A Year in Review

A Year in Review

Season Recap

Edwin Diaz and SPACE COWBOYS take the crown

All twelve teams started the 2018 season with dreams of a championship, but only SPACE COWBOYS and Coach Denton made it a reality. SPACE COWBOYS ended the 2018 season with the league-leading total of 84.5 Roto Category Points. They finished in the top third of the league in eight categories, including being first place in home runs, RBIs, and saves. Their good standing can be attributed, in part, to their outfielders, who ranked 2nd in the league.

When it came to outfielders however, nobody had a better group than TEABAGGERS, who got 22.38 Additional Roto Points out of the position. Meanwhile, Coach Stetz could only dream about good outfielder play this year, as DEADZONES’s outfielders were the worst in the league, costing their team 6.82 Roto Category Points. JaCoby Jones shares a big part of the blame for that lackluster group’s performance, costing DEADZONES 2 Roto Points during the 19 starts he made this year.

SHAMS had lots of positional problems, which drove them into the ditch at 17 Roto Category Points. That was the worst mark in the league. SHAMS can place a good chunk of blame on Andrew Romine. He tallied only 2 RBIs, which was worse than any other player with at least ten fantasy starts.

Knowing the Role

Key Stat for Colt 45s:
Average Starting Pitcher wins: 9.2
Blake Snell wins: 21

On their way to a 1st place finish in the wins category, Colt 45s leaned heavily on Blake Snell, who we picked as the league’s best starting pitcher. He won 21 games to go along with 31 games started, a 1.89 ERA, and a 0.97 WHIP overall this season, and started for Coach Kelly 27 times. While that performance was excellent, Colt 45s did not manage an excellent finish, winding up with a ‘meh’ 5th place overall.

Fizz Out

Key Stat:
SMOKING GUNS Standing Week 2: 5
SMOKING GUNS Standing Week 6: 12

As Coach Quinn, Cavan Quinn wonders why SMOKING GUNS failed to finish at the top of the standings, they will have to think about weeks 3 to 6 when SMOKING GUNS looked Like the worst team in the league. They dropped seven spots in the overall standings over that unhappy stretch. David Price should shoulder much of the blame, as he was the team’s worst player over that span. SMOKING GUNS were able to overcome that cold snap, but not fully, finishing in the middle of the pack in 8th place overall.

Nobody Does It Better

Key Stat:
SPACE COWBOYS Roto Category Points: 84.5
SCHNOOKERS Roto Category Points: 73

When it is all said and done, Coach Denton will have the bragging rights for this entire offseason. SPACE COWBOYS ended the 2018 season with the league-leading total of 84.5 Roto Category Points. They finished in the top third of the league in home runs, RBIs, and saves. They were led by Edwin Diaz, Francisco Lindor, and Khris Davis, who collectively came up with 18.5 Additional Roto Points while in the starting lineup.

Everyone on the Level

Key Stat:
ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS Top 3 Players ARP: 6.6
ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 4-6 Players ARP: 5.3

It was all for one and one for all with ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS this season, as they ended up with the most balanced lineup in the league. Unfortunately, this was more due to their top players not doing so well. Jonathan Villar, Nelson Cruz, and Jose Abreu posted 6.6 Additional Roto Points (ARP) while in the starting lineup this year, one of the worst marks in the league. Their next three best players, Cody Allen, Sergio Romo, and Dee Gordon, finished up at 5.3 Additional Roto Points (ARP).

So Close…

Key Stat:
SCHNOOKERS Roto Category Points: 73
SPACE COWBOYS Roto Category Points: 84.5

SCHNOOKERS came so close and yet were so far, winding up in second place. Their good standing can be attributed, in part, to their infielders, who ranked 2nd in the league. Alex Bregman was the key member of that stalwart corps, producing 4.9 Additional Roto Points for SCHNOOKERS this season.

Best of the Best

Key Stat:
Having Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts was the rock upon which TEABAGGERS were built, as he was the best player in the league, delivering the equivalent of 9.1 Additional Roto Points all by his lonesome. He hit .346, swiped 30 bases, and clobbered 32 home runs. Thanks in part to that performance, TEABAGGERS managed to finish in 3rd place overall.

Shuffling the Deck

Key Stat:
Average Number of Starters: 47.8
MASTERBLASTERS Starters: 63

Like a fashionista picking out shoes or an oenophile picking a fine wine, Coaches Colin Scoggins and keith mckinley just could not decide who to start from day to day. MASTERBLASTERS had more starters than any other team, putting 63 different players into the lineup over the course of the regular season. Those lineup moves were full of sound and fury, but didn’t signify much, as MASTERBLASTERS finished in 7th place overall.

Problem Children

Key Stat:
Average Team OF Additional Roto Points (ARP): 1.3
DEADZONES OF Additional Roto Points (ARP): -6.8

DEADZONES struggled to find the right mix with their outfielders, who deducted 6.82 Roto Category Points. That was worse than any other team this year. JaCoby Jones shares a big part of the blame for that lackluster group’s performance, costing DEADZONES 2 Roto Points during the 19 starts he made this year. In large part because of that “effort”, DEADZONES wound up finishing in 11th place overall.

It Couldn’t Be Worse

Key Stat:
SHAMS Roto Category Points: 17
DEADZONES Roto Category Points: 21.5

There’s always next year for Coach Dillon. This year, however, SHAMS wound up in last place in the overall standings. SHAMS can place a good chunk of blame on Andrew Romine. He totaled only 2 RBIs, which was worse than any other player with at least ten fantasy starts.