BGB Fantasy League Week Nineteen

Two teams have now clinched a playoff place in the BaseballGB Fantasy League. Who else might be set to join them? Read on to find out.

R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD AVG WHIP Score
Beck ‘Nams (GB)

18

1

18

3

.215

.575

1

2

23

5

3.90

1.13

2

Norwich No II

36

7

39

9

.338

.943

2

9

53

0

3.67

1.24

10

 

Norwich No II took a 10-2 victory over Beck’Nams to secure a playoff place and to keep a firm hold on second position in the league. No II swept the offensive categories thanks to quality contributions by Chris Davis (3 HR), Hunter Pence (6 R, 9 RBI) and Jean Segura (3 SB) to name but three, while Jonathan Lucroy was the only Beck’Nams batter to go deep.  Beck’Nams narrowly captured WHIP and took home the Holds category thanks to four from Tyler Clippard (Tanner Scheppers added another for good measure), but the rest went to Norwich No II led by three saves apiece from Craig Kimbrel and Aroldis Chapman.


R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Richie’s RBI’s

29

6

29

4

.291

.814

4

2

54

0

3.00

1.22

2

SWAT*

43

13

52

4

.338

.963

5

3

43

1

2.56

1.33

9

 

Despite their impressive match-up win, Norwich No II only gained marginal ground on first place as SWAT continued their relentless pace with a 9-2 victory over Richie’s RBI’s. The man of the match-up was unquestionably Alfonso Soriano who is clearly enjoying being back in pinstripes. The outfielder’s outstanding week included nine runs, five home runs, 18 RBI and two stolen bases. Richie was the manager who took a chance on picking up Alex Rodriguez and he benefitted from A-Rod’s ESPN Sunday Night come back (3-for-4 with a home run) after being hit by Ryan Dempster’s pitch.

R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
The Cheddar Chasers

26

8

20

7

.215

.664

3

1

44

2

2.58

1.01

2

The Wright Stuff

32

9

30

3

.274

.826

7

2

57

2

2.17

1.02

9

 

The Wright Stuff took a comfortable 9-2 victory over my struggling Cheddar Chasers. The match-up included five players who had multi-homer weeks and although three of them were Chasers (Billy Butler, Kyle Seager and Ben Zobrist), greater consistency across the lineup ensured that even that category eluded me. At least Yadier Molina made a positive return from the Disabled List. On the pitching side, the Wright Stuff received a win and nine strike-outs from three separate pitchers (Mat Latos, Tony Cingrani and Sonny Gray), whilst my pitching staff rescued WHIP thanks to a difference of 0.01. The way my team are going, I’ll take any good luck I can get.

R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Orpington Isotopes

29

7

34

6

.265

.759

3

6

51

1

3.65

1.17

6

Iron Men

26

9

19

2

.272

.803

4

2

44

1

2.83

1.20

5

 

The Orpington Isotopes and Iron Men are separated by just half a game in the standings after the Isotopes edged a close contest 6-5.  Adam Wainwright’s 11 strike-out performance against the Cubs on Sunday was invaluable for Mark George’s Isotopes team, with saves from Steve Cisehk (3) and Sergio Romo (2) helping the team along too.  Evan Longoria had a strong week for Iron men with two homers and a 1.382 OPS, but Mark Trumbo’s eight RBI (he hit three homers on the week) and six stolen bases spread out over five players helped the Isotopes to split the offensive categories and to take the match-up.

R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
NE Riverkings

24

7

18

4

.254

.726

4

2

60

0

2.30

0.89

6

Weston-Super-Sox

27

8

23

7

.248

.716

6

0

52

1

3.25

1.28

6

 

Weston-Super-Sox and the NE Riverkings couldn’t be split and shared the twelve categories evenly in their match-up. The Super-Sox largely did their damage with the bat and chief contributor once again was Miguel Cabrera (4 HR, 10 RBI) who has frankly reached a ridiculous level of brilliance that even other excellent hitters must marvel at. The Riverkings received a strong week from Jason Heyward (3 HR, 1.231 OPS) but their key players were pitchers, led by the Phillies’ Cole Hamels who contributed a win and 17 strike-outs. The Riverkings have also snuck in and grabbed Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts who has just been promoted to the Majors.

R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Batteries Essential

16

1

14

2

.195

.519

5

6

38

1

3.68

1.21

6

Cardiff Redsox

23

4

20

0

.258

.664

4

0

36

3

4.60

1.47

6

 

Finally, Batteries Essential and Cardiff Redsox also collected six category wins apiece from their match-up. Batteries gained three saves each from Joaquin Benoit and Addision Reed and were able to win five of the pitching categories despite quiet strike-out weeks from Justin Masterson and Tim Lincecum. For Cardiff, Prince Fielder put off-field distractions (largely caused by Tigers teammate Torii Hunter mentioning them in a radio interview) behind him with a two homer week and Martin Prado collected six runs and seven RBI to help Cardiff take five of the six offensive categories.

Week 20 match-ups

Beck ‘Nams (8th) v SWAT* (1st)

Cardiff Redsox (10th) v Norwich No II (2nd)

Orpington Isotopes (3rd) v Batteries Essential (6th)

NE Riverkings (9th) v Iron Men (4th)

The Wright Stuff (7th) v Weston-Super-Sox (5th)

Cheddar Chasers (11th) v Richie’s RBI’s (12th)

 

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