FantasyRazzballFantasy Razzball is the game where the goal is to manage the worst fantasy baseball team possible.  You hope to find terrible players who don’t get sent to the minors. As in the RCL, a team’s points are multiplied by the League Competitive Index. The LCI is based on the total points of the top 8 teams per league. The overall standings will be up later in the season. Points are credited as follows:

Hitters (AB = +2, H = -3, R = -4, HR = -6, RBI = -4, K = +2)

Pitchers (IP = -1, HR = +4, L = +8, K = -1, ER = +1.5, H+BB = +1).

You can find links to the six Fantasy Razzball leagues (along with the 64 RCLs) here.

So far, Aaron Hicks has been the top producer, racking up 96 points on 2-for-43 hitting with 20 strikeouts. Close behind are Brett Wallace (79), Pedro Alvarez (75), and B.J. Upton (70). Giancarlo Stanton (65) and Mike Trout (62) are the top scorers among the first round picks in the regular-scoring RCL.

On the pitching side, Edinson Volquez and Brett Myers lead with 63 points, followed by Joe Blanton (53) and Cole Hamels (51). Since there is a 1250 IP limit, points per inning is key. Brayan Villarreal is king here, piling up almost 39 points in an inning and two thirds, for 23.3 ppi. John Axford is next with a rate of 10.9 (47 pts. in 4 and a third). Myers leads pitchers with at least 10 IP at 6.1 ppi, followed by Blanton (5.3), Volquez (5.1), and Vance Worley (4.0).

Aztec Two Step League

1. Scrubs and Schlubs 522.83
2. hannover bohemians 502.5
3. The Joaquin Deduno 500

This is the most competitive league, with even the 10th place team scoring over 200 points! Scrubs and Schlubs has benefited from the talents of both Hicks and Wallace, who they drafted in the 4th and 13th rounds respectively. They also picked up Brandon Mauer in a shrewd move which scored them 22 points for 2/3 of an innings work.

Razz North

1. JeffLoria’s FireSale 588.83
2. Snafu Larry 508.33
3. Bowels of Sucktitude 435.67

Two teams in this league are falling back with under 150 points. The always competitive ichirosan has JeffLoria’s Fire Sale leading with nearly 600 points. Hicks, Clint Barmes, and Cliff Pennington have paced this team, with Carlos Carrasco adding another 30 points on the pitching side. Barmes and Pennington were drafted, but Hicks and Carrasco were free agent pickups.

Sons of Jim Essian

1. Facepalm United 539.83
2. Jedd Gyorkoff 433.67
3. Ron Swansons 420.5

The readers of Hire Jim Essian joined in the Fantasy Razzball fun to form this league, and have 9 teams over the 200 mark. The tenth place team, however, has just 20 points. Facepalm United have collected over 50 points from 5 players – Adeiny Hechavarria (63), Jeff Keppinger (52), Rickie Weeks (51), Jonathan Sanchez (51), and Pennington (50).

League of Bad

1. Don Drapper 635.5
2. Mountain Dew Kid 576.33
3. Reading Rainbows 485

Three teams here are under 200 points, with the last place team earning just 39. Don Drapper is the only team to eclipse the 600-point mark thus far. This must have been the most well-prepared drafter as his first 4 picks have netted over 200 points by themselves – Dónovan Solano (48), Wallace (75),  Hechavarria (63), and Emilio Bonifacio (53). Vance Worley, a free agent add, has led pitchers with 48 points.

Razz On

1. Baltimore Scorioles 500.67
2. Vin Loss 439.33
3. Chuck Norris’s Beard 436.5

Anthapologists, Dr Easy’s defending overall championship team, sit in fifth place after a slow start, but are working to move up the standings and will probably be battling for the Razz On title at the end. Two teams are under 200 points here. The Scorioles have nothing from their 2nd pick, Jemile Weeks, but numbers 1 and 3 (Drew Stubbs and Justin Smoak) have given them 129 points. 37.5 points from Dan Haren tops the pitching side of the equation.

Rotisseriously Awful

1. Jr. Spivey Fan Club 465.33
2. ’81 Mariners 449.67
3. The Civilians 399

The lowest-scoring of the six leagues, it also has the tightest battle for first place. The Jr. Spivey Fan Club scored 92 points Saturday to move into the lead, thanks in large part to the pitching of Phil Hughes (33.5) and Edinson Volquez (22.67). The two have now totaled 111 points for the Fan Club. Their hitters have been led by Russell Martin (52) and Dustin Ackley (48).

  1. Remy says:

    You guys should try to find a way to get points for errors as well

  2. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    Well, we try not to make it too complicated. Most people have their serious leagues; this is supposed to be a fun diversion.

  3. Wallpaper Paterson says:

    Would be nice if Yahoo showed the total points accumulated on the team log pages. I would like to easily see who have been my best players.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:

      @Wallpaper Paterson: Yes, that would be nice. It would make it much easier for me to do a writeup as well.

  4. Jack Full of Hate says:

    I got my team name in an article! I’m printing this and framing it

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:

      @Jack Full of Hate: I don’t want to spoil it for you, but that’s not really your name.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:

        @VinWins: thanks alot reality police

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:

          @Jack Full of Hate: Oops, I forgot this was FANTASY baseball.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:

            @VinWins: I’m going to go have my mom make me a comfort sandwich

  5. DrEasy says:

    Tyler Flowers went gangbusters early on and I drafted badly (bad choice of outfielders, and a little shallow pitching-wise), and so I’m only slowly recovering…

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:

      @DrEasy: It’s a long season, I have faith.

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