2022 Frontier League Power Rankings
Ottawa Ascends Rankings, Boulders Win Five In A Row
This week’s installment of the FloBaseball Frontier League power rankings features a new team at the top, with Ottawa moving up to number one. The Titans have won nine of their last ten, including five straight, to bump their countrymen, the Quebec Capitales, out of the top spot for the first time this season.
1) Ottawa Titans (23-7) (Last Week: 2)
After an 11-8 loss to Trois-Rivieres to open the week, the Titans haven’t lost since. They’ve rattled off five straight wins against the Aigles and New Jersey Jackals to push their way to the best record in the Frontier League through 30 games.
2) Evansville Otters (21-11) (Last Week: 3)
Evansville is on top of the West Division with wins in eight of their last nine games, including a sweep of a quick two-game set in Schaumburg this past week. They posted a whopping 49 runs in their last four victories.
3) Quebec Capitales (23-9) (Last Week: 1)
The Capitales went through a bit of a rough stretch this past week, falling to third after two straight weeks in the top spot. They’re now a game out of the East Division lead after dropping four of six on a trip to the Tri-State area, losing two of three to both Sussex County and New York.
4) Washington Wild Things (21-12) (Last Week: 4)
Washington has kept things rolling over the past week, winning four straight before losing the road trip finale in Schaumburg.
5) Sussex County Miners (19-15) (Last Week: 7)
The Miners saw a six-game winning streak snapped with a 3-2 loss to Quebec on Saturday, but rebounded nicely with a 7-5 victory the next day.
6) Joliet Slammers (18-16) (Last Week: 5)
Joliet dropped two of three at home to Washington to start the week, but went to Gateway and put up 27 runs in their two series-opening wins against the Grizzlies.
7) New York Boulders (18-15) (Last Week: 9)
New York has rattled off a five-game winning streak that’s tied for the longest active stretch in the league, putting up a stunning 57 runs over that time against Quebec and Tri-City.
8) Trois-Rivieres Aigles (14-16) (Last Week: 14)
The Greys seem to have been the cure for what ailed the Aigles. They swept the road team to end their week after dropping two of three against Ottawa.
9) Tri-City ValleyCats (15-17) (Last Week: 6)
It wasn’t the best of weeks for Tri-City, who dropped five of six, but they won their Thursday homestand finale against the Jackals.
10) Schaumburg Boomers (15-18) (Last Week: 8)
OK, Boomers. Schaumburg finally snapped a five-game skid with a series finale win over Washington on Sunday, breaking out for 13 runs along the way.
11) Gateway Grizzlies (15-18) (Last Week: 11)
Gateway captured just two wins on their most recent homestand, winning one of three each against Florence and Joliet—capturing the finale on each occasion.
12) Florence Y’alls (13-18) (Last Week: 15)
The Y’alls have come on strong as of late, winning six of their last seven to slowly emerge from the league’s basement.
13) Lake Erie Crushers (14-19) (Last Week: 12)
As they get set to wrap up a nine-game road trip, the Crushers have split their first six games away from home this past week, including taking two of three from Windy City.
14) Windy City Thunderbolts (14-17) (Last Week: 10)
Windy City has dropped six of their last seven games, taking only a 9-3 win at home against the Crushers over the past week.
15) New Jersey Jackals (12-18) (Last Week: 13)
It’s been a tough start to the year for the Garden State-based club. They’ve got the worst record thus far of any team with a home field , and have now dropped four straight after a week-ending sweep at the hands of the Titans.
16) Empire State Greys (0-31) (Last Week: 16)
You’ve got to feel for the Greys, who are off to what is believed to be the longest losing streak by a professional baseball team ever.