Monday, August 22, 2016

Season 38 Mid Season Power Rankings

Los Angeles Colemans
Current: 1  Last: 10

Who needs Andrea Sheffield? Rookie Erv George 26 of 28 in save opportunities.

Honolulu Jackwagons
 Current: 2  Last: 5

Louie Li notches his 200th win, as 'Wagons leapfrog two division rivals in the standings.

Richmond Confederates
Current: 3  Last: 2

Consistency separates them from the crowded NL South pack.

Colorado Surf Riders III
Current: 4  Last: 7

ChicoJiminez providing the much needed spark atop the order.

Cincinnati Dawgs
Current: 5  Last: 3

Leading the NL in runs, needing every one of them to stave off rival Detroit.

Santa Fe Brooks
Current: 6  Last: 4

Hoping to keep Wichita at bay while they wait for Rich Wright to return for the stretch run.

Wichita Rocks 
Current: 7  Last: 14

Looks like Brent Davis has figured it out; 9-1 since his rough start.

Detroit Chippewas 
Current: 8  Last: 13

As expected, rookie Aramis Javier gets the starting pitching on track to make their run at Cincinnati.

Washington D.C. Senators
Current: 9  Last: 8

Birdie Henley taking giant strides towards becoming World's all time strikeout leader while fending off Philly for the division.

Las Vegas  Bookies
Current: 10  Last:  1

Hitting has cooled off a bit, but their stellar run prevention has helped nurse their one time big lead.

Burlington Bookworms
Current: 11  Last: 19

Sharknado comment lights a fire under Giancarlo Valez. Excluding a shelling at Colorado, He's 3-1 with a 1.82 ERA since.

Iowa City Johnsons
  Current: 12  Last: 6

Two recent rough patches have them chasing Richmond for the division and a handful of teams for the Wild Card.

Scranton Rail Riders
Current: 13  Last: 17

Strong pen, led by Ricky Gold, keeping them within striking distance of both the division and a Wild Card.

Texas Wildcats
Current: 14  Last: 15

Late bloomer Eric Strickland poises to make his second All-Star team in as many seasons.

Montreal Stars
Current: 15  Last: 11

Close enough that they have to at least consider bringing up new International stud Josias Tejera.

Philadelphia Phoenix
Current: 16  Last: 9

The Stu McCurry revival is in full effect; the 38-year old is 4-1 with a 1.73 ERA since joining the rotation.

Jacksonville Minutemen
Current: 17  Last: 21

Still in the mix for a Wild Card, but the bigger question is whether or not Redondo will be wearing a different uniform before the end of the year.

Tampa Bay Don Cesars
Current: 18  Last: 16

Has been fading in and out of contention all season...waiting for the real Dons to show up.

Pittsburgh Appalachians
Current: 19  Last: 18

Berry lost for the season while ownership is galavanting around town. Maybe time for a curfew in Pittsburgh.

Tacoma Tornadoes
Current: 20  Last: 26

Things are moving quickly for newly signed Jair Jacquez...out of the Dominican, into the rotation, and accepting a Player of the Week Award.

Charlotte Charlatans
Current: 21  Last: 22
They've grinded their way to the division lead on the back of Kosuke Sakamoto, 5-1 with a 2.03 ERA in his last eight starts.

Fargo Marlboro Men
Current: 22  Last: 12

Pitching staff holding their own, but almost the entire line up went into a slump (save Anibal Olivares.)

Durham Bulls
Current: 23  Last: 25

Have been quietly digging out of the hole created by their 0-10 start and playing some solid ball.

Anaheim Arte Morenos
Current: 24  Last: 23

Oquist scores two Player of the Week Awards and should make another All-Star team.

Syracuse Barking Spiders
Current: 25  Last: 27

Ownership gives the entire scouting department the “Coffee's for Closers” speech. First prize is a Cadillac, second prize is a set of steak knives...third prize is you're fired.

Toledo Mud Hens
Current: 26  Last: 20

Starters are taxing the bullpen, but they're staying afloat for a shot at the division.

Trenton Thunder
Current: 27  Last: 24

Should be one heckuva parade down the one street in municipal Trenton next spring as Nick Jacquez and John Suzuki enter the Hall together.

San Jose Sea Slugs
Current: 28  Last: 28

Holding their own and playing spoiler against some contenders. Tomas Rivera on pace for a career high in homers.

San Francisco Lockdown
Current: 29  Last: 31

Rookie Tony Campos enjoying the spacious digs of AT&T Park.

New York Blues
Current: 30  Last: 29

Have won 6 of 9, including taking series against Las Vegas and Honolulu.

New York Bombers
Current: 31  Last:  30

Jimmy Elarton mashing his way to a third All-Star appearance.

Chicago Blagos
Current: 32   Last: 32

In the midst of a 10-5 stretch and playing spoiler to some tough NL South opponents.

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