After 25 weeks of competition, the winner of the BaseballGB Fantasy League has been crowned. After 14 teams set out dreaming of glory, which team has lifted the (imaginary) trophy?
Congratulations to the Slugs, who lived up to their Mighty name by defeating the Riverkings 8-4 in the final. In a matchup which was a little closer than the final score suggests, the hitters and pitchers shared the load, winning four categories each. Seven different Slugs batters homered, including two from Duda, while Moustakas drove in five and teamed with Heyward and Pillar to take average and OPS. Lester was the pick of the starters with a win and a miniscule WHIP, while Porcello struck out 15 and Carson Smith and Soria had a hold each.
The Riverkings had seven runs from Choo, while Zobrist and Dozier swiped bases. Britton had two saves while de Grom, Harvey and Hendriks helped take ERA. Well done to the Slugs on an impressive season and a tip of the hat to the Riverkings for putting together a great playoff run.
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In the matchup for third place, Norwich squeezed past Jesmond 6-5. Dickerson, Lindor and Springer each had two homers and helped take RBIs, while Odorizzi had a win and teamed with Syndergaard to take ERA and WHIP. Rondon and Jansen each had two saves. Chris Davis scored sven runs for Jesmond, teaming with Arenado and Phillips to take average and OPS. Richards struck out 13.
The Knights fell a run shy of an offensive sweep in an 8-3 win against the Sox in the consolation final. Encarnacion hit four homers, while Betts and Pujols belted three each. Correa led the team with seven RBIs and joined Blackmon in stealing two bases.
Colome had two wins, while Jepsen and Gregerson each collected a pair of saves. Estrada and Salazar helped take WHIP. Goldschmidt scored seven runs for the Sox, while Verlander struck out 14, Strop had two holds and Lynn helped take ERA.
Batteries Essential ended the season on a high, defeating Iron Men 7-3 to finish seventh. Machado scored eight runs, homered five times and knocked in eight as well as stealing two bases, while Cabrera, Martin and Fielder helped take average in an offensive sweep. Kennedy struck out 11. Keuchel, Kluber and Cole each had a win and helped take ERA and WHIP.
THAT’S ALL, FOLKS!
This concludes the 2015 fantasy season. Thanks to all of the managers for taking part. Now we can all sit back and enjoy the playoffs without worrying about our pitchers’ ERAs and having to set lineups.
Hopefully we will see many – if not all – of you back for next season. As soon as the league can be renewed, I will be in touch. Thanks for playing, congratulations to the Slugs and for the rest of us, there’s always next year.