Friday, December 26, 2014

Season 25 Final Power Rankings

Here are the end of the season rankings, a bit delayed due to the holidays.  Enjoy!

Team  W L PREV    Comments
1 Atlanta  116 46 1 Another simply outstanding regular season for them
2 Boston  111 51 2 2nd best record by 16 games and still a 5 seed
3 Pawtucket 93 69 4 Delivered another strong finish, with numbers up overall
4 Texas 91 71 7 Great finish as numbers got better, will be a tough out
5 Colorado Springs 93 69 13 Tied for best record the last 40, so they're hot as well
6 Las Vegas 89 73 14 Nice stretch run, just missed playoffs in tough division
7 Houston 90 72 3 Struggled over the last 40, but still a strong team 
8 Florida 90 72 8 Very nice season, the pitching improved the last 40
9 Salt Lake City 90 72 6 Winners of a very tough division, solid team overall
10 Jacksonville 95 67 5 3rd best record is a very good accomplishment for them
11 Los Angeles 88 74 16 Great down the stretch, but still just missed the playoffs
12 Buffalo  89 73 10 Barely made it in the playoffs with very good pitching
13 New York (AL) 82 80 12 They got the 2nd AL Wild Card, solid pitching staff
14 Cleveland 84 78 11 Not a bad season at all, could be a player or two away
15 Santa Fe 84 78 15 Seems Santa Fe works for this team, but struggled late
16 Arizona 86 76 9 Rough last 40 ended up costing them a playoff spot
17 Austin  76 86 28 Did very well down the stretch, which is a good sign
18 San Francisco 75 87 22 Took a step forward this season and finished strong
19 Seattle  78 84 17 Also improved, as the offense was better this season
20 Salem 78 84 27 Nice finish, as their pitching came around a bit 
21 Trenton 75 87 18 In a very tough division, their offense did well
22 Tampa Bay  77 85 19 Came on toward the end, but slow start hurt them
23 Charlotte  71 91 23 Good offense, but pitching was an issue for them
24 Philadelphia 67 95 26 Decent down the stretch, but offense was a weakness
25 Cincinnati 70 92 25 Pitching staff never quite came together this season
26 Dover 69 93 29 Committed to rebuilding, offense will need to improve
27 Durham  75 87 20 Had 2 top teams in division, and tough park for pitching
28 Louisville 68 94 21 Pitching was an issue, but offense was not bad
29 St. Louis 61 101 30 Despite some additions, the offense didn't produce
30 Syracuse  66 96 24 Really rough stretch run, poor pitching was an issue
31 New York (NL) 58 104 31 Rebuilding this season, so results not surprising
32 Cheyenne 57 105 32 Their pitching was bad, and didn't get much on offense

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