Author: Justin Zima

2026 Season Predictions – West Side Edition

HL West Richardson City Bloodravens  Predicted Record: 88-74 2nd place   Let me start out by saying there’s a reason I used RC’s last championship banner as there picture. The team is ALWAYS on my radar to win it all. Every year I wonder if the Bloodravens will crumble but every year they are one of the premier teams in the league. Young Guys looking to be the next wave in the dyn...

HL East Predictions

Finally time for the last division in my 2025 predictions: HL East In full disclosure I had asked GM of the Austin Bats Trey Schalk to give me his predicted win/loss record for the Altoona Curve. 2024: 102-60 What can be said about Mahooning Valley. They are dominant. Pitching is the name of the game in MV. Mike Wheeler was amazing last season! So was Artie Lawerance. Jackson Gillis actually had a...

HL West Predictions

Moving right along now to the HL Portland Panthers 2024: 95-67 Portland is a team that everyone should admire. The CBL depth along with the minor league system they have is incredible. Portland showed even more promise last season. Making it farther in playoffs losing game 7 to Altoona in the HL championship series. Portland had a wonderful blend of power,contact,defense,and pitching. 2025 predict...

FL East Predictions

Time to finish up my predictions for the FL. This division once again is one of the more intense and interesting battles in the CBL. I have a feeling CHR and ERIE will become quite the rivalry. Charlotte Knights 2024: 88-74 Last season saw Charlotte’s young guns Machamer, Mondile, and Newly acquired Trent Johnson emerge as forces. For years we saw GM Matthew Wells groom Machamer and Mondile....

FL West Predictions

Another CBL season is about to commence! Last year my predictions were incredibly flawed and inaccurate but I’m here to give it my best shot again this year. Let’s start off with the incredibly entertaining FL West Dancouver Danadians 2024: 101-61 Last season for Dancouver saw some old faces leave but had the same results. Losing Jeff Hoffman didn’t seem to slow them down at all....

FL East 2024 Season Predictions

FL East  Previous Division Champions Previous Record: 87-75 Prediction: 78-84 X-Factor: Controversial to have a division winner fall this low. Honestly this division is a tough one for me but the Knights will probably be better this making other teams be a little worse. I think losing Gennett may hurt and their rotation doesn’t strike me as a division winning rotation. To me they are a lot l...

FL West 2024 Season Predictions

FL West  Previous FL West Champion & CBL Championship Winner Previous Record: 103-59 Prediction: 97- 65 X-Factor: I’ll be honest here, they are pretty damn solid all the way around. That being said I’ve seen based on my scout some significant drops in Hoffman and Fernandez. I’m sure they’ll still be fantastic but can the Three headed beast hold their dominance much long...

HL East 2024 Season Predictions

HL East Previous Division Champions Previous Record: 105-57 Prediction: 100-62 X-Factor: An all-around team without a doubt. The new evil empire of the HL East dethroning longtime dominators the Syracuse Orange (Regina Reapers). I think their X-Factor is quite simple… Clutch performances on the big playoff stage. This team should have a title by now. I think Jerry Stollings will have a break...

HL West 2024 Season Predictions

HL West Previous Division Champion Previous Record: 100-62 Prediction: 94-68 X-Factor: Bullpen is a subject for discussion on this Austin team. Their offense fires on all cylinders and you have to love their starting rotation, but can their bullpen close out the close games? Expect Clayton Keyshaw, Austin Torres, Charlie Head, and Kenley Jansen too all be important players for this Bats team. If t...

High Rise Bubbles Rising High

On first glance Reginald “Bubbles” Cousins seems innocent and carefree. The young switch hitting secondbasemen on the Texas Tech ball club is highly regarded by many scouts among the league but his history is troublesome to many who have personally heard this young 19 year olds story… Reginald Cousins grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. His was raised by a single mother on a fixed un...

2024 Altoona Pitching Preview

Altoona’s pitching staff looks to build off some young talent in there pitching rotation this season. Jorge Estrada, Ben O’Farrell, and Anthony Molina look to show the CBL world why the Altoona organization holds them to such high expectations Before we start the 2024 pitching preview we give the cbl world a little news. Last years pitching coach for Altoona has been replaced by pitchi...

Altoona 2024 Offensive Preview

C Salvador Perez Perez has enjoyed a very solid CBL career thus far. In his first season with Altoona Perez quickly became a fan favorite. Slashing .302/.337/.477 with a 5.3 WAR. Strengths: Perez has always been able to tear the cover off the ball. He combines discipline, contact, and power making him a tough out for any CBL pitcher. weaknesses: Perez has always been a lackluster defensive catcher...

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