Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Season 19 Quarter Season Power Rankings

Leon Jackson - Senior Writer - Cobbfather Post Gazette

A quarter of the season is over and it's time to update the power rankings.  There is a #1 has the defending champs Vancouver are a bit slow out of the gate, but still have a nice record.  But the new #1 is Little Rock whose stats across the board have been elite thus far.  The biggest leap up the rankings was made by Boise, who jumped from preseason #23 all the way up to #2.  Buffalo, Cleveland and Minnesota all made huge leaps as well.  Congrats on the great starts!   Here's the full ranking through the first quarter of the season.


Team  W L PREV Comments
1 Little Rock 25 15 7 Playing elite, #1 in offense and great pitching
2 Boise 25 15 23 What a jump!  Excellent start across the board!
3 Tampa Bay  24 16 2 Rock solid so far, as expected
4 Pittsburgh  25 15 4 Pitching has been incredibly solid so far
5 Buffalo  26 14 18 #1 in pitching, and offense is holding its weight
6 Durham  27 13 11 Best record, but pitching moves them down
7 Colorado Springs 26 14 3 Playing great, still amongst elite, # 3-7 is tight
8 Dover 26 14 10 Great offense, but pitching hasn't been great.  
9 Vancouver  24 16 1 Not getting pitching so far, but offense is great. 
10 Cleveland  23 17 21 Nice jump here, can the pitching hold up? 
11 Minnesota  22 18 25 Big jump, and they may be underachieving!
12 Kansas City  24 16 5 Solid play across the board, but not elite
13 Boston  22 18 15 Decent numbers so far, can they do more? 
14 Syracuse  21 19 12 Average across the board, do they have more? 
15 El Paso  20 20 6 Numbers say they should improve
16 Los Angeles 22 18 9 Fantastic pitching, but offense is weak so far
17 Detroit  19 21 16 Underachieving a bit, will pitching improve?
18 St. Louis 18 22 8 Underachieving, but pitching is a good sign
19 Omaha  20 20 17 Great pitching, but offense not producing at all
20 Atlanta  17 23 22 Underachieving, but better pitching would help
21 Burlington  20 20 24 Nice start on offense, will pitching improve? 
22 New York (NL) 20 20 13 Decent start, will the offense step it up?
23 Honolulu  21 19 31 Nice start, but they may be overachieving a bit
24 Arizona  14 26 20 Slugging well, but pitching is getting hammered
25 Charlotte  20 20 30 Overachieving some, but .500 start is good
26 Austin  16 24 14 Offense is slow out of the gate
27 New York (AL) 15 25 19 Underachieving a bit, could be tough sched
28 Colorado  12 28 27 Pitching is getting completely obliterated so far
29 Washington 9 31 26 In a tough division, numbers say they're better
30 Florida  15 25 32 Possibly the worst offense in the league so far
31 Texas 11 29 28 Pitching has been rough and the bats cold
32 Seattle 11 29 29 Rough start all around, particularly pitching

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