Friday, April 22, 2016

Season 37 Pre-Season Power Rankings

Honolulu Jackwagons
Current: 1 

Louie Li  added to the AL's top pitching staff.

Los Angeles Colemans
Current: 2 

Have to go back to Iowa's season 22 team ERA to top the Coleman's 2.96 mark last season.

Wichita Rocks
Current: 3 

No major changes to a team that has averaged 99.5 wins over the past four seasons.

Iowa City Johnsons
Current: 4 

Run production may take a hit with the loss of Sherman Curtis, but their core offensive group are still in their primes.

Fargo Marlboro Men
Current: 5

Anibal Olivares joins the second most productive offense in the NL.

Jacksonville Minutemen
Current 6

The champs look like they may be resetting, but Stefen Redondo is capable of carrying an offense.

Scranton Rail Riders
Current: 7

Brought in stud arms Ricky Gold and Gary Pressley to take pressure off the high powered offense.

St. Louis Sabotage
Current: 8

Victor Diaz  and some other solid arms bolster an already formidable staff.

Washington D.C. Senators
Current: 9

Team built primarily through the draft is paying dividends for the savy GM and scouting department.  Looks like it's all coming together.

Toledo Mudhens
Current: 10

Offensive production will take a hit with the move to Toledo, but the pitching staff will gain some protection.  A solid core of veteran players.

Santa Fe Brooks
Current: 11

Lost some arms to FA, but picked up solid replacements by trading for Rich Wright, Pasqual Rodriguz, and Cecil Clark.  Offense will continue to rake.

Pittsburgh Appalachians
Current: 12

Will always be in contention as long as Izquierdo and Berry are around.

Colorado Surf Riders III
Current: 13

Offense is going to rake, but will run prevention be enough to keep them in contention?

Anaheim Arte Morenos
Current: 14

An offense that struggled last season gets a boost with the acquisitions of Zapata and Hennessey.

Richmond Confederates
Current: 15

Troy Perez and Alex Pena sparked an incredible playoff run the World Series.  The offensive is capable of exploding . 

Montreal Stars
Current: 16

Window is just opening for this young group of Stars.

Charlotte Charlatans
Current: 17

If the progression continues, we should see a 90+ win team.

Burlington Bookworms
Current: 18

Still finished third in the AL in pitching, even after down years from some of their key guys.  Joe Cooper will certainly help the offense.

Philadelphia Phoenix
Current: 19

Will always be in the conversation with the great starting pitching.

Tacoma Tornadoes
Current: 20

Going to need to get Molina and Peron some help in the line up, but these guys are capable of carrying an offense.

Cincinnati Dawgs
Current: 21

A change in ownership and a move to Cincinnati brought an increase of 13 wins.  If that type of progression continues, expect a contender.

Detroit Chippewas
Current: 22

Arrival of young talent brought about a nine win increase.  More prospects are on the way...

Durham Bulls
Current: 23

If the offense can continue to be just above average, new arms James Barker, J.O. Balboa, and Manny Stuart
could be the difference makers.

Tampa Bay Don Cesars
Current: 24

Signed Denny Jung, but was not able to land an impact arm.

New York Blues
Current: 25

Move to Queens will probably help run production, while continuing to be pitcher friendly.

San Francisco Lockdown
Current: 26

Offense needs to step up in order to make a run.

Syracuse Barking Spiders
Current: 27

Looks like it's rebuild mode in rural NY.

New York
New York Bombers
Current 28

Added some nice pieces in the off season, including Sidney Little.

Las Vegas  Bookies
Current: 29

The signing of David Sisk for the middle of the line up means they are in the business of winning.

Chicago Blagos
Current: 30

Ross Rogers seems to be a perfect fit for Wrigley.

Trenton Thunder
Current: 31

Offense should rebound after taking a year off.

Texas Wildcats
Current: 32

Acquired stud hitters Sherman Curtis and Geoff Cunningham, so they should add enough wins to get into the mix.

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