Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Season 18 Power Rankings #3

Season 18 is moving to the home stretch, but first, it's time to check in with another edition of the power rankings!  New Britain hangs on to the top spot in the rankings, posting a league best 30-10 since the last rankings.  Buffalo stays as a strong #2, continuing to post strong numbers and win games.  Defending champion Little Rock has surged up 8 spots to #3, as their pitching has improved significantly since the last rankings.  Honolulu drops one spot to #4, while Oklahoma City holds steady at #5.  

5 biggest climbers:  #12 New York (+10), #3 Little Rock (+8), #11 Pawtucket (+8), #19 San Francisco (+7), #17 Rochester (+6)

5 biggest falls: #23 Burlington (-10), #15 Tampa Bay (-9), #22 Boston (-7), #29 Helena (-5), #24 Louisville (-4), #13 Toronto (-4)

Here are the complete rankings, good luck down the stretch!






Offense
Pitching 
Last 40

Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 New Britain  86 36 1 3 1 3 0 30 10
2 Buffalo  84 38 2 2 0 4 1 28 12
3 Little Rock  75 47 11 4 2 15 3 26 14
4 Honolulu 72 50 3 1 0 12 -2 22 18
5 Oklahoma City 72 50 5 14 3 2 0 23 17
6 Tucson 69 53 10 6 3 6 7 24 16
7 Syracuse 74 48 4 8 -5 11 0 22 18
8 Atlanta 71 51 7 10 -4 14 -5 23 17
9 Salt Lake City 67 55 8 9 1 6 0 21 19
10 Richmond 69 53 12 19 0 5 -1 22 18
11 Pawtucket  64 58 19 5 7 17 7 25 15
12 New York 65 57 22 12 3 18 5 27 13
13 Toronto 69 53 9 10 -5 21 1 22 18
14 Memphis  69 53 17 29 1 12 3 24 16
15 Tampa Bay 65 57 6 29 -6 1 0 17 23
16 Seattle 61 61 14 15 2 6 1 19 21
17 Rochester 58 64 23 22 0 6 8 24 16
18 Oakland 62 60 16 7 1 24 -4 20 20
19 San Francisco 56 66 26 13 7 23 -2 21 19
20 Nashville  60 62 18 15 -1 19 0 20 20
21 Santa Cruz 62 60 21 26 2 16 -5 20 20
22 Boston 61 61 15 17 -6 25 2 17 23
23 Burlington 62 60 13 31 0 6 2 16 24
24 Louisville 55 67 20 25 -4 20 -3 16 24
25 Chicago  49 73 28 23 5 26 2 18 22
26 Charlotte 54 68 25 18 -5 29 0 15 25
27 Detroit 50 72 27 28 -3 22 -6 16 24
28 Cleveland 42 80 31 20 4 30 1 20 20
29 Helena 46 76 24 20 -4 27 -1 11 29
30 Vancouver 45 77 29 23 4 28 -3 16 24
31 New Orleans 36 86 30 27 -1 31 -1 10 30
32 San Juan 22 100 32 32 0 32 0 5 35

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Season 18 All-Star Coverage

The All-Star teams for Season 18 have been finalized, and we're here to bring you all of the coverage!

In the American League, the All-Star team is highlighted by Jay Borbon making his 10th appearance and Stewart Mouton making his 9th.  The AL has 10 first-time All-Stars as well.  9 teams had All-Stars with 8 of them having at least 2, with New Britain leading the way with 6. 

In the National League, six players are making at least their 7th appearance on the All-Star team, led by all-time Saves leader Jamie Mancuso, making his 11th appearance, and Jeremy Randall making his 9th.  There were only 5 first-time All-Stars on the NL squad.  12 teams had All-Stars in the NL, with 7 of them sending one player.  Buffalo had the most All-Stars with 8, followed by Honolulu with 5.

Here are the complete rosters!

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Starters


Player  Franchise  Appearance
C Livan Espinoza Little Rock 6th
1B Albert Aardsma Toronto 3rd
2B Mo Ferguson Little Rock 3rd
3B Emmanuel Moya New York 1st
SS Delino Santana Little Rock 4th
LF Jose Reyes Pawtucket 3rd
CF Clay Neal Nashville 1st
RF Donaldo Borbon Boston 1st
DH Bernie Jackson New York 2nd




Pitchers


Player  Franchise  Appearance
P Tony Gwynn New Britain 4th
P Ubaldo Merced Atlanta 2nd
P Bobby Valent Atlanta 1st
P Herbert Davis Seattle 3rd
P Zachrey Coleman Toronto 5th
P Valerio Baez New Britain 4th
P Jay Borbon Nashville 10th
P Ham Sampson Seattle 1st
P Stewart Mouton Pawtucket 9th
P Darron Lamb Atlanta 1st
P Tito Fox Pawtucket 3rd
P Walt DeWitt Seattle 1st
P Wilfredo Torres Atlanta 2nd




Reserves


Player  Franchise  Appearance
C Richard Tateyama New Britain 1st
1B Luis Guerrero New Britain 1st
2B Kyle Surtain Atlanta 3rd
3B Orber Pena Little Rock 3rd
SS Edgar Olivares Toronto 2nd
LF Geraldo Perez New Britain 3rd
CF Sidney Forbes New Britain 4th
RF Andres Veras Toronto 1st

AL All-Stars by Team
New Britain 6
Atlanta 5
Little Rock 4
Toronto 4
Pawtucket 3
Seattle 3
Nashville 2
New York 2
Boston 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Starters


Player  Franchise  Appearance
C Jeremy Randall Buffalo 9th
1B Alex Sanchez Tucson 3rd
2B Albert Valenzuela Buffalo 4th
3B Cesar Perez Tucson 3rd
SS Shaggy Keefe Salt Lake City 3rd
LF Butch Borland Syracuse 4th
CF Brendan O'Neil Honolulu 2nd
RF J.C. Ganzel Honolulu 6th




Pitchers


Player  Franchise  Appearance
P David Silva Buffalo 7th
P Jamie Mancuso Memphis 11th
P Jimmie Soto Buffalo 8th
P Ellis Brock Tampa Bay 3rd
P Markus Nelson Rochester 5th
P Tommy Stoddard Syracuse 2nd
P Norberto Morales Richmond 1st
P Jim Forbes Burlington 1st
P Alberto Campos Syracuse 8th
P Justin Jordan Tucson 4th
P Tim Blair Syracuse 1st
P Rock Hubbard Richmond 1st
P Enrique Navarre Buffalo 3rd
P Rafael Acosta Buffalo 2nd




Reserves


Player  Franchise  Appearance
C Carlos Mercedes Honolulu 3rd
1B Luis Navarro Oklahoma City 2nd
2B Adrian Skinner Honolulu 3rd
3B Ernie Hines Buffalo 6th
SS Rubby Bolivar Tucson 1st
LF Ivy Mench Honolulu 8th
CF Norm Hodges Santa Cruz 3rd
RF Davy Kendrick Buffalo 2nd

NL All-Stars by Team
Buffalo 8
Honolulu 5
Syracuse 4
Tucson  4
Richmond 2
Burlington 1
Memphis 1
Oklahoma City 1
Rochester 1
Salt Lake City 1
Santa Cruz 1
Tampa Bay 1

Monday, April 20, 2015

Season 18 Power Rankings #2

We're past the half way point of Season 18, which means it's time to check in with another edition of the power rankings!   There was a change at the top, as New Britain claims the top spot with an impressive 34-8 run since the last rankings.  Buffalo falls 1 spot to #2, while Honolulu jumps 10 spots up to #3!  Syracuse and Oklahoma City round out the top 5.  Honorable mention goes to Toronto who jumped 12 spots from 21 to 9.   Good luck to all in the second half, here are the complete rankings!






Offense
Pitching 
Last 42

Team  W L PREV Rank Chg Rank Chg W L
1 New Britain  56 26 6 4 2 3 7 34 8
2 Buffalo  56 26 1 2 5 5 -1 26 16
3 Honolulu 50 32 13 1 3 10 2 30 12
4 Syracuse 52 30 3 3 0 11 -5 26 16
5 Oklahoma City 49 33 5 17 1 2 0 26 16
6 Tampa Bay 48 34 7 23 4 1 0 25 17
7 Atlanta 48 34 9 6 6 9 5 24 18
8 Salt Lake City 46 36 11 10 4 6 -1 24 18
9 Toronto 47 35 21 5 8 22 7 27 15
10 Tucson 45 37 8 9 -7 13 0 23 19
11 Little Rock  49 33 2 6 2 18 -3 22 20
12 Richmond 47 35 4 19 -9 4 -1 21 21
13 Burlington 46 36 20 31 -6 8 8 25 17
14 Seattle 42 40 10 17 -1 7 1 20 22
15 Boston 44 38 14 11 -3 27 -3 23 19
16 Oakland 42 40 16 8 -7 20 0 19 23
17 Memphis  45 37 25 30 -5 15 7 26 16
18 Nashville  40 42 22 14 6 19 2 22 20
19 Pawtucket  39 43 12 12 -8 24 -5 19 23
20 Louisville 39 43 24 21 2 17 6 21 21
21 Santa Cruz 42 40 15 28 1 11 -4 19 23
22 New York 38 44 17 15 2 23 -5 18 24
23 Rochester 34 48 26 22 8 14 -4 22 20
24 Helena 35 47 31 16 12 26 1 22 20
25 Charlotte 39 43 19 13 -2 29 -1 18 24
26 San Francisco 35 47 23 20 -5 21 -4 17 25
27 Detroit 34 48 18 25 -4 16 -7 14 28
28 Chicago  31 51 27 28 -4 28 -2 15 27
29 Vancouver 29 53 30 27 4 25 0 14 28
30 New Orleans 26 56 29 26 -4 30 0 11 31
31 Cleveland 22 60 28 24 -5 31 0 10 32
32 San Juan 17 65 32 32 0 32 0 9 33

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Season 18 Power Rankings #1

Buffalo takes over the top spot, as Little Rock falls to #2!  Richmond catapults from 24 to 4!  Here's the full rankings!






Offense Pitching 

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