Friday, February 9, 2018

Season 36 Power Rankings #3

It's that time again, for another edition of the power rankings!  Let's dive right into it.  Holding firm at #1 is Little Rock with a very nice run since the last rankings, continuing their solid play this season.  Santa Fe jumps 2 spots to #2, with a not surprisingly top ranked offense continuing to rake.  Buffalo holds steady at #3, while Florida drops 2 spots to #4 with a mediocre run since the last rankings.  The big mover is at #5, Cincinnati is up 13 spots to join the top 5, tying for the best record in Cobbfather over the last 40 games thanks to greatly improved pitching and continued solid offense.  Now, here are all the biggest climbers, as well as the biggest falls since the last rankings.

Biggest Climbers: #5 Cincinnati (+13), #21 Los Angeles (+9), #10 Oklahoma City (+6), #13 Portland (+6), #12 Boston (+5)

Biggest Falls: #24 Charlotte (-10), #30 Memphis (-10), #16 Baltimore (-7), #14 Salem (-5)

Below are the complete rankings, good luck to all in the stretch run, should be a fun one!

Pitching Offense LAST 40
Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Little Rock 82 39 1 5 -1 2 -1 26 14
2 Santa Fe 73 48 4 19 -2 1 1 24 16
3 Buffalo  73 48 3 4 1 20 -7 22 18
4 Florida 72 49 2 2 0 17 0 20 20
5 Cincinnati 64 57 18 15 7 5 1 26 14
6 Montgomery 69 52 7 12 1 6 -2 21 19
7 Salt Lake City 70 51 6 20 -8 4 4 21 19
8 Sioux Falls 70 51 5 1 0 22 -1 20 20
9 Fargo 71 50 8 11 -1 13 -4 20 20
10 Oklahoma City 72 49 16 8 -1 27 1 26 14
11 Jackson 64 57 12 14 0 10 6 23 17
12 Boston  69 52 17 29 1 2 1 25 15
13 Portland 63 58 19 6 5 24 -1 24 16
14 Salem 63 58 10 9 0 8 -1 19 21
15 Nashville 64 57 11 12 2 12 -2 21 19
16 Baltimore 66 55 9 3 0 26 -2 19 21
17 St. Louis 62 59 13 23 -1 9 1 21 19
18 Richmond 60 61 21 6 2 28 1 24 16
19 Norfolk 60 61 22 16 0 21 4 21 19
20 Milwaukee 60 61 15 21 -1 7 -2 18 22
21 Los Angeles 53 68 30 17 8 25 1 21 19
22 Houston 53 68 24 24 -6 11 1 19 21
23 Kansas City 53 68 23 18 3 22 -2 18 22
24 Charlotte  55 66 14 27 -3 19 -5 14 26
25 Colorado Springs 52 69 26 31 1 14 0 20 20
26 Syracuse 49 72 28 28 0 15 3 18 22
27 Helena 48 73 29 26 -1 17 5 18 22
28 Minnesota 49 72 25 30 -1 15 4 17 23
29 New York 46 75 27 10 -4 31 1 15 25
30 Memphis 52 69 20 22 -4 28 -1 12 28
31 Honolulu 41 80 31 25 2 32 -1 13 27
32 Atlanta  38 83 32 32 -2 30 0 14 26

Monday, January 29, 2018

Season 36 All-Star Recap

Results
American League  3
National League    1
W - C. Lee
L - R.Collins
S - Y. Miranda

Home Run Derby Winner: Yohan Mairena, Buffalo - 33 HR
All-Star Game MVP: Sean Gosling, Charlotte - 0-1, RBI
Futures Game MVP: Brodie Taijeron, St. Louis - 1-3, HR, RBI, 2 R

Appearance Leaders
American League - Yeico Miranda, Little Rock - 7 appearances
National League - Red Collins, Florida; Felix Tanaka, Baltimore - 6 appearances

Teams with Most Players
American League - Little Rock - 7
National League - Florida - 6

Complete Rosters

American League All-Stars
Starters
Player
Franchise
Appearance
C
Marshall Van Ostrand
Little Rock
1st
1B
Rogers Lawrence
Fargo
1st
2B
Wandy Guillen
Salt Lake City
4th
3B
Sean Gosling
Charlotte
3rd
SS
Ugueth Perez
Fargo
5th
LF
Yusmeiro Seguignol
Jackson
1st
CF
Calvin Hukata
Cincinnati
3rd
RF
Giovanny Stanley
Salt Lake City
2nd
DH
Charlie Lyons
Boston
1st

Pitchers
Player
Franchise
Appearance
P
Midre Tavarez
Fargo
3rd
P
Charles Lee
Little Rock
2nd
P
Chick Munson
Fargo
5th
P
Olmedo Valdez
St. Louis
3rd
P
Jason Gates
Little Rock
1st
P
Artie Stone
Salt Lake City
6th
P
Yeico Miranda
Little Rock
7th
P
Jace Sale
Boston
2nd
P
Edwards Pomeranz
Jackson
1st
P
Adrian Simon
Norfolk
2nd
P
Walt Hall
Salem
1st
P
Jeffrey Randall
Little Rock
1st
P
Jorge Ramirez
New York
1st

Reserves
Player
Franchise
Appearance
C
Michael Mancuso
St. Louis
4th
1B
Bruce Lambert
Cincinnati
2nd
2B
Paul Francoeur
Norfolk
2nd
3B
Edgardo Melendez
Little Rock
2nd
SS
Dan Pribanic
Boston
3rd
LF
Eddie Moore
Boston
1st
CF
Norman Berry
Little Rock
4th
RF
Aramis Plata
Cincinnati
1st

AL All-Stars by Team
Little Rock 7
Boston 4
Fargo 4
Cincinnati 3
Salt Lake City 3
Jackson 2
Norfolk 2
St. Louis 2
Charlotte 1
New York 1
Salem 1

National League All-Stars
Starters
Player
Franchise
Appearance
C
Julio Contreras
Montgomery
4th
1B
Benny Romano
Santa Fe
2nd
2B
George Dubler
Nashville
3rd
3B
Willie Tejeda
Syracuse
2nd
SS
Jumbo Camacho
Buffalo
3rd
LF
Yohan Mairena
Buffalo
2nd
CF
Larry Brown
Sioux Falls
2nd
RF
Yoenis Portillo
Buffalo
3rd

Pitchers
Player
Franchise
Appearance
P
Ned Morris
Nashville
3rd
P
Red Collins
Florida
6th
P
Randall Washington
Florida
5th
P
Gregor Lopez
Buffalo
2nd
P
Dwight Ramsey
Richmond
2nd
P
Al Balentien
Santa Fe
3rd
P
Bo Nelson
Florida
5th
P
Don Martin
Montgomery
2nd
P
Del Chang
Santa Fe
2nd
P
Rigo Cabral
Portland
1st
P
Felix Tanaka
Baltimore
6th
P
Steve Curtis
Oklahoma City
1st
P
Melvin Jensen
Florida
1st
P
A.J. Gil
Sioux Falls
2nd

Reserves
Player
Franchise
Appearance
C
Seth Robinson
Nashville
3rd
1B
Richard Rapada
Baltimore
1st
2B
Bill Stutes
Montgomery
2nd
3B
Louie Banuelos
Sioux Falls
1st
SS
Brian Haynes
Kansas City
1st
LF
Julian Barber
Florida
3rd
CF
Gerry Camilli
Florida
3rd
RF
Haywood Swann
Nashville
3rd

NL All-Stars by Team
Florida 6
Buffalo 4
Nashville 4
Montgomery 3
Santa Fe 3
Sioux Falls 3
Baltimore 2
Kansas City 1
Oklahoma City 1
Portland 1
Richmond 1
Syracuse 1

Friday, January 26, 2018

Season 36 Power Rankings #2

We're half way through season 36, so it's time to check in with the latest Power Rankings!  Last we checked in, it was Little Rock on top, and that remains unchanged, as they continue rolling with their top ranked offense.  Florida is up one spot to #2, continuing to be a dominant force in the NL.  Buffalo checks in at #3, climbing 3 spots, while the big climber of these rankings checks in at #4 with Santa Fe, who posted the best record since the last rankings and saw significant improvement in both offense and pitching.  Rounding out the top 5 is Sioux Falls and their top ranked pitching staff.  Now for the biggest climbers and biggest falls since the last rankings!

Biggest Climbers: #4 Santa Fe (+13), #12 Jackson (+10), #20 Memphis (+8), #21 Richmond (+8)

Biggest Falls: #24 Houston (-20), #30 Los Angeles (-9), #16 Oklahoma City (-8), #8 Fargo (-6)

Here are the complete rankings, good luck to all in the 2nd half!

Pitching Offense LAST 40
Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Little Rock 56 25 1 4 -1 1 0 23 17
2 Florida 52 29 3 2 0 17 -3 25 15
3 Buffalo  51 30 6 5 1 13 0 25 15
4 Santa Fe 49 32 17 17 6 2 7 27 13
5 Sioux Falls 50 31 7 1 0 21 0 24 16
6 Salt Lake City 49 32 9 12 -2 8 3 24 16
7 Montgomery 48 33 5 13 7 4 -1 22 18
8 Fargo 51 30 2 10 -5 9 -3 21 19
9 Baltimore 47 34 15 3 5 24 -1 26 14
10 Salem 44 37 10 9 3 7 0 22 18
11 Nashville 43 38 11 14 -3 10 0 20 20
12 Jackson 41 40 22 14 1 16 11 23 17
13 St. Louis 41 40 16 22 -3 10 2 22 18
14 Charlotte  41 40 19 24 -3 14 7 23 17
15 Milwaukee 42 39 12 20 2 5 -3 19 21
16 Oklahoma City 46 35 8 7 -3 28 -2 19 21
17 Boston  44 37 14 30 -2 3 1 20 20
18 Cincinnati 38 43 13 22 -9 6 1 18 22
19 Portland 39 42 18 11 7 23 -3 19 21
20 Memphis 40 41 28 18 9 27 1 22 18
21 Richmond 36 45 29 8 5 29 3 21 19
22 Norfolk 39 42 20 16 -1 25 0 21 19
23 Kansas City 35 46 23 21 3 20 -3 19 21
24 Houston 34 47 4 18 -11 12 -7 11 29
25 Minnesota 32 49 31 29 2 19 5 21 19
26 Colorado Springs 32 49 30 32 0 14 4 20 20
27 New York 31 50 25 6 3 32 -2 15 25
28 Syracuse 31 50 26 28 1 18 1 14 26
29 Helena 30 51 24 25 0 22 -7 15 25
30 Los Angeles 32 49 21 25 1 26 -10 15 25
31 Honolulu 28 53 27 27 -10 31 0 12 28
32 Atlanta  24 57 32 30 0 30 -1 12 28

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Season 36 Power Rankings #1

It's hard to believe that a quarter of Season 36 is already in the books, but that means it's time for the first power rankings of the regular season!  And we have yet another first time #1 at the top of the rankings, the 5th one in the last 6 Power Rankings!  It's Little Rock on top, jumping up one spot, with their top ranked offense and great pitching getting them off to an amazing start.  At #2, our preseason power rankings didn't like them, but simmy sure does, it's Fargo, up 19 spots to #2, off to a fantastic start as well!  Florida is up 1 spot to #3, thanks to outstanding pitching.  At #4, the preseason rankings predicted the dynasty was over, but we should have known better, Houston leaps 11 spots to join the top 5!  And at #5 is previous top ranked team, Montgomery, still off to a great start, although their pitching has struggled some what.   Now for the biggest climbers and biggest falls since the preseason rankings!

Biggest Climbers: #2 Fargo (+19), #12 Milwaukee (+15), #4 Houston (+11), #10 Salem (+9)

Biggest Falls: #22 Jackson (-11), #29 Richmond (-11), #15 Baltimore (-9), #17 Santa Fe (-9), #23 Kansas City (-7)

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

Pitching Offense
Team  W L PREV Rank Rank
1 Little Rock 33 8 2 3 1
2 Fargo 30 11 21 5 6
3 Florida 27 14 4 2 14
4 Houston 23 18 15 7 5
5 Montgomery 26 15 1 20 3
6 Buffalo  26 15 13 6 13
7 Sioux Falls 26 15 3 1 21
8 Oklahoma City 27 14 10 4 26
9 Salt Lake City 25 16 5 10 11
10 Salem 22 19 19 12 7
11 Nashville 23 18 7 11 10
12 Milwaukee 23 18 27 22 2
13 Cincinnati 20 21 14 13 7
14 Boston  24 17 9 28 4
15 Baltimore 21 20 6 8 23
16 St. Louis 19 22 17 19 12
17 Santa Fe 22 19 8 23 9
18 Portland 20 21 12 18 20
19 Charlotte  18 23 26 21 21
20 Norfolk 18 23 24 15 25
21 Los Angeles 17 24 20 26 16
22 Jackson 18 23 11 15 27
23 Kansas City 16 25 16 24 17
24 Helena 15 26 22 25 15
25 New York 16 25 32 9 30
26 Syracuse 17 24 23 29 19
27 Honolulu 16 25 30 17 31
28 Memphis 18 23 28 27 28
29 Richmond 15 26 18 13 32
30 Colorado Springs 12 29 29 32 18
31 Minnesota 11 30 25 31 24
32 Atlanta  12 29 31 30 29

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Season 36 Preseason Power Rankings

Season 36 is off and running and it's time to kick off this season's blog coverage with the preseason power rankings!  These are always the toughest to do, and it's certain there will be some volatility once some of the regular season data is in, but we'll give it a shot anyways!

Topping the rankings is your defending champion, Montgomery.  They bring back a stacked lineup and some excellent pitching.  Surprisingly, this is the first time they have ever been ranked #1. Coming in at #2 is an up and coming Little Rock squad that features the top ranked Starting Pitching in Cobbfather and an excellent offense as well.  Sioux Falls, Florida and Salt Lake City round out the top 5.  

It should be another interesting season in Cobbfather, as there are many teams in the hunt for the title, it seems.  It will be exciting to see who comes out on top.  Good luck to all in the regular season! Here are the complete rankings!

Starting Relief
Pitching Pitching Hitting Fielding
Team  W L Rank Rank Rank Rank
1 Montgomery 96 66 7 5 1 7
2 Little Rock 91 71 1 30 5 6
3 Sioux Falls 102 60 2 10 7 17
4 Florida 98 64 4 1 9 11
5 Salt Lake City 84 78 9 3 4 31
6 Baltimore 88 74 10 9 6 7
7 Nashville 88 74 13 2 2 20
8 Santa Fe 101 61 12 4 2 27
9 Boston  91 71 8 6 11 11
10 Oklahoma City 49 113 6 16 20 15
11 Jackson 99 63 11 7 14 7
12 Portland 79 83 5 22 22 20
13 Buffalo  94 68 17 20 9 13
14 Cincinnati 80 82 14 13 17 17
15 Houston 106 56 19 17 11 20
16 Kansas City 88 74 18 14 19 2
17 St. Louis 75 87 25 12 8 20
18 Richmond 76 86 20 15 15 27
19 Salem 92 70 15 27 18 17
20 Los Angeles 75 87 16 24 21 20
21 Fargo 95 67 3 23 30 2
22 Helena 71 91 24 20 23 20
23 Syracuse 86 76 28 10 16 20
24 Norfolk 82 80 22 26 26 2
25 Minnesota 50 112 26 31 13 30
26 Charlotte  77 85 21 18 27 13
27 Milwaukee 69 93 27 8 24 7
28 Memphis 73 89 23 19 29 5
29 Colorado Springs 72 90 30 32 25 29
30 Honolulu 59 103 32 29 28 15
31 Atlanta  58 104 29 28 31 32
32 New York 48 114 31 25 32 1

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Season 35 Wrap Up - Montgomery Takes the Crown!

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Montgomery Takes the Season 35 Title in a Thriller!

The Season 35 World Series couldn't have been any closer, as the top two teams in the Final Power Rankings, Houston and Montgomery battled it out.  It all came down to Game 7 in Houston and nine innings weren't enough to determine the Season 35 Cobbfather champion.  After a scoreless 10th inning, a 2-out single in the top of the 11th, followed by a steal and an errant throw that got the runner to 3rd, it was up to star slugger Jamie Lo who had been struggling at the plate in the postseason, but on this occasion he came through, knocking in the go-ahead run from 3rd with 2 outs to take the lead.  In this back-and-forth game, nothing was a given with Houston up at the plate in the bottom of the 11th, but Montgomery closer Davey Torrealba managed to close it out, completing a perfect postseason out of the bullpen for him and bringing the championship back to Montgomery for the team, their 2nd title in five seasons.  What an ending and what a series!  It's unfortunate either team had to lose, it was a great performance by both teams. 

Thanks everyone for playing in Season 35, hope to see you all back next season!