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FutureBacks Power Rankings: Week 1

FutureBacks Power Rankings: Week 1

Last April, the Arizona Diamondbacks' minor league affiliates were all struggling to win games. This year is quite different, as Mobile and Visalia are each arguably off to their best starts in team history. The first Power Rankings for 2009 are littered with so many dominant performances from BayBears and Rawhide players that it's hard to fit all of the qualified candidates.

Reno Aces 4-6 (2nd)Mobile BayBears 8-2 (1st-t) Visalia Rawhide 10-1 (1st) South Bend Silver Hawks 3-7 (4th) The Visalia Rawhide tied a California League record by beginning the year 10-0 before finally losing to the Modesto Nuts 10-2 on Sunday.  Their success isn't such a surprise; the only affiliate to finish over .500 last year was the South Bend Silver Hawks, who advanced to the Midwest... Recommended Stories

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