Month: May 2017

Around the League: Week 8 Recap

Check out this article to see information, stats, and recaps from the league’s action this week.

Leave the Past Behind

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Photo by USATSISCHNOOKERS’s 12th place RBIs ranking back in week one is a distant memory these days. Their 35 RBI performance pushed them into 5th place this week. Xander Bogaerts led a very balanced group of eight overperformers for SCHNOOKERS, racking up 6 RBIs. Those 6 RBIs were the most that any shortstop collected this week.

More Ground to Cover

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SHAMS lost ground in the big race this week, sliding from 4th to 6th in the overall standings. They had poor showings in three stat categories, including moving down three places in batting average. Yan Gomes and Adam Jones were quite coordinated in their failures for SHAMS. They each hit only .063. Gomes’ performance this week ended a three game streak of beating the experts’ projections.

Hey, Some Team Had To Do It

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DEADWOODS‘s ERA was more LOL this week as it rounded out to a pitiful 7.09. That was the highest ERA of any team this week. Jose Quintana was clearly the weakest link for Coaches Francis Bujak and Guy Mawhinney and the gang as he recorded a 16.62 ERA in 4 and 1/3 innings. No surprise then, DEADWOODS tumbled all the way from 4th to 9th in the ERA standings, less than 0.01 ERA behind SPACE COWBOYS. DEADWOODS also dropped big time in the overall rankings, moving from 8th to 11th.

The Opposite of Good

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DEADZONES dominated the stolen bases category this week, stealing 6 bases. They had three players lead the way, with Mookie Betts, Kevin Kiermaier, and Justin Upton swiping 6 bases. Betts alone posted 2 stolen bases, which topped all right fielders this week. His performance helped DEADZONES jump up two spots and into 4th in the stolen bases standings. Unfortunately, that was the good news, as DEADZONES fell from 3rd to 4th in the overall rankings.

Nobody Does it Better

ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS haven’t had many good moments in the WHIP category, but sure got one this week. Their pitchers were allergic to baserunners, tallying a 0.78 WHIP. That performance was enough to put ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS in the top spot for WHIP this week. As a result, ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS moved up from 11th to 9th in the WHIP standings.

Around the League: Week 7 Recap

Leave it to Me

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Photo by USATSIDEADWOODS fortunes changed after three straight weeks of falling in the standings. They rose up due to good performances in three categories, including a three spot jump in batting average. Three players (Cameron Maybin, Jose Altuve, and Delino DeShields) delivered for DEADWOODS, hitting .435. That helped DEADWOODS move up from 10th to 7th in the batting average standings.

All Aboard!

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Colt 45s did about as good in the wins category this week as they did bad last week. They stood out in the wins category, posting 8 of them. They got contributions from more players (6) in that category than any other team, with Yu Darvish being one of two players winning 2 games. Darvish’s performance pushed Colt 45s from 9th to 5th in the wins standings.

Paydirt!

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SPACE COWBOYS might raise some PED suspicions after launching 23 long balls this week. They had two main stars in Corey Dickerson and Salvador Perez, who together clobbered 9 HRs. Dickerson’s 5 home runs were the most of any player this week. His performance pushed SPACE COWBOYS to the top of the HRs standings.

I’ll Have the Usual

In a display that is all too typical, ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS had a good week in the RBIs category while sucking wind in WHIP. In the WHIP category, their 1.50 WHIP this week caused them to drop one spot into 11th place. Meanwhile, in the RBIs category, they moved into 1st place after putting up 50 RBIs.

It’s My Week

SHAMS absolutely lit up the scoreboard this week. They racked up a league-high 66.5 category points. Coach Dillon’s squad did not quite finish in first in any category, but wound up 2nd in stolen bases by dropping 5 stolen bases, while also manging to finish 3rd in home runs and wins. As a result, SHAMS moved up the overall rankings for the 2nd straight week, going from 6th to 4th.

Around the League: Week 6 Recap

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Keep Up the Good Work

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Photo by USATSISKINS climbed up the overall standings for the 2nd straight week, moving from 3rd to 1st. They made progress on many fronts- improving their standing in five categories, including a five spot jump in batting average. Coaches Mark Hodgkins and Frank Grzegorzewski’s squad was led by the three-headed-monster of Yolmer Sanchez, Lorenzo Cain, and Carlos Correa, who together batted .466. Cain’s performance this week ended a three game streak of failing to hit his projections.

‘Back in my day…’

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The 1st week of the season found TEABAGGERS in 1st place in the RBIs standings. Since then things have been…not so good. They fell down two spots to 9th place this week after tallying only 19 RBIs. Coaches Kent Johnson and Patrick Whelan’s squad suffered from five zeros in that category, one of which came from Robbie Grossman, who also hit .000 and swiped 0 bases.

Leave no team behind

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SCHNOOKERS‘s pitchers kept the scoreboard operators busy this week, posting a 7.50 ERA in 36 innings. They were practicing their manners as they put everyone ahead of themselves in the ERA category. Coach Schneller can look to Danny Salazar and Santiago Casilla when passing out blame for the poor performance. The two combined to post a 16.20 ERA in 5 innings. It is safe to say that the season has not started the way SCHNOOKERS wanted it to on the ERA front, since they have yet to find themselves in any place but last place.

My Bad

Coach Denton’s gameday decisions have been the worst in the league this season, and this week showed why. He started Joe Mauer over Justin Smoak despite Smoak’s better projections. Mauer wound up totaling 0 stolen bases to go along with 0 home runs, while Smoak notched 8 RBIs to go along with 2 HRs and a .333 BA. The decision went a long way towards explaining how SPACE COWBOYS overall posted only 4 HRs this week.

Out to Lunch

Colt 45s can’t afford to have many more weeks like this. They were bringing up the rear this week, coming up with only 30 category points. Colt 45s came in dead last in stolen bases, wins, and WHIP with 2 stolen bases, 0 wins, and a 1.81 WHIP. As a result, they dropped in the overall standings for the 2nd straight week, falling from 5th to 7th.

Around the League: Week 5 Recap

Around the League: Week 5 Recap

Check out this article to see information, stats, and recaps from the league’s action this week.

Keep Climbing

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Photo by USATSIDEADWOODS can happily forget their 8th place ranking in the stolen bases standings four weeks ago. Their 6 stolen base performance pushed them into 1st place this week. Jose Altuve and Cameron Maybin were the key contributors, swiping 2 bases each.

Passed By

Colt 45s‘s rise in the standings came to a halt this week after three straight weeks of improvement. They got poor results in two stat categories, including a five spot drop in wins. Coach Kelly’s squad suffered from nine zeros in that category, one of which came from Mychal Givens, who also notched a 3.00 WHIP and sported a 10.80 ERA. That caused Colt 45s to drop five spots in the wins standings (now 9th), 1 win behind SALUKIS. In addition, Colt 45s fell from 3rd to 5th in the overall rankings.

Rule by the Few

SPACE COWBOYS were more sluggish than slugging this week, combining for a measly four homeruns. That was the lowest home run total of any team this week. SPACE COWBOYS had a league low three players who contributed anything in that category. Alex Gordon was one of the eleven no shows. As a result, SPACE COWBOYS are no longer at the top of the HRs standings.

Moving on Up

SALUKIS rocketed up the overall standings this week, moving up five spots into 6th place. They did well in four stat categories, including a three spot rise in RBIs. Coach Moynihan’s squad relied heavily on Yonder Alonso, who logged 10 RBIs to go along with 5 home runs and a .409 BA in 22 at bats. Those 10 RBIs topped all players this week.

Can We Get…Any Stats?

MASTERBLASTERS were already struggling this season, and that was before they collectively took week five off. They only managed 23.5 category points this week, which was the lowest total of any team so far this season. Coaches Colin Scoggins and keith mckinley’s squad were at the back of the line in RBIs, WHIP, ERA, and stolen bases. As a result, MASTERBLASTERS are dead last overall.

Around the League: Week 4 Recap

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Split Personality

ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS‘s bats were working overtime this week, unfortunately their performance on the mound couldn’t match it. They finished in first for the week in batting average and home runs by putting up a .319 BA and 13 HRs, while coming in 2nd in RBIs. ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS’s pitchers, on the other hand, came in dead last this week in WHIP and ERA with a 1.63 WHIP and a 4.89 ERA.

Working It

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SCHNOOKERS got the league’s top save performance this week from Bud Norris. Norris posted 4 saves while leading SCHNOOKERS to 5 saves overall. He might have found a home after getting picked up off the waiver wire this week. His performance pushed SCHNOOKERS from 9th to 6th in the saves standings.

Remember the Good Times

Last week’s 0.74 WHIP performance was something to remember… this week’s performance is one that DEADWOODS will likely try to forget. They put up big numbers in a category where big numbers are big trouble, notching a 1.39 WHIP. Jeremy Jeffress stuck out as the worst performer, producing a 2.70 WHIP in 3 and 1/3 innings. No surprise then, DEADWOODS fell from 1st to 4th in the WHIP standings. Things weren’t better in other categories, as they fell from 2nd to 4th in the overall rankings.

Showing ’em Up

SALUKIS showed everybody how it’s done in the ERA department, sporting a 2.30 ERA. That was the lowest ERA of any team this week. SALUKIS had four qualified players who collectively went fifteen innings without giving up an earned run, one of whom was Nate Jones, who also put up a 0.67 WHIP. As a result, SALUKIS now sits at the top of the ERA standings, passing DEADWOODS. Unfortunately though, SALUKIS fell from 10th to 11th in the overall rankings.

Race to the Bottom

SMOKING GUNS fell down the overall standings for the 2nd straight week, moving from 7th to 8th. They dropped due to slides in three stat categories, including a one spot fall in wins. Coach Quinn, Cavan Quinn’s squad suffered from eight zeros in that category, one of which came from Lance McCullers, who also totaled a 9.00 ERA and recorded a 2.00 WHIP. It was not all doom and gloom however, as SMOKING GUNS improved their rank in two stat categories, including moving up two places in RBIs.