Month: June 2018

Week 13 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 13 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

SKINS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Lou Trivino.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (5) DEADWOODS
Chris Sale punched out 13 batters on Sunday, with more than a quarter of his pitches generating swings and misses.

2 (7) SKINS
Putting up 47 RBIs, 15 home runs, and a 1.01 WHIP allowed SKINS to rocket up five slots in the power rankings.

3 (3) Colt 45s
Colt 45s came up with a 1.86 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP, and 32 RBIs, but stayed in the same spot this week due to a horrible performance in the saves category.

4 (1) SPACE COWBOYS
Only coming up with 19 RBIs, 2 stolen bases, and a .235 BA caused SPACE COWBOYS to careen down three spots in our power rankings.

5 (6) SALUKIS
SALUKIS have been enjoying the services of Xander Bogaerts, who has given them six straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

6 (2) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS have now had to deal with five straight weeks where Leury Garcia has underperformed his positional average.

7 (8) SCHNOOKERS
SCHNOOKERS is moving up largely on the strength of their performance in the RBIs category, where they have posted 113 RBIs over the past three weeks.

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

9 (12) MASTERBLASTERS
MASTERBLASTERS have been the best in the league this season in the stolen bases category, and topped the league in that category again this week.

10 (9) SMOKING GUNS
SMOKING GUNS just stumbled to the 3rd worst three week run of any team this season.

11 (10) DEADZONES
DEADZONES hasn’t had an above average team performance in five weeks.

12 (11) SHAMS
After only managing 0 stolen bases, 1 win, and a 1.47 WHIP, we peg SHAMS as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Period 13 Recap

Around the League: Period 13 Recap

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

Climb Aboard

NelsonCruz062418Photo by USATSIARMCHAIR SLUGGERS got the league’s top batting average performance this week from Nelson Cruz. Cruz hit .500 while leading ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS to a .299 BA overall. He managed to hit two home runs and get seven RBIs on Friday, and that was just by the fourth inning. ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS stayed in 1st place in the batting average standings.

Look Out Below!

JaimeGarcia052316Photo by USATSIHard to believe, but SHAMS used to be in 3rd place in the wins standings. That was back in week one. Unfortunately, things have gone downhill since. They fell down two spots to 11th place this week after notching only 1 win. Coach Dillon’s squad suffered from eight zeros in that category, one of which came from Jaime Garcia, who also produced a 15.00 ERA and put up a 2.67 WHIP.

What a Week!

SKINS played out of its mind this week and has the category points to prove it. They topped all other teams for the week, earning 78 category points. Coaches Mark Hodgkins and Frank Grzegorzewski’s squad pulled off an impressive feat this week, coming in first in RBIs, home runs, wins, and WHIP. That Hank Aaron-esque performance pushed SKINS up in the overall rankings from 11th to 8th.

Dominant

MASTERBLASTERS stood out in the stolen bases category, logging 8 of them. No other team logged more stolen bases this week. Rajai Davis was the leader in that area for MASTERBLASTERS, producing 4 stolen bases to go along with a .313 BA in 16 at bats. As a result, MASTERBLASTERS now sits at the top of the stolen bases standings. Coaches Colin Scoggins and keith mckinley no doubt wish they could say the same elsewhere, as they fell from 8th to 10th in the overall rankings.

Can’t Take it with You

DEADZONES apparently didn’t gain any momentum from last week’s 13 home run performance. They might want to schedule some time in the weight room after they managed only 4 HRs this week. Coach Stetz’s squad suffered from nine zeros in that category, one of which came from Jake Marisnick, who also put up 0 RBIs and recorded 0 stolen bases. No surprise then, DEADZONES dropped two spots in the HRs standings (now 10th), 5 HRs behind SKINS. In addition, DEADZONES fell from 10th to 11th in the overall rankings.

Week 12 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 12 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Shane Greene was an all-around champ this week, as he racked up 4 saves.

Colt 45s had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Shane Greene.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (3) SPACE COWBOYS
Putting up 5 saves, 4 wins, and 10 home runs pushed SPACE COWBOYS to the top of the pile.

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

3 (6) Colt 45s
Coming up with 4 saves, a 1.04 WHIP, and a .258 BA allowed Colt 45s to rocket up three slots in the power rankings.

4 (4) TEABAGGERS
The same old pattern held true as TEABAGGERS ranks 11th in pitching after previously ranking 11th, whereas they are ranked 1st in hitting after previously sitting at1st.

5 (1) DEADWOODS
Only coming up with a 5.56 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP, and 2 wins caused DEADWOODS to careen down four spots in our power rankings.

6 (5) SALUKIS
SALUKIS has struggled big time recently in the saves category, where they have recorded 2 saves over the past three weeks.

7 (10) SKINS
Evan Gattis has been almost as productive over the past month as he was in all of 2017.

8 (7) SCHNOOKERS

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

10 (11) DEADZONES
Didi Gregorius is the main reason for DEADZONES’s jump in the rankings, as he launched 3 HRs, hit .471, and stole 1 base.

11 (12) SHAMS
SHAMS have been enjoying the services of Andrew Benintendi, who has given them six straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

12 (8) MASTERBLASTERS
After only managing 0 saves, 16 RBIs, and a 1.47 WHIP, we peg MASTERBLASTERS as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Period 12 Recap

Around the League: Period 12 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 USATSITEABAGGERS’s 12th place batting average ranking back in week four is a distant memory these days. Their .303 BA pushed them into 3rd place this week. Mike Trout separated himself from the rest of the crew on TEABAGGERS, batting .684 to go along with 4 home runs and 7 RBIs. Trout did things in Safeco field that no Mariner had ever been able to accomplish.

Return to Relevance?

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DEADZONES showed everybody how it’s done in the home runs department, posting 13 of them. Didi Gregorius and Yangervis Solarte were the prime movers for DEADZONES, banging out 3 HRs each. Gregorius’ performance this week ended a six game streak of failing to hit his projections. His performance helped DEADZONES move past SMOKING GUNS and into 8th place. DEADZONES also were no longer in last place overall, moving up to 10th.

More Ground to Cover

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SKINS got the league’s top RBI performance this week from Evan Gattis. Gattis put up 15 RBIs while leading SKINS to 32 RBIs overall. He hasn’t been messing around recently, racking up more RBIs than any other starting player over the last three weeks. Nevertheless, SKINS stayed in 9th place in the RBIs standings. They fell from 10th to 11th in the overall rankings.

Earnings are Up (DEADWOODS are Down)

Last week’s 2.55 ERA performance was something to remember… this week’s performance is one that DEADWOODS will likely try to forget. They stumbled their way to sporting a 5.56 ERA in 45 and 1/3 innings. They were practicing their manners as they put every other team ahead of themselves in the ERA category this week. As a result, they fell from 2nd to 4th in the ERA standings.

Can We Get…Any Stats?

MASTERBLASTERS needs to hope that this week is not a sign of things to come. They only managed 21 category points, which was the lowest total of any team so far this season. Coaches Colin Scoggins and keith mckinley’s squad finished in last place in RBIs and WHIP with 16 RBIs and a 1.47 WHIP, and also finished 11th in home runs and ERA. MASTERBLASTERS stayed in 8th place in the overall standings this week.

Week 11 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 11 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Leonys Martin was an all-around champ this week, as he swiped 3 bases, banged out 2 HRs, and put up 4 RBIs.

SALUKIS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Leonys Martin.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (3) DEADWOODS
Putting up a 2.55 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, and 4 stolen bases pushed DEADWOODS to the top of the pile.

2 (5) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
Coming up with 14 home runs, a 2.62 ERA, and a 1.04 WHIP allowed ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS to rocket up three slots in the power rankings.

3 (6) SPACE COWBOYS
Justin Upton is the main reason for SPACE COWBOYS’s jump in the rankings, as he recorded 3 HRs, hit .450, and tallied 4 RBIs.

4 (2) TEABAGGERS
TEABAGGERS have now had to deal with seven straight weeks where Drew Pomeranz has underperformed his positional average.

5 (9) SALUKIS
SALUKIS moved up on the strength of their performance this week, which was the top rated of any team.

6 (7) Colt 45s
Colt 45s have been enjoying the services of Jean Segura, who has given them seven straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

7 (4) SCHNOOKERS
Only coming up with a .234 BA, 1 save, and 3 stolen bases caused SCHNOOKERS to careen down three spots in our power rankings.

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

9 (1) SMOKING GUNS
SMOKING GUNS were the worst team in the league in the RBIs category this week, which is no big surprise given that they’ve been the worst team in that category overall for the season.

10 (8) SKINS
SKINS hasn’t had an above average team performance in three weeks.

11 (12) DEADZONES

12 (11) SHAMS
After only managing 0 saves, 18 RBIs, and a .220 BA, we peg SHAMS as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Period 11 Recap

Around the League: Period 11 Recap

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

That’s More Like It

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Photo by USATSIKevin Pillar was probably in Coach Denton’s doghouse after last week’s 0 RBI ‘performance’. He might be let out now. SPACE COWBOYS logged 30 RBIs behind strong performances from Khris Davis and Pillar, who together notched 12 of them. Pillar’s performance this week stopped his three game streak of not meeting his projections. SPACE COWBOYS stayed in 1st place in the RBIs standings.

Bringin’ It

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ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS have been struggling in the home runs category this season, but looked good this week. They weren’t messing around when it came to HRs, launching 14 HRs. Coaches Jim Rodrigues and Paul Keriazes’ squad relied heavily on Nelson Cruz, who posted 3 HRs to go along with 4 RBIs and a .300 BA in 20 at bats. That pushed ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS from 11th to 10th in the HRs standings.

Bound to Happen

SHAMS had lost points in the overall rankings in the previous three weeks, but stayed in 11th place anyway. This week, they weren’t so lucky. They dropped in three stat categories, including moving down one spot in batting average. Coach Dillon will find no easy scapegoat. Gary Sanchez was the worst of a seven man group of underperformers on SHAMS, batting only .083. Sanchez has posted the lowest batting average of any starting player over the last three weeks.

Man of the Hour

SALUKIS absolutely lit up the scoreboard this week. They racked up a league-high 74.5 category points. Coach Moynihan’s squad finished in first for the week in wins and ERA by putting up 4 wins and a 2.39 ERA, while coming in 2nd in RBIs, stolen bases, and home runs. As a result, SALUKIS moved up in the overall rankings from 8th to 7th.

Passed By

SMOKING GUNS put up big numbers in a category where big numbers are big trouble, putting up a 5.08 ERA. Daniel Mengden stuck out as the worst performer, recording a 13.50 ERA in 4 innings. Mengden’s performance this week definitively ended a four game streak of beating the experts’ projections. As a result, SMOKING GUNS tumbled all the way from 4th to 8th in the ERA standings, 0.02 ERA behind ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS. SMOKING GUNS also fell from 7th to 9th in the overall rankings.

Week 10 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 10 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

J.D. Martinez was an all-around champ this week, as he racked up 8 RBIs, blasted 3 HRs, and recorded 1 stolen base.

TEABAGGERS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to J.D. Martinez.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (2) SMOKING GUNS
Notorious slow starter David Price seems to be rounding into form, putting up a 2.49 ERA over his last four starts.

2 (5) TEABAGGERS
TEABAGGERS have now had seven straight weeks of above-average team performance.

3 (1) DEADWOODS
DEADWOODS dropped and no one is more to blame than Richard Bleier, who tallied a 4.20 WHIP, sported a 16.20 ERA, and notched 0 saves.

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

5 (3) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
Gio Urshela is on a disturbing slide, doing worse in our roto player metric in each of the last three weeks.

6 (4) SPACE COWBOYS
Coach Denton is having his patience tested by Buck Farmer, who has been the worst starter in the league over the past three weeks.

7 (8) Colt 45s

8 (9) SKINS
Eddie Rosario had one of the best games of the season so far, hitting two home runs before ending the game with a walk off dinger.

9 (7) SALUKIS
SALUKIS had the worst performance of any team this week, which predictably led to a power rankings drop.

10 (10) MASTERBLASTERS

11 (11) SHAMS

12 (12) DEADZONES

Around the League: Period 10 Recap

Around the League: Period 10 Recap

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

Producing the Goods

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Photo by USATSISKINS dominated the RBIs category this week, putting up 39 of them. Eddie Rosario was the key contributor, tallying 11 RBIs to go along with 4 home runs and a .433 BA in 30 at bats. Rosario hit three home runs on Sunday, one of which was of the walk-off variety. SKINS moved up from 10th to 9th in the RBIs standings, passing DEADZONES. Unfortunately though, SKINS fell from 11th to 12th in the overall rankings.

Hurting

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TEABAGGERS had a great week in the home runs department, cranking out 15 HRs. That was the highest HR total of any team this week. Unfortunately, more good performances in that category are going to be harder to come by due to some bad personnel news. Mookie Betts was placed on the DL to deal with an abdominal injury he suffered on the 26th.

All Aboard!

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The wins category has been no stranger to turnover at the top, having produced three different leaders in the previous three weeks. This week was no exception. SMOKING GUNS moved into 1st place after notching 7 wins. They got contributions from more players (6) in that category than any other team, with David Price (2 wins) leading the way. The Red Sox have now won all four of Price’s last starts, during which he’s had a 2.49 ERA.

Hey, Some Team Had To Do It

SPACE COWBOYS have been doing it right in the WHIP category this season, but they lost their way big time this week. They suffered a bad case of WHIPlash with a sorry 1.53 WHIP. That was the highest WHIP of any team this week. As a result, SPACE COWBOYS dropped two spots in the WHIP standings (now 4th). Things weren’t better in other categories, as they fell from 2nd to 3rd in the overall rankings.

Poised to Strike

ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS didn’t make much noise this week, staying in 6th place overall. Next week, however, could be a very different story. They are in easy striking distance of moving up in four separate categories- RBIs, saves, WHIP, and ERA. Positive moves in each of those spots would give ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 58 category points overall, and a likely 5th place position.