1. John Cronin – John tore up the league in a blaze of glory this week. In his first game he threw a No-Hitter and had 10 K’s. He also added 3 HR over the course of the day to bring his season total to a league leading 12. He is either on top of the league or tied for the lead in all categories (including losses). His strong season so far combined with a big week keep him on top of the ranks this week.
2. Joe Hubly – Joe missed this week, but maintains 2nd place in the power rankings due to his Win/Loss record and power totals. He is third in HR with 8, averaging 1.0 HR per game. While he may not rack up the counting stats at the same rate as others, his 4 wins give him a strong standing in relation to the other players on this list.
3. Rose Cronin – Rose jumps up in the rankings this week due to her pitching a complete game win and tacking on 6 K’s and 1 HR. She holds the best record in the league at 5-0. While her counting stats may not look impressive (only 11 K’s and 1 HR), her record shows that she is a strong player and a force to be reckoned with as the season continues.
4. Joe Cronin – Joe is the definition of a player whose numbers make statisticians drool but whose potential has yet to be realized when it comes to results in the Win column. He leads the league in K’s per game (3.5) and HR per game (1.5), but his wild ways make him an easy target for opposing pitchers and hitters leading 4 losses and only 2 wins. He struck out 10 times in his loss to John Cronin this week and looked horrible in general. He came through with 2 HR in his second game, but struck out in every other at bat. He will look to turn around his game as the All-Star break approaches and hopes to have a breakthrough in the second half.
5. Howard Cronin – Howard is a solid player with a good bat and excellent command on the pitching mound. He is second in the league in K’s with 21. His power numbers are lacking, which contribute to a poor showing in 1v1 games, but his ability to put the ball in play is a strong asset in games where he has a teammate on base. He helped lead a late inning rally this week to send the game into extra innings.
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1. John Cronin- He leads the league with 6 wins, 32 K's and 9 HR. Without a doubt, he is #1. He averages 3.2 K/game and .9 HR/Game.
2. Joe Hubly- He is #2 in both HR(8) and K(20). He averages 2.5 K/game and 1 HR/Game. He wasn't present at week 4. His record(4-4) isn't the best, but he makes up for that with consistent power and pitching.
3. Joe Cronin- Reflecting on K/Game and HR/Game, I noticed that he is a fine player with tremendous averages. In four games he has 15 K's and 7 HR. he has 3.75 K/Game and 1.75 HR/Game. the bad thing about Joe is his record(1-3). He just isn't winning yet.
4. Howard Cronin- He hit another HR this week. He is on fire right now. He is 4-3 with 19 K's and 2 HR. he has 2.72 K/Game. He will continue to do well in the future.
5. Rose Cronin- Rose played this week and got another win with a K. She is now 4-0, the best record in the league.
6. Karen Cronin- She hit another HR this week. She is also on fire with a 2 HR in the past 2 weeks.
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1. John Cronin- Recovered from his elbow injury, he went on on rampage and hit 4 HR this week. He added 10 K's. He is looking good and should do just as well next week. His on pace to be the first to get 10 wins. He struck out too many times this week though. He leads the league in K's (27) and tied for first in HR (8).
2. Joe Hubly- He had a phenomenal outing and hit 3 HR and threw 13 K's. He wasn't in attendance in week 2, but he more than made up for his absence. He swings the bat like an ax and hits many HR. He is tied for first in HR with 8. He is second in the league with 20 K's. His overall record is 4-4, but that will raise if he can pitch well in the first inning, he gave up 13 combined runs in 2 poor first innings against Karen Cronin and John.
3. Howard Cronin- He hit his first HR of the season this week. He added 3 K's to raise his season total to a 3rd place 18. With this burst of power and consistent strikeouts, he is on pace to break career highs. His overall record is 3-3.
4. Karen Cronin- She slammed a grand slam this week and threw 9 K's. She is in the top 5 for both K's and HR. Her record (1-2) doesn't properly reflect the potential she has. Look for her to climb above into the standings. She has been training for wiffleball by playing tennis.
5. Joe Cronin- He is currently on a 10 day exclusive top secret wiffleball mission in Alaska with Sarah. He should return with more power and strikes than how he started the season. Despite being gone, he has maintained good position in the HR and K's stat categories. He has 7 HR and 15 K's.
6. Mae Cronin- She stopped by to play this week and fired 3 K's. She has an 0-2 record, but she has great team spirit and makes her teammates laugh. She is a great team chemistry booster that you always want on your team.
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1. John Cronin – Last season's MVP had another strong showing this past Sunday tacking on 2 wins to bring his win total up to a league leading 4 total wins. He also added 10 strikeouts, bring his total K’s up to a league leading 17. His K/Game is at a solid 2.83. His struggles with an elbow injury are keeping his power numbers down with only 4 HR in 6 total games, but he will bounce back in a strong way over the next few weeks as he recovers.
2. Joe Hubly – While absent from games this past week, Joe maintains a top spot in the power rankings due to his combination of pitching and power hitting. He is averaging 1.4 K/Game and 1 HR per game. He also is tied for 2nd in total wins with 3. We’ll see how he fares as the season progresses, but he definitely has had a strong start.
3. Joe Cronin – He came out strong this past Sunday with a monster pitching performance (9 K’s) in his first game and a monster power hitting performance in his second game (4 HR). He now leads the league in HR’s with 7 total. His K-rate (3.75/Game) and HR rate (1.75/Game) are tops in the league, both high rates are telling of his potential as a player. He would be ranked higher on the board, but he is prone to wild pitching which has contributed to a 1-3 record.
4. Howard Cronin – Last year’s CY Young winner has started the season right where he left off last year. He has continued his dominance on the pitching mound, racking up 15 Ks in 4 games, tied for first in the league with 3.75 K/Game. His record sits at 2-2. He’s always a dangerous opponent due to his pitching prowess but a lack of power at the plate (0 HR in 4 games) has contributed to a .500 record so far on the season. An uptick in power would see him climb the power rankings dramatically over the next few weeks.
5. Paul Jay – Another player who was absent this past week, Paul came out blazing in his debut appearance last week with 6 K and 3 HR in 3 games. He’s got a lot of potential for the rest of the season and will look to capitalize on it as the summer progresses.
6. Sarah Cronin – Sarah brings a positive attitude and solid pitching to each and every game. While her strikeout rate isn’t eye-popping (1 K/game), she accurately pitches to contact which can lead to some quick innings if her defensive teammates are fielding well. She hit the ball solidly yesterday and appears to be turning a corner offensively which could bring about some good scoring opportunities for future games.
7. Rose Cronin – Rose blasted out of the gates with a 3-0 record on Opening Day and wasted no time in resting on those laurels to focus on her guitar playing abilities. While she’s a solid player to have on your team, the biggest issue is getting her on the field and away from her musical instruments. Perhaps a guitar string will snap on an upcoming Sunday and we’ll see her climb back up in the rankings as a result.
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1. Joe Hubly- He has 7 K and 5 HR in 5 games. Great start. He leads the league in HR and tied for K. Keep in mind though, that he played 5 games. All other players got in 1-3 games. He has a 3-2 record. He will miss next week.
2. John Cronin- 7 K,3 HR in 3 games. 2-1 record. If you factor in that he played 3 games, he is averaging 2.34 K/Game. Joe Hubly is only averaging 1.4 K/Game. Both players have 1 HR/Game. He took a tumble sliding into 2nd base and landed on his arm funny. He still closed the game and pulled of a save against Joe Hubly and Howard Cronin. He is on the 5 day DL.
3. Paul Jay- 6 K, 3 HR in 3 games. 2-1 record. He has shown tremendous power and hustle in his 3 games. He has a unique 1 armed power swing. He knows how to smack the ball over the fence. 2 K/Game and 1 HR/Game.
4. Rose Cronin- 4 K, 0 HR. 3-0 Record. Somehow, she gets the job done and wins. 1.34 K/Game. I don't know what else to say. She can play the guitar really good.
5. Joe Cronin- 2 HR, 3 K. 0-2 record. He is doing fine, but he is losing. He has 1.5 K/game and 1 HR/game. He almost hit a walk-off hit in his final game of the day. He should be fine, but he will miss the next 3 weeks for vacation.
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