BGB Fantasy League 2019: Week 1

The first week (and a bit) of the 2019 BaseballGB Fantasy League is complete. Which teams are off to flying starts? And which teams look like they are still in spring training?

Team

R

HR

RBI

SB

AVG

OPS

W

SV

K

HLD

ERA

WHIP

Score

Newcastle Knights

47

16

47

3

.280

.859

4

9

110

4

2.86

1.24

11

Swindon Devil Rays

34

5

21

3

.233

.680

3

2

49

0

4.66

1.25

0

The Knights fell one steal shy of a clean sweep as they handed the Devil Rays an heavy defeat.

.400? How about .500?: Tim Anderson (Knights), .560
Safe at home: Betts (Knights) and McCutchen (Devil Rays) 9 runs
They’ve got the power: Alfaro, Muncy, Springer (all Knights), 3 HR

Wins still matter: Lucchesi (Knights) and Glasnow (Devil Rays), 2 wins
Way of the K: Clevinger (Knights), 22 strikeouts
Lockdown closer: Haders (Knights), 5 saves
Award for special effects for this fastball: Alvarado (Knights), 4 saves

Injured but not on DL: Upton and Murphy (both Devil Rays)

Team

R

HR

RBI

SB

AVG

OPS

W

SV

K

HLD

ERA

WHIP

Score

Cheshunt Maltsters

49

12

40

7

.249

.759

7

6

88

8

3.40

1.04

10

The Bath Bombers

34

5

28

9

.245

.667

2

4

40

3

3.20

1.19

2

The Maltsters also hit double digits against the Bombers.

They’ve got the power: Contreras and Diaz (both Maltsters), 3 HR

RBI machine: Haniger and Pollock (both Maltsters), 8 RBIs

Need for speed: Ramirez (Bombers) 3 steals

He’s a Yankee so he must be injured: Andujar (Bombers)

Wins still matter: Gonzales (Maltsters), 3

Near no-hitter: Bauer (Maltsters)

Looking back to his best: Jansen (Maltsters), 4 saves

What we have, we hold: Trivino (Maltsters) 5 holds

Waiting for the phone to ring: Kimbrel (Maltsers)

Back to the minors: Reyes (Bombers)

Team

R

HR

RBI

SB

AVG

OPS

W

SV

K

HLD

ERA

WHIP

Score

Durham Riverkings

66

23

59

9

.284

.953

5

10

92

0

2.58

1.05

9

Richie’s RBI’s

46

12

50

2

.280

.816

3

13

83

0

2.65

0.96

2

A clean offensive sweep powered the Riverkings to a 9-2 win against the Bombers.

Flexing their muscles: Sanchez (Riverkings), 6 HR; Gallo (Riverkings), 4 HR

Nine runs, 11 RBI club: Moncada and Gallo (Riverkings)

The need for speed: Smith (Riverkings) 3 steals

Canny pickup: Beckham (Riverkings) .455

Injured list: Turner (Riverkings)

Cy Young: De Grom (Riverkings), 2 wins, 24 K, 0.00 ERA

Lockdown closers: Greene (RBIs), 7 saves, Diaz (Riverkings) 5 saves, Yates (Riverkings) 4 saves

Team

R

HR

RBI

SB

AVG

OPS

W

SV

K

HLD

ERA

WHIP

Score

Beckenham A&E Dept

44

9

33

9

.268

.761

5

2

73

2

3.20

1.16

2

The Cheddar Chasers

50

10

43

6

.295

.866

5

2

76

4

3.06

1.30

8

The Chasers took five out of six offensive categories as they started the year with a win against Beckenham.

MVP: Rendon (Chasers) 12 R, 4 HR, 9 RBI, .433

The need for speed: Gordon (A&E Dept) 5 steals

Wins still matter: Ryu and Doolitte (both A&E Dept) 2

Strikeout machine: Scherzer (Chasers) 28 K

Stingy ERA: Marquez (Chasers) 0.89

Whip it: Syndergaard (A&E Dept) 0.50

Team

R

HR

RBI

SB

AVG

OPS

W

SV

K

HLD

ERA

WHIP

Score

Orpington Isotopes

48

17

49

2

.226

.765

4

2

72

1

7.92

1.79

4

Bunting for Britain

52

14

42

10

.292

.914

5

1

61

2

5.59

1.38

8

Bunting for Britain began their time in the BaseballGB league by defeating my Isotopes 8-4 in a matchup which wasn’t a classic for the pitchers. In fact, all of Bunting’s wins came from the bullpen.

Which hits better, the tortoise or the hare?: Astudillo (Bunting) .400

Havoc on the bases: Merrifield (Bunting) 9 runs, 3 steals

MVP: Yelich (Isotopes) 11 R, 5 HR, 13 RBIs, .361

Best shoes: Harper (Bunting) for these

By way of the K: Carrasco (Isotopes) 16 

Wins still matter: Familia (Bunting) 2

Saving the day: Osuna (Isotopes) 2

Team

R

HR

RBI

SB

AVG

OPS

W

SV

K

HLD

ERA

WHIP

Score

Mighty Slugs

61

21

58

3

.284

.871

3

6

89

4

3.51

1.16

7

Norwich No II

47

24

64

6

.256

.929

5

5

82

2

5.35

1.33

5

Last, but by no means least, the Slugs squeezed past Norwich 7-5. 

MVP: Bellinger (Slugs) 17 runs, 7 HR, 18 RBIs, .455

It’s outta here: Trout and Davis (both Norwich) 5 HR, Baez (Norwich) 4 HR

Canny pickup: D Santana (Norwich) 10 R, 4 HR, 15 RBIs, 3 SB, .311

Wins still matter: Maeda (Norwich) 2

By way of the K: Strasburg and Castillo (both Slugs) 17

Closing time: Smith (Slugs) 3

Worth noting

Remember to make the most of your DL spots. If you have an injured player, put them on the DL to free up a roster spot for a replacement from the free agent pool, waiver wire of via trade.

As week two is a regular seven-day matchup, remember to make sure your team pitches at least 20 innings otherwise you will forfeit all of the pitching categories.

Week 2 match-ups

Orpington Isotopes (8th) v Beckenham A&E Dept (9th)
Bunting for Britain (5th) v Swindon Devil Rays (12th)
Cheshunt Maltsters (2nd) v The Cheddar Chasers (4th)
Durham Riverkings (3rd) v The Bath Bombers (11th)
Mighty Slugs (6th) v Richie’s RBI’s (10th)
Newcastle Knights (1st) v Norwich No II (7th)

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2 Responses to BGB Fantasy League 2019: Week 1

  1. Chris April 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm #

    Love the new look write-up MG.

  2. JJ April 9, 2019 at 11:23 am #

    THAT PITCH! Wow!

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