Month: August 2017

Week 21 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 21 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Jorge Polanco racked up 4 HRs, put up 11 RBIs, and hit .344 in putting together a banner week.

MASTERBLASTERS jumped on Jorge Polanco‘s back to make the biggest jump in the rankings.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (2) SPACE COWBOYS
Putting up 23 home runs, 46 RBIs, and 7 stolen bases pushed SPACE COWBOYS to the top of the pile.

2 (1) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
Coaches Jim Rodrigues and Paul Keriazes are having their patience tested by Rajai Davis, who has been the worst starter in the league over the past three weeks.

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

4 (6) SALUKIS
Byron Buxton seems to be finally rounding into the form that made him the consensus #1 prospect in baseball years ago, launching three home runs against the Blue Jays.

5 (5) SKINS
Lorenzo Cain is on a disturbing slide, doing worse in our roto player metric in each of the last three weeks.

6 (7) DEADZONES
DEADZONES have been enjoying the services of Eddie Rosario, who has given them five straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

7 (3) SMOKING GUNS
Only coming up with a .222 BA, 6 HRs, and 25 RBIs caused SMOKING GUNS to careen down four spots in our power rankings.

8 (11) MASTERBLASTERS
Coming up with 5 saves, a 2.67 ERA, and 13 HRs allowed MASTERBLASTERS to rocket up three slots in the power rankings.

9 (12) Colt 45s

10 (8) SCHNOOKERS
SCHNOOKERS have now seen their overall power ranking fall for three straight weeks.

11 (10) DEADWOODS
Coaches Francis Bujak and Guy Mawhinney hopefully learned a good lesson this week- don’t start Chris Sale against the Indians.

12 (9) TEABAGGERS
After only managing 0 saves, 1 win, and 19 RBIs, we peg TEABAGGERS as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Week 21 Recap

Around the League: Week 21 Recap

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

Race to the Top

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Photo by USATSIThe home runs category has turned into a two man race between SMOKING GUNS and SPACE COWBOYS, and it got a lot closer this week. SPACE COWBOYS hit 23 HRs behind a strong performance from Francisco Lindor, who clobbered 4 of them. SMOKING GUNS were more sluggish than slugging this week, combining for a measly six homeruns. Salvador Perez was the lone bad performer for SPACE COWBOYS,.

Bad Role Model

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DEADWOODS‘s pitchers kept the scoreboard operators busy this week, posting a 6.75 ERA in 30 and 2/3 innings. They were practicing their manners as they put every other team ahead of themselves in the ERA category. Chris Sale loomed large in the result, recording a 18.00 ERA in 3 innings. That caused DEADWOODS to fall from 3rd to 6th in the ERA standings, 0.06 ERA behind SALUKIS. DEADWOODS also fell from 5th to 7th in the overall rankings.

Don’t have it no more

MASTERBLASTERS has fallen on hard times in the wins standings, where twenty weeks ago they were in 5th place. Their 1 win performance this week caused them to drop one spot into 12th place. Coaches Colin Scoggins and keith mckinley’s squad suffered from eight zeros in that category, one of which came from Eric Skoglund, who also sported a 47.25 ERA and tallied a 6.75 WHIP. Skoglund’s performance this week ended a four game streak of beating the experts’ projections.

Man of the Hour

SALUKIS played out of its mind this week and has the category points to prove it. They racked up a league-high 66.5 category points this week. Coach Moynihan’s squad finished in first for the week in stolen bases and wins by putting up 8 stolen bases and 4 wins, while coming in 3rd in RBIs and home runs. As a result, SALUKIS moved up in the overall rankings from 8th to 7th.

Champ for a week

Colt 45s did about as good in the batting average category this week as they did bad last week. Nothing got past Colt 45s‘ batsmen, who had a .314 batting average. That was the highest batting average of any team this week. Despite that, Colt 45s stayed in 10th place in the batting average standings.

Week 20 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

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SMOKING GUNS jumped on Rougned Odor‘s back to make the biggest jump in the rankings.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (2) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
Putting up a .337 BA, 16 home runs, and 45 RBIs pushed ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS to the top of the pile.

2 (1) SPACE COWBOYS
Jay Bruce has been a whole new man since being traded to Cleveland, as he has been slugging at better than an .800 clip.

3 (6) SMOKING GUNS
Both the Red Sox and SMOKING GUNS seem to have found a gem in Rafael Devers, who has been making amazing plays at the plate and in the field.

4 (4) SHAMS

5 (3) SKINS
SKINS have now had to deal with seven straight weeks where Xander Bogaerts has underperformed his positional average.

6 (8) SALUKIS
SALUKIS have moved up a total of six slots over the past five weeks.

7 (5) DEADZONES
DEADZONES hasn’t had an above average team performance in three weeks.

8 (7) SCHNOOKERS
SCHNOOKERS were the worst team in the league in the ERA category this week, which is no big surprise given that they’ve been the worst team in that category overall for the season.

9 (9) TEABAGGERS
Same old same old, TEABAGGERS are ranked 2nd in pitching after previously ranking 2nd, but unfortunately is ranked 12th in hitting after previously sitting at 12th.

10 (10) DEADWOODS
DEADWOODS stole 14 bases this week, which is the best mark of the season for any team.

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

12 (12) Colt 45s
Colt 45s came up with 4 wins, 10 HRs, and a 4.19 ERA, but that wasn’t enough to get them out of the 12th spot for the 3rd straight week.

Around the League: Week 20 Recap

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

Not Average

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Photo by USATSIARMCHAIR SLUGGERS‘s batters hit like they were playing with tennis racquets this week, posting a .337 BA. That total set the curve for all teams. ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS had plenty of players step up in that category, as eleven starters beat the league average. Jose Abreu was just a bit ahead of the others, hitting .444. Abreu’s performance pushed ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS to the top of the batting average standings, passing SPACE COWBOYS. That was the good news unfortunately, as ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS fell from 2nd to 3rd in the overall rankings.

Catch Me if You Can!

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DEADWOODS are just showing off in the stolen bases category at this point. They pulled off some master thievery this week, putting up 14 stolen bases. Coaches Francis Bujak and Guy Mawhinney’s squad was led by the tag team of Delino DeShields and Ian Kinsler, who together racked up 8 stolen bases. DEADWOODS are now way ahead of SCHNOOKERS, to the tune of 43 stolen bases.

Making it Happen

SMOKING GUNS made a move in the only category that really counts this week, going from 7th to 5th in the overall standings. They can attribute the move to good performances in two stat categories, including moving up one spot in saves. Dellin Betances was the leader in that area for SMOKING GUNS this week, logging 3 saves. Betances’ save performance stopped his eight week streak of not meeting the league average in that category.

Quick Fall from Grace

SCHNOOKERS came out of the gate hot this week in the ERA department, notching a league-leading 3.06 ERA over the first four days of the week. Unfortunately, that performance was anything but predictive, as Coach Schneller’s gang produced a 9.00 ERA 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 SCHNOOKERS wound up in 12th place for the week.

Out to Lunch

MASTERBLASTERS’s bad season got a whole lot worse this week. They fell in behind all other teams, earning only 26.5 category points. MASTERBLASTERS wound up in last place for the week in home runs by putting up 4 HRs, and also finished 11th in RBIs and WHIP. As a result, they are dead last overall.

Week 19 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

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SHAMS jumped on Andrew Benintendi‘s back to make the biggest jump in the rankings.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (2) SPACE COWBOYS
Putting up 42 RBIs, 3 saves, and 4 wins pushed SPACE COWBOYS to the top of the pile.

2 (1) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
Both ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS and the Mariners will be missing James Paxton for a good chunk of the stretch run.

3 (7) SKINS
Coming up with a 2.74 ERA, 3 saves, and 4 wins allowed SKINS to rocket up four slots in the power rankings.

4 (9) SHAMS
Andrew Benintendi is the main reason for SHAMS’s jump in the rankings, as he totaled 9 RBIs, hit .455, and launched 3 home runs.

5 (6) DEADZONES
C.J. Cron is on a nice trajectory for DEADZONES, improving his performance in our roto player metric for three straight weeks.

6 (3) SMOKING GUNS
Only coming up with 25 RBIs, 2 wins, and 1 save caused SMOKING GUNS to careen down three spots in our power rankings.

7 (5) SCHNOOKERS
Coming into this week, SCHNOOKERS hadn’t been truly terrible in the saves category in any week this season. That streak of avoiding bad performances just came to a screeching halt.

8 (4) SALUKIS
SALUKIS had a great week last time the rankings were compiled, but fell off big time afterwards.

9 (11) TEABAGGERS
After striking out nine batters on Sunday, you have to go back 15 starts to find a Kluber outing where he didn’t get 8+ strikeouts.

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

11 (10) DEADWOODS
DEADWOODS’s drop this week means they have now fallen eight spots total over the last five weeks.

12 (12) Colt 45s
Sean Manaea put an exclamation point on his recent failings by giving up 6 earned in 1/3 of an inning. Might be time for him to fall out of the starting lineup.

Around the League: Week 19 Recap

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Onwards And Upwards

TEABAGGERS stepped forward in the overall rankings this week, going from 10th to 8th place. They rose up due to good performances in two categories, including a one spot jump in ERA. Coaches Kent Johnson and Patrick Whelan’s squad got three clean sheets (among qualified players) in the ERA category, with Craig Kimbrel, Yusmeiro Petit, and Eduardo Rodriguez posting a 0.00 ERA. Rodriguez’s performance this week ended a three game streak of failing to hit his projections.

Not Our Best

DEADZONES put up big numbers in a category where big numbers are big trouble, recording a 1.75 WHIP. Trevor Cahill was clearly the weakest link for Coach Stetz and the gang as he tallied a 3.86 WHIP in 2 and 1/3 innings. Cahill has recorded the highest WHIP of any starting player over the last three weeks. As a result, DEADZONES are tops in the WHIP standings no more, sitting in 2nd place.

Let’s Try This Again

DEADWOODS just couldn’t get it going in the batting average department, batting only .182. That was the worst batting average of any team this week. DEADWOODS suffered from two goose eggs in that category, with Chris Gimenez and Bradley Zimmer failing to contribute anything. No surprise then, DEADWOODS dropped four spots in the batting average standings (now 6th), less than .001 BA behind SHAMS. In addition, DEADWOODS fell from 4th to 5th in the overall rankings.

Closing Time

SHAMS totaled 0 saves last week, but really turned things around this week. They came through to the tune of 4 saves. No other team notched more saves this week. As a result, SHAMS moved up from 11th to 10th in the saves standings.

Don’t Even Try

SPACE COWBOYS are running away with the RBIs category because of weeks like this one. Their batters didn’t leave their teammates hanging this week as they accumulated 42 RBIs. Coach Denton’s squad got a nice group performance in that category, as five players beat the league average. Nicholas Castellanos was the first among equals, logging 9 RBIs. SPACE COWBOYS are miles, well, 44 RBIs, ahead of SKINS.

 

Week 18 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 18 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

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SALUKIS jumped on Mike Trout’s back to make the biggest jump in the rankings.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (5) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
Manny Machado didn’t get any fantasy credit for either of these two spectacular defensive plays, but he produced enough at the plate that it didn’t matter this week.

2 (1) SPACE COWBOYS
SPACE COWBOYS will need to deal with a loss at a tough position, as Salvador Perez Is likely to be out until September.

3 (6) SMOKING GUNS
Putting up a 1.91 ERA, a 0.88 WHIP, and 14 home runs allowed SMOKING GUNS to rocket up three slots in the power rankings.

4 (11) SALUKIS
Nice for SALUKIS that Mike Trout hasn’t missed a beat since returning from the DL.

5 (12) SCHNOOKERS
Alex Bregman is the main reason for SCHNOOKERS’s jump in the rankings, as he put up 9 RBIs, stole 3 bases, and launched 2 HRs.

6 (3) DEADZONES
Only coming up with 0 saves, 1 win, and a 1.65 WHIP caused DEADZONES to careen down three spots in our power rankings.

7 (2) SKINS
SKINS had a great week last time the rankings were compiled, but fell off big time afterwards.

8 (9) MASTERBLASTERS
MASTERBLASTERS’s performance this week was a big turnaround from last week’s disappointment, allowing them a bump in the power rankings.

9 (7) SHAMS
SHAMS have now had to deal with seven straight weeks where Yunel Escobar has underperformed his positional average.

10 (4) DEADWOODS
DEADWOODS 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.

11 (10) TEABAGGERS
TEABAGGERS’s performance over the past three weeks is the lowest rated of all teams, so it’s not surprising to see them falling in the power rankings.

12 (8) Colt 45s
After only managing 0 saves, a 1.58 WHIP, and a .230 BA, we peg Colt 45s as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Week 18 Recap

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

Recovery Act

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Photo by USATSITEABAGGERS’s have been on a tear since finding themselves in 10th place in the ERA standings back in week two. They moved into 3rd place this week after sporting a 1.93 ERA. Coaches Kent Johnson and Patrick Whelan’s squad got two clean sheets (among qualified players) in the ERA category, with Zach Britton and Joe Smith collectively going five innings without giving up an earned run. Britton’s performance this week stopped his four game streak of not meeting his projections.

Flameout

DEADZONES put up a rare bad effort in the WHIP category this week. They did their part to help other player’s batting statistics, tallying a 1.65 WHIP. They were practicing their manners as they put every other team ahead of themselves in the WHIP category this week. Nevertheless, they held on to their 1st place position in the WHIP rankings.

Upward and Onward

SALUKIS got more of the performances that had them moving up the overall standings in each of the previous three weeks. They made progress on many fronts- improving their standing in five categories, including a one spot jump in home runs. Three players (Tim Beckham, Josh Donaldson, and Mike Trout) delivered for SALUKIS, getting 9 of their team’s 15 HRs. That pushed SALUKIS from 8th to 7th in the HRs standings.

Smooth Moves

Coach Schneller’s lineup decisions earned their team points last week, and did again this week. They put Jake Marisnick into the starting lineup instead of Terrance Gore, which the projections said wouldn’t work out. Coach Schneller knew better. Marisnick had themselves a nice week with a racking up 6 RBIs to go along with 2 home runs line, while Gore could only manage hitting .000 to go along with 0 RBIs and 0 HRs. The lineup move helped SCHNOOKERS puts up 45 RBIs overall this week.

Cleaning Up

ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS are contenders for the title because of weeks like this. They topped all other teams for the week, earning 77 category points. Coaches Jim Rodrigues and Paul Keriazes’ squad won the week in RBIs and saves after putting up 47 RBIs and 6 saves, while also finishing in 2nd in batting average and stolen bases. As a result, ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS moved up in the overall rankings from 3rd to 2nd.

Week 17 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Aroldis Chapman was an all-around champ , as he notched a 0.00 WHIP.

SMOKING GUNS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Aroldis Chapman.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

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

2 (4) SKINS
SKINS have been enjoying the services of Alex Cobb, who has given them seven straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

3 (3) DEADZONES
Same old same old, DEADZONES are ranked 3rd in pitching after previously ranking 3rd, but unfortunately is ranked 11th in hitting after previously sitting at 11th.

4 (6) DEADWOODS
Bradley Zimmer is the main reason for DEADWOODS’s jump in the rankings, as he posted 8 RBIs, stole 3 bases, and banged out 2 home runs.

5 (5) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
Coaches Jim Rodrigues and Paul Keriazes are having their patience tested by Alex Avila, who has been the worst starter in the league over the past three weeks.

6 (9) SMOKING GUNS
Putting up 17 HRs, 44 RBIs, and a 2.93 ERA allowed SMOKING GUNS to rocket up three slots in the power rankings.

7 (2) SHAMS
Only coming up with 0 stolen bases, 1 save, and a .246 BA caused SHAMS to careen down five spots in our power rankings.

8 (10) Colt 45s
Ronald Torreyes is on a nice trajectory for Colt 45s, improving his performance in our roto player metric for three straight weeks.

9 (7) MASTERBLASTERS
MASTERBLASTERS dropped and no one is more to blame than Bruce Rondon, who produced a 81.00 ERA, put up a 7.50 WHIP, and totaled 0 saves.

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

11 (11) SALUKIS

12 (8) SCHNOOKERS
After only managing a 1.86 WHIP, 1 win, and a 6.75 ERA, we peg SCHNOOKERS as the least powerful team around.