Thursday, May 1, 2014

Season 23 Power Rankings #2

We're half way through Season 23, and it is time to weigh in with another edition of the power rankings.  It has been quite an interesting season, with no clear cut #1 team, yet someone has to take that top spot, and it is Dover.  Although not a dominant #1 as in the past few seasons, they have been playing solid ball lately and are leading the way in the NL.  Atlanta drops to #2, as they have fallen off slightly since the last rankings, but still a force to be reckoned with.   The hottest team in the world, Charlotte, comes in at #3 and if they keep this up, could be headed to the top spot in the next rankings.   It will certainly be interesting to see how it all plays out, here are the complete rankings!


Team  W L PREV    Comments
1 Dover 51 30 2 Numbers are up all around since the last rankings
2 Atlanta  51 30 1 Stats are down overall, but still one of the best 
3 Charlotte  52 29 13 Killing it since the last rankings, can they keep it up?
4 Boston  50 31 4 Offense is crushing it, with bullpen help on the way
5 Helena 48 33 9 Playing very well, and look to be a legit contender
6 Pawtucket 47 34 7 Top team in pitching right now and offense is good
7 Louisville 48 33 8 Pitching looks questionable, but they are winning 
8 Houston 44 37 16 Bouncing back after a very slow start, look tough
9 San Juan 45 36 12 Very nice offense, and the pitching is holding its own
10 Los Angeles 44 37 15 Pitching is lights out, but offense is a question mark
11 Ottawa 44 37 17 Getting great pitching, and are in the thick of things
12 Tampa Bay  43 38 3 Rough stretch as of late, but capable of bouncing back
13 Buffalo  42 39 6 Not playing well lately, but still a very good squad
14 Pittsburgh  41 40 11 Hanging in, and certainly capable of a strong finish
15 Florida 43 38 19 Really playing well, considering their recent history
16 Rochester 41 40 14 Struggling a bit as of late with numbers down overall
17 St. Louis 40 41 23 Huge improvement in pitching has them playing better
18 Salt Lake City 41 40 10 Pitching is down as of late, but offense improving
19 Texas 40 41 22 Pitching has been better recently, which is a good sign
20 Little Rock 39 42 5 Not playing well since last rankings, really fell off
21 Las Vegas 35 46 26 Showing significant improvement after horrific start
22 Syracuse  40 41 28 Also have shown major improvement over last 40
23 Trenton 36 45 24 Holding their own lately, but offense is a bit down lately
24 Seattle  38 43 27 Showed all around improvement, progress is in motion
25 New York  39 42 21 Not playing terrible, but offense has been down lately
26 Austin  35 46 20 Not playing well as of late, as all numbers are down
27 Colorado Springs 35 46 18 Horrible over the last 40, but yet still lead the division
28 San Francisco 33 48 25 Could still win division, good offense, horrible pitching
29 Durham  31 50 31 Major improvement, but bad start holds them down
30 Albuquerque 29 52 29 Pitching has been absolutely rocked this season 
31 Philadelphia 26 55 32 Pitching has improved, but offense has really struggled
32 Salem 25 56 30 Um, yeah, they're just not good this season

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