Month: April 2018

Week 4 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Yoan Moncada was an all-around champ this week, as he stole 4 bases, logged 6 RBIs, and clobbered 2 HRs.

Colt 45s had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Yoan Moncada.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (2) DEADWOODS
Putting up 43 RBIs, 14 home runs, and a .319 BA pushed DEADWOODS to the top of the pile.

2 (1) SPACE COWBOYS
Andrelton Simmons is on a disturbing slide, doing worse in our roto player metric in each of the last three weeks.

3 (7) Colt 45s
Sean Manaea was already having a great season before he no-hit the Red Sox on Saturday.

4 (5) MASTERBLASTERS
Manny Machado is having the best start of his career for MASTERBLASTERS, which might mean he’s playing his way off of his real life team.

5 (4) SCHNOOKERS
SCHNOOKERS got the spring training version of Shohei Ohtani this week, and that cost them in the rankings.

6 (3) SALUKIS
Only coming up with 0 saves, 1 stolen base, and a 1.22 WHIP caused SALUKIS to careen down three spots in our power rankings.

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

8 (6) SKINS
SKINS dropped and no one is more to blame than Alex Cobb, who sported a 13.50 ERA, notched a 3.30 WHIP, and won 0 games.

9 (12) DEADZONES
Coming up with 42 RBIs, 13 HRs, and 5 wins allowed DEADZONES to rocket up three slots in the power rankings.

10 (11) TEABAGGERS
TEABAGGERS fell in the real rankings this week, but they can take some solace in the fact that their performance impressed our power ranking metrics.

11 (10) SMOKING GUNS
SMOKING GUNS’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) SHAMS
After only managing 0 saves, 1 stolen base, and 1 win, we peg SHAMS as the least powerful team around.

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Producing the Goods

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Photo by USATSITEABAGGERS dominated the home runs category this week, launching 11 of them. They relied heavily on Mookie Betts, who blasted 4 HRs to go along with a .400 BA in 20 at bats. Betts took three different Angels pitchers deep on Tuesday. TEABAGGERS moved past SMOKING GUNS and into 6th place. That was the good news unfortunately, as TEABAGGERS fell from 11th to 12th in the overall rankings.

Where’d Everybody Go?

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ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS are falling hopelessly behind in the WHIP rankings because of efforts like this. Their pitchers threw a party on the basepaths this week, recording a 1.90 WHIP in 33 and 2/3 innings. Sonny Gray loomed large in the result, tallying a 2.70 WHIP in 3 and 1/3 innings. ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS are now a whopping 0.29 WHIP behind SHAMS.

Onwards And Upwards

Colt 45s made a move in the only category that really counts this week, going from 8th to 4th in the overall standings. They improved their rank in four stat categories, including moving up four places in stolen bases. Yoan Moncada separated himself from the rest of the crew on Colt 45s, stealing 4 bases to go along with 6 RBIs and 2 home runs. Those 4 stolen bases were the most that any player collected this week.

Swing and a Miss!

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SPACE COWBOYS‘s hitters might be in need of an eye exam after they posted a .202 BA this week. That was the worst batting average of any team this week. Justin Upton was clearly the weakest link for Coach Denton and the gang as he batted .048. As a result, SPACE COWBOYS tumbled all the way from 1st to 6th in the batting average standings.

Outta the Basement

DEADZONES‘s batters didn’t leave their teammates hanging this week as they accumulated 42 RBIs. They did well with a balanced effort, as seven players outperformed the league average. C.J. Cron was the best of the bunch, logging 8 RBIs. Those 8 RBIs were good for 2nd place among all first basemen this week. As a result, DEADZONES moved up from 11th to 7th in the RBIs standings, and have also now crawled out of the basement and into 10th place overall.

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The Opposite of Good

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Photo by USATSISKINS‘s ERA was more LOL this week as it rounded out to a pitiful 5.86. Two players stood out for their poor performance, with Michael Fulmer and Alex Cobb combining to post a 17.55 ERA in 6 and 2/3 innings. Fulmer gave up a career-high nine runs (six earned) in a loss to the Indians on Thursday. SKINS fell from 1st to 5th in the ERA standings. Things weren’t better in other categories, as they dropped big time in the overall rankings, moving from 5th to 8th.

Security Breach

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ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS pulled off some master thievery this week, swiping 8 bases. That performance was enough to put ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS in the top spot for SB. Dee Gordon was the key contributor for ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS, stealing 4 bases. Gordon’s performance pushed ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS from 7th to 2nd in the stolen bases standings.

The Past is Past

SMOKING GUNS apparently didn’t gain any momentum from last week’s 8 home run performance. They had a week to forget, recording only 3 HRs. Coach Quinn, Cavan Quinn’s squad suffered from twelve zeros in that category, one of which came from Ben Gamel, who also hit .000 and tallied 0 RBIs. No surprise then, SMOKING GUNS dropped five spots in the HRs standings (now 6th).

Doing Good Overall

MASTERBLASTERS rocketed up the overall standings this week, moving up three spots into 5th place. They rose up due to good performances in four categories, including a two spot jump in batting average. Coaches Colin Scoggins and keith mckinley’s squad was led by the tag team of Joe Mauer and Mallex Smith, who together hit .472. Smith alone posted a .458 BA, which topped all players this week.

Moving on Up

Colt 45s stepped forward in the overall rankings this week, going from 10th to 8th place. They can attribute the move to good performances in four stat categories, including moving up three places in wins. Three players (Sean Manaea, Garrett Richards, and Blake Snell) delivered for Colt 45s, winning all 3 of their team’s wins. Colt 45s’ performance this week was not flawless though, as they got poor results in four stat categories, including a two spot drop in WHIP.

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Passed By

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Photo by USATSIIn a display that would make Sandy Koufax cry, TEABAGGERS collectively racked up a 5.95 ERA this week. Matt Moore and Jordan Zimmermann were double trouble for TEABAGGERS, together sporting a 12.91 ERA in 7 and 2/3 innings. Zimmermann might be heading back to the waiver wire after getting picked up before this game. As a result, TEABAGGERS fell from 5th to 12th in the ERA standings, and also fell off a cliff in the overall standings, going from 5th to 11th.

More Ground to Cover

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Coach Kelly picked up Didi Gregorius off the waiver wire this week and he paid immediate dividends. Gregorius hit .444 while leading Colt 45s to a .214 BA overall. All he did for the Yankees on their home opener was go 4-4 with two home runs and eight RBI. Colt 45s moved up from 9th to 8th in the batting average standings, passing TEABAGGERS. Unfortunately though, Colt 45s fell from 8th to 10th in the overall rankings.

Hidden Talent

Coaches Colin Scoggins and keith mckinley had more than enough production in the RBIs category this week. MASTERBLASTERS produced the week’s 3rd best performance in the RBIs category despite leaving Victor Martinez and his 5 RBIs on the bench. Martinez’s performance was better than every other bench-rider in the league. MASTERBLASTERS jumped up two spots and into 9th in the RBIs standings.

The Gang’s All Here

SCHNOOKERS made a move in the only category that really counts this week, going from 7th to 4th in the overall standings. They made progress on many fronts- improving their standing in five categories, including a two spot jump in stolen bases. A league-high five different players contributed in that category, with Tim Anderson (4 stolen bases) leading the way. It was not all sunshine and unicorns however, as SCHNOOKERS dropped in three stat categories, including moving down two places in saves.

Remember the Good Times

Last week’s 0.00 ERA performance was something to remember… this week’s performance is one that DEADZONES will likely try to forget. Their pitchers kept the scoreboard operators busy, posting a 5.66 ERA in 35 innings. Matt Andriese stuck out as the worst performer, tallying a 16.20 ERA in 3 and 1/3 innings. That caused DEADZONES to tumble all the way from 1st to 10th in the ERA standings.

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Doin Work

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Photo by USATSISALUKIS had a great week in the stolen bases department, stealing 2 bases. Byron Buxton was the key contributor, logging 2 stolen bases. Those 2 stolen bases were the 3rd most of any player this week.

Bringing ’em Home

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SPACE COWBOYS knew what to do with men on base this week, driving in 20 of them. They relied heavily on Justin Smoak, who posted 8 RBIs to go along with 2 home runs and a .467 BA in 15 at bats. Smoak hit home runs in both the 7th and 8th innings on Sunday, the second being of the go-ahead grand slam variety.

Power Hour

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SMOKING GUNS might raise some PED suspicions after launching four long balls this week. That was the highest HR total of any team. Brian Dozier separated himself from the rest of the crew on SMOKING GUNS, clobbering 2 HRs to go along with a .357 BA in 14 at bats.

Closing Time

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TEABAGGERS were saving like they grew up in the depression, notching three overall. No other team produced more saves this week. Craig Kimbrel was the leader in that area for TEABAGGERS, racking up 2 saves.

Down in the Dumps

Life is not good for Coaches Colin Scoggins and keith mckinley and MASTERBLASTERS, as they find themselves at the bottom of the overall standings. MASTERBLASTERS wound up in last place for the week in WHIP and ERA by putting up a 2.80 WHIP and a 10.80 ERA, and also finished 11th in RBIs. In the RBIs category, Coaches Colin Scoggins and keith mckinley can look to Anthony Alford and Jed Lowrie when passing out blame for the poor performance. The two combined to record 0 RBIs.