Mauledbypandas held on to first for another week, but Jack Full of Hate closed the gap to just three tenths of a point as he moved up from 11th place to second. Impressively, the Hateful Jack also has the 18th ranked team. 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||105.5||1|
|2||Jack Full Of Hate||Go Get Your Shinebox||105.2||11|
|4||Freaks and Geeks||102.1||24|
|5||Slocemb If You Got Em||100.7||7|
|6||Buffalo Runner||Buffalo Runner||100.2||25|
|7||Your face ain’t got no saves||99.3||12|
|8||ichirosan||Insert Catchy Player Pun||99.1||5|
|10||Pitchers! (of Beer)||98.6||19|
Movers and Shakers: VinnyCora (The Mudville 9 – Night of the Living Zombinos) continued to climb up the standings, and has now gone from 204th to 9th place in the last 3 weeks. MStark’s two teams both made big moves this week, with Ian’s Army (Cracking The WHIP) jumping 100 spots to 41st, and Team Stark (Wily Young Delmons) moving up 192 positions to 94th place.
Free Agents: Jurickson Profar was quickly grabbed in all leagues when it began to sound like Ian Kinsler was going to the DL. Leonys Martin is now owned in 39% of the Razzball Commenter Leagues after a 6-for-19 week with 5 runs and 5 steals. With rumors of an imminent Adam Eaton return, he is now 84% owned.
League Stats: The League Competitive Index for all leagues can be found here. Night of the Living Zombinos (104.4) continues to lead all leagues on the competitive scale, with Cougars Welcomed (104.1) right behind. The ECFBL are in the top 10 in seven categories, leading 5 (Runs, HR, RBI, ERA, Saves.) They are 15 runs and 30 RBI ahead of everyone else.
Team Stats: You can find the top 10 in all categories in the RCL Forum. Two teams are still hitting over .300 – Freaks and Geeks ( Go Big or Go Home ) and the 2012 RCL Champions, Rank Railheads ( Something Something Mustache ) are both at .301.
EXPERTS: Rudy cut into the lead of Mike Podhorzer (RotoGraphs), but still trails by 9-and-a-half points. Mike led the league in runs (55) and WHIP (1.02), while Rudy collected 11 decisions (5 wins/6 saves). Defending champion Ryan Carey (Mastersball) had a 10-point gain this week, thanks to a .319 average, 15 home runs, 62 RBI, and an impressive 1.75 ERA. You can find all Expert League unofficial Week 7 stats here. Grey gained 1.5 points, and held steady in 6th place.
Writers: Andrew Nordmeier stretched his lead over Slim Smitty to 12 after hitting .320 with 15 home runs and 55 RBI this week. Jaywrong jumped from 9th to 4th with a 19.5-point gain. His 15 stolen bases led the league. Check out all the writers’ week 7 stats.
You can find links to these two leagues (and the other 62 RCLs) here.
Trades: There were 21 trades this week, plus a vetoed deal in the ECFBL that saw Giancarlo Stanton exchanged for Tom Wilhelmsen. Brett Lawrie was traded four times, including twice in Humm Baby. After acquiring Brett, along with David Murphy and Clayton Kershaw for Kyle Seager, Mike Morse, and R.A. Dickey, Chaka Laka then packaged him with Justin Ruggiano to pick up John Mayberry, Jr and Lorenzo Cain. Hunter Pence was traded for Jordan Zimmermann in one league, and with Heath Bell for Ryan Zimmerman in another. Pence was also paired with Madison Bumgarner in a deal for Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford. I gave up Edwin Encarnacion for JZ and Jonathan Papelbon. I didn’t like to do it, but I figured with my team languishing with 45 points, I might as well try something. Justin Upton, Adam Jones, Matt Harvey, and even Miguel Cabrera 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.”
Curacao Shortstops (Razz Sask) hit .307 with 65 runs, 15 home runs, 56 RBI, and 19 stolen bases to earn hitting accolades this week. Mitch Moreland hit 4 home runs, drove in 10, and scored 5 to lead the way. Elvis Andrus hit .345 and added 5 steals. Everth Cabrera (7 SB), Wilin Rosario (7 RBI), and Alex Gordon (.480) also made key contributions.
Average: .380 (Razzim Tazzim Orgamazim - Go Big or Go Home)
Runs: 65 (Curacao Shortstops – Razz Sask)
HR: 19 (Pray For Rain – Fantasy Champions)
RBI: 66 (Goon Platoon – Robust Herd)
SB: 20 (Tape a Jeter To Her Back – Razzball League)
My Mustache Has a Mustache (Greys a BITER, says Garner) recorded one of the top pitching lines for the second week in a row, picking up 10 wins and 6 saves after his 6 wins and 10 saves last week. In 93 innings they had 83 strikeouts with an ERA of 1.74 and 1.06 WHIP. Jordan Zimmermann and R.A. Dickey anchor the staff and each picked up a victory, but their manager’s prowess was once again shown as Mike Leake, Andrew Cashner, Brandon McCarthy, Tommy Milone, Travis Wood, and Jeff Locke were streamed to the tune of 6 wins with an ERA of 0.85 and 0.97 WHIP. Chris Perez won 1 and also picked up a save; Jose Veras and Jason Grilli each saved 2.
Ks: 112 (CarGo and CarGo LLP – Remember Matt Bush)
Wins: 10 (My Mustache Has a Mustache – Greys a BITER, says Garner)
Saves: 13 (Rube Waddell’s Shiny Objects – Magnificent Mustachioed Men)
ERA: 0.57 (40 IP min) (That’s a Shame Bold Predictions)
WHIP: 0.73 (40 IP min) (nhv STEELERS – International Razzball)
|That’s a Shame
47R/15 HR/58 RBI/12 SB
55K/5 W/0.57/0.92/6 S
|That’s a Shame moved up from third to