6. Atlanta Previous Rank (9)
As I commented in my first Power Ranks, I always overlook Atlanta and there they are at the end of the season always in playoff contention.
The Cheese Grits own the 4th best record in the AL, the offense is being led by Darrin Blake who was a savvy off-season signing.
Some teams know there their bread is buttered, in Atlanta they know where there "Grits are Cheese" and that's their pitching staff. Specifically Gerniomo Sanchez a sure fire Cy Young finalist with numbers of 14-2, 2.75 ERA.
7. Pittsburgh Previous Rank (NR)
Dizz was worried about jinxing his team with his statement about having the 2nd best team ERA. Well I figured I'd double-down on the Jinx Factor and throw the stink of the Power Ranks on him as well.
The Stubbabubbas while leading the NL North are actually underacheiving, their expected win % is a full 50pts above current .514 win %
8. Boise Previous Rank (NR)
Boise makes their first Power Ranks since, the first edition last season. At the time I stated "It would be unfair not to include the team with the best record in all
of Hunter. I believe thta jbburner has made several strong moves to
improved his organization however, I think it will still be another 1-2
seasons before he reaps "playoff" fruits for his labour in the field.
That said, this spot is a tip of a cap to a great start to the season"
So it looks like it was 1 season before they interjected themselves into the playoff race. Unfortunately for the Taters they reside in the NL West which means either themselves or the Cheese Grits will miss the playoffs unjustly
9. Vancouver Previous Rank (NR)
At the start of the Power Ranks there was a lot of consistency, at the end there are ALOT of new teams jumping into the fray
Dawiseguy joined Hunter as a replacement owner last season. He took over for Iain and didn't miss a beat leading the team to the playoffs. In his 2nd year Vancouver has gotten even better, the team is lead by a murders row in the middle of the lineup (Branch Grander, Luis Felix & R. Guerrero). The trio has combined for 87HR & 296 RBI.
10. Augusta Previous Rank (8)
After last season Hunter returned 31 of 32 owners.......the only new guy Cincybang. It didn't take him long to welcome himself to the NL East lead.
The only thing that caused Augusta to drop from last Power Ranks is they are outperforming their exp. win % by 20 pts
Honourable Mention: Jacksonville, San Juan, Minnesota and Richmond