We have just one week remaining in our Razzball Commenter League season now. This funny little sprint of a season is winding down and this is the week when shizz gets whacky. Every hot schmotato is in play and any big name missing any amount of time is hitting the waiver wire. Top starters with no remaining starts, they’re out too. Use those moves, max out those ABs this week and do what you can to max out your innings while holding onto those ratios. The top ten overall had some shake-ups this week, but the top team remains the same. We’ll dive into those shake-ups and we’ll also get historical this week. Someone in the comments last week asked me about historical weekly records, which I didn’t have. This question sent me down the rabbit hole of historical data and now I have the best RCL weekly records since I started collecting the data way back in 2016. All that, plus the rest of the week that was, week eight is waiting for you below.
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.
The rich got richer this week as Cram It increased his lead over the ‘Perts League, tacking on eight more points this week. Cram led the league in wins and strikeouts while also posting a neat and tidy 2.44 ERA and 0.986 WHIP in 70 IP.
I did what I could this week, gaining nine points and moving up two places to second place. Both totals were the biggest jumps in the league, but it wasn’t enough to dent Cram’s lead. I put myself into too big a pitching hole to start the season and it’s too little, too late to dig out now. I did lead the league in HRs, RBIs, SBs and batting average this week though.
The biggest loser this week was Coolwhip, who lost seven points and dropped one place, down to fourth.
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.
This looks like it’s Ray Butler’s competition to lose now. Ray has pushed his lead up to 145 points over Derek Rhods with a week to go. Barring an epic collapse I think we can call this one. Ray took over the top spot back in week 4 and hasn’t looked back.
Rob Sherwood had a down week, leaving the door open for Joseph Bond to move into third place. John Cristopher gained the most points this week (779) and pushed their way into the top ten, moving Rob down to fifth place.
Dan Richards, of Razzball fame, leap-frogged Keith Willingham, moving into sixth and pushing Keith to seventh.
Big Fish, Greg Fishwick fell three places this week to eighth overall while Rick Garlinghouse moved themselves up from tenth to ninth.
Brent Franey rounds out the top ten this week, as they fell three spots as well.
Kory Schulte was this week’s biggest mover, moving up 56 places this week thanks to a 728 point output.
In more important news, Grey currently sits in 44th overall, AKA, three spots behind me and 24 places behind Son. As far as Razzball is concerned, we’re all chasing Dan though.
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||Team Tokyo||Cougs R Us||121.2||105||114||115.1|
|2||Team DFresh||RCL 2020 (#66)||119||111||107||114.6|
|3||Gunk Squad||RCL 2020 (#64)||117||105||109||113.7|
|4||Fat Fuckin Babies||Cougs R Us||115.2||100||114||109.2|
|5||Savages in the Box||Night of the Living Zombinos||115.2||98.5||114||110.7|
|6||Mow the Grass||DFSers Anonymous||114.6||103||110||110.9|
|7||Mattys Super Twos||RCL 2020 (#3)||114.3||116.5||98||115.3|
|8||In a Ditch||RCL 2020 (#76)||114.1||101.5||108||113.9|
|9||Cram It||PERTS LEAGUE||113.7||104||109||109|
|10||Stl Squat Cobblers Tres||RCL 2020 (#59)||112.7||105.5||104||112.9|
As mentioned, Team Tokyo is looking to hold onto the lead that they took over back in week 5. With that League Index and the massive point total, they are going to be tough to take down.
Team DFresh had one heck of a week (more on that later) that shot them from 21st overall all the way up to second and pushed Gunk Squad to third.
FFB held onto the fourth spot this week, holding off Savages in a Box who jumped from ninth to fifth.
Mow the Grass gained seven league points this week and pushed themselves up 11 spots in the standings to sixth overall as Mattys Super Twos fell four places to settle in seventh.
In eighth, we have last week’s Team of the Week, In a Ditch falling two spots and in ninth we have Cram It finally breaking into the top ten thanks to those eight points gained in the ‘Perts League.
Rounding us out this week is Squat Cobblers Tres, falling five spots to hold onto tenth overall.
The best of the best from the week that was.
R – 62 – Team DFresh (RCL 2020 (#66))
HR –28 – @YancyEaton (RCL 2020 (#20))
SB – 14 – Team nobloodysocks (RCL 2020 (#38))
AVG – .338 – Team DFresh (RCL 2020 (#66))
W – 10 – Free Love Freeway (RCL 2020 (#38))
ERA (Min. 40 IP) – 0.85 – Donkey Teeth (PERTS LEAGUE) (in 42.1 IP)
WHIP (Min. 40 IP) – 0.734 – KrazyIvan (RCL 2020 (#51)) (in 61.1 IP)
We set two new records this week, one of which (strikeouts) I expect to fall again next week as everyone reaches those innings limits. Congrats to Dokey Teeth for going sub one in the ERA this week as well as KrazyIvan, who didn’t set a record, but led the RCLs in WHIP this week with a very respectable inning total. It should also be VERY obvious who won TOW honors this week from looking at this list.
For those who are interested, here are the weekly records from this season that we’re all chasing this final week:
R – 74 – Oaktown Dingers (RCL 2020 (#58))
HR –30 – Team Rmuzz55 (RCL 2020 (#27))
RBIs – 77 – Vottoman Empire (RCL 2020 (#61))
SB – 16 – Crows (RCL 2020 (#26))
W – 11 – In a Ditch (RCL 2020 (#76))
SV – 11 – FANTASY ICON 5.0 (RCL 2020 (#59))
ERA (Min. 40 IP) – 0.85 – Donkey Teeth (PERTS LEAGUE) (in 42.1 IP)
WHIP (Min. 40 IP) – 0.654 – Team farley101 (RCL 2020 (#25)) (in 44.1 IP)
Finally, here are the all-time weekly records along with the year in which they were set. I have been the keeper of the RCL data since the 2016 season, so the data only goes back that far. These are some very impressive weekly totals, but keep in mind the RCL rules have changed some over the years as has the super-ball index of the baseball over the years.
|RUNS||79||Ford Pinto’s||Muscle Car Fanatics||2016|
|HOME RUNS||35||Fresh Meat||Frequent Commenters League||2019|
|RBI||86||The Crying Wolves||Original Recipe||2019|
|STEALS||21||Seager Brothers On This Team||Make RCL Grey Again||2017|
|AVERAGE||0.393||Team Redknapp||12 Monkeys Clicking||2016|
|SAVES||19||Florida IBWIP||Prospector Ralph’s Cavern||2017|
|ERA||0 (in 41.2 IP)||PASTE||RCL 2019 (#56)||2019|
|WHIP||0.456 (in 41.2 IP)||PASTE||RCL 2019 (#56)||2019|
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Our weekly shout out to the team that killed it the previous week.
Team: Team DFresh
League: RCL 2020 (#66)
Stats: AVG: .338, R: 62, HR: 24, RBI: 63, SB: 7
IP: 92.1, ERA: 3.61, WHIP: 1.116, K: 122, W: 5, SV: 1
Summary: These numbers need no reference, they are just plain studly. DFresh led the RCLs in Runs and Average and was very close to leading in HRs and RBIs. DFresh also led the RCLs in strikeouts, setting a new weekly record along the way and all in 92.1 IP. That K/9 is just scrumptious. Reference #42,069 on why wins suck…only five? With that stat line? That makes no sense. DFresh gained 17 league points this past week and is blowing RCL #66 out of the water. That was good to move them into the top ten overall as well. George Springer, Salvador Perez and Clint Frazier led the way on offense while Corbin Burnes and Dinelson Lamet were the picture of aces. I wish I had drafted them on every single team this year. Heck of a week DFresh! Keep it up!
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