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A Year in Review

A Year in Review

Season Recap

Whit Merrifield and CITY SLICKERS II take the crown

When it is all said and done, Coach DeMonte will have the bragging rights for this entire offseason. CITY SLICKERS II ended the 2019 season with the league-leading total of 82 Roto Category Points. Their good standing can be attributed, in part, to their infielders, who ranked 3rd in the league. Whit Merrifield was the leader of that pack, producing 4.6 Additional Roto Points for CITY SLICKERS II this season.

When it came to infielders however, nobody had a better group than MASTERBLASTERS, who got 12.12 Additional Roto Points out of the position. Meanwhile, Coaches Kent Johnson and Patrick Whelan could only dream about good infielder play this year, as TEABAGGERS’s infielders were the worst in the league, costing their team 12.77 Roto Category Points. Jose Rondon shares a big part of the blame for that lackluster group’s performance, costing TEABAGGERS 2.4 Roto Points during the 11 starts he made this year.

ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS had lots of positional problems, which drove them into the ditch at 25 Roto Category Points. That was the worst mark in the league. They finished in the bottom third of the league in seven categories, including home runs, RBIs, and batting average. The unimpressive finish was partially due to their 10th ranked outfielders.

Extremely Average

Key Stat for SKINS:
Best Category (ERA): 1st
Worst Category (HR): 12th

While SKINS finished in the middle of the pack, they did so in spectacular fashion. They finished in the top third of two stat categories, while being in the bottom third of five. When you put all of those category extremes together they lead to a very average 8th place finish.

Stacked

Key Stat:
Average Team OF Additional Roto Points (ARP): 2.4
TEABAGGERS OF Additional Roto Points (ARP): 8.9

TEABAGGERS got big efforts from their outfielders, who put up a best-in-the-league 8.87 Additional Roto Points. Mike Trout was the key member of that stalwart corps, producing 5.8 Additional Roto Points for TEABAGGERS this season. While that performance was excellent, TEABAGGERS did not manage an excellent finish, winding up with a ‘meh’ 7th place overall.

Streaking the Wrong Way

Key Stat:
DEADZONES Standing Week 10: 4
DEADZONES Standing Week 13: 7

As Coach Stetz wonders why DEADZONES failed to finish at the top of the standings, he will have to think about weeks 11 to 13 when DEADZONES looked like the worst team in the league. They dropped three spots in the overall standings over that unhappy stretch. Yusei Kikuchi should shoulder much of the blame, as he was the team’s worst player over that span. DEADZONES were able to overcome that cold snap, but not fully, finishing in the middle of the pack in 6th place overall.

Can’t Touch This

Key Stat:
Having Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander was the rock upon which SCHNOOKERS were built, as he was the best player in the league, delivering the equivalent of 8.6 Additional Roto Points all by his lonesome. He posted 21 wins, racked up a 0.80 WHIP, and recorded a 2.58 ERA in 34 games started. Thanks in part to that performance, SCHNOOKERS managed to finish in 3rd place overall.

So Close…

Key Stat:
MASTERBLASTERS Roto Category Points: 73.5
CITY SLICKERS II Roto Category Points: 82

MASTERBLASTERS came so close and yet were so far, winding up in second place. Their good standing can be attributed, in part, to their outfielders, who ranked 2nd in the league. Yordan Alvarez was the key member of that stalwart corps, producing 2.8 Additional Roto Points for MASTERBLASTERS this season.

Everyone on the Level

Key Stat:
Colt 45s Top 3 Players ARP: 10.6
Colt 45s 4-6 Players ARP: 9.1

It was all for one and one for all with Colt 45s this season, as they ended up with the most balanced lineup in the league. Unfortunately, this was partly due to their top players not doing so well. Marcus SemienEmilio Pagan, and Jonathan Villar posted 10.6 Additional Roto Points (ARP) while in the starting lineup this year, which was very so-so production for a team’s top three group this season. Their next three best players, J.D. MartinezHansel Robles, and Eddie Rosario, finished up at 9.1 Additional Roto Points (ARP).

Afraid of Change

Key Stat:
Average Number of Starters: 52.1
SPACE COWBOYS Starters: 41

When faced with tough decisions, Coach Denton’s usual move was to just stay the course. SPACE COWBOYS used less starters than any other team, putting only 41 different players into the lineup during the regular season. Sticking to their guns really worked for SPACE COWBOYS, as they managed to finish in 4th place overall.

It Couldn’t Be Worse

Key Stat:
ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS Roto Category Points: 25
SALUKIS Roto Category Points: 30.5

There’s always next year for Coaches Jim Rodrigues and Paul Keriazes. This year, however, ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS wound up in last place in the overall standings. The unimpressive finish was partially due to their 10th ranked outfielders. Jon Jay shares a big part of the blame for that lackluster group’s performance, costing ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 1.6 Roto Points during the six starts he made this year.

King of the League

Key Stat:
CITY SLICKERS II Roto Category Points: 82
MASTERBLASTERS Roto Category Points: 73.5

When it is all said and done, Coach DeMonte will have the bragging rights for this entire offseason. CITY SLICKERS II ended the 2019 season with the league-leading total of 82 Roto Category Points. They finished in the top third of the league in eight categories, including being first place in batting average and wins. They were led by Whit Merrifield, Danny Santana, and Elvis Andrus, who collectively came up with 12.8 Additional Roto Points while in the starting lineup.

Around the League: Period 27 Recap

Around the League: Period 27 Recap

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Keep Climbing

MasahiroTanaka092319Photo by USATSICITY SLICKERS II’s 9th place WHIP ranking back in week two is a distant memory these days. Their 1.01 WHIP pushed them into 2nd place this week. Coach DeMonte’s squad got three solid performances, courtesy of Masahiro TanakaAaron Civale, and Taylor Rogers, who together produced a 0.68 WHIP in 17 and 2/3 innings.

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

JustinVerlander092319Photo by USATSISCHNOOKERS got more of the performances that had them moving up the overall standings in each of the previous three weeks. They can attribute the move to good performances in three stat categories, including moving up four places in wins. Justin Verlander was the key contributor, notching 2 wins. That helped SCHNOOKERS move up from 6th to 2nd in the wins standings.

Monster

AdalbertoMondesi050619Photo by USATSIDEADZONES got the league’s top stolen base performance this week from Adalberto Mondesi. Mondesi swiped 4 bases while leading DEADZONES to 5 stolen bases overall. He is on quite a hot streak, having totaled more stolen bases than any other starting player over the last three weeks. Nevertheless, DEADZONES stayed in 5th place in the stolen bases standings.

Producing the Goods

Nothing got past Colt 45s‘ batsmen, who had a .306 batting average this week. They did well with a balanced effort, as seven players outperformed the league average. Matt Duffy was the best of the bunch, hitting .444. Duffy’s performance this week stopped his nine game streak of not meeting his projections. As a result, Colt 45s jumped up one spot and into 3rd in the batting average standings, passing SHAMS. Unfortunately though, Colt 45s fell from 3rd to 5th in the overall rankings.

Can We Get…Any Stats?

SKINS’s bad season got a whole lot worse this week. They only managed 15 category points, which was the lowest total of any team this season. Coaches Mark Hodgkins and Frank Grzegorzewski’s squad managed to finish worst in the league in RBIs, home runs, stolen bases, WHIP, and ERA (with 18 RBIs, 5 HRs, 0 stolen bases, a 0.93 WHIP, and a 1.39 ERA). As a result, SKINS fell from 10th to 12th in the overall rankings.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 324) Season Percentile
1 SCHNOOKERS 20 94th
2 SPACE COWBOYS 27 92nd
3 DEADZONES 44 86th
4 MASTERBLASTERS 44 86th
5 Colt 45s 63 81st
6 CITY SLICKERS II 111 66th
7 TEABAGGERS 136 58th
8 DEADWOODS 214 34th
9 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 251 23rd
10 SALUKIS 286 12th
11 SHAMS 315 3rd
12 SKINS 324 < 1st

Week 26 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 26 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Khris Davis was an all-around champ this week, as he logged 8 RBIs, banged out 3 HRs, and hit .333.

SKINS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Khris Davis.

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Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (1) CITY SLICKERS II
CITY SLICKERS II have now had five straight weeks of above-average team performance.

2 (4) MASTERBLASTERS
Anthony Bass is the main reason for MASTERBLASTERS’s jump in the rankings, as he totaled 2 saves and produced a 0.38 WHIP.

3 (2) SCHNOOKERS
SCHNOOKERS put up big numbers last week, and followed that up with yet another huge performance this week.

4 (3) SPACE COWBOYS
SPACE COWBOYS have now had to deal with six straight weeks where J.P. Crawford has underperformed his positional average.

5 (7) TEABAGGERS
TEABAGGERS have moved up a total of five slots over the past five weeks.

6 (5) Colt 45s
Colt 45s’ drop this week means they have now fallen five spots total over the last five weeks.

7 (10) SKINS
Putting up a 0.93 WHIP, a 2.39 ERA, and 39 RBIs allowed SKINS to rocket up three slots in the power rankings.

8 (9) DEADZONES
Eloy Jimenez is on a nice trajectory for DEADZONES, improving his performance in our roto player metric for three straight weeks.

9 (6) SHAMS
Only coming up with 1 stolen base, 1 win, and 6 home runs caused SHAMS to careen down three spots in our power rankings.

10 (8) DEADWOODS
DEADWOODS’s performance two weeks ago was in the bottom 20th percentile for the season, and so was last week’s.

11 (12) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS

12 (11) SALUKIS
After only managing a 7.80 ERA, a 1.80 WHIP, and 1 stolen base, we peg SALUKIS as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Period 26 Recap

Around the League: Period 26 Recap

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Marching Towards the Top

SCHNOOKERS has now improved their overall ranking each week for the past two straight weeks. They rose up due to good performances in two categories, including a one spot jump in wins. Coach Schneller’s squad had two main stars in Zack Greinke and James Paxton, who together won 4 games. Greinke’s performance this week ended a three game streak of failing to hit his projections.

Power Hour

JoseAltuve082619Photo by USATSICITY SLICKERS II showed everybody how it’s done in the home runs department, blasting 19 of them. No other team clobbered more HRs this week. Jose Altuve was the leader in that area for CITY SLICKERS II, launching 3 HRs to go along with 4 RBIs and 1 stolen base. CITY SLICKERS II moved up the HRs standings for the 2nd straight week, going from 5th to 4th.

TIMBER!

MikeFiers091619Photo by USATSIHard to believe, but DEADWOODS used to be in 2nd place in the ERA standings. That was back in week sixteen. Unfortunately, things have gone downhill since. They fell down one spot to 9th place this week after sporting a 7.82 ERA. Mike Fiers loomed large in the result, totaling a 40.50 ERA in 2 and 2/3 innings. Fiers has posted the highest ERA of any starting player over the last three weeks.

Quick Fall from Grace

Colt 45s came out of the gate hot this week in the batting average department, batting a league-leading .350 over the first four days of the week. Unfortunately, that performance was anything but predictive, as Coach Kelly’s gang hit only .224 the rest of the way, which was the worst mark in the league. That fall-off more than made up for any early heroics, as Colt 45s wound up in 9th place for the week.

Lost Cause

SALUKIS got busy this week digging themselves an even bigger hole in the WHIP category. They suffered a bad case of WHIPlash with a sorry 1.8 WHIP. Reynaldo Lopez and Mike Montgomery put a big hurt on SALUKIS’s chances this week, tallying a 2.07 WHIP in 9 and 2/3 innings between them. SALUKIS are now 0.03 WHIP behind DEADZONES.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 312) Season Percentile
1 CITY SLICKERS II 3 99th
2 MASTERBLASTERS 15 95th
3 SCHNOOKERS 56 82nd
4 SKINS 84 73rd
5 SPACE COWBOYS 106 66th
6 TEABAGGERS 148 53rd
7 Colt 45s 207 34th
8 DEADZONES 207 34th
9 DEADWOODS 247 21st
10 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 277 11th
11 SALUKIS 294 6th
12 SHAMS 294 6th

Week 25 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 25 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Jurickson Profar was an all-around champ this week, as he posted 6 RBIs and banged out 2 HRs.

DEADZONES had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Jurickson Profar.

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Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (1) CITY SLICKERS II
CITY SLICKERS II have now had four straight weeks of above-average team performance.

2 (4) SCHNOOKERS
SCHNOOKERS have now moved up a total of five slots over the past five weeks.

3 (3) SPACE COWBOYS
Jorge Soler is on a nice trajectory for SPACE COWBOYS, improving his performance in our roto player metric for three straight weeks.

4 (5) MASTERBLASTERS
Francisco Lindor is the main reason for MASTERBLASTERS’s jump in the rankings, as he blasted 3 home runs, swiped 2 bases, and racked up 5 RBIs.

5 (2) Colt 45s
Only coming up with a 7.24 ERA, 20 RBIs, and a .224 BA caused Colt 45s to careen down three spots in our power rankings.

6 (8) SHAMS
SHAMS is moving up largely on the strength of their performance in the WHIP category, where they have notched a 1.08 WHIP in 45 and 1/3 innings over the past three weeks.

7 (6) TEABAGGERS
TEABAGGERS have now had to deal with five straight weeks where Matthew Boyd has underperformed his positional average.

8 (7) DEADWOODS
DEADWOODS had the worst performance of any team this week, which predictably led to a power rankings drop.

9 (12) DEADZONES
Putting up 4 saves, 11 HRs, and 32 RBIs allowed DEADZONES to rocket up three slots in the power rankings.

10 (11) SALUKIS

11 (10) SKINS
SKINS were the worst team in the league in the HRs category this week, which is no big surprise given that they’ve been the worst team in that category overall for the season.

12 (9) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
After only managing 0 stolen bases, a .204 BA, and 18 RBIs, we peg ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Period 25 Recap

Around the League: Period 25 Recap

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Catch Me if You Can!

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Photo by USATSISPACE COWBOYS are just showing off in the home runs category at this point. They had a great week in the HRs department, clobbering 14 of them. Mitch Garver and Jorge Soler were the key contributors, banging out 3 HRs each. SPACE COWBOYS are now way ahead of MASTERBLASTERS, to the tune of 41 HRs.

Group Project

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SCHNOOKERS dominated the home runs category this week, blasting 16 HRs. A league-high eleven different players contributed in that category, with Rougned Odor (3 HRs) leading the way. Odor’s performance this week stopped his four game streak of not meeting his projections. His performance pushed SCHNOOKERS from 7th to 5th in the HRs standings.

Sinking Feeling

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MASTERBLASTERS got the league’s top RBI performance this week from Jose Abreu. Abreu produced 9 RBIs while leading MASTERBLASTERS to 39 RBIs overall. He has been on fire during the last three weeks, putting up more RBIs than any other starting player. Nevertheless, MASTERBLASTERS stayed in 3rd place in the RBIs standings. They fell from 2nd to 3rd in the overall rankings.

Poor Performance

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Colt 45s put up a rare bad effort in the ERA category this week. Their ERA was more LOL as it rounded out to a pitiful 7.24. Rick Porcello stuck out as the worst performer, sporting a 13.50 ERA in 8 innings. Despite that, Colt 45s held on to their 1st place position in the ERA rankings.

Flameout

Last week’s .346 BA performance was something to remember… this week’s performance is one that ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS will likely try to forget. They stumbled their way to batting only .204. They were practicing their manners as they put every other team ahead of themselves in the BA category this week. As a result, they fell from 8th to 9th in the batting average standings, .001 BA behind SPACE COWBOYS. ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS also fell from 11th to 12th in the overall rankings.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 300) Season Percentile
1 SCHNOOKERS 2 99th
2 CITY SLICKERS II 28 91st
3 SHAMS 76 75th
4 TEABAGGERS 82 73rd
5 MASTERBLASTERS 86 71st
6 SPACE COWBOYS 123 59th
7 DEADZONES 181 40th
8 SALUKIS 194 35th
9 SKINS 239 20th
10 Colt 45s 253 16th
11 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 268 11th
12 DEADWOODS 294 2nd

Week 24 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 24 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Ian Kennedy was an all-around champ , as he.

TEABAGGERS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Ian Kennedy.

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Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (2) CITY SLICKERS II
Mike Clevinger has been on fire across his last 11 starts (dating back to the first week of July), earning a 9-0 record and 1.86 ERA with 92 strikeouts in 67.2 innings.

2 (1) Colt 45s
Colt 45s have now had to deal with seven straight weeks where Matt Duffy has underperformed his positional average.

3 (5) SPACE COWBOYS
Brad Hand is the main reason for SPACE COWBOYS’s jump in the rankings, as he logged 2 saves and notched a 0.00 WHIP.

4 (4) SCHNOOKERS

5 (3) MASTERBLASTERS
MASTERBLASTERS dropped and no one is more to blame than Cam Bedrosian, who sported a 20.25 ERA, produced a 3.75 WHIP, and logged 0 saves.

6 (10) TEABAGGERS
Putting up 4 saves, a 1.14 WHIP, and a 3.98 ERA allowed TEABAGGERS to rocket up four slots in the power rankings.

7 (8) DEADWOODS
Albert Pujols is on a nice trajectory for DEADWOODS, improving his performance in our roto player metric for three straight weeks.

8 (6) SHAMS
SHAMS hasn’t had an above average team performance in three weeks.

9 (12) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS have been enjoying the services of Adam Ottavino, who has given them seven straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

10 (9) SKINS
SKINS’s performance two weeks ago was in the bottom 20th percentile for the season, and so was last week’s.

11 (11) SALUKIS
SALUKIS came up with 4 saves, 12 home runs, and a .255 BA, but stayed in the same spot this week due to a horrible performance in the stolen bases category.

12 (7) DEADZONES
After only coming up with 1 stolen base, 1 win, and a 1.58 WHIP, we peg DEADZONES as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Period 24 Recap

Around the League: Period 24 Recap

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Doin Work

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Photo by USATSIDEADWOODS stood out in the home runs category, clobbering 14 of them. C.J. Cron and Aaron Judge were the prime movers for DEADWOODS, cranking out 3 HRs each. The Judge became the third fastest ever to hit 100 home runs with this 462-foot rocket to straightaway center Tuesday afternoon. DEADWOODS moved up from 7th to 5th in the HRs standings.

Can’t Touch This

ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS batted only .220 last week, but really turned things around this week. They came through to the tune of a .346 BA. That wasn’t just the best result this week in the batting average category, it was the best result for the season. As a result, ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS jumped up two spots and into 8th in the batting average standings, less than .001 BA behind SPACE COWBOYS. ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS also were no longer in last place overall, moving up to 11th.

Before and After

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Colt 45s can happily forget their 12th place ranking in the RBIs standings 22 weeks ago. They moved into 4th place this week after logging 52 RBIs. Coach Kelly’s squad was led by the tag team of Marcus Semien and J.D. Martinez, who together notched 21 RBIs. Semien alone racked up 11 RBIs, which topped all players this week.

The King is Dead

MASTERBLASTERS fell off their perch at the top of the league and into 2nd place overall. They had poor showings in four stat categories, including moving down one spot in wins. Coaches Colin Scoggins and keith mckinley’s squad suffered from eight zeros in that category, one of which came from Cam Bedrosian, who also sported a 20.25 ERA and produced a 3.75 WHIP. Bedrosian’s performance this week broke his three game streak of surpassing his projections.

Ouch…Just Ouch

SALUKIS were already struggling this season, and that was before they collectively took week 24 off. They fell in behind all other teams, earning only 38.5 category points this week. SALUKIS came in dead last in wins, ERA, and stolen bases with 0 wins, a 9.00 ERA, and 0 stolen bases. They stayed in 11th place in the overall standings this week.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 288) Season Percentile
1 Colt 45s 44 85th
2 CITY SLICKERS II 48 83rd
3 SPACE COWBOYS 58 80th
4 DEADWOODS 84 71st
5 MASTERBLASTERS 112 61st
6 TEABAGGERS 145 50th
7 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 155 46th
8 SCHNOOKERS 179 38th
9 SHAMS 179 38th
10 SKINS 219 24th
11 DEADZONES 231 20th
12 SALUKIS 244 15th

Week 23 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 23 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

DEADWOODS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Mark Canha.

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Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (2) Colt 45s
J.D. Martinez has led the Bigs since July 20 in four major hitting categories, including hits (50) and total bases (97).

2 (3) CITY SLICKERS II
CITY SLICKERS II have been enjoying the services of Jose Altuve, who has given them seven straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

3 (4) MASTERBLASTERS
MASTERBLASTERS have now had three straight weeks of above-average team performance.

4 (1) SCHNOOKERS
Only coming up with a .229 BA, 8 home runs, and a 4.56 ERA caused SCHNOOKERS to careen down three spots in our power rankings.

5 (6) SPACE COWBOYS
SPACE COWBOYS have been the best in the league this season in the HRs category, and topped the league in that category again this week.

6 (7) SHAMS
Nicky Lopez is on a nice trajectory for SHAMS, improving his performance in our roto player metric for three straight weeks.

7 (5) DEADZONES
DEADZONES’s drop this week means they have now fallen five spots total over the last five weeks.

8 (12) DEADWOODS
Putting up 49 RBIs, 17 HRs, and a .283 BA allowed DEADWOODS to rocket up four slots in the power rankings.

9 (9) SKINS
SKINS came up with a 2.43 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP, and 4 stolen bases, but stayed in the same spot this week due to a horrible performance in the saves category.

10 (8) TEABAGGERS
TEABAGGERS have now had to deal with seven straight weeks where Ehire Adrianza has underperformed his positional average.

11 (10) SALUKIS
SALUKIS has struggled big time recently in the stolen bases category, where they have stole 4 bases over the past three weeks.

12 (11) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS hasn’t had an above average team performance in eight weeks.

Around the League: Period 23 Recap

Around the League: Period 23 Recap

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Hurt Locker

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Photo by USATSIDEADWOODS did not have a good week in the WHIP category, producing a 1.53 WHIP. Coaches Francis Bujak and Guy Mawhinney might be seeing more bad performances in that category due to some bad personnel news. Chris Sale apparently will not need Tommy John surgery but he has been officially shut down for the rest of the season just as he was heating back up.

Anything you can do, I can do better

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Colt 45s‘ batters didn’t leave their teammates hanging this week as they accumulated 58 RBIs. That’s the best result that any team this season has had in the RBIs category. Kyle Seager led a very balanced group of nine overperformers for Colt 45s this week, posting 9 RBIs. That Hank Aaron-esque performance pushed Colt 45s from 7th to 5th in the RBIs standings.

Don’t Even Try

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SPACE COWBOYS are running away with the home runs category because of weeks like this one. They weren’t messing around when it came to HRs this week, launching 19 of them. Jonathan Villar separated himself from the rest of the crew on SPACE COWBOYS, blasting 5 HRs to go along with 6 RBIs and a .333 BA in 27 at bats. SPACE COWBOYS are miles, well, 42 HRs, ahead of MASTERBLASTERS.

Slippin’

SCHNOOKERS got the league’s top stolen base performance this week from Delino DeShields. DeShields swiped 4 bases while leading SCHNOOKERS to 5 stolen bases overall. He hasn’t been messing around recently, recording more stolen bases than any other starting player over the last three weeks. Despite that, SCHNOOKERS stayed in 2nd place in the stolen bases standings, 3 stolen bases behind MASTERBLASTERS. SCHNOOKERS fell from 5th to 6th in the overall rankings.

Hanging Out

SKINS remains in 10th place overall for the 8th straight week, despite some sub-par performances. They got poor results in three stat categories, including a three spot drop in batting average. Two players stood out for their poor performance, with Bubba Starling and Danny Jansen combining to post a .000 BA. Jansen’s performance this week definitively ended a three game streak of beating the experts’ projections.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 276) Season Percentile
1 Colt 45s 29 89th
2 CITY SLICKERS II 38 86th
3 SPACE COWBOYS 66 76th
4 MASTERBLASTERS 71 74th
5 SCHNOOKERS 83 70th
6 DEADWOODS 108 61st
7 SALUKIS 157 43rd
8 SKINS 178 36th
9 SHAMS 184 33rd
10 TEABAGGERS 193 30th
11 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 233 16th
12 DEADZONES 265 4th