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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