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.
Article by Joe Cronin