest Falls: #17 Boston (-9), #10 Montgomery (-5), #23 Kansas City (-5), #29 Little Rock (-5), #7 Nashville (-4)

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

Pitching Offense LAST PER
Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Salem 84 38 2 6 9 1 0 29 12
2 Monterrey 79 44 9 9 10 3 1 32 10
3 Houston 74 49 4 1 0 7 4 25 17
4 Florida 81 41 1 5 5 10 -3 25 16
5 Cincinnati 72 51 6 4 -1 13 4 24 18
6 Cheyenne 72 51 7 8 0 8 0 24 18
7 Nashville 74 48 3 14 -7 5 -1 23 18
8 Minnesota 69 53 11 7 -2 16 3 25 16
9 Fargo 69 54 10 3 1 24 5 25 17
10 Montgomery 70 52 5 11 1 4 -1 19 22
11 Pawtucket 64 59 21 14 6 17 6 23 19
12 Cleveland 61 62 23 22 4 9 1 27 15
13 Chicago 58 64 14 21 0 6 2 21 20
14 Jackson 65 57 12 17 -3 15 -1 22 19
15 Detroit 62 60 16 19 -1 14 -2 22 19
16 Charlotte  66 57 13 25 -3 11 -5 22 20
17 Boston  65 58 8 10 -4 18 -3 18 24
18 Dover 61 62 15 13 0 18 -1 21 21
19 Buffalo  60 63 17 14 3 20 -4 20 22
20 New York 63 59 20 12 -1 28 -2 20 21
21 Los Angeles 56 67 19 18 -3 21 -1 20 22
22 St. Louis 54 68 22 2 0 32 0 19 22
23 Kansas City 53 69 18 20 -12 23 2 17 24
24 Atlanta  48 75 28 24 1 22 -2 18 24
25 Colorado 46 77 25 32 0 2 0 12 30
26 Colorado Springs 52 70 30 29 1 26 1 20 21
27 Milwaukee 51 71 27 26 1 24 -2 17 24
28 Richmond 53 70 26 22 1 29 -5 17 25
29 Little Rock 47 75 24 31 -2 12 0 13 28
30 Portland 43 79 32 27 1 30 0 15 26
31 Sacramento 46 77 29 30 1 27 0 15 27
32 Boise 42 80 31 28 -5 31 0 14 27


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Season 34 All-Star Recap

The Mid-season Classic has come and gone for Cobbfather Season 34.  Let's take a look back and see who made this season's teams!

The AL team was headlined by 10-time All-Star Francisco Aramboles of Cheyenne, who has put together another spectacular season which should see him eclipse the 3,000 strikeout mark!  11 AL squad members are first-time All-Stars.  Charlotte, Cheyenne and Salem all tied for the most All-Stars in the AL with 5.

No player on the NL roster is making more than their 4th All-Star Appearance, and it's Nashville leading the way with 6 players making the squad.

Salem CF Raul Galvez pitched out a shutout in the Home Run Derby finals, winning 5-0.  He then crushed 3 more bombs in the All-Star game leading the AL to a 12-7 win, earning himself All-Star Game MVP honors in the process.  The Futures Game was a hearty display of pitching prowess with the World Team winning 1-0.  Ironically, the MVP was rewarded to an offensive player, Cleveland Catcher Roosevelt Schoeneweis, who homered to account for the game's only run.

Here are this season's complete All Star Rosters!

American League All-Stars
Starters
Player Team Appearance
C Victor Roberts Sacramento 1st
1B Alex Mercedes Atlanta 4th
2B Heath Kelly Fargo 4th
3B Sean Gosling Charlotte 1st
SS Ugueth Perez Fargo 3rd
LF Bruce Lambert Detroit 1st
CF Raul Galvez Salem 3rd
RF Larry Brown Fargo 1st
DH Andres Alou Jackson 1st

Pitchers
Player
Team
Appearance
P
Carlos Colome
Salem
4th
P
Adrian Simon
Pawtucket
1st
P
Francisco Aramboles
Cheyenne
10th
P
Bob Berg
Cheyenne
4th
P
Jiggs Cuddyer
Salem
6th
P
Yeico Miranda
Pawtucket
5th
P
Bob Graves
Cheyenne
5th
P
Troy Hudek
Charlotte
5th
P
Braeden Abercrombie
Sacramento
4th
P
Jimmie Hartman
Jackson
1st
P
Red Collins
Cheyenne
5th
P
Carlos Prieto
Houston
2nd
P
Derrick Beltran
Sacramento
1st

Reserves
Player
Team
Appearance
C
Roger Simpson
Boston
1st
1B
Emmanuel Moore
Charlotte
2nd
2B
Wandy Guillen
Cheyenne
3rd
3B
Tony Cassevah
Salem
5th
SS
Alex Shouse
Charlotte
1st
LF
Graham Wallace
Charlotte
1st
CF
Norman Berry
Little Rock
2nd
RF
Francis King
Salem
3rd

AL All-Stars by Team
Charlotte 5
Cheyenne 5
Salem 5
Fargo 3
Sacramento 3
Jackson 2
Pawtucket 2
Atlanta 1
Boston 1
Detroit 1
Houston 1
Little Rock 1

National League All-Stars
Starters
Player
Team
Appearance
C
David Martin
Colorado
2nd
1B
Darren Mann
Buffalo
2nd
2B
George Dubler
Nashville
1st
3B
Marcell Johnson
Montgomery
3rd
SS
Willie Tejeda
Chicago
1st
LF
Yoenis Portillo
Buffalo
1st
CF
Gerry Camilli
Florida
2nd
RF
Ahmed Ratliff
Cleveland
3rd

Pitchers
Player
Team
Appearance
P
Shane Williams
Cincinnati
3rd
P
Yasmany Gonzalez
Nashville
1st
P
Andre Harper
Richmond
3rd
P
Shane Bellhorn
Minnesota
1st
P
Jhoulys Olmedo
Minnesota
4th
P
Ryan Fisher
Dover
1st
P
Elmer Engle
Monterrey
1st
P
Hugh Sexton
Nashville
1st
P
Rigo Vega
Chicago
2nd
P
Gerald Cora
Minnesota
1st
P
Jayson Hume
Cincinnati
1st
P
Rex Washington
Nashville
1st
P
Tomo Hayashi
Montgomery
4th
P
Evan Gant
Florida
1st

Reserves
Player
Team
Appearance
C
Seth Robinson
Nashville
1st
1B
Felipe Bennett
Cincinnati
3rd
2B
Bill Stutes
Florida
1st
3B
Kirt Raggio
Cincinnati
1st
SS
Hoss Flores
Florida
2nd
LF
Haywood Swann
Nashville
1st
CF
Kevin Coomer
Los Angeles
1st
RF
Philip Cox
Colorado
1st

NL All-Stars by Team
Nashville 6
Cincinnati 4
Florida 4
Minnesota 3
Buffalo 2
Chicago 2
Colorado 2
Montgomery 2
Cleveland 1
Dover 1
Los Angeles 1
Monterrey 1
Richmond 1

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Season 34 Power Rankings #2

It's already the midpoint of Season 34, so it's time to check in with another edition of the Power Rankings!  The top 5 teams are the same, although in a slightly different order, including a new #1 team!  That team is Florida, who has the best record in all of Cobbfather, and has been playing some very consistent ball on the field.  Previous #1 Salem falls one spot, still looking strong with their #1 offense.  Nashville jumps up 2 spots to #3, will Houston and Montgomery round out the top 5, each dropping one spot.  Despite having the same top 5, there was some movement otherwise, so let's look at the biggest climbers and biggest falls since the last rankings!

Biggest Climbers: #19 Los Angeles (+10), #10 Fargo (+7), #14 Chicago (+6), #15 Dover (+6), #18 Kansas City (+6)

Biggest Falls: #20 New York (-7), #25 Colorado (-7), #13 Charlotte (-6), #17 Buffalo (-5), #21 Pawtucket (-5)

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

Pitching Offense LAST 40
Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Florida 56 25 2 10 -3 7 1 26 14
2 Salem 55 26 1 15 -10 1 0 25 15
3 Nashville 51 30 5 7 4 4 1 23 17
4 Houston 49 32 3 1 1 11 -2 23 17
5 Montgomery 51 30 4 12 0 3 0 23 17
6 Cincinnati 48 33 10 3 4 17 -1 26 14
7 Cheyenne 48 33 6 8 -2 8 -1 23 17
8 Boston  47 34 9 6 -2 15 0 25 15
9 Monterrey 47 34 8 19 -5 4 2 22 18
10 Fargo 44 37 17 4 -1 29 2 24 16
11 Minnesota 44 37 11 5 5 19 -1 20 20
12 Jackson 43 38 15 14 1 14 3 23 17
13 Charlotte  44 37 7 22 -6 6 -2 20 20
14 Chicago 37 44 20 21 -3 8 12 21 19
15 Dover 40 41 21 13 10 17 2 21 19
16 Detroit 40 41 14 18 1 12 0 20 20
17 Buffalo  40 41 12 17 -4 16 -5 20 20
18 Kansas City 36 45 24 8 14 25 -1 20 20
19 Los Angeles 36 45 29 15 4 20 5 22 18
20 New York 43 38 13 11 -2 26 0 18 22
21 Pawtucket 41 40 16 20 -3 23 0 19 21
22 St. Louis 35 46 19 2 -1 32 0 19 21
23 Cleveland 34 47 23 26 2 10 0 18 22
24 Little Rock 34 47 25 29 1 12 0 18 22
25 Colorado 34 47 18 32 0 2 0 13 27
26 Richmond 36 45 22 23 6 24 -10 16 24
27 Milwaukee 34 47 27 27 -3 22 6 16 24
28 Atlanta  30 51 28 25 -6 20 2 16 24
29 Sacramento 31 50 32 31 0 27 2 18 22
30 Colorado Springs 32 49 26 30 -3 27 -6 15 25
31 Boise 28 53 30 23 2 31 -5 14 26
32 Portland 28 53 31 28 -2 30 0 13 27

Friday, April 21, 2017

Season 34 Power Rankings #1

Season 34 is out of the gate and it's already time for the first edition of the power rankings!  The last four Cobbfather champions have never been ranked #1 at any time during the season.  Yet someone must still be awarded the spot.  In this edition of the rankings, it's Salem coming out on top, tied for the best record with the top offense and very good pitching.  The team they share the honors of best record with, Florida, comes in at #2.  Houston and Montgomery each slide a spot from their preseason ranking and check in at #3 and 4 respectively, while Nashville rounds out the top 5.  Now for the biggest climbers and biggest falls since the preseason rankings!

Biggest Climbers: #7 Charlotte (+19), #14 Detroit (+18), #13 New York (+16), #17 Fargo (+11), #9 Boston (+9)

Biggest Falls: #25 Little Rock (-16), #29 Los Angeles (-14), #23 Cleveland (-13), #32 Sacramento (-11), #24 Kansas City (-10)

Here are the complete rankings, good luck to all as the season carries on!

Pitching Offense
Team  W L PREV Rank Rank
1 Salem 30 11 5 5 1
2 Florida 30 11 7 7 8
3 Houston 26 15 2 2 9
4 Montgomery 28 13 3 12 3
5 Nashville 28 13 8 11 5
6 Cheyenne 25 16 1 6 7
7 Charlotte  24 17 26 16 4
8 Monterrey 25 16 4 14 6
9 Boston  22 19 18 4 15
10 Cincinnati 22 19 6 7 16
11 Minnesota 24 17 17 10 18
12 Buffalo  20 21 19 13 11
13 New York 25 16 29 9 26
14 Detroit 20 21 32 19 12
15 Jackson 20 21 12 15 17
16 Pawtucket 22 19 13 17 23
17 Fargo 20 21 28 3 31
18 Colorado 21 20 22 32 2
19 St. Louis 16 25 25 1 32
20 Chicago 16 25 11 18 20
21 Dover 19 22 16 23 19
22 Richmond 20 21 27 29 14
23 Cleveland 16 25 10 28 10
24 Kansas City 16 25 14 22 24
25 Little Rock 16 25 9 30 12
26 Colorado Springs 17 24 24 27 21
27 Milwaukee 18 23 20 24 28
28 Atlanta  14 27 23 19 22
29 Los Angeles 14 27 15 19 25
30 Boise 14 27 31 25 26
31 Portland 15 26 30 26 30
32 Sacramento 13 28 21 31 29

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Season 34 Preseason Power Rankings

They're a little late this season, but without further adieu, it's time to unveil the Preseason Power Rankings! These rankings are based on opening day rosters, which were copied and analyzed later. At the top, with an impressive combination of pitching and offense is Cheyenne who won 106 games last season. Defending champ Houston checks in at #2.  Their collection of pitching and defense is second to none, but their hitting is a slight concern.  Pitching seems key in the postseason, so they could definitely go back-to-back and it wouldn't be a surprise.  Montgomery and their #1 rated offense checks in at #3, followed by Monterrey and Salem rounding out the top 5.

Here are the complete rankings, good luck!

Starting Relief 
Season 33 Pitching Pitching Hitting Fielding
Team  W L Rank Rank Rank Rank
1 Cheyenne 106 56 2 29 3 12
2 Houston 105 57 1 1 17 1
3 Montgomery 99 63 9 6 1 6
4 Monterrey 86 76 6 7 2 26
5 Salem 111 51 4 21 5 12
6 Cincinnati 67 95 3 10 9 18
7 Florida 110 52 12 3 4 12
8 Nashville 69 93 7 5 7 29
9 Little Rock 91 71 5 26 10 19
10 Cleveland 91 71 13 29 6 5
11 Chicago 89 73 10 27 14 19
12 Jackson 89 73 8 11 22 6
13 Pawtucket 94 68 14 4 15 24
14 Kansas City 81 81 15 12 21 3
15 Los Angeles 71 91 24 20 13 12
16 Dover 68 94 17 2 19 26
17 Minnesota 84 78 16 16 24 6
18 Boston  75 87 11 23 25 19
19 Buffalo  97 65 29 15 12 6
20 Milwaukee 70 92 26 14 20 12
21 Sacramento 74 88 21 22 15 32
22 Colorado 68 94 30 9 11 29
23 Atlanta  69 93 27 25 17 31
24 Colorado Springs 64 98 32 18 8 19
25 St. Louis 77 85 23 8 27 6
26 Charlotte  77 85 19 17 29 12
27 Richmond 74 88 20 31 26 19
28 Fargo 71 91 22 12 31 2
29 New York 59 103 31 19 23 6
30 Portland 61 101 25 28 28 26
31 Boise 75 87 18 32 30 4
32 Detroit 70 92 28 24 32 24