Avocado Fantasy Baseball/MLB Talk Week 5

Avocado Week 5 Fantasy Results

Dodecadork defeated Emperor Snapper 7-4-1
Studs (Dodecadork)
Trea Turner: 4 R 1 HR 6 RBI 4 BB 0 SB .348/.444
Nick Markakis: 5 R 2 HR 7 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .520/.538
Zack Greinke: 11.2 IP 9 H 3 ER 1 HR 3 BB 15 K 1 QS 2.31 ERA 1.03 WHIP
Trevor Cahill: 6.0 IP 4 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 12 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.83 WHIP
Studs (Emperor Snapper)
Charlie Blackmon: 6 R 2 HR 4 RBI 7 BB 2 SB .333/.517
Eugenio Suarez: 3 R 2 HR 10 RBI 5 BB 0 SB .200/.346
Tyson Ross: 6.0 IP 4 H 1 ER 0 HR 3 BB 9 K 1 QS 1.50 ERA 1.17 WHIP
Luis Castillo: 6.0 IP 9 H 2 ER 1 HR 1 BB 7 K 1 QS 3.00 ERA 1.67 WHIP

BluelightSpecial defeated OccJa’am’s Blazer 7-5-0
Studs (BluelightSpecial)
Francisco Lindor: 11 R 4 HR 10 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .425/.439
Mookie Betts: 7 R 5 HR 8 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .444/.450
Jed Lowrie: 3 R 2 HR 4 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .429/.455
Carlos Martinez: 7.1 IP 5 H 1 ER 0 HR 2 BB 5 K 1 QS 1.23 ERA 0.95 WHIP
Studs (OccJa’am’s Blazer)
Nolan Arenado: 6 R 4 HR 9 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .320/.393
Charlie Morton: 12.2 IP 5 H 4 ER 1 HR 6 BB 13 K 1 QS 2.84 ERA 0.87 WHIP
Jakob Junis: 13.0 IP 15 H 4 ER 2 HR 2 BB 13 K 2 QS 2.77 ERA 1.31 WHIP
Chad Kuhl: 11.2 IP 5 H 4 ER 4 HR 4 BB 11 K 1 QS 3.09 ERA 0.77 WHIP

Snow Pigeon defeated Mexican-American Martian 6-4-2
Studs (Snow Pigeon)
Jorge Soler: 6 R 2 HR 6 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .310/.394
Starlin Castro: 6 R 1 HR 7 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .444/.476
Buster Posey: 5 R 0 HR 5 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .500/.579
Luis Severino: 9.0 IP 5 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 10 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.67 WHIP
Studs (Mexican-American Martian)
Matt Kemp: 2 R 1 HR 4 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .400/.423
Chris Taylor: 4 R 1 HR 3 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .259/.355
Miles Mikolas: 7.0 IP 7 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 4 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 1.00 WHIP
Clayton Kershaw: 6.0 IP 6 H 2 ER 2 HR 1 BB 6 K 1 QS 3.00 ERA 1.17 WHIP

Little Miss Giggle Fits defeated InnDEEEEEEEEEEED 9-3-0
Studs (Little Miss Giggle Fits)
Delino DeShields: 4 R 2 HR 4 RBI 1 BB 3 SB .400/.438
Eric Hosmer: 4 R 3 HR 8 RBI 4 BB 0 SB .364/.462
Chris Sale: 14.0 IP 9 H 2 ER 1 HR 3 BB 18 K 2 QS 1.29 ERA 0.86 WHIP
Gerrit Cole: 9.0 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 16 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.22 WHIP
Studs (InnDEEEEEEEEEEED)
Christian Yelich: 5 R 1 HR 2 RBI 2 BB 1 SB .333/.385
Mike Clevinger: 14.0 IP 8 H 5 ER 1 HR 5 BB 17 K 2 QS 3.21 ERA 0.93 WHIP
Patrick Corbin: 6.0 IP 3 H 1 ER 1 HR 2 BB 5 K 1 QS 1.50 ERA 0.83 WHIP
Rick Porcello: 6.0 IP 3 H 1 ER 1 HR 1 BB 8 K 1 QS 1.50 ERA 0.67 WHIP

Canadave87 defeated Shipwreck 8-4-0
Studs (Canadave87)
Mike Trout: 8 R 2 HR 6 RBI 8 BB 1 SB .545/.667
Chris Archer: 13.0 IP 11 H 3 ER 0 HR 1 BB 12 K 2 QS 2.08 ERA 0.92 WHIP
Jacob Faria: 13.1 IP 6 H 1 ER 1 HR 2 BB 10 K 1 QS 0.68 ERA 0.60 WHIP
Josh Hader: 4.2 IP 1 H 2 ER 1 HR 2 BB 12 K 3.86 ERA 0.64 WHIP 1 SVHD
Studs (Shipwreck)
AJ Pollock: 5 R 4 HR 8 RBI 2 BB 2 SB .423/.448
Matt Olson: 2 R 1 HR 2 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .250/.368
Alex Colome: 3.2 IP 1 H 1 ER 0 HR 0 BB 4 K 2.45 ERA 0.27 WHIP 1 SVHD
Gio Gonzalez: 5.0 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 5 K 0 QS 0.00 ERA 0.80 WHIP

Poseur defeated Bresson 9-2-1
Studs (Poseur)
J.D. Martinez: 7 R 3 HR 5 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .414/.469
Corey Dickerson: 4 R 3 HR 9 RBI 1 BB 1 SB .310/.333
Nomar Mazara: 4 R 4 HR 11 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .286/.375
Cole Hamels: 11.0 IP 9 H 3 ER 1 HR 5 BB 13 K 1 QS 2.45 ERA 1.27 WHIP
Justin Verlander: 14.0 IP 6 H 1 ER 0 HR 3 BB 22 K 2 QS 0.64 ERA 0.64 WHIP
Studs (Bresson)
Eddie Rosario: 8 R 4 HR 12 RBI 1 BB 2 SB .433/.452
Andrew McCutchen: 6 R 0 HR 3 RBI 5 BB 0 SB .474/.593
Stephen Strasburg: 7.0 IP 7 H 2 ER 1 HR 1 BB 11 K 1 QS 2.57 ERA 1.14 WHIP

Harvey Dent defeated CakeWithaJ 7-4-1
Studs (Harvey Dent)
Yangervis Solarte: 5 R 2 HR 8 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .371/.405
Joey Votto: 4 R 1 HR 5 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .364/.462
James Paxton: 7.0 IP 5 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 16 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.86 WHIP
Trevor Bauer: 12.2 IP 6 H 4 ER 1 HR 6 BB 19 K 2 QS 2.84 ERA 0.95 WHIP
Studs (CakeWithaJ)
Eduardo Escobar: 9 R 3 HR 6 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .321/.387
Jose Ramirez: 9 R 2 HR 7 RBI 4 BB 1 SB .367/.457
Matt Barnes: 4.0 IP 3 H 1 ER 1 HR 0 BB 5 K 2.25 ERA 0.75 WHIP 2 SVHD
Aaron Nola: 7.1 IP 4 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 7 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.68 WHIP

MLB News and Happenings

• Despite once claiming he wanted to play until he was 50 years old, the Seattle Mariners this week announced that Ichiro Suzuki would transition immediately into the role of Special Assistant to the Chairman, effectively bringing an end to his playing career (though there are rumors he may return to the active roster next season for the start of the year at least when Seattle opens their season with a series in his home country of Japan). With a glut of younger, superior options for the outfield on their roster and Ichiro carrying a .460 OPS after a month, this was likely a better end than a straight up release by the organization. Check out the official press release from the Mariners (which includes listing the numerous career accomplishments by the future Hall of Famer) here.

• The Dodgers lost young shortstop Corey Seager to Tommy John surgery this week. The team has been scuffling through the first month, sitting in 4th place while missing multiple key contributors. While they have other shortstops on the roster, none of them come close to the talent level of Seager. The popular rumor has them connected to pending free agent Manny Machado, especially with the Orioles looking like they won’t be able to compete in the AL East this year and Machado almost certainly not planning to resign with them come the season’s end. It’s a deal that seems unlikely (given the Dodger’s preference to stay under the luxury tax cap this year and avoid being in the penalty next off-season when Machado and Bryce Harper are each hitting the free agent market) but it would certainly jazz up that lineup.

• Friday night at Safeco Field in Seattle, Angels DH Albert Pujols became the 32nd player in MLB history to join the 3,000 hit club (and only the 4th person to have both 3,000 hits and 600 home runs alongside Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Alex Rodriguez). The game stopped for several minutes for Pujols to enjoy the congratulations of his teammates and the crowd in Seattle. Later on he would hit another single that allowed him to pass Roberto Clemente for 31st on the all time hits list.

• Also on Friday! No hitter alert! During a neutral site game in Mexico between the Dodgers and the Padres, LA Dodger rookie Walker Beuhler combined with three relievers (Tony Cingrani, Yimi Garcia and Adam Liberatore respectively) to blank the Padres in a 2-0 victory. It was the first combined no hitter in Dodger history and only the 12th in MLB history. Additionally, it was the first MLB no hitter to be thrown in a country aside from the US or Canada. We had a couple additional close calls on no hitters Sunday but neither came to pass.

• Word has leaked out that this coming week will see MLB announce a series of two games in London for 2019 between the Red Sox and the Yankees to take place June 29 and June 30 at Olympic Stadium. They’ll be the first ever MLB games to take place in London. Other details aren’t yet available but London mayor Sadiq Khan is holding a press conference Tuesday with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred where we will likely learn more.

• Finally, Danny Farquhar seems to be on the path to recovery! Will it be all the way back to a baseball diamond? Too early to say but Jeff Passan of Yahoo has an extensive article with an update here.

What’s been catching your eye in the world of MLB this week?