Month: September 2017

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

Jose Ramirez recorded 6 RBIs, banged out 2 HRs, and hit .421 in putting together a banner week.

DEADWOODS jumped on Jose Ramirez‘s back to make the biggest jump in the rankings.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (3) SPACE COWBOYS
Putting up 14 home runs, 6 stolen bases, and a 1.15 WHIP pushed SPACE COWBOYS to the top of the pile.

2 (2) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS

3 (1) DEADZONES
Ehire Adrianza is on a disturbing slide, doing worse in our roto player metric in each of the last three weeks.

4 (10) DEADWOODS
It’s always nice when you have a pitcher reaching in-season milestones that only 16 others have ever reached before.

5 (8) SMOKING GUNS
Early season Aaron Judge is back with a vengance, and moved within one home run of the rookie record with a two home run barrage on Sunday.

6 (4) TEABAGGERS
TEABAGGERS were the worst team in the league in the batting average category this week, which is no big surprise given that they’ve been the worst team in that category overall for the season.

7 (7) SHAMS

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

9 (5) SALUKIS
Only coming up with 2 HRs, 21 RBIs, and a .236 BA caused SALUKIS to careen down four spots in our power rankings.

10 (9) SCHNOOKERS
SCHNOOKERS hasn’t had an above average team performance in seven weeks.

11 (12) Colt 45s
Colt 45s have been enjoying the services of Brad Peacock, who has given them five straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

Around the League: Week 25 Recap

Around the League: Week 25 Recap

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

Left Behind

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Photo by USATSITEABAGGERS are falling hopelessly behind in the batting average rankings because of efforts like this. Preferring to watch things from the dugout this week, TEABAGGERS posted a lowly a .218 BA. Coaches Kent Johnson and Patrick Whelan can look to Alen Hanson and Caleb Joseph when passing out blame for the poor performance. The two combined to post a .000 BA. TEABAGGERS are now a whopping .006 BA behind MASTERBLASTERS.

Leave no team behind

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SKINS embarrassed themselves in the ERA category this week, sporting a 6.37 ERA. That was the worst ERA of any team this week. Felix Hernandez and Scott Alexander were double trouble for SKINS, together totaling a 12.71 ERA in 5 and 2/3 innings. No surprise then, SKINS tumbled all the way from 4th to 7th in the ERA standings, 0.05 ERA behind SHAMS. Things weren’t better in other categories, as SKINS fell from 3rd to 4th in the overall rankings.

Climb Aboard

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SMOKING GUNS got the league’s top home run performance this week from Aaron Judge. Judge clobbered 5 HRs while leading SMOKING GUNS to 12 HRs overall. He pulled within one of the rookie record after launching home runs number 47 and 48 on Sunday. SMOKING GUNS stayed in 2nd place in the HRs standings.

It’s My Week

DEADWOODS absolutely lit up the scoreboard this week. They racked up a league-high 75.5 category points. Coaches Francis Bujak and Guy Mawhinney’s squad won the week in saves after putting up 6 saves, while also finishing in 2nd in wins and ERA. As a result, DEADWOODS moved up in the overall rankings from 7th to 6th.

Rule by the Few

Last week’s 15 home run performance was something to remember… this week’s performance is one that SALUKIS will likely try to forget. They might want to schedule some time in the weight room after they hit only 2 HRs. They had a league low two players who contributed anything in that category. Danny Valencia was one of the twelve no shows. That caused SALUKIS to fall from 4th to 5th in the HRs standings.

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

Yusmeiro Petit totaled 1 save in putting together a banner week.

TEABAGGERS jumped on Yusmeiro Petit‘s back to make the biggest jump in the rankings.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (2) DEADZONES
Putting up 17 home runs, 5 wins, and 43 RBIs pushed DEADZONES to the top of the pile.

2 (1) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS dropped and no one is more to blame than James Paxton, who sported a 20.25 ERA, notched a 4.50 WHIP, and won 0 games.

3 (3) SPACE COWBOYS

4 (8) TEABAGGERS
The Klubot has been in full effect for TEABAGGERS, whether he’s been tossing 22 consecutive scoreless innings or not skipping a beat while getting doused with champagne during an interview.

5 (5) SALUKIS
Tim Beckham is on a disturbing slide, doing worse in our roto player metric in each of the last six weeks.

6 (4) SKINS
SKINS have now had to deal with seven straight weeks where Evan Gattis has underperformed his positional average.

7 (6) SHAMS
SHAMS have seen their overall power ranking fall for three straight weeks.

8 (7) SMOKING GUNS
SMOKING GUNS hasn’t had an above average team performance in four weeks.

9 (10) SCHNOOKERS

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

11 (11) MASTERBLASTERS

12 (12) Colt 45s
Colt 45s came up with 4 wins, a 4.53 ERA, and 8 HRs, but that wasn’t enough to get them out of the 12th spot for the 3rd straight week.

Around the League: Week 24 Recap

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

That Will Leave a Mark

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SKINS showed everybody how it’s done in the saves department, logging 4 of them. No other team notched more saves this week. Unfortunately, more good performances in that category are going to be harder to come by due to some bad personnel news. Michael Fulmer will have elbow surgery that will end his season and require a 3-4 month recovery.

One Step Forward, One Step Back

SCHNOOKERS‘s pitching was hot this week, but their hitting left a lot to be desired. They finished in first for the week in wins by putting up 6 wins, while coming in 2nd in WHIP and ERA. Meanwhile, SCHNOOKERS’s hitters were at the back of the line in RBIs and batting average with 20 RBIs and a .237 BA.

Bringin’ It

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SALUKIS stood out in the home runs category, blasting 15 HRs. They relied heavily on Josh Donaldson, who blasted 5 HRs to go along with 7 RBIs and a .462 BA in 26 at bats. Fans in an upper-deck tunnel were probably very surprised to see a baseball appear, but Donaldson has that kind of power. SALUKIS jumped up two spots and into 4th in the HRs standings.

Lost Cause

DEADWOODS got busy this week digging themselves an even bigger hole in the RBIs category. They did not have a good week in the RBIs category, putting up only 21 RBIs. J.D. Davis and Bradley Zimmer put a big hurt on DEADWOODS’s chances this week, recording 0 RBIs between them. DEADWOODS are now 77 RBIs behind TEABAGGERS.

Showtime

SHAMS got the league’s top stolen base performance this week from Tim Anderson. Anderson racked up 4 stolen bases while leading SHAMS to 5 stolen bases overall. He is on quite a hot streak, having stole more bases than any other starting player over the last three weeks. Despite that, SHAMS stayed in 8th place in the stolen bases standings.

 

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

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

Cody Allen logged 3 saves in putting together a banner week.

DEADZONES jumped on Cody Allen‘s back to make the biggest jump in the rankings.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (2) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
You don’t expect a man of Jose Abreu’s size to turn a ball in the gap into a triple, but he did that on Sunday to complete a cycle.

2 (5) DEADZONES
Putting up 48 RBIs, a .306 BA, and 5 saves allowed DEADZONES to rocket up three slots in the power rankings.

3 (1) SPACE COWBOYS
SPACE COWBOYS dropped and no one is more to blame than Kelvin Herrera, who produced a 45.00 ERA, put up a 7.00 WHIP, and posted 0 saves.

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

5 (3) SALUKIS
SALUKIS have now had to deal with seven straight weeks where Alex Presley has underperformed his positional average.

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

7 (9) SMOKING GUNS

8 (8) TEABAGGERS
Same old same old, TEABAGGERS are ranked 2nd in pitching after previously ranking 1st, but unfortunately is ranked 12th in hitting after previously sitting at 12th.

9 (7) DEADWOODS
DEADWOODS has struggled big time recently in the ERA category, where they have racked up a 5.48 ERA in 39 and 2/3 innings over the past three weeks.

10 (11) SCHNOOKERS
Matt Olson is on a nice trajectory for SCHNOOKERS, improving his performance in our roto player metric for three straight weeks.

11 (10) MASTERBLASTERS
MASTERBLASTERS had the worst performance of any team this week, which predictably led to a power rankings drop.

12 (12) Colt 45s
Colt 45s’ performance two weeks ago was in the bottom 20th percentile for the season, and so was last week’s.

Around the League: Week 23 Recap

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

Up, Up, and Away

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Photo by USATSIDEADZONES can happily forget their 12th place ranking in the batting average standings 21 weeks ago. They moved into 3rd place this week after batting .306. Elvis Andrus led a very balanced group of nine overperformers for DEADZONES, hitting .417. That .417 BA topped all but two shortstops this week.

Epic Fail

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SMOKING GUNS had a week to forget, putting up a 10.48 ERA. They might want to try their hand at limbo after going lower than anyone else has gone this season in the ERA category (zero). Coach Quinn, Cavan Quinn’s squad had three stooges, with Chris Archer, Dellin Betances, and Kevin Gausman racking up a 16.62 ERA in 8 and 2/3 innings. As a result, SMOKING GUNS fell from 8th to 9th in the ERA standings.

What a Week!

ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS showed, once again, how it’s supposed to be done this week. They topped all other teams for the week, earning 78.5 category points. Coaches Jim Rodrigues and Paul Keriazes’ squad won the week in batting average after putting up a .313 BA, while also finishing in 2nd in stolen bases, saves, and wins. As a result, ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS moved up in the overall rankings from 2nd to 1st.

Operator Error

Coaches Kent Johnson and Patrick Whelan cost their team category points last week, and did it again this week. They went with Peter Bourjos instead of Robbie Grossman, even though the CBS projections pegged Grossman’s as the better call. That ended up being costly, as Bourjos recorded 0 RBIs to go along with 0 stolen bases and a .111 BA, while Grossman batted .467 to go along with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs. That difference really hurt, as TEABAGGERS totaled only 20 RBIs this week.

Drop Off

SHAMS might have become a little complacent after their big 1.07 WHIP performance last week. Their pitchers belly-itchers had all sorts of trouble in the WHIP department and finished with a less-than-spectacular a 1.59 WHIP. Nick Vincent was clearly the weakest link for Coach Dillon and the gang as he notched a 3.00 WHIP in 3 innings. SHAMS fell down the WHIP standings for the 2nd straight week, moving from 6th to 7th.

Week 22 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 22 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Jose Ramirez clobbered 4 HRs, batted .538, and swiped 2 bases in putting together a banner week.

DEADWOODS jumped on Jose Ramirez’s back to make the biggest jump in the rankings.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (1) SPACE COWBOYS
SPACE COWBOYS have now had seven straight weeks of above-average team performance.

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

4 (3) SHAMS
SHAMS has struggled big time recently in the saves category, where they have totaled 2 saves over the past three weeks.

5 (6) DEADZONES
Eddie Rosario is the main reason for DEADZONES’s jump in the rankings, as he totaled 2 stolen bases, logged 6 RBIs, and banged out 2 home runs.

6 (5) SKINS

7 (11) DEADWOODS
Putting up a .329 BA, 10 stolen bases, and 12 HRs allowed DEADWOODS to rocket up four slots in the power rankings.

8 (12) TEABAGGERS
TEABAGGERS moved up on the strength of their performance this week, which was the top rated of any team.

9 (7) SMOKING GUNS
Chris Archer only lasted two batters (who both hit home runs) before getting pulled due to ‘forearm tightness’.

10 (8) MASTERBLASTERS
Brock Holt is on a disturbing slide, doing worse in our roto player metric in each of the last three weeks.

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

12 (9) Colt 45s
After only coming up with 0 saves, a 1.50 WHIP, and 25 RBIs, we peg Colt 45s as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Week 22 Recap

Around the League: Week 22 Recap

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

Good Recovery

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Photo by USATSITEABAGGERS made up for their lackluster 0 save performance last week with a top-notch performance in the category this week. They weren’t messing around when it came to saves, notching 4 of them. Craig Kimbrel was the key contributor, producing 3 saves. Nevertheless, TEABAGGERS stayed in 5th place in the saves standings.

How it’s Done

DEADWOODS were hitting off tees this week, hitting .329. That performance was enough to put DEADWOODS in the top spot for BA. DEADWOODS had three players lead the way, with Delino DeShields, Jose Ramirez, and Mitch Haniger batting .537. That pushed DEADWOODS from 7th to 4th in the batting average standings.

Where’d Everybody Go?

SCHNOOKERS are falling hopelessly behind in the ERA rankings because of efforts like this. Their ERA was more LOL this week as it rounded out to a pitiful 5.4. Buck Farmer stuck out as the worst performer, putting up a 15.00 ERA in 3 innings. SCHNOOKERS are now a whopping 0.39 ERA behind SPACE COWBOYS.

Ouch…Just Ouch

Colt 45s were already struggling this season, and that was before they collectively took week 22 off. They were bringing up the rear this week, coming up with only 28.5 category points. Colt 45s managed to avoid finishing last in any category, but still found themselves 11th in RBIs and home runs after dropping 25 RBIs and 7 HRs, and also wound up 10th in batting average. They stayed in 10th place in the overall standings this week.

Trying Something New

DEADZONES have had little to worry about in the WHIP category this season, and lots to worry about when it comes to RBIs. That wasn’t the case this week though. In the RBIs category, their 51 RBI performance pushed them into 8th place. Meanwhile, in the WHIP category, they fell down two spots to 4th place this week after racking up a 1.76 WHIP.