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A Hill O’ Beans is back on top after a couple of weeks in 4th place, nudging MasterofGrond down to second. They hit .311 and scored an RCL-best 60 runs, and also had an ERA under 3. There are still many teams in contention with seven weeks to go, so it should be a fun stretch run.

Check out the Master Standings (you can also access them via the Leagues menu up top) to see where your team ranks in comparison to the other 767 teams through Sunday. The page now includes sortable stats.

The Top 10

# RAZZBALL HANDLE TEAM NAME PTS. Last
1 A Hill O’ Beans My Mustache Has a Mustache 107.6 4
2  MasterofGrond Waco Night Terrors 106.7 1
3  mauledbypandas Josh Hamilton’s Fake Stache 105.4 6
4 Yellow Fever 103.5 10
4  thefaketom Pink Highlighter 103.5 9
6 Eh Team 103.4 2
7 Thats a Shame 102.8 16
8 Mel Baseball Cougar 102.7 18
9 Slocemb If You Got Em 102.4 12
10 The BallBusters 102.1 16
10 Cali The Naysayers 102.1 5

League Statistics: The ECFBL now has a League Competitive Index of 106 and are once again proving they are the toughest league. They lead in 7 of the 10 statistical categories (Runs, HR, RBI, SB, Saves, ERA, WHIP) and are second to Humm Baby in strikeouts. Cougars Welcomed, Humm Baby, and the 2012 Champions League are also very strong with an LCI of 104.

Free Agents: Danny Salazar was the most added player for the week, though after his less than stellar performance versus the Twins, he is starting to be dropped.

 Adds Lgs Chg
Danny Salazar 49 +45
LaTroy Hawkins 60 +35
Robbie Grossman 46 +34
Will Venable 54 +33
Dane De La Rosa 50 +32
Brian Dozier 40 +30
Josh Reddick 58 +25
Alex Wood 34 +24
Darin Ruf 51 +24
Bruce Chen 26 +23
 Drops Lgs Chg
Tom Wilhelmsen 25 -34
Jose Cisnero 6 -27
Carlos Quentin 15 -21
Corey Kluber 19 -20
Dayan Viciedo 22 -19
Raul Ibanez 33 -17
Rickie Weeks 26 -17
Xander Bogaerts 28 -16
Drew Smyly 31 -15
Matt Dominguez 10 -15

EXPERTS: Looks like this league will be a dogfight to the end. Dr. Roto (.329/50 Runs/2.61 ERA) continues to lead by two points over Rudy, with Mike Podhorzer (.331/57 RBI) just another half point back. Grey made his move this week, jumping 2 spots to 4th with a 5.5-point gain, thanks to the top pitching line of the week. He earned 5 wins and 11 saves with a 2.36 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. His ERA on the season dropped to 3.69 from 3.77, its lowest mark since it was 3.66 in Week 9. Zack Greinke (2 Wins/1.42/1.26) and David Price (7 IP/0 ER) anchor Grey’s staff. Clay Davenport (.312/2.77 ERA) jumped 9-and-a-half points, but remained in 11th place. You can find all Expert League unofficial Week 19 stats here.

Writers: Blah blah blah Tehol Beddict blah blah.

Tehol 101
Andrew 88
Slim Smitty 82
Sky 80
Trevor 75
Joe 67.5
Jaywrong 62
Nick 54
JB 52
Scott 46
Smokey 39.5
ChrisV 33

Check out all the writers’ week 19 stats.

Weekly Leaders

Jack Full of Hate’s team moved up to 27th place overall behind the top hitting line of the week. Go Get Your Shinebox (Chicks Dig The Long Ball) hit .320 with 57 runs, 16 home runs, 52 RBI, and 12 stolen bases. Once again, Miguel Cabrera was the star of the top hitting team. Miggy hit .429 with 7 runs, 4 homers, and 11 RBI to lead the way.  Adam Jones (.571/7 Runs/8 RBI/1 SB), Billy Butler (.429/6 Runs/5 RBI), Elvis Andrus (7 Runs/5 RBI/5 SB), and Jayson Werth (7 Runs/6 RBI) were also hitting on all cylinders.

Average: .366 (MidWest Carnival Folk – RCL on PEDs)
Runs: 60 (My Mustache Has a Mustache – Greys a BITER, says Garner)
HR: 19 (PSYCHO DAD 1 – Chicks Dig The Long Ball)
RBI: 69 (MidWest Carnival Folk – RCL on PEDs)
SB: 18 (PED Fanclub – Remember Matt Bush)

Besides Grey’s big week, several other teams had nice pitching lines. The Goats (The Big Rzepczynski) had fine outings from Matt Harvey and Hyun-Jin Ryu to finish with 7 wins and 6 saves, 67 strikeouts, an ERA of 2.35, and a WHIP of 0.87. Brew  Crew (Fantasy Champions), led by Chris Sale and Stephen Strasburg, totaled 5 wins and 8 saves with an ERA of 1.33 and 1.01 WHIP. Team Dalmore (Beef SAGNOF!) had 6 wins, 8 saves, and a WHIP of 0.98.

Ks: 95 (Toronto Slacker – Razzballed)
Wins: 8 (Just Win Baby – Myrtle’s Acres, PublicEnemy #1 – Ones are GOOD right?)
Saves: 12 (Tennessee Jed – Real fake sports, jaywrong’s Yu Mad, Bro? – Razzball Elites)
ERA: 1.33 (40 IP min) (Brew  Crew – Fantasy Champions)
WHIP: 0.77 (40 IP min) (Unlucky Injury Ward – Imposing Sea Creatures)

Daily and full season stats are available, and in the RCL forum there are team and league of the day threads, as well as the top batting and pitching lines.

DOGG E STYLE ltd
103/320 (.322)
57 R/10 HR/49 RBI/14 SB
55.2 IP
42 K/2 W/2.10/0.93/10 S
DOGG E STYLE ltd (Smoke Em If Ya Got Em) moved up 26 spots and into the top 40 overall in earning top team honors. The Blue Jay duo of Brett Lawrie and Jose Bautista each hit .435, with Lawrie tallying 5 runs, 4 RBI, and 3 steals while Bautista scored 6 runs and a couple of homers. Leonys Martin added 5 ribbies and 7 stolen bases. Billy Butler (6 Runs/5 RBI), Matt Carpenter (6 Runs), and Chris Davis (7 RBI) also contributed. Chris Sale (7.1 shutout innings) and a streamed Dan Haren earned victories, while David Price nearly matched Sale’s numbers, but left with a no-decision. Their best move was the benching of Francisco Liriano for his blowup in Denver. Kevin Gregg and Latroy Hawkins each recorded 3 saves, with the other 4 split by Koji Uehara and Danny Farquhar.

From Around The Web

  1. Grey

    Grey says:
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    I’m coming for you, Rudy!

    • Paulie Allnuts

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      @Grey: I think that you and Rudy are ready to compete next year in the ECFB::)

  2. mauledbypandas says:
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    woohoo top 3!
    Things will get really interesting as the total starts begin to even out.

    thanks for the update Vin

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @mauledbypandas: Surprisingly, almost all of the top 10 have used just about the same amount of GS so far. I thought there’d be a couple 160+ GS teams near the top, but it doesn’t look that way.

      [read as Vito Corleone]
      But, anyway, mauledbypandas, I wish to congratulate you on your team, and I know you’ll do very well; and good luck to you– as best as your interests don’t conflict with my interests.

      sorry, too much Godfather last night

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @A Hill O’ Beans: You’re right! I just checked the stats and I was surprised to say the least. One of the teams, I forgot which one, is using the tons of closers/streaming starters method. I have always wanted to try this, but I seem to have bad luck when streaming.
        ….insert break where I go check the stats again
        Ahh, it’s your team! Hah. Well kudos to you for working that strategy very well.

        I don’t know how my team is holding on, I think I will fall in the rankings pretty soon, but I am trying to stay optimistic.

        Good luck the rest of the way!

        • A Hill O' Beans says:
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          @mauledbypandas: Yeah the streamers, with lots of middle relievers, and a very moveable end of my roster has worked out pretty well for me. As far as closers they’re just sort of a byproduct of the roster setup since my middle relievers keep turning into closers, so I keep trading them so I can get more middle relievers. The circle of life I guess.

          Of course, my other RCL team which is most decidedly not streaming is 28th overall too. So anything can work if you do it right.

  3. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Thanks for these updates once again Vin!

    It’s good to be back on top, and hopefully for more than one week this time. We’ll see though, it’s crazy competitive this year. Should be fun either way.

  4. VinWins

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    Thanks for reading, guys. I think different teams will take their turn at the top, but whose turn will it be at the end?

    • Paulie Allnuts

      Paulie Allnuts says:
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      @Paulie Allnuts: @VinWins: Vin, we can’t say how good a job you do at this enough. I, for one, am grateful for all of what you do in Razzball, helping to make it the greatest fantasy site in the known universe.

  5. Simply Fred

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    didn’t meet the minimum IP, but The Fredsies (having hit 179 GS limit last week) streamed CL and MR to the tune of:

    27.2 IP:
    27K
    2W
    7SV
    0.65ERA
    0.94WHIP

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @simply fred: Nice. I guess you didn’t use the same guys I had (7.10 ERA/1.75 WHIP).

    • Paulie Allnuts

      Paulie Allnuts says:
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      @simply fred: Awesome streaming of NR’s, Fred!

  6. Tehol Beddict says:
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    Its obvious Beddict belongs with experts. Hes that good

    • Paulie Allnuts

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      @Tehol Beddict: If Beddict is that good, he blongs with the ECFBL. The EXPERTS League’s competitive index is blown out vy the best league in RCL history – seeking our 3rd consecutive leader of the competitive index, and looking for a sweep in all cats.

      • @Paulie Allnuts: what’s ECFBL??? it sounds provocative. I have to see the teams Im competing with every day to know what i need to know for victory. I cant be beaten in league play. its a statistical fact

  7. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    the best should be shooting for the most competitive league–ECFBL!

    • Paulie Allnuts

      Paulie Allnuts says:
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      @simply fred: Amen!

  8. MasterofGrond says:
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    After having a dominant pitching performance the week before, I got let down heavily by basically everybody I trotted out there last week and it bumped me down to #2. I still have room to eke out a few more points in my league, but I think I have a much lower floor than Mustasche^2 and mauledbypandas. Going to really need streamers to pay off down the stretch to win this.

    Also, god DAMN at ECFBL. Those guys are nuts.

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