Thursday, April 20, 2017

Season 24 Wrap Up - Richmond Comes Out on Top!

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Richmond Wins Their Third Title in Five Seasons!

The Season 24 Playoffs were a battle yet again, and it's Richmond, ranked #7 in the final power rankings, that came out of it with their 3rd Kenny Powers title in 5 seasons.  Richmond defeated Boise in the World Series in 5 games.  Perhaps Boise didn't have much left in the tank after defeating the top 2 teams in the final power rankings, Helena and Little Rock, in the previous 2 rounds.  The Richmond bats stepped it up in the postseason, clubbing 24 Home Runs in 14 games and finishing with an OPS 77 points higher than their regular season totals.  When the bats get going for the world's top ranked pitching team, they are going to be tough to beat, which was the case during the playoffs, as Richmond's #1 staff continued their excellence with 3.06 playoff ERA.  It was an impressive run for Boise as well, as their pitching staff also majorly stepped it up in the playoffs, which allowed them to topple two 108+ win teams on their way to the World Series.  They couldn't get over that final hump, but congratulations to bubbleboy and Boise on a great run.

That does it for Season 24.  See you back soon for Season 25!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Season 24 Award Winners

Here is your Awards recap for Season 24!

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
American League - 
Sherman Dunston, Boise - .335 AVG 52 HR 165 RBI
It's just another MVP trophy for Dunston, his 7th.  He did win a batting title in Season 24, the only category he led, and put up very impressive numbers; however, it seems there may have been more deserving candidates this season.  Some must auto-vote for him any time they see him on the ballot. Dunston did not earn any other honors this past season, but he was MVP nonetheless.

National League - Julio Park, Durham - .298 AVG 51 HR 151 RBI
Park, one of the elite power bats in Kenny Powers, put up stellar numbers in leading Durham to their best record in franchise history.  This resulted in him winning his 1st MVP award in Season 24.  Park led the NL in RBI, Slugging and OPS.  He made the All-Star Team, won the Home Run Derby, won a Silver Slugger award and a Gold Glove.  What a season!  He truly did it all in Season 24.

CY YOUNG AWARD
American League - Shawn Olson, Helena - 21-3 2.48 ERA 162 K
The 26 year-old lefty earned his first Cy Young award in Season 24 leading a stellar Helena staff that accumulated an impressive 108 wins.  Olson, the AL's leader in ERA and WHIP, also made his 1st All-Star team in Season 24.  It wouldn't be a surprise to see Olson compete for future Cy Young awards given his impressive ratings, age and the fact that he is on a very strong Helena team.

National League - Tim Blair, Syracuse - 20-2 1.76 ERA 215 K
It's Cy Young award #2 for Blair, who also took the honors in Season 19.  The NL ERA leader tied for the 5th lowest ERA in Kenny Powers history in Season 24, also posting healthy strikeout total.  He also made his 5th All-Star team this past season.  What's even more impressive is that Blair is the career leader in both ERA and WHIP in Kenny Powers, a feat that probably better describes how stellar his career has been.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
American League - Hiram Freeman, Madison - .297 AVG 51 HR 145 RBI
It was quite the season for the Madison rookie Right Fielder, showing that the impressive power he demonstrated in the minors translates over to the big leagues.  The #2 pick in the Season 21 draft, Freeman was up for a short stint in Season 23 before getting to play the full year for Madison in Season 24.  Going forward, he's going to get a lot of K's, as he doesn't have the best batting eye, but when he connects it's a good bet the ball could be leaving the yard.

National League - Shooter Perkins, Durham - 12-4 2.67 ERA 91 K
The Durham righty earned his way into the rotation for a very good Durham team in Season 24 and he did not disappoint, taking home Rookie of the Year honors in the NL with 12 wins and a very good ERA, particularly in the hitter-friendly confines of Durham.  Perkins was the #12 pick in the Season 21 draft.  His ratings indicate he should be solid going forward.  If you were to nitpick, his LH split is average, and doesn't have that one great out pitch, but everything else looks great.

FIREMAN OF THE YEAR
American League -  Butch Gray, New York - 2.12 ERA 41 SV, 1st win
National League - Gene Bonilla, Chicago - 4.30 ERA 43 SV, 1st win

SILVER SLUGGER AWARDS
American League
DH Wendell Myatt Oakland 2nd
C Richard Tateyama Little Rock 3rd
1B John Greer Boston 2nd
2B Sean Lewis Helena 3rd
3B Geovany Batista New Britain 1st
SS Delino Santana Charlotte 5th
LF Al Hughes Helena 1st
CF Brett Puckett Nashville 2nd
RF Ernest Hancock Little Rock 2nd

National League
P Nate White Washington 1st
C Deven Hernandez Honolulu 2nd
1B Julio Park Durham 2nd
2B Albert Valenzuela Buffalo 7th
3B Elmer Miller Honolulu 1st
SS Brendan O'Neil Oklahoma City 3rd
LF Damon Duran Honolulu 2nd
CF Norm Hodges St. Louis 4th
RF Vic Hall Louisville 2nd

GOLD GLOVE AWARDS
American League
P Che-Bang Uchida Charlotte 1st
C Mule Raymond Seattle 1st
1B Manuel Paez Madison 1st
2B David Meng Little Rock 3rd
3B Armando Vincente Cleveland 2nd
SS Noah Straily New York 2nd
LF Charles Gang Oakland 1st
CF Miguel Cruz Monterrey 1st
RF Walt Silva Boise 3rd

National League
P Floyd Glenn Durham 1st
C Alfonso Estrada Rochester 2nd
1B Julio Park Durham 1st
2B Tim Howard Durham 1st
3B Dingo Price Chicago 2nd
SS Joaquin Ugueto Honolulu 2nd
LF Bert Crosby Durham 1st
CF Saul Santos New York 3rd
RF Darryl Matthews New York 1st

Friday, March 31, 2017

Season 24 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.

Once again, I'm happy to report no strikes were earned in Season 24 and no one has any strikes on their record.  dwrightjr5 only won 51, but the requirement for first season owners is only 50.

For next season, the following owners need to win more than the 55 minimum to reach the 185 win three season requirement to avoid a strike: breezee - 56, jnosek - 59, merott - 63

Here's the complete summary through Season 24.

Wins
American League 3-Season Needed in 
Team Owner S22 S23 S24  Win Total S25 for 185
Boise Taters bubbleboy 88 85 95 268
Boston Red Sox dwrightjr5 51
Charlotte StarLords goodtymes31  78 82 96 256
Cleveland Rocks scotsmet 76
Helena Bighorns bluebaran 98 107 108 313
Kansas City Monarchs spcaesar 71
Little Rock Little Necrophiliac Nine ab90 108 112
Madison Milk Stouts fireattack 86
Monterrey Charros sethstorer 65
Nashville Neutron Bombs Ghostrunner 75 88 86 249
New Britain Frothing Walruses merott 106 63 59 228 63
New York Yankees grissom97 73 81 83 237
Oakland Invaders jnosek 72 58 68 198 59
Seattle SuperSonics alogman1 88 93 86 267
Tampa Bay Sunherd Frozenherd * 82 89 68 239
Wichita Wankers jamesp469 89 95 85 269
Wins
National League 3-Season Needed in 
Team Owner S22 S23 S24  Win Total S25 for 185
Buffalo Tiny Chickens AceCards 88 78 73 239
Burlington Giant Pumpkins breezee 67 60 69 196 56
Chicago White Sox slashtc 92 106 91 289
Durham Screwballs oakman310 79 96 104 279
Honolulu Tiki Gods dodgersrays 84 84 88 256
Houston Hounds jjcq3f  69
Las Vegas Crap Shoot pbsilver11 81 87 88 256
Louisville Sluggers yanks21 88 87 92 267
New York Empire tmfran 76 64
Oklahoma City Bombers tisi29 84 86 74 244
Richmond Manamfasha TXLnghrn 100 101 94 295
Rochester Garbage Plates jimt14120 78 75 82 235
Salem Ducks trimhunter99 72 79 76 227
St. Louis Gunners Er' Back cosborn 84 90 78 252
Syracuse Blizzard groth911  88 91 89 268
Washington D.C. Senators hrrng_dnn 66



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