Batters that are consistent week after week are much more enjoyable to have on your roster than those with frequent hot and cold spells. Sure a player putting up 50 points in a week can almost single handedly earn you a win, but the three weeks prior where he didn’t break single digits can be extremely frustrating. Especially when such a cold spell leads you to bench said player on the week he finally breaks out for 50 points. As Grey would say “sonofabench”. Byron Buxton punched me in the nuts with one of those last year. In years past Jay Bruce is a hitter that often fell into this category.
Based on some CBS league statistics one of the most consistent hitters in points leagues has been Jonathan Lucroy. The problem is that he’s been consistently subpar. Lucroy has averaged about 8.29 points per week. Here are his weekly point totals: 7, 8, 10, 8, 8, 7 and 10. He is consistently scoring 8 points every week. This is not exactly what you are looking for with regards to productivity.
Moving up the list a bit we come to Dee Gordon. Dee is averaging about 15.71 points per week. His weekly point totals are: 16, 15, 14, 17, 23, 14 and 11. He’s not exactly knocking down the barn door, but at least he’s consistently respectable. I’d be happy with 16 points every week from my second baseman. Scoring double digit points every week is a good thing.
Here’s a name I’m surprised to be mentioned. Andrelton Simmons. A-SIM is averaging 18.57 points per week. He weekly point totals are 16, 18, 11, 21, 28, 22 and 14. If we ignore the 11 point week he would be averaging just under 20 points per week with a 14 point min. Plugging Simmons into short and Gordon into 2B gives us a nice consistent middle infield with at least 36 points each week.
Mookie Betts is averaging about 31.86 points per week. That’s pretty freaking good. You can say that again. That again. His weekly totals have been very consistent along the way. Those totals are: 26, 30, 33, 25, 40, 29 and 40. Nothing lower than 25. Numbers like these make Mookie the most attractive hitter in points leagues.
Jose Quintana is one player I own in all of my points leagues. The other is Ozzie Albies. One for two ain’t so bad. And I’m expecting Quintana to rebound. With weekly point totals of 26, 25, 13, 36, 15, 20 and 25 Albies is averaging almost 23 points per week. Just to emphasize the value of consistency imagine if Ozzie’s point totals looked like this: 9, 9, 9, 50, 11 and 50. Sure those 50 point weeks would be awesome, but the rest of the weeks stink. Either way they still average out to the same 23 points per week. Two different paths to the same place, but I prefer the first set of totals.
Only ten batters have scored double digit points (at least ten) every week. These players are: Dee Gordon, Andrelton Simmons, Mookie Betts, Jed Lowrie, Ozzie Albies, Jose Ramirez, Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez, Mike Trout and Manny Machado. These stats exclude week one in leagues where it was a short 3/4 day week.
Didi Gregorius was the bees knees, the apes tits or whatever the kids are calling it theses days for the first month of the season. But since then he has become almost benchable. Is that a real word? Spell checker seems to disagree. Here are Didi’s point totals: 46, 11, 31, 37, 6, 5, 0. That is the definition of inconsistent. His weekly average is about 19.43, but those weeks of 11, 6, 5 and 0 are not very user friendly.
Just so Didi doesn’t feel like I am specifically singling him out, I’ll throw another player to the wolves. By the way, the word on the street has it that Did actually reads the Razzball site. What up Didi! Scooter Gennett is averaging just under 14 points per week. Not great, but could be worse. However, here are his weekly point totals: 1, 10, 7, 30, -4, 43 and 8. Was that a niner in there? I mean was that a minus four in there? I think those number speak for themselves. How could you possible start Scooter in a weekly league?
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