Sunday, June 9, 2013

Season 20 Preseason Power Rankings

Season 20 will be starting very shortly, and it's time to take a look at the preseason power rankings.  Last season there was a great deal of parity at the top with a different #1 every edition of the rankings.  In the end it was the preseason #1 Vancouver that took the title.  Will the same hold true this year?  Will new contenders emerge?  A season full of questions lies ahead, but we've done our best to rank the teams going into the season.  Enjoy!



Season 19

Team  W L Comments
1 Vancouver  94 68 Hard to go against the back-to-back champs
2 Buffalo  105 57 Best record in the world last season, great pitching
3 Pittsburgh  102 60 100+ wins each of the last 2 seasons
4 Little Rock 92 70 Put up incredible numbers last season
5 Dover 96 66 Lost in the Series, can they take the next step?
6 Tampa Bay  88 74 Haselman plus a nice offense, always tough to beat 
7 Colorado Springs 91 71 Shored up the bullpen with Camilli, looking good
8 Kansas City  96 66 Looking pretty good with a solid roster
9 Boston  93 69 Offense will be solid, pitching will be key
10 Durham  93 69 Looking like a very balanced team, should be solid
11 Minnesota  86 76 Made some good acquisitions this offseason
12 Detroit  85 77 Added SS Borders, will it propel them to the next level?
13 El Paso  87 75 Looking very balanced and should contend 
14 Los Angeles 85 77 Pitching is tremendous, will the offense come through?
15 Burlington  84 78 Made big strides last season, and should continue
16 Atlanta  69 93 Cerda was won 2 MVPs and they have solid prospects
17 Cleveland  87 75 Pitching is the big question mark for this team
18 Boise 87 75 Looked great at times last season, but inconsistent
19 Syracuse  75 87 Active in FA market, is this the season it comes together?
20 Austin  78 84 Offense will need to pick it up to contend
21 Omaha  78 84 The bats are question mark for this squad as well
22 St. Louis 75 87 Decent squad, wasn't able to put it together last season
23 Helena 74 88 Good offense, can the pitching step up? 
24 Philadelphia 74 88 Offense was a bit sub-par last season, will they improve?
25 New York  73 89 Just so-so last season, we'll see if they break out
26 Honolulu  75 87 Pitching was an issue last season
27 Charlotte  72 90 Team is improving, wouldn't be surprised if they move up
28 Florida  67 95 Maybe they can get some help on offense from the minors
29 Seattle  68 94 Came on at the end of last season, will it continue? 
30 Texas 65 97 Pitching was a problem for them, may be a season away
31 Colorado  48 114 Pitching got destroyed last season, we'll see what they do
32 Washington  50 112 Not moving in a positive direction, unless owner steps up

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