I hope everyone had a wonderful tenth week of fun in the Razzball Commenter Leagues.  The Yordan Alvarez party has officially started and it started off with a bang. Even people in my leagues that aren’t usually prospect-hounds are excited.  The numbers in Triple-A have been pretty insane, I’ll admit, but for those of us with zero RCL shares, I hope this is a quick cup of coffee. I’m afraid he’s here to stay though and I completely whiffed on stashing him.  Shame on me. In the meantime, I’ve got Kyle Tucker still burning a hole in my bench in a few RCLs. Goodness, gracious these Astros are stacked. If I were you, I’d take a peak around my league at who had Yordan stashed (Donkey Teeth) and plan accordingly if they happen to be behind you in the power department (we are tied in the ‘Perts League in HRs).  We could have another Austin Riley on our hands! I’ll be very curious to see what Yordan draws on the trade market the next few weeks. Now, for the rest of the week that was, week 10 in the RCLs:

‘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.

It’s another week at the top of the heap for Mr. Albright, but with a 2.5 point loss this week coupled with a 2 point gain from Malamoney, things are very close!  Grey now holds a mere 5 point lead. Can he hold on? Probably. Grey has 85 less IP than Malamoney at the moment and once he starts picking up the pace there, he’ll be shooting back up the standings.

B_Don had the best week in the ‘Perts League this week, gaining 14 points and moving from eighth to sixth in the standings.  Knocking 19 dingers and clocking a 1.49 ERA / 0.847 WHIP in 54 IP will do that for you.

On the other side of that coin was Pert-Wan who dropped 15 points this week and fell from seventh to tenth.  That 5.87 ERA was the worst mark in the league this week and with a large group in the high 3’s, low 4’s for ERA, big swings can happen with a really bad or really good week of pitching.

Further ‘Perts League updates for you: Hot Rod is out of the teens and now sits with 20 points.  Tehol hasn’t made a move in a month, so consider him dead. Public Service announcement to the league, if you aren’t beating Tehol by the end of June, it’s time to reevaluate yourself.

TOP 10

For those too lazy to check the MASTER STANDINGS, I present to you, the current top 10

RK TEAM LEAGUE RCL PTS LG PTS LG INDEX MASTER PTS
1 Fat Fuckin’ Babies RCL 2019 (#57) 116.1 114 103 113.1
2 Licketty Splits RCL 2019 (#52) 113.7 108 108 106.8
3 MattTruss223 DFSers Anonymous 110.8 104 106 107.6
4 UpNorth RCL 2019 (#65) 103.3 100.5 104 100.4
5 Backdoor Splitters ECFBL 102.3 98.5 105 99.3
6 The Great Knoche RCL 2019 (#5) 101.8 99.5 103 99.2
7 Team pozzo RCL 2019 (#12) 101.7 101.5 100 102.6
8 New Jack Swing RCL 2019 (#46) 101.6 97.5 104 99.3
9 Orchids of Asia Crab Army 101.6 102 101 99.4
10 BEZOBRAZIE 1 Cougs R Us 101.5 99 102 101.1

The top three remained in tact for another week with Fat Fuckin’ Babies keeping it real for another week on top.  FFB added three league points this week to really pull away from Licketty Splits and my DFSers team.

Up North was able to add 1.5 league points this week and move from eighth to fourth, leapfrogging Backdoor Splitters who falls one spot to fifth.

Frequent Commenter, The Great Knoche makes his top 10 debut this week moving from 12th to sixth.  Knoche has been hovering around the top 20 all season and just biding his time to strike.

Team pozzo falls one spot to seventh while New Jack Swing moves from 11th to eighth and makes their top 10 debut.

Everyone’s favorite massage parlor, Orchids of Asia gets into the top 10 for the first time, up from 23rd last week thanks to a 5.5 point jump in league points in Crab Army.

Finally, BEZOBRAZIE 1 gets back into the top 10 for the first time since week six and rounds things out.

TRADES

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

DATE LEAGUE DETAILS
6/3/2019 ECFBL
The Hippos traded Anthony Rendon to Creative Chaos for Rhys Hoskins
6/3/2019 CRAB ARMY
Team motownmauler traded Raisel Iglesias & Shane Greene to Yusei he’s just a friend for Justin Turner & Brandon Woodruff
6/4/2019 RCL #12
NY Sturgeon King traded Xander Bogaerts to Team OldBlue55 for Aaron Nola
6/4/2019 COUGS R US
Isotopes traded Hyun-Jin Ryu to Kriza for Joey Gallo
6/5/2019 RCL #45
JuanLuckyPierre traded Luke Jackon to kumamoto expungers for Byron Buxton
6/7/2019 RCL #66
Team jed757 traded Kenley Jansen to Shrimp Shack Shooters for Blake Snell & Stephen Piscotty
6/8/2019 Perts League
B_Don traded Craig Kimbrel to Cram It for Noah Syndergaard

Seven trades went down this week.  

I swapped some batting average for (hopefully) more power and RBIs in ECFBL.  More importantly though, I nabbed an OF and got rid of a CI cluster of Matt Chapman, Matt Olson and Freddie Freeman.  Having Nelson Cruz in the UTIL spot really puts a crunch on the roster sometimes.

Motownmauler swapped some saves for Justin Turner and Brandon Woodruff.  Meh,

I’ve seen Hyun-Jin Ryu on the block in a bunch of leagues with not much action, but netting Joey Gallo is pretty sweet.

Team jed757 shows you how to trade closers getting back Blake Snell and Stephen Piscotty…nice!

Finally, Cram It had enough of Noah Syndergaard and B_Don was happy to take him off his hands after drafting Kluber, Carrasco and Luis Severino.

WEEKLY LEADERS

The best of the best from the week that was.

R – 63 – Spanky’s Gang (RCL 2019 (#13)) & Trussell Shuffle (RCL 2019 (#64))

HR –23 – 4 Teams Tied

RBIs – 64 – 3 Teams Tied

SB – 11 – 4 Teams Tied

AVG – .342 – Team cjbay (RCL 2019 (#34))

K – 97 – Filthy Scooter (RCL 2019 (#32))

W – 9 – Team ninigh01 (RCL 2019 (#58))

SV –  11 – 5IVE5IVE9INE (RCL 2019 (#38))

ERA (Min. 40 IP) – 1.08 – JuanLuckyPierre (RCL 2019 (#45)) (in 41.2 IP)

WHIP (Min. 40 IP) – 0.725 – Acuña Matata (RCL 2019 (#2)) (in 40 IP)

No records were broken this week, just a whole lot of parity as there were ties galore.

TEAM OF THE WEEK

Our weekly shout out to the team that killed it the previous week.

Team: 8th Wonders

League: RCL 2019 (#65)

Stats:   AVG: .248, R: 49, HR: 14, RBI: 42, SB: 5

IP: 79.1, ERA: 2.04, WHIP: 0.92, K: 78, W: 8, SV: 3

Summary: 8th Wonders is currently trying to run down the #4 overall team in the Master Standings, Up North.  With a stellar week this past week 8th Wonders was able to gain four league points, unfortunately, Up North gained 3 of their own so the gap didn’t close very much.  Still, 8th Wonders is now just 1.5 points out of second place and another solid week may have them there. Freddie Freeman paced the offense while Walker Buehler, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Noah Syndergaard set up a pretty spectacular week of pitching in a week where there wasn’t a lot of great pitching.  Nice work Wonder and good luck chasing down Up North!

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  1. Grey

    Grey says:
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    I feel more this year than years past (at least with how I’m managing so far), I’m sitting on so many IP to use that I feel like I’m banking 10 points to grab at some point, but I also don’t really want to pick up any SPs, so there’s that…

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      I hear ya, it’s murky streaming waters for sure!

      Dang, I just looked and you K/9 is insane so far. 630 Ks in 531 IP! You’ve got 40 more IP than me and you’re obliterating me in Ks. I’ve got you in Wins though, so we’re even. Honestly, our pitching is very even so far.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, my Ks are insane, that’s where I think I can get an easy 12, then it depends on how many Wins I get once I start streaming

  2. The Great Knoche says:
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    Finally started streaming some last week so started getting some Ks and wins to move up mate standings.

  3. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Not a bad Monday and Tuesday for the Ole Prospector…
    Also Grey’s only 11 innings behind me. I look forward to battling him down the stretch once again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh it’s on!

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      I’m sure it’ll be close, but despite being 11 IP behind you he has 85 more Ks and 3 more wins…that’s kinda nutty.

      Grey’s in third! I can see him!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        I don’t have to make up all those points in one category. I can make up ground in Wins, Ks, HR, and steals.

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