Even though I’m not really a Beatles fan I still like their music. Did I just contradict myself with that statement. Perhaps instead of the word “like” I should have used “appreciate”. I own some of their music, but usually when a Beatles song comes on when I’m shuffling, I skip to the next. Everyday I’m shuffling! And if I said I knew what channel the Beatles channel was on Sirius I’d be lying. All this be true, yet my hat’s off to The Fab Four. Peace and love!

Alex Bregman has not been much of a fantasy contributor this season. I mean he’s contributed, but he is far from a must start. We all want must start players. They make our decisions simpler. On the season Bregman has about 253 points. That makes him number 14 on the list of third basemen. That’s a far cry from “must start”. I have seen him be dropped in several leagues this season, and that move does not surprise. Especially considering I didn’t attempt to pick him in any of said leagues.

It isn’t exactly like he’s hitting the ball out of the park either. In 405 plate appearances he has just 13 home runs. Paul Goldschmidt hit three on Thursday. Ok, fine. I know I am comparing apples to oranges, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t impress my point. By the way, if Paul Goldschmidt is the apples in that saying then he is a gloriously delicious golden apple!

There are currently 27 third base eligible players with more home runs that Bregman. While he is on pace to fall just short of a 20/20 season, 20/20 clearly no longer carries the same weight it did twenty years ago. He does have eligibility at shortstop in some leagues, so he’s got that going for him. Put it this way, I think I’d rather have Chris Taylor than Alex Bregman.

So far in the first week of the Hey Batter contest, Bregman is leading the way in points with 34 points. Unsurprisingly, not one person picked him. I thought you were supposed to be the best of the best?! Just kidding. Picking Bregman would have been idiotic regardless of how many points he now has. Let’s leave it at this as far as Bregman is concerned. If you are still running Todd Frazier or Maikel Franco out there instead of Bregman, you are very likely not doing so well in your league.

As for the contest at hand, here’s a quick update. As of Saturday morning, here is the current scoreboard. Saturday’s points are not included below.

Contestant Player Player Player Score Score Score Score
BK BROILER Gerardo Parra Jay Bruce Cesar Hernandez 12 13 22 47
Smallwine DJ LeMahieu Freddie Freeman Giancarlo Stanton 18 13 15 46
Peter guigli Odubel Herrera Gerardo Parra Cesar Hernandez 10 12 22 44
Mickey Robinson Cano Francisco Lindor Eric Hosmer 21 14 7 42
jesusc97 Justin Turner Eduardo Nunez Steven Souza Jr. 4 29 6 39
Trevor Gerardo Parra Andrew Benintendi Shin-soo Choo 12 9 13 34
Cannot spell wrong without Ron Eric Hosmer Nick Williams Odubel Herrera 7 16 10 33
Thor da Man Michael Conforto Gerardo Parra Mark Reynolds 6 12 14 32
Manley Ramirez Gerardo Parra Odubel Herrera Mike Moustakas 12 10 5 27
LenFuego Jose Altuve Mike Moustakas Jonathan Schoop 13 5 8 26
Denhusk Gerardo Parra Whit Merrifield Eric Hosmer 12 5 7 24
Fungazi Mark Reynolds Jonathan Schoop Trevor Story 14 8 -1 21
Euroalien Mike Moustakas Eric Hosmer Jonathan Schoop 5 7 8 20
Foul Balls Justin Turner Mike Moustakas Khris Davis 4 5 6 15
Chris Montgomery 0 0 0 0
DonSlaughtOnslaught 0 0 0 0


If you’re name’s not in the above scoreboard, that means you’re not in the playoffs. Just a reminder for those that are, make sure you don’t pick a player you picked in week one of the playoffs. And unless you’re name is LenFuego, don’t pick an Unpickable. And if you’re name is LenFuego, don’t pick more than one Unpickable each week.

The plan is for these posts to go live on Sundays.

The Unpickables – Do not pick these players unless you are LenFuego!!!

Mike Trout
Mookie Betts
Jose Altuve
Nolan Arenado
Paul Goldschmidt
Anthony Rizzo
Bryce Harper
Charlie Blackmon
Kris Bryant
Josh Donaldson
Manny Machado
Joey Votto
Miguel Cabrera

The contest closes on Monday at 1pm EST!!!

If you are not in the playoffs please refrain from picking players in the comments section. This will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

And finally, a serious message from Ringo Starr to all of your fans.



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  1. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:

    Daniel Murphy
    Anthony Rendon
    Cody Bellinger

  2. Can not spell wRONg without RON says:

    Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Upton and Dee Gordon.

  3. Trevor says:

    B Hamilton
    A McCutchen
    G Stanton

  4. jesusc97 says:


    Tim Beckham, Cody Bellinger, Yasiel Puig

  5. Smallwine says:

    Cory Seager
    Daniel Murphy
    Edwin Encarnacion

  6. D. Murphy, A. Judge and J. Bell

  7. Fungazi says:

    Cruz, Cano, J. Upton

  8. Thor da Man says:

    Stanton, Ozuna, Sano

  9. LenFuego says:

    Mike Trout
    Daniel Murphy
    Travis Shaw

  10. Foul balls says:

    JUpton AMcCutchen JSchoop thank you.

  11. Manley Ramirez says:

    Sano, Rendon, Braun

  12. D.murphy mccutchen and hosmer

  13. Mickey says:

    Daniel Murphy
    Miguel Sano
    Marcel Ozuna

  14. Denhusk says:

    Bregman,Dozier and Bellinger

  15. Euroalien says:

    Starling Marte
    Cody Bellinger
    Daniel Murphy

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