Month: April 2019

Around the League: Period 6 Recap

Around the League: Period 6 Recap

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

All Eyes on Me

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Photo by USATSISALUKIS got the league’s top batting average performance this week from Jose Abreu. Abreu batted .571 while leading SALUKIS to a .262 BA overall. He was a hero and a goat Friday, hitting what should have been a 3-run homer, but passed his teammate on the basepath and was called out. SALUKIS are no longer the worst team in the batting average standings.

‘Back in my day…’

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The 1st week of the season found TEABAGGERS in 1st place in the WHIP standings. Since then things have been…not so good. They fell down one spot to 10th place this week after producing a 1.74 WHIP. Coaches Kent Johnson and Patrick Whelan can blame the poor result on Jesse Chavez, Jordan Zimmermann, and Trevor Cahill, who together recorded a 2.70 WHIP in 10 innings.

It’s My Week

Colt 45s are contenders for the title because of weeks like this. They racked up a league-high 72.5 category points this week. Coach Kelly’s squad won the week in batting average after putting up a .312 BA, while also finishing in 2nd in WHIP and ERA. As a result, Colt 45s climbed up the overall standings for the 2nd straight week, moving from 4th to 2nd.

The Opposite of Good

SPACE COWBOYS did not have a good week in the stolen base category, stealing only 1 base. They suffered from thirteen zeros in that category, one of which came from Mitch Garver, who also posted 0 RBIs and hit 0 home runs. Garver’s performance this week ended a three game streak of beating the experts’ projections. As a result, SPACE COWBOYS dropped two spots in the stolen bases standings (now 4th), 2 stolen bases behind CITY SLICKERS II. SPACE COWBOYS also fell from 2nd to 3rd in the overall rankings.

Slippin’

SCHNOOKERS lost ground in the big race this week, sliding from 3rd to 5th in the overall standings. They had poor showings in three stat categories, including moving down four places in home runs. Coach Schneller’s squad suffered from eleven zeros in that category, one of which came from Jake Marisnick, who also hit .000 and totaled 0 stolen bases. It was not all doom and gloom however, as SCHNOOKERS improved their rank in two stat categories, including moving up one spot in saves.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 72) Season Percentile
1 Colt 45s 6 92nd
2 CITY SLICKERS II 7 90th
3 MASTERBLASTERS 10 86th
4 SCHNOOKERS 21 71st
5 SALUKIS 23 68th
6 DEADWOODS 26 64th
7 TEABAGGERS 48 33rd
8 DEADZONES 52 28th
9 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 54 25th
10 SKINS 61 15th
11 SHAMS 63 12th
12 SPACE COWBOYS 68 6th

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

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

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Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (1) CITY SLICKERS II
CITY SLICKERS II put up big numbers last week, and followed that up with yet another huge performance this week.

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

3 (5) Colt 45s
Colt 45s have been the best in the league this season in the ERA category, and topped the league in that category again this week.

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

5 (7) SCHNOOKERS
SCHNOOKERS is moving up largely on the strength of their performance in the stolen bases category, where they have stole 25 bases over the past three weeks.

6 (8) DEADZONES
George Springer is on a nice trajectory for DEADZONES, improving his performance in our roto player metric for four straight weeks.

7 (6) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
Kendrys Morales failed to outperform the average player at his position this week, which has been a season long trend Coaches Jim Rodrigues and Paul Keriazes have had to contend with.

8 (10) SHAMS

9 (2) SKINS
Only coming up with 0 saves, a 1.55 WHIP, and a 6.00 ERA caused SKINS to careen down seven spots in our power rankings.

10 (9) DEADWOODS
A big drop in velocity and an ERA over eight was definitely not what Coaches Francis Bujak and Guy Mawhinney were looking for out of Chris Sale.

11 (12) TEABAGGERS
Shin-Soo Choo may not be hitting home runs, but he’s been getting on base (.430 OBP), hitting for power (nine doubles and two triples), and scoring plenty of runs (14 already this year).

12 (11) SALUKIS
After only managing 0 saves, a 1.64 WHIP, and 1 stolen base, we peg SALUKIS as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Period 5 Recap

Around the League: Period 5 Recap

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

Leave no team behind

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Photo by USATSIDEADWOODS‘s pitchers belly-itchers had all sorts of trouble in the WHIP department and finished with a less-than-spectacular a 1.71 WHIP. They were practicing their manners as they put every other team ahead of themselves in the WHIP category this week. Alex Cobb was clearly the weakest link for Coaches Francis Bujak and Guy Mawhinney and the gang as he produced a 3.75 WHIP in 2 and 2/3 innings. As a result, DEADWOODS now sits at the bottom of the WHIP standings, 0.01 WHIP behind SALUKIS. In addition, DEADWOODS fell from 8th to 10th in the overall rankings.

Follow the Leader

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TEABAGGERS got the league’s top batting average performance this week from Joey Gallo. Gallo batted .478 while leading TEABAGGERS to a .293 BA overall. He reached an important milestone Sunday- hitting his first career sac fly after 1,337 plate appearances. TEABAGGERS jumped up three spots and into 8th in the batting average standings.

More Ground to Cover

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SKINS apparently didn’t gain any momentum from last week’s 4 win performance. They had a week to forget, winning only 1 game. Coaches Mark Hodgkins and Frank Grzegorzewski’s squad suffered from eight zeros in that category, one of which came from Michael Pineda, who also sported a 14.73 ERA and put up a 2.18 WHIP. That caused SKINS to fall from 1st to 2nd in the wins standings. Things weren’t better in other categories, as they dropped big time in the overall rankings, moving from 4th to 8th.

Just Forget It

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SCHNOOKERS are running away with the stolen bases category because of weeks like this one. They pulled off some master thievery this week, racking up 11 stolen bases. Coach Schneller’s squad had two main stars in Tim Anderson and Jonathan Villar, who together recorded 8 stolen bases. SCHNOOKERS are now 8 stolen bases ahead of 2nd place team SPACE COWBOYS.

Moving on Up

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Colt 45s rocketed up the overall standings this week, moving up three spots into 4th place. They can attribute the move to good performances in four stat categories, including moving up one spot in home runs. Eddie Rosario was the leader in that area for Colt 45s this week, cranking out 6 HRs to go along with 9 RBIs. Rosario is on quite a hot streak, having launched more HRs than any other starting player over the last three weeks.

Around the League: Period 4 Recap

Around the League: Period 4 Recap

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

Bringing ’em Home

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Photo by USATSIARMCHAIR SLUGGERS knew what to do with men on base this week, driving in 47 of them. They relied heavily on Jose Altuve, who totaled 10 RBIs to go along with 6 home runs and a .400 BA in 25 at bats. Altuve’s incredible run of six homers over five games (which included this grand slam) has him looking like an MVP. ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS moved up from 12th to 4th in the RBIs standings.

Krushing It

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The home runs 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. CITY SLICKERS II’s 20 HR performance pushed them into 1st place. Khris Davis separated himself from the rest of the crew on CITY SLICKERS II, banging out 5 HRs to go along with 10 RBIs and a .333 BA in 27 at bats. Those 5 HRs were the 2nd most of any player this week.

Low Turnout

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Last week’s 10 home run performance was something to remember… this week’s performance is one that TEABAGGERS will likely try to forget. They might want to schedule some time in the weight room after they managed only 2 HRs. They had a league low two players who contributed anything in that category. Joey Gallo was one of the twelve no shows. As a result, TEABAGGERS tumbled all the way from 7th to 11th in the HRs standings.

Earnings are Up (SALUKIS are Down)

In a display that would make Sandy Koufax cry, SALUKIS collectively sported a 7.64 ERA this week. That was the highest ERA of any team this week. Reynaldo Lopez loomed large in the result, notching a 16.62 ERA in 4 and 1/3 innings. No surprise then, SALUKIS now sits at the bottom of the ERA standings, 0.33 ERA behind DEADZONES. SALUKIS also fell from 10th to 11th in the overall rankings.

Doing Good Overall

MASTERBLASTERS stepped forward in the overall rankings this week, going from 4th to 2nd place. They rose up due to good performances in three categories, including a one spot jump in saves. It was not all sunshine and unicorns however, as they dropped in two stat categories, including moving down three places in WHIP. Ken Giles‘s performance was typical, as he notched 2 saves while recording a 3.43 WHIP in 2 and 1/3 innings.

Around the League: Period 3 Recap

Around the League: Period 3 Recap

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

The Gang’s All Here

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Photo by USATSISHAMS made a move in the only category that really counts this week, going from 9th to 5th in the overall standings. They made progress on many fronts- improving their standing in five categories, including a four spot jump in home runs. A league-high eight different players contributed in that category, with Gary Sanchez (5 HRs) leading the way. Sanchez went deep three times on Sunday for his first career three-homer game.

Big Fish

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TEABAGGERS got the league’s top RBI performance this week from Mike Trout. The Millville Meteor produced 9 RBIs while leading TEABAGGERS to 30 RBIs overall. He lofted this 458 foot moon shot on the way to becoming the first American League player to hit five home runs in his team’s first four home games. TEABAGGERS moved up from 11th to 9th in the RBIs standings.

Hidden Talent

Coach Stetz had more than enough production in the home runs category this week. DEADZONES produced the week’s 2nd best performance in the HRs category despite leaving Clint Frazier and his 3 HRs on the bench. Frazier’s performance was better than every other bench-rider in the league. DEADZONES jumped up six spots and into 2nd in the HRs standings.

Passed By

DEADWOODS‘s pitchers threw a party on the basepaths this week, recording a 1.81 WHIP in 29 and 1/3 innings. They were practicing their manners as they put every other team ahead of themselves in the WHIP category. Blake Treinen stuck out as the worst performer, notching a 3.43 WHIP in 2 and 1/3 innings. That caused DEADWOODS to fall from 6th to 12th in the WHIP standings. Things weren’t better in other categories, as they fell off a cliff in the overall standings, going from 1st to 8th.

Working It

The batting average 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. SCHNOOKERS moved up five spots into 1st place after batting .321. Tim Anderson was the key contributor for SCHNOOKERS, batting .769 to go along with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs.

Around the League: Period 1 Recap

Around the League: Period 1 Recap

The new season got off to a great start, with lots to report on. Check out all the news in the inaugural ‘Around the League’ Report.

It is Good to be King

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Photo by USATSITEABAGGERS find themselves in the enviable position of being at the top of the overall standings. They finished in first for the week in wins and WHIP by putting up 2 wins and a 0.46 WHIP, while coming in 2nd in batting average, stolen bases, and ERA. In the wins category, Coaches Kent Johnson and Patrick Whelan’s squad was led by the tag team of Brad Keller and Justin Verlander, who together won 2 games.

Not Average

ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS finished last year at the top of the batting average standings, and picked up right where they left off. Their batters hit like they were playing with tennis racquets this week, posting a .308 BA. That was the best batting average of any team.

Doin Work

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SALUKIS might raise some PED suspicions after launching six long balls this week. Jose Abreu and Tim Beckham were the key contributors, banging out 2 HRs each. Beckham won the shortstop position and took full advantage at the plate, going 2-for-5 on Saturday with two home runs and three RBIs.

Down in the Dumps

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Life is not good for Coach Schneller and SCHNOOKERS, as they find themselves at the bottom of the overall standings. SCHNOOKERS managed to avoid finishing last in any category, but still found themselves 11th in RBIs and ERA after dropping 5 RBIs and a 9.00 ERA, and also wound up 10th in batting average. In the ERA category, Coach Schneller can look to starting pitchers Felix Pena and J.A. Happ when passing out blame for the poor performance. The two combined to post a 9.39 ERA in 7 and 2/3 innings.

Swing and a Miss!

SHAMS‘s hitters might be in need of an eye exam after they posted a .182 BA this week. That was the worst batting average of any team this week. SHAMS suffered from three goose eggs in that category, with John Hicks, Tony Kemp, and Joey Wendle failing to contribute anything.