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Three weeks are complete, and Men-In-Cleats (Bosch Brothers – in Trout We Trust) is still number 1. We’ll have the complete Master Standings up next week, and they’re all new and exciting! Rudy has added another element to the formula that takes into account where each team ranks in each of the 10 statistical categories. So, if your team has hit more home runs then each of the other 767 teams, that will probably be good for you.

Here is what the top 10 looks like:

1 Men-In-Cleats Bosch Brothers In Trout We Trust 110.5 99 102 105.8
2 mauledbypandas Josh Hamilton’s Fake Stache Cracking The WHIP 106.5 101 99 103.4
3 Dan Pants Team blairtch FIPping the Bird 108 97 100 102.5
4  ichirosan Insert Catchy Player Pun Greybies 105 100 100 102.2
5  Pops Sin City Sinners Modesto Nuts 103 100 100 101.6
6   Ottoneu Bay Stormtroopers RCL on PEDs 102.5 102 97 100.4
7 simply Fred The Fredsies ECFBL 98.5 101 98 98.8
8 Your 2012 Champs Rank Railheads Something Something 101 102 95 98.8
9   Hannover Hotspurs Last Chance 98.5 101 97 98.5
10   Curacao Shortstops Razz Sask 100.5 98 98 98

The Total Ranking Points are calculated just like the Roto points in your league; instead of 12 for leading a category, 768 are awarded. Your points for each category are totaled and then divided by 64, so 120 is still the maximum you can count. This number is then averaged with the score you get multiplying your league points by the League Index. It looks like it will mean an even tighter battle this season.

Nice to see last year’s champions off to a good start. And, a Razzball writer in the top 10. Plus, streamer extraordinaire, Fred. Anyone who wants their Razzball handle included on the Master Standings, tell me your team and league in the comments, and I’ll add them to the list. And next week, I promise, a link to the complete standings.

Anthony Rendon was the must add this week; he’s now owned in 57 leagues. Didi Gregorius has been snapped up in 50. And 34 of us are still hoping Emilio Bonifacio will give us some steals from the MI position.

EXPERTS:xapr22 KFFL’s Nick Minnix dropped three spots in Week 3, allowing Mike Podhorzer (RotoGraphs) to take over first. Mike’s team hit .294 with 40 runs and 40 RBI, and had a nice 2.86 ERA. Mike Napoli’s 10 RBI set the pace. Rudy gained 12 points and slipped into third, up six slots from last week. Rudy led the league with 16 home runs as top picks Ryan Braun (3) and Evan Longoria (4) did some damage. Grey lost 5 points and fell into a tie for 4th. You can find all Expert League Week 3 stats here.

Writers: Andrew Nordmeier made it three consecutive weeks in first place, holding steady at 94 points. Andrew’s pitching was stellar, finishing with a 2.76 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 65.1 innings. Slim Smitty made a big move, gaining 12-and-a-half points to close the gap to 1.5. Check out all the writers’ week 3 stats.

You can find links to these two leagues (and the other 62 RCLs) here.

Trades: Everyone wants to know, “What can I get for my under-performers?” Well, Giancarlo Stanton was dealt for Matt Holliday. Eric Hosmer netted Rafael Soriano and Chris Sale. Edwin Encarnacion was traded with Marco Scutaro for Adrian Beltre and Mike Napoli. Joey Votto was paired with Mike Morse to acquire Justin Verlander, Desmond Jennings, and Justin Morneau. In another league, Votto went for Jennings and Greg Holland. And Matt Kemp was dispatched for Yu Darvish and Chase Utley. You can check out all the trades in the Fantasy Baseball Forums. There have now been 57 trades involving 178 players.

Weekly Leaders

CarGo Squared (Magnificent Mustachioed Men) hit .317 with 51 runs, 17 home runs, 49 RBI, and 6 stolen bases to earn Week 3 hitting honors. Carlos Gonzalez (10/24 (.417)  7 Runs/1 HR/6 RBI/2 SB) and Carlos Gomez  (9/18 (.500)  5 Runs/2 HR/3 RBI/1 SB ) ensured no team name change would be necessary here. Joe Mauer (.588/6 RBI), J.P. Arencibia (5 Runs/4 HR/5 RBI), Jed Lowrie (.400/6 RBI), David Wright (.350/5 Runs/2 HR/5 RBI/2 SB), and Angel Pagan (5 Runs/6 RBI) all made significant contributions.

Average: .344 (Team webby – Razzball League)
Runs: 53 (Home Plate Security – Matt B is a Tool)
HR: 18 (Team Seven – Remember Matt Bush)
RBI: 54 (Team galgano – Humm Baby)
SB: 17 (like to tie one on – Razz balls)

Buffalo Runner (The Art of Fielding) recorded 5 Wins and 8 Saves with 67 strikeouts in 53.1 innings and an amazing 1.18 ERA and 0.75 WHIP to top the pitching side of things. A.J. Burnett (7.0 IP – 1 Baserunner/0 ER/8 K), Yu Darvish (7.0 IP – 6 BR/0 ER/10 K), Ervin Santana (7.0 IP – 6 BR/2 ER/7 K), and Matt Moore (7 K) each picked up a victory, along with Andrew Bailey, who also saved 3 games. Mariano Rivera also had 3 saves, while Jason Grilli added a couple more.

Ks: 96 (Boom Bam Slam! – Sultans of Swat)
Wins: 7 (7 teams)
Saves: 12 (Itinerant Flatfoots – Go Big or Go Home)
ERA: 1.18 (40 IP min) (Buffalo Runner)
WHIP: 0.73 (40 IP min) (A Tale of Two SAGNOFs – Bold Predictions)

Daily and full season stats are available, and in the RCL forum there are team and league of the day threads, as well as the top batting and pitching lines.

Itinerant Flatfoots (Go Big or Go Home)
86/272 (.316)
43 R/13 HR/34 RBI/3 SB
62.1 IP
79 K/3 W/2.31/0.98/12 S
The Flatfoots jumped 13 points to 94.5 this week and moved into second place in Go Big or Go Home. Miguel Cabrera hit .423 and drove in 5 runs to pace the offense. Mark Trumbo and Shin-Soo Choo each hit .450 and stole a base, with Choo also contributing 6 runs scored. Carlos Beltran hit 3 home runs, while Mark Reynolds was a pleasant surprise with 7 hits, including 2 homers, and also scored 4 and knocked in 5. Jim Henderson and Andrew Bailey each earned a win and 3 saves to lead the pitching staff. Greg Holland also added 3 saves. Homer Bailey struck out 18 in 14 innings and gave up just 2 runs to be the top starter, while Madison Bumgarner (10 K), Jake Peavy (9 K), and Ross Detwiler (Win) also threw impressive games.
  1. ichirosan says:

    Insert Catchy Player Pun, Greybies

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:

      @ichirosan: Thanks! Nice start to the season.

      • ichirosan says:

        @VinWins: I know! The Razzball league is somewhat par for the course, but I don’t think I had even led an RCL at any point.

  2. mauledbypandas says:

    Thanks for the update Vin!

    jeez, I knew my team was lucky so far, but I didn’t realize how lucky. I hope the gods of averages don’t slam me back to the ground too hard.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:

      @mauledbypandas: You’ve been skillful so far! Don’t forget how you did it.

      Nice pitching staff; 2.23 ERA/0.95 WHIP. Just Jered Weaver letting you down.

      • mauledbypandas says:

        @VinWins: hah, who would have known his best spot was on the DL? Didn’t even want the guy, but he slipped far enough. As a Rangers fan it pains me to have any Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim or whatever city they are currently repping.

        I hope it continues, but a strong reality check is in order I am afraid.

        Thanks again for doing all the RCL things you do!

  3. BKK says:

    Vin, is there a composite list that shows the League Index of each RCL Division?

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:

      @BKK: We should have that next week, along with the full standings.

  4. Buffalo Runner says:

    Last week one of my teams was the hitting leader, this week, one team is the pitching leader. all i did was read this site for a few weeks and now I am a know-it-all


    • VinWins

      VinWins says:

      @Buffalo Runner: You didn’t even have to stay at a Holiday Inn!

      • Buffalo Runner says:


        hey buddy, I dont know who you think you are, but this is my thread.


  5. Booze on First says:

    Hey Vin,

    Can you add my Razzball Handle to these two teams;

    Booze on First, Wily Young Delmons
    Carolina Chop Shop, Household Appliances Leauge.

    Hopefully My teams will find their way out of the cellar before too long.

  6. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    Thanks. It has been added.

    Good luck!

  7. Pops says:

    Thanks for the update Vin,

    Sin City Sinners in the Modesto League–Handle is Pops

    1st time Roto player–Looks like a good start.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:

      @Pops: Thanks for adding your handle. Great start. Good luck the rest of the way!

  8. Jack Full of Hate says:

    How is the index figured out?

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:

      @Jack Full of Hate: It’s not complicated, that’s for sure. HR + SB+(R/3)+(RBI/3)+(W*2)+(K/5)+(S*1.5), and then there are formulas to quantify the ratio categories which use IP and ABs. This gives each league a point total, which is divided into the average League Points and multiplied by 100.

      So if the average League Points = 2350
      And your League Points = 2444

      League Competitive Index: (2444/2350)*100 = 104.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:

        @VinWins: piece of cake…

  9. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:

    Awesome job once again, Vin. Good to see the Fredsies in the top ten. Waiting to see if the ECFBL is still maintaining its league dominance.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:

      @Paulie Allnuts: Thanks. Remember, early in the season League Index results can be skewed towards leagues using more of their starts.

  10. Men-in-Cleats says:

    Surprised I’m still holding on as I’ve had a few DL guys, a ton of rainouts on my top guys, and some bad luck recently in the W’s category but I’ll take what I can get.

  11. alex says:

    Better closer rest of year: Parnell or frosti? Thanks

  12. Just realized I was team of the Week. Hurrah me!

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