Around the League: Period 21 Recap
More Ground to Cover
Photo 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
Photo 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 Cashner, Brad 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|
|8||CITY SLICKERS II||190||25th|