We have a winner….and it’s Ankur Pandya (aka SalaChor) with 195 points. Ankur didn’t have any of the top 4 players (Brandon Moss, Trevor Plouffe, Pedro Alvarez, Brandon Phillips) but lucky for him, the 1.5% of those that picked one of these 4 didn’t otherwise pick particularly well.
Ryan Braun – 5th place, 80 points (on 31.7% of entries)
Mark Reynolds – 8th place, 65 points (on 2.6% of entries)
Dee Gordon – 12th place, 45 points (on 0.6% of entries)
Joey Votto – 20th place, 5 points (on 59.6% of entries)
Ankur was one of only two contestants to guess 4 players who finished in the top 20 – the other one was yankz1313 of Phoenix, AZ who nailed four of his first 5 picks (Joey Votto (5), Michael Cuddyer (55), Curtis Granderson (40), and Ryan Braun (80)) but went 0-for-5 in his last 5 picks to finish in 4th.
‘Duder’ of Redwood City (California?) finished in 2nd place with 190 points – hitting the same trifecta of Braun/Reynolds/Gordon and falling short because he didn’t end up choosing the 3rd most popular pick in Votto. (He had Kinsler who finished 30th and Aramis who finished 48th).
‘Seversino’ of Dallas, TX finished in 3rd place with 185 points thanks to the trifecta of Braun (80), Reynolds (65), and Granderson (40).
Click here to see the full final standings as well as the responses + player rankings.
Thanks to the folks at LG for providing the sweet prize (retail price: 2,499) and thanks to all 930 of you who participated!