Friday, May 30, 2014

Season 23 Final Regular Season Power Rankings

The regular season is over for Cobbfather Season 23, but before we put it in the books, it's time for the final power rankings of the season.  It was interesting season for sure, the AL South was extraordinarily good, while the AL West was equally as bad, and 2 teams posted dominant win totals.  In the end it was Atlanta finishing #1 with an impressive 108 wins, and Dover coming in at #2, who can't be counted out to complete the three-peat.  A surging Charlotte team finished #3, and Pawtucket comes in at #4, who posted great numbers and had a nice stretch run.  Upstart San Juan rounds out the top 5.  It will be an interesting postseason for sure, will the 2 dominant regular season teams meet in a World Season rematch?  It won't be an easy road for either.   Good luck to the playoff teams and here are the complete final rankings!


Team  W L PREV   Comments
1 Atlanta  108 54 1 Strong finish to cap a very impressive season
2 Dover 107 55 2 Look primed to make a run at the three-peat
3 Charlotte  98 64 7 Excellent season, a very well-balanced team
4 Pawtucket 92 70 12 Great finish and probably ever better then their record
5 San Juan 90 72 5 They're in as a wildcard, offense has stepped it up
6 Boston  96 66 3 Bad finish, not that they had much to play for 
7 Tampa Bay  89 73 10 Solid record in world's best division, yet no playoffs
8 Helena 88 74 14 A very respectable season in winning their division
9 Buffalo  85 77 15 Nice finish, but just missed the playoffs
10 Houston 87 75 9 Not great down the stretch, but won the division
11 Florida 86 76 11 Playoffs after 4 seasons with wins in the 50's, impressive
12 Pittsburgh  86 76 4 Tough stretch run, but had the division fairly wrapped up
13 Louisville 87 75 6 Stumbled down the stretch in a very tough division
14 Los Angeles 88 74 8 Won the division with outstanding pitching yet again 
15 Ottawa 83 79 13 Heading in the right direction, but more offense needed
16 St. Louis 81 81 16 Not a bad team, could be a player or two away
17 Salt Lake City 81 81 22 Pitching took a step forward down the stretch
18 Austin  82 80 20 Fantastic finish gets them over the .500 mark, good sign
19 Rochester 78 84 21 Good offense, but pitching was fairly mediocre 
20 Syracuse  77 85 29 Played great down the stretch with improved pitching
21 New York  78 84 23 The pitching isn't there yet, but look to be improving
22 Trenton 77 85 19 Pretty middle of the road across the board numbers wise
23 Texas 80 82 17 Not great the last 40, but overall the numbers aren't bad
24 Little Rock 74 88 18 Offensive powerhouse didn't get the pitching to contend
25 Las Vegas 71 91 26 A little more offense is needed to take the next step
26 Colorado Springs 74 88 24 Introducing your AL West Champions!!!!
27 Durham  69 93 25 Offense didn't produce as you'd expect in their park
28 San Francisco 64 98 27 Great offensively, if they ever improve pitching, look out
29 Seattle  69 93 28 Still can't get over the hump offensive, pitching is decent
30 Albuquerque 58 104 30 Sub-par pitchers got rocked, salary cap was an issue 
31 Salem 55 107 32 AL West is up for grabs, so a quick rebound is possible
32 Philadelphia 55 107 31 Not quite there yet, but should have some good youth

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