Rudy is back and that means we have numbers to crunch once again.  Before we take a deep dive into the leaders from the past two weeks though I wanted to chat real quick about K/9.  Back in the old days of the Razzball Commenter Leagues I preached about the importance of keeping an eye on your strikeouts per Game Started or K/GS.  With the move to FanTrax and the change from GS to Innings Pitched (IP) the K/GS stat went out the window. However, we have a different stat you should be keeping an eye on now, and that is your K/9.  Since every team is limited to only 1400 innings strikeouts essentially turn into a ratio stat. Once your innings are up, you are stuck with the number of strikeouts you have. This makes those high K/9 relievers such as Josh Hader and Matt Barnes (despite not getting many save chances) very valuable pieces.  Quick shout out to Great Knoche for tipping me off to another K/9 specialist in Nick Anderson who’s rocking an 18.24 K/9, just below Barnes and Hader. Something I like to do is sort players by K/9. You can do this by hitting “Extra” on the player page when viewing pitchers. Then just sort by K/9 and make sure you’re looking for players with a substantial amount of IP.  Reyes Moronta has been another favorite of mine this year. So, if you find yourself without a save vulture target for the day and your offense is full, consider grabbing a high K/9 reliever to help boost those stats. It only takes a few 7 IP, 2 K performances to put you behind the pace. It’s important to monitor and keep a balance. Fortunately for you, and especially those that are bad at math, we’re tracking your K/9 for you on the Master Standings page.  There, you can see that among teams with at least 40 IP/week we have Metal Face Doom with an impressive 12.1 K/9.  Bringing up the rear is Fake News Bears with 7.9 K/9 in 245 IP. There’s still time to correct though, so fear not!  It’s also going to be important to monitor your innings usage. You can click “MIN/MAX” on your team page to see your innings used and your pace.  I like to keep my pace pretty close to right on the money, but your mileage may very. Just don’t leave innings on the table if you can help it. Let’s take a look at the rest of the week that was, week 4 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.

Another week, another beatdown courtesy of Grey.  Grey led the league this week in Runs, HRs, AVG, ERA and WHIP.  Talk about a total team effort. The craziest thing is Grey has Trea Turner and Aaron Judge on the DL.  How did the league let him get Trea, Judge and Bellinger? I don’t know, but add in Pete Alonso and Luke Voit and it’s no wonder his numbers are so crazy.  Oh, Grey also has Kris Bryant doing zippo at the moment. We could be in for a long season of looking at Grey’s backside. Grey made up the nine points he lost last week and added another four to tie with Ralph for the most points gained in the week with 13.  Ralph parlayed his big week into jumping four spots in the standings, the biggest jump of the week. Good for Ralph showing some life finally, I need some of that myself. B_Don was the biggest loser of the week, losing 9.5 points and dropping three spots in the standings.

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 Licketty Splits RCL 2019 (#52) 114.8 110 106 110.2
2 One Day RCL 2019 (#49) 109.6 104 104 108.3
3 Backdoor Splitters ECFBL 109.1 107 104 105
4 Team mcafeeeee RCL 2019 (#17) 108.3 109 101 106
5 Backdoor Cutters Night of the Living Zombinos 107.2 102 107 100.8
6 Grey PERTS LEAGUE 105.4 99.5 106 101.9
7 Two Hole Hitter RCL 2019 (#66) 104.7 98.5 107 100.3
8 The Seven-Year Yelich RCL 2019 (#17) 103.4 102.5 101 102.7
9 UpNorth RCL 2019 (#65) 102.7 100 102 102.1
10 Fat Fuckin’ Babies RCL 2019 (#57) 102.7 103 101 101.4

We missed last week’s update to the Master Standings, so we can expect some big shake-ups this week.

Licketty Splits takes over the top spot this week, up from third place two weeks ago.

One Day moves up four spots to second while Backdoor Splitters has a tremendous two week stretch and moves into third place from 39th.  Splitters’ other squad, the Backdoor Cutters is in the top five as well, moving up from seventh two weeks ago. Impressive stuff!

Team mcafeeeee takes the four spot, up from seventh.

Grey is not only running away with the ‘Perts League, but he’s climbing the overall standings as well, sitting in sixth this week, up from 31st two weeks ago.

Rounding things out, Two Hole Hitter, The Seven-Year Yelich, UpNorth and Fat Fuckin’ Babies all make their top ten debuts this week up from 18th, 24th, 16th and 62nd respectively.

TRADES

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

DATE LEAGUE DETAILS
4/23/2019 NOTLZ
MiloTheCat traded Ryan McMahon to Satchel Rages for Carlos Rodon
4/26/2019 RCL #22
Rusty Shackleford traded Danny Santana to The Dr is In for Miguel Rojas
4/26/2019 RCL #40
Team bub1992 traded Domingo Santana & Chris Archer to Chicken Wolves for Ramon Laureano & Jack Flaherty
4/26/2019 RCL #8
Team bwpercival traded Jake Arrieta to Team tyedyedrebels for Jose Abreu
4/27/2019 DFSers Anonymous
Capital Offense traded Eloy Jimenez to Ray Flowers Toupee for Sean Doolittle
4/27/2019 DFSers Anonymous
RedSox Thom traded Brad Hand to Capital Offense for Zack Greinke
4/27/2019 RCL #13
Team Shoopy traded Jean Segura & Carter Kieboom to Shenanigans for Jose Altuve
4/27/2019 RCL #56

It was a busy week on the trade market in the RCLs with 8 total trades being accepted.

Interesting that so many soon to be injured players were moved this week with Chris Archer, Eloy JImenez and Jean Segura all changing places.  Ray Flowers Toupee takes the worst beat here with Eloy’s return looking to be in the 3-4 week range if we’re lucky. Sad trombone.

I like that Carter Kieboom immediately starts hitting the trade market.  The FOMO is real.

WEEKLY LEADERS

The best of the best from the week that was.

R – 117 – GMoney Squared (RCL 2019 (#33))

HR –45 – Team Brettj72 (RCL 2019 (#28))

RBIs – 127 – Green Monster Mashers (RCL 2019 (#59))

SB – 23 – Team DFresh (RCL 2019 (#40)) & Bitches Love Sosa (RCL 2019 (#65))

AVG – .307 – Team YourGivensAllOverMe (RCL 2019 (#34))

K – 172 – Team ksteadsrus (RCL 2019 (#54)) & The Lemurs (RCL 2019 (#58))

W – 15 – Funky Butt Lovin’ (RCL 2019 (#40))

SV –  18 – 4 Teams Tied

ERA (Min. 80 IP) – 1.86 – Prague Defenestrators (RCL 2019 (#15)) (in 111 IP)

WHIP (Min. 80 IP) – 0.829 – Prague Defenestrators (RCL 2019 (#15)) (in 111 IP)

None of these stats will count towards the weekly records since they are for a two week period, but they are impressive nonetheless.  Nice work everyone!

TEAM OF THE WEEK

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

Team: House Balls

League: RCL 2019 (#63)

Stats:   AVG: .258, R: 99, HR: 40, RBI: 77, SB: 5

IP: 162, ERA: 3.00, WHIP: 1.049, K: 152, W: 10, SV: 7

Summary: More like the Team of two weeks.  While House Balls’ offensive numbers might not be the most impressive, the combination is pretty darn sweet.  Throwing 162 innings and maintaining a 3.00 ERA and darn near 1 WHIP is fantastic. I’m not sure how you hit 40 HRs and only end up with 77 RBIs but the Runs and HRs are in the upper echelon for the two week time frame.  The pitching is the real gem though with Trevor Bauer, Jose Quintana and J.A. Happ leading the charge there. Eddie Rosario chipped in 8 HRs on the offense and the rest is history. With the effort House Balls moved up from 5th to 2nd in RCL #63 while gaining 20 league points.  Nice work Balls!

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  1. Joseph Busby says:
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    Feels good to be 9th overall….long season!

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Nice work!

  2. Edgar Gonzalez says:
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    Need help. Have Simmons in my team but Peraza is a free agent on my team. Simmons or Peraza??

    • Edgar Gonzalez says:
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      Peraza a free agent on the league.

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Probably lean Simmons unless you need some steals

  3. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Who’s that at 6th overall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      WHO!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sorry, it’s me

        • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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          Clearly a Gray Area

        • MattTruss

          MattTruss says:
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          The Mitch!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

            • frankgrimes says:
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              Just what I needed yet another injured player!
              What a Trade!

              • MattTruss

                MattTruss says:
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                Such a bummer Grimey

  4. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    I did’nt know we had a master standings! I’m 430 out of 876 roughly equal distance from top to bottom but much more likely odds to go down! Aside of IR i am struggling with the pitching and I’ll figure it out eventually

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Heck ya! The overall standings are the best! If you win the overall, you win a date with Grey and some other stuff (Date with Grey not included). Keep plugging away, getting into the top 100 is pretty legit.

  5. Roger Anderson says:
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    Did I make a great trade or one to be ridiculed? I am “The Dr. Is In” in RCL #22 I think Dannys Antana is a much-underestimated player and has been delivering for me in an ESPN H2H league so I wanted him here.

    FYI – Rusty dropped Rojas a few days later…validation?

    • MattTruss

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      I mean, I kinda took that trade as, “Hey, I’ve got some pocket lint, I’ll trade you for that rubber cement ball you’ve got there.” But yea, given what you’ve gotten from Santana, you “won” the trade. That said, I predict both guys will be on waivers in a matter of weeks. If Danny Santana remains rosterable the entire season, I’ll eat my hat.

      • Roger Anderson says:
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        When Senzel is up, I will have my 2B overlap well covered, so as I have done for years now, I roster Dannys when he is hot and playing regularly.

  6. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Here comes Donkey Teeth!! Ready to trade me Trout yet?

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Ugh, my offense is pretty putrid too

  7. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I’m back! Well, at least alive.

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      You’re fogging up the mirror…more than I can say!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        It’s been an odd year.

  8. B_Don

    B_Don says:
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    Kluber, Scherzer, Carrasco, Greinke, Rodon, Soroka, Strahm. 2 points in ERA, 3 points in WHIP. SWEET

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Blah! It’s bizzaro world up in here!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Excuses, Bra-My, excuses

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can we talk about why you drafted those guys?

      • B_Don

        B_Don says:
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        Isn’t making excuses what you’re supposed to do when you’re near the bottom of the league? Maybe we could talk about it if I was invited on the podcast…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahahaha, B_Don’t be like that

          • B_Don

            B_Don says:
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            YOU’RE MY BOY GREY! *insert Frank the Tank Old School image*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Fighting all about that making up!

  9. Cram It says:
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    I can’t believe I actually have 5 points in ERA. Too scared to look at the actually stats, but I know Thor and Joey Meatballs have not been doing me any favors.

  10. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Can you see who’s leading all RCLs in transactions?

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Yea, go to the Master Standings page and sort by moves. It’s STL Squat Cobblers in ECFBL with 125. You and Tehol are tied for 4th with 112 (as of Monday morning I think)

      • Donkey Teeth

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        Damn, those Squat Cobblers aren’t messing around.

        • Squat Cobblers says:
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          No doubt DT! Cobblers trying to repeat by churning endlessly. So far, it has not been working. However, if a Cobbler might direct your attention to the NFBC overall ranks…

          -Squat Cobblers (tooting thine own horn)

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            Whoa! That’s sweet, I’m in 873rd there…soooo….yea.

            Congrats on the sweet start!

            • Squat Cobblers says:
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              Thanks Matt! I’m sure I’ve just jinxed myself by peacocking. And as you say below, it’s still way too early. Gotta give full credit to Grey, Rudy and all Razz writers like yourself for my NFBC start. No way could I have any chance in these leagues without Razzball’s help.

      • Squat Cobblers says:
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        Squat Cobblers are frantically trying to remain relevant. Chances for repeat in ECFBL are slim and fading…and slim is on vacay!

        I’ll be out of moves sometime in August, so I should have a set lineup by then!?!??? lol

        • MattTruss

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          Ha! It’s still early…at least that’s what I’m telling myself in leagues where I’m doing poorly (see above)

  11. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I can’t access the ‘Perts league standings on Fantrax. I get a “not a member of the league/league not found” message. Any ideas on how to remedy this?

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      Nevermind, I used the master standings link and it worked.

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        Good looking out, I need to update my link. I just used the URL, but since I’m in the league that probably doesn’t fly for everyone, obviously. Thanks for the heads up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t be snooping!

  12. The Great Knoche says:
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    I’ll be back in top ten once I start streaming. 59 out of 60 batting points in RCL 5. Just biding my time.

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Dayum!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I don’t get a dayum?

        • MattTruss

          MattTruss says:
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          You’re only at 54 of 60 hitting points! You’ve got work to do, haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no IP used either

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        I’m gonna be out of moves by August. Who does a guy gotta tug to get some extra moves round here? 500 is so few…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe stop picking up and dropping every middle reliever who might get one save due to the closer being overworked — I’m onto you! (Because I try to do it myself)

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            Stop staring at my moves!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I was staring at your teeth!

              • Donkey Teeth

                Donkey Teeth says:
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                Even worse!

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          I would be the guy. I should have about 300 left at the end. Prefer you are not the one doing the tugging though.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        You have 17 more than me! Only 5 more months to go!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          At some point I’m gonna get all dem Ks

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