Colicky Fuddruckers jumped three spots to become the third different overall leader in the last three weeks. They are running away with the title in Razz Canada, a league which includes Razzball writer Mike and yours truly. The Fuddruckers had the 6th pick in the draft and took Andrew McCutchen, followed by Adam Jones, Ryan Zimmerman, and B.J. Upton. 97 RBI from 5th round pick Allen Craig helped make up for those 3rd and 4th picks, as did the acquisition of Edwin Encarnacion for 7th and 8th picks Jonathan Papelbon and Jordan Zimmermann. With three weeks to go, the battle is heating up!
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|
|2||mauledbypandas||Josh Hamilton’s Fake Stache||110.3||2|
|3||A Hill O’ Beans||My Mustache Has a Mustache||107.5||1|
|4||the remains of the bay||106.8||13|
|8||Cali The Naysayers||105.4||7|
|10||Thats a Shame||104.5||9|
Movers and Shakers: Paulie Allnuts jumped 100 positions to 192nd as he continued his march up the overall standings. On July 22 he was sitting in 512th place. He led the tough ECFBL in batting average, home runs, and RBI this week to reach 6th place with 70 points, a 23.5-point rise in the last 7 weeks.
EXPERTS: For the first time since Week 1, Grey is in first place! He gained 5-and-a-half points to 87.5 and a 1-point lead over Dr. Roto. Grey led the league in strikeouts (80 in 70.1 IP) and saves (11), while his power numbers of 15 home runs and 50 RBI were second to Mike Podhorzer’s 16/52. Mike was also tops in batting average at .331. Team Roto compiled pitching ratios of 2.23 and 0.77 in 40.1 innings, but managed only 1 win. Rudy remained in third place, 5 points behind Grey. His team recorded 4 wins, the most since Week 15, but with an ERA of 4.25. He also had his lowest batting average since Week 15 (.248), which lowered his season average to .263, second worst in the league. You can find all Expert League unofficial Week 23 stats here.
Writers: Tehol Beddict stretched his lead to 25 points, blasting another 15 home runs in his quest for the RCL record. Sky cut Andrew Nordmeier’s lead to 1.5 in the fight for second, leading the league in ERA (1.59) and RBI (48) and tying Tehol and Smokey with 15 homers. Check out all the writers’ week 23 stats.
2012 RCL Champions League: Things got even tighter as Random ItalicizedVoice stumbled, allowing Big Magoo to grab the lead with 84.5 points. The Voice and Worldwide Suicide are tied just 2 points back.
RCL on PEDs: Five teams are locked in a battle here, including Big Magoo once again.
86.5 MidWest Carnival Folk
86.0 Ottoneu Bay Stormtroopers
85.0 The Full Monty
82.5 Big Magoo
82.0 Giggity-giggity All right
Myrtle’s Acres: A Man Named Brady and Team SQUINTS are tied with 87; Foot’s Cold Sweat (86) and The Good The Vlad The Utley (84) are right on their heels.
Fear the Moustache: The Playmakers and Team BALLS have 89 points, 1 more than get off my field jeter.
You Say Potato, I Say Schmotato: Manscapers Anonymous and Wood Street Wonders are tied for the lead, 1-and-a-half up on Myrtle Beach Mermen.
Remember Matt Bush: Th3 Prodigal Son and Hawkline Monsters are tied with 90 points.
Greybies: Insert Catchy Player Pun and Maniac Friar Gwynn are tied with 100.5 points.
Some other close battles:
You down with PEDs?: Oakland Earth 98.5, TP for my Buchholz 98
It’s Raining On Braun Night: The Cream and the Clear 91, Team Big Fun 90.5
Is it next year yet: Tarzana Orange: 102, A Kick in the Pfffrrrttt 101
Dubbels, Tripels and Bocks: Pitchers!(Of Beer) 96.5, Smuttynose Winter 95.5
Something Something Mustache: Rank Railheads 106, The BallBusters 105
No Guts, No Glory: Pazzball Rodcast 107, Hitter-Tron Legacy 106
Wily Young Delmons: Speed Merchants 87, Team Stark 85.5
I Am A Celtic (Daily Bases) took hitting honors this week with a .333 average, 54 runs, 18 home runs, 67 RBI, and 8 steals. Will Middlebrooks led the way, hitting .464 with 8 runs, 4 home runs, 9 RBI, and one stolen base. Mike Napoli was just as impressive at .476 with 7 runs, 4 home runs, and 9 RBI. Austin Jackson (.400/4 Runs/4 RBI/1 SB), Alex Rios (.429/3 HR/1 SB), and Alfonso Soriano (5 Runs/1 HR/8 RBI/1 SB) also made key contributions.
Average: .351 (The Good The Vlad The Utley – Myrtle’s Acres)
Runs: 62 (Don Drappers – Champions League)
HR: 20 (Pocket Rockets – Dubbels, Tripels and Bocks)
RBI: 67 (I Am A Celtic – Daily Bases)
SB: 14 (Ian’s Army – Cracking The WHIP, Colicky Fuddruckers – Razz Canada, Bromelia Famiglia – Ones are GOOD right?)
Howlin Mad (Cracking The WHIP) were best on the mound, striking out 101 in 96.1 innings with 7 wins, 11 saves, an ERA of 1.49, and 0.82 WHIP. Their ace, Cole Hamels, won one of two starts and struck out 17 in 15 innings, giving up just 3 runs and allowing only 6 baserunners. Ian Kennedy, also picked up 1 win in 2 starts, striking out 14 in 11 innings. Scott Kazmir (Win/12 K), Dan Straily (Win/7 K), Juan Nicasio (7 K), Tyson Ross (0 ER/5 K), Bartolo Colon (Win/7 K) and Martin Perez (Win/5 K) all had great outings. The week moved Howling Mad up 132 positions in the standings to 393rd, just outside the top half of the 768-team field. They have now gained 258 spots since July 22.
Ks: 106 (Team OOGOTZ – Razzball League)
Wins: 10 (Team SQUINTS – Myrtle’s Acres)
Saves: 13 (Rube Waddell’s Shiny Objects – Magnificent Mustachioed Men, Power Slave – The Big Rzepczynski, A Kick in the Pfffrrrttt – Is it next year yet)
ERA: 1.41 (40 IP min) (WoodyPaige AllStars – Ones are GOOD right?)
WHIP: 0.66 (40 IP min) (Dusty Two Sacks – Modesto Nuts)
|Rube Waddell’s Shiny Objects|
40 R/19 HR/52 RBI/3 SB
70 K/7 W/1.96/1.01/13 S
|Rube Waddell’s Shiny Objects (Magnificent Mustachioed Men) jumped 42 positions to 199th overall in week 23, their 5th straight gain in the standings. MattTruss223′s team had solid offensive numbers and outstanding pitching. Will Middlebrooks’ 8 runs and 9 RBI set the pace. Pablo Sandoval (.360/4 Runs/3 HR/8 RBI), Prince Fielder (.391/5 RBI), and Salvador Perez (7-for-15/2 HR/6 RBI) also made key contributions. Adam Jones chipped in with 3 home runs and a steal. On the pitching side, Huston Street earned a win and 4 saves, while Casey Janssen added 3 saves. Danny Farquhar, Brad Ziegler, and LaTroy Hawkins picked up 2 each. The starting pitchers contributed 6 wins in just 8 starts. Paul Maholm, Dillon Gee, Kris Medlen (9 K), Corey Kluber, Dan Straily, and Bartolo Colon all recorded victories. Zack Greinke added a 9-strikeout performance.|