Monday, November 10, 2014

Season 25 Power Rankings #1

The silver anniversary season of Cobbfather is out of the gates and it's time for the first power rankings of the season!   Atlanta remains #1 as they have been dominant, which was pretty much expected.  There is a strong pack of contenders behind them, let's see who has surprised and disappointed so far, here are the complete rankings!


Team  W L PREV    Comments
1 Atlanta  31 11 1 Extremely dominant after mediocre start, not surprising
2 Houston 28 14 2 Impressive so far, they are performing as expected so far
3 Boston  31 11 8 Great start, but the pitching hasn't exactly been dominant
4 Salt Lake City 24 18 3 Getting it done with great pitching and good enough hitting
5 Buffalo  26 16 5 The defending champs are amongst the best in pitching
6 Colorado Springs 26 16 6 Stepping it up in the AL West with a well-balanced attack
7 New York (AL) 24 18 14 Solid out of the gate, the pitching has been excellent
8 Arizona 23 19 13 Nice numbers across the board, nice start for them
9 Texas 23 19 16 Offense getting it done, pitching ok, but not great so far
10 Santa Fe 24 18 22 Apparently the extreme park suits them quite well
11 Seattle  23 19 24 Finally getting some offense, which is tough in that park
12 Pawtucket 20 22 4 Rough start again, they always seem to bounce back 
13 Florida 22 20 21 Improved, but not sure the offense is there to contend
14 Durham  23 19 26 Good start in a very tough division is a postivie sign 
15 Trenton 22 20 27 Started hot last season too, pitching is a question mark 
16 Los Angeles 21 21 11 Another typical slow starter who always gets back into it
17 Charlotte  21 21 15 Pitching is an issue, but their offense can definitely mash
18 Las Vegas 21 21 17 Amongst the best in pitching, but offense no there so far
19 Louisville 21 21 29 Solid on offense and the pitching is decent so far too
20 Cleveland 20 22 9 They aren't getting much offense, but pitching looks solid
21 Jacksonville 19 23 10 Slow start for them, but they've got some good talent
22 Philadelphia 17 25 25 Making strides with pitching and the offense is good
23 San Francisco 17 25 32 The pitching is getting hit hard, but offense is showing up
24 St. Louis 16 26 7 Offseason FA signings haven't boosted offense yet
25 Austin  18 24 18 Pitching is getting rocked, the offense can't keep up
26 Syracuse  18 24 28 Decent numbers so far, but not a contender quite yet
27 Salem 16 26 19 They haven't done much so far, pitching is really bad
28 Tampa Bay  16 26 20 Worst pitching in the league, but offense is pretty good
29 Dover 16 26 23 Rebuilding, and it looks like they have no bats left
30 New York (NL) 16 26 30 Offense is decent, pitching hasn't been there so far
31 Cincinnati 15 27 12 Pitching has been getting shelled, so rough going here
32 Cheyenne 14 28 31 Not getting anything at all from the offense at this point

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