Thursday, July 2, 2015

Season 27 Power Rankings #3

As we head down the stretch in Season 27, it's time to check in with another edition of the power rankings!  At the top spot, Atlanta continues to hold the #1 ranking, they are an outstanding squad indeed.  Texas jumps into the #2 spot, sporting the best record since the last rankings at 30-11, and improving in both pitching and hitting.  Las Vegas jumps into the top 5 at #3 with a great run since the halfway point, while Philadelphia is down two spots to #4.  Making an incredible jump into the top 5, Salem is up 14 spots from the mid-season rankings with a 29-12 record since then.  Now for the biggest climbs and falls since the last rankings!

Biggest climbs:  #5 Salem (+14), #11 Cincinnati (+12), #18 Richmond (+10), #23 San Francisco (+9), #12 Santa Fe (+8)

Biggest falls: #17 St. Louis (-14), #26 Trenton (-12), #28 Austin (-12), #22 Kansas City (-10), #20 Buffalo (-9)

Here are the complete rankings!






Offense 
Pitching
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Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W  L
1 Atlanta  84 38 1 2 -1 1 0 29 12
2 Texas 77 45 5 1 4 4 6 30 11
3 Las Vegas 73 49 9 11 1 3 3 29 12
4 Philadelphia 73 49 2 8 3 10 -1 22 19
5 Salem 69 53 19 16 7 14 1 29 12
6 Cheyenne 68 54 6 7 -5 16 1 22 19
7 Seattle  67 55 13 19 3 8 3 25 16
8 Colorado Springs 65 57 10 3 0 21 4 23 18
9 Los Angeles 68 54 7 30 -3 2 0 21 20
10 New York (AL) 68 54 4 17 -1 6 -3 18 23
11 Cincinnati 62 60 23 13 4 20 2 25 16
12 Santa Fe 65 57 20 9 1 26 3 24 17
13 Florida 66 56 8 28 1 4 0 20 21
14 Pawtucket 60 62 15 19 5 13 -1 21 20
15 Salt Lake City 61 61 21 6 8 22 5 21 20
16 Houston 62 60 22 19 5 15 4 24 17
17 St. Louis 63 59 3 18 -9 9 -2 16 25
18 Richmond 56 66 28 4 3 29 2 22 19
19 Vancouver 59 63 17 27 -8 11 2 20 21
20 Buffalo  62 60 11 31 -3 7 -2 19 22
21 Boston  55 67 18 5 -1 23 3 16 25
22 Kansas City 55 67 12 26 -5 12 -4 14 27
23 San Francisco 51 71 32 28 3 18 3 24 17
24 Charlotte  54 68 26 12 3 30 -2 19 22
25 New York (NL) 52 70 30 10 -2 28 2 18 23
26 Trenton 53 69 14 23 -3 19 -5 15 26
27 Dover 54 68 25 24 6 17 -1 19 22
28 Austin  54 68 16 15 -3 25 -6 14 27
29 Charleston 56 66 29 24 0 27 -3 20 21
30 Durham  51 71 24 14 -8 31 1 15 26
31 Syracuse  49 73 27 19 -1 24 -2 16 25
32 Iowa City 40 82 31 32 0 32 -14 6 35

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Season 27 All-Star Coverage

The Season 27 All-Star festivities are upon us, so let's see who made this season's All-Star teams!

In the American League, Thomas Hutchinson leads all AL All-Stars in appearances, making his 6th All-Star team.  There were 10 first time All-Stars on the AL Squad.  14 different teams are represented on the AL All-Star team with Atlanta (6) and Texas (5) having the most players.

In the National League, Norman LaPorta is still getting it done at age 38, making his 11th All-Star team! Another great feat for LaPorta as he also attempts to win a record tying 6th Cy Young Award this season. The NL had 12 first time All-Stars and representatives from 13 different teams. Philadelphia had the most All-Stars with 7, followed by Las Vegas with 4.

Here are the complete rosters, congrats to those owners who had players make the teams!

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Starters
Player Team Appearance
C Vinny Sano Charlotte 2nd
1B Will Maxwell St. Louis 4th
2B Joshua Hendrick Texas 4th
3B Hideo Sakamoto Durham 4th
SS Rymer Mota Salem 1st
LF Vinny Dickinson Atlanta 3rd
CF P.J. Roberts Durham 1st
RF Vladimir Troncoso Texas 4th
DH Albert Cruz Cincinnati 5th

Pitchers

Player Team Appearance
P Francisco Aramboles Atlanta 4th
P Esteban Castillo Cheyenne 1st
P Thomas Hutchinson Atlanta 6th
P Alfonso Unamuno Charleston 1st
P Shane Williams Pawtucket 2nd
P Willie Guerrero Charleston 1st
P Tony Mota St. Louis 1st
P Ben Lincoln New York 1st
P Lloyd Chiasson Texas 2nd
P Juan Seanez Colorado Springs 3rd
P Aneury Tejeda Atlanta 3rd
P Antonio Ishida Texas 3rd
P William Hukata Iowa City 1st

Reserves
Player Team Appearance
C Sean Dahl Atlanta 2nd
1B Kendry Lunar Boston 1st
2B Enrique Garces Atlanta 3rd
3B Tony Cassevah Salem 2nd
SS Alving Palmeiro Colorado Springs 2nd
LF Benito Acosta Texas 2nd
CF Alfonso Rijo Boston 1st
RF Theo Waters Cincinnati 4th

AL All-Stars by Team
Atlanta 6
Texas 5
Boston 2
Charleston 2
Cincinnati 2
Colorado Springs 2
Durham 2
Salem 2
St. Louis 2
Charlotte 1
Cheyenne 1
Iowa City 1
New York 1
Pawtucket 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Starters 

Player Team Appearance
C Benny Franco New York 4th
1B Erubiel Sosa Austin 2nd
2B Rolando Gomez Philadelphia 2nd
3B Joe Foster Las Vegas 2nd
SS Stan Demel Buffalo 2nd
LF Benny Lee Kansas City 5th
CF Heath Kelly Florida 1st
RF Wiki Unamuno Santa Fe 1st

Pitchers

Player Team Appearance
P Yordano Oropesa Salt Lake City 1st
P Edward Presley Philadelphia 1st
P Chick Munson Austin 1st
P Rodrigo Ontiveros Las Vegas 6th
P Tomo Hayashi Santa Fe 1st
P Don Monahan Las Vegas 6th
P Douglas Banks Buffalo 5th
P Vladimir Rosario Philadelphia 1st
P Dioner Ontiveros Las Vegas 3rd
P Norman LaPorta Philadelphia 11th
P Doug Thomson Philadelphia 1st
P Groucho Leiter Dover 2nd
P Houston Austin Los Angeles 2nd
P Erubiel Morales Santa Fe 1st

Reserves

Player Team Appearance
C Stan Dickens Vancouver 4th
1B Don Sparks Philadelphia 1st
2B Vin Gandarillas Richmond 3rd
3B Wilfredo Moraga Los Angeles 1st
SS James Jung Florida 1st
LF Ahmed Ratliff Philadelphia 2nd
CF Luis Duran Salt Lake City 2nd
RF Morgan Cerda Austin 6th

NL All-Stars by Team
Philadelphia 7
Las Vegas 4
Austin 3
Santa Fe 3
Buffalo 2
Florida 2
Los Angeles 2
Salt Lake City 2
Dover 1
Kansas City 1
New York 1
Richmond 1
Vancouver 1

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Season 27 Power Rankings #2

We're half way through Season 27, which means it's time for another edition of the power rankings!  Let's get right into it!   Atlanta maintains a firm grip on the top spot, continuing to lead the world in both pitching and offense.  Philadelphia catapults into the #2 spot, tying for the best record since the last rankings with #3 St. Louis, who jumps up all the way from #13!  New York Cosmos and Texas fall a little bit, but remain in the top 5.  Here are the 5 biggest climbers and 5 biggest falls since the last rankings!

Biggest climbers: #15 Pawtucket (+14), #3 St. Louis (+10), #12 Kansas City (+10), #14 Trenton (+10), #11 Buffalo (+8)

Biggest falls: #21 Salt Lake City (-13), #30 New York (NL) (-12), #29 Charleston (-12), #20 Santa Fe (-11), #18 Boston (-7)

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






Offense 
Pitching
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Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W  L
1 Atlanta  55 26 1 1 0 1 0 26 14
2 Philadelphia 51 30 5 11 -3 9 5 27 13
3 St. Louis 47 34 13 9 8 7 1 27 13
4 New York (AL) 50 31 3 16 -2 3 -1 23 17
5 Texas 47 34 2 5 -3 10 0 21 19
6 Cheyenne 46 35 12 2 9 17 1 24 16
7 Los Angeles 47 34 4 27 -14 2 1 22 18
8 Florida 46 35 6 29 -3 4 0 22 18
9 Las Vegas 44 37 7 12 0 6 -1 21 19
10 Colorado Springs 42 39 10 3 -1 25 2 21 19
11 Buffalo  43 38 19 28 -1 5 2 23 17
12 Kansas City 41 40 22 21 3 8 -2 23 17
13 Seattle  42 39 15 22 -1 11 0 20 20
14 Trenton 38 43 24 20 -2 14 1 21 19
15 Pawtucket 39 42 29 24 5 12 7 24 16
16 Austin  40 41 16 12 -2 19 1 19 21
17 Vancouver 39 42 21 19 9 13 0 20 20
18 Boston  39 42 11 4 5 26 -14 19 21
19 Salem 40 41 14 23 -9 15 1 19 21
20 Santa Fe 41 40 9 10 -3 29 -4 17 23
21 Salt Lake City 40 41 8 14 6 27 -18 16 24
22 Houston 38 43 23 24 -1 19 9 20 20
23 Cincinnati 37 44 20 17 -1 22 7 17 23
24 Durham  36 45 27 6 0 32 0 19 21
25 Dover 35 46 31 30 0 16 6 20 20
26 Charlotte  35 46 28 15 7 28 -7 18 22
27 Syracuse  33 48 30 18 7 22 1 20 20
28 Richmond 34 47 25 7 -2 31 0 17 23
29 Charleston 36 45 17 24 -6 24 2 14 26
30 New York (NL) 34 47 18 8 -4 30 0 13 27
31 Iowa City 34 47 26 32 -1 18 -1 13 27
32 San Francisco 27 54 32 31 1 21 3 14 26

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Season 27 Power Rankings #1

We're out of the gate in Season 27, and about a quarter of the way through, which means it's time for the first power rankings of the season!   Defending champion Atlanta maintains a firm grip on the top spot, with a very dominant start, leading the league in both pitching and offense.  Texas remains a solid #2.  The AL New York franchise bolts into the top 5 with a strong start at #3, while Los Angeles earns the top ranking amongst NL teams at #4.  Philadelphia rounds out the top 5.  Honorable mention goes to Cheyenne, whom new owner all-time Cobbfather great yanks21 has them looking their best in a long time, as they are up 20 spots from dead last to #12!

5 biggest climbers: #12 Cheyenne (+20), #18 New York (+13), #9 Santa Fe (+9), #17 Charleston (+7), #16 Austin (+6)

5 biggest falls: #23 Houston (-18), #21 Dover (-15), #28 Charlotte (-13), #21 Vancouver (-10), #19 Buffalo (-9)

Here are the complete rankings!






Offense  Pitching

Team  W L PREV Rank Rank
1 Atlanta  29 12 1 1 1
2 Texas 26 15 2 2 10
3 New York (AL) 27 14 6 14 2
4 Los Angeles 25 16 7 13 3
5 Philadelphia 24 17 4 8 14
6 Florida 24 17 8 26 4
7 Las Vegas 23 18 9 12 5
8 Salt Lake City 24 17 12 20 9
9 Santa Fe 24 17 18 7 25
10 Colorado Springs 21 20 3 2 27
11 Boston  20 21 13 9 12
12 Cheyenne 22 19 32 11 18
13 St. Louis 20 21 14 17 8
14 Salem 21 20 17 14 16
15 Seattle  22 19 19 21 11
16 Austin  21 20 22 10 20
17 Charleston 22 19 24 18 26
18 New York (NL) 21 20 31 4 30
19 Buffalo  20 21 10 27 7
20 Cincinnati 20 21 23 16 29
21 Vancouver 19 22 11 28 13
22 Kansas City 18 23 25 24 6
23 Houston 18 23 5 23 28
24 Trenton 17 24 21 18 15
25 Richmond 17 24 20 5 31
26 Iowa City 21 20 29 31 17
27 Durham  17 24 27 6 32
28 Charlotte  17 24 15 22 21
29 Pawtucket 15 26 30 29 19
30 Syracuse  13 28 26 25 23
31 Dover 15 26 16 30 22
32 San Francisco 13 28 28 32 24