Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Season 19 All-Star Coverage

Season 19's All-Star game is upon us, let's take a look at who made the teams!

In the American League, the great Alberto Campos leads the way, making his 9th appearance, although it's his first with his new team, Pawtucket. Livan Espinoza of Little Rock is making his 7th appearance, the next most of the AL All-Stars.  New York led the way with 5 players making the team, with 12 different teams represented.  There were 13 first-time All-Stars in the AL.

In the National League, Jeremy Randall keeps adding to his Hall of Fame credentials, making his 10th All-Star appearance.  Other all-time great on the squad include Ivy Mench (9th appearance), Jimmie Soto (9th appearance), David Silva (8th appearance), Ernie Hines (7th appearance), and J.C. Ganzel (7th appearance).  What a group indeed, and impressive that 4 of the players are from Buffalo, who had the most All-Stars with 6, while the other two come from Honolulu.  11 different teams are represented on the NL squad, which includes 12 first-time All-Stars.

Here are the complete rosters!

American League All-Stars
STARTERS


Player Franchise Appearance
C Ricky Ford Seattle 2nd
1B Sherman Dunston San Francisco 1st
2B Kyle Surtain Atlanta 4th
3B Emmanuel Moya New York 2nd
SS Delino Santana Little Rock 5th
LF Jose Reyes Pawtucket 4th
CF Sidney Forbes Toronto 5th
RF Bernie Jackson New York 3rd
DH Omar Valentin Charlotte 1st




PITCHERS


Player Franchise Appearance
P J.D. Willis New York 1st
P Deven Fielder New York 1st
P Rico Tejera Boston 2nd
P Cristobal Colon Oakland 1st
P Henry Colin Seattle 1st
P Sal Nelson Atlanta 2nd
P Ham Sampson Seattle 2nd
P Yoshinori Chang New York 1st
P Zachrey Coleman Toronto 6th
P Collin Pettibone Oakland 1st
P Alberto Campos Pawtucket 9th
P Robb Gumbs Oakland 1st
P Alex Rivera Little Rock 1st




RESERVES


Player Franchise Appearance
C Livan Espinoza Little Rock 7th
1B Nick Spence Helena 1st
2B Mo Ferguson Little Rock 4th
3B David Frias Boston 3rd
SS Banana Bergeron New Britain 1st
LF Geraldo Perez New Britain 4th
CF Rex Kennedy Helena 1st
RF Luis Guerrero New Britain 2nd

AL All-Stars by Team
New York 5
Little Rock 4
New Britain 3
Oakland 3
Seattle 3
Atlanta 2
Boston 2
Helena 2
Pawtucket 2
Toronto 2
Charlotte  1
San Francisco 1

National League All-Stars
STARTERS


Player Franchise Appearance
C Jeremy Randall Buffalo 10th
1B Alex Sanchez Tucson 4th
2B Patrick Grieve Louisville 1st
3B Ernie Hines Buffalo 7th
SS Edgar Olivares Oklahoma City 3rd
LF Ivy Mench Honolulu 9th
CF Norm Hodges Santa Cruz 4th
RF J.C. Ganzel Honolulu 7th




PITCHERS


Player Franchise Appearance
P Jimmie Soto Buffalo 9th
P David Silva Buffalo 8th
P Glen Stokes Richmond 1st
P Gio Navarro Tucson 1st
P Tim Blair Syracuse 2nd
P Yuniesky Gutierrez Honolulu 1st
P Jhoulys Izturis Honolulu 1st
P Armando Dali Salt Lake City 1st
P Markus Nelson Rochester 6th
P Steve Decker Buffalo 1st
P Tuck Huff Salt Lake City 1st
P Marshall Hatfield Salt Lake City 1st
P Eugene Aardsma Oklahoma City 1st
P Herbert Vina Rochester 1st




RESERVES


Player Franchise Appearance
C Trenidad Franco Salt Lake City 4th
1B Luis Navarro Oklahoma City 3rd
2B Albert Valenzuela Buffalo 5th
3B Tony Bonifacio Santa Cruz 4th
SS Pepe Mendoza Memphis 1st
LF Shane Curtis Rochester 3rd
CF Mandy Mahler Tucson 3rd
RF Bob Patterson Syracuse 3rd

NL All-Stars by Team
Buffalo 6
Honolulu 4
Salt Lake City 4
Oklahoma City 3
Rochester 3
Tucson  3
Santa Cruz 2
Syracuse 2
Louisville 1
Memphis 1
Richmond 1

Friday, July 24, 2015

Season 19 Power Rankings #2

The regular season is half way over, so it's time to check in with another edition of the power rankings!  The top 2 remain the same as Honolulu keeps the top spot continuing their dominant play this season.  Buffalo remains a solid #2 and are still going strong.  New Britain tied Honolulu for the best record over the last 40 and comes in at #3, with New York and Tucson rounding out the top 5.  #14 Louisville gets an honorable mention for jumping 15 spots from #29 with a solid 25-15 record over the last 40.   Here are the rest of the biggest climbers, as well as the biggest falls!

Biggest Climbers: #14 Louisville (+15), #13 Little Rock (+8), #11 Pawtucket (+6), #8 Seattle (+5), #17 Toronto (+5)

Biggest Falls: #29 Iowa City (-9), #23 New Orleans (-7), #9 Syracuse (-6), #16 Rochester (-6), #18 Richmond (-6)

Here are the complete rankings.  Best of luck to everyone in the second half of the season!






Offense
Pitching
LAST 40

Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Honolulu 58 23 1 1 0 2 0 28 12
2 Buffalo  54 27 2 4 4 11 -2 26 14
3 New Britain  53 28 4 4 1 17 -4 28 12
4 New York 47 34 6 21 -7 9 4 24 16
5 Tucson 47 34 7 11 -3 15 12 24 16
6 Atlanta 47 34 8 3 3 1 2 24 16
7 Oakland 50 31 9 11 9 5 4 26 14
8 Seattle 48 33 13 17 4 7 8 27 13
9 Syracuse 49 32 3 18 -15 6 0 21 19
10 Salt Lake City 45 36 5 16 -9 3 1 20 20
11 Pawtucket  44 37 17 2 2 20 -3 25 15
12 Oklahoma City 44 37 11 19 -7 8 -1 23 17
13 Little Rock  43 38 21 6 9 18 2 24 16
14 Louisville 41 40 29 10 6 23 7 25 15
15 Detroit 43 38 14 24 -1 12 -1 22 18
16 Rochester 41 40 10 26 -1 4 -3 17 23
17 Toronto 38 43 22 8 3 25 -3 21 19
18 Richmond 39 42 12 25 0 9 -1 17 23
19 Charlotte 38 43 15 15 -2 19 -4 17 23
20 Burlington 41 40 18 30 0 13 -8 20 20
21 Memphis  38 43 25 32 0 14 4 22 18
22 Nashville  35 46 19 14 -4 22 4 15 25
23 New Orleans 38 43 16 7 -5 27 -6 17 23
24 Boston 38 43 23 20 -3 25 4 18 22
25 Tampa Bay 34 47 26 27 0 16 -4 18 22
26 Helena 32 49 30 13 5 28 3 17 23
27 Santa Cruz 31 50 27 22 1 21 3 14 26
28 San Francisco 30 51 24 9 9 30 -5 12 28
29 Iowa City 31 50 20 29 -7 24 -5 10 30
30 Cleveland 27 54 31 23 6 32 -4 16 24
31 Chicago 27 54 28 27 1 29 -6 11 29
32 San Juan 25 56 32 31 0 31 1 11 29

Friday, July 10, 2015

Season 19 Power Rankings #1

Season 19 is well under way in Kenny Powers and it's time to check in with the first power rankings of the season!  And there's a new team at the top!  Honolulu claims the #1 spot with a hot start out of the gate, posting fantastic numbers all around, jumping all the way up from #8!   Buffalo and Syracuse hold on to the #2 and #3 spots respectively, while previous #1 New Britain falls to #4.  Salt Lake City holds on to their #5 spot to round out the top 5 teams.   While there wasn't a lot of movement in the top 5, some other teams did make some big jumps, while others took a bit of a tumble.  Here are the biggest climbers and the biggest falls.

Biggest climbers: #15 Charlotte (+12), #16 New Orleans (+12), #10 Rochester (+11), #18 Burlington (+11), #20 Iowa City (+11)

Biggest falls: #21 Little Rock (-12), #17 Pawtucket (-11), #25 Memphis (-11), #26 Tampa Bay (-11), #27 Santa Cruz (-11)

For everyone else wondering where your team is, here are the complete rankings!






Offense Pitching

Team  W L PREV Rank Rank
1 Honolulu 30 11 8 1 2
2 Buffalo  28 13 2 8 9
3 Syracuse 28 13 3 3 6
4 New Britain  25 16 1 5 13
5 Salt Lake City 25 16 5 7 4
6 New York 23 18 10 14 13
7 Tucson 23 18 11 8 27
8 Atlanta 23 18 12 6 3
9 Oakland 24 17 18 20 9
10 Rochester 24 17 21 25 1
11 Oklahoma City 21 20 4 12 7
12 Richmond 22 19 7 25 8
13 Seattle 21 20 17 21 15
14 Detroit 21 20 22 23 11
15 Charlotte 21 20 27 13 15
16 New Orleans 21 20 28 2 21
17 Pawtucket  19 22 6 4 17
18 Burlington 21 20 29 30 5
19 Nashville  20 21 19 10 26
20 Iowa City 21 20 31 22 19
21 Little Rock  19 22 9 15 20
22 Toronto 17 24 13 11 22
23 Boston 20 21 20 17 29
24 San Francisco 18 23 25 18 25
25 Memphis  16 25 14 32 18
26 Tampa Bay 16 25 15 27 12
27 Santa Cruz 17 24 16 23 24
28 Chicago 16 25 23 28 23
29 Louisville 16 25 26 16 30
30 Helena 15 26 24 18 31
31 Cleveland 11 30 30 29 28
32 San Juan 14 27 32 31 32

Monday, June 22, 2015

Season 19 Top Rated Players

We already had the preseason team power rankings, here's the top rated individual players using the Kenny Powers blog super secret classified rating system.  Enjoy!

Top Position Players
Player Team Position Rating
Albert Valenzuela BUF 2B 56
Jeremy Randall BUF C 51
Mike Clark DET 3B 50
J.C. Ganzel HON RF 50
Jose Reyes PAW LF 50
Scott Serrano RIC LF 50
Mandy Mahler TUC CF 50
Rodrigo Toregas CLE RF 49
Adrian Skinner HON 2B 49
Mo Ferguson LR SS 49
Jimmy Fox OK 3B 49
Shane Curtis ROC LF 49
Abraham O'Neill SLC SS 49

Top Pure Hitters
Player Team Position Rating
Jeremy Randall BUF C 48
Sherman Dunston SF 1B 47
Braden Rodney OK C 47
Russell Berry TB C 45
Albert Valenzuela BUF 2B 44
Mike Russell SCZ C 44
Turk Mullen TB RF 44
Ivy Mench HON LF 44
J.C. Ganzel HON RF 43
Scott Serrano RIC LF 43
Jimmy Fox OK 3B 43
Bernie Jackson NY DH 43
Ryan Moore LOU 1B 43

Top Starting Pitchers
Player Team Rating
Ellis Brock TB 54.9
Justin Jordan TUC 50.7
Alberto Campos PAW 50.2
Norberto Morales RIC 48.7
Nicholas Miller NB 48.7
Tim Blair SYR 48
Matty Posada NAS 47.7
Stewart Mouton ATL 47.6
Ubaldo Merced ATL 47.6
David Alcantara NY 47.5

Top Relief Pitchers 
Player Team Rating
Rafael Acosta BUF 47.5
Bo Edmonds TUC 46
Wiki Mateo SLC 45
Yorman Vincente OK 44.5
Emmanuel Javier HON 44
J.D. Willis NY 44
Hideki Inouoe RIC 44
Dan Ohlendorf SYR 44
Rico Tejera BOS 43.5
Armando Dali SLC 43.5
Rico Rivera SLC 43.5

Friday, June 19, 2015

Season 19 Preseason Power Rankings

The regular season is right around the corner for Kenny Powers Season 19, which means it is time for the Preseason Power Rankings!  Leading the way at the top of the pack are perennial powerhouses New Britain at #1 and Buffalo at #2.  Both bring back excellent squads, although matching last season's impressive win totals of 113 and 107 respectively may be a tough task.   Defending champion Syracuse comes in at #3, led by their excellent pitching staff.   Oklahoma City is #4 sporting a well-balanced squad as always.

Teams to Watch - these teams won less than 90 games last season but seemed to be primed to take the next step forward.

#5 Salt Lake City (89-73) - This team looks phenomenal on paper and could be a force to be reckoned with.  It wouldn't shock us to see them contend for the #1 ranking and a World Series title.

#6 Pawtucket (88-74) - They reloaded in Free Agency, and their offense looks dominant.   Their pitching is better than last season too.  They have the potential to flirt with the top spot as well.

#7 Richmond (88-74) - Richmond has a very well-balanced team that has 90+ win potential.  Improvement on last year's record definitely seems possible.

#10 New York (83-79) - On paper, they look like they could be a potential top 5 team.  They had their first winning record since Season 7 last season and look to be on the verge of a breakthrough.

Here are the complete rankings, good luck to everyone in Season 19!



Season 18 Hitting Fielding Pitching

Team  W L Rank Rank Rank
1 New Britain  113 49 3 27 7
2 Buffalo  107 55 4 19 4
3 Syracuse 100 62 25 9 2
4 Oklahoma City 94 68 5 11 5
5 Salt Lake City 89 73 2 6 1
6 Pawtucket  88 74 1 29 11
7 Richmond 88 74 8 7 10
8 Honolulu 95 67 12 23 9
9 Little Rock  97 65 13 17 13
10 New York 83 79 10 2 3
11 Tucson 92 70 23 12 6
12 Atlanta 91 71 11 28 12
13 Toronto 89 73 18 8 16
14 Memphis  97 65 24 3 23
15 Tampa Bay 85 77 26 26 19
16 Santa Cruz 79 83 16 14 21
17 Seattle 81 81 19 20 15
18 Oakland 84 78 15 32 20
19 Nashville  83 79 17 21 24
20 Boston 82 80 30 4 17
21 Rochester 73 89 27 1 14
22 Detroit 72 90 6 25 8
23 Chicago 61 101 14 15 27
24 Helena 65 97 22 13 22
25 San Francisco 72 90 7 31 30
26 Louisville 73 89 28 24 18
27 Charlotte 72 90 20 22 32
28 New Orleans 52 110 21 18 26
29 Burlington 79 83 31 4 25
30 Cleveland 62 100 9 30 31
31 Iowa City 61 101 29 10 28
32 San Juan 33 129 32 16 29