Around the League: Period 17 Recap

Up, Up, and Away

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TEABAGGERS can happily forget their 11th place ranking in the WHIP standings ten weeks ago. Their 0.51 WHIP pushed them into 2nd place this week. Coaches Kent Johnson and Patrick Whelan’s squad had a three-man strike force with Tommy Milone, Brad Keller, and Justin Verlander combining for a 0.55 WHIP. J.V.’s performance this week ended a five game streak of failing to hit his projections.

Not Our Best

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Preferring to watch things from the dugout this week, MASTERBLASTERS posted a lowly a .209 BA. Coaches Colin Scoggins and keith mckinley will find no easy scapegoat. Trey Mancini was the worst of a ten man group of underperformers on MASTERBLASTERS, hitting .000. Mancini has visited the plate 11 times since returning from the break but has still failed to register a hit, striking out six times. MASTERBLASTERS fell from 4th to 6th in the batting average standings.

Hearing Footsteps

DEADWOODS stayed in 6th place overall this week, but they probably shouldn’t get too comfortable in that spot. They are in a precarious position in five separate categories- batting average, home runs, saves, wins, and ERA. Falling back in each of those spots would leave DEADWOODS with 45 category points overall, and likely put them in 7th place.

More Bad News

SPACE COWBOYS dropped in the overall standings for the 2nd straight week, falling from 3rd to 4th. They got poor results in three stat categories, including a one spot drop in ERA. Wade LeBlanc loomed large in the result, sporting a 13.50 ERA in 4 innings. LeBlanc’s performance this week definitively ended a three game streak of beating the experts’ projections.

Man of the Hour

CITY SLICKERS II are contenders for the title because of weeks like this. They racked up a league-high 72 category points this week. Coach DeMonte’s squad were tops in three different categories, coming in first in RBIs, stolen bases, and wins with 21 RBIs, 5 stolen bases, and 3 wins. As a result, CITY SLICKERS II are tops in the league overall.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 204) Season Percentile
1 CITY SLICKERS II 15 93rd
2 TEABAGGERS 36 82nd
3 SALUKIS 68 67th
4 SKINS 86 58th
5 MASTERBLASTERS 91 55th
6 DEADZONES 99 51st
7 DEADWOODS 108 47th
8 SHAMS 129 37th
9 Colt 45s 138 32nd
10 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 145 29th
11 SCHNOOKERS 145 29th
12 SPACE COWBOYS 163 20th