BaseballGB Fantasy League – Week Twenty One

BgbFantasyHeadlineWelcome to our weekly round-up of the BaseballGB Fantasy League competition.  This is a mixed Head-2-Head league involving BGB writers and readers.
  
There are fourteen teams who pair up in different combinations each week, making for seven match-ups in any given week. The teams battle over twelve statistical categories, gaining one point for each category they win.  All the points are carried over into the season league table at the end of the weekly match-ups. The top six teams with the most points at the end of the fantasy season will go on to the playoffs during the last three weeks of September.

SWAT were the victors in the inaugural BGB Fantasy League last year.  Will they retain their title in 2010, or will a new champion emerge?

It will be a tense final week of the regular season in the BaseballGB fantasy league, as a bunch of teams try to book their place in the top six for a chance of winning the championship.
 
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  R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
The Cheddar Chasers 18 7 29 3 0.242 0.715 1 2 35 1 3.83 1.17 4
Beck ‘Nams (GB) 35 7 21 4 0.282 0.802 3 4 65 0 4.06 1.4 7
 
 
Despite booking his playoff place last week, JJ’s Beck ‘Nams didn’t take their foot off the gas, handing Matt’s Chasers a 7-4 defeat. Pujols, Konerko and Theriot were the pick off JJ’s hitters, while Morrow picked up 21 strikeouts all by himself. JJ will have to come up with a way to replace Morrow though, as Toronto will be shutting him down for the season after his next start. Fielder and Napoli helped the Chasers take RBIs, with Ian Kennedy the pick of the pitchers.
 
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  R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Weston-Super-Sox 31 9 39 1 0.289 0.847 5 2 57 1 1.9 1.14 6
Orpington Isotopes 40 8 31 4 0.282 0.875 4 2 63 2 3.93 1.15 5
 
 
The Sox handed my Isotopes a 6-5 defeat, which I’ll happily take considering how far behind I was earlier in the week. A lot of the categories ended up very close, but the Sox had the edge thanks to a monster week from Carlos Gonzalez plus great starts from Jackson, Dempster and Floyd. Prado, Cabrera and Hudson were the pick of my players.
 
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  R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Iron Men 22 6 24 0 0.233 0.636 5 2 62 1 4.92 1.43 4
The Wright Stuff 26 6 30 0 0.284 0.785 1 2 46 0 6.26 1.41 5
 
 
The Stuff picked up a 5-4 win in a tight matchup with Iron Men. Carlos Lee and David Wright made the difference with the bats, while Hamels’ excellent start on Sunday helped the Stuff take WHIP. Kendrick, Hammel and De La Rosa were Iron Men’s top players.
 
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  R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Grip it n Rip It 21 6 15 5 0.289 0.835 3 1 12 0 4 1.39 2
Pretzel Vendors 32 6 29 5 0.279 0.779 3 1 53 0 3.82 1.27 8
 
 
Rip It’s failure to meet the 20 inning minimum gifted the Vendors all six pitching categories in an 8-2 win. Braun, Bourn and Cueto were the pick of the Vendors, with Hamilton and Davis the top Rip It hitters.
 
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  R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
stevenston angels 29 7 24 4 0.269 0.762 3 1 46 1 5.13 1.33 7
Borders Bats 34 8 35 3 0.284 0.807 1 3 23 4 3.86 0.96 5
 
 
The Bats also failed to pitch 20 innings, gifting the Angels six pitching categories in what would otherwise have been a heavy defeat. Beckham and Porcello were the star Angels, although the trade of Fuentes to Minnesota may mean saves will be harder to find. Martinez, Sandoval and Torres were the Bats’ star men.
 
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  R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Boston Rogue Waves 31 7 32 7 0.312 0.857 3 1 40 0 5.17 1.37 5
SWAT* 26 7 30 4 0.275 0.812 4 4 40 1 3.61 1.25 5
 
 
Last year’s champion SWAT needed a big win to keep close to the playoff pack, but the Waves held them to a 5-5 tie. Boston’s hitters won five categories thanks to Hanley Ramirez, Votto and Huff, while SWAT’s pitching staff won five categories thanks to Scherzer and Cahill.
 
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  R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Bonestalkers 16 1 24 1 0.273 0.683 2 3 19 1 2.63 1.17 6
New Spaniards 20 6 24 2 0.275 0.838 1 0 15 1 9.56 2 5
 
 
The Spaniards failed to pitch 20 innings, giving Bonestalkers all six pitching categories in a 6-5 win. Clayton Richard, Matsui and Longoria were in good form for Bonestalkers, while the Spaniards had nice weeks from Blake, Posada and Swisher.
 
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Rounding things up
 
Incredibly, this week’s results mean no other teams confirmed their places in the championship playoffs, with five places up for grabs in the final week of the fantasy regular season. This should result in some extremely tense matchups this week!
 
As it stands, JJ’s Beck ‘Nams are top, with my Isotopes and Matt’s Chasers level in second and third. The Iron Men, Sox and Vendors currently occupy the final three championship playoff places, but this could easily change as the Stuff are not far behind. The Angels and SWAT will need massive wins and have to hope other teams ahead of the slip up if they are to sneak into the playoffs.
 
This week’s fixtures are as follows:
Beck ‘Nams v Vendors
Isotopes v Bonestalkers
Chasers v Stuff
Iron Men v Bats
Sox v Waves
Angels v Spaniards
SWAT v Rip It
 
This time next week we will know who will be playing for the title and which teams will have to make do with the consolation playoffs! Enjoy this week – if you can!

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3 Responses to BaseballGB Fantasy League – Week Twenty One

  1. Steve Keene August 31, 2010 at 10:56 am #

    Shame that the twenty-inning limit distorted the results somewhat, although I guess not for the teams that benefited from it!

    I don’t fancy my play-off chances – I couldn’t really have a tougher match-up in the last week than the Beck ‘Nams, could I?

  2. Chris September 5, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    This last day is extremely tense right now! As things stand, it looks like coming down to the result between my team and the Chasers…

  3. Matt Smith September 5, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    Doesn’t bode well for me then, my Chasers are having a lousy week so far!

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