Friday, February 10, 2017

Season 33 Power Rankings #3

It's just about time to head down the home stretch of Season 33, but before we do, let's check in with the latest power rankings!  And there's a change at the top!  Cheyenne reclaims the #1 ranking, which it held in the Preseason and in the first edition of the season, continuing their solid play in posting the best record in Cobbfather to this point.  Salem checks in at #2, really upping their game all-around since the last power rankings.  The #1 ranking jinx didn't hit Florida too hard, as they check in at #3 and are still playing solid ball.  Montgomery and Houston round out the top 5.  Let's see who the biggest climbers were and who took the biggest falls since the last rankings.

Biggest Climbers: #19 Richmond (+11), #21 Los Angeles (+10), #18 Sacramento (+6), #22 Detroit (+6), #24 Dover (+5)

Biggest Falls: #30 Boise (-12), #13 Pawtucket (-10), #31 Portland (-8), #28 New York (AL) (-7), #23 Nashville (-6)

Here are the complete rankings, good luck in what should be a great stretch run!

Pitching Offense LAST 40
Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Cheyenne 83 38 2 4 0 2 1 27 13
2 Salem 81 40 4 3 2 6 2 28 12
3 Florida 81 40 1 2 -1 7 -1 24 16
4 Montgomery 75 46 5 6 2 4 0 28 12
5 Houston 74 47 7 1 1 8 10 25 15
6 Buffalo  80 41 8 5 2 15 -2 28 12
7 Cleveland 70 51 6 10 0 9 2 23 17
8 Jackson 68 53 9 7 -1 17 1 22 18
9 Monterrey 65 56 12 19 -2 5 5 23 17
10 New York (NL) 64 57 11 9 3 14 6 23 17
11 Minnesota 65 56 10 13 2 12 0 22 18
12 Little Rock 67 54 15 22 4 9 7 26 14
13 Pawtucket 67 54 3 8 -5 18 -9 18 22
14 Boston  60 61 13 27 1 3 -1 20 20
15 Kansas City 60 61 16 12 2 20 1 20 20
16 Charlotte  58 63 14 27 2 12 -7 18 22
17 Fargo 55 66 19 11 -1 31 0 20 20
18 Sacramento 53 68 24 15 5 25 -3 18 22
19 Richmond 52 69 30 25 -3 24 2 21 19
20 Milwaukee 52 69 20 17 -1 21 -6 17 23
21 Los Angeles 51 70 31 16 9 29 0 19 21
22 Detroit 55 66 28 21 2 27 1 18 22
23 Nashville 50 71 17 24 -6 15 2 15 25
24 Dover 54 67 29 26 -2 23 2 18 22
25 Atlanta  50 71 22 30 0 11 -4 15 25
26 Colorado 48 73 26 32 0 1 0 15 25
27 St. Louis 54 67 27 20 -2 30 0 17 23
28 New York (AL) 50 71 21 22 -1 26 -2 16 24
29 Cincinnati 49 72 25 29 -2 18 -4 15 25
30 Boise 51 70 18 18 -5 28 -1 14 26
31 Portland 47 74 23 14 -5 32 0 12 28
32 Colorado Springs 47 74 32 31 0 21 2 15 25

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Season 33 All-Star Coverage

The All-Star break is here for Season 33, so let's see who made this season's teams!

In the AL, Cheyenne led the way with 7 All-Stars, with Pawtucket having the next most with 4. Pawtucket's Thomas Hutchinson leads this season's AL squad, making his 10th All-Star appearance! There were 9 first-time All-Stars on the AL roster this season.

In the NL, Florida had a most impressive 9 All-Stars, one of the highest totals to date!  Montgomery also had 5 players make the squad.   It's a young squad for the NL this season, with no players having over 5 career appearances and 16 first-time All-Stars!

Here are this season's complete rosters!

American League All-Stars
Starters
Player
Team 
Appearance
C
Sean Dahl
Colorado Springs
5th
1B
Cyrus Morton
Cheyenne
2nd
2B
Wandy Guillen
Cheyenne
2nd
3B
Davey Franco
Jackson
2nd
SS
Clem Davis
Pawtucket
1st
LF
Giovanny Stanley
Cheyenne
1st
CF
P.J. Roberts
Boston
4th
RF
Ryan Martin
Pawtucket
4th
DH
Robert Hamilton
Houston
2nd

Pitchers
Player
Team 
Appearance
P
Carlos Colome
Salem
3rd
P
Troy Hudek
Charlotte
4th
P
Armando Merced
Houston
3rd
P
Thomas Hutchinson
Pawtucket
10th
P
Yeico Oliva
Cheyenne
4th
P
Braeden Abercrombie
Sacramento
3rd
P
Bob Graves
Cheyenne
4th
P
Antone O'Neill
Salem
1st
P
Olmedo Valdez
St. Louis
1st
P
Bob Berg
Cheyenne
3rd
P
Francisco Aramboles
Cheyenne
9th
P
Yeico Miranda
Pawtucket
4th
P
Tony Mota
St. Louis
4th

Reserves
Player
Team 
Appearance
C
Rob Gagne
Charlotte
1st
1B
Albert Cruz
Milwaukee
8th
2B
Hipolito Villar
Jackson
1st
3B
Tony Cassevah
Salem
4th
SS
Ugueth Perez
Fargo
2nd
LF
Emmanuel Moore
Charlotte
1st
CF
Norman Berry
Little Rock
1st
RF
Rubby Javier
Boston
1st

AL All-Stars by Team
Cheyenne 7
Pawtucket 4
Charlotte 3
Salem 3
Boston 2
Houston 2
Jackson 2
St. Louis 2
Colorado Springs 1
Fargo 1
Little Rock 1
Milwaukee 1
Sacramento 1

National League All-Stars
Starters
Player
Team 
Appearance
C
Michael Mancuso
Monterrey
2nd
1B
Julian Barber
Colorado
2nd
2B
Gerry Camilli
Florida
1st
3B
Yasmany Cubillan
Florida
1st
SS
Wesley Magadan
Montgomery
1st
LF
Wiki Unamuno
Montgomery
5th
CF
Hod Haynes
Colorado
1st
RF
Edinson Hernandez
Montgomery
5th

Pitchers
Player
Team 
Appearance
P
Juan Belliard
New York
3rd
P
Eric Owings
Dover
2nd
P
Red Collins
Florida
4th
P
Bryant Landrum
Monterrey
3rd
P
Red Watten
Florida
1st
P
Steve Douglas
Buffalo
1st
P
Jason Sprague
Florida
1st
P
Alberto Gonzalez
Colorado
1st
P
Philip Jenkins
Montgomery
1st
P
Felix Tanaka
Cleveland
1st
P
Felipe Barrios
Florida
1st
P
Bo Nelson
Florida
4th
P
Dock Kramer
Monterrey
4th
P
David Martin
Dover
2nd

Reserves
Player
Team 
Appearance
C
Edgardo Vazquez
Kansas City
2nd
1B
Albert Pineda
Florida
5th
2B
Tony Cespedes
Montgomery
1st
3B
Eli Calixte
Dover
2nd
SS
Jumbo Camacho
Buffalo
1st
LF
Dennis Stewart
Florida
1st
CF
J.T. Constanza
Minnesota
1st
RF
Louie Bennett
Buffalo
1st

NL All-Stars by Team
Florida 9
Montgomery 5
Buffalo 3
Colorado 3
Dover 3
Monterrey 3
Cleveland 1
Kansas City 1
Minnesota 1
New York 1

Results
National League 6
American League 7
W - Miranda
L - Gonzalez
S - Valdez
HR - U. Perez

All-Star Game MVP - Ugueth Perez, Fargo - 2-3, HR, 2 RBI, R
Home Run Derby Winner - Rubby Javier, Boston - 31 HR
Futures Game MVP - Olmedo Feliz, Boston - 1-2, HR, RBI

Friday, January 27, 2017

Season 33 Power Rankings #2

We've hit the half way point of Season 33, so it's time for another edition of the power rankings!  And by the slightest of margins, we have a new #1, and it's Florida!  The world's top pitching staff combined with a very good offense has propelled them to the top spot.  We're see if the curse of the #1 ranking continues for dodgersrays!  Previous #1 Cheyenne falls to #2, but it's more like 1A.  A feisty Pawtucket squad comes in at #3, followed by Salem and Montgomery rounding out the top 5. Now for the biggest climbers and biggest falls since the last rankings!

Biggest Climbers: #17 Nashville (+14), #21 New York (AL) (+11), #18 Boise (+10), #15 Little Rock (+9)

Biggest Falls: #30 Richmond (-15), #22 Atlanta (-10), #29 Dover (-11), #20 Milwaukee (-7)

Here are the complete rankings, good luck to all in what should be a very interesting second half!

Pitching Offense LAST 40
Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Florida 57 24 2 1 3 6 -1 27 13
2 Cheyenne 56 25 1 4 -2 3 -1 27 13
3 Pawtucket 49 32 6 3 2 9 4 26 14
4 Salem 53 28 5 5 1 8 4 25 15
5 Montgomery 47 34 7 8 3 4 2 24 16
6 Cleveland 47 34 12 10 12 11 0 27 13
7 Houston 49 32 4 2 -1 18 -3 22 18
8 Buffalo  52 29 3 7 1 13 -5 21 19
9 Jackson 46 35 8 6 6 18 -3 22 18
10 Minnesota 43 38 9 15 -6 12 5 20 20
11 New York (NL) 41 40 14 12 -5 20 7 22 18
12 Monterrey 42 39 11 17 3 10 0 20 20
13 Boston  40 41 21 28 3 2 1 21 19
14 Charlotte  40 41 16 29 -1 5 2 21 19
15 Little Rock 41 40 24 26 -2 16 3 24 16
16 Kansas City 40 41 19 14 2 21 1 21 19
17 Nashville 35 46 31 18 7 17 8 19 21
18 Boise 37 44 28 13 2 27 3 20 20
19 Fargo 35 46 27 10 0 31 1 21 19
20 Milwaukee 35 46 13 16 3 15 -6 15 25
21 New York (AL) 34 47 32 21 6 24 0 21 19
22 Atlanta  35 46 10 30 -9 7 -3 15 25
23 Portland 35 46 17 9 -6 32 -1 16 24
24 Sacramento 35 46 25 20 3 22 -5 18 22
25 Cincinnati 34 47 30 27 2 14 6 18 22
26 Colorado 33 48 20 32 -2 1 0 16 24
27 St. Louis 37 44 22 18 0 30 -2 16 24
28 Detroit 37 44 23 23 3 28 -2 17 23
29 Dover 36 45 18 24 -7 25 -4 16 24
30 Richmond 31 50 15 22 -9 26 -3 12 28
31 Los Angeles 32 49 26 25 -11 29 0 15 25
32 Colorado Springs 32 49 29 31 1 23 -9 15 25

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Season 33 Power Rankings #1

Season 33 is in full gear, and already it's time to check in with the first power rankings of the regular season!  At the top, we have Cheyenne holding on to their preseason #1 ranking.  Their solid play is not at all surprising.  The next two spots are occupied by division foes, with Florida at #2 and the team with the best record so far, Buffalo at #3, who was ranked 20th in the preseason polls (doh!). Houston and Salem round out the top 5 at #4 and 5 respectively.  Now, for the biggest climbers and biggest falls since the preseason rankings!

Biggest Climbers: #10 Atlanta (+18), #3 Buffalo (+17), #17 Portland (+15), #16 Charlotte (+11), #6 Pawtucket (+10), #15 Richmond (+10)

Biggest Falls: #30 Cincinnati (-25), #26 Los Angeles (-14), #19 Kansas City (-10), #20 Colorado (-9), #24 Little Rock (-9)

There was a lot of volatility, and being this early on, a lot could still change.  Good luck to all, and here are the complete rankings!

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

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Season 33 Preseason Power Rankings

These are a little late due to the Holidays, but here are your Preseason Power Rankings!  These are based on Opening Day rosters.  Houston (formerly Texas) has been the top team for the past 4 preseasons, but they were just edged out by Cheyenne, who made major waves in Free Agency.  Still a lot of good teams, so it should be an interesting season.  Good luck and here are the rankings!

Starting Relief 
Pitching Pitching Offense Fielding
Team  W L Rank Rank Rank Rank
1 Cheyenne 102 60 2 23 2 7
2 Houston 113 49 1 1 16 2
3 Montgomery 102 60 12 2 1 12
4 Salem 105 57 3 9 10 7
5 Cincinnati 89 73 4 28 7 30
6 Florida 109 53 7 17 6 7
7 Monterrey 87 75 21 5 3 31
8 Cleveland 88 74 14 20 5 2
9 Kansas City 79 83 10 6 15 1
10 Dover 79 83 17 3 8 25
11 Colorado 64 98 16 15 8 22
12 Los Angeles 75 87 15 16 11 19
13 New York (NL) 93 69 5 29 20 25
14 Jackson 75 87 6 11 23 16
15 Little Rock 65 97 8 30 14 22
16 Pawtucket 104 58 13 4 22 29
17 Boston  70 92 18 26 12 19
18 Minnesota 75 87 22 22 19 7
19 Milwaukee 78 84 27 12 18 5
20 Buffalo  82 80 24 10 21 12
21 St. Louis 74 88 20 7 24 16
22 Sacramento 69 93 28 19 12 32
23 Nashville 66 96 9 24 27 25
24 New York (AL) 76 86 25 13 26 2
25 Richmond 75 87 23 27 25 12
26 Colorado Springs 52 110 31 18 16 5
27 Charlotte  62 100 19 8 29 19
28 Atlanta  90 72 32 32 4 25
29 Fargo 85 77 11 14 31 22
30 Boise 81 81 30 25 28 7
31 Detroit 78 84 26 21 32 16
32 Portland 50 112 29 31 30 12