BGB Fantasy League 2014 Week 13

Another no-hitter, a blockbuster trade and more movement at the top of the standings – just another week for the BaseballGB fantasy league!

Team

R

HR

RBI

SB

AVG

OPS

W

SV

K

HLD

ERA

WHIP

Score

Orpington Isotopes

24

8

27

5

.262

.743

1

3

57

1

3.38

0.98

11

Angels of Ash Vale

22

4

23

3

.237

.673

3

2

47

0

5.88

1.56

1

We start with the biggest winners of the week, who turned out to be my Isotopes. They defeated the Angels 11-1, including an offensive sweep thanks to Duda (six RBIs), Frazier (four steals) and Machado (three homers). Leake struck out 12 and helped take ERA and WHIP with Simon and Verlander, while Soriano and Howell took care of saves and holds. It was a tough week for the Angels’ pitching staff, with several starters roughed up, but Harang picked up two wins and Springer had a nice week with the bat.

 

Team

R

HR

RBI

SB

AVG

OPS

W

SV

K

HLD

ERA

WHIP

Score

Norwich No II

42

12

40

9

.326

.953

3

6

31

1

2.87

1.12

9

London Bananas

23

2

16

2

.250

.662

5

4

62

1

4.10

1.13

2

Norwich picked up a big win, defeating the Bananas 9-2 with a monster offensive week leading to a sweep. Seager (.583) and Justin Upton each had two homers and eight RBIs, while Aybar and Polanco swiped three bases. Chapman and Jansen combined for five saves, while Porcello and Eovaldi helped take ERA and WHIP. The Bananas salvaged wins and strikeouts thanks to Latos and Cain.

 

Team

R

HR

RBI

SB

AVG

OPS

W

SV

K

HLD

ERA

WHIP

Score

Northfleet Knights

27

6

25

0

.279

.836

0

0

31

1

6.86

1.55

2

Mighty Slugs

24

6

29

7

.284

.773

3

6

46

1

4.02

1.15

8

The Slugs’ pitching staff took five categories in the 8-2 win against the Knights. A pair of Cubs, Arrieta and Hammel each had wins and helped take strikeouts, ERA and WHIP while Uehara had three saves. JD Martinez homered twice, Josh Harrison swiped two bases and dee Gordon hit .481 for the week. The Knights took runs and OPS thanks to V-Mart and Zobrist.

 

Team

R

HR

RBI

SB

AVG

OPS

W

SV

K

HLD

ERA

WHIP

Score

Batteries Essential

32

3

25

4

.277

.753

2

2

35

3

4.74

1.28

8

Weston-Super-Sox

28

5

25

15

.278

.749

1

1

29

0

6.91

1.53

3

Batteries Essential are top after defeating the Sox 8-3 thanks to a pitching sweep. Rosenthal and Brothers took care of saves and holds and Garza struck out 11, but the start of the show was Lincecum, who hurled his second career no-no against the Padres last week, taking ERA and WHIP as you’d imagine. The Sox had two homers from Rizzo, Braun hit .400 for the week while Altuve batted .481 and ran wild on the bases, swiping 10 on his own… against the team with Billy Hamilton.

 

Team

R

HR

RBI

SB

AVG

OPS

W

SV

K

HLD

ERA

WHIP

Score

Enfield Butchers

31

4

16

7

.277

.753

5

9

56

3

1.58

0.93

5

Jesmond Dennings

34

8

35

4

.301

.837

6

1

36

1

1.97

0.75

7

Jesmond are inching closer to .500 after defeating the Butchers 7-5, taking five offensive categories along the way. Matt Adams had a three-homer week and drove in eight while Trout hit .421 and homered twice. Broxton picked up two wins and Teheran and Tillman helped post a ridiculously good team WHIP and probably would have won ERA in most other weeks too. Stroman and Price racked up the strikeouts for the Butchers, while it was a monster week for the bullpen with three saves for Kimbrel and Melancon while Clippard had a win, a save and a hold. Beckett’s scoreless start helped take ERA.

 

Team

R

HR

RBI

SB

AVG

OPS

W

SV

K

HLD

ERA

WHIP

Score

Iron Men

35

11

38

1

.321

.918

1

2

50

0

5.24

1.24

7

NE Riverkings

16

2

19

7

.271

.701

4

1

42

3

1.65

1.02

5

Iron Men got the better of the Riverkings 7-5 as the offense took five categories. Abreu belted four homers, while Kinsler hit .478 and joined Mesoraco in hitting a pair. Rodney had two saves and Colon struck out 10. Gio Ginzalez won both his starts fort the Riverkings, striking out 12 and not allowing an earned run, taking ERA and WHIP with helped from Alex Wood. Balfour had two holds while Desmond and Revere stole three bases each.

 

Team

R

HR

RBI

SB

AVG

OPS

W

SV

K

HLD

ERA

WHIP

Score

The Cheddar Chasers

24

6

27

1

.237

.683

1

4

56

1

3.44

1.18

6

Beck ‘Nams (GB)

23

7

25

2

.284

.794

2

0

27

2

5.23

1.74

6

The Chasers and Beck ‘Nams couldn’t be separated, finishing in a 6-6 tie. Scherzer and Hudson racked up the strikeouts for the Chasers, who took ERA and WHIP with help from Lester while Nathan and Smith each had two saves. For Beck’nams, Beltre hit a ridiculous .600 for the week while Navarro homered twice and Darvish was the difference in wins.

 

Team

R

HR

RBI

SB

AVG

OPS

W

SV

K

HLD

ERA

WHIP

Score

Richie’s RBI’s

27

7

32

2

.266

.765

1

1

35

4

6.00

1.67

5

Bits & Bytes

13

1

12

3

.231

.548

4

1

44

4

1.41

0.86

5

Finally, it was a matchup of two halves as the RBIs and Bits & Bytes ended 5-5. The RBIs dominated offensively, with LaRoche homering three times and joining Lind in driving in seven. Bits & Bytes had a pair of wins from Kershaw and King Felix, who also combined for 36 strikeouts and took ERA and WHIP by some distance.

WHEELERS AND DEALERS

The first trade of the season has taken place, with the Knights dealing Goldschmidt and Moss to the Riverkings for Harper and Wright. It an interesting trade for both teams, with four big bats involved.

The Knights are banking on a big second half from Harper now he’s back from injury, while Wright fills the problem position of 3B. For the Riverkings, they can switch Carlos Santana to 3B and acquire one of the NL’s best players in Goldy and add a power bat in Moss to make up for Harper’s departure. We’ll see how it pans out and if it gets the wheels turning on other trades.

Week 14 matchups

Batteries Essential (1st) v Bananas (7th)

Isotopes (2nd) v Butchers (3rd)

Norwich (4th) v Angels (15th)

Chasers (5th) v Sox (11th)

Beck ‘Nams (6th) v RBIs (14th)

Jesmnond (8th) v Riverkings (13th)

Knights (9th) v Bits & Bytes (16th)

Iron Men (10th) v Slugs (12th)

 

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One Response to BGB Fantasy League 2014 Week 13

  1. Chris July 2, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

    After two crushing defeats in a row, I had to do something to shake the team up! Gambling severely on Harper coming back with a bang – hoping it works out!

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