Newsletter for games through 7-31-16

Congrats:  Monday marked a big life event for Rick Wynne, who retired from his job at the North Carolina DOT.  Sadly, for the rest of us, this means that he’ll have even more time to spend on the fantasy teams…his retirement present to himself this week was getting the best seasonal record in the ASFBL…

Deadline postmortem: 15 trades involving 59 players.  Nice touch by the fantasy Yankees, who traded Chapman and Miller just like the real club…I have now personally acquired the entire d’Arnaud family, although it turns out that I benched all of them this week.  Boston and Toronto completed a 5-for-5 whopper and Washington and San Francisco did a 4-for-4.

COMMENTARY:  The NL central mauled everyone this week…every single team had a winning record…Cubs and Brewers each had 5 wins, but the best record went to Pittsburgh at 4-1….Miami and the Mets each came up with a 4-3 week, but the Nationals crept ever closer to the top at 4-2…Rockies went only 3-4 but gained 2 games in the NL West….Indians went 2-3 but still picked up a game and a half in the AL central…Anaheim and Oakland roared out of the break with a collective 11-2 record…Oakland is +5 WOR….Anaheim had the best record in the league last week…Houston picked up a game and a half to try to make the AL west a race…Baltimore, Toronto, and Tampa Bay all gained some ground in the AL east and all had winning records…Twins had a winning week and pushed themselves back into positive WOR territory…final tally for the most active traders are the Rockies (27), Tigers (26), Astros (24), and Royals (21)…league total was 77 trades…best average value gain went to the Mariners, who had 9 trades but gained the most statistically…Yankees were second, with 11 trades …the formula is as follows, and it is only applied to the stats after the trade:

Pitcher formula: ERA/LeagueERA * outs recorded
Batter formula: 1 pt for BB, SB, lose 1 for CS, 2 pts for single, HSP, -2 for E or bad play, 3 pts for 2B, 4 for 3B, 5 for HR. Divided by league avg per AB times AB.
Net def = net defense, hit saving plays – bad plays – errors

Here’s what trading problems looks like:

BOS gets:Omar Infante -38 (.251/0 HR/.341 SLG/1 net def/167 AB) Mike Moustakas 12 (.254/5 HR/.542 SLG/4 net def/59 AB) Salvador Perez 5 (.268/18 HR/.495 SLG/3 net def/366 AB)  Total: -21
KCR gets:Dustin Pedroia -24 (.303/7 HR/.436 SLG/-6 net def/314 AB) Pablo Sandoval 0 (0 AB) Blake Swihart -9 (.250/1 HR/.325 SLG/-1 net def/40 AB)  Total: -33

Here’s equal value:

BOS gets:David Freese -6 (.217/0 HR/.217 SLG/1 net def/23 AB) Dallas Keuchel -6 (4.50 ERA in 14.00 IP) Starling Marte 0 (.200/0 HR/.300 SLG/1 net def/10 AB) Mark Melancon 9 (.50 ERA in 3.00 IP) Frank Duncan 0 (0 IP)  Total: -3
PIT gets:Brock Holt -3 (.176/1 HR/.412 SLG/0 net def/17 AB) Tommy Layne 0 (0 IP) Hanley Ramirez -4 (.176/1 HR/.412 SLG/-1 net def/17 AB) Steven Wright 7 (2.84 ERA in 6.33 IP) Sandy Leon -3 (.294/0 HR/.294 SLG/0 net def/17 AB)  Total: -3

Here’s a trade that makes both teams better:

MIL gets:Carlos Correa 16 (.311/2 HR/.533 SLG/1 net def/45 AB) Mike Fiers 21 (2.38 ERA in 11.33 IP) Andrew McCutchen -4 (.200/0 HR/.286 SLG/2 net def/35 AB)  Total: 33
HOU gets:Aaron Hill -4 (.220/1 HR/.317 SLG/2 net def/41 AB) Travis Wood -12 (7.27 ERA in 8.67 IP) Shane Peterson 0 (0 AB) Junior Guerra 74 (1.46 ERA in 24.67 IP)  Total: 58

Great season of trading, lets enjoy the pennant race!

FEATS AND FAILURES:

Jose Fernandez of MIA had 10 strikeouts against PHI on 7/25/2016
Tyler Skaggs of LAA had 11 strikeouts against KCR on 7/25/2016
Max Scherzer of WAS had 11 strikeouts against CLE on 7/26/2016
Jose Quintana of CWS had 12 strikeouts against CHC on 7/26/2016
Julio Teheran of ATL had 10 strikeouts against MIN on 7/26/2016
Yu Darvish of TEX had 10 strikeouts against OAK on 7/27/2016
Raisel Iglesias of CIN had 13 strikeouts against SFG on 7/27/2016
Todd Frazier of CWS had 6 RBI against CHC on 7/27/2016
Collin McHugh of HOU had 10 strikeouts against NYY on 7/27/2016
CWS and CHC played 13.5 innings on 7/28/2016
Tanner Roark of WAS had 13 strikeouts against SFG on 7/28/2016
Freddie Freeman of ATL struck out 4 times against PHI on 7/29/2016
Jose Fernandez of MIA had 12 strikeouts against STL on 7/30/2016
Travis Shaw of BOS struck out 4 times against LAA on 7/30/2016
Archie Bradley of ARI had 11 strikeouts against LAD on 7/30/2016
Homer Bailey of CIN had 12 strikeouts against SDP on 7/31/2016
Jose Peraza of CIN stole 4 bases against SDP on 7/31/2016
Matt Kemp of SDP struck out 4 times against CIN on 7/31/2016

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