Another week, another contest. Another contest, another winner. But before I announce who won week 3, let’s find out which batters accrued the most points. Scoring 43 points, Freddie Freeman and Bryce Harper led the way. Since Harper is an Unpickable, Mr. Freeman stands alone. In 29 plate appearances Double F hit four home runs, drove in six, scored seven and stole one. He also farted 42 times. Now there’s a stat you can only get at Razzball. On the season Freeman is batting .380 with seven homers, and is tied with Mike Trout at 85 points. Somehow he only has ten RBIs, but I’ll leave that statistical blackhole anomaly for a much more experience writer to tell you about…
Seventeen people picked Freeman. The winner picked Freeman. As it turns out, so did the top 13 finishers. After Freeman and Harper there were two more Unpickable players, Anthony Rizzo (36 points) and Mookie Betts (33). Ryan Zimmerman, who equaled Betts’ 33 points was the next pickable player. One person selected him. That person was BadBirdsofBMore. However, considering he did not also pick Freeman, he couldn’t possibly be the winner. Sorry BadBirds.
The winner for week three was Euroalien, who picked Freeman (43), Edwin Encarnacion (16) and Robinson Cano (31), for a total of 90 points. Ninety points is a new high score, topping Trevor’s eighty from last week. For the most part Euroalien led from start to finish last week. Nice job! We’ll see you in the playoffs.
Here are the top five finishers from week 3:
Euroalien (90): Freddie Freeman (43), Edwin Encarnacion (16) and Robinson Cano (31)
Larry Chip 10 (81): Freddie Freeman (43), Albert Pujols (18) and Jake Lamb (20)
Ralph Lifshitz (77): Freddie Freeman (43), Corey Seager (16) and Andrew Benintendi (18)
PB&J (73): Freddie Freeman (43), A.J. Pollock (26) and Rougned Odor (4)
MattH (72): Freddie Freeman (43), Brandon Belt (11), Andrew Benintendi (18)
|Thor da Man||184|
|You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow||161|
|The Great Knoche||137|
The full standings are included in the spreadsheet attached at the bottom of this post.
This week we have 60 people entered into the contest and 53 different batters selected. There was only one Unpickable picked (Nolan Arenad0), but we had four Repickables selected. Repickables are players you’ve already picked in a previous week. Once you’ve used a player, he cannot be used again. Be sure to check the spreadsheet each week when making your picks to avoid getting zeros.
The most picked player was Daniel Murphy who was nominated by twenty-one people. Next is Eric Thames (14 votes) and A.J. Pollock (13). Murphy currently has 31 points, Thames has 27 and Pollock 17. The batter with the most points is Trea Turner (42 points). Next is Hernan Perez with 32.
The current leader for week three is Denhusk with 93 points. So much for Euroalien’s high score. Denhusk’s batters are Daniel Murphy, Ryan Zimmerman and Trea Turner. In second place is Steve-O with 84 points (Eric Thames, Trea Turner and Yasmany Tomas).
For those trying to figure out what this whole contest is all about, please re-read this post containing the rules. For those too lazy to do so, here are the basic rules. Each week you pick three batters (no pitchers). A week (scoring period) runs from Monday through Sunday. You must have your picks submitted by 11:00 AM EDT on Monday mornings. You submit your picks by leaving a comment in the comments section of that’s week’s contest post. Comment timestamps will be used to break any ties. Once you pick a player, you cannot pick that player again in any subsequent week. A card laid is a card played. This means that once you announce your picks in the comments section, you cannot change them. It doesn’t matter the reason.
The last thing to mention are the unmentionables. Actually they are called Unpickables. You cannot pick an unpickable. Well you can, but you will get zero points.
Each week is a new contest, but your weekly points will count towards your total points in the season long standings. The season will run fifteen weeks. At the end of the season there will be a five week playoff competition. In order to qualify for the playoffs you need to either win a weekly contest or finish in the top three overall season standings. That’s it. If you win more than one week and/or finish in the top three, you still only get one entry into the playoffs. However the person that finishes the regular season with the most points (first place), will be allowed to pick players from the Unpickables list during the playoffs (one per week). The winner of the playoffs will receive a brand new Razzball tee shirt. And that’s me plagiarizing me from last week again. Thank you cut and paste.
The scoring system that will be used for this contest is as follows:
1B(+1), 2B(+2), 3B(+3), HR(+4), RBI(+1), R(+1), SO(-1), BB(+1), SB(+1), CS(-1)
In case you don’t remember who you’ve already picked, you can refer to the attached spreadsheet which shows you everyone’s picks.
The contest closes on Monday at 11am EST!!!
Important Note: Please use the same name you’ve used in previous weeks with all future submissions. Otherwise your points will not be combined and you will lose ground in the overall standings. If you are unsure of how you previously entered it, find your name in the standings tab of the spreadsheet and cut and paste it. You have been warned :)
Newcomers welcome. Just because you missed any of the previous weeks does not mean you can’t join this week. Remember all you have to do is win one week (any week) and you’re in the playoffs!