Thursday, December 26, 2013

Season 22 Preseason Power Rankings

Season 22 is right around the corner, and it's time to take a look at the preseason power rankings before the season gets under way.   Defending champion Dover remains atop the rankings, but there are a lot of solid contenders who could give them a run for their money.  Here are your complete preseason power rankings!


Season 21

Team  W L   Comments
1 Dover 114 48 The defending champs will be tough to beat
2 Vancouver  96 66 Seemingly always in the mix at the end
3 Tampa Bay  93 69 Looking solid all around yet again
4 Los Angeles 95 67 Made some moves to improve offense, so look out
5 Colorado Springs 89 73 Active in FA, and have made last 2 World Series
6 Buffalo  91 71 Very good across the board, should contend again
7 Pittsburgh  89 73 Came on strong at the end of last season
8 St. Louis 94 68 Should have another very good season
9 Houston 93 69 No reason to think they won't be good again
10 Boston  90 72 Not sure about bullpen, but solid everywhere else
11 Little Rock 92 70 Lost a few FA's, but still a very good team 
12 Atlanta  85 77 If owner is really committed, they will be solid
13 Rochester 85 77 If the pitching improves, they could be in the mix 
14 Louisville 83 79 Very strong offensively, we'll see about the pitching
15 Charlotte  80 82 If they can get a little more offense, look out
16 Salem 82 80 Pretty well-balanced, can they take the next step
17 Salt Lake City 89 73 Should be pretty good again, pretty much held steady
18 Detroit  86 76 Lost a bunch of Type B Free Agents, so we'll see
19 Burlington  76 86 Added a couple of pieces, so could be better
20 Helena 85 77 Losing Nieves is tough, but they still could be good
21 Las Vegas 75 87 Capable of improving on last season's record for sure
22 Ottawa 77 85 This team has been getting better, so we'll see
23 Durham  81 81 It's hit or miss with this team, you just never know
24 San Juan 75 87 Nieves was a nice add, offense needed a boost 
25 Austin  59 103 Very active in the FA market so should improve a lot
26 San Francisco 45 117 Out of Colorado now, which should help greatly
27 Texas 68 94 Looks pretty much the same as last season, we'll see
28 Syracuse  74 88 Not very active in the offseason, so jury is still out 
29 Seattle  69 93 Should have some good prospects coming up soon
30 New York  63 99 Could be another year of rebuilding here
31 Philadelphia 62 100 Not sure how much they'll improve this season yet
32 Jacksonville 57 105 This rebuild will take a few more seasons, but good start

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