Mauledbypandas closed to within 4-tenths of a point, but A Hill O’ Beans held on to the lead for the second straight week. With six weeks to go, there are 16 teams within 7 points of My Mustache Has A Mustache.

Check out the Master Standings (you can also access them via the Leagues menu up top) to see where your team ranks in comparison to the other 767 teams through Sunday. The page now includes sortable stats.

The Top 10

1 A Hill O’ Beans My Mustache Has a Mustache 106.8 1
2 mauledbypandas Josh Hamilton’s Fake Stache 106.4 3
3 Thats a Shame 105.7 7
4 Yellow Fever 104.3 4
4 Cali The Naysayers 104.2 10
6  MasterofGrond Waco Night Terrors 104.0 2
7  thefaketom Pink Highlighter 103.6 4
8 Eh Team 102.9 6
9 Pray For Rain 102.8 14
10 Colicky Fuddruckers 102.7 12

Movers and Shakers: Dave the Psychotoad (ECFBL) jumped 124 places to 367th this week. Since July 15, they have improved 243 positions. Blue Heaven 3 (Cougars Welcomed) moved into the top 100, gaining 59 spots to finish the week in 86th place. BH3 is in a tight battle in their league, sitting in 4th place, but just 4 points out of first.

Free Agents: Sonny Gray was the most added player in the last seven days, and is now 91% owned. After being dropped in 16 leagues the previous week, Xander Bogaerts was added in 33 with his callup to Boston, leaving him available in just 3 leagues. Here are the players with the biggest change in ownership:

Player Lgs Chg
Sonny Gray 58 +47
Khris Davis 38 +38
Xander Bogaerts 61 +33
Chia-Jen Lo 41 +32
Emilio Bonifacio 46 +31
Kolten Wong 25 +25
Tyson Ross 33 +23
Brandon Belt 63 +22
Jedd Gyorko 63 +18
Juan Francisco 45 +17
Will Middlebrooks 47 +16
Alex Wood 50 +16
Bartolo Colon 39 -23
Michael Morse 33 -21
Mike Moustakas 38 -19
Junior Lake 42 -19
Chris Archer 38 -19
B.J. Upton 45 -17
Kole Calhoun 7 -16
Dan Uggla 44 -16
David Freese 48 -15
Nick Franklin 37 -14
Michael Saunders 35 -14

EXPERTS: Dr. Roto sits atop the Expert league for the 8th consecutive week. His ERA this week was 2.47, marking the 9th time in the last 11 weeks it was under 3. Rudy, now 4.5 back, led the league with 54 runs and 16 home runs, as well as 9 saves. He managed to record only one win, though. Bret Sayre made the biggest move, jumping from 6th to 4th with a 6-point gain. He counted 47 runs and 47 RBI, and led the league in pitching ratios with an ERA of 2.43 and 1.09 WHIP. Grey lost 2-and-a-half points and fell one position to fifth as his pitching faltered (3.94 ERA) after 2 impressive weeks (2.15, 2.36). You can find all Expert League unofficial Week 20 stats here.

Writers: Another fine week from Tehol Beddict and his lead is now 14.5. He has been known to fall asleep with a big lead, though, so all hope is not lost for the rest of the league. Tehol also moved up to 18th in the overall standings, his highest placing of the year. Check out all the writers’ week 20 stats.

2012 RCL Champions League: Your 2011 Razzball Commenter League champion Random ItalicizedVoice has opened up a 7-point lead over Big Magoo and Podcast Nick Capozzi and moved up to 90th place overall. RIV also holds down 37th place with his team from Cracking The WHIP. Big Magoo’s three teams range from 104th to 164th. All 3 are currently in second place in their individual leagues.

Weekly Leaders

Hanley’s Busted Thumbs (BOOM)  hit .315 with 56 runs, 19 home runs, 69 RBI, and 8 stolen bases to take hitting honors this week. Alfonso Soriano (15/31 (.484) with 9 runs, 5 HR, 18 RBI, and 2 stolen bases) was the main reason, with Hunter Pence (6 Runs/9 RBI/1 SB), Mark Trumbo (5 Runs/3 HR/8 RBI/1 SB), and Mike Trout (.391/6 Runs/5 RBI/2 SB) providing able support. Wilin Rosario added 7 RBI.

Average: .335 (Team Rhymenoceros – RCL on PEDs)
Runs: 57 (Kimchi Tigers – Magnificent Mustachioed Men)
HR: 21 (Team Awesome Guys – Mustachioed Commenters)
RBI: 69 (Hanley’s Busted Thumbs – BOOM)
SB: 13 (The Fredsies – ECFBL)

Team BALLS ( Fear the Moustache) put up one of the top pitching lines for the week, striking out 77 in 82.2 innings with 8 wins, 6 saves, an ERA of 1.96, and 1.09 WHIP. In 11 starts from Yu Darvish, Hiroki Kuroda, Ricky Nolasco, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Ervin Santana, Tony Cingrani, Kyle Lohse, Hisashi Iwakuma, and James Shields they collected 65 Ks and 7 wins with a 1.78 ERA. Aroldis Chapman and Danny Farquhar each recorded 3 saves.

Ks: 100 (Toronto Slacker – Razzballed, PublicEnemy #1 – Ones are GOOD right?)
Wins: 12 (PublicEnemy #1 – Ones are GOOD right?)
Saves: 11 (Team blue balls –  Hu Are Yu?, Team Stark – Wily Young Delmons, Plantar Fascists – Razzball4Life)
ERA: 0.90 (40 IP min) (Pray For Rain – Fantasy Champions)
WHIP: 0.71 (40 IP min) (Black Sox – Real fake sports)

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

Kimchi Tigers
118/366 (.322)
57 R/16 HR/66 RBI/8 SB
77.2 IP
75 K/5 W/2.55/0.93/6 S
Kimchi Tigers (Magnificent Mustachioed Men) jumped 18 spots to 13th overall and won top team honors for week 20. They had nice numbers in all categories, including an RCL-best 57 runs. Alfonso Soriano’s amazing week paced the Tigers, while Chris Davis (.409/6 Runs/3 HR/6 RBI), Robinson Cano (.519/5 Runs), Josh Hamilton (.400/5 RBI), and Alexei Ramirez (.357/6 RBI) made major contributions. Clayton Kershaw (8 shutout innings with 8 Ks for a win), Yu Darvish (1 win with 22 strikeouts in 15.1 innings), and Hiroki Kuroda (Win/13 K in 13.2 IP) continued their fine seasons. The three are ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 13th respectively among starting pitchers, according to the Razzball Player Rater. Addison Reed threw 5 scoreless innings in 4 outings, earning a victory and 3 saves.
  1. adam says:

    thanks vin!

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:

      @adam: Thanks for reading!

  2. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    Damn… glad Pandas is distracted by the RCL so I get to whoop on him in our private league!

    • mauledbypandas says:

      @Awesomus Maximus: haha, yeah I have no freakin idea why my team there sucks so badly. It’s the K’s for hitters I think. I just cant get my brain wrapped around it.

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:

        @mauledbypandas: It’s the ultimate “keep yo’ ass in check” to balance out HR/RBI/OPS machines.

  3. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:

    Thanks for the shout-out, Vin. I’m consistently slightly above average in all of my RCLs. Can we factor in some type of a consistency score in the rankings? That would help me for sure.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:

      @Big Magoo: Sorry, you’re just going to have to work harder.

  4. Tehol Beddict says:

    How am I only 18th overall? Im the greatest of all time. I should be awarded more points for drafting and playing against so called expert fantasy analysists. Dont u think that should raise my score and makes what ive done even more mindblowing

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:

      @Tehol Beddict: Unfortunately, those experts are all scared of you (other than Sky, maybe) and therefore not putting up much of a fight.

      • Tehol Beddict says:

        @VinWins: thats called beating into submission Vin. Im the best there is.

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