Stick a fork in week 5, it’s done!  Now, if a fork only has three prongs, is it a threek?  Is a two-pronger a twoork?  Maybe a  twerk?  These are the questions that must be answered.  Another question that must be answered is can anyone can stop the RCL Auto-Bots engineered by Sullivan Inc.?  Last week Mr. Sullivan had three teams in the top with the fourth knocking on the door.  This week, the bots have kicked down that door and taken the top 10 by storm.  The bots now control the first, second, sixth and eighth spots in the overall top 10 and show no signs of slowing.  If there is one mortal who gives the human race some hope of defeating the RCL Bots, it’s Cram It.  After an overall championship followed by a 2nd place overall finish last season, our human hero has a team sitting just outside the top 10 overall this week at 11th.  It’s man vs. machine heading into the sixth week of the season.  This will be a fun battle to watch.  So, grab a twerk and let’s dig into all the stats in the week that was, week 5.


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.

There were some big movers this week in the ‘Perts League with three teams recording double digit point gains to move up three places in the standings.  Those three teams were Tehol (10 points) who moved from 5th to 2nd, Malamoney (14.5 points) who crawled out of the basement from 12th to 9th and our fearless leader Mr. Grey Albright (17 points) who jumped from 7th to 4th.  Grey had himself one heck of the week, finishing third in the “Team of the Week” standings this week.  Grey led the ‘Perts League in HRs (20), RBIs (63) and Ks (91).  Grey led the league in innings pitched and notched a stellar 2.93 ERA and 1.11 WHIP.  Stream of Maeda and Gio Gonzalez helped his cause as did adding Jake Odorizzi when Kluber hit the DL.  Not too shabby for the Fantasy Master Lothario.

On the flip side, it was all bad news for Mr. Maher this week as “Bryce Harper On This Team” lost 23.5 points this week to slip from 8th to DFL.  Ooof.

TOP 10

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

1 Rudy is Snooty Take On [email protected] 3 103.8 110.5 103 93
2 Grey is Bae Sons of Beddict 102.9 108 102 95.2
3 Team Craig Take on the Jay 99.3 108 99 91.7
4 Pancake Riot BigThreeSports + Razzball = Love 97.6 102.5 102 90.5
5 South Side Hitmen Von Hayes and Confused 96.6 103.5 100 89.1
6 Grey is Fey Take on Jay 96.2 103 100 89.5
7 Rakers Nation Rio Ruiz Super League 95.7 99.5 103 87.6
8 Rudy is Booty We’re All Winners 95.3 103 100 86.9
9 Vottoman Empire DFSers Anonymous 94.2 98.5 104 84.7
10 70 MACH 1 Muscle Car Fanatics 92.7 101.5 102 81.6

Former numero uno, Pancake Riot slips to 4th overall this week, making room for the robot duo of Rudy Is Snooty and Grey Is Bae.  Team Craig jumped from 7th to 3rd this week, also leap-frogging the Riots.  Vottoman Empire joins the top 10 this week after finishing 14th overall last week.  The biggest mover however was top 10 newcomer, 70 MACH 1 who wasn’t even in the top 50 last week and now sits 10th overall.  Nice work!


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

5/7/2017 You ain’t put in on this maaaan! Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp traded Greg Holland to The Dude for Matt Holliday & Jon Lester
5/7/2017 High House Beddict Texas Flood traded Johnny Cueto to Team M. for Adam Duvall & Dylan Bundy
5/6/2017 High House Beddict Dirty Sackswiper traded Rougned Odor to Texas Flood for Trevor Story
5/6/2017 Muscle Car Fanatics KC Super Sports traded Cole Hamels to 65 Mustang for Evan Longoria
5/5/2017 ECFBL Evil Evies traded Dylan Bundy to Retro Vertigo for Travis Shaw
5/4/2017 Take on Jay White Fang traded Mark Trumbo to Page Master for Rick Porcello
5/4/2017 Viz Versus The Commenters Never Cry Shiitwolf traded Luis Severino to LA Royals for Dee Gordon
5/3/2017 Take on Jay Lasershow 2.0 traded Chris Owings to Maximus Decimus Meridius for Jose Quintana
5/3/2017 Take on Jay White Fang traded Danny Salazar to Only time Will tell for Jason Kipnis
5/1/2017 Take on Jay Only time Will tell traded Brandon Belt to White Fang for Mark Melancon
5/1/2017 Razzmonsters Team Langland traded Jacob deGrom to PNW Ballistics for Charlie Blackmon

It looks like managers took Grey’s “Sell Dylan Bundy” article to heart as he was moved twice this week.  White Fang sure was active this week, completing three deals and sending Trumbo, Salazar and Mark Melancon away for Rick Porcello, Jason Kipnis and Brandon Belt.  I liked the players he traded away better there.  Sorry White Fang.  PNW Ballistics might want to remove their finger from the accept button when Team Langland come calling.  Last week Langland stole Wade Davis from PNW for Dylan Bundy and this week he swipes a borderline 1st rounder for the only healthy (for now) Mets starter, Jacob deGrom.


The best of the best from the week that was.

R – 64 – Chalk It Up Further (Von Hayes and Confused)

HR –24 – Sugar Daddies (Master Batters)

RBIs – 69 – DENNIS system (South Side Titans)

SB – 18 – The Iron Horse 2 (EuroRazzball2017) & Los Harry’s Comets (Take on the Jay)

AVG – .342 – MT is better Than KB Easy (RIFB Roto 2017)

K – 108 – Mattingly’s Mustache (The Prospect Podcast League)

W – 9 – Charles Gas (Super League)

SV –  12 – Rudy Is Snooty (Take On [email protected] 3) & Grey is Bae (Sons of Beddict)

ERA (Min. 40 IP) – 1.24 – The People’s Champ (Razzball Writers League) (in 50.2 IP)

WHIP (Min. 40 IP) – 0.73 – Win Dance Repeat (RIFB Roto 2017) (in 42.1 IP)

Iron Horse and Los Harry’s Comets set a new 2017 weekly record for steals with 18 this week.  Charles Gas became the new weekly Wins leader this week as well with their 9 Ws.  Nice little week of ratios for Teddy Heater in the Writers League as well.  Good work Teddy!


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

Team: Team harvey

League: Take On [email protected] 3 Standings

Stats:   H/AB: 91/323, AVG: .282, R: 50, HR: 18, RBI: 66, SB: 13

IP: 86.1, ERA: 3.44, WHIP: 1.17, K: 97, W: 5, SV: 1

Summary:  Team Harvey did a little bit of everything this week, just edging out Tehol and Grey for the TOW honors.  Tehol and Grey each had slightly better offensive numbers but Team Harvey separated themselves with those 13 steals, 5 wins and 97 strikeouts.  Wow, that’s a lot of Ks.  Billy Hamilton had 9 steals all to himself and 21 of those strikeouts came from the arm of Chris Sale.  Team Harvey had a Friday to remember posting a line of 13/5/17/2/.347.  The numbers would have been even better for Team Harvey had they not left 2 HRs on the bench from Ellsbury and Kyle Seager.  Still, an impressive week nonetheless.

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  1. Cram It says:

    Wait how is a bot running those teams? The bot is physically making add/drops and lineup changes? Is that possible? Am I that out of touch with technology? I’m frightened!!

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:

      It’s a python based computer program that makes the add drops and sets the lineup…creepy huh?

      • Cram It says:

        @MattTruss: Oh my. Yeah, that scares the crap out of me for reasons not fantasy baseball related. Go do something more useful with that. Like, why don’t they make the whole plane out of the python based computer program??

        • The Great Knoche says:

          @Cram It: I wonder if I can get tips from the Bot?

  2. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:

    Wait, how’d you get Bryce Harper? You sly son of a bitch!

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:

      Just your friendly neighborhood Hippo wheelin and dealin

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:

        @MattTruss: Worst part is you added stream spots too.

        • MattTruss

          MattTruss says:

          *BEST part

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:

            @MattTruss: Is he changing his team name to “Bryce Harper was Sold”?

            • MattTruss

              MattTruss says:

              Good question…maybe Braun-y Man?

            • Grey

              Grey says:

              …Sold for three waiver wire guys and an injured 45 year old

  3. DrEasy says:

    Impressive that the League Index for Take on [email protected] 3 is 103, given that it is missing one DL slot (I have Donaldson on the DL, and Rich Hill is burning a precious roster spot)… The bot is pulling us all up!

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:

      Ooof, yea, that stinks.

      • nick the smooth dick says:

        @MattTruss: Invalid league, that doesn’t count!

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