Monday, November 24, 2014

Season 25 Power Rankings #2

As the midway point of season 25 is upon us, it's time for another edition of the power rankings!  Not surprisingly Atlanta maintains the top spot, with a star-studded roster.   AL East foe Boston checks in at #2.  Houston is still playing well and comes in at #3.  After that, there was a bit of a shift in the rankings, as we saw some new teams pop into the top 10.  Here are the complete rankings, good luck in the second half!


Team  W L PREV    Comments
1 Atlanta  60 22 1 Rolling along and playing well as expected
2 Boston  58 24 3 Looks like one of the best AL 5 seeds in a while
3 Houston 52 30 2 Offense tailed off some, but still incredibly solid
4 Arizona 48 34 8 Continued solid play in tough division lands them in top 5
5 Las Vegas 47 35 18 Top pitching team now and offense is good enough
6 Pawtucket 44 38 12 Solid across the board, looking like a contender again
7 Jacksonville 48 34 21 Tremendous over the last 40, can the pitching hold up?
8 Santa Fe 48 34 10 Really doing well in this park, and pitching improved
9 Colorado Springs 46 36 6 Mediocre since last rankings, as pitching got hit some
10 Los Angeles 44 38 16 Numbers up overall after a slow start, so they move up
11 Salt Lake City 43 39 4 They hit a cold spell, but still are a very good squad
12 Buffalo  44 38 5 Defending champs hit a rough patch too, bats are ice cold
13 Texas 42 40 9 Numbers held steady, but losing record over the last 40
14 New York (AL) 41 41 7 Numbers are down overall, and it affected their win total
15 Seattle  40 42 11 Offense held steady, but it didn't translate to more wins
16 St. Louis 40 42 24 Bounced back from slow start as the offense heated up
17 Durham  42 40 14 Numbers are better, but in a very tough division for sure
18 Florida 40 42 13 Pitching improved, but the offense slowed down some
19 Louisville 38 44 19 Pitching has been hit hard since the last rankings
20 Trenton 39 43 15 They fell off a bit record wise, but pitching has improved
21 San Francisco 36 46 23 Good offense, and the pitching is up, but still shaky
22 Cleveland 37 45 20 Pitching got hit pretty hard since the last rankings
23 Charlotte  36 46 17 Offense slowed down, which resulted in a tough last 40
24 Dover 36 46 29 Pitching took a big step forward, but bats are ice cold
25 Syracuse  37 45 26 Pitching continues to be an issue for them it seems
26 Cincinnati 33 49 31 Looks like some pitching issues were fixed, which is good
27 Philadelphia 29 53 22 Offense sputtered and it's been a rough last 40 games
28 Austin  35 47 25 Pitching got better, but offense not at a contender level
29 Cheyenne 32 50 32 They improved some and got some offense over last 40
30 Tampa Bay  33 49 28 Pitching improved, but the bats went stone cold 
31 Salem 33 49 27 Seems like the rebuild is still ongoing here
32 New York (NL) 31 51 30 Also seem to be rebuilding, as offense isn't there yet

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