Tuesday, November 14, 2017

POWER RANKINGS ISSUE FOUR

McCABE MAGAZINE POWER RANKINGS

MAJOR LEAGUE POWER RANKINGS 

Denver, CO (McC.COM) - Listed below you will find first Power Rankings of season 34 and the McCabe Magazine's Stat of the Day. The Power Rankings are a statistical combination of the following team stats; Wins, Runs scored, OPS, WHIP, ERA, and Fielding Percentage. 

TOP 10
Rank Last Week
Franchise
Owner W L
1 3 St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 57 29
2 6 Seattle Mariners mark3313 55 31
3 2 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 55 31
4 1 Milwaukee Brewers cpintens 55 31
5 9 Houston Astros bballer2117 52 34
6 10 Chicago White Sox kgrffth 50 36
7 14 San Diego Padres jgarron 51 35
8 4 Colorado Rockies axtell 49 37
9 15 Richmond Virginians spintens 46 40
10 8 New York Mets basebalguru 48 38
THE NEXT 5 
Rank Last Week
Franchise
Owner W L
11 5 Pittsburgh Pirates sportbanker 47 39
12 19 Baltimore Orioles kingkai53 45 41
13 13 Cleveland Indians bbwinksdaddy 48 38
14 17 Arizona Diamondbacks AmCan 47 39
15 11 Chicago Cubs rod33 41 45
BEST OF THE REST 
Rank Last Week
Franchise
Owner W L
16 16 Philadelphia Phillies sbank65 44 42
17 7 Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 47 39
18 12 Oakland Athletics ojinga 45 41
19 NR Florida Marlins lido9613 41 45
20 NR Minnesota Twins optistrat 42 44




McCABE MAGAZINE MIDSUMMER AWARDS

With the All-Star break only days away, McCabe Magazine and the Beat Writers from every major league city, along with the fans voting contest, sponsored by King Pepper the maker of the Baseball Bat Pepper Grinder, we have selected the winners of the McCabe Magazine Midsummer Awards. 

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McCabe Magazine Midsummer MVP

Bobby Ray Bragg
Bobby Ray Bragg
Richmond
Virginians
Age: 28B/T: R/R
Born: Clarksdale, MS
Position(s): 1B/COF/DH
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39 HR 92 RBI 336 BA 1.102 OPS

McCabe Magazine Midsummer Cy Young


Adam Bradford
Adam Bradford
St. Louis
Cardinals
Age: 34B/T: R/R
Born: Fairview, MT
Position(s): P (SP1)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

13-2 Wins 1.13 Whip 2.06 ERA

McCabe Magazine Midsummer Fireman


Frank Skrmetta
Frank Skrmetta
New York
Mets
Age: 29B/T: R/R
Born: Falls Village, CT
Position(s): P (ClA)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

30 Games 29 Saves in 30 Save opportunities 153 OAV  0.66 Whip 1.57 ERA

McCabe Magazine Midsummer Setup Man of the Year


Max Douglass
Max Douglass
Seattle
Mariners
Age: 29B/T: R/R
Born: Keene, TX
Position(s): P (SuA)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile


57 Games 6-3 Wins 226 OAV 0.99 Whip 3.20 ERA

McCabe Magazine Midsummer Rookie of the Year


Leury Santiago
Leury Santiago
Chicago
White Sox
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Soro, VE
Position(s): DH/C
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

30 HR 328 BA 75 RBI 1.085 OPS



Thursday, October 26, 2017

POWER RANKINGS ISSUE THREE

McCABE MAGAZINE POWER RANKINGS

MAJOR LEAGUE POWER RANKINGS 

CINCINNATI, OH (McC.COM) - Listed below you will find first Power Rankings of season 34 and the McCabe Magazine's Stat of the Day. The Power Rankings are a statistical combination of the following team stats; Wins, Runs scored, OPS, WHIP, ERA, and Fielding Percentage. 

McCabe Magazine Power Rankings
Top 10 
Rank Franchise Owner Wins Lost
1 Milwaukee Brewers cpintens 25 9
2 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 25 9
3 St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 25 9
4 Colorado Rockies axtell 24 10
5 Pittsburgh Pirates sportbanker 24 10
6 Seattle Mariners mark3313 20 14
7 Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 21 13
8 New York Mets basebalguru 22 12
9 Houston Astros bballer2117 19 15
10 Chicago White Sox kgrffth 17 17
The Next 5
Rank Franchise Owner Wins Lost
11 Chicago Cubs rod33 17 17
12 Oakland Athletics ojinga 21 13
13 Cleveland Indians bbwinksdaddy 19 15
14 San Diego Padres jgarron 18 16
15 Richmond Virginians spintens 17 17
The Best of the Rest 
Rank Franchise Owner Wins Lost
16 Philadelphia Phillies sbank65 16 18
17 Arizona Diamondbacks AmCan 16 18
18 Detroit Tigers mrmich1 15 19
19 Baltimore Orioles kingkai53 18 16
20 Texas Rangers goldenbaer88 16 18

STAT of the DAY


Rookie Leaders OPS


Leury Santiago
Leury Santiago
Chicago
White Sox
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Soro, VE
Position(s): DH/C
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Rank
Player
R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG OPS
1 Leury Santiago (CH2) 28 44 4 0 17 40 2 0.326 1.136
2 Dane Escobar (MIL) 22 30 5 2 9 21 1 0.291 1.011
3 Donne Gonzales (CLE) 18 42 15 0 5 28 0 0.336 0.967
4 Seth Stockton (KC) 14 32 5 1 6 15 1 0.296 0.900
5 Stevie Young (WAS) 21 39 2 0 14 30 0 0.271 0.890
6 Mike Lerud (MIL) 29 35 9 2 5 23 7 0.267 0.810
7 Don Rusin (CH2) 10 35 5 1 4 18 2 0.276 0.761
8 Manuel Salas (SF) 11 31 4 0 3 10 0 0.263 0.706
9 Derrin Wulf (DET) 14 40 2 0 1 11 9 0.296 0.700
10 Kolten Santana (BAL) 12 29 2 0 5 15 0 0.244 0.681




*Rookie Leaders WHIP


Wladimir Martin
Wladimir Martin
Oakland
Athletics
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Richmond, IN
Position(s): P (LRA)
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Rank Player G GS W L SV IP SO WHIP ERA
1 Wladimir Martin (OAK) 7 0 0 0 0 15.0 9 0.80 1.80
2 Hank Yount (MIN) 10 0 1 2 0 10.2 9 0.84 3.38
3 Ignacio Liriano (MIN) 7 0 1 0 0 16.1 15 0.98 1.65
4 Walt Brenly (RIC) 15 0 0 0 1 18.2 16 1.13 1.45
5 Oswaldo Prieto (MIL) 10 0 0 1 0 15.0 10 1.20 1.80
6 Brendan Matthews (FLA) 7 7 2 3 0 47.0 23 1.23 3.26
7 Whitey Corino (PHI) 7 7 2 1 0 48.0 50 1.23 3.00
8 Esteban Wilfredo (CH2) 20 0 2 3 2 31.1 22 1.28 4.60
9 Hideo Wang (OAK) 15 0 1 2 2 23.1 15 1.29 1.93
10 Rubi Quinones (CIN) 13 0 2 2 8 12.1 10 1.30 2.92


* Rookie WHIP we used minimal 7 Games played  



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

SEASON 34 PREVIEW

ROBERT E. McCABE SEASON 34 PREVIEW ISSUE 


Memphis, TENN (McC.COM) – Welcome to season 34 and to McCabe Magazines season preview issue. We would also like to welcome two (2) new owners, AmCan Arizona Diamondbacks and rod33 of the Chicago Cubs to the best baseball league and owners on the whatifsports website, welcome aboard.

SEATTLE MARINERS The World Champions Over ST LOUIS CARDINALS 

After reviewing all of the baseball rosters at every level top to bottom, front office personnel, and speaking with some of the top baseball mines in and around the national past-time,  we here at McCabe Magazine have selected the Seattle Mariners as the season 34 World Series Champions. Representing the American League in the World Series will be the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mariners had the best record  in baseball the last 2 seasons, winning 121 games in season 33 and 122 in 32. They were our season 33 choice to win the Robert E. McCabe World Series trophy, however they were upset by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the League championship series 4 games to 2. 

The Cardinals will come out of the AL South, toughest division in baseball to capture its 4th pennant in team history, with the last one coming in S14. St Louis had the best record (105-57) in the AL last season but was swept in the divisional round by the Houston Astros. Leading the Mariners to the World Series will be last year's MVP and Rookie of the Year Award winner Junior Meng (57 HR 135 RBI 33 SB 324 BA 1.131 OPS), All-Star catcher Yovani MoralesHarry Thayer (2B) and Miguel Mesa (20-2, 1.09 WHIP 2.19 ERA) the NL Cy Young Award winner. Here are the players that will lead the Cardinals to the pennant, staff ace and AL season 33 Cy Young Award winner Adam Bradford (22-2, 0.98 WHIP 1.98 ERA), along with All-Stars Winston Stein (3B), Louie Rosa (1B), Yorrick Calhoun (P) and  Don Seaver (P). 


The Playoff Picture

In the American League the Cardinals will beat the Washington Nationals for the American League pennant, and in the senior circuit the Mariners will knockoff the Cleveland Indians to win the National League pennant. The division winners in the American League will be the Milwaukee Brewers, Nationals, Cardinals and the Oakland Athletics. In the National League the titleholders will be the Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Richmond Virginians, and the Mariners. The wildcard winners will be the Astros, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, and the San Diego Padres.   

We look forward to another exciting season, enjoy, and good luck to all.

Season 34 Prediction
American League National League
AL North W L NL North W L
Milwaukee Brewers 91 71 Cleveland Indians 94 68
Chicago White Sox 83 79 Chicago Cubs 79 83
Toronto Blue Jays 71 91 Detroit Tigers 69 93
Minnesota Twins 69 93 Cincinnati Reds 67 95
AL East W L NL East W L
Washington Nationals 93 69 Philadelphia Phillies 96 66
New York Yankees 88 74 New York Mets 91 71
Boston Red Sox 78 84 Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74
Baltimore Orioles 73 89 Rochester Broncos 71 91
AL South W L NL South W L
St. Louis Cardinals 101 61 Richmond Virginians 90 72
Houston Astros 92 70 Florida Marlins 80 82
Kansas City Royals 89 73 Atlanta Braves 65 97
Texas Rangers 74 88 Tampa Bay Rays 61 101
AL West W L NL West W L
Oakland Athletics 87 75 Seattle Mariners 102 60
Anaheim Angels 76 86 San Diego Padres 89 73
San Francisco Giants 75 87 Arizona Diamondbacks 84 78
Los Angeles Dodgers 68 94 Colorado Rockies 80 82

McCABE MAGAZINE SEASON 34 POST-SEASON AWARDS  

Most Valuable Player

Bartolo Hernandez
Bartolo Hernandez
Washington D.C.
Nationals
Age: 29B/T: L/R
Born: Bani, DO
Position(s): 3B/IF/OF/DH
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Cy Young Award Winner

Miguel Mesa
Miguel Mesa
Seattle
Mariners
Age: 26B/T: S/R
Born: Ashtabula, OH
Position(s): P (SP2)
View Hardball Dynasty Profile

Rookie of the Year 

Sal Belt
Sal Belt
Los Angeles
Dodgers
Age: 23B/T: L/L
Born: Early, IA
Position(s): RF
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Fireman of the Year

Charlie Graves
Charlie Graves
Seattle
Mariners
Age: 30B/T: L/L
Born: Pasadena, TX
Position(s): P (ClA)
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STAT OF THE DAY

Spring Training Champions

NL Seattle Mariners 15-3 - Cactus League Champions
AL Washington Nationals 14-4 - Grapefruit League Champions 

Team Spring Training Stats
Top 10 OPS 
Rank
Franchise
Owner R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG OPS
1 Chicago Cubs rod33 120 206 25 6 34 113 12 0.312 0.882
2 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 123 189 21 5 31 119 14 0.293 0.868
3 Texas Rangers goldenbaer88 109 190 30 2 36 107 12 0.292 0.854
4 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs23 99 184 23 2 33 96 5 0.293 0.847
5 Houston Astros bballer2117 112 190 33 6 22 109 15 0.294 0.836
6 Pittsburgh Pirates sportbanker 130 191 42 4 24 126 31 0.290 0.835
7 Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 104 188 27 1 33 102 13 0.284 0.824
8 New York Yankees tomcecil 99 187 28 3 24 98 22 0.295 0.822
9 St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 108 185 27 3 26 106 16 0.285 0.813
10 Colorado Rockies axtell 94 202 27 2 21 91 13 0.308 0.802
Team Spring Training Stats
Top 10 WHIP 
Rank
Franchise
Owner W L SV R ER BB SO WHIP ERA
1 Seattle Mariners mark3313 15 3 7 41 39 55 130 1.16 2.13
Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 14 4 5 59 57 44 118 1.16 3.21
3 Cleveland Indians bbwinksdaddy 7 11 3 52 44 55 151 1.19 2.36
4 Anaheim Angels captain10a 9 9 4 79 77 45 111 1.21 4.36
5 Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss 11 7 5 72 70 44 111 1.24 3.92
6 Pittsburgh Pirates sportbanker 13 5 6 80 72 47 147 1.29 4.04
7 St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 13 5 7 66 57 63 131 1.31 3.13
New York Yankees tomcecil 12 6 9 76 71 40 110 1.31 3.97
9 Minnesota Twins optistrat 9 9 7 79 75 44 108 1.32 4.30
San Diego Padres jgarron 10 8 5 91 76 53 114 1.32 4.13