First of all, a big thank you to Rudy for getting his Razzball Commenter Leagues robots crunching the numbers we all know and love.  We now have real, live standings here in week two!  It’s awesome to have a starting point for the Master Standings in the early going and it’s much easier to collect data.  A big thank you also to fellow RCL nut, VinWins who diligently went through each league and copied out the weekly numbers for this week’s weekly leaders section.  With the Master Standings also comes the league competitive index.  LCI is a Master Standings secret sauce that I love.  It’s what’s missing from most overall competition standings.  More info on LCI can be found at the bottom of the standings page.

It’s still the silly season for our leagues at this point, where we can have huge swings in the standings based on 2-3 good days of stats.  So, fear not if you’re off to a slow start.  One visit to Coors and your team can turn on a dime.  Of course, it can also turn on an Anthony DeSclafani start, so, give and take.  Who’s the number one RCL team after the first two weeks of the season?  You’ll have to click below to see that.  Let’s take a look at the standings, the top teams in each stat category, and some trades in the week that was, week two 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 was little ol’ me who made the biggest jump in both points (19.5) and total standings position gained (three spots) this week as a squeaked into second place, just behind Son who held the top spot this week.  I led the league in HRs, RBIs, IP, strikeouts, saves and co-led with Malamoney in wins with six.  Not too shabby.

JKJ was this week’s biggest faller, losing 13 points and falling two places down to eighth.

 

RAZZSLAM STANDINGS UPDATE

Each week we’ll also take a look at the top ten overall standings in our other Razzball sponsored league, the RazzSlam.  This is our NFBC Best Ball league with managers from all across the industry, from content providers to fans and readers just like you.

Yahoo!’s Triple D took over the top spot this week!  Congrats to long time Razzball commenter, Old School Brother for their appearance in the top ten as well!

Clark Olson picked up the most points this week with 654, good for moving them up 120 spots to twelfth overall.  Eric Cross moved up the most spots, gaining 177 positions and moving to 36th overall thanks to their 635 points gained.

 

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 MattTruss223 DFSers Anonymous 114.3 108 105 111.8
2 tberkman RCL 2022 (#26) 111.8 106.5 105 108.5
3 Spurbury Bears RCL 2022 (#4) 105.7 109 97 106.8
4 DonkeyCorns RCL 2022 (#6) 104.6 107.5 96 107.6
5 Sticky Stuff RCL 2022 (#9) 103.5 102.5 101 103.7
6 Son PERTS LEAGUE 102.5 99 101 104
7 Mannys Brain Trust RCL 2022 (#13) 102.1 105.5 96 104.9
8 Jacko1 RCL 2022 (#31) 100.8 103 98 101.4
9 El_Marco RCL 2022 (#18) 100.8 104 96 103.9
10 stechsjj RCL 2022 (#35) 99.2 96 101 101.4

Here we have it, our first edition of the top ten!  We did notice an error in these that will get corrected ASAP (probably by the time you read this) where FanTrax has switched the position of Wins and Innings Pitched, so our data download has those swapped, still, the standings probably won’t change a ton with that swap.

My DFSers Anonymous team, which was in the running for TOW honors last week takes the top spot in our first standings run.  That team has the second most league points of any team so far 108 and the DFSers League is an active one, driving up that LCI.

Son’s Perts League team, which is currently whooping us appears here at sixth overall.

I can’t say I recognize any of the other teams here, but if you’re a commenter, let me know in the comments so I can sing your praises.

 

TRADES

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

DATE LEAGUE DETAILS
4/25/2022 RCL #40
Magnum traded Marcus Semien to Diamond Archers for Logan Gilbert

Just the one trade this week.  Maybe everyone is taking all the advice we’ve been dishing out all this week about holding the line.  If Semien rebounds from a slow start, this trade could look really lopsided in a month or so.

 

WEEKLY LEADERS

The best of the best from the week that was.

R – 54 – nawlins napsters (RCL #34) & Trussell Shuffle (Cougs R Us)

HR –20 – Trussell Shuffle (Cougs R Us)

RBIs – 59 – Freddies44 (RCL #43)

SB – 18 – Beastman (NOTLZ)

AVG – .314 – Parsec (RCL #23)

K – 88 – The Colonel’s (Julio) Gotay (Original Recipe)

W – 8 – willybeanes (RCL #3); Our Balls Are Juiced (RCL #31); Uncle Rico 2022 (RCL #37)

SV –  11 – MattTruss (Perts)

ERA (Min. 40 IP) – 0.82 – twhite8148 (RCL #35) (in 54.2 IP)

WHIP (Min. 40 IP) – 0.66 – jtannehill (Writers League) (in 49 IP)

 

Once again, big thanks to VinWins for copying out all my team data this week.  I kid, I kid, other teams were included too, but it was a pretty good week for your RCL host.  Having 30 teams doesn’t hurt either.

 

TEAM OF THE WEEK

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

Team: tberkman

League: RCL #26

Stats:   AVG: .261, R: 39, HR: 13, RBI: 48, SB: 14

IP: 70.1, ERA: 2.43, WHIP: 0.91, K: 75, W: 6, SV: 4

Summary: tberkman was a poster child for the slam and legs this week and it was the young guns getting it done.  Julio Rodriguez swiped four bags, while Wander and Varsho each bashed three bombs. You love to see it.  On the pitching side, that sub one WHIP is always amazing and it was Tony Gonsolin, Nick Lodolo and Frankie Montas pairing up with veteran arms, Noah Syndergaard and Carlos Carrasco who got the job done.  All this shot tberkman up from fourth place with 77.5 points last week to first place this week with 106.5.  That’ll work!  Nice job and good luck holding on!

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

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VinWins
VinWins
3 months ago

I have put together some RCL links.

Joed1414
Joed1414
3 months ago

The competition factor can’t be good in those leagues….over a 100 points? Seriously? All I care about is I’m up 9 in CWs #21 league. Kicking his butt for that Yarbrough article last year. Making up ground in #39 I’ll get on there once Acuna comes back. Should have joined one of your leagues Mattress no way you’d have 100 points.

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Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  MattTruss
3 months ago

Sounds like there are dead teams. 114 points? Come on man. I’m in one free one money with Miss Holt. Almost got in a 100 dollar one but I got bills man. Does the competition factor not bring your score down in those leagues? You can’t be that good dude. I mean 120 is perfect right? Would you win the league with 114? If there’s no one trying?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Joed1414
3 months ago

The 114 (RCL pts) is the adjusted score. The 108 is the league points. The Competitive Index at 105 plus high 111.8 Master Points raised him from 108 to 114.3.

At the bottom of the Master Standings page the methodology is explained.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Joed1414
3 months ago

Unfortunately, many leagues do have teams that make little effort. Everyone in #39 competes, but you do have an abandoned team in #21. That team did not take part in the draft and has done nothing since, but is still in 7th place.

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  VinWins
3 months ago

Thanks for the insight Vin. Once acunas back and Munoz and Duran are closers I think I run away with 39 honestly baring injuries. 21 even better

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frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Joed1414
3 months ago

Haha it’s only like three weeks in

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Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  MattTruss
3 months ago

It is a long season. A marathon. I’m just being overly confident. Joking around. Everyone is so stiff these days.

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 months ago

Haha

Tony Berkman
Tony Berkman
3 months ago

Wow, 2nd place! I actually hated this team after my draft where I went heavy on rookies thinking I might strike gold (Cruz, Suzuki, Rodriguez, Abrams, Torkelson) — WAY too many rookies. Also the first league (that I have a care for) that I’ve ever had a share in Ohtani which has been fun. That said, my team is playing over it’s head an there is NO way Syndergaard and Gonsolin keep up their pace (maybe Gonsolin), but if Julio and Torkelson step it up and Abrams (who I’ll probably drop) somehow starts performing, who knows?…. Also, my MVP might very well be Varsho since I went against common RCL wisdom and drafted him early.

Tony Berkman
Tony Berkman
Reply to  Tony Berkman
3 months ago

Oh, also somehow left out Franco on the rookies list (obviously a big reason for my early standing….)

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Tony Berkman
3 months ago

I got Varsho in both the RCLs I’m in. Same with Witt, Duran B. Lowe and Munoz. They start getting saves I think I’ll be the top save guys every week. Once we hit May 1st Witt turns up.

Last edited 3 months ago by Joed1414