Sunday, April 27, 2008

Power Rankings NL Week 1

1. Cheyenne Marmots-


Last Week: NR
Record: 5-3
Expected Win %: .561
Interesting, But Meaningless: Chris Durbin is on the pace for 184 stolen bases (9). not to be outdone Luis Amaral is on pace for 148(7)
Yikes: 2nd year closer Royce Peters is out 61 days with a shoulder injury


2. Colorado Springs Organizational Filler-

Last Week: NR
Record: 7-2
Expected Win %: .603
Interesting, But Meaningless: Early favorite for NL ROY Jesse Walton batting .366 5hr 12 rbi
Yikes: SS Damian Perkins injury (20hr + solid defence) is putting a damper on a good start on a tough division. Can they keep it up?




3. Montreal Money Shots
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Last Week: NR
Record: 6-3
Expected Win %: .689
Interesting, But Meaningless:
Yikes: Eugene Pryce is batting almost 100 points over his career BA .272



4. Nashville Park Tanners-
Last Week: NR
Record: 8-2
Expected Win %: .720
Interesting, But Meaningless: Brandon Roosevelt is on pace for 288 strikeouts and only giving up 162 hits
Yikes: with 9 errors the Park Tanners lead the league



5. San Diego Surf -


Last Week: NR
Record: 6-3
Expected Win %: .571
Interesting, But Meaningless: Thomas Campbell in on pace for 92 hrs that might be a career high
Yikes: as a team righties are batting .228 against Surf pitchers




6. Atlanta Braves-


Last Week: NR
Record: 6-4
Expected Win %: .693
Interesting, But Meaningless: 1B Tito Hume is on pace for 96 Dingers
Yikes: 0-3 on the road with a road ERA of 6.57 3 runs more than their home era.





7. New York Burros


Last Week: NR
Record: 4-4
Expected Win %: .513
Interesting, But Meaningless: an expected .513 win percentage puts them at what 86-76 for the season...... man should have took that bet.
Yikes: 53 team strike outs and 68 team hits tells the whole story




8.Cincinnati Bowties -

Last Week: NR
Record: 4-4
Expected Win %: .307
Interesting, But Meaningless: on pace for 1300 strike outs lead by alex wangs change at 250 k's
Yikes: Last seasons ROY Carlos Hernandez is batting .194 with 2 hrs (s7 .302 with 45 hr)




9. Florida Marlins -

Last Week: NR
Record: 5-5
Expected Win %: .521
Interesting, But Meaningless: Season 7 was the franchises 1st winning season
Yikes: SS Preston Ward's batting average has dipped every season he has been in Florida.
10. Little Rock Labradors -


Last Week: NR
Record: 5-5
Expected Win %: .626
Interesting, But Meaningless: CL Kyle Laker is only dominant when you can get him in the game. Little Rock is having trouble with that right now
Yikes: Reliever Roger Davis is 02 with a 18.00



11. Colorado MILE HIGH CLUB -


Last Week: NR
Record: 2-6
Expected Win %: .438
Interesting, But Meaningless: Murders Row(Beltran, mullens, harding) has 4 combined hrs so far
Yikes: From 2 Cy Young Canidates in Season 7 to a team era of 7.15



12. Seattle Warbirds

Last Week: NR
Record: 4-6
Expected Win %: .531
Interesting, But Meaningless: Kevin Chiasson has had a hit in every game this season
Yikes: Proud holder of the least control Starting Pitchers in the NL(avg 53)



13. Milwaukee Blues -

Last Week: NR
Record: 5-5
Expected Win %: .437
Interesting, But Meaningless: Ratings wise this is the worst starting lineup in the NL (avg rating 62)
Yikes: 7 players are on pace to strikeout 100+ times



14. Cleveland Wild Dogs-


Last Week: NR
Record: 5-5
Expected Win %: .443
Interesting, But Meaningless: Catcher Neil Fletcher is back batting over .400 at a year off
Yikes:Bonk Ross leads the league in strikouts at 13


15. Richmond Revolution-


Last Week: NR
Record: 2-7
Expected Win %: .186
Interesting, But Meaningless: Rule 5 pitcher Orber Bennett is taking the year off on the DL. Already at -17 days. he's not likely to see time off the DL this season.
Yikes: they have given up 2 times as many runs as they have scored 26-58



16. Hartford T Ball-


Last Week: NR
Record: 1-8
Expected Win %: .184
Interesting, But Meaningless: only 2 active players on the ML roster have been developed from the farm system. Worst total in the league
Yikes: Payroll is 107.9 Million and they are dead last in the league in wins

6 comments:

Jack said...

Ratings-wise? Meaning ... overall rating? Didn't you say in a previous post that overall rating means next to nothing?

Not trying to nitpick you on this blog (I swear!) just arguing for the fun of it.

Jack said...

Also: I find it curious that after splitting with your #3 and #8 teams Milwaukee is 13th in the power rankings. If this is based on year-to-date, I think I've earned a higher spot. Perhaps based on potential I deserve to be 13th, but certainly not after a week in which I went 5-5 after upper half competition. No?

Jack said...

I guess my overlying point is this: I feel as though the ratings on this blog are being given based on past performance (from when I wasn't the owner). However, I would like everyone to know I am here to stay. I think I've made some good moves getting my organization built a little better for the future and we've got great hope and a lot to look forward to. And the Blue Stockings will be on top in no time.

That is all.

Jack said...

I just realized the ratings thing was under "Interesting but meaningless" ... I retract my bitchy post.

Seriously though ... this blog is excellent and a big part of why I love this league so much (since I cant check the league page at work -- blocked -- but can check this blog). Hats off to you, my friend. I love it. I promise I'll relax soon.

btkantz said...

it's cool, I love to stir the pot. The 1st week is always very close and will probably be completely different next week.

Maybe you will move up to #12

Jack said...

Haha ZING!