BGB Fantasy League 2018: Week 22

After 22 weeks, we now know which teams will be competing in the BaseballGB Fantasy League playoffs. Read on to find out which teams made it over the line and who will have to wait until next year for another chance.

 

Team R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Durham Riverkings 22 5 21 3 .263 .775 3 1 43 3 5.20 1.38 1
Norwich No II 40 12 41 6 .318 .983 3 6 51 1 2.68 0.98 10

Norwich warmed up for the playoffs with a 10-1 win against the Riverkings. Story led an offensive sweep with five homers and three steals, Schoop knocked in 10 and Harper batted .438. Flaherty struck out 11, Tanaka struck out 10 did not allow any earned runs and helped take WHIP and Osuna had three saves. Alvarado had two holds for the Riverkings, who also have a playoff tie to look forward to.

 

Team R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Orpington Isotopes 29 13 29 3 .264 .857 3 2 54 5 3.56 1.33 8
Weston-Super-Sox 19 4 21 3 .271 .718 1 0 24 3 3.54 1.03 3

The Isotopes defeated the Sox 8-3 to confirm second place. Lindor homered five times, scoring and driving in seven while Hoskins enjoyed a three-homer week. Arrietta had a win and led the staff with 11 strikeouts, while Maeda and Hand had a save each and Colome collected two holds. The Sox took average thanks to Polanco (.467) while the pitching staff just got over the 20 inning minimum limit by one out, allowing them to take ERA and WHIP thanks to deGrom.

 

Team R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Batteries Essential 22 8 17 2 .367 1.064 1 2 20 0 5.17 1.15 4
The Cheddar Chasers 23 5 12 3 .209 .651 7 3 54 0 4.30 1.05 8

The Chasers defeated Batteries Essential 8-4 to secure eighth place and playoff fantasy baseball. Batteries Essential did not meet the 20-inning minimum limit, handing the Chasers all six pitching categories but they would have won five of them anyway. Greene won twice out of the pen, Scherzer struck out 22, Taillon helped take ERA and Nola posted a 0.57 WHIP. Treinen had two saves. Offensively, Cain scored seven runs and stole two bases. Batteries Essential had a four-homer week from Beltre, who hit .409 and knocked in seven, while Blackmon launched three dingers. Benintendi batted .417 for the week.

 

Team R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Mighty Slugs 33 7 29 3 .228 .748 4 2 67 3 3.36 1.17 7
Newcastle Knights 26 5 29 3 .236 .681 4 6 44 2 3.92 1.40 2

The Slugs ended the regular season on a high with a 7-2 win against the Knights. Acuna Jr scored seven runs and joined DeJong in homering twice. Hill struck out 15, Derek Rodriguez helped take ERA and WHIP while Betances and LeClerc had a save each and Robertson and Doolittle took care of holds. The Knights salvaged average as Machado and Pollock each hit .333 while Jeffress and Carlos Martinez had two saves each.

 

Team R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Cheshunt Maltsters 31 13 31 2 .247 .885 4 2 52 2 4.84 1.34* 7
Richie’s RBI’s 18 8 33 0 .278 .859 3 2 63 0 5.05 1.34* 4

In a crucial final-week matchup, with both teams fighting for a playoff place, it was the Maltsters who came out on top, defeating the RBIs 7-4. Cheshunt scored 31 runs, including seven from Hosmer, who joined Camargo in homering three times. Pham swiped a base. Four pitchers had a win, including Gio Gonzalez, who did not allow any earned runs. McHugh had two holds. The RBIs had six RBIs apiece from Mazara and Asdrubal Cabrera, while Chris Taylor hit .500 for the week. Clevinger struck out 19 and teamed with Price and Berrios to take WHIP on a tiebreaker.

 

Team R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Beckenham A&E Dept 26 5 24 2 .196 .617 4 4 68 3 3.92 1.16 6
The Bath Bombers 21 9 31 2 .300 .939 2 0 26 0 3.55 1.45 5

Finally, the A&E Dept are safely through to play for the title after edging past the Bombers 6-5. Wheeler was one of four pitchers with a win, striking out nine and posting a sub-1.00 WHIP. Carrasco led the staff with 14 punchouts. Diaz had three more saves while Allen added a save and two holds. Smoak and Carpenter scored four runs each. Foltynewicz helped the Bombers take ERA while Santana hit three homers. Bogaerts drove in seven while batting .500 for the week, but was outdone by Trout, who hit .563.

The final regular season standings look like this:

Rank Team W-L-T Pct GB Last Week Waiver Moves
*1  Norwich No II 161-84-19 .646 10-1-1 6 22
*2  Orpington Isotopes 158-92-14 .625 5.5 8-3-1 12 28
*3  Newcastle Knights 138-103-23 .566 21 2-7-3 8 45
*4  Durham Riverkings 139-110-15 .555 24 1-10-1 2 26
*5  Mighty Slugs 135-109-20 .549 25.5 7-2-3 7 43
*6  Beckenham A&E Dept 126-117-21 .517 34 6-5-1 9 23
*7  Cheshunt Maltsters 124-118-22 .511 35.5 7-4-1 3 26
*8  The Cheddar Chasers 125-126-13 .498 39 8-4-0 1 8
9  Richie’s RBI’s 117-129-18 .477 44.5 4-7-1 11 31
10  The Bath Bombers 90-158-16 .371 72.5 5-6-1 10 13
11  Weston-Super-Sox 82-158-24 .356 76.5 3-8-1 5 3
12  Batteries Essential 76-167-21 .328 84 4-8-0 4

The week 23 matchups – the playoff quarter-finals – are as follows:

Norwich v Chasers

Isotopes v Maltsters

Knights v A&E Dept

Riverkings v Slugs

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