Welcome my good and decent Razzball Commenter League managers.  How were your first four days of fun?  Oh, you drafted a team full of Nationals and Mets did you?  Ouch, Adalberto Mondesi and Trevor Rosenthal too?  Welp, there’s always next year!  I kid, I kid, the RCL format is actually one of the easier formats to recover from these types of things.  Just pony up to the Hitter-Tron and make due with batty calls for the next few weeks, you’ll be OK.  This Razzball Commenter League update will be a little different than most.  Throughout the year I’ll be bringing you stats, trades, weekly leaders and overall standings.  With only four days worth of data it’s really not worth diving into.  Our RCL bots are not up and running yet, so there’s not much to look at just yet.  I have gone through each league and I can report on the teams with the highest total scores so far.  That should wet our appetite for next week.  Also this week, I’ll be giving you a couple of FanTrax tips I’ve found helpful for setting up your team page, go over a few trades from the past week, give you the final draft numbers and let you peak in on the ‘Perts League.  So, let’s get down to business, shall we?  We shall!

FANTRAX TIPS

First things first, I want to give you a rundown of how I set my team settings to be more like other leagues I play in and/or just make life easier by reducing clicks.  You might not find all of these useful, but even just knowing where to go to change these settings is handy in case you stumble upon something else.  Also, if you have found any handy settings that I missed, please share.  Likewise, if you have some FanTrax gripes, I’m happy to pass those on to my contacts at FanTrax.  They are typically pretty responsive to site feedback.

The very first thing I do with my team page is set it up so I’m not looking at YTD stats.  Maybe you’re into that, but I prefer to see today’s stats when I go to my team.  I’ll click on a player to see their overall stats if I need to.  To do this is pretty easy and brings us to a very handy spot on the FanTrax page.  If you go hover over “TEAM” you’ll see a “My Team Settings” section, click on that and you’ll see a ton of options…maybe too many.  Conversely, you can also click the little gear on your team page right beside the printer and download.  Why you’re printing your team, I don’t know, that’s on you.  The setting we’re interested in here is under “General” and then under “TEAM ROSTER”.  Find the section for “Default timeframe” and change that to “Period”.  Period is the section of scoring for your league.  If you’re in a weekly league, each period is one week, for the RCLs, each period is one day.

This section contains a lot of things that will make your navigation easier and result in less clicks.  For example, checking the box for “Automatically submit lineups” will make it so you don’t have to hit that little “SUBMIT” button after every lineup change.  I also unchecked the box for “Show first unlocked lineup period by default”.  This annoyed me that late at night when I wanted to check on my team it would switch to tomorrow’s period and I would have to click back.  Just a personal preference.

If you scroll down to the “Players Screen” section you can change the number of players shown on the players screen to 50, 100, or 200 instead of 20.  This reduces a lot of clicking through pages and I’ve gone with 50 myself.

Next, we can adjust our notification settings.  Once again, maneuver up to “TEAM” and right under “My Team Settings” you’ll see “My Notification Settings”.  FanTrax seems to default everything to push notifications…except for letting you know about players heading to waivers.  THAT it seems to think you need an email about.  In the RCLs, this may cause your inbox to implode, so you probably want to turn that one off.  If you do want to know about trades, message board posts or trade block changes in the league, this is where you come to be alerted of those things.  Adjust to suit and everything should auto save.

DRAFTS BY THE NUMBERS

Our RCL ADP Sheet is all completed.  Feel free to open that up and peruse the numbers as you read along.  Here are some highlights from Draft SZN:

  • 46 Razzball Commenter Leagues were created this year for a total of 552 teams
  • RCLers drafted 469 (nice) different players this fantasy baseball season
  • 193 players were drafted in every, single RCL
  • Eloy Jimenez and Framber Valdez had the highest pick differentials (Eloy was darn near a first rounder in one league, pick 13 and then went undrafted after the injury.  That’s such a bad beat.  I am so curious how this Framber injury plays out.)
  • Ronald Acuna Jr.  had the smallest, he either went 1st or 2nd in every league.
  • There were 22 different first round picks.
  • Mookie Betts went as late as pick 7, Fernando Tatis went as late as pick 6
  • There were 6 consensus first rounders (Acuna, Tatis, Soto, Betts, Trout and Turner)
  • Jacob deGrom was not one of them.  He had a pick spread of anywhere from #1 overall to #16 overall.

TOP TEN

TEAM LEAGUE PTS
Bad River RCL 33 100.5
Joliet BroStars 2 RCL 6 99
Coolwhip WRITERS LEAGUE 99
Rube Waddell’s Shiny Objects FREQUENT COMMENTERS LEAGUE 98
Vin Security RCL 29 97.5
Dock Ellis Alternate Reality RCL 26 96.5
Team chronosaurus RCL 14 95.5
DoubleHeaders RCL 15 95.5
Taylor Gooch CRAB ARMY 95.5
Brad Hands Down – Worst Team (Name) RCL 32 95.5

Bad River is the only team to break the hundo mark in the first four days of action, congrats!

Congratulations also to the rest of our early top 10.  Coolwhip is already putting a whoopin’ on the ‘Perts League and I’m currently atop the FCL.  You’ve probably seen Vin around the comments section, the former RCL writer and data collector is currently leading RCL 29.

‘PERTY ‘PERTS

Each week we’ll peek in at our resident ‘perts to see who is laying claim to best “expert” RCLer in the land.  We’ll take notes, check the standings and generally stalk them.  The heading is also hyperlink, so feel free to follow along as we go.

I covered a lot of draft info in my last few pre-season RCL posts, but one thing I didn’t do was run the draft numbers for the ‘Perts League.  We drafted late in the draft season and this is the first chance I have to recap it. Right after the draft I took the draft results of the league and ran the projections for each team based on a) Grey’s projections and b) Rudy’s Pointshares.  The results and the corresponding roto standings can be seen below:

GREY: R HR RBI SB AVG W SV ERA WHIP K
MattTruss 972 347 1026 82 0.2678 78 65 3.571 1.182 1265
Laura Holt 1101 353 1111 112 0.2675 46 52 3.96 1.275 963
Son 931 235 787 141 0.2761 76 110 3.402 1.121 1400
JKJ 957 263 926 115 0.2667 93 57 3.484 1.141 1587
B_Don 1129 364 1140 137 0.2592 62 17 3.837 1.211 1020
Itch 884 233 836 105 0.2728 79 36 3.537 1.177 1296
Blair 952 290 972 142 0.2602 99 37 3.409 1.133 1737
Cram It 1153 369 1161 110 0.275 57 77 3.491 1.202 1012
Ralph 1044 323 1058 144 0.262 69 101 3.768 1.185 1293
Grey 951 303 977 116 0.2711 77 75 3.524 1.151 1339
Donkey Teeth 939 288 970 96 0.2667 76 109 3.438 1.117 1360
Coolwhip 959 325 970 81 0.2686 80 68 3.428 1.146 1358

 

GREY: R HR RBI SB AVG W SV ERA WHIP K TOTAL
Son 2 2 1 10 12 6 12 12 11 10 78
Blair 5 5 6 11 2 12 3 11 10 12 77
Cram It 12 12 12 5 11 2 9 7 3 2 75
Coolwhip 7 8 5 1 8 10 7 10 8 8 72
Grey 4 6 7 8 9 7 8 6 7 7 69
JKJ 6 3 3 7 4 11 5 8 9 11 67
Ralph 9 7 9 12 3 4 10 3 4 5 66
Donkey Teeth 3 4 4 3 5 5 11 9 12 9 65
MattTruss 8 9 8 2 7 8 6 4 5 4 61
B_Don 11 11 11 9 1 3 1 2 2 3 54
Laura Holt 10 10 10 6 6 1 4 1 1 1 50
Itch 1 1 2 4 10 9 2 5 6 6 46

 

RUDY: R HR RBI SB AVG W SV ERA WHIP K
MattTruss 28.6 48.5 48.4 23 33.1 21.8 9 23.4 16.1 8.8
Laura Holt 35.6 36.6 38.3 22.4 19.6 9.8 0.5 8 8 8.1
Son 26.3 16.8 16.1 49 40.6 20.4 16.8 16.5 18.4 23.4
JKJ 29.7 22.6 27.6 24.6 36.3 14.9 10.8 30 31.5 23.4
B_Don 44.5 47.3 44.4 42.9 18.1 4 0.6 6.3 -1.8 -8.2
Itch 14.2 9 1.1 31 30.8 18.7 10.6 20 14.9 16
Blair 17 23.3 20.5 41.4 21.1 24.4 5.8 21.5 21.3 33.3
Cram It 35.4 38.1 31.5 32.3 35.2 15 12.9 7.9 4.4 9.2
Ralph 28.4 30.1 19.7 40.1 22.6 5.5 24.1 12.9 11.1 3.4
Grey 15.6 24.4 21.5 35.8 18.8 9.8 5.5 14 6.8 12.1
Donkey Teeth 16.5 25.3 27.8 30 27.8 19.4 23.7 22 25.4 22.2
Coolwhip 25.9 36.8 42.8 17.9 26.8 15 10.6 22 24.2 13.1

 

RUDY: R HR RBI SB AVG W SV ERA WHIP K TOTAL
MattTruss 8 12 12 3 9 11 5 11 7 4 82
JKJ 9 3 6 4 11 5 8 12 12 10 80
Son 6 2 2 12 12 10 10 6 8 11 79
Donkey Teeth 3 6 7 5 7 9 11 10 11 9 78
Blair 4 4 4 10 4 12 4 8 9 12 71
Coolwhip 5 9 10 1 6 7 6 9 10 7 70
Cram It 10 10 8 7 10 6 9 2 2 5 69
Ralph 7 7 3 9 5 2 12 4 5 2 56
Itch 1 1 1 6 8 8 7 7 6 8 53
B_Don 12 11 11 11 1 1 2 1 1 1 52
Laura Holt 11 8 9 2 3 4 1 3 4 3 48
Grey 2 5 5 8 2 3 3 5 3 6 42

Grain of salt time!  Obviously, these numbers don’t take a lot of factors into account.  RCLs are all about in-season management, this exercise is just for fun.  If someone drafted 3 bench hitters, these numbers will have inflated offensive values.  Again, this is all for S’s and G’s.  That said, it looks like the numbers favor Son, he checks in first with Grey’s numbers and third with Rudy’s numbers.  Meanwhile, Grey’s numbers hate my team, but Rudy’s love it.  In both cases, I need some speed.  I kind of  love that Rudy’s numbers pegged Grey in last place.  Laura drafted Max Scherzer, Dinelson Lamet and Tyler Mahle, hence why her pitching numbers are low.  You can bet your buns, she’ll be streaming like a madwoman.  It will be fun to check back in at the end of the season and see how these numbers did in predicting our eventual league winner.

TRADES

All the trades that have gone down in the past week.  Public ridicule is not only allowed, but encouraged.

DATE LEAGUE DETAILS
3/31/2021 RCL #25 J&G traded Max Muncy to Home Free Bogaerts for Dylan Carlson
3/31/2021 RCL #9 Rebar traded Jazz Chisholm to Primanti Bros for Frankie Montas
4/2/2021 RCL #35 Team PhilliesPhinest traded Max Fried to maeda mistakes for Jose Urquidy & Trey Mancini
4/5/2021 RCL #26 NCPhilly Fanatics traded Kolten Wong to AL KOHOLiC for Willi Castro

There were four trades this past week and nothing to really write home about.  All trades seem fair.  I think we’re all pulling for Trey Mancini though.

Want to be Matt’s Twitter pal?  That’s kinda creepy, but you can follow him here: @MattTruss

 
  1. VinWins

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    Thanks for the shutout!! Probably the last time that happens.

    I definitely get an email when players are sent to waivers. I need to know what you are doing. When I saw Baddoo getting dropped in 3 of my leagues this morning, I knew it was you and had to see what was up!

    • MattTruss

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      Haha, I tried that for keeping tabs on people, but 7,342 messages later, it was too exhausting to keep up with.

      • VinWins

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        Well, I can see who was dropped without having to actually open the email, so that helps.

  2. VinWins

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    There was trades in RCLs 9 and 25 on March 31.

    • MattTruss

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      Oh shoot! I thought I had those in last week’s update. I will add them.

  3. VinWins

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    Nice team name Brad Hands Down

    • MattTruss

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      Agreed!

  4. Cram It says:
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    Well, missioned accomplished coming away from the draft. Have the best offense, mine a couple of gem SPs, and stream like the dickens!

    • MattTruss

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      Sounds about right! I tried to do the same, except apparently forgot steals were a thing…

      • Cram It says:
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        Haha. Orrrrr at the very least, pay attention to my team. Forgot to drop my batty call from yesterday for an empty MI. And his game locked in already. Idiot!

        • MattTruss

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          Doh!

  5. Son

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    Thanks for all you do, Truss

    • MattTruss

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      :SparkleHeartEmoji:

  6. MattH says:
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    Good work, Truss! We all appreciate it. This week should jumble things up quite a bit.

    • MattTruss

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      Thanks Matt!

  7. capital_dave says:
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    Any idea how eligibility is being updated as the season progresses? There are still a number of position players that are showing up as UT only, and Ohtani still doesn’t have P eligibility?

  8. VinWins

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    From the league rules summary:

    Games needed from previous season for a player to qualify at a hitting position : 20
    Games needed from current season for a player to qualify at a hitting position: 10
    Starts needed from previous season for a player to qualify as a starter : 5
    Starts needed from current season for a player to qualify as a starter : 3
    Relief appearances needed from previous season for a player to qualify as a reliever : 8
    Relief appearances needed from current season for a player to qualify as a reliever: 5

  9. frankgrimes says:
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    Figures I grab Eloy at 13 in FcL and barf

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