Welcome to the recap of week five.  Week five already, that doesn’t seem possible.  Five, as in the number of feet tall Jose Altuve is.  The numbers this little man is putting up don’t seem possible either.  After the 5th week of the season Altuve has 30 Runs (tied for first), 9 HRs (tied for 9th), 19 RBIs (still pretty amazing for a leadoff hitter), 13 stolen bases (most in the league), and a .325 batting average.  In week 5 alone his drafters got 2 HRs and 4 SBs.  I mentioned how Bryce Harper was a roto wet dream a few weeks back, but Altuve is making his 10 HRs/5 SBs look like pocket change.  The best part for his drafters is, they didn’t need a top 3 pick to nab him.  Altuve had an RCL ADP of 10.79.  He was taken as high as 4th overall by the *ahem* “Goat F*ckers” of Albright’s ECougarHarmony.com (great league name, questionable team name) and fell to as low as 18, where “cardinals # !” nabbed him in Razzballero2.  Grabbing Altuve around pick 11 likely meant you could pair him with a power hitter such as Miggy, Abreu, Bautista, Chris Davis, or if you were lucky, Kris Bryant.  That sure seems like a pretty nice start right about now.  It got me thinking, I wonder what impact drafting Altuve has had on the average standings position.  So, employing the help of the ever helpful VinWins we set about figuring out the average standings position of those teams that drafted Jose Altuve.  The result?  Glad you asked!  Those teams that drafted Jose Altuve are currently, on average, in 5.88th place, we’ll call it 6th.  They are also averaging about 68.5 standings points.  Not too shabby, you certainly could be doing worse.  By comparison, Mike Trout drafters are averaging 6.34th place and 65.84 points.  As luck would have it our brand spanking new #1 team in all the RCL land was a drafter of Jose Altuve themselves, at #13 overall.  They paired him with…Clayton Kershaw of course!  Want to find out more about our new #1 team?  Then come on down and check out the rest of the week that was, week 5.

‘PERTY ‘PERTS

Each week we’ll peek in at our resident ‘perts & other industry names to see who is laying claim to best “expert” RCLer in the land.  We’ll take notes, check the standings and generally stalk them.  Click the heading above to check out the ‘Perts League home page and follow along.

Despite losing 1.5 points this week, Big Magoo remains atop the ‘Perts League standings.  JB leapfrogged Team McLeod this week into 2nd as he looks to reclaim that number 1 spot, despite my calling out his crazy trades.  JB gained 3.5 points this week while Team McLeod lost a whopping 8, tied for most in the league this week.  Grey did call his shot, moving into third place.  He is incredible, said he.  Prospector Ralph was this week’s other biggest point loser, also losing 8 points and dropping from 4th to 6th.  Ralph and Grey are now heading in opposite directions.  My semi-callout of J-FOH last week seemed to spark his squad.  J-FOH was this week’s biggest gainer in the ‘Perts league, picking up 9 points and jumping from 9th to 5th.  He’s now almost completely recovered from last week’s disastrous 13.5 point, 5 spot drop.

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 Team Bromelia Cougs R Us 108.2 105.5 102 107.2
2 Guy Montag Be About Yo` Paper 106.4 105.5 101 105.4
3 Straight Outta Omaha All Summer Long 105.3 103.5 102 104.3
4 Breaking Balls DeadPool 103.2 104.5 100 102.3
5 Simply Fred ECFBL 103.2 100 103 101.3
6 If You Can’t Stand The Heat High Heat 100.9 104 99 99.3
7 Pettygrove’s Penny 12 Monkeys Clicking 100.2 100.5 102 96.2
8 S’All Goooood, Man Razzballero1 99.6 99 101 99.1
9 Team Sullivan Rosterbators Anonymous 99 101 98 99.5
10 Eaton p*ssy or Eaton dong Hey Ladies! Get Funky 98.2 103 95 100.5

Down goes Fred, down goes Fred!  Team Bromelia is our new leader.  Bromelia edged out Guy Montag (5th last week) by the difference of 1 LCI point.  Both teams are sporting 105.5 league points, however Cougs R Us and it’s 102 LCI gives Bromelia the extra boost.  Bromelia gained 12.5 league points this week and moved from 15th last week to #1 this week.  Nice work Bromelia!  As I mentioned in the intro, Bromelia started their draft Kershaw/Altuve providing solid pitching ratio foundations and surprising power foundations as well as a nice speed and batting average base.  Bromelia had a heck of a line this week going 55/20/47/5/.321 on the hitting side as well as 5/67/1.44/0.97/10 in the pitching department.  Brandon Phillips and newly acquired, Yoenis Cespedes, chipped in 5 and 4 homers respectively while Kershaw, Salazar and Tanaka all pitched to a zero ERA.  Bromelia is making fine use of RPs, filling all 9 unused pitching slots with a high strikeout and/or good ratio reliever whenever possible.  Way to go!

In other top 10 news, Breaking Balls fell from 3rd to 4th, Team Sullivan fell from 4th to 9th, Ra’zbahl Al Ghul fell from 6th to 12th, Yapping Chihuahuas fell from 9th to 13th and team Bender also fell right out of the top 10 from 2nd to 17th.  Also leaving the top 20 overall this week were A Man Named Brady(37th) as well as The Education of Dr Z (40th).

Moving up this week was Straight Outta Omaha (7th to 3rd), If You Can’t Stand The Heat (11th to 6th), Pettygrove’s Penny (20th to 7th), Eaton p*ssy or Eaton dong (19th to 10th) and S’All Goooood, Man, who wasn’t even on my radar last week, but debuts at #8 this week.

I also wanted to call attention this week to some new additions to the Master Standings page.  New this week, you can see every team’s Games Started (GS) and moves!  This is pretty exciting for seeing where everyone stands in the pitching categories as well as who the most chronic rosterbators are (guilty as charged). Rudy is Booty holds a commanding lead on all move-makers though, continually swapping out their offense, they have made a ginormous 640 moves.  That is 394 more moves than the next closest team.  Rudy is Booty is first in their league right now and 4th in all RCL teams in ABs.  The most GS thus far belongs to Weekly Leader regular, Hoboken Squat Cobblers.  They have led all RCLs in strikeouts 4 of the first 5 weeks and wins once.  They currently have 101 games started.  Only 79 games remaining until they hit their max.  101 games started has only yielded the Cobblers 39 wins however.  That’s not a very good percentage.  I thought my win luck was crummy…yikes.  On the bright side, RP stats will still count for the Cobblers, so a few extra wins will trickle in here and there once the maximum is reached.  On the flip side, Frequent Commenter, Johnny Utahs owns 4 teams that have 4, 8, 12 and 13 games started.  I’m very curious to see how the Utahs play this one out.  Maybe he’ll chime in down below and fill us in on his master plan.

TRADES

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

DATE LEAGUE TRADE
5/2/2016 American Dream BJ Suckstons traded Troy Tulowitzki to Second Stage Turbine Blade for Cody Allen
5/2/2016 Cougs R Us Rookie Monsters traded Daniel Hudson and Yoenis Cespedes to Team Bromelia for Adam Jones and Jake McGee
5/2/2016 Prospecter Ralph’s Cavern Team Boyle traded Mat Latos to Thomaston Herbivore Club for Brandon Phillips and Kevin Jepsen (Team Boyle dropped Jed Lowrie)
5/2/2016 The Heat Is On Get Out Of The Kitchen traded Lance McCullers* to Texas Flood for Nomar Mazara (Get Out Of The Kitchen dropped Dee Gordon)
5/3/2016 Rosterbators Anonymous Frank The Tank traded David Price to Team A for A.J. Ramos, Gerardo Parra and Masahiro Tanaka (Frank The Tank dropped Evan Gattis and Scott Kazmir)
5/3/2016 That’ll do Puig TEAM BROKEBACK traded Blake Snell and Delino DeShields to Team Mayers for Jason Heyward (Team Mayers dropped Justin Turner)
5/3/2016 The Greatest Slammers Slam traded Dallas Keuchel and Lorenzo Cain to Team Cruz for Joey Votto and Jon Lester
5/3/2016 The Greatest Team Crapsack traded Jake McGee to The Dude for Rick Porcello
5/4/2016 American Dream Second Stage Turbine Blade traded Jake Arrieta to Team C for Felix Hernandez, Lorenzo Cain and Luke Gregerson (Second Stage Turbine Blade dropped Jorge Soler and Trea Turner)
5/4/2016 ECFBL Evil Evies traded Yasiel Puig to Pete Browning’s Bats for Hector Rondon
5/4/2016 Razzball Lurkers Aberjona BogRats traded David Price and Jackie Bradley Jr. to Team B for Alex Colome, Felix Hernandez and Josh Harrison (Aberjona BogRats dropped Evan Gattis)
5/5/2016 Sultans of Swat Team Studer traded Brett Gardner and Jake Arrieta to Team Sullivan for Justin Upton and Maikel Franco
5/5/2016 The Second Greatest Big Magoo traded A.J. Ramos to [email protected]’s Second for Brian Dozier
5/5/2016 The Third Greatest Pseudo Intellectuals traded Trevor Story to Team Foxy for Brandon Drury
5/5/2016 The Third Greatest [email protected]’s Third traded Robinson Cano to Team harris for Huston Street* and Joey Votto ([email protected]’s Third dropped Jarrod Dyson)
5/6/2016 That’ll do Puig New Jersey DOMINICAN traded Jose Fernandez and Luke Gregerson to Vegan Pizza Party for Mark Trumbo and Trevor Rosenthal
5/6/2016 American Dream Team C traded Joe Ross to Vin Royals for Aledmys Diaz
5/7/2016 Effectively Hide my Thunder Dank Teams traded Billy Burns to Razzball 1st Team for Jay Bruce
5/7/2016 League Of Shadows The Great White North traded Anthony Rendon and Joe Ross to The Road Warrior for Billy Burns and Brad Boxberger* (The Road Warrior dropped Javier Baez)
5/7/2016 Straight BESTBUY Homie Team Son traded Yasiel Puig to Team YAGER for Roberto Osuna
5/7/2016 The Third Greatest Team Foxy traded Jose Quintana to Vin Reds for Stephen Piscotty
5/8/2016 DFSers Anonymous Butterfly Pimp traded Adrian Gonzalez to I’m Batman for David Ortiz
5/8/2016 DFSers Anonymous Butterfly Pimp traded Carlos Gonzalez, Dee Gordon and Fernando Rodney to Cram It for Domingo Santana, Hector Rondon and Jean Segura

In my best Jerry Lee Lewis voice, “There’s a whole lotta tradin’ going on”!  With so many trades, I can’t possibly break them all down, nor would you want me to.  So, peruse as you wish.  I can’t believe someone actually was able to trade someone Mat Latos, clearly they haven’t been reading my DFS articles, #Latos.  In a trade that is sure to make Ralph shed a tear, Nomar Mazara was traded for Lance McCullers.  Second Stage Turbine Blade got a pretty good haul for Jake Arrieta, as did team Studer.  Trevor Story for Brandon Drury doesn’t seem like getting enough back to me, but to each their own.  Interestingly, Yasiel Puig was moved twice this week, each time for a closer.  See a trade you hate/love, break it down in the comments section and let’s discuss!

WEEKLY LEADERS

The best of the best from the week that was.

R – 65 – Team Mozzie (Mighty Minions)

HR –25 – Team maxwell (Straight BESTBUY Homie)

RBIs – 72 – Team Dalmore (Center Field)

AVG – .358 – Team Schmidt (Play with FOH)

SB – 14 – I Did It All For The Mookie (Opening Day)

W – 9 – Grey’s Balls (All Hail Beddict Tha God), kumamoto banpeiyu (Diickin Around), Kenny Powers (RCL Razz)

K – 115 – Hoboken Squat Cobblers (Brave Frontier)

SV –  17 – Vin and Jackie (Stream or die!)

ERA (Min. 40 IP) – 0.81 – The Schmohawks (Original Recipe 2016) (in 55.2 IP)

WHIP (Min. 40 IP) – 0.62 – Pseudo Intellectuals (The Third Greatest) (in 40 IP)

We have new high water marks for weekly leaders in RBIs and AVG set this week with 72 RBIs and a cool, .358 batting average.  Hoboken Squat Cobblers makes their 5th appearance on this list (4 for Ks and once for wins) as they lead the world in games started.  VinWins set a new high weekly mark in saves this week with an amazing 17!  I’m pretty sure I have teams that don’t have 17 saves on the year yet!  The Pseudo Intellectuals just squeaked in at the minimum IP requirement and set a new low in weekly WHIP in the process.

TEAM OF THE WEEK

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

Team: kumamoto banpeiyu

League: Diickin Around

Stats:   H/AB: 94/292, AVG: .322, R: 54, HR: 17, RBI: 56, SB: 3

IP: 77.1, ERA: 2.21, WHIP: 1.00, K: 82, W: 9, SV: 11

Summary:  At first glance I thought the team name was created by smashing a head against a keyboard.  Upon closer examination however, I learned an awful lot about Japanese citrus fruits and now, I’m hungry.  These banpeiyus look delicious, and HUGE, just take a look at this thing!  Enough about fruit though, the banpeiyus (and most other well to do teams this week) enjoyed a 5 HR week from Brandon Phillips as well as a nice week from Christian Yelich, Lucas Duda and Ryan Braun.  The relief pitchers were phenomenal this week, finishing with a 4 save day on Sunday.  The banpeiyus streamed wisely with Jon Gray (twice), Kyle Hendricks and even 2 streams from Chris Tillman that weren’t half bad.  Nice work all around as the banpeiyus look to parlay team of the week honors into a move up the standings as they are currently 5th in Diickin Around.

  1. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Well, since Grey is not one to shine a light on himself, I will point out that he is now up to 3rd place!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m too modest for that, Vin. Though, I will say last week I said I’d go from 7th to 3rd this past week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: Fine, my arm was twisted, I updated the post so it was clear I moved into third like I said I would

      • VinWins

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        @Grey: Now, that’s funny. Don’t tell Matt.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Matt would’ve wanted me too!

      • MattTruss

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        Haha! That’s awesome! Nothing like up to the minute accuracy and humility!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Others would’ve wanted to know, I do it for them

          • MattTruss

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            A man of the people

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I coif my hair for them, Matt, not for me

              • MattTruss

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                Takes commitment to be that type of coiffer, it shows you care. Any bold predictions for next week? JB’s squad should fold like a cheap suit any day now, so it’ll be you and Magoo.

                • Grey

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                  Yeah, you’re seeing what I’m seeing… It’ll be Magoo and I as the top two and that’ll be like that until the end… I expected a good fight from him, so far he hasn’t disappointed… I was also happy to see Jay dropped Buxton yesterday, seemed overdue

                  • MattTruss

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                    Haha! A bit, yea. He and Tehol seem to be dragging down that league LCI huh? I wouldn’t count J-FOH out if he can get his shizz together and be active in the fight he’ll be pushing for that top 3. I e-mailed FOH after the ‘Perts league draft and predicted a FOH, Grey, Magoo finish. If I had to handicap it now I’d flip those three.

                    • Grey

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                      Funny how I win this league every year and I get counted out after a draft…Very, very funny! I am laughing grotesquely… Yeah, I don’t know, it’ll be tough, I need my pitching to cooperate a bit more with Wins (out of my control) and ratios (in my control)

                    • MattTruss

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                      I thought you were pretty hard on yourself after the draft actually. I liked FOH’s the best, but I even told him that I liked your team quite a bit at the time. Said that Arenado at 12 was nutty (good) and that you two would be the two fighting for first.

                    • Grey

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                      Yeah, I haven’t even gotten anything that great from my 1st round pick, which I’m hoping corrects itself… Hard to do anything without a 1st rounder…I mean, Magoo has Bryce and I have Abreu…Though, no excuses… Though, if I were making excuses, that would be one

                    • MattTruss

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                      WHAT’S THAT!? I CAN”T HEAR YOU OVER THE ARE-NADO GOING THROUGH HERE RIGHT NOW!

                    • Grey

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                      Oh, I was just saying that Abreu—Oh, I see what you’re doing.

                  • @Grey: Seems slightly revisionist…I remember you drafting Arenado in the first round…whose been better than Harper despite the hype…like I said last week…I also remember saying that the Big Hurt is in the lead (he is) you’ll be fine if you add another RP (you did)
                    Most importantly…half the league doesn’t even understand the format which makes it much easier for you to stream…Next year, try playing against 11 other players…

                    • Grey

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                      Haha… I’m an idiot, you guys are right, Arenado was my 1st rounder and Abreu was 2nd… Mea culpa

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                      @Wake Up: Keep him honest, Wake!

  2. Cram It says:
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    Am I missing something that I can’t see every teams AB’s in one place in our leagues? I know my teams is under the Active Stats tab….Regardless, nice to have that here, as I can see I’m doing well to maximize AB’s in one league, but need to stay on it more in the other.

    • VinWins

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      @Cram It: No, ABs are not shown anywhere else. We get the data from the active stat pages, which is why we didn’t have GS and moves, since they are on the standings page. But, my brother put in some extra time last week to get them added.

    • MattTruss

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      Yea, it’d be nice if you could customize what appears in the standings page to include ABs. I’m slacking on ABs this year, such a time suck.

      • Cram It says:
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        @VinWins: @MattTruss: No worries. Like I said, awesome that it’ll be included with the master standings.

        That’s the game Truss…Get with it!

        • MattTruss

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          It’s true, it’s a constant battle. I didn’t notice the Baltimore game was PPD last night until it had locked, which left Jake Lamb sitting on my bench in ECFBL…DOH! Things like that you gotta be right on top of all the time. I need an auto-lineup-setting-bot.

          • Cram It says:
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            @MattTruss: Yeah that’s the worst, you think your lineup is all set and then games get rained out. It’s a grind being Johnny-on-the-spot 7:04 p.m. every night.

            Dude, I was envisioning that. There should be a tool that auto-fills your roster with next man up if a guy isn’t starting or games aren’t being played. Million dollar idea!

            • MattTruss

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              I’d buy it! I’m sure Rudy already has it in the works for the next generation of tools. The LineupSetterAnator!

  3. Ralph Lifshitz

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    I dropped 6.5 points on Saturday.

    What the hell am I missing with RCL’s? I’m streaming hitters and relievers. Were my drafts that bad? Why are my power numbers awful on 3 out of 4 teams?

    I feel like I’m searching for a secret in front of my face but can’t see it.

    • MattTruss

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      I’m with ya man, I’m having major power outages on 3 out of 4 teams as well. 50-55 HRs right now, which is only good for 3-5 roto points. I don’t get it either. I look at the team and don’t see any major issues. I did try to be really balanced this year, maybe that’s my problem. Justin Upton is sinking my battle ship on a lot of teams, but one guy shouldn’t be bringing me down like that. You’ve got Dongaldson and Frazier, but you do own Hamilton and Eaton on the same team. But they only have 1 less HR than J-Up. I got nothing man. Not enough Robinson Cano clearly.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @MattTruss: Yeah JD Martinez is going number two on this team as well. I thought I had solid power between Donaldson, Pujols, JD, and the addition of Frazier.

        I’m hoping that the addition of Kang and Brantley help but neither of those guys are giving me what I need which is HR and RBI’s. I suppose I over-estimated Eaton’s power a bit.

        • Kid A says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz:

          I prefer the term “power-shitting”.

        • Kid A says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: As in, “Sean Manaea is power-shitting all over my ratios right now.”

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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            @Kid A: This is a win all around!

  4. Scott says:
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    CDick or Khrush?

    • MattTruss

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      Khrush

  5. Scott says:
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    Would you start Wisler vs. PHI today even with his stinky offense?

    • MattTruss

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      Absolutely! The Phils are pretty stinky too

  6. mauledbypandas says:
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    Stellar work again from our resident number crunchers, and hey, my crapy team is 11th overall somehow.

    • MattTruss

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      Thanks Pandas! Oh yea, I didn’t even notice that, nice work. Apparently I had eyes only for the top 10.

      • Kid A says:
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        @MattTruss: #www.humblebrag.cn

        • Kid A says:
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          @Kid A: @Pandas

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @Kid A: that was directed towards Cram! Totally not a humble brag. He said he can’t understand how my crappy team is in 1st (in that league) !

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @MattTruss: don’t worry. I will screw that up with more bad streams soon enough. I do enjoy the numbers you guys wrangle up though.

        It’s good to see that some of the people in the top 10 have like 5 moves, and people on the DL in their active lineups…which reminds you that it is still freakin early and maybe things will get better and Sano will hit more than 3 HR and Goldy will not be hitting .240

        • MattTruss

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          I enjoy wrangling them, so that’s good! I always loved when Vin would deep dive into the numbers, just trying to carry on the tradition.

          Good point on the “still early” factor. Word, Goldy, get on that shizz! A 4 for 4 in Coors tonight would be nice!

  7. Scott says:
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    Chen or Ventura on the bazk end of my RCL rotation?

    • MattTruss

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      Eh, honestly, probably a coin flip. Just go with whoever has the best next few match-ups. Both are probably streamers in RCLs. If I had to go with one, I’d lean Chen based on ballpark.

  8. Stickball Al says:
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    I saw a trade deal in your blog Cespedes and Hudson for Jones and McGee. A little lopsided since Adam Jones Has done nothing hitting 3rd in one of the best line-ups in baseball. What is up with Jones ??? Why would someone take that trade unless you are so desperate for a few saves ?

    • MattTruss

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      Hard sayin not knowin, you never know what someone is thinking in a trade. People do some crazy things for saves in the RCLs where every speculative save guy is owned. Just look at JB’s trade last week. CarGo for McGee and Span…

  9. Adam says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Gausman , Roark,Estrada,Hill ,Sanchez
    Thx

    • MattTruss

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      Hmmm, assuming an RCL:

      Gausman, Hill, Roark, Sanchez, Estrada

      I feel like the bottom is going to fall out on Sanchez any start now. He walks a bit too many for my liking and doesn’t have the big Ks to back it up. Using Grey’s eval method of K rate minus BB rate (7.7-3.4)=4.3, that’s not great. I’m trying to sell him where I own him right now actually.

  10. Jordan Wolfhope says:
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    This is a 10 team 5×5 h2h league. Had a great draft and have pulled off a lot of trades is how my team is stacked at pitching. Feel like my team is good enough to go with only 1 stream spit until my prospects get called up or am I wasting too many spors having turner, glassnow, and aj reed? Do you think reed outpreforms prince? Do u think turner outpreforms schoop? Also id glassnow going to be a top 30 pitcher or so.l? Any other input I would really appriciate. This site is the reason my team looks the way it does. Please help me out. Thanks to everyone who writes ablnd comments on this site, by far the best one out there

    C (empty)
    1B Paul Goldschimdt
    2B Jonathan Schoop
    3B Maikel Franco
    SS Corey Seager
    2B/SS Brian Dozier
    1B/3B Eric Hosmer
    OF George Springer
    OF Starling Marte
    OF Ryan Braun
    OF Christian Yelich
    OF Marcell Ozuna
    UTIL Prince Fielder
    Bench AJ Reed
    Bench Trea Turner

    P Clayton Kershaw
    P Chris Sale
    P Max Scherzer
    P Jose Fernandez
    P Chris Archer
    P Roberto Osuna
    P Luke Gregerson
    P Arodys Vizcaino
    P Santiago Casilla
    P (stream spot)
    Bench Tyler Glasnow
    DL Tyson Ross

    • MattTruss

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      Hey man, sorry to not be quick on the reply, was traveling for work all morning. Is this H2H points or H2H roto? That’s a pretty big distinction, but I’d probably toss Reed back in a 10 teamer and this roster. Your pitching is insane, Glasnow is a luxury, if you can move him when he gets called up to upgrade something, that’d be an option. It’s an embarrassment of riches for sure. I’m honestly not sure you can mess this one up. If it’s H2H points, I do think Turner out performs Schoop due to high BA. If it’s roto, you could probably use Turner’s speed too. If it’s points, ditch Reed for a catcher, I hate empty roster spots in points leagues, it’s just wasteful. I think Glasnow could be top 30 in PIT w/Searage in his corner. BUT, he could also roofie you on occasion, like all rookie nookie.

  11. 'Saul Gooood, Man says:
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    I appreciate these weekly articles, it’s really interesting stuff. It’s especially fun to see my name appear on that top 10 list as a first time RCLer. You mentioned my team came from off the radar, are you able to see how many spots it jumped?

    • MattTruss

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      I’m not, I only copy/paste the top 20 from the Master Standings each update. Maybe Rudy might have the historical data of the standings saved to be able to tell you that.

  12. The Great Knoche says:
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    Nice Work..I’m a little behind as I am at a conference all week. Hard go get time to check Razz let along my rosters.

    Also Story for Drury..come on? I get trying to move Trevor with the uncertainty of Reyes, but Drury?

    • MattTruss

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      I hear that man. Agreed on Story, selling low it seems

  13. MattH says:
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    Great work, Matt. Enjoying the RCL updates. Johnny Utah’s here. I’m a little late reading this…stupid job. As for my master plan in the lack of game starts department: I have none. Well, i suppose it will be similar to Cobbler’s except in August. Right now a little more offense all around would make steaming a lot less risky. Keep up the good work!

    Kudos to Vin too. I would encourage all RCL’ers to checkout his stat threads in the forums. Tons to look at.

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