Friday, April 20, 2018

Season 27 Award Winners

Here's a recap of the Season 27 Award Winners!

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
American League - Theo Reese, Little Rock - .312 AVG 45 HR 105 RBI 33 SB
The number one overall pick in the Season 23 draft took home his first MVP award in Season 27.  Given that he has a 97 overall rating, it's actually surprising it took him 3 seasons to win one!  He led the AL in Runs and OPS, made his 2nd All-Star appearance and won his first Silver Slugger award as well.  It's difficult to say that this is his ceiling, there should be many more awards to come in future seasons for Reese.

National League - Kenneth Stevens, Santa Fe - .333 AVG 47 HR 131 RBI 18 SB
Stevens came up 5 RBI short of winning the Triple Crown in Season 27, and led the NL in Average, Home Runs, Runs, OBP, Slugging and OPS.  Given all that, it was tough not to vote for him for MVP, despite the fact he plays in an extremely hitter friendly park.  This was his first MVP win, and he also made his 1st All-Star team and won his 1st Silver Slugger.  He was the number one overall pick, like his AL counterpart, in the Season 24 draft; however, his overall rating is only a measly 94, so this is probably as good as it gets for him, haha.

CY YOUNG AWARD
American League - Shawn Olson, Helena - 19-6 2.69 ERA 184 K
The Helena lefty took home his 2nd Cy Young award in Season 27, also having won the honor in Season 24.  The AL Wins leader also made his 2nd All-Star appearance.  Olson really rose out of the weeds compared to the other major award winners, as he was just the 3rd overall pick in his draft class in Season 17.  Perhaps his biggest accomplishment, he won his 3rd World Series ring with Helena.

National League - Tim Blair, Syracuse - 16-8 2.25 ERA 220 K
Make it four straight for Timmy B, Kenny Powers' all-time ERA leader.  He also becomes the first 5-time Cy Young Award winner in Kenny Powers history.  There's no words to describe the excellence in Blair's career numbers.  He also has a career WHIP under 1.  He made his 8th All-Star appearance in Season 27.  His Win and Strikeout totals may not reach record marks, but he still has to be considered one of the greatest hurlers ever in Kenny Powers.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
American League - Trevor Gilbert, Monterrey - .276 AVG 33 HR 100 RBI 32 SB
The 23rd pick in the Season 22 draft, Gilbert made a strong impact in his first season, earning him AL Rookie of the Year honors.  On top of playing in all 162 games, he also made the All-Star team and won a Silver Slugger Award.  Perhaps over looked because of his low RH split, Gilbert showed he can hold his own at the plate and also demonstrated he can run the bases.  It looks like he has a nice career ahead of him.

National League - Jeffrey Darwin, Tacoma - 12-4 3.14 ERA 56 K
Darwin, the 28th pick in the Season 23 draft, is an impressive reliever who notched 12 wins in 63 appearances for Tacoma in Season 27.  That was enough to persuade NL Rookie of the Year voters to give him the nod for the award.  Look for him to provide solid relief work in the seasons to come as he rates out quite well.  He could easily close, or thrive in a setup role as he did in his rookie campaign.

FIREMAN OF THE YEAR
American League - Kevin Tyson, Seattle - 50 SV, 1.66 ERA - 1st Win
National League - Javier Ordaz, New Orleans - 42 SV, 4.13 ERA - 1st Win

SILVER SLUGGER AWARDS
American League
DH Sherman Dunston Boise 9th
C Brad Duran Charlotte 1st
1B Wendell Myatt Oakland 4th
2B Trevor Gilbert Monterrey 1st
3B Albie Latos Nashville 3rd
SS Scooter Devereaux Charlotte 1st
LF Victor Querecuto Monterrey 1st
CF Theo Reese Little Rock 1st
RF Jarrod King Atlanta 1st

National League
P Fonzie Levine Richmond 1st
C Nicholas Rothschild Rochester 2nd
1B Justin Penny Honolulu 1st
2B Andy Minor Honolulu 5th
3B Ed Knapp Tacoma 1st
SS Noe Ortiz New York 1st
LF Kenneth Stevens Santa Fe 1st
CF Chi-Chi Villa Durham 2nd
RF Christopher Hamilton Rochester 3rd

GOLD GLOVE AWARDS
American League
P Fernando Limon Seattle 1st
C Harold Murphy New Britain 1st
1B Quentin Dalrymple Helena 1st
2B Dayan Paz Seattle 1st
3B Vic Zurbaran Wichita 1st
SS Brian Clayton Nashville 1st
LF David Molina Nashville 2nd
CF Tarrik Welsh Baltimore 1st
RF Willy Trammell Wichita 2nd

National League
P Floyd Glenn Durham 3rd
C Ron Bailey New York 2nd
1B Jered Franco Pittsburgh 1st
2B Tim Howard Durham 3rd
3B Jason Douglas New York 3rd
SS Johnny Osborne Salt Lake City 2nd
LF Quilvio Limon Tampa Bay 2nd
CF Edgardo Serra Tacoma 1st
RF Adrian Skinner Honolulu 3rd

Monday, April 16, 2018

Season 27 Minimum Win Requirement Update

Our minimum win rule in Kenny Powers is 55 wins in one season (50 if you are a first season owner) and 185 wins over 3 seasons. You get 2 "strikes" against the policy, and on the third strike, you're out. If you don't earn any strikes over 3 consecutive seasons, all previous strikes are wiped out.

Only one strike was issued this season to hrrng_dnn, for failure to win 55 games.

For next season, owners needing to win more than 55 games in Season 28 to avoid a strike are jfuchs31 (70 wins needed), jnosek (71 wins needed) and hrrng_dnn (100 wins needed).

Here's the complete summary through Season 27.

Wins
American League 3-Season Needed in 
Team Owner S25 S26 S27  Win Total S28 for 185
Little Rock Little Necrophiliac Nine ab90 127 120 102 349
Seattle SuperSonics alogman1 76 65 78 219
Wichita Warlocks bapu3285 82
Norfolk Tides bjc30 78 71 65 214
Helena Bighorns bluebaran 88 101 101 290
Boise Taters bubbleboy 95 96 90 281
St. Louis Gunners Never Quit - Really cosborn 73
Ottawa Code Blue fireattack 80 76 82 238
Nashville Neutron Dance Ghostrunner 101 92 94 287
Charlotte StarLords goodtymes31 91 83 84 258
Sioux Falls SuperNovas hausenpfeffe 68
Oakland Invaders jnosek 74 49 65 188 71
New Britain Frothing Walruses merott 88 99 98 285
Monterrey Charros sethstorer 74 78 82 234
Atlanta Dead Bunnies sylemark 92
Baltimore Black Sox tswayne11 60
Wins
National League 3-Season Needed in 
Team Owner S25 S26 S27  Win Total S28 for 185
Buffalo Tiny Chickens AceCards 83 80 89 252
New Orleans Babycakes AmCan 91 82
Burlington Giant Pumpkins breezee 70 72 75 217
Santa Fe Fire Ants CarsonLA 78
Honolulu Tiki Gods dodgersrays 92 88 86 266
Syracuse Blizzard groth911 93 92 79 264
Pittsburgh Diamondbacks hrrng_dnn 59 41 44 144 100
Omaha Cornhuskers jfuchs31 52 63 70
Rochester Garbage Plates jimt14120 86 94 77 257
Durham Screwballs oakman310 104 106 102 312
Tampa Bay Privateers stonewalter 82
New York Empire tmfran 90
Salt Lake City Antelopes Tricklesee 85
Richmond Manamfasha TXLnghrn 91 102 83 276
Tacoma RainMakers worthagoogle 81
Santa Cruz RVCA Zattack 80

Current Strikes
Strikes in S26 Strike
jnosek Failure to win 55 games in S26 1st
hrrng_dnn Failure to win 55 games in S26 1st
Strikes in S27 Strikes
hrrng_dnn Failure to win 55 games in S27 2nd

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Season 27 League Leaders

All-Time Top 5 Performances in Season 27
Stolen Bases - Manuel Paez, Salt Lake City - 112 - New Kenny Powers Single Season Record
Home Runs - Geovany Arias, Helena - 65 - Tied for 4th All-Time
RBI - Geovany Arias, Helena - 167 - Tied for 4th All-Time
Shutouts - Nicholas Gil, Atlanta - 5 - Tied for 5th All-Time

Multiple Category Leaders
Kenneth Stevens, Santa Fe (NL) - 6 - AVG, HR, R, OBP, Slugging, OPS
Nicholas Gil, Atlanta (AL) - 4 - Strikeouts, QS, CG, Shutouts
Geovany Arias, Helena (AL) - 3 - HR, RBI, Slugging
Tim Blair, Syracuse (NL) - 3 - ERA, WHIP, Shutouts
Boomer Lange, Tacoma (NL) - 3 - Strikeouts, IP, QS
Theo Reese, Little Rock (AL) - 2 - R, OPS
Maicer Gil, Baltimore (AL) - 2 - IP, CG
Zach Wainhouse, Durham (NL) - 2 - CG, Shutouts

LEAGUE LEADERS
Offense
American League
Batting Average John Greer Ottawa .332
Home Runs Geovany Arias Helena 65
RBI Geovany Arias Helena 167
Stolen Bases Ketel Hubbard Seattle 57
Hits Victor Querecuto Monterrey 205
Runs Theo Reese Little Rock 134
OBP Brad Duran Charlotte .454
SLG Geovany Arias Helena .619
OPS Theo Reese Little Rock 1.012
National League
Batting Average Kenneth Stevens  Santa Fe .333
Home Runs Kenneth Stevens  Santa Fe 47
Turner Lincoln Buffalo 47
RBI Max Acevedo New York 135
Stolen Bases Manuel Paez Salt Lake City 112
Hits Andy Minor Honolulu 203
Runs Kenneth Stevens  Santa Fe 132
OBP Kenneth Stevens  Santa Fe .415
SLG Kenneth Stevens  Santa Fe .637
OPS Kenneth Stevens  Santa Fe 1.052
Pitching
American League
ERA Allan Blackley Atlanta 2.39
Wins Shawn Olson Helena 19
Strikeouts Nicholas Gil Atlanta 222
Saves Kevin Tyson Seattle 50
WHIP Orlando Lee Little Rock 1.03
Innings Pitched Macier Gil Baltimore 256.2
Quality Starts Nicholas Gil Atlanta 25
Complete Games Nicholas Gil Atlanta 9
Macier Gil Baltimore 9
Shutouts Nicholas Gil Atlanta 5
National League
ERA Tim Blair Syracuse 2.25
Wins Nate White Salt Lake City 21
Strikeouts Boomer Lange Tacoma 233
Saves Javier Ordaz New Orleans 42
WHIP Tim Blair Syracuse 0.97
Innings Pitched Boomer Lange Tacoma 269.1
Quality Starts Boomer Lange Tacoma 31
Complete Games Zach Wainhouse Durham 10
Shutouts Tim Blair Syracuse 3
Pedro Tovar New York 3
Zach Wainhouse Durham 3

Friday, April 6, 2018

Season 27 Final Power Rankings

Biggest Climbers: #15 Rochester (+11), #5 New York (+9), #9 Honolulu (+8), #13 Monterrey (+6), #18 Ottawa (+6)

Biggest Falls: #24 Wichita (-11), #26 Santa Fe (-11), #19 Richmond (-9), #10 Boise (-8), #16 Syracuse (-4)

Pitching Offense LAST PER
Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Little Rock 102 60 1 3 1 3 -1 27 12
2 Durham 102 60 3 4 4 1 3 27 12
3 Helena 101 61 6 2 7 8 1 27 12
4 Nashville  94 68 4 15 -5 4 2 25 14
5 New York 90 72 14 9 4 9 6 24 15
6 New Britain  98 64 8 12 3 15 -4 24 16
7 Atlanta 92 70 5 6 -5 11 -1 19 20
8 Buffalo  89 73 7 8 -4 11 2 20 20
9 Honolulu 86 76 17 9 2 21 2 24 15
10 Boise 90 72 2 14 -12 7 -2 15 25
11 Charlotte 84 78 9 26 1 2 -1 18 21
12 Tampa Bay 82 80 11 11 -8 19 2 22 17
13 Monterrey 82 80 19 27 2 5 2 24 16
14 Tacoma 81 81 18 1 3 31 -1 22 17
15 Rochester 77 85 26 19 3 13 4 23 17
16 Syracuse 79 83 12 7 5 22 -4 17 23
17 Salt Lake City 85 77 16 16 1 28 -1 20 19
18 Ottawa 82 80 24 23 2 13 3 21 19
19 Richmond 83 79 10 25 -2 9 -1 16 23
20 Santa Cruz 80 82 21 17 -1 23 2 22 18
21 Seattle 78 84 25 5 2 29 2 21 19
22 New Orleans 82 80 20 28 0 16 -2 20 20
23 Burlington 75 87 22 18 -4 24 3 20 19
24 Wichita 82 80 13 22 -3 17 -5 14 26
25 St. Louis 73 89 23 21 -1 18 2 20 20
26 Santa Fe 78 84 15 30 0 6 -3 14 26
27 Omaha 63 99 29 13 8 32 0 16 24
28 Sioux Falls 68 94 27 19 -1 30 -4 15 24
29 Oakland 65 97 28 24 2 24 -3 15 24
30 Norfolk 65 97 31 29 -5 26 1 17 23
31 Baltimore 60 102 30 31 0 20 -1 14 25
32 Pittsburgh 44 118 32 32 0 27 -3 9 31

Monday, March 19, 2018

Season 27 Power Rankings #3

Here's the latest edition of the Power Rankings!

Biggest Climbers: #9 Charlotte (+13), #11 Tampa Bay (+10), #10 Richmond (+7), #16 Salt Lake City (+7), #4 Nashville (+5)

Biggest Falls: #24 Ottawa (-11), #26 Rochester (-10), #18 Tacoma (-8)

Pitching Offense LAST PER
Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Little Rock 75 48 1 4 0 2 -1 25 16
2 Boise 75 47 4 2 2 5 7 24 16
3 Durham 75 48 3 8 -6 4 1 25 16
4 Nashville  69 54 9 10 5 6 2 27 14
5 Atlanta 73 50 2 1 0 10 -3 22 19
6 Helena 74 49 6 9 2 9 -5 25 16
7 Buffalo  69 53 11 4 4 13 4 26 14
8 New Britain  74 48 5 15 -2 11 0 23 17
9 Charlotte 66 57 22 27 0 1 4 28 13
10 Richmond 67 56 17 23 0 8 6 23 18
11 Tampa Bay 60 63 21 3 4 21 1 25 16
12 Syracuse 62 60 15 12 -3 18 1 23 17
13 Wichita 68 54 7 19 -1 12 -2 19 21
14 New York 66 57 8 13 -3 15 -6 19 22
15 Santa Fe 64 58 18 30 0 3 0 23 17
16 Salt Lake City 65 58 23 17 -1 27 4 22 19
17 Honolulu 62 61 12 11 6 23 -3 17 24
18 Tacoma 59 64 10 4 -1 30 -3 18 23
19 Monterrey 58 64 14 29 -1 7 -5 19 21
20 New Orleans 62 60 20 28 1 14 2 20 20
21 Santa Cruz 58 64 25 16 3 25 -1 19 21
22 Burlington 55 68 26 14 -2 27 0 19 22
23 St. Louis 53 69 27 20 6 20 -7 20 20
24 Ottawa 61 61 13 25 -4 16 2 16 24
25 Seattle 57 65 19 7 -1 31 -1 16 24
26 Rochester 54 68 16 22 0 17 -3 15 25
27 Sioux Falls 53 70 24 18 -4 26 3 15 26
28 Oakland 50 73 29 26 -6 21 2 17 24
29 Omaha 47 75 31 21 4 32 0 18 22
30 Baltimore 46 77 30 31 0 19 2 15 26
31 Norfolk 48 74 28 24 -1 27 -2 13 27
32 Pittsburgh 35 87 32 32 0 24 2 12 28


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Season 27 All-Star Recap

Results
National    15
American   6
W - Z.Wainhouse
L - V. Diaz

All-Star Game MVP: Christopher Hamilton, Rochester - 3-3, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, BB
Home Run Derby Winner: Geovany Arias, Helena - 33 HR, 16 in Final Round
Futures Game MVP: Pascual Trevino, Little Rock - 2 IP, 2 K, 3 H, W

Appearance Leaders
American League - Delino Santana, Charlotte - 13th Appearance
National League - Valerio Baez, Durham - 10th Appearance

Teams with Most Players
American League - Atlanta - 6
National League - Durham - 6

Complete Rosters

American League All-Stars
Starters
Player
Team
Appearance
C
Bob Small
Oakland
1st
1B
Wendell Myatt
Oakland
3rd
2B
Sean Lewis
Helena
4th
3B
Vic Zurbaran
Wichita
1st
SS
Brian Clayton
Nashville
1st
LF
Victor Querecuto
Monterrey
1st
CF
Theo Reese
Little Rock
2nd
RF
Jarrod King
Atlanta
3rd
DH
Cody Hodges
Wichita
1st

Pitchers
Player
Team
Appearance
P
Kevin Tyson
Seattle
1st
P
Norberto Johnson
Ottawa
2nd
P
Shawn Olson
Helena
2nd
P
Nicholas Gil
Atlanta
7th
P
Todd Morgan
Boise
2nd
P
Victor Diaz
Atlanta
3rd
P
Allan Blackley
Atlanta
6th
P
Steven Black
Atlanta
1st
P
Everth Almanzar
New Britain
3rd
P
Alvin Gonzales
Seattle
1st
P
Hector Iglesias
Wichita
1st
P
Douglas Philips
Ottawa
1st
P
Roland Piper
Seattle
2nd

Reserves
Player
Team
Appearance
C
Ellie Glynn
Atlanta
1st
1B
B.C. Philips
Baltimore
3rd
2B
Trevor Gilbert
Monterrey
1st
3B
Delino Santana
Charlotte
13th
SS
Sid Davidson
Wichita
1st
LF
David Molina
Nashville
1st
CF
Mark Banks
Seattle
1st
RF
Geovany Arias
Helena
1st

AL All-Stars by Team
Atlanta 6
Seattle 4
Wichita 4
Helena 3
Monterrey 2
Nashville 2
Oakland 2
Ottawa 2
Baltimore 1
Boise 1
Charlotte 1
Little Rock 1
New Britain 1

National League All-Stars
Starters
Player
Team
Appearance
C
Deven Hernandez
Honolulu
3rd
1B
Max Acevedo
New York
4th
2B
Andy Minor
Honolulu
6th
3B
Ed Knapp
Tacoma
2nd
SS
Starling Ortega
Tacoma
1st
LF
Kenneth Stevens
Santa Fe
1st
CF
Edgardo Serra
Tacoma
3rd
RF
Christopher Hamilton
Rochester
2nd

Pitchers
Player
Team
Appearance
P
Boomer Lange
Tacoma
6th
P
Javier Ordaz
New Orleans
1st
P
Felipe Alvarez
Richmond
1st
P
Tim Blair
Syracuse
8th
P
Nate Hansen
New York
1st
P
Gerald Fukudome
Tacoma
1st
P
Floyd Glenn
Durham
1st
P
Valerio Baez
Durham
10th
P
Oswaldo Campos
Burlington
2nd
P
Chipper Savage
Honolulu
4th
P
Zach Wainhouse
Durham
1st
P
Pedro Tovar
New York
2nd
P
Stephen Wallace
Honolulu
1st
P
Teoscar Alberro
Buffalo
2nd

Reserves
Player
Team
Appearance
C
Nicholas Rothschild
Rochester
1st
1B
Julio Park
Durham
7th
2B
Tim Howard
Durham
2nd
3B
Jason Douglas
New York
1st
SS
Noe Ortiz
New York
1st
LF
Paul Nielsen
Rochester
1st
CF
Chi-Chi Villa
Durham
1st
RF
Vic Hall
New Orleans
4th

NL All-Stars by Team
Durham 6
New York 5
Tacoma 5
Honolulu 4
Rochester 3
New Orleans 2
Buffalo 1
Burlington 1
Richmond 1
Santa Fe 1
Syracuse 1