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BaseballGB Fantasy League – Week Twelve

by Mark George

BgbFantasyHeadlineWelcome to our weekly round-up of the BaseballGB Fantasy League competition.  This is a mixed Head-2-Head league involving BGB writers and readers. 

There are fourteen teams who pair up in different combinations each week, making for seven match-ups in any given week. The teams battle over twelve statistical categories, gaining one point for each category they win.  All the points are carried over into the season league table at the end of the weekly match-ups. The top six teams with the most points at the end of the fantasy season will go on to the playoffs during the last three weeks of September. 

SWAT were the victors in the inaugural BGB Fantasy League last year.  Will they retain their title in 2010, or will a new champion emerge?

The race for the BaseballGB fantasy title is really hotting up, with another week seeing another change at the top. But which team is leading the way after last week’s matchups? 
 
 

  R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Borders Bats 19 2 13 3 0.204 0.557 0 2 28 0 5.40 1.50 1
Beck ‘Nams (GB) 31 9 25 2 0.297 0.883 4 4 43 2 3.99 1.30 11

 
We begin with a big win for JJ’s Beck ‘Nams, thumping the Bats 11-1 to climb back to the top of the table, comfortably taking every category apart from steals. Weeks, Konerko and Pagan were the star hitters while Carpenter and Cordero were the pick of the pitchers. Weaver and Franklin had nice weeks for the Bats.

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  R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
The Wright Stuff 38 10 46 4 0.328 1.000 4 2 57 1 3.77 1.17 11
New Spaniards 23 1 18 3 0.273 0.698 1 1 26 1 7.50 2.04 0

 
The Stuff shut out the Spaniards 11-0 with big weeks from all the team. Wright, Kinsler and Adam Jones were the pick of a stacked hitting lineup, while the addition of Carlos Santana looks better each week. Ervin Santana and Latos both had excellent weeks on the mound. The Spaniards could only muster one homer – from Cano.

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  R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Bonestalkers 20 4 27 3 0.282 0.761 4 5 22 3 3.69 1.42 3
Pretzel Vendors 21 6 28 2 0.285 0.829 5 4 51 0 1.61 1.13 9

 
The Vendors refuse to be left behind in the title race, beating Bonestalkers 9-3. There were plenty of close categories here, but the hitting of Morneau and Weiters and the pitching of Price, Cueto, Marcum and Strasburg (apparently he’s new) made the difference. It was a good week for the Bonestalkers bullpen as Rivera, Jenks, Clippard and Moylan helped take saves and holds.

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  R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
The Cheddar Chasers 36 8 29 11 0.302 0.865 3 2 37 2 4.24 1.14 8
Orpington Isotopes 28 7 21 3 0.255 0.770 3 2 58 3 4.66 1.42 2

 
My Isotopes were well and truly beaten by the Chasers, who slugged their way to an 8-2 win, taking all six offensive categories thanks to Justin Upton, Reyes and an incredible seven steals from Figgins. Gregerson picked up a win, a save and two holds. My bats just lost out in homers and RBIs, although three holds from Bard and 12 Ks from one-game pickup Chacin came in handy.

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  R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Weston-Super-Sox 33 7 23 6 0.296 0.810 4 2 52 0 2.69 1.11 8
SWAT* 23 5 21 3 0.280 0.766 4 6 56 1 5.40 1.41 3

 
Another clean sweep of offensive stats saw the Sox beat SWAT 8-3. Beltre, Tejada, Wells and Carlos Gonzalez all had monster weeks, with Dempster the pick of the pitchers. Rasmus and Rolen were SWAT’s top hitters while Soria, Capps and Simon combined for six saves.

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  R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
stevenston angels 32 10 30 4 0.275 0.859 3 3 32 0 2.84 1.18 7
Grip it n Rip It 33 7 26 5 0.325 0.921 1 2 24 0 5.27 1.65 4

 
The pitching staff helped the Angels get the better of Rip It 7-4, with Halladay and Fuentes leading the way, while Michael Young and the now injured Pedroia were the top hitters. Hamilton and Howard were Rip It’s top players.

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  R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Iron Men 32 6 28 4 0.282 0.768 1 5 40 2 3.80 1.46 6
Boston Rogue Waves 19 4 27 3 0.208 0.600 3 5 48 5 2.06 1.03 5

 
Finally, Iron Men lost ground in the title race after picking up a narrow 6-5 win over the Waves. It was all down to the bats, as Iron Men took all six offensive categories thanks to A-Rod, Andrus and Vlad. Lester, Vargas and the great combo of Adams (four holds) and Bell (four saves) all did excellently for the Waves.

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Rounding things up
 
Beck ‘Nams are now just half a game ahead of the Chasers at the top, with the Stuff just 1.5 games out. Iron Men are in fourth, followed by the Sox and the Vendors, who both overtake my slumping Isotopes. The Waves and Rip It are level at 14 games back, four games ahead of the Angels. SWAT, Bonestalkers, the Spaniards and the Bats complete the standings.
 
The next set of matchups see Beck ‘Nams face the Sox with the Chasers taking on the Waves. My Isotopes face a tough week against the Stuff, with Iron Men playing Rip It. The Vendors and Angels go head-to-head, while SWAT play Bonestalkers and the bottom two of the Spaniards and Bats face each other.
 
We have seen plenty of teams pick up injuries lately – remember to use your DL slots and maybe even start talking trades with other managers if a star player is going to be out for a while.

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