Saturday, February 22, 2014

Season 22 Final Power Rankings

Season 22 is in the books, so it's time for the final power rankings of the season.  The top 4 remained the same, as all were equally solid down the stretch, and won 105 or more games.  But that doesn't mean there aren't some strong contenders to challenge them.  Atlanta looked great down the stretch, and comes in at number 5 and hopes to carry that momentum to help fulfill a promised World Series title.  Los Angeles is looking good right now too, coming in at #6.  Should be an interesting postseason, here are the final rankings.  Good luck to the playoff teams!


Team  W L PREV    Comments
1 Dover 109 53 1 Holds on to #1 with impressive stats all around 
2 Tampa Bay  109 53 2 A really close #2, no doubt they are a great team 
3 Pittsburgh  105 57 3 Looking good at playoff time, could give Dover a run
4 Boston  105 57 4 Struggled a bit down the stretch, but still good 
5 Atlanta  96 66 7 Turning it up in hopes of fulfilling WS title promise 
6 Los Angeles 92 70 8 Offense improved, which they'll need in the playoffs
7 St. Louis 89 73 16 Impressive stretch run, hot going into the playoffs
8 Houston 94 68 5 Not great down the stretch, but a very solid team 
9 Helena 87 75 11 Nice stretch run to grab an NL Wild Card spot
10 Little Rock 86 76 12 Missed playoffs, but should bounce back next season
11 Buffalo  88 74 6 Grabbed NL Wild Card, despite rough stretch run
12 Las Vegas 86 76 10 Good season, but faltered down the stretch a bit 
13 Durham  88 74 13 Got an AL Wild Card, which is always a good thing
14 San Juan 83 79 18 It's starting to come together, will be good next season
15 Ottawa 81 81 19 Offense was a weakness, but still a good season 
16 Austin  84 78 14 Not a bad season at all, bats could use more punch
17 Detroit  80 82 22 Amazing stretch run, could be sign of things to come
18 Salt Lake City 80 82 21 Good team, a victim of an incredibly tough division
19 Charlotte  82 80 9 Faltered towards the end, but not a bad team at all
20 Louisville 77 85 15 Rough stretch run, they have a very good offense
21 Syracuse  75 87 28 Played much better down the stretch, a good sign
22 Colorado Springs 73 89 20 Did they really win their division?  Wow!
23 Vancouver  70 92 17 Wheels fell off, probably sad about the retiring owner
24 Rochester 74 88 26 Pitching was bad, but over .500 down the stretch
25 Salem 71 91 24 Numbers were middle of the pack all around
26 Burlington  69 93 25 Incredibly tough division didn't help them this season
27 New York  72 90 23 Bad stretch run, and middle of the pack stats wise
28 Seattle  61 101 29 Great pitching, hitting is tough going in that park 
29 Texas 67 95 27 Offense just wasn't there this season for them 
30 San Francisco 55 107 31 Still need to work on their pitching, which was last 
31 Philadelphia 51 111 32 Looks to be full rebuild mode here, rough season 
32 Jacksonville 53 109 30 Rebuilding too, we'll see what next year holds for them

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Season 22 Power Rankings # 3

We're headed down the home stretch of Season 22, but before that it's time to check in with another edition of the power rankings.  The top teams continued to play very well since the last rankings, with not a lot of movement at the top.  Dover holds on to the top spot again, with the offense stepping it up even further as of late.   Tampa Bay is a very close 2nd, playing incredible ball as of late.   Pittsburgh has shown they are capable of giving Dover a run for their money in the NL, as they've been playing outstanding since the last rankings, and they come in at #3.   Other teams are playing very well also, but the teams above them didn't falter.  Here's the complete power rankings!


Team  W L PREV    Comments
1 Dover 83 38 1 Staying on top, thanks to offense turning it up
2 Tampa Bay  82 39 2 Creeping closer to the top spot, playing great 
3 Pittsburgh  79 42 4 Playing fantastic, the offense has stepped it up
4 Boston  80 41 3 Playing solid ball still for sure, holding steady
5 Houston 73 48 5 Getting it done with solid all around play
6 Buffalo  69 52 6 Pitching has been great, getting them W's
7 Atlanta  69 52 7 Offense is coming around, in the AL mix for sure
8 Los Angeles 66 55 11 Winning games with pitching, can bats come around?
9 Charlotte  65 56 15 Solid across the board numbers wise, playing well
10 Las Vegas 67 54 16 Pitching really stepped up to get them NL West lead
11 Helena 63 58 17 Showing improvement pitching wise, great offense
12 Little Rock 66 55 8 Pitching is coming around for them, offense is solid
13 Durham  69 52 9 Improved pitching, but offense fell off a bit 
14 Austin  63 58 12 Offense showed a slight uptick, which is a good sign
15 Louisville 60 61 19 Played very well since the last rankings
16 St. Louis 62 59 10 Below .500 since last rankings, but still a solid team
17 Vancouver  58 63 18 In the lead in the AL West, which is still for the taking
18 San Juan 60 61 20 Making strides this season, but not sure about pitching
19 Ottawa 58 63 25 Major improvement in pitching since the last rankings
20 Colorado Springs 56 65 26 Still in the thick of it in AL West, despite rebuild
21 Salt Lake City 57 64 14 Have fallen off a bit, the offense is down some
22 Detroit  53 68 23 Playing a bit better as of late, may be coming around
23 New York  56 65 27 Numbers improved overall since last rankings
24 Salem 53 68 24 Offense has been better, but pitching is down a bit
25 Burlington  52 69 13 Wheels have fallen off lately, numbers down overall
26 Rochester 53 68 29 .500 since last rankings, but pitching is still an issue
27 Texas 53 68 21 Pitching stats ballooned a bit since last rankings
28 Syracuse  53 68 22 Not playing well lately, but offense is pretty good
29 Seattle  45 76 28 Playing better, and numbers have been up lately
30 Jacksonville 42 79 32 Not getting much offense at all has been an issue
31 San Francisco 37 84 31 Pitching is improving some, but not much offense here
32 Philadelphia 34 87 30 In a major slump, offense has been an issue for them