Thursday, February 12, 2015

Season 26 Power Rankings #1

Season 26 is well under way now and it's time to check in with the power rankings.  Atlanta holds on to the top spot with the league's best pitching staff.  Colorado Springs holds steady at #2, off to a great start.  Houston comes in at #3, and a very impressive offensive squad, Texas is at #4.  The top 4 are in a dead heat at this point, so it will be interesting to see if Atlanta pulls away again, or if someone else can dethrone them from the top spot.   Here are the complete rankings!


Team  W L PREV    Comments
1 Atlanta  28 12 1 Top pitching staff and great hitting keeps them on top
2 Colorado Springs 27 13 2 Living up to preseason hype with solid numbers overall
3 Houston 28 12 4 Offense is starting slow, but hasn't affected the win total
4 Texas 27 13 6 Out of this world offense so far, pitching is good enough
5 New York (AL) 26 14 17 Fantastic start with great pitching and solid offense
6 Buffalo  24 16 11 Solid numbers overall, they are amongst the NL's best
7 Arizona 24 16 14 Impressive offense to go with solid pitching thus far
8 Philadelphia 23 17 15 Pitching has been excellent, offense middle of the road
9 Cleveland 23 17 16 #2 pitching staff and good offense has them moving up 
10 Las Vegas 22 18 3 Not getting a lot of offense, but pitching has been great
11 Charlotte  21 19 23 The offense is really firing early on, and pitching not bad
12 Santa Fe 22 18 28 Disproving preseason ranking, the offense is still there
13 Boston  18 22 7 Tough schedule, and pitching seems to have regressed
14 Pawtucket 19 21 8 Typical slow start for them, pitching not doing well yet
15 Florida 19 21 9 Numbers are solid so far, so they can certainly move up
16 Austin  22 18 22 Winning record is nice, but offense is a bit of a concern
17 St. Louis 21 19 26 Fantastic pitching so far, but the bats are a bit cold
18 Tampa Bay  21 19 29 Nice offensive numbers, but pitching hasn't been great
19 Salem 19 21 21 They are getting production on offense, but not pitching
20 Los Angeles 16 24 10 Pitching hasn't come through for them up to this point
21 Salt Lake City 15 25 5 The defending champs have stumbled out of the gate
22 Jacksonville 19 21 12 Decent numbers so far that reflect their record well
23 Trenton 18 22 13 Bats not doing much, and pitching is about average
24 El Paso 18 22 24 Pitching has been rocked, but offense is not bad
25 Dover 18 22 25 They're middle of the road numbers wise to this point
26 San Francisco 17 23 19 Pitching has been hit hard, and offense slow so far
27 Seattle  15 25 18 Pitching not where it needs to be in their park right now
28 Cincinnati 15 25 27 Pitching is off to slow start, but offense has been ok
29 Syracuse  14 26 30 Very nice offense, but pitching has been destroyed
30 Cheyenne 14 26 31 They're not over the hump yet based on the numbers
31 New York (NL) 16 24 32 Looks like they are still rebuilding at this point in time
32 Durham  11 29 20 AWOL owner, let's hope for a jwinkler sighting soon

No comments: