Month: July 2018

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

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

Kole Calhoun was an all-around champ this week, as he logged 8 RBIs and banged out 2 HRs.

SKINS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Kole Calhoun.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

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

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

3 (2) DEADWOODS
Aaron Judge had a big post-All Star Break lull last year, and he’s bound to have at least a partial version of that this year- as a wrist injury will send him to the DL for at least three weeks.

4 (6) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS moved up on the strength of their performance this week, which was the top rated of any team.

5 (5) TEABAGGERS
TEABAGGERS notched 11 stolen bases this week, which is the best mark of the season for any team.

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

7 (11) SKINS
Putting up a .280 BA, 4 wins, and 35 RBIs allowed SKINS to rocket up four slots in the power rankings.

8 (9) MASTERBLASTERS
MASTERBLASTERS have been enjoying the services of Ryan Yarbrough, who has given them six straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

9 (10) SALUKIS
Yonder Alonso is on a nice trajectory for SALUKIS, improving his performance in our roto player metric for three straight weeks.

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

11 (7) SHAMS
Only coming up with a 7.94 ERA, 1 win, and a 1.53 WHIP caused SHAMS to careen down four spots in our power rankings.

12 (12) DEADZONES
DEADZONES came up with 4 stolen bases, 2 wins, and 16 RBIs, but that wasn’t enough to get them out of the 12th spot for the 5th straight week.

Around the League: Period 18 Recap

Around the League: Period 18 Recap

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Sinking Feeling

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Photo by USATSIJonathan Schoop hadn’t had a big game in the RBIs category since week seven’s 9 RBI performance. This week finally brought about another big effort. Schoop put up 13 RBIs while leading SCHNOOKERS to 53 RBIs overall. His RBI performance this week ended a ten week streak of failing to perform at a league average level in that category. Nevertheless, SCHNOOKERS stayed in 2nd place in the RBIs standings, 49 RBIs behind SPACE COWBOYS. SCHNOOKERS fell from 1st to 2nd in the overall rankings.

Don’t Even Try

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SPACE COWBOYS are just showing off in the home runs category at this point. They dominated the HRs category this week, clobbering 19 of them. Khris Davis and Salvador Perez were the key contributors, cranking out 5 and 4 HRs, respectively. SPACE COWBOYS are miles, well, 11 HRs, ahead of SCHNOOKERS.

Anything you can do, I can do better

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TEABAGGERS weren’t messing around when it came to stolen bases this week, swiping 11 bases. That’s the best result that any team this season has had in the stolen bases category. TEABAGGERS had more players helping out in the category than any other team, with Mike Trout (4 stolen bases) being the best of seven contributors. That pushed TEABAGGERS from 5th to 1st in the stolen bases standings.

That Will Leave a Mark

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Preferring to watch things from the dugout this week, DEADWOODS posted a lowly a .223 BA. Coaches Francis Bujak and Guy Mawhinney might be seeing more bad performances in that category due to some bad personnel news. Aaron Judge got hit by a pitch, causing a chip fracture that we keep him out of the lineup for the next three weeks.

Not Wanted

Coaches Jim Rodrigues and Paul Keriazes had so much going on in the wins category this week that they could afford an imperfect lineup. ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS produced the week’s best performance in the wins category even with Alex Colome and his 1 win on the bench. No other player riding the pine did better. ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS moved up from 6th to 4th in the wins standings.

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Around the League: Period 17 Recap

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Ducks Still on the Pond

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Photo by USATSIDEADWOODS did not have a good week in the RBIs category, posting only 7 RBIs. No other team logged fewer RBIs this week. DEADWOODS suffered from eight zeros in that category, one of which came from Albert Pujols, who also hit .000 and stole 0 bases. That caused DEADWOODS to fall from 5th to 6th in the RBIs standings, 6 RBIs behind SALUKIS. DEADWOODS also fell from 2nd to 3rd in the overall rankings.

Recovery Act

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SCHNOOKERS’s have been on a tear since finding themselves in 10th place in the ERA standings back in week one. They moved into 1st place this week after putting up a 2.25 ERA. Coach Schneller’s squad had three players lead the way, with Justin Verlander, Jake Odorizzi, and J.A. Happ recording a 1.06 ERA in 17 innings. Verlander’s performance this week ended a four game streak of failing to hit his projections.

Past Not Prologue

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SPACE COWBOYS did about as good in the WHIP category this week as they did bad last week. Their made like DEVO and WHIP’d it good, racking up a 0.93 WHIP. Coach Denton’s squad was led by the tag team of Dallas Keuchel and Nathan Eovaldi, who together tallied a 0.66 WHIP in 13 and 2/3 innings. Nevertheless, SPACE COWBOYS stayed in 4th place in the WHIP standings.

Better Than Before

After totaling 0 RBIs last week, Ryon Healy came up clutch this week. Healy produced 7 RBIs while leading Colt 45s to 18 RBIs overall. His 7 RBI performance was the most that any player collected this week. Despite that, Colt 45s stayed in 3rd place in the RBIs standings.

Ouch…Just Ouch

SKINS were already struggling this season, and that was before they collectively took week seventeen off. They fell in behind all other teams, earning only 22.5 category points this week. SKINS wound up in last place for the week in batting average and WHIP by putting up a .196 BA and a 1.71 WHIP, and also finished 11th in ERA. As a result, they fell from 8th to 9th in the overall rankings.

Week 16 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 16 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Jose Ramirez was an all-around champ this week, as he banged out 5 HRs, racked up 11 RBIs, and hit .423.

DEADWOODS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Jose Ramirez.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (2) DEADWOODS
Jose Ramirez is sitting at 6.5 WAR going into the break, which puts him on pace to challenge the record for most valuable season ever for a third baseman.

2 (3) SCHNOOKERS
Alex Bregman has been jacking balls over the fence left and right, and even making good things happen when hitting the ball two feet.

3 (1) SPACE COWBOYS
SPACE COWBOYS have now had to deal with seven straight weeks where Francisco Liriano has underperformed his positional average.

4 (4) Colt 45s
Colt 45s put up 17 home runs, 49 RBIs, and 5 wins, but stayed in the same spot this week due to a horrible performance in the saves category.

5 (6) TEABAGGERS
Craig Kimbrel is the main reason for TEABAGGERS’s jump in the rankings, as he logged 3 saves.

6 (5) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
Adrian Beltre is finally showing his age, as he’s still looking for his first RBI in the month of July.

7 (8) SKINS
SKINS have been enjoying the services of Lou Trivino, who has given them five straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

8 (9) MASTERBLASTERS
MASTERBLASTERS is moving up largely on the strength of their performance in the stolen bases category, where they have swiped 17 bases over the past three weeks.

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

10 (10) SMOKING GUNS
SMOKING GUNS came up with 31 RBIs, a 1.24 WHIP, and 2 saves, but that wasn’t enough to get them out of the 10th spot for the 3rd straight week.

11 (11) SHAMS

12 (12) DEADZONES
DEADZONES hasn’t had an above average team performance in eight weeks.

Around the League: Period 16 Recap

Around the League: Period 16 Recap

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Don’t have it no more

ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS has fallen on hard times in the stolen bases standings, where ten weeks ago they were in 1st place. Their 2 stolen base performance this week caused them to drop one spot into 8th place. Coaches Jim Rodrigues and Paul Keriazes’ squad suffered from twelve zeros in that category, one of which came from Rafael Devers, who also batted .000 and totaled 0 RBIs.

Slippin’

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SPACE COWBOYS put up a rare bad effort in the WHIP category this week. Their pitchers belly-itchers had all sorts of trouble in the WHIP department and finished with a less-than-spectacular a 1.61 WHIP. Nathan Eovaldi loomed large in the result, putting up a 4.13 WHIP in 2 and 2/3 innings. Despite that, SPACE COWBOYS held on to their 4th place position in the WHIP rankings, 0.01 WHIP behind DEADWOODS. SPACE COWBOYS fell from 1st to 3rd in the overall rankings.

Off Pitch

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SALUKIS‘s pitchers kept the scoreboard operators busy this week, posting a 9.85 ERA in 28 and 1/3 innings. Chad Green and Dylan Bundy were double trouble for SALUKIS, together recording a 11.74 ERA in 7 and 2/3 innings. Bundy has posted the highest ERA of any starting player over the last three weeks. As a result, SALUKIS dropped one spot in the ERA standings (now 4th).

Bet on It

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TEABAGGERS got the league’s top batting average performance this week from Mookie Betts. Betts hit .538 while leading TEABAGGERS to a .297 BA overall. He dragged out this at-bat for 13 pitches before launching a grand slam over the green monster. TEABAGGERS stayed in 3rd place in the batting average standings.

It’s My Week

Colt 45s showed, once again, how it’s supposed to be done this week. They racked up a league-high 68.5 category points. Coach Kelly’s squad were tops in three different categories this week, coming in first in stolen bases, home runs, and wins with 6 stolen bases, 17 HRs, and 5 wins. Colt 45s stayed in 4th place in the overall standings.

Week 15 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 15 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Edwin Diaz was an all-around champ this week, as he logged 3 saves and produced a 0.00 WHIP.

SPACE COWBOYS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Edwin Diaz.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

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

2 (1) DEADWOODS
DEADWOODS have now had to deal with seven straight weeks where Adeiny Hechavarria has underperformed his positional average.

3 (3) SCHNOOKERS
SCHNOOKERS put up big numbers last week, and followed that up with yet another huge performance this week.

4 (5) Colt 45s
Colt 45s have been enjoying the services of Dellin Betances, who has given them seven straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

5 (4) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
Jose Abreu got his All-Star starter spot somewhat by Default, as his performance this week showed.

6 (7) TEABAGGERS
Caleb Joseph is on a nice trajectory for TEABAGGERS, improving his performance in our roto player metric for three straight weeks.

7 (8) SALUKIS

8 (6) SKINS
SKINS dropped and no one is more to blame than Cole Hamels, who put up a 10.50 WHIP, sported a 40.50 ERA, and won 0 games.

9 (9) MASTERBLASTERS
MASTERBLASTERS put up 5 stolen bases, a .263 BA, and 30 RBIs, but that wasn’t enough to get them out of the 9th spot for the 3rd straight week.

10 (10) SMOKING GUNS
SMOKING GUNS came up with a 0.87 WHIP, a 2.74 ERA, and 4 stolen bases, but stayed in the same spot this week due to a horrible performance in the wins category.

11 (11) SHAMS

12 (12) DEADZONES
DEADZONES hasn’t had an above average team performance in seven weeks.

Around the League: Period 15 Recap

Around the League: Period 15 Recap

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Showing ’em Up

SMOKING GUNS notched a 1.50 WHIP in 23 innings last week, but really turned things around this week. Their pitchers were allergic to baserunners, producing a 0.87 WHIP. That performance was enough to put SMOKING GUNS in the top spot for WHIP this week. As a result, SMOKING GUNS moved up from 11th to 10th in the WHIP standings.

The Opposite of Good

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DEADZONES did their part to help other player’s batting statistics this week, putting up a 5.33 ERA. Coach Stetz can look to Jake Junis and Marcus Stroman when passing out blame for the poor performance. The two combined to post a 12.60 ERA in 10 innings. Stroman’s performance this week definitively ended a seven game streak of beating the experts’ projections. As a result, DEADZONES fell from 5th to 9th in the ERA standings, 0.05 ERA behind SKINS. Things weren’t better in other categories, as DEADZONES fell from 11th to 12th in the overall rankings.

Just Forget It

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ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS are running away with the batting average category because of weeks like this one. They were hitting off tees this week, batting .267. Coaches Jim Rodrigues and Paul Keriazes’ squad got a nice group performance in that category, as seven players beat the league average. Shin-Soo Choo was the first among equals, hitting .450. ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS are now .006 BA ahead of 2nd place team DEADWOODS.

Hanging Out

Colt 45s is stuck in 4th place overall for the 8th straight week, despite making some progress. They improved their rank in three stat categories, including moving up one spot in stolen bases. Coach Kelly’s squad relied heavily on Tony Kemp, who racked up 3 stolen bases. Kemp’s performance this week stopped his three game streak of not meeting his projections.

Class in Session

Coach Denton earned his team points last week, and decided that he wanted extra points this week as well. He took a risk by starting Josh Reddick over Ehire Adrianza. The risk worked out, as Reddick recorded 6 RBIs to go along with 2 home runs and 2 stolen bases while Adrianza was batting .000 to go along with 0 RBIs and 0 HRs. Those extra stats helped SPACE COWBOYS notched 43 RBIs total this week.

Week 14 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 14 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Alex Bregman was an all-around champ this week, as he clobbered 5 HRs, totaled 10 RBIs, and hit .464.

SCHNOOKERS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Alex Bregman.

Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (1) DEADWOODS
Brian McCann is on a disturbing slide, doing worse in our roto player metric in each of the last three weeks.

2 (4) SPACE COWBOYS
Edwin Diaz is the main reason for SPACE COWBOYS’s jump in the rankings, as he logged 5 saves and notched a 0.40 WHIP.

3 (7) SCHNOOKERS
This was Alex Bregman’s first career walk-off home run, but the way he’s been going it will be far from his last.

4 (6) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS have been enjoying the services of Nelson Cruz, who has given them six straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

5 (3) Colt 45s
Colt 45s have now had to deal with seven straight weeks where Carlos Gomez has underperformed his positional average.

6 (2) SKINS
Only coming up with a 1.32 WHIP, a 4.45 ERA, and 7 home runs caused SKINS to careen down four spots in our power rankings.

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

8 (5) SALUKIS
SALUKIS has struggled big time recently in the saves category, where they have posted 0 saves over the past three weeks.

9 (9) MASTERBLASTERS
MASTERBLASTERS put up 42 RBIs, 13 HRs, and 6 stolen bases, but stayed in the same spot this week due to a horrible performance in the saves category.

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

11 (12) SHAMS

12 (10) DEADZONES
After only managing 0 wins, a 1.56 WHIP, and a 6.23 ERA, we peg DEADZONES as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Period 14 Recap

Around the League: Period 14 Recap

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Moving Up in the World

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Photo by USATSISCHNOOKERS stepped forward in the overall rankings this week, going from 3rd to 1st place. They can attribute the move to good performances in three stat categories, including moving up three places in home runs. Alex Bregman was the key contributor, cranking out 5 HRs to go along with 10 RBIs and a .464 BA in 28 at bats. Bregman left no doubt about this dinger, which was his first career walk-off home run.

Not Our Best

TEABAGGERS had a week to forget, stealing only 1 base. They suffered from thirteen zeros in that category, one of which came from Colby Rasmus, who also batted .000 and totaled 0 RBIs. Rasmus’ performance this week broke his five game streak of surpassing his projections. As a result, TEABAGGERS are no longer at the top of the stolen bases standings.

Comeback Kid

Nicholas Castellanos did about as good in the RBIs department this week as he did bad last week. Castellanos notched 12 RBIs while leading SPACE COWBOYS to 40 RBIs overall. His 12 RBIs topped all players this week. SPACE COWBOYS stayed in 1st place in the RBIs standings. They fell from 1st to 3rd in the overall rankings.

What Coulda Been

DEADZONES could have used better coaching decisions in the wins category this week. They had the worst performance in the wins category this week, with Marcus Stroman and his 1 win riding the pine. Stroman did better than any player actually in DEADZONES’s starting lineup. DEADZONES fell from 8th to 11th in the wins standings.

Hurt Locker

SHAMS embarrassed themselves in the batting average category this week, hitting only .198. That was the lowest batting average of any team this week. Coach Dillon might be seeing more bad performances in that category due to some bad personnel news. Gary Sanchez will be out the next 3-4 weeks with a groin strain, which might give him the chance to work on improving his batting eye.