by C.C. McCandless

These are in no particular order. Some are a lot more relevant than others. This article will most likely be a complete waste of time…

Miami Warriors reliever CHRIS MICKLES is riding a 19 game win streak, with all of those Ws coming out of the bullpen. His last loss came in 2030…Philadelphia Liberty starter JIM HARRIS has thrown 29.1 IP in 2035 without walking a single batter, but he also leads the Silver League with 9 HRs allowed…Great Lakes stopper JORDAN DUKE has compiled an absurd 1218 ERA+ in 2035. Only two other qualifying CBA pitchers (Arizona Thunderbird RAUL TAFOYA and Florida Giants ace CRAIG TIPLER) have marks over 400. Duke has given up just one run, on a solo homer by DC Eagles SS AUSTIN OWENS)…Bay Area Panda SP BILL “BUTTERBALL” SILVERMAN leads all rookies with 4 wins. No other Bronze League rookie hurler has more than one…In five starts, Oklahoma Mammoths workhorse “SUPER” MARIO CASTILLO has tossed four complete games. His most recent appearance was game #300 for him (299 starts), and his 52 career SL CGs are nearly twice as many as the #2 pitcher on the list (Philly’s WILLIE CADENA, 26)…Detroit Motors reliever JUSTIN WRIGHT is on pace to become the first pitcher to appear in 500 Premiere League games (482).

TRIVIA: Only two CBA franchises have had a pair of relievers rack up 100 career saves or more for that team. Name the teams and the pitchers.

Miami Warriors slugger TYE BRUCE has posted five straight seasons with over 30 HR and 100 RBI, and in 2035 he’s currently hitting .436 with an OPS north of 1.100…Atlanta Swarm 3B SHELDON “HEAVY” GRANT is one theft away from 300 career steals…Detroit legend EDWIN “BACANO” NADAL needs nine more RBIs to reach 1,000…Mexico City Chupacabra catcher JASON SURFACE is the first player to amass 25 WAR in the BL (33.8 total)…41 year old JOSH “SHOULDERS” VERBURG has started every game at 3B for the Wichita Weasels in 2035 and he leads the SL with a .463 OBP…Philadelphia veteran EFRAIN RODRIGUEZ made his 1,000th career CBA start on Sunday. The thirty year old leads the SL in HR (8), SLG% (.663), OPS (1.074), TB (69), and WAR (2.0), and he has pushed his career Wins Above Replacement over 30 (30.3)…Sacramento Golden Bears OF RYAN SMITH has twice as many sac flies (6) as any other hitter in the CBA…It’s a little early for Triple Crown talk, but Snappers OF ANDY MURRAY has them doing just that in Salt Lake City. He leads all rookies with 9 HR and 22 RBI, and he’s hitting .351…

TRIVIA ANSWER: The Florida Giants (XANDER PHILLIP, 157, and BRIAN BIGHAM, 121) and the Atlanta Swarm (JESUS GAYTAN, 140, and AARON STAUFFER, 116).

C.C. McCandless

General manager of the Denver Wolves of the Championship Baseball Association.

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