Sanders was a bit of a late riser this year, but his tireless work ethic and competitiveness have left scouts bullish on his future. He possesses 3+ pitches, including a filthy fastball that tops 100 MPH. Considered as close to a sure thing as there is in this draft, Sanders will be MLB ready in less than 2 years. Despite posting a ridiculous .99 WHIP at Pacific, it remains to be seen how slowly the Yankees want to take it with him. With Kevin Geer and David Taylor in pinstripes, the AL East could be in for a devastating 1-2-3 punch atop the Yankee rotation.
2) Cincinnati Reds – SP Kyle Tracy, Duquesne
Tracy has some question marks for a top 2 pick, having come from a...
-- Only 32 C All-Time in Dugout have totaled 10+ WAR
-- Only 16 have averaged more than 2 WAR over a season
-- Battle between Garcia/Warren continues as they are the only 5+ WAR/Season
Overall Stats above but let's take a look at the top 5 in depth...
#5 All-Time C Wayne Barnes
-- Drafted #6 overall on 2019 by San Diego Padre
-- Traded to the O's in a deal for SP Jake Odorizzi
-- 6x All Star 1x Gold Golve 2x WS Champ
-- #1 in HR in 2029 (49)
-- #1 in R in 2024 (119)
-- 300th career HR on 9/27/29
-- Career High WAR: 6.0
#4 All-Time C Kyle Skipworth
-- Drafted #6 overall in 2008 by Florida Marlins
-- Traded to Minnesota in 2015 for SP Liam Hendricks
-- 9 years in MIN before spending his last 5 in STL
-- 4x All Star 3x Gold Glove
-- 300th HR (8/1/26) 1000th RBI (5/13/27) 100th R (9/15/28)
1. Texans - Clowney/Watt
2. Broncos - Von Miller / Ware
3. Saints - Jairius Byrd / Kenny Vaccaro
4. Patriots - Darrelle Revis / Brandon Browner
5. Browns - Joe Haden / Donte "Hitner" Whitner
J.J. WATT AND JADEVEON CLOWNEY – HOUSTON TEXANS
Beware, AFC South quarterbacks. The Texans selected Clowney with the first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, and immediately boast one of the most feared pass-rushing duos in the league. Clowney amassed 24 sacks in three seasons at South Carolina, while Watt already has an NFL Defensive Player of the Year award (2012) to his credit. Utilize the abilities of Watt and Clowney with Madden NFL 15’s all-new pass rush mechanics for both finesse and power moves.
Moore: Watt does with an array of 95+ ratings for Power...
Have you ever wanted a completely organic looking football game? You have your answer this year because this game is absolutely beautiful. From the player interactions to the lighting, the game is a fully functional piece of art. When you first turn on the game, you will notice how bright and vibrant the game looks. The layering within the lighting creates all kinds of effects and shadows. Helmets glean in ways they never have before, especially in a bright afternoon game. We all hear about 3-D rendered grass, but this seems to be a game where you actually play on 3-D rendered grass. Each key presentation feature is cohesively woven together to create a fall Sunday atmosphere. After having the privilege of spending a week with the game, I came away pretty impressed with the presentation. I can only describe it in one word: Immersion.
I thought M25 looked good but now after seeing Madden 15, I have a hard time even looking at last release. The...
Now that we are officially underway at E3 and are receiving first looks at tons of new games, including Madden 15, EA has given us the green light to talk about Gameplay in EA Sports Madden 15. Instead of giving you guys an overall write-up article, I'm going to do what I have done for the past few years and explain what these features mean to us as avid, hardcore sports gamers. If you want to read more about what EA revealed during E3, I'll link you to those articles here as they pop up on the web.
Disclaimer: I can only talk about gameplay and presentation improvements at this time. This article will cover gameplay so tune in later for details on other areas of the game, including presentation. Also, I ask that you refrain from asking questions that do not pertain to gameplay and presentation.
I should acknowledge a few things before we get...
Within 9 games of Baltimore, closest Boston has been all season to the Orioles who started out crazily fast, the AL East will come down to the head to head games coming up to decide it. ryalaman tho seems any good sim I have raj has a good one and same with bad, would it kill you to go 2-8 or 1-9 when I go 8-2 raj?
Texas and New York tied up, should be a big fight for the wild card spot. Houston turning it on only 3.5 out, since Cavallaro came over, Houston trying to claw it's way in.
Cleveland 4 clear of .500 and 6 games in the central, Angels finally get spooks off the snide and get him his first win as an Angel. Up by 8 over Texas who is not only looking for the playoffs but to stave off the 5 year rule getting closer.
NL East has the Mets and drifter up by 2 games over the Nats, will we see the traditional Nationals late season collapse? KnightNoles
Central is all but done with the Cubs with a double digit lead,...
With Hanley Ramirez batting over .370, Clayton Kershaw undefeated at 5-0 and Zack Grienke with an ERA under 1.5, this team is clicking on all cylinders. They are the clear favorite to represent the NL in the World Series.
Though I think Frisk is still the best user in the league, you can't argue with the fact that the Dodgers have a better roster and record than the Mariners. Nevertheless, with a pitching staff that includes King Felix (6-0, 1.84 ERA) and Erasmo Ramirez (3-0, 1.80) ERA, expect this team to be at the top of the rankings most of the season.
The website seems to think that the Orioles are in last place here after 1 week, but the O's are actually leading the division. It's been a rough start for the East with just 1 team over .500. The good news though is that these week 1 performances haven't put anyone in a position where it'll be exceptionally tough to come back. Any team can still take the divisional crown.
If week 1 means anything, the AL Central is looking like a 2 horse race between the Royals and Indians. The Twins got swept by the Indians while the Tigers are facing a potential sweep against the Royals as well. There's plenty of baseball still to be played(especially in this division), but the 3 game series between Cleveland and Kansas City is looking huge right now.