CCO Fantasy Baseball League – Week 16

An extended week and we still had four relatively close games as many games were decided well before the weekend. This week our closest games were 21, 36, 47 and 48 points. I highlighted three games before the week started and they finished within 36, 48 and 64 points. Compared to a 204-point margin and many games around 100-plus, those were close.

Ten wins is where the playoffs are at with five 10-6 teams tied for the last spot in the playoffs. Three teams sit two games back at 8-8. The separation is real now with seven teams that are three games or more back. With just five weeks left in the regular season we are in the stretch run for the playoff berths. We also have five teams that have been officially eliminated from the playoffs.

The trade deadline is just 11 days away. Trades must be accepted by Friday August 8at 11:00am CDT.  We will discuss trade rules in the off-season (along with any other aspect that can improve our league and make it more realistic), but any trades that are made between two teams that are still trying to and have a chance to make the playoffs should be approved unless the two teams are working together to give one team a better shot. Since we are not doing keepers, any team that is eliminated will not be allowed to make a trade (Waveland: Team Gramps and Team Scared Hitless. Sheffield: Baywatch Buttspanx, Balls Deep in the Ivy and Slammin Steven Petty).

 

Hatfield’s and McCoy’s

PrintWe have had 6 weeks of interleague play. This week the Hatfield’s (Waveland) pulled out another weekly victory 7-3.  That leaves the bragging rights with the Hatfield’s (Waveland) with a record 35-25 over the McCoy’s (Sheffield) and a weekly record of 4-0-2.

#1 Kentucky Ripsnorters (12-4) 399 over #18 Balls Deep in the Ivy (3-13) 301

Easy 98 point victory, but we will have a new #1 next week.

Kentucky Ripsnorters: Ryan Braun 40 pts (3 HR, 2 2B, 5 R, 9 RBI, SB)

Balls Deep in the Ivy: Carlos Gomez 34 pts (HR, 3B, 2B, 7 R, 5 RBI, 2 SB)

#2 The Calicubs (12-4) 486 over #20 Team Scared Hitless (1-15) 282

Crusin in Sunny California!!  Calicubs is our new #1 seed!

The Calicubs: Melky Cabrera 47 pts (HR, 7 2B, 8 R, 8 RBI)

Team Scared Hitless: Steve Cishek 56 pts (6 Saves, 7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1BB, 10 K)

#3 07 Greydigger’s Crushers (12-4) 601 over #15 CubfaninSeattle John (6-10) 463

Greydigger’s Crushers is securing his playoff spot with a convincing win.

07 Greydigger’s Crushers: Corey Kluber 66 pts (17.2 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 20 K, W) Madison Bumgarner 54 pts (14 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 13 K, 2 W) Tyson Ross 53 pts (13 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 17 K, 2 W)

CubfaninSeattle: Felix Hernandez 50 pts (14 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 19 K)

#4 Clark n Addison Tony_H (12-4) 484 over #6 Runnin Bredstiks (10-6) 436

One of the closer games of the week came down to the weekend starting pitchers.

Clark n Addison Tony_H: David Price 61 pts (16 IP, 12 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 19 K, 2 W) Clayton Kershaw 53 pts (16 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 15 K, W)

Runnin Bredstiks: Austin Jackson 47 pts (HR, 3B, 5 2B, 8 R, 8 RBI, SB)

#5 FL JimBoC (11-5) 454 over #17 Team Gramps (4-12) 433

The closest match-up of the week came down to just 21 points win for JimBoC.

FL JimBoC: Jered Weaver 41 pts (14 IP, 12 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 14 K, W)

Team Gramps: Chris Sale 60 pts (15 IP, 12 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 20 K, 2 W)

#9 Northside Bleacher Bums (10-6) 111 over #7 BigJonLilJon’s LehairOfTheDog (10-6) 373

Huge match-up this week as the winner moved into the Top 8, while the loser fell out.

BigJonLilJon’s LehairOfTheDog: Jose Bautista 48 pts (3 HR, 4 2B, 9 R, 7 RBI, SB)

Northside Bleacher Bums: Jon Lester 47 pts (14 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 15 K, W)

#8 Bullpen MacGyvers (10-6) 480 over #11 The Wrong Team (8-8) 456

Another close game that MacGyvers won by outscoring The Wrong Team by 51 pts on Sunday.

Bullpen MacGyvers: Doug Fister 40 pts (12.2 IP, 12 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 9 K, 2 W)

The Wrong Team: Marcus Stroman 59 pts (14 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 2 W) Tanner Roark 50 pts (14 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 11 K, 2 W)

#10 Aguas de Marco Billy (10-6) 507 over #16 Baywatch Buttspanx (5-11) 337

Aguas de Marco with an easy victory this week keeping pace for the playoffs and doing it with a hitter leading the week with 71 points!

Aguas de Marco Billy: Carlos Santana 71 pts (6 HR, 4 2B, 9 R, 13 RBI, and SB) Cole Hamels 61 pts (15 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 19 K, 2 W)

Baywatch Buttspanx: Jacob deGrom 49 pts (13.1 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 11 K, 2 W)

#12 What’s Optimism? Vivid Reality (8-8) 473 over #19 Slammin Steven Petty (2-14) 360

What’s Optimism? Vivid Reality: Brandon McCarthy 46 pts (12 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 14 K, 2 W)

Slammin Steven Petty: David Ortiz 46 pts (5 HR, 3 2B, 6 R, 12 RBI)

#14 Waiting on Bryant (8-8) 430 over#13 Team JasonOfTheBurbs (7-9) 383

Both teams need to win out to have any chance at the playoffs.

Team JasonOfTheBurbs: Ben Zobrist 33 pts (2 HR, 6 R, 5 RBI, SB)

Waiting on Bryant: Wei-Yin Chen 40 pts (13 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 2 W) Jeff Samardzija 40 pts (15 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, W)

Top Player Performances - Week 16

PlayerPointsTeam
Carlos Santana71Aquas de Marco Billy
Corey Kluber6607Greydigger's Crushers
Cole Hamels61Aquas de Marco Billy
David Price61Clark n Addison Tony_H
Chris Sale60Team Gramps
Current Playoff Match-ups

Bleacher Bums IN – LehairOfTheDog OUT

CCO Fantasy Baseball League Playoffs

  • #1 Kentucky Ripsnorters vs #8 Northside Bleacher Bums
  • #2 The Calicubs vs #7 Bullpen MacGyvers
  • #3 07 Greydigger’s Crushers vs #6 Runnin’ Bredstiks
  • #4 FL JimBoC vs #5 Clark n Addison Tony_H

CCO Fantasy Baseball League Standings

Sheffield Division - Week 16 Standings

RecordTeamPoints
12-4The Calicubs5358
11-5FLJimBoC5199
10-6Runnin Bredstiks5004
10-6BigJonLilJon's LehairOfTheDog4790
10-6Bullpen MacGyvers4796
7-9Team JasonOfTheBurbs4685
6-10CubsFaninSeattle John4637
5-11Baywatch Buttspanx4470
3-13Balls Deep in The Ivy3944
2-14Slammin Steven Petty3697

Waveland Division - Week 16 Standings

RecordTeamPoints
12-4Kentucky Ripsnorters5323
12-407Greydigger's Crushers5292
11-5Clark n Addison Tony_H5298
10-6Northside Bleacher Bums4646
10-6Aquas de Marco Billy4703
8-8The Wrong Team4600
8-8What's Optimism? Vivid Reality4915
8-8Waiting on Bryant4622
4-12Team Gramps4419
1-15Team Scared Hitless3200
Transactions

The transaction wire stayed slow, down this double week with 41 free agent pick-ups. Even with some call-ups getting added, the waiver wire is still tough to find players that can help teams out. Players with ties to Cubs, Ryan Sweeney, Marwin Gonzalez and Kyle Hendricks were added

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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