Mauledbypandas (Josh Hamilton’s Fake Stache – Cracking The WHIP) is on top of the world for another week. “The only way that Member’s Only jacket isn’t hanging in my closet come October is if I get bored and move on to fantasy football,” he was heard to exclaim this week. Of course, he’s claiming he was misquoted. “Bl@#p*@g Vin! He’ll write anything to boost readership.” Meanwhile, the Ottoneu Bay Stormtroopers (RCL on PEDs) became the latest challenger, jumping from 9th to 2nd. The Troopers lead the RCL with 37 wins, but they are well ahead of the pace for Games Started. 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. Tell me your team and league in the comments and I’ll add your Razzball handle to the standings.
The Top 10
|#||RAZZBALL HANDLE||TEAM NAME||PTS.||Last|
|1||mauledbypandas||Josh Hamilton’s Fake Stache||106.2||1|
|2||Ottoneu Bay Stormtroopers||101.3||9|
|5||ichirosan||Insert Catchy Player Pun||100.2||11|
|7||Slocemb If You Got Em||100.0||13|
|8||Pops||Sin City Sinners||99.7||3|
|9||A Man Named Brady||99.6||10|
|10||Miami Corn Machine||99.4||8|
Movers and Shakers: After a 54-spot jump last week, the Mudville 9 (Night of the Living Zombinos) moved up 121 positions to 29th place overall with a 14-point gain this week. The stellar week also pushed them from 4th to first in a very tough league.
Free Agents: Zack Wheeler is now owned in 59% of Razzball Commenter Leagues after Grey said, “now is the time to start stashing Wheeler, he’s gonna be a great one.” In the Rookies With Power club, Oswaldo Arcia is available in just 11 leagues, while Marcell Ozuna is unowned in 21.
League Stats: The League Competitive Index for all leagues can be found here. Night of the Living Zombinos (104.6) continues to lead all leagues on the competitive scale, though it should be noted that they have also used more of their pitching starts than most leagues. But, they are also in the top 10 in four of the five offensive categories.
Team Stats: You can find the top 10 in all categories in the RCL Forum. Three teams have a WHIP under 1, led by Charlie Bee (International Razzball) at 0.975. The Carolina Bedwetters (RCL on PEDs) already have 58 saves, 7 more than their nearest competitor. Of course, they drafted 6 closers in the first 9 rounds (and 3 starters), and are sitting in 10th place. The top two home run-hitting teams both reside in the same league, Hu Are Yu? Fonzie Guillen (92 HRs) and Texas Tortfeasors (85) are also both within striking distance of first place.
EXPERTS: Mike Podhorzer (RotoGraphs) stretched his lead over Rudy to 11 points as he ran his total to 97. Mike’s team had strong pitching, with 5 wins and 6 saves, an ERA of 1.77, and 0.82 WHIP. Rudy also had excellent pitching (6 Wins/2.18/0.94) and led the league in runs (46), HR (15), and RBI (49). You can find all Expert League unofficial Week 6 stats here. Grey gained 2.5 points, and also engineered his second trade in as many weeks, dealing Manny Machado and Glen Perkins to Dr Roto for Daniel Nava and David Price. Another deal saw Dr Roto acquire Ian Desmond from Scott Pianowski for Matt Cain.
Writers: Andrew Nordmeier pulled into a 5-point lead over Slim Smitty, leading the league in runs and RBI for the week. JB fell from 7th to last as his pitching staff finished with a 5.66 ERA, while his hitters managed just 28 RBI. Check out all the writers’ week 6 stats.
You can find links to these two leagues (and the other 62 RCLs) here.
Trades: This week saw 28 trades involving 96 players, running the total to 127 trades for the season. After a 16-player deal was vetoed in One More RCL, Bar-B-Q’d RBI’s found a new trading partner and worked out a 10-player swap which included Andrew McCutchen, Yu Darvish, and Justin Upton. Darvish was also included in a deal in International Razzball, where he was sent with Marcell Ozuna for Carlos Beltran and Anthony Rizzo. Josh Hamilton was traded in three leagues, netting Sergio Romo and Edward Mujica (Remember Matt Bush), Addison Reed and Tony Cingrani (Invisible Horse Riders), and Robinson Cano and Vernon Wells (in the 2012 Champions League, where he was traded with Tom Wilhelmsen and Jedd Gyorko.) Shin-Soo Choo was traded for Cliff Lee in one league, and Hisashi Iwakuma in another. Desmond Jennings was also traded twice – once for Mujica and Alejandro De Aza, and another time for Kenley Jansen. While Grey gave up Machado to acquire Price, in Bang Bang Boom Boom Scott Kazmir was all that was needed. Zack Greinke, CC Sabathia, Mike Trout, Matt Kemp, Jose Bautista, Curtis Granderson, Craig Kimbrel, Jean Segura, and Shelby Miller also changed teams this week. You can check out all the trades in the Fantasy Baseball Forums. Look for the RCL under the heading “Everything Else.”
Team Dalmore (Beef SAGNOF!) took hitting honors with a .298 average and 55 runs, 20 home runs, 57 RBI, and 8 steals. Evan Longoria hit .464, drove in 11 runs, and scored 8 to lead the way. Andrew McCutchen also topped .400 with 5 runs and a stolen base. Paul Goldschmidt added 4 home runs and 9 RBI.
Average: .367 (Team Toth – No Go Romo)
Runs: 60 (Team Toth – No Go Romo)
HR: 20 (Team Dalmore – Beef SAGNOF!, Vandelay Industries – Humm Baby)
RBI: 63 (Vandelay Industries – Humm Baby)
SB: 13 (Youppi!’s Revenge – No Guts, No Glory)
My Mustache Has a Mustache (Greys a BITER, says Garner) recorded 16 decisions (6 wins and 10 saves) for the top pitching line this week. They tallied 50 strikeouts in 60.2 innings with a 1.34 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. Team ace Jordan Zimmermann picked up a victory, as did streamers Eric Stults, Andrew Cashner, Roberto Hernandez, and Jason Marquis. David Hernandez won 1 and also picked up a save; Chris Perez nailed down 4 games while Jason Grilli saved 3 more.
Ks: 98 (Maniac Friar Gwynn – Greybies)
Wins: 8 (Da Wayza Bwade – Cougars Welcomed, Pittsburgh Lumber Company – Last Chance)
Saves: 14 (Carolina Bedwetters – RCL on PEDs)
ERA: 0.63 (40 IP min) (He’s On Fiers – The Art of Fielding)
WHIP: 0.64 (40 IP min) (Draft Dodgers – No Go Romo)
|Da Wayza Bwade
50 R/13 HR/43 RBI/7 SB
87 K/8 W/3.31/1.31/5 S
|Da Wayza Bwade moved up 4 spots to take over the lead in Cougars Welcomed with a 12-point gain this week. Anthony Rizzo hit .440 with 7 RBI to lead the charge. Jose Bautista (.360/7 RBI), Shane Victorino (.393/6 Runs), Jose Altuve (.364/2 SB), and Jay Bruce (6 RBI) made nice contributions. Cliff Lee earned two wins with a 1.20 ERA and 0.87 WHIP. The other 6 victories came from streamers, with Bud Norris allowing 1 run in 8 innings in the best outing. Wandy Rodriguez, Ross Detwiler, Chris Tillman, Eric Stults, and Joe Saunders combined for a 2.30 ERA in their wins. Craig Kimbrel and Jose Veras each recorded 2 saves.|