Three weeks are complete, and Men-In-Cleats (Bosch Brothers – in Trout We Trust) is still number 1. We’ll have the complete Master Standings up next week, and they’re all new and exciting! Rudy has added another element to the formula that takes into account where each team ranks in each of the 10 statistical categories. So, if your team has hit more home runs then each of the other 767 teams, that will probably be good for you.
Here is what the top 10 looks like:
|#||RAZZBALL HANDLE||TEAM NAME||DIVISION||TEAM PTS||LEAGUE INDEX||TOTAL RKG PTS||TOTAL PTS|
|1||Men-In-Cleats||Bosch Brothers||In Trout We Trust||110.5||99||102||105.8|
|2||mauledbypandas||Josh Hamilton’s Fake Stache||Cracking The WHIP||106.5||101||99||103.4|
|3||Dan Pants||Team blairtch||FIPping the Bird||108||97||100||102.5|
|4||ichirosan||Insert Catchy Player Pun||Greybies||105||100||100||102.2|
|5||Pops||Sin City Sinners||Modesto Nuts||103||100||100||101.6|
|6||Ottoneu Bay Stormtroopers||RCL on PEDs||102.5||102||97||100.4|
|7||simply Fred||The Fredsies||ECFBL||98.5||101||98||98.8|
|8||Your 2012 Champs||Rank Railheads||Something Something||101||102||95||98.8|
|9||Hannover Hotspurs||Last Chance||98.5||101||97||98.5|
|10||Curacao Shortstops||Razz Sask||100.5||98||98||98|
The Total Ranking Points are calculated just like the Roto points in your league; instead of 12 for leading a category, 768 are awarded. Your points for each category are totaled and then divided by 64, so 120 is still the maximum you can count. This number is then averaged with the score you get multiplying your league points by the League Index. It looks like it will mean an even tighter battle this season.
Nice to see last year’s champions off to a good start. And, a Razzball writer in the top 10. Plus, streamer extraordinaire, Fred. Anyone who wants their Razzball handle included on the Master Standings, tell me your team and league in the comments, and I’ll add them to the list. And next week, I promise, a link to the complete standings.
Anthony Rendon was the must add this week; he’s now owned in 57 leagues. Didi Gregorius has been snapped up in 50. And 34 of us are still hoping Emilio Bonifacio will give us some steals from the MI position.
EXPERTS: KFFL’s Nick Minnix dropped three spots in Week 3, allowing Mike Podhorzer (RotoGraphs) to take over first. Mike’s team hit .294 with 40 runs and 40 RBI, and had a nice 2.86 ERA. Mike Napoli’s 10 RBI set the pace. Rudy gained 12 points and slipped into third, up six slots from last week. Rudy led the league with 16 home runs as top picks Ryan Braun (3) and Evan Longoria (4) did some damage. Grey lost 5 points and fell into a tie for 4th. You can find all Expert League Week 3 stats here.
Writers: Andrew Nordmeier made it three consecutive weeks in first place, holding steady at 94 points. Andrew’s pitching was stellar, finishing with a 2.76 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 65.1 innings. Slim Smitty made a big move, gaining 12-and-a-half points to close the gap to 1.5. Check out all the writers’ week 3 stats.
You can find links to these two leagues (and the other 62 RCLs) here.
Trades: Everyone wants to know, “What can I get for my under-performers?” Well, Giancarlo Stanton was dealt for Matt Holliday. Eric Hosmer netted Rafael Soriano and Chris Sale. Edwin Encarnacion was traded with Marco Scutaro for Adrian Beltre and Mike Napoli. Joey Votto was paired with Mike Morse to acquire Justin Verlander, Desmond Jennings, and Justin Morneau. In another league, Votto went for Jennings and Greg Holland. And Matt Kemp was dispatched for Yu Darvish and Chase Utley. You can check out all the trades in the Fantasy Baseball Forums. There have now been 57 trades involving 178 players.
CarGo Squared (Magnificent Mustachioed Men) hit .317 with 51 runs, 17 home runs, 49 RBI, and 6 stolen bases to earn Week 3 hitting honors. Carlos Gonzalez (10/24 (.417) 7 Runs/1 HR/6 RBI/2 SB) and Carlos Gomez (9/18 (.500) 5 Runs/2 HR/3 RBI/1 SB ) ensured no team name change would be necessary here. Joe Mauer (.588/6 RBI), J.P. Arencibia (5 Runs/4 HR/5 RBI), Jed Lowrie (.400/6 RBI), David Wright (.350/5 Runs/2 HR/5 RBI/2 SB), and Angel Pagan (5 Runs/6 RBI) all made significant contributions.
Average: .344 (Team webby – Razzball League)
Runs: 53 (Home Plate Security – Matt B is a Tool)
HR: 18 (Team Seven – Remember Matt Bush)
RBI: 54 (Team galgano – Humm Baby)
SB: 17 (like to tie one on – Razz balls)
Buffalo Runner (The Art of Fielding) recorded 5 Wins and 8 Saves with 67 strikeouts in 53.1 innings and an amazing 1.18 ERA and 0.75 WHIP to top the pitching side of things. A.J. Burnett (7.0 IP – 1 Baserunner/0 ER/8 K), Yu Darvish (7.0 IP – 6 BR/0 ER/10 K), Ervin Santana (7.0 IP – 6 BR/2 ER/7 K), and Matt Moore (7 K) each picked up a victory, along with Andrew Bailey, who also saved 3 games. Mariano Rivera also had 3 saves, while Jason Grilli added a couple more.
Ks: 96 (Boom Bam Slam! – Sultans of Swat)
Wins: 7 (7 teams)
Saves: 12 (Itinerant Flatfoots – Go Big or Go Home)
ERA: 1.18 (40 IP min) (Buffalo Runner)
WHIP: 0.73 (40 IP min) (A Tale of Two SAGNOFs – Bold Predictions)
|Itinerant Flatfoots (Go Big or Go Home)|
43 R/13 HR/34 RBI/3 SB
79 K/3 W/2.31/0.98/12 S
|The Flatfoots jumped 13 points to 94.5 this week and moved into second place in Go Big or Go Home. Miguel Cabrera hit .423 and drove in 5 runs to pace the offense. Mark Trumbo and Shin-Soo Choo each hit .450 and stole a base, with Choo also contributing 6 runs scored. Carlos Beltran hit 3 home runs, while Mark Reynolds was a pleasant surprise with 7 hits, including 2 homers, and also scored 4 and knocked in 5. Jim Henderson and Andrew Bailey each earned a win and 3 saves to lead the pitching staff. Greg Holland also added 3 saves. Homer Bailey struck out 18 in 14 innings and gave up just 2 runs to be the top starter, while Madison Bumgarner (10 K), Jake Peavy (9 K), and Ross Detwiler (Win) also threw impressive games.|