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After twenty-one weeks and 163 contestants the Hey Batter contest finally has a champion. In case the title didn’t give it away, the winner is LenFuego. It seems that winning the regular season portion of the contest and earning the ability to pick one Unpickable each week of the playoffs was enough of an edge to win it all. With the help of Jose Altuve (17), Mike Trout (25), Charlie Blackmon (34), Paul Goldschmidt (27) and Anthony Rizzo (13), LenFuego ended the playoffs with 303 points. His biggest contributors, however were Giancarlo Stanton (44) and Anthony Rendon (36).

Peter guigli finished in second place with 283 points. The difference was Jonathan Schoop, who scored 20 points for LenFuego back in week one of the playoffs. Or perhaps it was Leury Garcia who only managed five points in week four for Peter guigli. We could play this game all day, but at the end it will still be LenFuego standing tall.

The top hitter over the course of this contest was Giancarlo Stanton who scored 476 points. Joey Votto (512) and Charlie Blackmon (488) were actually one and two, but since they were Unpickables, Stanton is the king. Aside from Stanton, Jose Ramirez and Marcell Ozuna were the only other batters in the top ten that were not Unpickable players.

Congratulations to LenFuego and thanks to everyone that participated in this inaugural event. Here are the final playoff standings…

Contestant Week Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Score Score Score Score
LenFuego 1 Jose Altuve Mike Moustakas Jonathan Schoop 17 14 20 51
LenFuego 2 Mike Trout Daniel Murphy Travis Shaw 25 10 13 48
LenFuego 3 Charlie Blackmon Freddie Freeman Aaron Judge 34 21 10 65
LenFuego 4 Paul Goldschmidt Giancarlo Stanton Jose Abreu 27 44 19 90
LenFuego 5 Anthony Rizzo Anthony Rendon 13 36 0 49
LenFuego Total 303
Peter guigli 1 Odubel Herrera Gerardo Parra Cesar Hernandez 12 18 27 57
Peter guigli 2 Daniel Murphy Andrew McCutchen Eric Hosmer 10 12 22 44
Peter guigli 3 Freddie Freeman DJ LeMahieu Ender Inciarte 21 20 18 59
Peter guigli 4 Giancarlo Stanton Marcell Ozuna Leury Garcia 44 40 5 89
Peter guigli 5 Adam Jones Trey Mancini 14 20 0 34
Peter guigli Total 283
Trevor 1 Gerardo Parra Andrew Benintendi Shin-soo Choo 18 24 12 54
Trevor 2 Billy Hamilton Andrew McCutchen Giancarlo Stanton 10 12 39 61
Trevor 3 Freddie Freeman DJ LeMahieu Elvis Andrus 21 20 29 70
Trevor 4 Jose Abreu Brian Dozier Anthony Rendon 19 20 20 59
Trevor 5 Daniel Murphy Justin Upton 16 11 0 27
Trevor Total 271
Denhusk 1 Gerardo Parra Whit Merrifield Eric Hosmer 18 21 19 58
Denhusk 2 Alex Bregman Cody Bellinger Brian Dozier 14 30 40 84
Denhusk 3 Freddie Freeman Nelson Cruz J.D. Martinez 21 30 9 60
Denhusk 4 Eddie Rosario Kyle Schwarber Rougned Odor 13 12 -5 20
Denhusk 5 Jonathan Schoop Francisco Lindor 18 27 0 45
Denhusk Total 267
Fungazi 1 Mark Reynolds Jonathan Schoop Trevor Story 15 20 -1 34
Fungazi 2 Nelson Cruz Robinson Cano Justin Upton 33 20 14 67
Fungazi 3 Freddie Freeman Giancarlo Stanton Adrian Beltre 21 35 24 80
Fungazi 4 Jose Abreu Brian Dozier Paul DeJong 19 20 7 46
Fungazi 5 Rhys Hoskins Alex Bregman 19 19 0 38
Fungazi Total 265
Cannot spell wrong without Ron 1 Eric Hosmer Nick Williams Odubel Herrera 19 13 12 44
Cannot spell wrong without Ron 2 Giancarlo Stanton Justin Upton Dee Gordon 39 14 6 59
Cannot spell wrong without Ron 3 Freddie Freeman Jake Lamb Gerardo Parra 21 19 22 62
Cannot spell wrong without Ron 4 Byron Buxton Brian Dozier Eddie Rosario 40 20 13 73
Cannot spell wrong without Ron 5 Mark Reynolds Aaron Judge 9 -1 0 8
Cannot spell wrong without Ron Total 246
Euroalien 1 Mike Moustakas Eric Hosmer Jonathan Schoop 14 19 20 53
Euroalien 2 Daniel Murphy Cody Bellinger Starling Marte 10 30 7 47
Euroalien 3 Freddie Freeman Andrew Benintendi Giancarlo Stanton 21 12 35 68
Euroalien 4 Nelson Cruz Carlos Santana Ryan Zimmerman 5 16 0 21
Euroalien 5 Jorge Polanco Byron Buxton 19 35 0 54
Euroalien Total 243
Foul Balls 1 Justin Turner Mike Moustakas Khris Davis 24 14 10 48
Foul Balls 2 Justin Upton Andrew McCutchen Jonathan Schoop 14 12 8 34
Foul Balls 3 Freddie Freeman Joey Gallo Ender Inciarte 21 24 18 63
Foul Balls 4 Jose Abreu Byron Buxton Eddie Rosario 19 40 13 72
Foul Balls 5 Giancarlo Stanton Marcell Ozuna 13 10 0 23
Foul Balls Total 240
jesusc97 1 Justin Turner Eduardo Nunez Steven Souza Jr. 24 33 11 68
jesusc97 2 Tim Beckham Cody Bellinger Yasiel Puig 25 30 6 61
jesusc97 3 Giancarlo Stanton George Springer Aaron Judge 35 12 10 57
jesusc97 4 Freddie Freeman Brian Dozier Yoenis Cespedes 11 20 19 50
jesusc97 5 0 0 0 0
jesusc97 Total 236
Mickey 1 Robinson Cano Francisco Lindor Eric Hosmer 21 15 19 55
Mickey 2 Daniel Murphy Marcell Ozuna Miguel Sano 10 9 6 25
Mickey 3 Freddie Freeman George Springer J.D. Martinez 21 12 9 42
Mickey 4 Giancarlo Stanton Cody Bellinger Jose Abreu 44 0 19 63
Mickey 5 Justin Turner Kyle Schwarber 18 23 0 41
Mickey Total 226
Manley Ramirez 1 Gerardo Parra Odubel Herrera Mike Moustakas 18 12 14 44
Manley Ramirez 2 Ryan Braun Anthony Rendon Miguel Sano 31 8 6 45
Manley Ramirez 3 Freddie Freeman George Springer Adrian Beltre 21 12 24 57
Manley Ramirez 4 Jose Abreu Brian Dozier Eddie Rosario 19 20 13 52
Manley Ramirez 5 0 0 0 0
Manley Ramirez Total 198
DonSlaughtOnslaught 1 0 0 0 0
DonSlaughtOnslaught 2 Daniel Murphy Anthony Rendon Cody Bellinger 10 8 30 48
DonSlaughtOnslaught 3 Yuli Gurriel George Springer Alex Bregman 13 12 24 49
DonSlaughtOnslaught 4 Giancarlo Stanton Jake Lamb Justin Smoak 44 4 14 62
DonSlaughtOnslaught 5 Gary Sanchez DJ LeMahieu 20 11 0 31
DonSlaughtOnslaught Total 190
Smallwine 1 DJ LeMahieu Freddie Freeman Giancarlo Stanton 17 24 25 66
Smallwine 2 Corey Seager Daniel Murphy Edwin Encarnacion 10 10 14 34
Smallwine 3 Robinson Cano Carlos Santana J.D. Martinez 8 32 9 49
Smallwine 4 Travis Shaw Jake Lamb Aaron Judge 10 4 13 27
Smallwine 5 Miguel Cabrera Corey Dickerson -2 0 0 -2
Smallwine Total 174
BK BROILER 1 Gerardo Parra Jay Bruce Cesar Hernandez 18 13 27 58
BK BROILER 2 Daniel Murphy Aaron Judge Josh Bell 10 2 18 30
BK BROILER 3 Freddie Freeman Miguel Gonzalez DJ LeMahieu 21 0 20 41
BK BROILER 4 Max Kepler Brian Dozier Rougned Odor 7 20 -5 22
BK BROILER 5 Trevor Story Justin Smoak 10 4 0 14
BK BROILER Total 165
Thor da Man 1 Michael Conforto Gerardo Parra Mark Reynolds 8 18 15 41
Thor da Man 2 Giancarlo Stanton Marcell Ozuna Miguel Sano 39 9 6 54
Thor da Man 3 Freddie Freeman Gary Sanchez Aaron Judge 21 28 10 59
Thor da Man 4 0 0 0 0
Thor da Man 5 0 0 0 0
Thor da Man Total 154

See you all next year. Thanks for batting!

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  1. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Congrats, LenFuego! Comment here with your email address and I’ll get in touch with you about your prize… A new Lambo, right?

    • malamoney says:
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      @Grey: I’ve got his email. I can send it to you privately so he doesn’t have to share it with the rest of the deviants that frequent my posts…

  2. Trevor says:
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    Thanks Razzball for a very fun contest. Hope you do it again next year. Congrats to LenFuego. Well played.
    Top 3 finishers get a prize right? With the top prize being the new lambo.
    :)

    • malamoney says:
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      @Trevor: You’re welcome. And yes, top three get a prize. Second and third get to hug each other…

  3. Cannot spell wrong without Ron says:
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    Thanks Malamoney for running this contest.

  4. LenFuego says:
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    Yaaaayyyy me! A Lambo will do nicely!

    Thanks to malamoney for running the contest and to all the other contestants for a spirited competition. Being able to pick Untouchables in the playoffs was definitely a huge advantage for me that undoubtedly put me over the top (though some years, I bet it would backfire).

    I did not even qualify for the playoffs until the very last week of the regular season and I never was in the lead in the playoffs until this post, so the moral of the story is never give up!

    This was a really fun contest – simple in concept, but you could at least pretend there was some skill to figuring out who to pick each week to make it interesting. Look forward to it again next year hopefully.

    (I am a bit reluctant to put my email address on the web – I do not want to blame Razzball if I start getting inundated with spam at some point. If you really need me to, I will, but malamoney emailed me earlier and has my email address. Let me know.)

    • Grey

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      Nah, I meant you comment with your email, put it in that box to fill in the form… I can see everyone’s email, but some people use dummy accounts… If this yahoo email you used is our real account, I can email you…

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: Yes, that is the right email address.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Email sent, make sure it didn’t go to spam…

    • malamoney says:
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      @LenFuego: I certainly hope to be bring it back next year. Congrats again…

  5. Fungazi says:
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    Congrats Len!

    Boy looking at my picks throughout the playoffs can’t help notice the pimple on the forehead known as Trevor Story.

    • malamoney says:
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      @Fungazi: Ha! Only Rougned Odor’s week for -5 performance for Denhusk was worse. Oh wait, I unlocked Miguel Cabrera and he responded with -2 points!

      • Fungazi says:
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        @malamoney: 3 big busts in general. I would have been better off picking Tim Tebow

  6. Foul balls says:
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    thanks for the contest and congratulations to Len

    • malamoney says:
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      @Foul balls: You’re welcome. Hope to see you next year!

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