There’s a new sheriff in town atop the Razzball Commenter Leagues Master Standings.  The STL Squat Cobblers are riding their 103 league points in ECFBL with it’s 105 LCI to Master Standings glory.  You can really see the importance of LCI on the Master Standings when you look below the Cobblers at my RCL #23 team with 108.5 league points but just a 100 LCI.  This led me down a rabbit hole of top LCIs and how the LCI correlates with total league moves. It would make sense that a league making the most moves would be a league full of attentive managers, racking up counting stats and thus have a high LCI.  There are four leagues with a LCI of 105 or greater. Cougs R Us has the highest with a 106. ECFBL, Night of the Living Zombinos and RCL #62 all have an LCI of 105. There are two teams (RCL #51 and #61) with an LCI of 91, the lowest of any league. RCL #51 has a team with an illegal roster since day 1 and has collected no stats on the year.  RCL #61 has a team that was trying to make terrible trades, got them denied and has since benched their entire team and seemingly quit the league. So, it takes some extreme examples to get an LCI that low. Click below and you’ll be magically transported to the rest of the week that was, week 12 in the RCLs as well as a table showing which leagues have made the most moves so far this season:

League Moves
‘Perty Perts 1437
Cougs R Us 1337
ECFBL 2018 1262
Night of the Living Zombinos 1218
RCL 2018 (#62) 1167
Frequent Commenters League 1115
DFSers Anonymous 1023
RCL 2018 (#59) 862
RCL 2018 (#73) 788
RCL 2018 (#64) 762

‘Perty Perts has been the most active league so far.  This is mostly due to Tehol and his 333 moves. I’m fairly certain he has no idea there’s a 500 move limit and I can’t wait for his message board rant when August hits and he is locked from making add/drops.  That will be fun to witness. ‘Perty Perts has an LCI of 103. That is high, but not highest obviously. The next four leagues on the list are the four with the highest LCI. So, while making moves doesn’t guarantee a higher LCI and moves is not part of the LCI calculation, it does make sense that an active league will earn a higher LCI.  In contrast, the league with the fewest moves, RCL #72, has an LCI of 93.

‘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 hate to say the ‘Perts League has been boring to follow this season, but when one team is dominating the top for 10 straight weeks, it can get a little stale.  Thanks Ralph! The battle for 2-7 is at least exciting and this week it was Rudy Gamble making the moves up the standings. Rudy gained 9.5 points this week and moved up three places from 6th to 3rd.  Rudy is now just 5.5 points behind second place Grey. Rudy led the league in RBIs, AVG, Wins, ERA and WHIP. Not bad, maybe in a couple weeks it will be Rudy putting some pressure on Ralph.

On the flip side, Cram It was the big loser this week, dropping 5.5 points and falling three places from 4th to 7th.

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 Stl Squat Cobblers ECFBL 2018 94.2 103 105 78
2 Starfish & Coffee RCL 2018 (#23) 93.2 108.5 100 77.8
3 LauraHolt Razzball Writers League 91.9 104.5 100 78.9
4 Los Beisbolcats RCL 2018 (#37) 91 101 103 77.3
5 The Road Warrior RCL 2018 (#6) 90.9 106 96 82.5
6 1-800-BETTSOFF RCL 2018 (#66) 90.1 101.5 101 77.6
7 Bag Stealn Wheelin Dealin Son Of A Guns RCL 2018 (#59) 89.1 97 102 78.2
8 Team Shoopy RCL 2018 (#73) 89 99 103 74.9
9 Templeton Shoots The Bird RCL 2018 (#43) 88.7 102 100 74.9
10 Retro Vertigo ECFBL 2018 88.4 95 105 75.1

As mentioned in the open, the Squat Cobblers gained 2.5 points this week to take the top spot, moving up from fifth last week.

My Starfish & Coffee squad remained in second place while Laura Holt gained a point in the Writers League and moved from ninth to third because of it.

Los Beisbolcats and The Road Warrior each fall a spot while 1-800-BETTSOFF gained two places this week to move into sixth.

Bag Stealn Wheelin Dealin Son Of A Guns has peaked at 14th overall but busted into the top 10 this week with a seventh place showing.  Also making their top 10 debut this week in eighth place is Team Shoopy, who were on the bubble last week.

Templeton Shoots The Bird and Retro Vertigo each fall three places this week to round out the top 10.

TRADES

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

No trades to report this week, but if your league had one that I missed, do tell in the comments!

WEEKLY LEADERS

The best of the best from the week that was.

R – 66 – Florida Cardinals (RCL 2018 (#18))

HR –24 – Chattanooga Crackers (RCL 2018 (#39))

RBIs – 70 – Team onionskin (RCL 2018 (#4))

SB – 14 – Fear and Ignorance (RCL 2018 (#71))

AVG – .343 – Cram It (RCL 2018 (#62))

K – 108 – WiHaloFan (RCL 2018 (#3))

W – 7 – 7 Teams Tied

SV –  13 – AL KOHOLIC (RCL 2018 (#60))

ERA (Min. 40 IP) – 0.60 – Update Roster Team (RCL 2018 (#6)) (in 45.1 IP)

WHIP (Min. 40 IP) – 0.686 – unknowns (RCL 2018 (#25)) (in 46.2 IP)

AL KOHOLIC joins the 5 team tie for most saves in a week with 13.  We need someone to hit 14 and break that tie.

Update Roster Team bested the weekly ERA record by 0.19 this week.  Berrios, Sale and Corbin had 34.1 IP and three earned runs between them.  That’s pretty killer.

Quick shout out to Fear and Ignorance who tied the Saves record last week and came back and made an appearance on the leaderboard this week in the steals department.  SAGNOF R US!

TEAM OF THE WEEK

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

Team: Chattanooga Crackers

League: RCL 2018 (#39)

Stats:   AVG: .325, R: 61, HR:24, RBI: 55, SB: 6

IP: 64, ERA: 2.25, WHIP: 1.156, K: 60, W: 4, SV: 0

Summary: Besides having no saves to speak of, this is an impressive week, well rounded in every other category.  The Crackers led all RCL teams in HRs and backed that up with some stellar pitching. The Crackers got offensive help from AL Player of the week, Nelson Cruz as well as Odubel Herrera and Cody Bellinger.  On the pitching front is was Jose Berrios and company leading the way. The Crackers do own a closer, Shane Greene, however, there are plenty of points for them to gain if they added one more. Of course, this squad is already leading RCL #39 by 5.5 points, but who doesn’t want to win by more?

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

 
  1. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Last night at exactly 9:33 PST, Rudy Gamble overtook Grey for the first loser of the Perts leagues. When pressed for comment Mr. Albright remarked “Yeah, cause my patchwork quilt of an offense **explicit content**”

    • Grey

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      Haha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’m starting Niko Goodrum…on purpose! This can not be overstated

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Grey: I saw that, and I better be all over Keston Hiura if he gets the cal. Can’t let that slip into your clutches…

          • Grey

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            I dropped Odor and he’s now hitting .300 with power and speed, some years you just catch lightning in a bottle, other years you catch an empty Jolt bottle that has a picture of lightning on the side of it…

            • Ralph Lifshitz

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              @Grey: This offense and my crab army 1 offense are nuts. Then my ECFBL team is garbage. My NFBC is stagnant as well.

              • Grey

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                I snooped your NFBC team… I told you not to draft Donaldson!

    • MattTruss

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      Rudy rising!

  2. Cram It says:
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    You go to hell, and while you’re there, get me a juicebox! I was in 3rd at the beginning of last week. Yay me :/

    • MattTruss

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      Haha, yea, 2-7 is in flux for sure

  3. jose says:
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    I knew when Peraza stole 3 bases Friday after stealing 1 the night before (only to be benched on Friday…) I’d have a pretty good chance at being close to the top spot. I had picked up Davis for the 2 lefty match ups in Detroit and everything fell into place. Too bad Turner continues to underwhelm and only stole 1 bag against Baltimore and Philly….

    Fear and Ignorance learning something new every day in my first year of RCL!

    Thanks for all the work Team Razzball does!

  4. VinWins

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    Good work, Truss! Now that’s a deserving TOW. Very nice.

    • MattTruss

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      Agreed!

  5. Squat Cobblers says:
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    Thanks MattTruss! Good to see two ECFBL’ers (and you) in the top ten. Hopefully, we can hang on. Remarkable how lucky one has to be to be there. A key injury here or there and it’s a long slog to remain in contention. Thanks again for the updates!!

    • MattTruss

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      It’s true, luck plays a part for sure. Pretty cool to have two league member in the top 10 though!

  6. VottomanEmpire says:
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    Swung this trade on 6/22, processed 6/25 at 3am so I don’t know which week it counts for:

    Bumbling ’round the Basepaths trades away
    Bryant, Kris
    Rondón, Héctor
    Kang, Jung Ho

    VottomanEmpire trades away
    Herrera, Odúbel
    Dozier, Brian
    Soria, Joakim

    Also, my 3 RCL teams are sitting at #30, #32, and #34 overall- I think the Master Standings formula has really found my true talent level.

    • MattTruss

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      That will be for this week, I’ll add it in for the week 13 update. Good deal for you if Bryant comes right back and does his usual thing!

      Dang, that sure is consistent! Our back and forth in DFSers sure looks familiar huh?

      • VottomanEmpire says:
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        @MattTruss: A little too familiar for my taste, given that you made the final push for the league win last year! Oh, that last trade was in RCL #67 if you need that info.

        Another deal accepted today which will process Sunday July 1, so also eligible for inclusion in next week’s post:

        RCL #62

        VottomanEmpire trades away
        Cabrera, Asdrúbal
        Herrera, Odúbel

        New York Braves trades away
        Andrus, Elvis

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