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

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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

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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

Week 19 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 19 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Jonathan Villar was an all-around champ , as he swiped 5 bases, blasted 2 HRs, and totaled 5 RBIs.

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Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (1) CITY SLICKERS II
CITY SLICKERS II put up a .314 BA, 45 RBIs, and 6 stolen bases, but stayed in the same spot this week due to a horrible performance in the saves category.

2 (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.

3 (8) Colt 45s 
Coming up with a 0.99 WHIP, 14 home runs, and a 3.05 ERA allowed Colt 45s to rocket up five slots in the power rankings.

4 (9) TEABAGGERS 
TEABAGGERS’s performance this week was a big turnaround from last week’s disappointment, allowing them a bump in the power rankings.

5 (3) MASTERBLASTERS 
MASTERBLASTERS dropped and no one is more to blame than Blake Parker, who sported a 108.00 ERA, put up a 12.00 WHIP, and recorded 0 saves.

6 (6) SALUKIS
Mike Zunino is on a disturbing slide, doing worse in our roto player metric in each of the last three weeks.

7 (10) DEADWOODS 
Jose Ramirez is the main reason for DEADWOODS’s jump in the rankings, as he clobbered 4 HRs, tallied 9 RBIs, and stole 2 bases.

8 (7) SHAMS 
SHAMS have now had to deal with seven straight weeks where Dee Gordon has underperformed his positional average.

9 (12) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 
ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS is moving up largely on the strength of their performance in the batting average category, where they have hit .286 over the past three weeks.

10 (2) DEADZONES 
Only coming up with 1 stolen base, a 1.45 WHIP, and 2 wins caused DEADZONES to careen down eight spots in our power rankings.

11 (5) SCHNOOKERS 
SCHNOOKERS hasn’t had an above average team performance in three weeks.

12 (11) SKINS 
After only managing a 1.61 WHIP, 17 RBIs, and a 6.25 ERA, we peg SKINS as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Period 19 Recap

Around the League: Period 19 Recap

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Don’t Test Me

JonathanVillar090218Photo by USATSIColt 45s got the league’s top stolen base performance this week from Jonathan Villar. Villar stole all five of Colt 45s‘ stolen bases. His performance this week stopped his three game streak of not meeting his projections. His performance pushed Colt 45s from 12th to 11th in the stolen bases standings.

On the Rise

KyleGibson061719Photo by USATSIDEADWOODS’s 10th place wins ranking back in week five is a distant memory these days. They moved into 2nd place this week after winning 4 games. Coaches Francis Bujak and Guy Mawhinney’s squad got a nice group performance in that category, as four players beat the league average. Kyle Gibson was the first among equals, winning 1 game.

Bringin’ It

MiguelSano041016Photo by USATSITEABAGGERS had themselves a fine week in the RBIs category, producing 41 of them. They had two main stars in Miguel Sano and Mookie Betts, who together put up 20 RBIs. Betts already has five career three home run games after this performance Friday against the Yankees. TEABAGGERS were now out of the basement, no longer dead last in the RBIs standings.

Remember the Good Times

DEADZONES might have become a little complacent after their big 17 home run performance last week. They just couldn’t get it going in the HRs department, recording only 7 HRs. Coach Stetz’s squad suffered from nine zeros in that category, one of which came from Dustin Garneau, who also hit .000 and tallied 0 RBIs. No surprise then, DEADZONES fell from 3rd to 4th in the HRs standings, 1 HR behind SCHNOOKERS. DEADZONES also fell from 6th to 8th in the overall rankings.

What a Week!

SPACE COWBOYS showed, once again, how it’s supposed to be done this week. They topped all other teams for the week, earning 72.5 category points. Coach Denton’s squad won the week in RBIs and home runs after putting up 54 RBIs and 21 HRs, while also finishing in 3rd in stolen bases. SPACE COWBOYS stayed in 3rd place in the overall standings this week.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 228) Season Percentile
1 SPACE COWBOYS 14 94th
2 TEABAGGERS 25 89th
3 Colt 45s 32 86th
4 SALUKIS 48 79th
5 DEADWOODS 75 67th
6 MASTERBLASTERS 84 63rd
7 CITY SLICKERS II 117 49th
8 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 130 43rd
9 SHAMS 149 35th
10 DEADZONES 207 9th
11 SCHNOOKERS 215 6th
12 SKINS 224 2nd

Week 18 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 18 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

DEADZONES had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Teoscar Hernandez.

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Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (1) CITY SLICKERS II
CITY SLICKERS II put up 44 RBIs, 14 home runs, and 5 stolen bases, but stayed in the same spot this week due to a horrible performance in the saves category.

2 (10) DEADZONES 
Coming up with 48 RBIs, 17 HRs, and a .280 BA allowed DEADZONES to rocket up eight slots in the power rankings.

3 (3) MASTERBLASTERS

4 (2) SPACE COWBOYS 
SPACE COWBOYS managed to move up in the real rankings this week, but the team’s performance didn’t look good in our metrics.

5 (12) SALUKIS 
SALUKIS moved up on the strength of their performance this week, which was the top rated of any team.

6 (7) SCHNOOKERS 
Oscar Mercado is the main reason for SCHNOOKERS’s jump in the rankings, as he swiped 3 bases, tallied 9 RBIs, and banged out 3 HRs.

7 (5) SHAMS 
SHAMS have now had to deal with seven straight weeks where Dee Gordon has underperformed his positional average.

8 (6) Colt 45s 
Colt 45s’ drop this week means they have now fallen five spots total over the last five weeks.

9 (4) TEABAGGERS 
Only coming up with 1 stolen base, a 1.64 WHIP, and a 6.21 ERA caused TEABAGGERS to careen down five spots in our power rankings.

10 (11) DEADWOODS 
There may be a light at the end of the tunnel that has been Jose Ramirez’s season, as he’s increased his OPS 40+ points since the start of July.

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

12 (9) ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 
After only managing 0 saves, a 5.23 ERA, and 2 wins, we peg ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS as the least powerful team around.

Around the League: Period 18 Recap

Around the League: Period 18 Recap

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Passed By

AlbertPujols090317Photo by USATSIAlbert Pujols hadn’t had a big game in the batting average category since week nine’s .438 BA performance. This week finally brought about another big effort. The Machine batted .529 while leading DEADWOODS to a .267 BA overall. His batting average performance this week stopped his six week streak of not meeting the league average in that category. Nevertheless, DEADWOODS stayed in 10th place in the batting average standings, .001 BA behind SPACE COWBOYS. DEADWOODS fell from 6th to 7th in the overall rankings.

Producing the Goods

GeorgeSpringer072219Photo by USATSIDEADZONES had a great week in the home runs department, cranking out 17 of them. Teoscar Hernandez and George Springer were the key contributors, launching 4 HRs each. Springer rocked back-to-back home runs Monday, including this one on top of the rock pile, before hitting two more on back-to-back days later in the week. DEADZONES moved up the HRs standings for the 2nd straight week, going from 4th to 3rd.

Two Faced

Colt 45s‘ pitchers struck gold this week, but their batters struck out. They finished in first for the week in ERA by putting up a 2.75 ERA, while coming in 2nd in wins. The other half of Colt 45s’ roster came in dead last this week in batting average and home runs with a .214 BA and 4 HRs.

Washed Up

The 5th week of the season found SCHNOOKERS in 3rd place in the WHIP standings. Since then things have been…not so good. Their 1.79 WHIP this week caused them to drop two spots into 11th place. Coach Schneller can look to Trent Thornton and Andrew Heaney when passing out blame for the poor performance. The two combined to record a 2.65 WHIP in 8 and 2/3 innings.

Out to Lunch

SKINS’s bad season got a whole lot worse this week. They fell in behind all other teams, earning only 35.5 category points. SKINS wound up in last place for the week in RBIs and wins by putting up 24 RBIs and 1 win, and also finished 10th in batting average and home runs. They stayed in 10th place in the overall standings this week.

Roto Weekly Performance
Week Rank Team Season Rank (of 216) Season Percentile
1 DEADZONES 7 97th
2 CITY SLICKERS II 28 87th
3 SALUKIS 43 80th
4 DEADWOODS 79 63rd
5 MASTERBLASTERS 93 57th
6 ARMCHAIR SLUGGERS 104 52nd
7 SPACE COWBOYS 127 41st
8 SHAMS 136 37th
9 SCHNOOKERS 141 35th
10 Colt 45s 159 26th
11 TEABAGGERS 186 14th
12 SKINS 195 10th

Week 17 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Week 17 ZBW (Shanahan-Poncet) ROTISSERIE Power Ranking Report

Danny Santana was an all-around champ this week, as he stole 2 bases, batted .462, and clobbered 2 HRs.

CITY SLICKERS II had the biggest jump in the rankings thanks to Danny Santana.

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Rank (Last Week in parentheses)

1 (6) CITY SLICKERS II
Putting up a 2.25 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP, and a .295 BA pushed CITY SLICKERS II to the top of the pile.

2 (1) SPACE COWBOYS
SPACE COWBOYS had a nice seven week streak of better-than-average performance heading into this week, but easily fell short of that mark this week.

3 (2) MASTERBLASTERS
MASTERBLASTERS had a great week last time the rankings were compiled, but fell off big time afterwards.

4 (5) TEABAGGERS
TEABAGGERS have now moved up a total of six slots over the past five weeks.

5 (4) SHAMS
SHAMS have had to deal with seven straight weeks where Jose Alvarado has underperformed his positional average.

6 (7) Colt 45s
Colt 45s have been enjoying the services of Max Kepler, who has given them seven straight weeks of above-average roto performance.

7 (3) SCHNOOKERS
Only coming up with 3 home runs, 1 stolen base, and 1 win caused SCHNOOKERS to careen down four spots in our power rankings.

8 (11) SKINS
Coming up with a 1.74 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP, and a .267 BA allowed SKINS to rocket up three slots in the power rankings.

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

10 (8) DEADZONES
DEADZONES dropped and no one is more to blame than Dylan Bundy, who put up a 63.00 ERA, recorded a 8.00 WHIP, and won 0 games.

11 (12) DEADWOODS
DEADWOODS moved up after finally getting an excellent performance in the batting average category.

12 (10) SALUKIS
After only managing a 1.85 WHIP, 1 win, and 19 RBIs, we peg SALUKIS as the least powerful team around.