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Mauledbypandas is back in first place for the first time since June 3rd. His team hit .289 this week with 44 runs and 43 RBI. Their 2.43 ERA lowered their season ERA to 2.99. A Hill O’ Beans dropped to second, 1-and-a-half back. They hit .284 this week with 16 home runs, and recorded 11 saves and a WHIP of 0.97 on the pitching side.

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 mauledbypandas Josh Hamilton’s Fake Stache 108.6 2
2 A Hill O’ Beans My Mustache Has a Mustache 107.1 1
3 Thats a Shame 106.8 3
3 Colicky Fuddruckers 106.8 10
4 Eh Team 105.3 8
6 Yellow Fever 105.1 4
7 MasterofGrond Waco Night Terrors 104.7 6
8 Cali The Naysayers 104.3 5
9 The BallBusters 103.8 12
10 Baseball Cougar 102.4 15
10 Pray For Rain 102.4 9

Free Agents: Dayan Viciedo was the most added player in the last seven days, where he hit .370 with a home run, 5 runs, and 7 RBI. Xander Bogaerts was added in 33 last week, and dropped in 34 this week after seeing limited playing time. Here are the players with the biggest change in ownership:

Lgs Chg
Dayan Viciedo 54 35
Tommy Hunter 48 33
Jonathon Niese 46 32
L.J. Hoes 43 30
Matt Joyce 47 24
Khris Davis 61 23
Matt Dominguez 33 22
Adam Eaton 54 20
Scooter Gennett 34 20
Carlos Ruiz 23 19
Xander Bogaerts 27 -34
Jason Heyward 33 -31
Josh Reddick 32 -27
Brandon Beachy 38 -25
Rafael Betancourt 42 -22
Tony Cingrani 42 -21
Justin Smoak 40 -20

League News: The ECFBL continues to set the pace with a League Competitive Index of 106, followed by the 2012 RCL Champions and Cracking The WHIP at 104. They lead in 8 statistical categories and are second to Humm Baby in Wins. However, their batting average of .2664 ranks 63rd of the 64 leagues. Of the top 10 leagues in hits, 5 are ranked in the bottom 9 in batting average:

AVE (Rank)  League Hits AB
.2664 (63) ECFBL 19876 74617
.2673 (56) Cracking The WHIP 19534 73083
.2685 (13) Champions League 19467 72506
.2680 (32) Night of the Living Zombinos 19459 72602
.2683 (22) Humm Baby 19368 72192
.2668 (61) Cougars Welcomed 19351 72530
.2672 (57) Original Recipe 19311 72275
.2662 (64) Epic Beardmen Division 19198 72131
.2686 (11) RCL on PEDs 19186 71442
.2684 (19) Invisible Horse Riders 19167 71414

EXPERTS: It is now nine consecutive weeks in first place for Dr. Roto, but 4 teams are within 8 points, so the final five weeks should be interesting. He tied his season-best power numbers this week with 14 homers and 41 RBI, but had a 4.66 ERA and season-worst 3 steals. Rudy, now just 2 back, recorded a 2.74 ERA and 11 saves, but only 2 wins. He has had as many as 3 wins just once in the last 6 weeks. Bret Sayre moved up another spot, and is now in third place, 5 out of the lead. He led the experts with 16 home runs and 54 RBI. Mike Podhorzer dropped to 4th, another half-point back, while Grey remained in 5th, but added 2 points to his total despite pitching ratios of 4.83 and 1.58. You can find all Expert League unofficial Week 21 stats here.

Writers: Even though Tehol Beddict hit .226 with just 29 RBI, his lead stretched to 19 points. He also moved up a couple spots to 16th in the overall standings. The only question now is who will finish second? Andrew Nordmeier is currently 8 points ahead of Sky in the battle for the coveted “Runner-up to Tehol” crown. Check out all the writers’ week 21 stats.

Weekly Leaders

Chaka Laka (Humm Baby) had the top offensive line and took Team of the Week honors. The Waco Night Terrors (Imposing Sea Creatures) also had an impressive line, including an RCL-best 61 RBI, 18 of which came on Tuesday. Nate Schierholtz led the way with 9, with Miguel Cabrera adding 8. Josh Donaldson, Matt Wieters, and Adam Jones each contributed 6, while Paul Goldschmidt knocked in 5 more.

Average: .333 (Vottomatic for the People – Chicks Dig The Long Ball)
Runs: 58 (Prestige  Worldwide – Razz Canada, The BallBusters – Something Something Mustache)
HR: 20 (Colicky Fuddruckers – Razz Canada)
RBI: 61 (Waco Night Terrors – Imposing Sea Creatures)
SB: 14 (Chupacabraj Samsquanch – Razzball4Life)

Bombo Rivera’s Prague Defenestrators in the 2012 Champions league had the top pitching line for the week, striking out 60 in 80.1 innings with 7 wins, 9 saves, an ERA of 1.79, and 1.03 WHIP. Their starting pitching won 7 games in 9 outings. Jon Lester had the most impressive week, winning two with an ERA of 0.57 and 0.96 WHIP. Mat Latos, Jeff Samardzija, Jhoulys Chacin, Zack Greinke, and Alex Cobb also won games. Aroldis Chapman and Jim Henderson each recorded 3 saves.

Ks: 118 (Colicky Fuddruckers – Remember Matt Bush)
Wins: 9 (Ottoneu Bay Stormtroopers – RCL on PEDs, The  Beastman – Night of the Living Zombinos, JB Gilpin – Razzball Elites, Fister But I Hardly Know Her – Cougars Welcomed)
Saves: 14 (CarGo and CarGo LLP – Remember Matt Bush, Brown Eye Bombers – No Go Romo)
ERA: 1.34 (40 IP min) (Team Rogers – Razz Sask)
WHIP: 0.69 (40 IP min) (Barking Hounds – You Say Potato, I Say Schmotato)

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

Chaka Laka
100/323 (.310)
55 R/18 HR/51 RBI/12 SB
 92.2 IP
73 K/7 W/2.72/1.21/9 S
Chaka Laka (Humm Baby) gained 66 positions to 116th overall in week 21. Carlos Beltran (.419/3 HR/6 RBI) and Austin Jackson (.435/8 Runs/6 RBI) were the hitting stars. After Joe Mauer hit the DL, Jason Castro was scooped up and added some power with 3 home runs. Ryan Zimmerman (.345/7 Runs/4 RBI) and Will Venable (.346/4 Runs/4 RBI/1 SB) chipped in nicely, while Elvis Andrus, Rajai Davis, and Emilio Bonifacio combined for 11 stolen bases. On the pitching side, the starters picked up 7 wins in 11 games. Jeff Samardzija led the way, striking out 12 in 17 innings, and winning twice with an ERA of 1.59 and 0.88 WHIP. Jorge de la Rosa also won twice, while Clayton Kershaw threw 8 shutout innings for the second week in a row. Edward Mujica and Aroldis Chapman each earned 3 saves.

From Around The Web

  1. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Felt like I had some forward momentum, then this past week hurt me… I’m gonna need to be flawless to catch Rudy now…

    • VinWins

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      @Grey: You shouldn’t have taught him everything you know.

    • @Grey: You’re being modest. You have this thing in the bag. I’ll be lucky to finish 5th.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Don’t reverse psychology me.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Grey:

          That’s actually not reverse psych. In my house we call that “opposite jinx.”

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I know this trick, opposite jinxes do don’t work.

            • @Grey:

              Didn’t Rudy beat Grey last year too? *ducks*

              • Grey

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                But he didn’t win so it was a hollow victory…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Rudy Gamble:

        I’ve got Rudy at a bankable +3.5 and Grey at a bankable +6.5 based on GS burn rate. That puts Rudy at 88 and Grey at 86. Grey could possibly make up those two in saves. Neither are in really close races in pitching ratios though Rudy has maybe a slightly better chance of making a small move in ratio. Rudy has more offensive upside and less down. Right now it’s about 75/25 Rudy, but it’s going to be exciting. It’s really going to come down to offenses. No room for slumps or DNPs.

        • Grey

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          I wish I had your confidence… Maybe that’s all I’m lacking (and 7 points)…

  2. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Just couldn’t hold on this week Vin. I tried, but looking around at the league indexes. I don’t know. Every other top 6 team is over 100 there, and my league just dropped from 99 to 98. It’s gonna be tough.

    On a side note, I’m a little surprised that my all offense and streaming pitching strategy has netted me 55 points in offense…..and 55 points in pitching! It only looks like I’ve got 2 points I can make up with the bats, and 3 with pitching too, so my pitching could end up better than my offense some how. I guess losing Pujols and Marte isn’t helping though.

    Oh well, thanks again Vin!

    • VinWins

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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Thanks for reading!

      Even if you don’t gain in your league, the others could lose a point or 2 in their individual leagues. Plus, there are small gains that can be made in each category vs the other 767 teams. For instance, right now you are tied for 22nd in HRs, with 4 teams 2 ahead of you. There are 8 teams with 1 more SB than you, and another 13 with 2 more. So, even if there are no pts to gain in a league, there is still reason to keep piling on the stats. But, it is going to be a battle to the end. Good luck!

  3. Hey I’m up to 20! I think I have a realistic shot at top 10.

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