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Sugar Land’s dominance in context

If you read this blog, you follow the Atlantic League.  As a result, you know the Sugar Land Skeeters are off to a pretty good start.

At 20-3 as of May 12, not only do the Skeeters have the best winning percentage in professional baseball (all classifications and MLB included), their .869 winning percentage is 98 points above the next closest team, the Fort Myers Miracle of the A-Advanced Florida State League who started 27-8 for a .771 clip.  Currently, there are only three teams in pro ball with a winning percentage over .700, adding in the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians (26-11, .703) of the International League.  That makes Sugar Land’s start all the more impressive.

After the jump is a composite standings of every professional team playing over .600 ball as of May 12.  The list is limited to leagues that have been playing for at least three weeks and not from Mexico.  Don’t even get me started on that league.

Team                                                     League                            Record                  Win %
Sugar Land Skeeters                       Atlantic                                 20-3                       .869
Fort Myers Miracle                          Florida State                       27-8                       .771
Indianapolis Indians                        International                      26-11                     .703
Cedar Rapids Kernals                      Midwest                              23-10                     .697
Somerset Patriots                            Atlantic                                 16-7                       .696
San Jose Giants                                 California                             25-11                     .694
Birmingham Barons                         Southern                             24-11                     .686
Norfolk Tides                                     International                      24-12                     .667
St. Louis Cardinals                            MLB                                       23-12                     .657
Mississippi Braves                            Southern                             23-12                     .657
Buffalo Bisons                                   International                      22-12                     .647
St. Lucie Mets                                    Florida State                       22-12                     .647
South Bend Silver Hawks              Midwest                              20-11                     .645
Texas Rangers                                   MLB                                       23-13                     .639
Pawtucket Red Sox                         International                      23-13                     .639
Visalia Rawhide                                 California                             23-13                     .639
Bowling Green Hot Rods               Midwest                              21-12                     .636
Savannah Sand Gnats                    South Atlantic                    21-12                     .636
New York Yankees                          MLB                                       22-13                     .629
Oklahoma City RedHawks            PCL                                         22-13                     .629
Myrtle Beach Pelicans                    Carolina                                22-13                     .629
Jacksonville Suns                              Southern                             20-12                     .625
Colorado Springs Sky Sox              PCL                                         21-13                     .618
Erie SeaWolves                                 Eastern                                 21-13                     .618
Portland Sea Dogs                           Eastern                                 21-13                     .618
Hagerstown Suns                             South Atlantic                    19-12                     .613
Durham Bulls                                     International                      22-14                     .611
Dunedin Blue Jays                           Florida State                       20-13                     .606
Fort Wayne TinCaps                        Midwest                              20-13                     .606
Corpus Christi Hooks                      Texas                                    21-14                     .600

-Paul Braverman

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