Friday, December 2, 2016

Season 23 League Leaders

Here's a recap of the Season 23 League Leaders!

All-Time Top 5 Performances in Season 23
Stolen Bases - Manuel Paez, Trenton - 109 - 3rd All-Time
Wins - Boomer Lange, Chicago - 26 - Tied for 3rd All-Time
Home Runs - Ken Ingram, Chicago - 65 - 4th All-Time
WHIP - Justin Jordan, Salem - 0.89 - Tied for 4th All-Time

Multiple Category Leaders
Boomer Lange, Chicago (NL) - 3 - W, IP, QS
Sherman Dunston, Boise (AL) - 3 - AVG, SLG, OPS
Ham Sampson, Seattle (AL) - 3 - IP, CG, Shutouts
Ken Ingram, Chicago (NL) - 2 - HR, SLG
Justin Jordan, Salem (NL) - 2 - ERA, WHIP
Deven Fielder, Wichita (AL) - 2 - ERA, WHIP
Ollie Keppel, Burlington (NL) - 2 - CG, Shutouts
George McCartin, Seattle (AL) - 2 - QS, Shutouts

LEAGUE LEADERS
Offense
American League
Batting Average Sherman Dunston Boise .342
Home Runs Brett Leach Seattle 55
RBI Sean Lewis Helena 140
Stolen Bases Manuel Paez Trenton 109
Hits Clint Champion Columbus 207
Runs Ernest Hancock Little Rock 131
OBP Luis Guerrero Little Rock .424
SLG Sherman Dunston Boise .655
OPS Sherman Dunston Boise 1.072
National League
Batting Average Sean Hollins Richmond .340
Home Runs Ken Ingram Chicago 65
RBI Rodrigo Toregas Louisville 145
Stolen Bases Howie Hooper Burlington 78
Hits J.C. Ganzel Honolulu 212
Runs Vic Hall Louisville 128
OBP Jimmy Fox Syracuse .412
SLG Ken Ingram Chicago .678
OPS Julio Park Durham 1.007
Pitching
American League
ERA Deven Fielder Wichita 2.59
Wins Everth Almanzar Helena 20
Strikeouts Ellis Brock Tampa Bay 180
Saves Gregg Clifton New York 40
WHIP Deven Fielder Wichita 1.01
Innings Pitched Ham Sampson Seattle 268.2
Quality Starts George McCartin Seattle 29
Complete Games Ham Sampson Seattle 6
Shutouts 7 Tied 1
National League
ERA Justin Jordan Salem 1.98
Wins Boomer Lange Chicago 26
Strikeouts Nicholas Gil Las Vegas 244
Saves Rijo Tejera Salem 45
WHIP Justin Jordan Salem 0.89
Innings Pitched Boomer Lange Chicago 265.2
Quality Starts Boomer Lange Chicago 30
Complete Games Ollie Keppel Burlington 8
Shutouts Ollie Keppel Burlington 3

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Season 23 Final Power Rankings

The regular season is over and the playoffs are under way in Season 23, so the look back at regular season begins with the final power rankings!  And on top, it's Little Rock, completing an amazing regular season that saw their win total increase by 53 from the previous owner.  Just behind them are defending champion Helena and Chicago at the 2 and 3 spots, you really can't say anything bad about their regular seasons either.  The 4th 100 win team, Richmond checks in at #4, and Seattle surges into the top 5 with a surge of offense down the stretch, to go with the world's top pitching staff this season.  Now for the biggest climbers and biggest falls since the last rankings!

Biggest Climbers: #5 Seattle (+5), #17 New York (NL) (+5), #12 St. Louis (+4), #20 Columbus (+4)

Biggest Falls: #24 New York (AL) (-4), #27 New Britain (-4), #10 Syracuse (-3), #32 Oakland (-3)

It will be an interesting postseason for sure.  Will the powerhouses prevail, or will one of the other teams in the mix pull through with a surprise run?  Good luck to the playoff teams, here are the complete final rankings for Season 23!

Pitching Offense LAST PER
Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Little Rock 108 54 3 3 1 4 1 30 10
2 Helena 107 55 4 2 1 7 0 29 10
3 Chicago 106 56 1 5 1 1 0 27 13
4 Richmond 101 61 2 3 -2 6 0 23 17
5 Seattle 93 69 10 1 1 15 4 24 15
6 Durham 96 66 6 8 5 9 3 26 14
7 Wichita 95 67 5 12 0 8 1 24 16
8 Louisville 87 75 8 21 2 3 -1 24 15
9 Oklahoma City 86 76 9 8 0 12 -3 21 18
10 Syracuse 91 71 7 16 -1 10 -2 20 19
11 Honolulu 84 78 13 20 -3 4 0 22 18
12 St. Louis 90 72 16 6 1 27 -1 22 17
13 Tampa Bay 89 73 11 7 -2 24 1 20 20
14 Charlotte 82 80 12 13 -3 11 2 19 20
15 Boise 85 77 15 23 1 2 1 19 21
16 Nashville  88 74 14 18 -2 13 4 19 20
17 New York (NL) 81 81 22 15 3 18 5 20 20
18 Salem 79 83 18 10 1 21 3 18 21
19 Las Vegas 87 75 17 17 2 23 -4 19 21
20 Columbus 73 89 24 24 5 13 -4 20 19
21 Buffalo  78 84 19 19 1 18 -4 19 21
22 Trenton 78 84 21 11 -2 30 1 19 21
23 Rochester 75 87 25 14 7 28 -1 20 20
24 New York (AL) 76 86 20 22 -8 24 -5 15 24
25 Boston 70 92 28 26 2 26 2 18 21
26 Mexico City 63 99 27 29 -2 18 1 15 24
27 New Britain  63 99 23 27 -6 22 -4 13 26
28 Detroit 55 107 26 30 -1 16 -1 15 25
29 Burlington 60 102 32 25 0 32 0 16 23
30 Houston 52 110 31 32 0 17 -1 12 28
31 Washington 56 106 30 31 0 29 0 12 27
32 Oakland 58 104 29 28 -2 31 -1 12 28


Season 23 Power Rankings # 3

Very untimely due to the commissioner's recent heavy travel schedule, but here were the power rankings through three quarters of the season!

Pitching Offense LAST PER
Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Chicago 79 43 5 6 6 1 0 33 8
2 Richmond 78 44 1 1 2 6 -5 28 13
3 Little Rock 78 44 2 4 1 5 -2 30 11
4 Helena 78 45 4 3 1 7 -1 29 13
5 Wichita 71 51 6 12 2 9 0 24 17
6 Durham 70 52 12 13 -2 12 2 24 17
7 Syracuse 71 52 3 15 -7 8 -1 22 20
8 Louisville 63 60 11 23 0 2 3 25 17
9 Oklahoma City 65 58 9 8 -3 9 3 23 19
10 Seattle 69 54 7 2 0 19 0 21 21
11 Tampa Bay 69 53 13 5 -4 25 3 23 18
12 Charlotte 63 60 16 10 6 13 -2 24 18
13 Honolulu 62 60 19 17 2 4 6 22 19
14 Nashville  69 54 18 16 2 17 9 25 17
15 Boise 66 56 15 24 3 3 1 23 18
16 St. Louis 68 55 8 7 0 26 -2 20 22
17 Las Vegas 68 54 14 19 1 19 -5 22 19
18 Salem 61 62 10 11 2 24 -3 20 22
19 Buffalo  59 63 22 20 1 14 -1 21 20
20 New York (AL) 61 62 23 14 7 19 -2 21 21
21 Trenton 59 63 25 9 0 31 -1 23 18
22 New York (NL) 61 61 17 18 -8 23 -1 19 22
23 New Britain  50 73 24 21 -6 18 1 15 27
24 Columbus 53 70 20 29 -1 9 -1 11 31
25 Rochester 55 67 21 21 -5 27 -4 15 26
26 Detroit 40 82 29 29 2 15 3 17 24
27 Mexico City 48 75 26 27 -2 19 6 14 28
28 Boston 52 71 27 28 2 28 -1 16 26
29 Oakland 46 76 30 26 3 30 -1 16 25
30 Washington 44 79 32 31 -5 29 2 17 25
31 Houston 40 82 28 32 0 16 0 8 33
32 Burlington 44 79 31 25 -1 32 0 13 29

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Season 23 All-Star Coverage

This season's All-Star break is upon us, so let's see who made the teams!

In the American League, 40 year-old Stewart Mouton of Tampa Bay headlines the team, making his 10th All-Star team, this time as a closer! Charlotte SS Delino Santana is making his 9th appearance in the big game, continuing his success with his new team this season.  Columbus and Wichita led the way overall with 5 All-Stars each, while Helena had a respectable 4.  The roster consists of a lot of new blood, as 17 of the 30 players are 1st time All-Stars!

On the National League side, many of the old guard are missing who you see on the All-Star rosters just about every season; however, Oklahoma City's Matty Posada still managed to make the team for an incredible 13th time!  Fellow ace, Justin Jordan of Salem is making his 7th appearance.  Leading the way for most All-Stars is Richmond with a stellar total of 8!  Chicago, Louisville and Syracuse all managed to get 4 players on the team.  Despite the perceived changing of the guard, there's still only 9 first time All-Stars on the NL team.

Here are the complete rosters!

American League All-Stars
Starters
Player
Team
Appearance
C
Carlos DeLeon
Wichita
3rd
1B
Luis Guerrero
Little Rock
4th
2B
Sean Lewis
Helena
2nd
3B
Walt Silva
Boise
1st
SS
Delino Santana
Charlotte
9th
LF
Albert Mendoza
Wichita
1st
CF
Brett Puckett
Nashville
2nd
RF
Ernest Hancock
Little Rock
1st
DH
Nate Lincoln
Columbus
1st

Pitchers
Player
Team
Appearance
P
Stewart Mouton
Tampa Bay
10th
P
Gregg Clifton
New York
1st
P
Johan Metcalfe
Mexico City
1st
P
Matty Prieto
Nashville
1st
P
Deven Fielder
Wichita
2nd
P
Ned Perez
Helena
1st
P
Jack Jacobs
Columbus
1st
P
Ellis Brock
Tampa Bay
6th
P
George McCartin
Seattle
2nd
P
Orlando Lee
Little Rock
1st
P
Alex Wong
Helena
1st
P
Vin Lee
Nashville
2nd
P
Marshall Romero
Mexico City
1st

Reserves
Player
Team
Appearance
C
Nipsey Watkins
Charlotte
1st
1B
John Greer
Columbus
1st
2B
Emmanuel Moya
Wichita
3rd
3B
Harry Lopez
Columbus
1st
SS
Luis Martin
Columbus
1st
LF
Al Hughes
Helena
2nd
CF
Victor Camacho
Wichita
1st
RF
Heathcliff Davis
New York
2nd

AL All-Stars by Team
Columbus 5
Wichita 5
Helena 4
Little Rock 3
Nashville 3
Charlotte 2
Mexico City 2
New York 2
Tampa Bay 2
Boise 1
Seattle 1

National League All-Stars
Starters
Player
Team
Appearance
C
Mike Russell
Richmond
3rd
1B
Julio Park
Durham
3rd
2B
Ken Ingram
Chicago
5th
3B
Miguel Armas
Syracuse
2nd
SS
Edgar Olivares
Oklahoma City
4th
LF
Jimmy Fox
Syracuse
1st
CF
Jeanmar Pulido
Syracuse
1st
RF
Sean Hollins
Richmond
1st

Pitchers
Player
Team
Appearance
P
Ralph Moseley
Richmond
5th
P
Boomer Lange
Chicago
3rd
P
Allan Blackley
Chicago
3rd
P
Rico Tejera
Salem
4th
P
Tim Blair
Syracuse
4th
P
Al Gonzales
Louisville
1st
P
Glen Stokes
Richmond
2nd
P
Matty Posada
Oklahoma City
13th
P
Justin Jordan
Salem
7th
P
Nathan Ross
Richmond
2nd
P
Wiki Mateo
Las Vegas
2nd
P
Nicholas Miller
Washington
5th
P
Burke Gibson
St. Louis
1st
P
Marcos Perez
St. Louis
1st

Reserves
Player
Team
Appearance
C
Ron Bailey
New York
1st
1B
Ryan Moore
Louisville
1st
2B
Everett Barnes
Richmond
4th
3B
Dingo Price
Chicago
4th
SS
Rodrigo Toregas
Louisville
4th
LF
Scott Serrano
Richmond
3rd
CF
Banana Alexander
Richmond
1st
RF
Vic Hall
Louisville
2nd

NL All-Stars by Team
Richmond 8
Chicago 4
Louisville 4
Syracuse 4
Oklahoma City 2
Salem 2
St. Louis 2
Durham 1
Las Vegas 1
New York 1
Washington 1

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Season 23 Power Rankings #2

We've reached the half way point of Season 23, so it's time to check in with another edition of the power rankings!  And at the top, it's Richmond reclaiming it's preseason #1 ranking as they continue to excel all around.  Surging to #2, up 8 spots, is Little Rock, amazingly one of the worst teams a season ago under different management.  Syracuse holds steady at #3, while previous #1 Helena checks in at #4, and it's Chicago, skyrocketing 12 spots to #5 thanks to their offense coming alive, that rounds out the top 5.  Now for the biggest climbers and biggest falls since the last rankings!

Biggest Climbers:  #10 Salem (+15), #5 Chicago (+12), #11 Louisville (+9), #2 Little Rock (+8), #18 Nashville (+6)

Biggest Falls: #23 New York (AL) (-18), #20 Columbus (-9), #24 New Britain (-8), #19 Honolulu (-5), #32 Washington (-5)

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

Pitching Offense LAST 41
Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 Richmond 50 31 2 3 5 1 1 26 15
2 Little Rock 48 33 10 5 5 3 5 27 14
3 Syracuse 49 32 3 8 3 7 -2 26 15
4 Helena 49 32 1 4 -2 6 -5 22 19
5 Chicago 46 35 17 12 4 1 15 24 17
6 Wichita 47 34 9 14 1 9 -2 24 17
7 Seattle 48 33 4 2 -1 19 1 22 19
8 St. Louis 48 33 6 7 -1 24 -5 22 19
9 Oklahoma City 42 39 7 5 -2 12 2 19 22
10 Salem 41 40 25 13 6 21 7 26 15
11 Louisville 38 43 20 23 6 5 -2 24 17
12 Durham 46 35 8 11 -6 14 6 20 21
13 Tampa Bay 46 35 12 1 3 28 -3 21 20
14 Las Vegas 46 35 13 20 -2 14 -2 24 17
15 Boise 43 38 18 27 0 4 1 24 17
16 Charlotte 39 42 21 16 9 11 5 23 18
17 New York (NL) 42 39 15 10 6 22 -11 21 20
18 Nashville  44 37 24 18 3 26 -2 25 16
19 Honolulu 40 41 14 19 -5 10 3 20 21
20 Columbus 42 39 11 28 -4 8 -4 18 23
21 Rochester 40 41 19 16 -4 23 0 21 20
22 Buffalo  38 43 22 21 5 13 5 19 22
23 New York (AL) 40 41 5 21 -8 17 -7 16 25
24 New Britain  35 46 16 15 -8 19 -4 16 25
25 Trenton 36 45 23 9 0 30 1 18 23
26 Mexico City 34 47 29 25 -2 25 1 20 21
27 Boston 36 45 30 30 0 27 -1 20 21
28 Houston 32 49 31 32 -1 16 4 17 24
29 Detroit 23 58 26 31 1 18 -9 8 33
30 Oakland 30 51 32 29 -1 29 1 16 25
31 Burlington 31 50 28 24 -4 32 0 15 26
32 Washington 27 54 27 26 -4 31 -2 12 29