CCO Fantasy Baseball League – Week 13

Once again we had another week of good games. Three games decided by less than 20 points, while two more decided by 30 points. Eight wins is where the playoffs are at now and we have one 8-5 team sitting on the outside.Only two teams sit one game back at 7-6 and two other teams at 6-7, two games back. We are starting to see some separation as we now have seven teams that are three games or more back. They are going to have to go on a winning streak to get back into contention with just eight weeks left before the playoffs.

Hatfield’s and McCoy’s

We have had 3 weeks of interleague play and our 2nd 5-5 week. That leaves the bragging rights with the Hatfield’s (Waveland) with a record 16-14 over the McCoy’s (Sheffield).

#5 BigJonLilJon’s Lehair of the Dog (9-4) 352 over #1 Kentucky Ripsnorters (10-3) 317

Big Jon had a big 1st day and that was the difference in a very good game. Rip’s 5 game winning streak is over and Big Jon has 9 wins in the last 11 weeks after starting out 0-2.

Kentucky Ripsnorters: Ryan Braun 34 pts. (HR, 3B, 2 2B, 6 R, 7 RBI, SB) Francisco Rodriquez 30 pts. (4 IP, 6 K, H, 0 BB, 1 ER, W, 2 Saves)

BigJonLilJon’s Lehair of the Dog: Adam LaRoche 35 pts. (3 HR, 6 R, 7 RBI) Ian Kinsler 34 pts. (2 HR, 2 2B, 5 R, 7 RBI) Jeremy Guthrie 34 pts. (14.1 IP, 9 K, 15 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, W) Marlon Byrd 30 pts. (3 HR, 5 R, 5 RBI)

#11 Northside Bleacher Bums (7-6) 321 over #2 The Calicubs (10-3) 307

In an upset victory this game was close all week. Bleacher Bums gained points the last 4 days and won 5 of the 7 days in route to a 14 point victory.

Northside Bleacher Bums: Aaron Harang 31 pts. (13 IP, 9 K, 17 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 W)

The Calicubs: Mat Latos 25 pts. (7 IP, 5 K, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, W) Tim Hudson 25 pts. (13.2 IP, 10 K, 14 H, 6 ER, 2 BB)

#3 FL JimBoC (9-4) 342 over #14 Waiting on Bryant (5-8) 245

FL JimBoC ran away with this one, with a 50 point lead after 3 days, he steadily gained to cruise to a 97 point victory.

FL JimBoC: Gio Gonzalez 52 pts. (13 IP, 12 K, 5 H, 0 ER, 6 BB, 2 W)

Waiting on Bryant: Jose Reyes 30 pts. (HR, 3B, 3 2B, 6 R, 3 RBI, SB)

#4 07Greydigger’s Crushers (9-4) 343 over #6 Bullpen MacGyvers (8-5) 327

PrintBullpen MacGyvers had a 37 point lead on Friday morning. Greydigger’s dug in and won each day to scrape out a 16 point win.

07Greydigger’s Crushers: Kyle Seager 36 pts. (2 HR, 3 2B, 5 R, 8 RBI) Giancarlo Stanton 32 pts. (HR, 3 2B, 5 R, 2 RBI, SB) Corey Kluber 30 pts. (7 IP, 8 K, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, W)

Bullpen MacGyvers: Matt Adams 34 pts. (3 HR, 2B, 5 R, 8 RBI, SB) Rick Porcello 33 pts. (9 IP, 6 K, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, W) Justin Upton 30 pts. (2 HR, 2 2B, 4 R, 8 RBI)

#7 Clark n Addison Tony_H (8-5) 328 over #15 Baywatch Buttspanx (5-8) 218

It’s been awhile since I wasn’t in a close match, but this one was over after back to back days of 85 and 107 points. Kershaw is a stud, not giving up a run in 2 starts.

Clark n Addison Tony H: Clayton Kershaw 64 pts. (15 IP, 21 K, 11 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 W) David Price 34 pts. (8.1 IP, 11 K, 5 H, ER, BB, W)

Baywatch Buttspanx: Jose Abreu 38 pts. (4 HR, 2 2B, 5 R, 7 RBI)

#8 Runnin’ Bredstiks (8-5) 292 over #10 What’s Optimism? Vivid Reality (6-7) 263

What’s Optimism has gotten another taste of reality, it’s not always how many points you have scored this year; it’s who you play each week. Another tough loss for Vivid Reality drops him to 6-7 while being 8th in points and Runnin Bredstiks got a much needed W after 4 straight tough losses himself.

Runnin’ Bredstiks: Jose Altuve 31 pts. (2 2B, 11 1B, 5 R, RBI, 10 SB)

What’s Optimism? Vivid Reality: Homer Bailey 45 pts. (14.1 IP, 13 K, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, W) Zack Greinke 32 pts. (12.2 IP, 14 K, 15 H, 6 ER, 0 BB, W)

#9 The Wrong Team (8-5) 262 over #18 Balls Deep in the Ivy (3-10) 231

In a surprisingly close game, The Wrong team finally took charge on Saturday with a 90 point day.

The Wrong Team: Matt Cain 28 pts. (14.1 IP, 11 K, 13 H, 6 ER, 3 BB)

Balls Deep in the Ivy: Adrian Beltre 31 pts. (HR, 2 2B, 4 R, 7 RBI, SB)

#12 Aguas de Marco Billy (7-6) 277 over #13 CubfaninSeattle John (5-8) 213

Aguas steadily pulled away from CubfaninSeattle John with a best day of 50.

Aguas de Marco Billy: Edinson Volquez 44 pts. (14 IP, 8 K, 13 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 W)

CubfaninSeattle John: Felix Hernandez 58 pts. (15 IP, 15 K, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 W)

#16 Team JasonOfTheBurbs (6-7) 321 over #20 Team Scared Hitless (1-12) 156

Jason took a vacation this week yet his team poured it on to lap Scared Hitless.  Tim Lincecum threw a no hitter this week with just 1 walk.

Team JasonOfTheBurbs: Tim Lincecum 38 pts. (9 IP, 6 K, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 ER, W) Mike Trout 33 pts. (2 HR, 2 2B, 5 R, 5 RBI, SB)

Team Scared Hitless: Devin Mesoraco 28 pts. (2 HR, 2B, 6 R, 6 RBI)

#19 Slammin Steven Petty (2-11) over #17 Team Gramps (4-9) 227

A very good game this week as Slammin held a 98 point lead going into Friday, but Gramps turned it on winning all 3 of the last days, but it wasn’t enough as Slammin held on for a 17 point victory.

Slammin Steven Petty: Bartolo Colon 34 pts. (14 IP, 10 K, 11 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, W) J.A. Happ 31 pts. (7.2 IP, 8 K, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, W)

Team Gramps: Yu Darvish 35 pts. (8 IP, 10 K, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, W)

Top Player Performances - Week 13

PlayerPointsTeam
Clayton Kershaw64Clark n Addison Tony_H
Felix Hernandez58CubsfaninSeattle John
Gio Gonzalez52FL JimBoC
Homer Bailey45What's Optimism? Vivid Reality
Edinson Volquez44Aquas de Marco Billy
Current Playoff Match-ups
  • #1 Kentucky Ripsnorters vs #8 Bullpen MacGyvers
  • #2 The Calicubs vs #7 Clark n Addison Tony_H
  • #3 FL JimBoC vs #6 Runnin’ Bredstiks
  • #4 BigJonLilJon’s Lehar of the Dog vs #5 07 Greydigger’s Crushers

Sheffield Division - Week 13 Standings

RecordTeamPoints
10-3The Calicubs4208
9-4FL JimBoC4093
9-4BigJonLilJon's LehairOfTheDog3866
8-5Runnin Bredstiks3972
8-5Bullpen McGyvers3705
6-7Team JasonOfTheBurbs3603
5-8Baywatch Buttspanx3560
5-8CubsfaninSeattle John3591
3-10Balls Deep in The Ivy3104
2-11Slammin StevenPetty

Waveland Division - Week 13 Standings

RecordTeamPoints
10-3Kentucky Ripsnorters4273
9-407Greydigger's Crushers3982
8-5Clark n Addison Tony_H4021
8-5The Wrong Team3662
7-6Northside Bleacher Bums3532
7-6Aquas de Marco Billy3547
6-7What's Optimism? Vivid Reality3865
5-8Waiting on Bryant3599
4-9Team Gramps3506
1-12Team Scared Hitless2584
Transactions

The transaction wire held steady this week with 34 free agent pick-ups again this week. Notable ex-Cubs that were added this week: Robinson Chirinos, Brandon Guyer (what do those 2 have in common) and Scott Feldman and future Cub Arismendy Alcantara was added.  Mike Olt was dropped along with Junior Lake and ex-Cub David DeJesus is currently available.

Notes

Weeks 10 and 20 are the same match-up.
Weeks 11 and 21 are the same match-up.

So in weeks 10 and 21 we will be doing a position round. 1 vs 2, 3 vs 4, etc down to 19 vs 20.

The league is for public viewing. Here are two shortcuts to take you to the league site on ESPN.

Game recaps include top scorer from each team and any other players who score 30+ points.

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