Month: June 2019

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

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

DJ LeMahieu was an all-around champ this week, as he tallied 10 RBIs, launched 3 HRs, and batted .435.

ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to DJ LeMahieu.

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Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (2) CITY SLICKERS II
Putting up 44 RBIs, 3 saves, and 13 home runs pushed CITY SLICKERS II to the top of the pile.

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

3 (4) SCHNOOKERS
Aroldis Chapman is the main reason for SCHNOOKERS’s jump in the rankings, as he totaled 3 saves.

4 (1) MASTERBLASTERS
Only coming up with a 1.41 WHIP, 1 save, and 26 RBIs caused MASTERBLASTERS to careen down three spots in our power rankings.

5 (11) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
Yes, ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS moved up in the Power Rankings this week. But more importantly, Nomar Mazara hit a ball 505 feet.

6 (9) TEABAGGERS
Coming up with a .304 BA, 3 saves, and a 1.12 WHIP allowed TEABAGGERS to rocket up three slots in the power rankings.

7 (5) Colt 45s
Blake Snell didn’t have a single game last year where he gave up six earned runs or more, but has already had three such games this season (including one this week).

8 (8) SHAMS
Ramon Laureano is on a heck of a run right now- producing the most roto points of any player over the past three weeks.

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

10 (6) SKINS
SKINS were the worst team in the league in the HRs category this week, which is no big surprise given that they’ve been the worst team in that category overall for the season.

11 (10) DEADZONES
DEADZONES had the worst performance of any team this week, which predictably led to a power rankings drop.

12 (12) SALUKIS
SALUKIS put up 3 saves, a 1.10 WHIP, and 35 RBIs, but that wasn’t enough to get them out of the 12th spot for the 4th straight week.

Around the League: Period 14 Recap

Around the League: Period 14 Recap

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

Look Out World Here They Come

DJLeMahieu062419Photo by USATSIARMCHAIR SLUGGERS stood out in the home runs category, banging out 18 of them. They were led by the tag team of DJ LeMahieu and Nomar Mazara, who together blasted 6 HRs. Mazara earned the fireworks (and then some) with this monster 505-foot home run smash Friday (tied for the longest in the StatCast era). ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS moved past SKINS and into 11th place. In addition, ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS were no longer in last place overall, moving up to 11th.

Angel Baby

MikeTrout062419Photo by USATSITEABAGGERS got the league’s top batting average performance this week from Mike Trout. The Big Fish hit .483 while leading TEABAGGERS to a .304 BA overall. His performance this week stopped his ten game streak of not meeting his projections. His performance pushed TEABAGGERS from 6th to 5th in the batting average standings.

No Show

DEADZONES can’t afford to have many more weeks like this. They were bringing up the rear this week, coming up with only 26.5 category points. DEADZONES were at the back of the line in wins, RBIs, stolen bases, and saves. They stayed in 7th place in the overall standings this week.

Sinking Feeling

MASTERBLASTERS is a little farther away from paydirt after this week, falling from 2nd to 3rd in the overall standings. They dropped due to slides in three stat categories, including a two spot fall in WHIP. Mike Shawaryn and Miguel Castro were the captain and first mate on the good ship failboat. Together they put up a 2.40 WHIP in 5 innings. Coaches Colin Scoggins and keith mckinley found out why Shawaryn was available on the waiver wire this week.

Break From Tradition

Defying their season long pattern, SKINS couldn’t get it going in the ERA category while getting good results in batting average. In the batting average category, they moved into 9th place this week after batting .282. Meanwhile, in the ERA category, they fell down two spots to 5th place after sporting a 6.03 ERA.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 168) Season Percentile
1 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 2 99th
2 TEABAGGERS 18 89th
3 CITY SLICKERS II 27 84th
4 SPACE COWBOYS 53 68th
5 SCHNOOKERS 59 65th
6 MASTERBLASTERS 80 52nd
7 SHAMS 80 52nd
8 SALUKIS 96 43rd
9 DEADWOODS 121 28th
10 Colt 45s 157 7th
11 SKINS 159 5th
12 DEADZONES 167 1st

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 Evan Marshall.

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Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (3) MASTERBLASTERS
Putting up a .316 BA, 9 stolen bases, and 14 home runs pushed MASTERBLASTERS to the top of the pile.

2 (1) CITY SLICKERS II
Coming into this week, CITY SLICKERS II hadn’t been truly terrible in the ERA category in any week this season. That streak of avoiding bad performances just came to a screeching halt.

3 (2) SPACE COWBOYS
SPACE COWBOYS have now had to deal with seven straight weeks where Billy Hamilton has underperformed his positional average.

4 (6) SCHNOOKERS
Shohei Ohtani is the main reason for SCHNOOKERS’s jump in the rankings, as he batted .450, stole 2 bases, and launched 2 HRs.

5 (5) Colt 45s
Colt 45s put up big numbers last week, and followed that up with yet another huge performance this week.

6 (9) SKINS
Coming up with 5 wins, 41 RBIs, and 11 HRs allowed SKINS to rocket up three slots in the power rankings.

7 (4) DEADWOODS
Only coming up with 0 stolen bases, 20 RBIs, and a .220 BA caused DEADWOODS to careen down three spots in our power rankings.

8 (8) SHAMS
Ramon Laureano is on a nice trajectory for SHAMS, improving his performance in our roto player metric for three straight weeks.

9 (10) TEABAGGERS
TEABAGGERS have been enjoying the services of Mike Trout, who has given them seven straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

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

11 (11) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS put up 6 stolen bases, 2 saves, and a .254 BA, but that wasn’t enough to get them out of the 11th spot for the 3rd straight week.

12 (12) SALUKIS
SALUKIS hasn’t had an above average team performance in four weeks.

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.

The Opposite of Good

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Photo by USATSISCHNOOKERS got the league’s top batting average performance this week from Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani hit .450 while leading SCHNOOKERS to a .268 BA overall. He went 4-for-4 Thursday and became the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle, and the first Angel since Mike Trout in 2013. SCHNOOKERS stayed in 5th place in the batting average standings. They fell from 4th to 5th in the overall rankings.

Slippin’

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Given that DEADZONES had fallen in the overall standings during the previous four weeks, this week’s result shouldn’t come as much of a shock. They had poor showings in four stat categories, including moving down one spot in WHIP. Coach Stetz will have a hard time pinning the blame on any particular player. DEADZONES had four underperformers, with Dylan Bundy (a 2.00 WHIP) being the worst. No surprise then, DEADZONES dropped one spot in the WHIP standings (now 10th), 0.01 WHIP behind SCHNOOKERS. Things weren’t better in other categories, as DEADZONES fell from 6th to 7th in the overall rankings.

Poised to Strike

Colt 45s didn’t make much noise this week, staying in 4th 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, stolen bases, home runs, and saves. Positive moves in each of those spots would give Colt 45s 68 category points overall, and a likely 3rd place position.

Hey, Some Team Had To Do It

CITY SLICKERS II have been doing it right in the ERA category this season, but they lost their way big time this week. They put up big numbers in a category where big numbers are big trouble, producing a 7.11 ERA. That was the worst ERA of any team this week. As a result, CITY SLICKERS II fell from 2nd to 4th in the ERA standings.

Don’t have it no more

ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS has fallen on hard times in the home runs standings, where nine weeks ago they were in 3rd place. Their 5 HR performance this week caused them to drop one spot into 12th place. Coaches Jim Rodrigues and Paul Keriazes’ squad suffered from nine zeros in that category, one of which came from Guillermo Heredia, who also logged 0 RBIs and hit .125.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 156) Season Percentile
1 MASTERBLASTERS 18 88th
2 SKINS 34 78th
3 SPACE COWBOYS 40 74th
4 Colt 45s 43 72nd
5 TEABAGGERS 50 68th
6 SCHNOOKERS 63 60th
7 SHAMS 66 58th
8 DEADWOODS 106 32nd
9 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 115 26th
10 CITY SLICKERS II 115 26th
11 DEADZONES 123 21st
12 SALUKIS 125 20th

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

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

Domingo Santana was an all-around champ this week, as he cranked out 3 HRs, produced 6 RBIs, and hit .323.

DEADWOODS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Domingo Santana.

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Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (1) CITY SLICKERS II
CITY SLICKERS II have now had three straight weeks of above-average team performance.

2 (3) SPACE COWBOYS
Brad Hand is the main reason for SPACE COWBOYS’s jump in the rankings, as he put up 3 saves, produced a 0.25 WHIP, and sported a 0.00 ERA.

3 (6) DEADWOODS
Putting up 6 wins, 7 stolen bases, and 3 saves allowed DEADWOODS to rocket up three slots in the power rankings.

4 (5) MASTERBLASTERS
MASTERBLASTERS have been enjoying the services of Yonny Chirinos, who has given them six straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

5 (7) Colt 45s
Colt 45s’ performance this week was a big turnaround from last week’s disappointment, allowing them a bump in the power rankings.

6 (2) SCHNOOKERS
Only coming up with a 7.97 ERA, a 1.60 WHIP, and 2 wins caused SCHNOOKERS to careen down four spots in our power rankings.

7 (8) DEADZONES
Eloy Jimenez is on a nice trajectory for DEADZONES, improving his performance in our roto player metric for three straight weeks.

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

9 (4) SKINS
SKINS were the worst team in the league in the stolen bases category this week, which is no big surprise given that they’ve been the worst team in that category overall for the season.

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

11 (11) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS

12 (12) SALUKIS
SALUKIS hasn’t had an above average team performance in three weeks.

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.

Comeback Kid

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Photo by USATSINelson Cruz did about as good in the RBIs department this week as he did bad last week. Cruz racked up 6 RBIs while leading SPACE COWBOYS to 35 RBIs overall. His performance this week ended a four game streak of failing to hit his projections. Despite that, SPACE COWBOYS stayed in 3rd place in the RBIs standings.

All Aboard!

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DEADWOODS weren’t messing around when it came to wins this week, winning 6 games. No other team won more games. DEADWOODS got contributions from more players (5) in that category than any other team, with Frankie Montas (2 wins) leading the way. That helped DEADWOODS move up from 6th to 4th in the wins standings.

More Ground to Cover

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DEADZONES came into this week hoping for a change of fortune after moving down the standings for three straight weeks. They didn’t get it. Coach Stetz’s squad dropped in two stat categories, including moving down one spot in ERA. DEADZONES suffered through poor performances from Yusei Kikuchi, Joe Jimenez, and Luis Cessa, who collectively posted a 14.04 ERA in 8 and 1/3 innings. That caused DEADZONES to fall from 9th to 10th in the ERA standings, 0.21 ERA behind TEABAGGERS. DEADZONES also fell from 5th to 6th in the overall rankings.

Recovery Act

SHAMS’s have been on a tear since finding themselves in 12th place in the batting average standings back in week one. Their .311 BA pushed them into 3rd place this week. Coach Dillon’s squad had three players lead the way, with Hanser Alberto, Cameron Maybin, and Tommy La Stella batting .417. La Stella cranked home run number 15 on Sunday, which is not a bad mark for a player with 10 career home runs (in 800+ AB) heading into this season.

Ouch…Just Ouch

SALUKIS were already struggling this season, and that was before they collectively took week twelve off. They fell in behind all other teams, earning only 36.5 category points this week. SALUKIS came in dead last in batting average, home runs, and RBIs with a .179 BA, 5 HRs, and 20 RBIs. As a result, they fell from 10th to 11th in the overall rankings.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 144) Season Percentile
1 DEADWOODS 20 86th
2 Colt 45s 29 80th
3 SHAMS 33 77th
4 MASTERBLASTERS 38 74th
5 SPACE COWBOYS 50 65th
6 SCHNOOKERS 60 58th
7 DEADZONES 64 56th
8 CITY SLICKERS II 78 46th
9 SKINS 92 36th
10 TEABAGGERS 114 21st
11 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 125 13th
12 SALUKIS 128 11th

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

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

Alex Colome was an all-around champ this week, as he logged 3 saves, put up a 0.50 WHIP, and racked up a 0.00 ERA.

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

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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 (7) SCHNOOKERS
Alex Colome is the main reason for SCHNOOKERS’s jump in the rankings, as he recorded 3 saves, tallied a 0.50 WHIP, and sported a 0.00 ERA.

3 (4) SPACE COWBOYS
SPACE COWBOYS have been the best in the league this season in the home runs category, and topped the league in that category again this week.

4 (9) SKINS
Putting up a 0.87 WHIP, 5 wins, and a 2.40 ERA allowed SKINS to rocket up five slots in the power rankings.

5 (6) MASTERBLASTERS
MASTERBLASTERS have now had nine straight weeks of above-average team performance.

6 (5) DEADWOODS
DEADWOODS have had to deal with seven straight weeks where Nick Hundley has underperformed his positional average.

7 (2) Colt 45s
Only coming up with 0 saves, a .223 BA, and 2 stolen bases caused Colt 45s to careen down five spots in our power rankings.

8 (3) DEADZONES
Yusei Kikuchi has now given up 20 hits And 10 earned runs In his last two starts, getting pulled in the fourth inning from both.

9 (10) SHAMS

10 (8) TEABAGGERS

11 (12) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS
ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS moved up after finally getting an excellent performance in the stolen bases category.

12 (11) SALUKIS
After only managing 0 saves, a 1.71 WHIP, and a 6.98 ERA, we peg SALUKIS 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.

Off Pitch

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Photo by USATSISPACE COWBOYS‘s ERA was more LOL this week as it rounded out to a pitiful 7.02. Martin Perez stuck out as the worst performer, notching a 20.25 ERA in 2 and 2/3 innings. Perez’s performance this week definitively ended a four game streak of beating the experts’ projections. As a result, SPACE COWBOYS fell from 4th to 6th in the ERA standings.

Predictable Fall from Grace

We hate to say I told you so, but we called Colt 45s’ fall into 3rd place this week. Colt 45s got poor results in three stat categories, including a three spot drop in RBIs. They had three stooges, with Jason Castro, Khris Davis, and Rio Ruiz posting 0 RBIs. Davis returned from the injured list for the Astros series this weekend, but failed to make much of an impact, going a combined 1-for-8 at the plate.

Split Personality

SKINS‘s pitching was hot this week, but their hitting left a lot to be desired. They finished in first for the week in WHIP and ERA by putting up a 0.87 WHIP and a 2.40 ERA, while coming in 2nd in wins. SKINS’s hitters, on the other hand, finished in last place in home runs with 6 HRs, and also finished 10th in RBIs.

Not Wanted

Coach Moynihan had so much going on in the home runs category this week that he could afford an imperfect lineup. SALUKIS produced the week’s 3rd best performance in the HRs category even with Christian Arroyo and his 2 HRs on the bench. Arroyo’s performance was better than every other bench-rider in the league. SALUKIS moved up the HRs standings for the 3rd straight week, going from 6th to 5th.

Don’t Even Try

CITY SLICKERS II are just showing off in the wins category at this point. They showed everybody how it’s done in the wins department, winning 6 games. Josh James and Adrian Sampson were the prime movers for CITY SLICKERS II, winning 2 games each. CITY SLICKERS II are miles, well, 11 wins, ahead of SKINS.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 132) Season Percentile
1 CITY SLICKERS II 6 95th
2 SCHNOOKERS 10 92nd
3 SPACE COWBOYS 31 77th
4 SKINS 40 70th
5 MASTERBLASTERS 46 65th
6 DEADWOODS 67 49th
7 SHAMS 86 35th
8 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 90 32nd
9 SALUKIS 93 30th
10 TEABAGGERS 105 20th
11 Colt 45s 113 14th
12 DEADZONES 115 13th