Key Largo’s Ohio Oxen B rookie team has maintained their perch atop the FRL’s weekly team “power rankings” for a second straight week, and by a margin. West Palm’s New York Minutemen B team slid down in the rankings due to a rough week, in which they took a 5-3 loss against Lakeland’s Seattle Salts last Friday in which they gave up 4 runs in the first inning.
Ohio and New York had been matching each other at the top of the Atlantic Coast Division standings but finally Ohio broke ahead by half a game this week.
Here are the current team power rankings for Florida Rookie League:
Teams (Total Points, Tendency):
1) Key Largo Ohio Oxen B (137.1, o)
2) West Palm Beach New York Minutemen B (126.2, o)
3) Naples Anchorage Aces B (105.0, o)
4) Fort Myers Dallas Lawmen B (104.7, ++)
5) Miami Chicoutimi Cinquantes B (100.8, ++)
6) Ocala Norfolk Sharks B (100.8, +)
7) Tallahassee Kingston Cannons B (100.8, -)
8) Orlando California Tidals B (96.8, –)
9) Largo Chicago Pit Bulls B (92.0, o)
10) Vero Beach Montreal Metros B (91.2, ++)
11) Fort Lauderdale Toronto Nomads B (90.0, –)
12) Hollywood Arizona Cowboys B (88.0, -)
13) Clearwater Battle Creek Attack B (85.2, +)
14) Tampa Hamilton Crusaders B (84.0, -)
15) Sarasota Calgary Inferno B (81.2, +)
16) Pensacola Nevada Speeders B (75.2, –)
17) Jacksonville Ravens B (65.6, ++)
18) Lakeland Seattle Salts B (64.4, –)
19) Daytona Beach Denver Highlanders B (61.0, -)
20) Jupiter Boston Brawlers B (54.6, -)
Storey Pounds FRL Pitchers This Week
It can be difficult for a young player to step out of the shadows and assert himself in the Fla Rookie League, but last week, third baseman Tom Storey of the Fort Myers Dallas Lawmen B reminded everyone just why he’s here as he threw up numbers that made him an easy selection for Player of the Week. Storey rocked opposing pitching for a .481 average (13-for-27), 1 home run and 5 RBIs to come away with the award.
For the season Storey is hitting .263, batted in 18 runs with 2 home runs and 18 runs scored.