Monday, March 20, 2017

Season 24 League Leaders

Here's a recap of the Season 24 League Leaders!

All-Time Top 5 Performances in Season 24
RBI - Max Acevedo, Helena - 183 - New Kenny Powers Record
Shutouts - Jarred Denham, Madison - 7 - New Kenny Powers Record
Runs - Ernest Hancock, Little Rock - 149 - 2nd All-Time
Shutouts - Ham Sampson, Seattle - 6 - Tied for 2nd All-Time
RBI - Angel Perez, Little Rock - 172 - 3rd All-Time
Innings Pitched - Boomer Lange, Chicago - 279.0 - 4th All-Time
RBI - Sherman Dunston, Boise - 165 - 5th All-Time
Strikeouts - Boomer Lange, Chicago - 269 - 5th All-Time
ERA - Tim Blair, Syracuse - 1.76 - Tied for 5th All-Time
Wins - Orlando Lee, Little Rock - 24 - Tied for 5th All-Time

Multiple Category Leaders
Boomer Lange, Chicago (NL) - 4 - Wins, Strikeouts, IP, QS
Max Acevedo, Helena (AL) - 3 - HR, RBI, SLG
Julio Park, Durham (NL) - 3 - RBI, SLG, OPS
John Greer, Boston (AL) - 2 - Hits, OPS
Nicholas Gil, Las Vegas (NL) - 2 - Wins, WHIP
Shawn Olson, Helena (AL) - ERA, WHIP
Jarred Denham, Madison (AL) - 2 - CG, Shutouts
Ham Sampson, Seattle (AL) - 2 - IP, CG

LEAGUE LEADERS
Offense
American League
Batting Average Sherman Dunston Boise .335
Home Runs Max Acevedo Helena 62
RBI Max Acevedo Helena 183
Stolen Bases Manuel Paez Madison 101
Hits John Greer Boston 214
Runs Ernest Hancock Little Rock 149
OBP Delino Santana Charlotte .418
SLG Max Acevedo Helena .670
OPS John Greer Boston 1.061
National League
Batting Average Deven Hernandez Honolulu .325
Home Runs Elmer Miller Honolulu 62
RBI Julio Park Durham 151
Stolen Bases Howie Hooper Burlington 62
Hits Andy Minor Honolulu 208
Runs Bert Crosby Durham 125
OBP Albert Valenzuela Buffalo .386
SLG Julio Park Durham .642
OPS Julio Park Durham .999
Pitching
American League
ERA Shawn Olson Helena 2.48
Wins Orlando Lee Little Rock 24
Strikeouts Everth Almanzar Helena 176
Saves Ubaldo Jose Tampa Bay 41
Butch Gray New York 41
WHIP Shawn Olson Helena 0.97
Innings Pitched Ham Sampson Seattle 267.0
Quality Starts Ned Perez Helena 24
George McCartin Seattle 24
Complete Games Ham Sampson Seattle 7
Jarred Denham Madison 7
Maicer Gil Kansas City 7
Shutouts Jarred Denham Madison 7
National League
ERA Tim Blair Syracuse 1.76
Wins Nicholas Gil Las Vegas 21
Boomer Lange Chicago 21
Strikeouts Boomer Lange Chicago 269
Saves Gene Bonilla Chicago 43
WHIP Nicholas Gil Las Vegas 0.94
Innings Pitched Boomer Lange Chicago 279.0
Quality Starts Boomer Lange Chicago 29
Complete Games Zach Wainhouse Durham 9
Shutouts Floyd Glenn Durham 4
Norberto Morales Richmond 4

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Season 24 Final Power Rankings

As the playoffs start up, it's time to check in with the final power rankings of Season 24.  At the top, it's pretty much a dead heat between Helena and Little Rock, but we give the ever so slight edge to Helena, as we know the back-to-back champs bring it come playoff time.  No change at #3 and 4 either as Durham and Charlotte both finished off tremendous seasons strong.  Louisville surges up 5 spots to #5 as we enter the playoffs, and that wraps up the top 5.   Here are the biggest climbers and biggest falls since the last rankings!

Biggest Climbers: #12 Wichita (+7), #18 Kansas City (+6), #25 Tampa Bay (+6), #5 Louisville (+5), #7 Richmond (+5)

Biggest Falls: #31 Washington (-8), #14 Nashville (-7), #20 New York (AL) (-5), #23 Buffalo (-5)

It should be quite the interesting postseason.  Will Helena dominate again?  Will Little Rock continue their surge?  Or will another team surprise?  Good luck to all the playoff teams, here are the complete final rankings!

Pitching Offense LAST 40
Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Helena 108 54 1 3 -2 2 0 28 12
2 Little Rock 112 50 2 8 -1 1 0 29 11
3 Durham 104 58 3 5 0 9 -1 28 12
4 Charlotte 96 66 4 15 -2 3 4 23 17
5 Louisville 92 70 10 11 5 8 2 27 13
6 Boise 95 67 9 22 0 4 1 26 14
7 Richmond 94 68 12 1 2 24 3 27 13
8 Chicago 91 71 6 2 0 11 0 19 21
9 Honolulu 88 74 5 14 -3 5 -1 18 22
10 Las Vegas 88 74 11 6 0 19 -3 21 19
11 Syracuse 89 73 8 7 1 20 -1 21 19
12 Wichita 85 77 19 18 0 13 3 23 17
13 Seattle 86 76 13 11 3 22 0 21 19
14 Nashville  86 76 7 25 1 7 -4 20 20
15 Madison 86 76 16 19 1 21 2 23 17
16 Rochester 82 80 14 3 1 23 -4 17 23
17 Oklahoma City 74 88 20 20 -1 14 -2 21 19
18 Kansas City 71 91 24 23 1 10 -1 23 17
19 Salem 76 86 21 9 0 28 0 21 19
20 New York (AL) 83 79 15 11 4 27 -1 19 21
21 St. Louis 78 84 17 10 -1 30 1 21 19
22 Cleveland 76 86 22 24 4 15 0 20 20
23 Buffalo  73 89 18 15 -3 26 -1 17 23
24 Burlington 69 93 26 17 0 29 1 20 20
25 Tampa Bay 68 94 31 30 0 18 0 18 22
26 Houston 69 93 28 28 -2 17 4 16 24
27 Oakland 68 94 25 29 0 15 -2 16 24
28 New Britain  59 103 32 31 0 11 2 13 27
29 Monterrey 65 97 29 27 -2 24 -1 14 26
30 New York (NL) 64 98 27 21 -1 31 0 15 25
31 Washington 66 96 23 25 -2 32 -3 11 29
32 Boston 51 111 30 32 0 6 0 4 36

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Season 24 Power Rankings #3

It's time for the stretch run in Kenny Powers Season 24, but first, it's time to check in with another edition of the power rankings!  At #1, Helena continues their reign at the top of the rankings, tying for the best record since the last rankings.  Little Rock remains at #2 once again, still putting up impressive numbers.  Up 2 to #3 is Durham, and at #4 is the team that tied for the best record since the last rankings, all the way up from #12, it's Charlotte.  Honolulu rounds out the top 5, climbing one spot from the previous rankings.  Now for the biggest climbers and biggest falls since the last rankings!

Biggest Climbers: #7 Nashville (+13), #4 Charlotte (+8), #17 St. Louis (+8), #23 Washington (+8), #8 Syracuse (+6)

Biggest Falls: #24 Kansas City (-11), #14 Rochester (-10), #19 Wichita (-10), #29 Monterrey (-7)

Here are the complete rankings, good luck to all during the playoff push!

Pitching Offense LAST 40
Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Helena 80 42 1 1 2 2 0 30 11
2 Little Rock 83 39 2 7 3 1 0 27 14
3 Durham 76 46 5 5 0 8 2 28 13
4 Charlotte 73 49 12 13 0 7 2 30 11
5 Honolulu 70 52 6 11 0 4 0 23 18
6 Chicago 72 50 3 2 2 11 0 20 21
7 Nashville  66 56 20 26 3 3 9 27 14
8 Syracuse 68 54 14 8 -2 19 4 23 18
9 Boise 69 53 8 22 4 5 -2 21 20
10 Louisville 65 57 11 16 5 10 -3 21 20
11 Las Vegas 67 55 7 6 1 16 -1 19 22
12 Richmond 67 55 10 3 -2 27 0 21 20
13 Seattle 65 57 17 14 2 22 3 23 18
14 Rochester 65 57 4 4 -2 19 -7 17 24
15 New York (AL) 64 58 15 15 -2 26 -2 23 18
16 Madison 63 59 19 20 3 23 -2 23 18
17 St. Louis 57 65 25 9 3 31 1 24 17
18 Buffalo  56 66 18 12 3 25 -5 21 20
19 Wichita 62 60 9 18 -10 16 -2 16 25
20 Oklahoma City 53 69 16 19 -2 12 -4 16 25
21 Salem 55 67 21 9 0 28 1 18 23
22 Cleveland 56 66 23 28 -3 15 1 18 23
23 Washington 55 67 31 23 4 29 2 22 19
24 Kansas City 48 74 13 24 -4 9 -3 10 31
25 Oakland 52 70 27 29 2 13 4 17 24
26 Burlington 49 73 30 17 2 30 -2 18 23
27 New York (NL) 49 73 32 20 4 31 -1 21 20
28 Houston 53 69 24 26 -4 21 -2 16 25
29 Monterrey 51 71 22 25 -7 23 3 15 26
30 Boston 47 75 26 32 0 6 -1 15 26
31 Tampa Bay 50 72 29 30 0 18 4 17 24
32 New Britain  46 76 28 31 -3 13 5 16 25

Monday, February 20, 2017

Season 24 All-Star Coverage

The mid-season classic is here, so let's take a look at who this season's All-Stars are!

In the American League, the squad is led by the only player in this season's game with double digit appearances, as Delino Santana is on the team for the 10th time.  Other than him, only 2 other players have more than 3 appearances in the All-Star game!  The top two teams in the power rankings, Helena and Little Rock, lead the way with 6 All-Stars each.  12 AL All-Stars are making their first appearance in the big game!

In the National League, it's Albert Valenzuela of Buffalo making his 9th appearance that leads the way, and Durham hurler Valerio Baez gets a mention for making his 7th All-Star team.  The NL team is well spread out, with Chicago, Durham, Honolulu and Las Vegas all tied for the most All-Stars with four.  Only 8 NL All-Stars are making their first appearance.

Here are the complete rosters!

American League All-Stars
Starters
Player
Team 
Appearance
C
Richard Tateyama
Little Rock
5th
1B
John Greer
Boston
2nd
2B
Sean Lewis
Helena
3rd
3B
Tuck Chester
Little Rock
1st
SS
Delino Santana
Charlotte
10th
LF
Al Hughes
Helena
3rd
CF
Steve Miller
Little Rock
2nd
RF
Max Acevedo
Helena
2nd
DH
Javier Martis
Boise
1st

Pitchers
Player
Team 
Appearance
P
Butch Gray
New York
1st
P
Ubaldo Jose
Tampa Bay
3rd
P
Dusty Cook
Madison
5th
P
Shawn Olson
Helena
1st
P
Ned Perez
Helena
2nd
P
Matty Prieto
Nashville
2nd
P
Ben Shoppach
Boise
2nd
P
Bernie Maduro
Charlotte
1st
P
Yoshinori Chang
Wichita
2nd
P
Ham Sampson
Seattle
3rd
P
Nicholas Cox
Little Rock
2nd
P
Anibal Santayana
Cleveland
1st
P
Norberto Johnson
Madison
1st

Reserves
Player
Team 
Appearance
P
Butch Gray
New York
1st
P
Ubaldo Jose
Tampa Bay
3rd
P
Dusty Cook
Madison
5th
P
Shawn Olson
Helena
1st
P
Ned Perez
Helena
2nd
P
Matty Prieto
Nashville
2nd
P
Ben Shoppach
Boise
2nd
P
Bernie Maduro
Charlotte
1st
P
Yoshinori Chang
Wichita
2nd
P
Ham Sampson
Seattle
3rd
P
Nicholas Cox
Little Rock
2nd
P
Anibal Santayana
Cleveland
1st
P
Norberto Johnson
Madison
1st

AL All-Stars by Team
Helena 6
Little Rock 6
Boise 4
Boston 2
Charlotte 2
Madison 2
Nashville 2
Cleveland 1
Kansas City 1
New York 1
Seattle 1
Tampa Bay 1
Wichita 1

National League All-Stars
Starters
Player
Team 
Appearance
C
Deven Hernandez
Honolulu
1st
1B
Julio Park
Durham
4th
2B
Albert Valenzuela
Buffalo
9th
3B
Elmer Miller
Honolulu
2nd
SS
Gary Womack
Buffalo
1st
LF
Bert Crosby
Durham
1st
CF
Ken Ingram
Chicago
6th
RF
Vic Hall
Louisville
3rd

Pitchers
Player
Team 
Appearance
P
Nicholas Gil
Las Vegas
4th
P
Gene Bonilla
Chicago
2nd
P
Boomer Lange
Chicago
4th
P
Allan Blackley
Chicago
4th
P
Tim Blair
Syracuse
5th
P
Ralph Moseley
Richmond
6th
P
Joshua Ramsay
Syracuse
2nd
P
Wiki Mateo
Las Vegas
3rd
P
Sal Nelson
Honolulu
3rd
P
Valerio Baez
Durham
7th
P
Chipper Savage
Honolulu
2nd
P
Henderson Stratton
Durham
1st
P
Endy Parker
Rochester
1st
P
Raul Alburquerque
Burlington
3rd

Reserves
Player
Team 
Appearance
C
Alfonso Estrada
Rochester
1st
1B
Horacio Guzman
Las Vegas
1st
2B
Deivi Perez
Rochester
1st
3B
Miguel Armas
Syracuse
3rd
SS
Brendan O'Neil
Oklahoma City
3rd
LF
Rogers Dixon
Las Vegas
2nd
CF
Jeanmar Pulido
Houston
2nd
RF
Darryl Matthews
New York
2nd

NL All-Stars by Team
Chicago 4
Durham 4
Honolulu 4
Las Vegas 4
Rochester 3
Syracuse 3
Buffalo 2
Richmond 2
Burlington 1
Houston 1
Louisville 1
New York 1
Oklahoma City 1

Results
Final - 10 Innings
American 4
National 5
W - Alburquerque
L - Shoppach
HR - A.Hughes, D.Perez

All-Star Game MVP - Deivi Perez, Rochester - 2-4, R, HR, 2 RBI
Home Run Derby Winner - Julio Park, Durham - 29 HR
Futures Game MVP - Josias Valdespin, New Britain - 3-4, R, 2 RBI

Friday, February 17, 2017

Season 24 Power Rankings #2

Season 24 is halfway done, so it's time to check in with a new edition of the power rankings!  At the top, the back-to-back champs Helena played well enough to hold on to the #1 rankings, with Little Rock once again a very close #2, still playing excellent ball.  Chicago jumps up 1 spot to take the #3 position, while the top 5 is rounded out by two teams surging up the rankings.  #4 Rochester jumps up 12 spots after posting the best record in Kenny Powers over the last 40 games, showing major improvement across the board.  At #5 is Durham, up 5 spots, who has surprisingly good pitching stats for playing in a pure hitters' park.   Now let's see who the biggest climbers and biggest falls since the last rankings were!

Biggest Climbers: #4 Rochester (+12), #18 Buffalo (+9), #19 Madison (+9), #22 Monterrey (+8), #8 Boise (+7)

Biggest Falls: #30 Burlington (-11), #24 Houston (-10), #14 Syracuse (-8), #32 New York (NL) (-7), #17 Seattle (-6)

Here are the complete rankings, good luck in the second half!

Pitching Offense LAST 40
Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Helena 50 31 1 3 0 2 1 23 17
2 Little Rock 56 25 2 10 0 1 0 24 16
3 Chicago 52 29 4 4 2 11 3 28 12
4 Rochester 48 33 16 2 6 12 9 29 11
5 Durham 48 33 10 5 4 10 5 27 13
6 Honolulu 47 34 5 11 0 4 4 24 16
7 Las Vegas 48 33 3 7 -2 15 -6 24 16
8 Boise 48 33 15 26 3 3 2 26 14
9 Wichita 46 35 8 8 6 14 -2 22 18
10 Richmond 46 35 7 1 0 27 -2 23 17
11 Louisville 44 37 12 21 -4 7 4 23 17
12 Charlotte 43 38 9 13 7 9 -7 20 20
13 Kansas City 38 43 17 20 1 6 1 21 19
14 Syracuse 45 36 6 6 -2 23 0 19 21
15 New York (AL) 41 40 20 13 0 24 3 23 17
16 Oklahoma City 37 44 13 17 -11 8 8 18 22
17 Seattle 42 39 11 16 -4 25 -5 19 21
18 Buffalo  35 46 27 15 9 20 -2 20 20
19 Madison 40 41 28 23 4 21 3 21 19
20 Nashville  39 42 18 29 -6 12 -2 19 21
21 Salem 37 44 24 9 6 29 0 18 22
22 Monterrey 36 45 30 18 4 26 2 22 18
23 Cleveland 38 43 21 25 1 16 -3 17 23
24 Houston 37 44 14 22 -4 19 0 13 27
25 St. Louis 33 48 29 12 3 32 0 17 23
26 Boston 32 49 22 32 0 5 -1 15 25
27 Oakland 35 46 26 31 0 17 0 16 24
28 New Britain  30 51 23 28 2 18 -12 15 25
29 Tampa Bay 33 48 32 30 -3 22 4 18 22
30 Burlington 31 50 19 19 -17 28 2 11 29
31 Washington 33 48 31 27 -2 31 0 17 23
32 New York (NL) 28 53 25 24 -5 30 -9 8 32