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Another week, another contest. Another contest, another winner. But before I announce who won week 3, let’s find out which batters accrued the most points. Scoring 43 points, Freddie Freeman and Bryce Harper led the way. Since Harper is an Unpickable, Mr. Freeman stands alone. In 29 plate appearances Double F hit four home runs, drove in six, scored seven and stole one. He also farted 42 times. Now there’s a stat you can only get at Razzball. On the season Freeman is batting .380 with seven homers, and is tied with Mike Trout at 85 points. Somehow he only has ten RBIs, but I’ll leave that statistical blackhole anomaly for a much more experience writer to tell you about…

Seventeen people picked Freeman. The winner picked Freeman. As it turns out, so did the top 13 finishers. After Freeman and Harper there were two more Unpickable players, Anthony Rizzo (36 points) and Mookie Betts (33). Ryan Zimmerman, who equaled Betts’ 33 points was the next pickable player. One person selected him. That person was BadBirdsofBMore. However, considering he did not also pick Freeman, he couldn’t possibly be the winner. Sorry BadBirds.

The winner for week three was Euroalien, who picked Freeman (43), Edwin Encarnacion (16) and Robinson Cano (31), for a total of 90 points. Ninety points is a new high score, topping Trevor’s eighty from last week. For the most part Euroalien led from start to finish last week. Nice job! We’ll see you in the playoffs.

Here are the top five finishers from week 3:

Euroalien (90): Freddie Freeman (43), Edwin Encarnacion (16) and Robinson Cano (31)
Larry Chip 10 (81): Freddie Freeman (43), Albert Pujols (18) and Jake Lamb (20)
Ralph Lifshitz (77): Freddie Freeman (43), Corey Seager (16) and Andrew Benintendi (18)
PB&J (73): Freddie Freeman (43), A.J. Pollock (26) and Rougned Odor (4)
MattH (72): Freddie Freeman (43), Brandon Belt (11), Andrew Benintendi (18)


Current Standings

Contestant Score
Tony C 195
Thor da Man 184
Manley Ramirez 180
Robert Leiker 176
MattH 163
You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow 161
Euroalien 160
Jeff P 159
Icalltails 155
Shivdaddy 152
Tony 151
LenFuego 149
Blinds 142
Mickey 142
Steinbrenner Youth 138
Foul balls 138
The Great Knoche 137
BadBirdsofBMORE 136
Fungazi 135
BC 134

The full standings are included in the spreadsheet attached at the bottom of this post.

Week 4

This week we have 60 people entered into the contest and 53 different batters selected. There was only one Unpickable picked (Nolan Arenad0), but we had four Repickables selected. Repickables are players you’ve already picked in a previous week. Once you’ve used a player, he cannot be used again. Be sure to check the spreadsheet each week when making your picks to avoid getting zeros.

The most picked player was Daniel Murphy who was nominated by twenty-one people. Next is Eric Thames (14 votes) and A.J. Pollock (13). Murphy currently has 31 points, Thames has 27 and Pollock 17. The batter with the most points is Trea Turner (42 points). Next is Hernan Perez with 32.

The current leader for week three is Denhusk with 93 points. So much for Euroalien’s high score. Denhusk’s batters are Daniel Murphy, Ryan Zimmerman and Trea Turner. In second place is Steve-O with 84 points (Eric Thames, Trea Turner and Yasmany Tomas).

For those trying to figure out what this whole contest is all about, please re-read this post containing the rules. For those too lazy to do so, here are the basic rules. Each week you pick three batters (no pitchers). A week (scoring period) runs from Monday through Sunday. You must have your picks submitted by 11:00 AM EDT on Monday mornings. You submit your picks by leaving a comment in the comments section of that’s week’s contest post. Comment timestamps will be used to break any ties. Once you pick a player, you cannot pick that player again in any subsequent week. A card laid is a card played. This means that once you announce your picks in the comments section, you cannot change them. It doesn’t matter the reason.

The last thing to mention are the unmentionables. Actually they are called Unpickables. You cannot pick an unpickable. Well you can, but you will get zero points.

The Unpickables

Mike Trout
Mookie Betts
Jose Altuve
Nolan Arenado
Paul Goldschmidt
Anthony Rizzo
Bryce Harper
Charlie Blackmon
Kris Bryant
Josh Donaldson
Manny Machado
Joey Votto
Miguel Cabrera
Al Columbato

Each week is a new contest, but your weekly points will count towards your total points in the season long standings. The season will run fifteen weeks. At the end of the season there will be a five week playoff competition. In order to qualify for the playoffs you need to either win a weekly contest or finish in the top three overall season standings. That’s it. If you win more than one week and/or finish in the top three, you still only get one entry into the playoffs. However the person that finishes the regular season with the most points (first place), will be allowed to pick players from the Unpickables list during the playoffs (one per week). The winner of the playoffs will receive a brand new Razzball tee shirt. And that’s me plagiarizing me from last week again. Thank you cut and paste.

The scoring system that will be used for this contest is as follows:

1B(+1), 2B(+2), 3B(+3), HR(+4), RBI(+1), R(+1), SO(-1), BB(+1), SB(+1), CS(-1)

In case you don’t remember who you’ve already picked, you can refer to the attached spreadsheet which shows you everyone’s picks.

The contest closes on Monday at 11am EST!!!

Important Note: Please use the same name you’ve used in previous weeks with all future submissions. Otherwise your points will not be combined and you will lose ground in the overall standings. If you are unsure of how you previously entered it, find your name in the standings tab of the spreadsheet and cut and paste it. You have been warned :)

Hey Batter Spreadsheet

Newcomers welcome. Just because you missed any of the previous weeks does not mean you can’t join this week. Remember all you have to do is win one week (any week) and you’re in the playoffs!

   
  1. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Andrew McCutchen
    Kyle Schwarber
    Addison Russell

  2. Blackjack says:
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    Brantley, Jose Ramirez, Owings

    Thanks!

    • malamoney says:
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      @Blackjack: You got it.

  3. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Wow, Tony C is so good at this

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Grey:
      MP sucks at this! LOL

    • malamoney says:
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      @Grey: I wonder if the “C” stands for champion.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Clairvoyant

  4. Tony says:
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    Thanks!
    Freeman, Eugenio Suarez, Avisail Garcia

    • malamoney says:
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      @Tony: In

  5. FBV says:
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    A.J. Pollock Ari CF
    Buster Posey SF C
    Daniel Murphy Was 2B

    • malamoney says:
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      @FBV: Sure thing.

  6. Robert Leiker says:
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    Christian Yelich
    Ryan Braun
    Jose Ramirez

  7. Flake says:
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    Daniel Murphy
    Trea Turner
    Eric Thames

    • malamoney says:
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      @Flake: All set.

  8. Mike_Vee_ says:
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    Gregory Polanco, Andrew Benintendi, Daniel Murphy

    • malamoney says:
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      @Mike_Vee_: You’re in.

  9. Trea Turner
    Jose Ramirez
    Steven Souza Jr

    • malamoney says:
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      @GrantGR81: All good.

  10. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Adam Jones
    AJ Pollock
    Carlos Gonzalez

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @malamoney:
        It would be nice!

  11. Travis Wilson says:
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    Lindor
    Trea Turner
    Pollock

  12. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Yeah Mala$!!!!

    Lindor, Jose Ramirez, and Trea Turner.

  13. Don't Under Do it says:
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    Gallo
    Souza
    Yelich

  14. Jonu says:
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    Brantley, Franco, T. Turner

    • malamoney says:
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      @Jonu: Is that Julio Franco?

  15. jack florida says:
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    t shaw j dyson, jackie bradley jr

    • malamoney says:
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      @jack florida: First person to pick Dyson. Good luck.

  16. Foul balls says:
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    TTurner, Freeman, benintendi thank you

    • malamoney says:
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      @Foul balls: You’re welcome.

  17. Steinbrenner Youth says:
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    Pollock, Freeman and Turner.
    Please and thank you.

  18. The Padre says:
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    Freddie Freeman
    Francisco Lindor
    Ryan Braun

    • malamoney says:
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      @The Padre: No padres?

  19. Just a lonely Terrorist says:
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    I shall recruit for the cause
    Trea Turner
    Hernan Perez
    Freddie Freeman

    BOOM!!!

  20. Denhusk says:
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    Thames,Pollock and Braun

    • malamoney says:
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      @Denhusk: No problem.

  21. Muskogee Joe says:
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    Edwin Encarnacion , Maikel Franco , AJ Pollock

  22. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    Mark Trumbo
    Daniel Murphy
    Matt Carpenter

  23. Tony C says:
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    Braun
    Thames
    Votto

    • kenly0 says:
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      @Tony C: Tony C. picking unpickables and still kicking our asses. Guess he feels bad for us and trying to let us catch up.

      • Tony says:
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        @kenly0:

        Crap, guess that’s what happens when I make my picks at 4am.

  24. Jason Morgan says:
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    Avisail, Pillar or Owings in points leagues?

    • malamoney says:
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      @Jason Morgan: What’s your scoring system?

  25. Shivdaddy says:
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    Gregory Polanco
    Hanley Ramirez
    Jose Ramirez

    • malamoney says:
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      @Shivdaddy: Ok

  26. VictoriaB

    VictoriaB says:
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    Throwing more names into the abyss of my contest entries so far:

    Andrew McCutcheon
    Andrew Benintendi
    Giancarlo Stanton

    • malamoney says:
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      @VictoriaB: Welcome to the abyss…

  27. You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    Jose Abreu
    Matt Carpenter
    Carlos Santana

  28. Raider says:
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    Chris Owings, J Schoop, Treat Urner

    • malamoney says:
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      @Raider: I’ll have to look up this Urner guy…

  29. jesusc97 says:
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    Springer, Abreu, Stanton

    Boom!

    • malamoney says:
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      @jesusc97: Boom!

  30. kenly0 says:
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    McCutchen
    G. Polanco
    Adam Jones

    • malamoney says:
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      @kenly0: All set.

  31. Fungazi says:
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    Cano, Cruz, Judge

    • malamoney says:
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      @Fungazi: Like it.

  32. Jeff P says:
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    Andrew Benintendi, Matt Kemp, Aaron Judge

    • malamoney says:
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      @Jeff P: Ok

  33. King Homer says:
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    Jose Abreu
    Michael Brantley
    Andrew Benintendi

  34. Smallwine says:
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    A Judge
    E Thames
    T Turner

    • malamoney says:
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      @Smallwine: Locked in.

  35. malamoney says:
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    My picks: Thames, Braun and Jose Ramirez

    • Mike_Vee_ says:
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      @malamoney: Thames party is bigly and yuge!

  36. B. Rabbit says:
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    McCutchen, Encarnacion, Pollock

  37. The Great Knoche says:
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    Springer, Reddick, Conforto

  38. Icalltails says:
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    Pillar Renfroe Turner

  39. Thor da Man says:
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    M Trumbo, G Stanton, E Suarez

  40. Cannot spell wrong without Ron says:
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    Jose Abreu, Andrew Benintendi and Micheal Conforto

  41. Leopold the Cat says:
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    Nelson Cruz
    Aaron Judge
    Ryan Zimmerman

  42. Steve-O says:
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    Chris Owings
    Matt Carpenter
    George Springer

  43. LenFuego says:
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    Andrew Benintendi
    Matt Carpenter
    Scott Schebler

  44. TheTheory says:
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    Aaron Judge
    Jose Ramirez
    Michael Conforto

    Thank you!

  45. Water says:
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    Brandon Belt
    Justin Turner
    Xander Bogaerts

  46. Trevor says:
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    Mccutheon
    Matt Carpenter
    Hanley Ramirez

  47. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Hanley Ramirez, Josh Bell, Matt Carpenter

  48. T-bone says:
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    Michael Brantley
    Francisco Lindor
    Carlos Santana

  49. BadBirdsofBMORE says:
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    Week 5

    Jose Ramirez, Wil Myers, Adam Jones

    BadBirdsofBMORE

  50. Veedon says:
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    Benintendi
    McCutcheon
    Josh Bell

  51. Mickey says:
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    Freddie Freeman
    Wil Myers
    Aaron Judge

  52. Jason Heilskov says:
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    Hanley Ramirez, Cesar Hernandez, Matt Carpenter

  53. Euroalien says:
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    AJ Pollock
    Andrew Benintendi
    Adam Duvall

  54. Mel

    Littlecf24 says:
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    Joey Gallo
    Josh Bell
    Josh Reddick

  55. Larry Chip 10 says:
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    T. Turner
    Benintendi
    Lindor

    Thanks

  56. MattH says:
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    Hanley Rameriz, Giancarlo Stanton, Gregory Polanco

    Thanks!

  57. James says:
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    Corey Dickerson
    Nelson Cruz
    Michael Conforto

  58. malamoney says:
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    The contest is now closed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, really?

      • malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Yeah. Every week it locks at 11am EST. It’s been stated in every post and this week I put it in large bold letters.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, my b

  59. Aaronl13 says:
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    Lorenzo Cain, Dexter Fowler, Aledmys Diaz

    • malamoney says:
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      @Aaronl13: Sorry, but the contest closes at 11am EST.

  60. Powerade says:
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    Late to the party but game hasn’t started yet.

    Corey Seager
    Justin Turner
    Cody Bellinger

    • malamoney says:
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      @Powerade: Sorry, but the contest closes at 11am EST.

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