Top 10 for 2016
An all too early look at the Top 10 players for 2016. This week we will take a shot at the Top 10 Pitchers.
- Clayton Kershaw
- Max Scherzer
- Chris Sale
- Jacob deGrom
- Zach Greinke
- Jake Arrieta
- Dallas Keuchel
- Chris Archer
- Madison Bumgarner
- David Price
Don’t get too worked up with the order or who is missing (Sonny Gray, Corey Kluber, Gerrit Cole, Matt Harvey, etc., etc.) as we are in a great pitching era right now with so many good options to fill your top pitching spots. Last year’s top point leaders not listed are Johnny Cueto, Felix Hernandez, Corey Kluber, Adam Wainwright, Jon Lester and Stephen Strasburg. As you can see the depth of guys who could finish 2016 in the Top 10 for points is quite lengthy and rotations can be built many ways based on how many from this group you want on your team and are willing to pass up on the stud hitters to get. I for one have seen how a great rotation can win you lots of games (my 2014) and how it can lose you when your lineup goes on the DL (my 2015).
Fun stuff to debate for sure and we have six months to do it before 2016 drafts begin.
CCO Fantasy Leagues
One week to go and the playoff hunt is heating up.
CCO League Current Playoff Seedings
- Daverj’s Batsmen 16-4
- What Optimism? Vivid Reality 12-8
- CubfaninSeattle John 13-6-1
- Varmit Cnty Ninji Walkers 13-7
- FL JimBoC 12-8
- Ronnie’s Good Hairpiece 11-9
- Soler Flares 11-9
- Since 2015 Castleworld 11-9
- Chris K’s Crushers 10-9-1
- Kentucky Ripsnorters 10-10
- The Wrong Team 10-10
- Myrtle Beach Mermen 10-10
- Team JasonOfTheBurbs 10-10
11 wins is what it takes to make the final 8 right now. All teams with 12 wins have clinched a spot. Clinched = Daverj’s, What Optimism, CubfaninSeattle, Varmit, JimBoC. There is a possibility of a five way tie for the 8th spot with 11 wins.
Tiebreaker is points, here is the list:
- Chris K’s Crushers – 6271
- Kentucky Ripsnorter – 6058
- Soler Flares – 6030
- Ronnie’s Good Hairpiece – 5995
- Since 2015 Castleworld – 5858
- The Wrong Team – 5677
- Myrtle Beach Mermen – 5623
- Team JasonOfTheBurbs – 5595
Soler Flares – Win and in. Lose and needs to stay ahead in points. Ronnies and Castlesworld – Win and in with 12 wins. Loser has to stay ahead in points of the 11 win tiebreaker. Chris K – Win and in – the tie keeps him out of the tiebreaker. Ripsnorter – Win and likely in. 2nd in tiebreaker right now. Wrong Team and Myrtle Beach – Winner will have 11 wins, but both are 200 points behind Castleworld in the tiebreaker and therefore both are eliminated without a huge point week. Jasonoftheburbs – Win to get to 11 wins, but is just too far behind in points to have a shot in the tiebreaker. So barring a huge week to catch some teams up on points. Soler Flares has clinched a spot as he is up 276 points on the 4th team in points for the tiebreaker. (6th clinched team). The 7th spot goes to the winner of Ronnie’s Good Hairpiece vs since 2015 Castleworld.
The 8th spot is between 3 teams.
- 1 – Loser of Ronnies vs Castleworld
- 2 – Winner of Chris K’s vs Ripsnorters
Chris K wins the spot with a win. Ripsnorter wins the spot with a win and keeping his lead in points over the loser of Ronnie vs Castleworld. So there are 4 teams (Ronnies, Castle, Chris K, Rip) for 2 spots. I hope I explained this right…
CCO Fans League Current Playoff Seedings
- Dock Ellis D 16-4
- Team Vaughn 13-7
- The Calicubs 14-6
- Team Doughty 12-7-1
- Stu’s Studs 12-8
- Old Style 12-8
- Woody’s Way 12-8
- Joe and Joe 11-9
- Iowa Hackman 10-8-2
- Oregon Coastal Cubbies 11-9
11 wins is what it takes to make the final 8 right now. I thought this league would be simple for scenarios as seven teams have 12 wins, so it should be just one spot open. But, there is a chance of four teams having 12 wins with three getting in. Clinched = Dock, Vaughn, Cali, Doughty – 4 spots. 5th spot – winner of Stu vs Old Style – Loser has 12 wins. Woody vs Joe – Woody is in with a win, if Joe wins, both have 12 wins. Iowa vs Oregon – Winner has 12 wins. If Woody beats Joe, winner gets in. So to keep it simple, If Woody beats Joe, the 8 playoff teams will be. Dock, Vaughn, Cali, Doughty, Stu, Old Style, Woody and winner of Iowa vs Oregon. If Joe beats Woody it creates a 4 way tie for 3 spots between. Loser of Stu/Old Style, Woody and Joe, Winner of Iowa and Oregon.
Tiebreaker is points. Here is the list:
- Stu – 6380
- Old Style – 6123
- Joe – 6059
- Woody – 5749
- Iowa – 5647
- Oregon -5567
Winner of Stu vs Old Style would be in, leaving three spots for the other four teams. Stu, Old Style and Joe would all be safely in the lead here and would leave it between Woody and winner of Iowa vs Oregon for the final spot. This means Stu and Old Style are basically in either way making six clinched teams.
- Dock Ellis D
- Team Vaughn
- The Calicubs
- Team Doughty
- Stu’s Studs
- Old Style
And I thought this leagues scenarios looked simple.
CCO League Trades
Trade Deadline Has Passed
In the CCO leagues we use Friday August 28 at 12:00pm ET as a trade deadline and it has passed. Here are the final trades.
CCO Fans Trades last week
• Team Doughty traded Chris Colabello and Robbie Ray to Dock Ellis D for Kelly Johnson and Tommy Milone.
CCO Trades last week
• CubfaninSeattle traded Steven Geltz to The Wrong Guy for Andrew Chafin. I would love to hear the story behind this trade that send Chafin right back to Seattle and netted out Osuna for Geltz.
MLB Best of Last Week
Each week we will review the best performances of the week in all of MLB.
All hail Encarnacion! He ran away with the best hitter for the week award with six home runs and 17 RBI. The Cubs only had 17 RUNS as a team last week. It was an amazing week for sure.
The pitching side is all Jake! 71 points in just two starts is beyond amazing. I am sure he helped almost every team he was on to win the week that is for sure. He was an absolute no brainer in daily leagues and daily fantasy on Sunday.
Chicago Cubs Batters
Last week the Cubs hit 17 home runs, this week the Cubs only scored 17 runs. Cy Young Week combined with the inevitable ending to a hot streak made for a long week. One bright spot was Starlin Castro’s 19 points, but who could have possibly of started him in a weekly league and daily might have been hard to start him as well.
Chicago Cubs Pitchers
Joe Maddon: What’s our record, Davey?
Davey Martinez: 2-4 this week.
Joe Maddon: Two … and four. How’d we ever win two?
Davey Martinez: It’s a miracle.
Joe Maddon: It’s a miracle. This … is a simple game. You throw the ball. You hit the ball. You catch the ball.
Joe Maddon: But you know, it sure is more simple though when we start that Jake kid.
Davey Martinez: Yes it is Joe. Did you know the Orioles traded him to the Cubs along with Strop for three months of Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger?
Joe Maddon: That just goes to show you, Theo and Jed are the miracle workers.