Month: August 2019

Week 23 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 23 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

DEADWOODS had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Mark Canha.

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Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (2) Colt 45s
J.D. Martinez has led the Bigs since July 20 in four major hitting categories, including hits (50) and total bases (97).

2 (3) CITY SLICKERS II
CITY SLICKERS II have been enjoying the services of Jose Altuve, who has given them seven straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

3 (4) MASTERBLASTERS
MASTERBLASTERS have now had three straight weeks of above-average team performance.

4 (1) SCHNOOKERS
Only coming up with a .229 BA, 8 home runs, and a 4.56 ERA caused SCHNOOKERS to careen down three spots in our power rankings.

5 (6) SPACE COWBOYS
SPACE COWBOYS have been the best in the league this season in the HRs category, and topped the league in that category again this week.

6 (7) SHAMS
Nicky Lopez is on a nice trajectory for SHAMS, improving his performance in our roto player metric for three straight weeks.

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

8 (12) DEADWOODS
Putting up 49 RBIs, 17 HRs, and a .283 BA allowed DEADWOODS to rocket up four slots in the power rankings.

9 (9) SKINS
SKINS came up with a 2.43 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP, and 4 stolen bases, but stayed in the same spot this week due to a horrible performance in the saves category.

10 (8) TEABAGGERS
TEABAGGERS have now had to deal with seven straight weeks where Ehire Adrianza has underperformed his positional average.

11 (10) SALUKIS
SALUKIS has struggled big time recently in the stolen bases category, where they have stole 4 bases over the past three weeks.

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

Around the League: Period 23 Recap

Around the League: Period 23 Recap

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

Hurt Locker

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Photo by USATSIDEADWOODS did not have a good week in the WHIP category, producing a 1.53 WHIP. Coaches Francis Bujak and Guy Mawhinney might be seeing more bad performances in that category due to some bad personnel news. Chris Sale apparently will not need Tommy John surgery but he has been officially shut down for the rest of the season just as he was heating back up.

Anything you can do, I can do better

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Colt 45s‘ batters didn’t leave their teammates hanging this week as they accumulated 58 RBIs. That’s the best result that any team this season has had in the RBIs category. Kyle Seager led a very balanced group of nine overperformers for Colt 45s this week, posting 9 RBIs. That Hank Aaron-esque performance pushed Colt 45s from 7th to 5th in the RBIs standings.

Don’t Even Try

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SPACE COWBOYS are running away with the home runs category because of weeks like this one. They weren’t messing around when it came to HRs this week, launching 19 of them. Jonathan Villar separated himself from the rest of the crew on SPACE COWBOYS, blasting 5 HRs to go along with 6 RBIs and a .333 BA in 27 at bats. SPACE COWBOYS are miles, well, 42 HRs, ahead of MASTERBLASTERS.

Slippin’

SCHNOOKERS got the league’s top stolen base performance this week from Delino DeShields. DeShields swiped 4 bases while leading SCHNOOKERS to 5 stolen bases overall. He hasn’t been messing around recently, recording more stolen bases than any other starting player over the last three weeks. Despite that, SCHNOOKERS stayed in 2nd place in the stolen bases standings, 3 stolen bases behind MASTERBLASTERS. SCHNOOKERS fell from 5th to 6th in the overall rankings.

Hanging Out

SKINS remains in 10th place overall for the 8th straight week, despite some sub-par performances. They got poor results in three stat categories, including a three spot drop in batting average. Two players stood out for their poor performance, with Bubba Starling and Danny Jansen combining to post a .000 BA. Jansen’s performance this week definitively ended a three game streak of beating the experts’ projections.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 276) Season Percentile
1 Colt 45s 29 89th
2 CITY SLICKERS II 38 86th
3 SPACE COWBOYS 66 76th
4 MASTERBLASTERS 71 74th
5 SCHNOOKERS 83 70th
6 DEADWOODS 108 61st
7 SALUKIS 157 43rd
8 SKINS 178 36th
9 SHAMS 184 33rd
10 TEABAGGERS 193 30th
11 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 233 16th
12 DEADZONES 265 4th

Around the League: Period 22 Recap

Around the League: Period 22 Recap

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

Hurting

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Photo by USATSIMASTERBLASTERS dominated the ERA category this week, producing a 2.29 ERA. That performance was enough to put MASTERBLASTERS in the top spot for ERA. Unfortunately, more good performances in that category are going to be harder to come by due to some bad personnel news. Gerrit Cole was a late scratch from his scheduled Tuesday start (hamstring) but is expected to slot back into the rotation, perhaps as early as Monday.

Steppin’ Up

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SALUKIS showed everybody how it’s done in the home runs department, cranking out 16 of them. They relied heavily on Gleyber Torres, who launched 6 HRs to go along with 11 RBIs. Torres became the sole owner of the Orioles Monday, hitting three home runs across a double header: to date, he’d hit 13 of his 26 home runs against Baltimore — the most ever by a single player against one team in the divisional era. SALUKIS jumped up two spots and into 7th in the HRs standings.

The Opposite of Good

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SPACE COWBOYS have been doing it right in the WHIP category this season, but they lost their way big time this week. Their pitchers threw a party on the basepaths, recording a 1.75 WHIP in 44 innings. Jose Berrios and Chris Devenski were double trouble for SPACE COWBOYS, together recording a 2.28 WHIP in 8 and 1/3 innings. That caused SPACE COWBOYS to fall from 2nd to 4th in the WHIP standings, 0.01 WHIP behind MASTERBLASTERS. In addition, SPACE COWBOYS fell from 3rd to 4th in the overall rankings.

On the Cusp

SHAMS spent another week in the 8th position overall, but sits in a good position to improve next week. They’ve got real good chances to move up in batting average, saves, WHIP, and ERA. Positive moves in each of those spots would give SHAMS 48 category points overall, and a likely 7th place position.

Gravity Beckons

DEADWOODS needs to hope that this week is not a sign of things to come. They were bringing up the rear, coming up with only 36 category points. DEADWOODS were at the back of the line in wins, ERA, and stolen bases with 0 wins, a 6.50 ERA, and 0 stolen bases. As a result, they fell down the overall standings for the 2nd straight week, moving from 7th to 9th.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 264) Season Percentile
1 SCHNOOKERS 7 97th
2 CITY SLICKERS II 54 80th
3 Colt 45s 99 62nd
4 TEABAGGERS 99 62nd
5 SHAMS 108 59th
6 MASTERBLASTERS 126 52nd
7 DEADZONES 144 45th
8 SPACE COWBOYS 150 43rd
9 SALUKIS 176 33rd
10 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 188 29th
11 SKINS 200 24th
12 DEADWOODS 235 11th

Week 21 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 21 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

DEADZONES had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Mike Tauchman.

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Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (2) Colt 45s 
Putting up a 2.25 ERA, 16 home runs, and 5 wins pushed Colt 45s to the top of the pile.

2 (5) DEADZONES 
Mike Tauchman is the main reason for DEADZONES’s jump in the rankings, as he clobbered 5 HRs, recorded 10 RBIs, and swiped 2 bases.

3 (3) MASTERBLASTERS
Yordan Alvarez is on a nice trajectory for MASTERBLASTERS, improving his performance in our roto player metric for three straight weeks.

4 (1) SPACE COWBOYS 
Only coming up with a 7.51 ERA, a 1.58 WHIP, and a .223 BA caused SPACE COWBOYS to careen down three spots in our power rankings.

5 (4) CITY SLICKERS II 
CITY SLICKERS II dropped and no one is more to blame than Matthew Boyd, who sported a 16.88 ERA, tallied a 3.38 WHIP, and won 0 games.

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

7 (10) SHAMS 
Coming up with a 2.70 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and 2 saves allowed SHAMS to rocket up three slots in the power rankings.

8 (6) SCHNOOKERS 
SCHNOOKERS hasn’t had an above average team performance in five weeks.

9 (12) SKINS 

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

11 (8) DEADWOODS 
Blake Treinen blew the save Monday and took the L after allowing Cubs hitters four earned runs on four hits, indicative of the 4.75 ERA and 1.58 WHIP he currently sports, the second-highest of his career.

12 (11) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 
After only managing 0 stolen bases, a .232 BA, and a 5.22 ERA, we peg ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Period 21 Recap

Around the League: Period 21 Recap

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

More Ground to Cover

JorgeSoler081219Photo by USATSISPACE COWBOYS got the league’s top home run performance this week from Jorge Soler. Soler launched 6 HRs while leading SPACE COWBOYS to 11 HRs overall. He hit home runs 34 and 35 on Sunday, surpassing his total of 33 dingers through all of 2015-2018 (that’s 283 games!). SPACE COWBOYS stayed in 1st place in the HRs standings. They fell from 2nd to 3rd in the overall rankings.

Dropping Like a Rock

AndrewCashner092114Photo by USATSITEABAGGERS have fallen for two weeks in a row now, going from 8th to 9th. They dropped in four stat categories, including moving down one spot in WHIP. Coaches Kent Johnson and Patrick Whelan’s squad suffered through poor performances from Andrew CashnerBrad Keller, and Justin Verlander, who collectively recorded a 2.22 WHIP in 18 innings. J.V.’s performance this week broke his four game streak of surpassing his projections.

Keep Up the Good Work

DEADZONES absolutely lit up the scoreboard this week. They racked up a league-high 82.5 category points. Coach Stetz’s squad pulled off an impressive feat this week, coming in first in RBIs, stolen bases, home runs, and saves. As a result, DEADZONES moved up the overall rankings for the 2nd straight week, going from 7th to 6th.

‘I Think I Can, I Think I Can…’

SKINS’s have been on a tear since finding themselves in 11th place in the ERA standings back in week two. Their 2.79 ERA pushed them into 2nd place this week. Coaches Mark Hodgkins and Frank Grzegorzewski’s squad had several players step up in that category, as five starters beat the league average. Aaron Bummer was just a bit ahead of the others, sporting a 0.00 ERA in 3 and 1/3 innings.

Worst in Show

DEADWOODS had a week to forget, batting only .189. That was the lowest batting average of any team this week. DEADWOODS had two players bring nothing to the table in the batting average department, with Ji-Man Choi and Chris Herrmann both producing big fat 0’s. As a result, DEADWOODS now sits at the bottom of the batting average standings, .003 BA behind ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS. Things weren’t better in other categories, as DEADWOODS fell from 6th to 7th in the overall rankings.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 252) Season Percentile
1 DEADZONES 2 99th
2 Colt 45s 7 97th
3 MASTERBLASTERS 30 88th
4 SKINS 62 75th
5 SALUKIS 104 59th
6 SHAMS 130 48th
7 SCHNOOKERS 175 31st
8 CITY SLICKERS II 190 25th
9 SPACE COWBOYS 194 23rd
10 DEADWOODS 222 12th
11 TEABAGGERS 227 10th
12 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 241 4th

Week 20 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 20 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Roberto Osuna was an all-around champ this week, as he recorded a 0.00 WHIP, totaled 2 saves, and sported a 0.00 ERA.

DEADZONES had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Roberto Osuna.

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Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (2) SPACE COWBOYS 
Must be bathing in the fountain of youth and bringing his bat with him, as he has 70 total bases in his last 72 at-bats.

2 (3) Colt 45s 
Colt 45s have now moved up a total of seven slots over the past five weeks.

3 (5) 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.

4 (1) CITY SLICKERS II 
Only coming up with a 1.66 WHIP, 2 wins, and 24 RBIs caused CITY SLICKERS II to careen down three spots in our power rankings.

5 (10) DEADZONES 
Putting up 4 saves, 41 RBIs, and 12 home runs allowed DEADZONES to rocket up five slots in the power rankings.

6 (6) SALUKIS
SALUKIS came up with a 3.14 ERA, 2 saves, and 10 HRs, but that wasn’t enough to get them out of the 6th spot for the 3rd straight week.

7 (11) SCHNOOKERS 

8 (7) DEADWOODS 
Chris Sale’s struggles at Yankee Stadium continued Saturday giving him an atrocious 23 hits and sixteen earned runs in his 14.2 innings pitched there over his last three starts.

9 (4) TEABAGGERS 
TEABAGGERS had a great week last time the rankings were compiled, but fell off big time afterwards.

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

11 (9) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 
ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS hasn’t had an above average team performance in five weeks.

12 (12) SKINS

Around the League: Period 20 Recap

Around the League: Period 20 Recap

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

Leave it to Me

VladimirGuerreroJr080519Photo by USATSISHAMS got the league’s top batting average performance this week from Vladimir Guerrero. Guerrero hit .500 while leading SHAMS to a .262 BA overall. His two-homer, four-RBI Thursday night made MLB history for the youngster with a five-game RBI stretch no one else his age has accomplished before. SHAMS moved up the batting average standings for the 2nd straight week, going from 3rd to 2nd.

Closing Time

DEADZONES have been struggling in the saves category this season, but looked good this week. They were saving like they grew up in the depression, notching four overall. That was the highest save total of any team this week. As a result, DEADZONES moved up from 12th to 11th in the saves standings.

Team Effort

MiguelCabrera041616Photo by USATSIColt 45s is stuck in 4th place overall for the 3rd straight week, despite making some progress. They improved their rank in three stat categories, including moving up two places in home runs. They had more players helping out in the category than any other team, with ten total contributors, and five (including Miguel Cabrera) who banged out 2 HRs. Cabrera’s performance this week ended a four game streak of failing to hit his projections.

Yikes

DavidPrice061719Photo by USATSICITY SLICKERS II‘s pitchers belly-itchers had all sorts of trouble in the WHIP department and finished with a less-than-spectacular a 1.66 WHIP. They were practicing their manners as they put every other team ahead of themselves in the WHIP category this week. David Price was clearly the weakest link for Coach DeMonte and the gang as he recorded a 3.14 WHIP in 7 innings. CITY SLICKERS II fell down the WHIP standings for the 2nd straight week, moving from 5th to 6th.

Just Forget It

NelsonCruz080519Photo by USATSISPACE COWBOYS are just showing off in the RBIs category at this point. They stood out in the RBIs category, tallying 41 of them. Nelson Cruz was the key contributor, tallying 10 RBIs to go along with 4 home runs and a .500 BA in 12 at bats. SPACE COWBOYS are now 30 RBIs ahead of 2nd place team DEADZONES.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 240) Season Percentile
1 SPACE COWBOYS 25 90th
2 Colt 45s 44 82nd
3 DEADZONES 59 75th
4 SCHNOOKERS 95 60th
5 MASTERBLASTERS 100 58th
6 SALUKIS 100 58th
7 SKINS 132 45th
8 DEADWOODS 142 41st
9 TEABAGGERS 162 32nd
10 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 172 28th
11 CITY SLICKERS II 195 19th
12 SHAMS 195 19th