Newsletter for games through 6-12-22

RULES THOUGHTS

We are considering revising the fielding transformation grid…for example, shortstops lose points if they play second, but if the thought is that second is easier than short that might need tweaking. As a second example, the “setup” situation is defined as the 7th inning or later, which it definitely was when the rule was written, but with starters going shorter distances maybe that needs tweaking and/or the roles can be set more specifically, like an “earliest inning” field for each reliever. Anyway, take a look at the rules page (link on top of this page) and let us know what you think. If you have other rules suggestions forward them to Leo who can compile them…and then we’ll decide what to change (if anything) and when to change it.

COMMENTARY

Top of the NL Central got it done this week, with the Cardinals going 6-0, the Brewers going 5-1, and the Cubs checking in at 4-1….that’s a collective 15-2…Dodgers set the pace in the west with a 5-1 mark but the Padres put together a winning week and hold on to the 3rd wildcard spot…Rockies and Marlins are both positive-WOR teams…Jays made a move in the AL East with 5 wins in 6 games but the Bosox have kept their +7 WOR and are in a three-way tie with the Twins and Angels for the most wins in the Senior Circuit…Cleveland crept inches closer in the Central and sits at +2 WOR…the Astros moved to within a game of the Angels in the west this week, and the question is whether Greg Achten can keep his club at the +10 WOR pace that’s put him a game in front of Jim Casey’s collection…Oakland and Texas are a combined +9 WOR….that division is tough…Miami has the best collection of gloves with a net fielding impact of giving up 8 hits…Baltimore fielders have robbed the most hits with 34…Atlanta has the second best net fielding production, putting the top two clubs in the NL East…Cubs and Brewers are 3 and 4, putting the next 2 best clubs in the NL central…the NL East is where fly balls go to die…Atlanta leads the ASFBL in homers with 90…only 3 teams (Brewers and Dodgers) have more than 80…but the Dodgers have scored the most runs…Yankees lead the league in ERA….Rays pitchers have allowed the fewest runs…Jays bullpen has allowed 13% of inherited runners to score, best in the league…average is about 25%….my Mets allow 30%…that’s on-brand…Dodgers have stolen 45 bases, most in the league, and only been thrown out 4 times…Leo does a better job than I of keeping track of trades, but I will say that seven different owners were involved in deals this week…next big event on the horizon is the all-star break…hope your summers is treating you well!

FEATS AND FAILURES

Konnor Pilkington (Cleveland) struck out 13 batters (on 5/30/2022 against Kansas City) 
Alejandro Kirk (Toronto)  had 5 hits (on 5/31/2022 against Chicago (CWS)) 
J.D. Davis (New York (NYM)) struck out 4 times (on 5/31/2022 against Washington) 
Matt Chapman (Toronto) struck out 4 times (on 6/1/2022 against Chicago (CWS)) 
Randal Grichuk (Colorado) struck out 4 times (on 6/2/2022 against Atlanta) 
Ryan Jeffers (Minnesota) struck out 5 times (on 6/3/2022 against Toronto) 
Luis Garcia (Washington) hit 6 RBI (on 6/4/2022 against Cincinnati) 
Yordan Álvarez (Houston) hit 6 RBI (on 6/4/2022 against Kansas City) 
Luke Voit (San Diego) struck out 4 times (on 6/4/2022 against Milwaukee) 
Nick Gordon (Minnesota) struck out 4 times (on 6/5/2022 against Toronto) 
Jace Peterson (Milwaukee) struck out 4 times (on 6/5/2022 against San Diego) 
Jorge Alfaro (San Diego) struck out 4 times (on 6/7/2022 against New York (NYM)) 
George Springer (Toronto) hit 6 RBI (on 6/8/2022 against Kansas City) 
George Springer (Toronto)  had 5 hits (on 6/8/2022 against Kansas City) 
Bo Bichette (Toronto) struck out 4 times (on 6/8/2022 against Kansas City) 
Emmanuel Rivera (Kansas City) struck out 4 times (on 6/8/2022 against Toronto) 
Jordan Luplow (Arizona) struck out 4 times (on 6/8/2022 against Cincinnati) 
Austin Riley (Atlanta) struck out 4 times (on 6/8/2022 against Oakland) 
Pavin Smith (Oakland) struck out 4 times (on 6/8/2022 against Atlanta) 
Victor Caratini (Milwaukee) hit 6 RBI (on 6/8/2022 against Philadelphia) 
Trea Turner (Los Angeles) struck out 4 times (on 6/9/2022 against Chicago (CWS)) 
Seth Brown (Philadelphia) struck out 4 times (on 6/9/2022 against Milwaukee) 
Jazz Chisholm (Miami) struck out 4 times (on 6/10/2022 against Houston) 
Josh Sale (Texas) hit 7 RBI (on 6/11/2022 against Chicago (CWS)) 
Geraldo Perdomo (Arizona) struck out 4 times (on 6/11/2022 against Philadelphia) 
Rougned Odor (Baltimore) struck out 4 times (on 6/11/2022 against Kansas City) 
Tyler Anderson (Los Angeles) struck out 14 batters (on 6/11/2022 against San Francisco) 
Tomas Nido (New York (NYM)) struck out 4 times (on 6/11/2022 against Anaheim) 
Eugenio Suarez (Seattle) struck out 4 times (on 6/11/2022 against Boston) 
George Springer (Toronto) struck out 4 times (on 6/12/2022 against Detroit) 

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