Newsletter for games through 7-17-2016

REMEMBER: Trade deadline is 2 weeks away!  Last trades will be accepted with the lineups due on 8/2.

COMMENTARY: Six teams managed perfect records in the short week…Two in the AL East…Anaheim Angels are undefeated since the all-start break, and Achten’s group was an identical 3-0…Tigers picked up a game in the AL central…Rockies moved into a dead tie with the Giants in the NL West…Nationals, Marlins, and Mets all winning weeks in the NL East, but only the Washington crew was perfect…Houston picked up a game in the AL west to move within 6…Cubs were only 1-2 but held on to the best record in the ASFBL…Cards and Mets are tied with 38 saves…the Toronto bullpen has allowed only 11% of inherited runners to score, tops in the league…Boston leads the league in runs scored…by 47….Giant hitters have drawn more walks in the league than anybody else…that’s 200 more than the last-place team…or 3 baserunners per game…Nolan Arrenado leads the NL with 38 HR….Chris Davis leads the AL with 32…David Ortiz, however, leads the entire ASFBL in slugging percentage…Josh Donaldson is third…Johnny Cueto leads the ASFBL with 15 wins…his actual version leads the NL with 13…talk about a tough league: Chris Sale leads MLB with 14 wins, and can’t crack the top 25 in the ASFBL….

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Jose Fernandez of MIA had 10 strikeouts against STL on 7/15/2016
Justin Verlander of DET had 10 strikeouts against KCR on 7/15/2016
Collin McHugh of HOU had 10 strikeouts against SEA on 7/15/2016
SFG and SDP played 13 innings on 7/15/2016
Matt Moore of TBR had 12 strikeouts against BAL on 7/16/2016
Jonathan Villar of MIL struck out 6 times against CIN on 7/16/2016
MIL and CIN played 15 innings on 7/16/2016
Stephen Strasburg of WAS had 14 strikeouts against PIT on 7/16/2016
Madison Bumgarner of SFG had 13 strikeouts against SDP on 7/17/2016
Matthew Joyce of PIT struck out 4 times against WAS on 7/17/2016
Chad Rogers of CIN had 10 strikeouts against MIL on 7/17/2016
Whit Merrifield of KCR struck out 5 times against DET on 7/17/2016
Miguel Sano of MIN struck out 4 times against CLE on 7/17/2016
Brett Gardner of NYY struck out 4 times against BOS on 7/17/2016
BOS and NYY played 15 innings on 7/17/2016
Anthony DeSclafani of BAL had 11 strikeouts against TBR on 7/17/2016

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Newsletter for games through 7-13-16

NOTE: We take regular lineups next week but only play one series…you can use the off days to reset your rotation, if you wish.  But yes, next week will be a short week.

TOPS OF THE WEEK:  Did I say the cycle was more rare than a no-hitter?  Steven Moya of Detroit did it against Toronto on 7/10/2016

COMMENTS: Going into the All-Star break, the Braves had a solid 4-2 showing and are pulling into even WOR territory…Washington and the Mets split a 4-game series against each other and each finished with a respectable 4-3 week…Scherzer beat Syndergarrd 1-0, who didn’t make it past the 5th inning…the combined for 12.33 innings and 17 strikeouts…also had a 14 inning game on the 7th…the Cubs entered the break with a 5-1 statement, and launched themselves into the best record in the league…Milwaukee and Pittsburgh each posted winning weeks…the Cards remain +5 WOR…Colorado had the most wins in the NL, went 6-1, and pulled within 2 of the Giants at the halfway point…the Dodgers woke up and posted 5 wins…Arizona and the Padres are each in positive WOR ground…Boston went 5-1 and is 9 games up in the AL East…Toronto was the only other division team to go into the break winning…Cleveland had a huge 6-1 week to gain ground in first place in the AL Central, and is now up 6…both the Indians and Tigers are slightly ahead of the actual teams…The Twins had a big 5-2 showing giving Tim some steam for the WOR standings…the AL west is shaping up with the Mariners as a front-runner, but the A’s had the best week last week and are +7 WOR…Houston is hanging in there…The AL division leaders can all feel pretty good about their leads, but there are 6 teams with between 45 and 48 wins vying for 2 wildcard spots…the NL has 6 teams between 45 and 51 wins…Best real ERA belongs to Cleveland at 3.07…best fantasy ERA goes to the Cubs…by a mile….Rick must be doing a fabulous job of moving guys in and out spots to get the most out of them…Baltimore leads Boston in real HR, ERA, and fielding, leading me to suspect Tony Bernacchi of some sort of voodoo…should be a great race in the second half…the Nationals and Mets are within 2 spots of each for the ranks of actual performance in HR, ERA, and BA…the Nationals are 25 spots ahead in fielding…

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Robinson Cano of SEA struck out 4 times against HOU on 7/4/2016
Max Scherzer of WAS had 10 strikeouts against MIL on 7/4/2016
Blake Parker of KCR had 10 strikeouts against TOR on 7/4/2016
Edwin Encarnacion of TOR hit 3 home runs against KCR on 7/4/2016
Carlos Carrasco of CLE had 10 strikeouts against DET on 7/5/2016
Steven Moya of DET robbed 3 hits against CLE on 7/5/2016
Nick Tropeano of LAA had 11 strikeouts against TBR on 7/5/2016
Byron Buxton of MIN struck out 4 times against OAK on 7/6/2016
Julio Teheran of ATL had 12 strikeouts against PHI on 7/6/2016
David Freese of PIT struck out 4 times against STL on 7/7/2016
PIT and STL played 13.5 innings on 7/7/2016
Kenley Jansen of LAD had 12 strikeouts against SDP on 7/7/2016
SDP and LAD played 15.5 innings on 7/7/2016
Stephen Strasburg of WAS had 11 strikeouts against NYM on 7/7/2016
Tim Beckham of TBR struck out 4 times against BOS on 7/8/2016
Steven Souza of TBR struck out 4 times against BOS on 7/8/2016
Archie Bradley of ARI had 11 strikeouts against SFG on 7/8/2016
Blake Parker of KCR had 12 strikeouts against SEA on 7/9/2016
Jordan Pries of SEA had 10 strikeouts against KCR on 7/9/2016
Max Scherzer of WAS had 10 strikeouts against NYM on 7/9/2016
Lucas Harrell of DET had 11 strikeouts against TOR on 7/9/2016
Carlos Martinez of STL had 10 strikeouts against MIL on 7/10/2016
Danny Duffy of SEA had 10 strikeouts against KCR on 7/10/2016
Khris Davis of OAK robbed 3 hits against HOU on 7/10/2016

 

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Newsletter for games through 7/3/2016

TECHNICAL NOTE:  Apologies for the delay; I unexpectedly ended up teaching an 8am summer class and that’s thrown the Wednesday schedule off for a bit.

CYCLE!  They’re more rare than a no-hitter…Josh Donaldson of Toronto hit for the cycle against Cleveland on July 3…

COMMENTS: Thanks to Andy for his kind words…so long as Wilmer Flores can hit 4 HR a week I think I’m strong enough to contend…but now that I say that out loud it actually doesn’t sound like much of a long-term plan…You know that you’re lucky and not good in any week that Bartolo Colon beats Jake Arrieta…And with Andy’s accolades firmly in mind, my hit was tipped his direction this week as the Nationals took 2 of 3 from me…This arrived at my email inbox from Mark Chen on the 4th: “I’m eating apple pie now, and I’m thinking of ASFBL Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet!”…Jeremy Moore has the Cardinals heading the right direction, going 5-2 this week, posting a+7 WOR, and making a race of the NL central…the Cubs posted another winning week and the Pirates went 4-2…Padres had a solid 4-1 week in the NL west, and Leo’s Rockies had the best week in the division at 5-1…Boston righted the ship, had the only winning week in the AL east, and bumped their lead up to 7 games just before the all-start break…Nobody in the NL central and the Tigers picked up a game on the Indians by going 3-3…Seattle and Houston locked horns atop the AL west with identical 5-1 records…as a pre-Olympic marathon Miami and Detroit played 14.5 innings on 6/28/2016…so did Baltimore and Seattle on the 3rd…Baltimore and Texas have the 2 highest team power ratings, and neither one is in first…Orioles have the most actual HR with 32…shutting this down a little early today in the interests of getting it out…

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Sandy Leon of BOS had 5 hits against TBR on 6/27/2016
Jean Segura of ARI had 5 hits against PHI on 6/27/2016
Jarrett Parker of SFG struck out 4 times against OAK on 6/27/2016
Danny Espinosa of WAS hit 3 home runs against NYM on 6/27/2016
Danny Espinosa of WAS had 6 RBI against NYM on 6/27/2016
Trevor Bauer of CLE had 10 strikeouts against ATL on 6/27/2016
Willson Contreras of CHC struck out 4 times against CIN on 6/27/2016
Cheslor Cuthbert of KCR struck out 4 times against STL on 6/28/2016
Junior Guerra of MIL had 10 strikeouts against LAD on 6/28/2016
David Price of BOS had 13 strikeouts against TBR on 6/28/2016
Tim Beckham of TBR struck out 4 times against BOS on 6/28/2016
Billy Hamilton of DET struck out 4 times against MIA on 6/28/2016
Jacob Rhame of LAD had 12 strikeouts against MIL on 6/29/2016
Michael Saunders of TOR struck out 4 times against COL on 6/29/2016
Devon Travis of TOR struck out 4 times against COL on 6/29/2016
Noah Syndergaard of NYM had 10 strikeouts against WAS on 6/29/2016
Jose Fernandez of MIA had 13 strikeouts against DET on 6/29/2016
Melvin Upton of SDP hit 3 home runs against BAL on 6/29/2016
Franklin Gutierrez of SEA struck out 4 times against BAL on 6/30/2016
Jose Iglesias of DET robbed 3 hits against TBR on 6/30/2016
Cole Hamels of TEX had 10 strikeouts against NYY on 6/30/2016
Adrian Beltre of TEX had 8 RBI against MIN on 7/1/2016
Tyler Webb of NYY had 11 strikeouts against SDP on 7/1/2016
Adam Duvall of CIN had 6 RBI against WAS on 7/1/2016
Joey Votto of CIN struck out 4 times against WAS on 7/2/2016
Justin Turner of LAD robbed 3 hits against COL on 7/2/2016
Jose Fernandez of MIA had 12 strikeouts against ATL on 7/3/2016
Daniel Norris of DET had 10 strikeouts against TBR on 7/3/2016
COL and LAD played 13.5 innings on 7/3/2016
Richard Rodriguez of BAL had 13 strikeouts against SEA on 7/3/2016
Chris Davis of BAL hit 3 home runs against SEA on 7/3/2016
Nelson Cruz of SEA struck out 4 times against BAL on 7/3/2016
Franklin Gutierrez of SEA struck out 4 times against BAL on 7/3/2016
David Ortiz of BOS had 7 RBI against LAA on 7/3/2016
Josh Donaldson of TOR had 6 RBI against CLE on 7/3/2016

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Newsletter for games through 6/26/2016

NO HITTER!  Julio Teheran threw the gem on 6/21 against the Marlins…needed only 81 pitches, struck out nine, and only walked one.  Kazmar committed an error behind him, but the performance was more than enough to earn a 5-0 win…the actual Braves look like they’ve cashed it in this year, but its fun to see outstanding fantasy performances like this one…congrats to Danny Wildes!

REMINDER: MLB trade deadline is 8/1 and for us that equates to the lineups due on 8/2.

COMMENTS:  Cubs continue to roll, but the Brewers had the best divisional record of the week at 4-1….top 3 teams in the NL west all locked up with identical 4-3 records, and the best record in the division belonged to the Padres at 4-2…they are -1 WOR and could make a serious run in the WOR standings….Two perfect records in the AL, including Baltimore with 5 wins and the Indians with 6…Indians, of course, gained exactly no WOR ground…but the division lead is up to 5.5 games…Texas, Houston, and Oakland all had winning records and gained on Seattle, who was a step under .500 at 3-4….if you wiped out Seattle’s +7 WOR, they’d be behind all 3, so the division lead is purely a function of managerial aptitude…this is fairly unprecedented territory for the ASFBL, but the smallest division lead is still 5 games…but the wildcard chases are brutal….longest hitting streak of the season goes to Charlie Blackmon of the Astros, who hit in 33 straight games until being locked out on June 8…next longest were 22 (Nick Castellanos, Detroit) and 21 (JT Realmuto)….longest active strike is Paulo Orlando of the Royals at 18…Will Harris of the Astros went 18 games without giving up an earned run, which finally happened on June 21…Roberto Osuna of the Jays went 17 games without allowing anything…Fernando Rodney of the Padres has the longest active streak at 15…Rodney’s real ERA is all of .31 and he’s a run over in ASFBL so he’s adjusting down…With the longest batting streak and longest consecutive scoreless appearance streak both going to the Astros, you might say that Jim Casey is the best streaker in the ASFBL….Paul Goldschmidt hit 5 HR and had 13 RBI for the DBacks last week…he hit .517…details are below, but note that Toronto had 2 separate players hit 3 HR and log 8 RBI in a single game last week…

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Carlos Carrasco of CLE had 12 strikeouts against TBR on 6/20/2016
Tyler Naquin of CLE struck out 4 times against TBR on 6/20/2016
Anthony DeSclafani of BAL had 17 strikeouts against SDP on 6/21/2016
Rick Porcello of BOS had 10 strikeouts against CWS on 6/21/2016
Tyler Webb of NYY had 10 strikeouts against COL on 6/21/2016
Whit Merrifield of KCR struck out 4 times against NYM on 6/22/2016
Lance McCullers of HOU had 10 strikeouts against LAA on 6/22/2016
Jabari Blash of SDP struck out 4 times against BAL on 6/22/2016
Edwin Encarnacion of TOR hit 3 home runs against ARI on 6/22/2016
Edwin Encarnacion of TOR had 8 RBI against ARI on 6/22/2016
Paul Goldschmidt of ARI hit 3 home runs against TOR on 6/22/2016
Jerad Eickhoff of PHI had 10 strikeouts against MIN on 6/22/2016
Avisail Garcia of CWS robbed 3 hits against BOS on 6/23/2016
Jake Arrieta of CHC had 11 strikeouts against MIA on 6/23/2016
Miguel Cabrera of DET robbed 3 hits against SEA on 6/23/2016
Jake Peavy of SFG had 10 strikeouts against PHI on 6/24/2016
Max Scherzer of WAS had 11 strikeouts against MIL on 6/24/2016
Brandon Finnegan of CIN had 10 strikeouts against SDP on 6/24/2016
Tyler Anderson of COL had 10 strikeouts against ARI on 6/24/2016
Evan Gattis of HOU struck out 4 times against KCR on 6/24/2016
Anthony Rizzo of CHC struck out 4 times against MIA on 6/24/2016
Devon Travis of TOR hit 3 home runs against CWS on 6/25/2016
Devon Travis of TOR had 8 RBI against CWS on 6/25/2016
Jon Lester of CHC had 11 strikeouts against MIA on 6/25/2016
Willson Contreras of CHC struck out 4 times against MIA on 6/25/2016

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Newsletter for games through 6-19-2016

REMINDER: If you make changes to your starting pitchers on the roster page, you also need to change the rotation assignments on the rotation change page.  You can find it on the main dashboard (the place you get sent to immediately after login), and it usually just involves clicking the “have computer automatically set rotation” button.

PLAYER ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE WEEK:  Adam Duvall of the Reds hit for the cycle on 6/13/2016

OWNER ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE WEEK: Cleveland native and super-fan Steve Skrovan entered a lineup only one day after the Cavaliers delivered the first championship to the Rock and Roll Capital of the World in a half-century…I am awarding him rights to all of LeBron James’ baseball stats if he goes all Michael Jordan…

COMMENTS: Go big Red…Cincinnati posted a 6-1 record, best in their division, and pulled themselves into positive WOR territory…The Giants had the only perfect 6-0 in the AL, matching the actual team’s torrid pace, and tightened their grip on first place…you gotta pull for Steve to make his inagural playoff appearance, and 80 games in he sure seems on track…the Yankees posted a perfect 6-0, only one in the AL, and pulled even with WOR…sweep victims were the Twins and Rockies, and the 6 wins included 2 shutouts…Detroit picked up a game and a half on Cleveland, and is only one back in the tightest ASFBL divisional race…the NL central is tough as usual; Rick Wynne is dead even WOR, but it’s going to be tough to be the Cubs and their 70% win clip…and the Cardinals are at +7 WOR; second in the NL central, second in the ASFBL WOR standings…Josh Donaldson hit 5 HR last week, tops in the ASFBL…Joe Panik may have had the perfect week for a leadoff hitter; .409, 4 stolen bases, no strikeouts….of course, he was batting 7th…not bad out of your #7 hitter…I would not suggest that a holy man like Rick Wynne is turning to the occult to reverse Cub fortunes, but Rizzo’s computer generated ID number is 28-666…it is the only place anywhere in the database that “666” appears…the Brewers have 68 real stolen bases, miles ahead of the Houston’s second-place mark at 55…they have 76 fantasy stolen bases, also tops in the league…Baltimore has 9, and the Mets are dead last with 7….in fact, Milwaukee has more than the Mets, Orioles, Mariners, and Cardinals combined…Arizona has the most hit-saving plays at 132…that’s about a hit and a half they save their pitchers every game…Texas took 2 out of 3 from the Cardinals while being outscored 13-8…it’s not how many you get, it’s when you get ’em…

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Marco Estrada of TOR had 11 strikeouts against PHI on 6/13/2016
Marcell Ozuna of MIA struck out 4 times against SDP on 6/13/2016
Joey Votto of CIN hit 3 home runs against ATL on 6/13/2016
Adam Duvall of CIN had 5 hits against ATL on 6/13/2016
Jose Fernandez of MIA had 17 strikeouts against SDP on 6/14/2016
Jason Heyward of HOU robbed 3 hits against STL on 6/14/2016
Jason Heyward of HOU struck out 4 times against STL on 6/14/2016
Adam Conley of MIA had 12 strikeouts against SDP on 6/15/2016
Matt Carpenter of STL hit for the cycle against HOU on 6/15/2016
Danny Duffy of KCR had 12 strikeouts against CLE on 6/15/2016
Jon Lester of CHC had 14 strikeouts against WAS on 6/15/2016
Jonathan Lucroy of MIL had 5 hits against SFG on 6/15/2016
Stephen Strasburg of WAS had 16 strikeouts against SDP on 6/18/2016
Chris Davis of BAL struck out 4 times against TOR on 6/18/2016
Clayton Kershaw of LAD had 12 strikeouts against MIL on 6/18/2016
Joc Pederson of LAD struck out 4 times against MIL on 6/18/2016
Brandon Belt of SFG hit 3 home runs against TBR on 6/19/2016
Albert Almora of CHC had 5 hits against PIT on 6/19/2016
Julio Urias of LAD had 11 strikeouts against MIL on 6/19/2016
Max Scherzer of WAS had 11 strikeouts against SDP on 6/19/2016
Jose Fernandez of MIA had 12 strikeouts against COL on 6/19/2016

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Newsletter for games through 6-12-16

RANDOM:

It’s been a long road trip — this newsletter is brought to you courtesy of the Salt Lake City airport, and would have arrived 20 minutes sooner had the two female missionaries in front of me in the security line not brought every imaginable liquid and gel in quantities larger than 3 ounces…but you will be happy to know that the official ASFBL laptop has been thoroughly inspected and is now TSA approved….as a technical note, the sharp eyes of Rick Wynne discovered that there is a bug where injured starting pitchers can still appear; I manually tracked those down this week but will have a code fix in by next Wednesday…

COMMENTARY:

The aforementioned Mr. Wynne sent this to me last week: “My Cubs are being bit by one-run losses, which is no one’s fault but my own.  Of my 19 losses so far this season, 13 have been by one-run !  68% !!  Wondering if anyone else can point to such a disparity ?  So I am 28-6 in games decided by more than one-run and 10-13 in one-run games !”…all 3 of my losses this week were by 1 run…I love having you in the league, Rick, but please stop jinxing me…Cards had the best week in the NL and the only perfect 6-0, but they only picked up a game on the 5-1 Cubs…Nationals and Marlins each gained a half game this week…Rockies went 5-1 and now four teams in the NL west are all within 5 games of first place…Bosox only played 5 but won them all, inched a half game forward, and are  a half game out of the WOR lead…Rays and Jays also had 5 wins each…Skrovan’s Indians picked up a game and a half and held to first another week…Twins still have the best WOR in the division….tough week in the AL west, with only the A’s posting a winning record and that was 3-2…it’s a tough year in Anaheim; Greg went 2-5 and picked up a game in WOR…Arenado and Cano are 1-2 in the leage RBI lead…Rockies are actually 29 runs scored behind the Mariners on the season…Bosox lead everyone by 34…Arizona has one more bad play and one more good play than Washington, and those 2 teams set the standard for defense in the ASFBL…Chris Davis of the Orioles hit .333 last week…Khris Davis of the A’s hit .318…Top 4 ERA-leading teams are in the NL, which is no surprise, but all 3 NL divisions have at least one team in the top 4…NL east has two…Jays lead the AL, followed by Seattle…Mariners have more saves…Tampa Bay pitchers have issued the fewest walks…Met relievers have 9 more saves, but the National bullpen leads the league in preventing inherited runners from scoring…Feat of the week was surely Jose Fernandez of Miami who posted had 17 strikeouts against the Twins….

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Robbie Ray of ARI had 10 strikeouts against TBR on 6/6/2016
Chris Davis of BAL struck out 4 times against KCR on 6/6/2016
Eduard Santos of OAK had 12 strikeouts against MIL on 6/7/2016
Madison Bumgarner of SFG had 11 strikeouts against BOS on 6/7/2016
Paulo Orlando of KCR robbed 3 hits against BAL on 6/8/2016
Jayson Werth of WAS had 5 hits against CWS on 6/9/2016
Ryan Braun of MIL struck out 4 times against NYM on 6/9/2016
Ryan Rua of TEX struck out 4 times against HOU on 6/9/2016
Ricky Nolasco of MIN had 10 strikeouts against BOS on 6/10/2016
Jon Lester of CHC had 11 strikeouts against ATL on 6/10/2016
Chris Carter of MIL struck out 5 times against NYM on 6/10/2016
Brandon Moss of STL hit 3 home runs against PIT on 6/11/2016
Matt Shoemaker of LAA had 11 strikeouts against CLE on 6/11/2016
Brett Wallace of SDP struck out 4 times against COL on 6/11/2016
Franklin Gutierrez of SEA struck out 4 times against TEX on 6/12/2016
Robbie Ray of ARI had 10 strikeouts against MIA on 6/12/2016
Rickie Weeks of ARI struck out 4 times against MIA on 6/12/2016
Nick Castellanos of DET robbed 3 hits against NYY on 6/12/2016

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Newsletter for games through 6-5-16

RANDOM: This newsletter is brought to you on a new laptop and from the Long Beach airport, thanks to the extreme efficiency of the security check-in line.  That prior sentences is not a typo.  I got through security in less time than it takes a Jared Weaver fastball to reach home plate, so about 3 minutes…the second half of the previous sentence was literal…anyway, my apologies for the slowness of the upload Monday, but the new laptop/system switch did play a role, and I think we are over the hiccups.

COMMENTARY: The big week in the NL went to the Miami Marlins, who went 6-1., including a sweep of the division-leading Mets..nobody else had more than 4 wins, with the Nationals checking in second at 4-2…ten teams had winning records at 4-3 including the Phillies, Brewers, Pirates, and the entire freaking NL west…all of them…nobody in that division has a negative WOR…a sad and slightly pessimistic Tony Bernacchi saw his Bosox limp into the season with a very slow start over the first 2 weeks…he muttered something to me about “a long summer of disappointments”…his Sox posted the best record in the AL East and gained yet more ground, having clearly taken control of the division and sporting the largest lead int he league…and the most wins in the ASFBL…the Yankees never say die and finished 4-2…Detroit rolled the best record in the league with the only perfect 6-0 mark…but the Indians lost little ground thanks their 5-2 mark….the Indians and Mets both continue to hold to divisional leads, and both of 2014s bottom-two WOR teams are in positive WOR territory this year…Houston and Texas each had winning records and took advantage of the Mariners’ 2-5 stumble…some hope for the rest of the AL west is that Mariner pitchers have the highest ERA-under-reality mark (-.51) and look to adjust upward…Reds are the most likely to adjust toward better performance, averaging a full run and a half over their actual numbers…in a feast-or-famine series against Colorado, Red pitchers allowed 1 run in two games, but gave up 16 runs in the other 2…all team batting averages are within .008 of their actual figures…top 3 teams in power ratings are the Cubs, Nationals, and Rangers…only 1 of those teams is in first, which should probably make the Mets and Mariners a little nervous…Rangers have the best actual fielding ratings in the ASFBL…Corey Seager hit 6 HR for the Dodgers after his torrid week in reality…Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera each hit better than .500 last week…that’s some 1-2 punch…Fernando Abad struck out 13 in 6 innings for the Twins last week…

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Max Scherzer of WAS had 11 strikeouts against PHI on 5/30/2016
Aaron Nola of PHI had 10 strikeouts against WAS on 5/30/2016
Nelson Cruz of SEA hit 3 home runs against SDP on 5/30/2016
Jose Fernandez of MIA had 15 strikeouts against PIT on 5/30/2016
Chase Utley of LAD struck out 4 times against CHC on 5/30/2016
Brooks Pounders of KCR had 10 strikeouts against TBR on 5/30/2016
Corey Dickerson of TBR struck out 4 times against KCR on 5/30/2016
Dae-ho Lee of SEA had 6 RBI against SDP on 5/31/2016
Madison Bumgarner of SFG had 12 strikeouts against ATL on 6/1/2016
David Ortiz of BOS hit 3 home runs against BAL on 6/2/2016
David Ortiz of BOS had 6 RBI against BAL on 6/2/2016
Jon Niese of PIT had 10 strikeouts against MIA on 6/2/2016
Carlos Gomez of PIT struck out 4 times against MIA on 6/2/2016
Drew Pomeranz of SDP had 12 strikeouts against SEA on 6/2/2016
Noah Syndergaard of NYM had 16 strikeouts against MIA on 6/3/2016
Stephen Strasburg of WAS had 10 strikeouts against CIN on 6/3/2016
Clayton Kershaw of LAD had 11 strikeouts against ATL on 6/3/2016
Steven Souza of TBR struck out 4 times against MIN on 6/4/2016
Max Scherzer of WAS threw a no-hitter against CIN on 6/4/2016
Max Scherzer of WAS had 13 strikeouts against CIN on 6/4/2016
Jose Fernandez of MIA had 13 strikeouts against NYM on 6/4/2016
Neil Walker of NYM struck out 4 times against MIA on 6/4/2016
Byron Buxton of MIN struck out 4 times against TBR on 6/5/2016
Greg Garcia of STL had 5 hits against SFG on 6/5/2016
CC Sabathia of NYY had 11 strikeouts against BAL on 6/5/2016

 

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