Month: May 2018

Week 9 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 9 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Gleyber Torres was an all-around champ this week, as he launched 5 HRs, racked up 9 RBIs, and hit .368.

SCHNOOKERS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Gleyber Torres.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (1) DEADWOODS
Jose Ramirez is on a heck of a run right now- producing the most roto points of any player over the past three weeks.

2 (6) SMOKING GUNS
Jose Rondon is the main reason for SMOKING GUNS’s jump in the rankings, as he banged out 3 home runs, stole 2 bases, and logged 6 RBIs.

3 (3) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
All Jose Abreu did over the weekend against the Indians was get 10 hits…in a row.

4 (4) SPACE COWBOYS
SPACE COWBOYS notched 7 saves this week, which is the best mark of the season for any team.

5 (5) TEABAGGERS
The same old pattern held true as TEABAGGERS ranks 11th in pitching after previously ranking 12th, whereas they are ranked 2nd in hitting after previously sitting at1st.

6 (11) SCHNOOKERS
Gleyber Torres has lived up to every bit of the hype he had before being called up. His latest feat was becoming the youngest player in AL history to hit home runs in four consecutive games.

7 (7) SALUKIS
Isiah Kiner-Falefa is on a nice trajectory for SALUKIS, improving his performance in our roto player metric for three straight weeks.

8 (10) Colt 45s

9 (2) SKINS
Only coming up with a 5.66 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, and 1 save caused SKINS to careen down seven spots in our power rankings.

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

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

12 (8) DEADZONES
After only managing 0 stolen bases, 0 wins, and 0 saves, we peg DEADZONES as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Period 9 Recap

Around the League: Period 9 Recap

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Split Personality

MASTERBLASTERS‘s pitching was hot this week, but their hitting left a lot to be desired. They did not quite finish in first in any category, but wound up 2nd in saves and wins by dropping 5 saves and 5 wins. MASTERBLASTERS’s hitters, on the other hand, wound up in last place for the week in RBIs and home runs by putting up 18 RBIs and 2 HRs, and also finished 11th in stolen bases.

Wrong Direction

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SKINS did not have a good week in the ERA category, recording a 5.66 ERA. Alex Cobb and Domingo German put a big hurt on SKINS’s chances this week, sporting a 14.73 ERA in 7 and 1/3 innings between them. German has posted the highest ERA of any starting player over the last three weeks. As a result, SKINS fell from 4th to 6th in the ERA standings, 0.08 ERA behind SALUKIS. In addition, SKINS fell from 9th to 11th in the overall rankings.

Showtime

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SCHNOOKERS got the league’s top home run performance this week from Gleyber Torres. Torres clobbered 5 HRs while leading SCHNOOKERS to 15 HRs overall. He homered in his 4th straight game on Friday, becoming the youngest player in AL history to accomplish that feat. SCHNOOKERS moved up the HRs standings for the 2nd straight week, going from 8th to 7th.

Leave no team behind

TEABAGGERS might have become a little complacent after their big .294 BA performance last week. Preferring to watch things from the dugout this week, TEABAGGERS posted a lowly a .185 BA. They were practicing their manners as they put every other team ahead of themselves in the BA category. As a result, they fell from 3rd to 4th in the batting average standings, and also fell from 3rd to 5th in the overall rankings.

Cleaning Up

SMOKING GUNS have been far from the best this season, but things were different big-time this week. They topped all other teams for the week, earning 76 category points. Coach Quinn, Cavan Quinn’s squad won the week in ERA after putting up a 2.81 ERA, while also finishing in 2nd in RBIs, batting average, and home runs. As a result, SMOKING GUNS have now crawled out of the basement and into 9th place overall.

Week 8 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 8 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Fernando Rodney was an all-around champ this week, as he posted 2 saves.

SKINS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Fernando Rodney.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (1) DEADWOODS
DEADWOODS had a nice seven week streak of better-than-average performance heading into this week, but easily fell short of that mark this week.

2 (8) SKINS
Putting up 5 stolen bases, a 1.09 WHIP, and a 2.83 ERA allowed SKINS to rocket up six slots in the power rankings.

3 (7) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
Alex Colome is the main reason for ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS’s jump in the rankings, as he produced 4 saves.

4 (2) SPACE COWBOYS
SPACE COWBOYS dropped and no one is more to blame than Buck Farmer, who put up a 18.00 WHIP, sported a 81.00 ERA, and won 0 games.

5 (5) TEABAGGERS
Coaches Kent Johnson and Patrick Whelan are having their patience tested by Joakim Soria, who has been the worst starter in the league over the past three weeks.

6 (9) SALUKIS
SALUKIS have been enjoying the services of Jurickson Profar, who has given them five straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

7 (10) SMOKING GUNS
SMOKING GUNS have now had three straight weeks of above-average team performance.

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

9 (3) MASTERBLASTERS
Only coming up with 0 wins, 4 home runs, and 20 RBIs caused MASTERBLASTERS to careen down six spots in our power rankings.

10 (4) Colt 45s
Colt 45s have now seen their overall power ranking fall for three straight weeks.

11 (11) SCHNOOKERS

12 (6) SHAMS
After only managing 0 wins, 0 saves, and a 1.45 WHIP, we peg SHAMS as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Period 8 Recap

Around the League: Period 8 Recap

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Safe and Sorry

Colt 45s couldn’t keep things going after last week’s 5 stolen base effort. They embarrassed themselves in the stolen base category this week, producing only 1 stolen base. No other team posted fewer stolen bases. As a result, Colt 45s fell from 3rd to 7th in the stolen bases standings, 1 stolen base behind DEADWOODS. Things weren’t better in other categories, as Colt 45s fell from 3rd to 4th in the overall rankings.

Making it Happen

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TEABAGGERS rocketed up the overall standings this week, moving up four spots into 3rd place. They rose up due to good performances in four categories, including a two spot jump in home runs. J.D. Martinez was the leader in that area for TEABAGGERS this week, cranking out 5 HRs to go along with 8 RBIs and a .346 BA in 26 at bats. Martinez took a share of the MLB home run league by jacking his 14th and 15th home runs on Sunday.

All Eyes on Me

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Matt Chapman had been fairly quiet in the batting average category since week two’s performance, but finally awoke from his slumber this week. Chapman hit .458 while leading SMOKING GUNS to a .249 BA overall. His performance this week ended a four game streak of failing to hit his projections. As a result, SMOKING GUNS jumped up one spot and into 9th in the batting average standings.

What Coulda Been

SHAMS had some issues in the wins category this week. They had the worst performance in the wins category this week partly because Coach Dillon left Emilio Pagan and his 1 win on the bench. Pagan did better than any player actually in SHAMS’s starting lineup. SHAMS fell from 7th to 8th in the wins standings.

Out to Lunch

MASTERBLASTERS can’t afford to have many more weeks like this. They were bringing up the rear this week, coming up with only 32.5 category points. MASTERBLASTERS finished in last place in home runs and wins with 4 HRs and 0 wins, and also finished 11th in RBIs and batting average. As a result, they fell off a cliff in the overall standings, going from 5th to 8th.

Around the League: Period 7 Recap

Around the League: Period 7 Recap

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Steppin’ Up

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Photo by USATSISPACE COWBOYS stood out in the home runs category, banging out 16 of them. They had two main stars in Francisco Lindor and Justin Upton, who together blasted 8 HRs. The combination of Lindor’s performance this week and his fulfilling of a bet showed that he definitely doesn’t suffer from any Samson-like curse. SPACE COWBOYS moved up the HRs standings for the 2nd straight week, going from 5th to 3rd. Unfortunately, that was the good news, as they fell from 1st to 2nd in the overall rankings.

Keep Up the Good Work

DEADWOODS climbed up the overall standings for the 2nd straight week, moving from 2nd to 1st. They did well in three stat categories, including a three spot rise in stolen bases. Jose Ramirez was the key contributor, producing 3 stolen bases to go along with 3 home runs and 6 RBIs. Those 3 stolen bases were the most of any third baseman this week.

Keep Climbing

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Colt 45s can happily forget their 8th place ranking in the wins standings five weeks ago. Their 4 win performance pushed them into 1st place this week. Coach Kelly’s squad relied heavily on Dallas Keuchel, who notched 2 wins. Keuchel has been consistently going deep into games, averaging over 7 innings in his last six starts.

My Bad

Coach Schneller cost their team category points last week, and did it again this week. They started Guillermo Heredia over Joey Rickard despite Rickard’s better projections. Heredia wound up recording 0 RBIs to go along with 0 stolen bases and a .100 BA, while Rickard hit .600 to go along with 2 home runs and 5 RBIs. The decision went a long way towards explaining how SCHNOOKERS overall totaled only 20 RBIs this week.

Doin Work

SKINS haven’t had many good moments in the batting average category, but sure got one this week. Nothing got past SKINS‘s batsmen, who had a .305 batting average. Martin Maldonado separated himself from the rest of the crew on SKINS, batting .615. Maldonado’s performance pushed SKINS from 11th to 9th in the batting average standings.

Week 6 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 6 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Francisco Lindor was an all-around champ this week, as he blasted 4 HRs, produced 10 RBIs, and batted .425.

SPACE COWBOYS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Francisco Lindor.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (4) SPACE COWBOYS
Putting up 55 RBIs, 4 saves, and a .299 BA pushed SPACE COWBOYS to the top of the pile.

2 (1) DEADWOODS
Ronald Torreyes failed to outperform the average player at his position this week, which has been a season long trend Coaches Francis Bujak and Guy Mawhinney have had to contend with.

3 (2) Colt 45s
Coach Kelly are having their patience tested by Omar Narvaez, who has been the worst starter in the league over the past three weeks.

4 (5) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS have now had three straight weeks of above-average team performance.

5 (6) TEABAGGERS
Mookie Betts had ANOTHER three home run game this week, his 2nd so far on the young season.

6 (3) SCHNOOKERS
Only coming up with 0 saves, a .238 BA, and 3 stolen bases caused SCHNOOKERS to careen down three spots in our power rankings.

7 (7) MASTERBLASTERS

8 (11) SKINS
Eddie Rosario is the main reason for SKINS’s jump in the rankings, as he notched 12 RBIs, clobbered 4 home runs, and batted .433.

9 (9) SALUKIS

10 (10) DEADZONES
Teoscar Hernandez is on a disturbing slide, doing worse in our roto player metric in each of the last three weeks.

11 (8) SHAMS

12 (12) SMOKING GUNS

Around the League: Period 6 Recap

Around the League: Period 6 Recap

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Bringin’ It

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Photo by USATSITEABAGGERS showed everybody how it’s done in the home runs department, banging out 20 of them. Mookie Betts was the leader in that area for TEABAGGERS this week, clobbering 5 HRs to go along with 8 RBIs and a .400 BA in 20 at bats. Betts took the all-time Red Sox lead with his fourth career three-home-run game (his 2nd just this season). TEABAGGERS jumped up six spots and into 2nd in the HRs standings.

Working It

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ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS got the league’s top stolen base performance this week from Dee Gordon. Gordon logged 4 stolen bases while leading ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS to 6 stolen bases overall. He is on quite a hot streak, having stole more bases than any other starting player over the last three weeks. ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS stayed in 1st place in the stolen bases standings.

It’s My Week

SPACE COWBOYS are contenders for the title because of weeks like this. They racked up a league-high 69 category points this week. Coach Denton’s squad finished in first for the week in RBIs and wins by putting up 55 RBIs and 3 wins, while coming in 2nd in batting average, home runs, and saves. As a result, SPACE COWBOYS moved up in the overall rankings from 2nd to 1st.

I’ll Have the Usual

In a display that is all too typical, SKINS had a good week in the saves category while sucking wind in wins. In the saves category, they moved into 2nd place this week after producing 5 saves. Meanwhile, in the wins category, their 1 win performance caused them to drop one spot into 12th place.

Sinking Feeling

Colt 45s‘s rise in the standings came to a halt this week after three straight weeks of improvement. They dropped due to slides in three stat categories, including a two spot fall in batting average. Coach Kelly will have a hard time pinning the blame on any particular player. Colt 45s had ten underperformers, with Roberto Perez (a .071 BA) being the worst. That caused Colt 45s to fall from 6th to 8th in the batting average standings, .003 BA behind DEADZONES. Colt 45s also fell from 3rd to 4th in the overall rankings.

Week 5 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 5 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Kimbrel was an all-around champ this week, as he recorded 2 saves.

TEABAGGERS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Kimbrel.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (1) DEADWOODS
DEADWOODS have put together an above-average team performance in every week of the season so far.

2 (2) Colt 45s
With all the talk about Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, it’s Colt 45s’ Didi Gregorius who’s leading the Yankees in home runs.

3 (4) SCHNOOKERS
SCHNOOKERS once again got an above-average performance from Trevor Bauer, who has yet to disappoint this season.

4 (3) SPACE COWBOYS
SPACE COWBOYS dropped and no one is more to blame than Yonny Chirinos, who tallied a 4.00 WHIP, sported a 13.50 ERA, and won 0 games.

5 (7) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
Wilson Ramos is on a nice trajectory for ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS, improving his performance in our roto player metric for three straight weeks.

6 (10) TEABAGGERS
Putting up 6 stolen bases, 4 saves, and a .300 BA allowed TEABAGGERS to rocket up four slots in the power rankings.

7 (5) MASTERBLASTERS

8 (6) SALUKIS

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

10 (9) DEADZONES

11 (8) SKINS
Coaches Mark Hodgkins and Frank Grzegorzewski are having their patience tested by Alex Cobb, who has been the worst starter in the league over the past three weeks.

12 (11) SMOKING GUNS
After only coming up with a .176 BA, 3 home runs, and a 1.49 WHIP, we peg SMOKING GUNS as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Period 5 Recap

Around the League: Period 5 Recap

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‘Back in my day…’

The 2nd week of the season found SMOKING GUNS in 1st place in the home runs standings. Since then things have been…not so good. They fell down two spots to 10th place this week after blasting only 3 HRs. They had a league low two players who contributed anything in that category. Jefry Marte was one of the twelve no shows.

Slippin’

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SKINS‘s pitchers belly-itchers had all sorts of trouble in the WHIP department and finished with a less-than-spectacular a 1.68 WHIP. Charlie Morton and Alex Cobb were the captain and first mate on the good ship failboat. Together they recorded a 2.42 WHIP in 8 and 2/3 innings. Cobb has recorded the worst WHIP of any starting player over the last three weeks. As a result, SKINS fell from 8th to 11th in the WHIP standings, 0.01 WHIP behind SMOKING GUNS. In addition, SKINS fell from 9th to 11th in the overall rankings.

Look Out World Here They Come

After last week’s 0 save effort, it looks like TEABAGGERS were able to regroup. They weren’t messing around when it came to saves this week, racking up 4 of them. Relief pitchers Craig Kimbrel and Joakim Soria were the key contributors, tallying 2 saves each. That pushed TEABAGGERS from 3rd to 2nd in the saves standings. In addition, they were no longer in last place overall, moving up to 9th.

That Will Leave a Mark

ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS‘s batters hit like they were playing with tennis racquets this week, posting a .311 BA. That total set the curve for all teams. Unfortunately, more good performances in that category are going to be harder to come by due to some bad personnel news. Adrian Beltre will be missing at least the next two to three weeks after suffering a grade 1 hamstring pull.

Smooth Moves

Coach Kelly’s lineup decisions earned their team points last week, and did again this week. They put Sean Manaea into the starting lineup instead of Juan Minaya, which the projections said wouldn’t work out. Coach Kelly knew better. Manaea had themselves a nice week with a notching 1 win to go along with a 0.00 ERA line, while Minaya could only manage producing a 2.50 WHIP to go along with 0 saves. The lineup move helped Colt 45s notches 5 wins overall this week.