2022 Frontier League Power Rankings
Capitales Jump Back To No. 1, Evansville Falls
A Canadian team remains in the number one spot in FloBaseball’s Frontier League power rankings, just not the one it was last week.
After a week out of the top spot, the Capitales have returned to the number one position after posting the league’s best record over the first month-and-a-half, good for a two-game lead in the East Division.A Canadian team remains in the number one spot in FloBaseball’s Frontier League power rankings, just not the one it was last week.
After a week out of the top spot, the Capitales have returned to the number one position after posting the league’s best record over the first month-and-a-half, good for a two-game lead in the East Division.
1) Quebec (28-10) (Last Week: 3)
Quebec made the most of hosting some of the Tri-State Area teams this past week, taking five of six at home against the New York Boulders and then the New Jersey Jackals. The pitching staff got the job done, allowing just 14 runs over that six-game stretch.
2) Ottawa (25-11) (Last Week: 1)
Ottawa was on somewhat of a similar schedule, also hosting some of the league’s Tri-State clubs for a six-game homestand this past week. They were swept at the hands of the Sussex County Miners before recovering to take two of three from the Boulders.
3) Washington (25-14) (Last Week: 4)
The West Division-leading Wild Things keep on rolling, taking four of six this past week. That includes a 16-2, series-opening blowout win in Windy City on Friday night.
4) Sussex (23-17) (Last Week: 5)
The Miners move up a spot after winning four of six this past week, but even the two losses showed a big offensive output—they lost 17-13 to Trois-Rivieres on Saturday night, part of a week in which they plated 46 runs.
5) Joliet (21-19) (Last Week: 6)
Joliet’s up a spot after splitting their six games this past week, including taking two out of three in Schaumburg to close out the stretch.
6) Gateway (19-20) (Last Week: 11)
The Grizzlies move up five spots after stringing together four wins this past week, including an impressive series sweep at home against Schaumburg that concluded with a 6-3 win on Thursday.
7) Evansville (22-16) (Last Week: 2)
With Gateway up five spots, it’s Evansville that fell five spots, the result of dropping five of their six games this past week. They were outscored 23-12 in a three-game sweep in Lake Erie.
8) New York (19-20) (Last Week: 7)
A rocky week for the Boulders sends them downwards in the power rankings. Only a 5-1 win against Ottawa on Saturday salvaged a complete six-game sweep.
9 Tri-City (19-19) (Last Week: 9)
A relatively solid showing this past week, one in which they won four times in seven games, is overshadowed by earning the dubious distinction of being first team that the traveling Empire State Greys beat this year, falling in a 9-3 stunner on Saturday night.
10) Florence (17-20) (Last Week: 12)
The Y’alls have won six of their last eight games, including taking two of three in each series at home this past week. They won the first two games against Evansville before suffering a Thursday loss, and then plated a combined 29 runs in the bookends of their weekend slate against Gateway.
11) Trois-Rivieres (17-19) (Last Week: 8)
The Aigles slide a few spots after splitting the six games they played this past week. They allowed double-digit runs in three of those contests, including a 13-3 defeat at the hands of Sussex County on Sunday.
12) Lake Erie (17-22) (Last Week: 13)
Lake Erie snapped a four-game losing streak with a three-game sweep of Evansville at home, which gives them the league’s longest active winning streak.
13) Windy City (18-19) (Last Week: 14)
Windy City is starting to turn things around—they won four of six this past week, including an impressive series win against Washington, coming back from a series-opening 16-2 loss to do so.
14) Schaumburg (16-21) (Last Week: 10)
Schaumburg’s gone on a big skid in June, winning just five of the 21 games they’ve played since the page on the calendar turned. They came out on top just once this past week, a 6-2 home win over Joliet on Saturday.
15) New Jersey (16-20) (Last Week: 15)
The Jackals have lingered around 15th in these rankings all season long, but showed signs of starting to turn their year around. They won four straight to start their week before dropping their final two games to Quebec.
16) Empire State Greys (1-36) (Last Week: 16)
Heartwarming as it was to see the Greys snap their season-opening losing streak at 35—falling just short of the professional baseball record of 38 defeats in a row—it isn’t enough to get them out of the bottom spot in the power rankings.