The madness of the trade deadline is over, so let’s look back at how week 16 went in the BaseballGB Fantasy League.
|The Cheddar Chasers||32||8||30||4||.281||.838||4||2||42||2||2.48||1.18||12|
The Chasers were the top team, completing a clean sweep over Iron Men, who forfeited the six pitching categories after failing to meet the 20 inning minimum limit. Goldschmidt hit .455 for the Chasers, Lindor swiped two bases and Duvall launched three homers and knocked in seven.
Cole won twice and struck out 12 while new Yankee Kahnle had two holds and new Cub Wilson notched a save, although he will now set up for Wade Davis. Iron Men must use the DL to boost their thin pitching staff, while Kintzler could get saves in Washington and it looks like Greene will close for Detroit.
|Beckenham A&E Dept||32||11||33||6||.317||.958||4||2||64||0||3.46||1.10||10|
The A&E Dept continue a good run of form with a 10-1 win against Batteries Essential. Schoop hit three homers in an offensive sweep as Posey hit .429, Nunez stole two bases and Bruce knocked in seven. Davis had two saves, Rodon struck out 20 and Greinke and Scherzer helped take ERA and WHIP. Neris won twice for Batteries Essential while Neshek had the lone hold.
The Maltsters remain top after a big win against the Isotopes. McCutchen (five homers, seven runs) led an offensive sweep while Ozuna knocked in 10, Altve hit .500 and Santana launched four homers. Sale had a win and helped take ERA and WHIP by a wide margin and was also one of four pitchers with double-digit strikeouts. Herrera and Rogers took saves and holds, but it was an otherwise miserable week for Orpington. Four players had multi-homer weeks.
The Slugs closed the gap on the RBIs by defeating them 8-1. Zimmerman hit four homers, knocked in nine and helped take OPS while Beltre’s 3,000th hit capped a .478 week. Paxton won twice, struck out 18 and did not allow an earned run while Colome had two saves. A trio of Yankees did the business for the RBIs as Gardner scored five runs, Chapman won twice and Severino made the difference in WHIP.
|Norwich No II||32||10||33||6||.278||.854||2||5||46||2||3.10||1.28||7|
Norwich picked up a 7-4 win against the Knights. Yelich hit three homers, drove in eight and was one of six players with a steal while Odor also hit three dingers. Hand had three saves and Nola helped take ERA and WHIP. The Knights had the edge in runs thanks to nine from Stanton while Corey Seager also chipped in to hit .440 and help take OPS. Verlander struck out 15 to nick the K category.
|The Bath Bombers||28||9||30||3||.271*||.785||3||4||35||1||7.25||1.42||6|
The Bombers and Jesmond finished in a 6-with the Bombers denied winning average on a tiebreaker. Votto hit .400 and helped take OPS for Jesmond, while Miller had two holds and De Grom struck out 18 and helped take ERA and WHIP for a thin pitching staff. Rosenthal had a win and two saves for the Bombers, while Mazara scored six runs and drove in seven. Phillips swiped two bases and Perez hit .444.
Finally, the Riverkings and Sox played out a 6-6 tie. Morales hit three homers for Durham, while Shaw joined him in driving in four and making the difference in OPS. Gray struck out 14, Jansen had three saves and a trio of relievers had a hold each. Gordon scored nine times and stole three bases for the Sox while Puig hit .400. Davies, Hill and Morton each picked up a win and helped take ERA and WHIP.
Week 17 matchups
Maltsters (1st) v Batteries Essential (11th)
Norwich (2nd) v Riverkings (9th)
RBIs (3rd) v Knights (10th)
Slugs (4th) v Bombers (8th)
A&E Dept (5th) v Sox (12th)
Isotopes (6th) v Iron Men (13th)
Chasers (7th) v Jesmond (14th)