Avocado Fantasy Baseball Week 12/MLB Talk

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Avocado Fantasy Week 12 results

Diakko’s Blazer defeated CakeWithaJ 7-5-0
Studs (Diakko’s Blazer)
Nolan Arenado: 7 R 5 HR 13 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .379/.419
Jesus Aguilar: 4 R 3 HR 8 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .353/.368
Charlie Culberson: 4 R 1 HR 5 RBI 1 BB 1 SB .316/.350
Adam Ottavino: 4.0 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 6 K 0.00 ERA 0.25 WHIP 2 SVHD
Studs (CakeWithaJ)
Giancarlo Stanton: 4 R 3 HR 7 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .448/.500
Jose Ramirez: 8 R 2 HR 5 RBI 10 BB 4 SB .412/.630
Jacob DeGrom: 14 IP 10 H 4 ER 1 HR 4 BB 13 K 2 QS 2.57 ERA 1.00 WHIP
Jake Bauers: 4 R 1 HR 2 RBI 7 BB 0 SB .263/.462

InnDEEEEEEEEED defeated Harvey Dent 6-4-2
Studs (InnDEEEEEEEEEEEEED)
Brandon Nimmo: 7 R 2 HR 7 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .333/.412
Edwin Encarnacion: 6 R 2 HR 12 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .320/.393
Mike Clevinger: 7.2 IP 5 H 1 ER 0 HR 2 BB 10 K 1 QS 1.17 ERA 0.91 WHIP
Patrick Corbin: 7.0 IP 3 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 12 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.43 WHIP
Studs (Harvey Dent)
Joey Votto: 7 R 2 HR 9 RBI 7 BB 0 SB .350/.519
Yuli Gurriel: 3 R 2 HR 7 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .348/.400
Jose Berrios: 13.1 IP 8 H 1 ER 1 HR 5 BB 18 K 2 QS 0.68 ERA 0.98 WHIP
Trevor Bauer: 7.0 IP 3 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 8 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.71 WHIP

Poseur defeated Canadave87 6-5-1
Studs (Canadave87)
Cody Bellinger: 5 R 3 HR 6 RBI 4 BB 1 SB .286/.400
Asdrubal Cabrera: 3 R 1 HR 6 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .310/.355
Nick Pivetta: 12.1 IP 12 H 4 ER 3 HR 3 BB 20 K 1 QS 2.92 ERA 1.22 WHIP
Seunghwan Oh: 3.0 IP 1 H 1 ER 1 HR 0 BB 7 K 3.00 ERA 0.33 WHIP 1 SVHD
Studs (Poseur)
Anthony Rendon: 7 R 3 HR 7 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .444/.467
Billy Hamilton: 6 R 1 HR 3 RBI 3 BB 2 SB .381/.458
J.D. Martinez: 7 R 1 HR 5 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .423/.444
Justin Verlander: 6.2 IP 6 H 1 ER 1 HR 1 BB 10 K 1 QS 1.35 ERA 1.05 WHIP

Mexican American Martian defeated Bresson 6-5-1
Studs (Mexican-American Martian)
Yadier Molina: 7 R 5 HR 7 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .333/.429
Enrique Hernandez: 5 R 2 HR 3 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .318/.375
Dallas Keuchel: 6.0 IP 6 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 6 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 1.33 WHIP
Kenley Jansen: 3.0 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 3 K 0.00 ERA 0.33 WHIP 2 SVHD
Studs (Bresson)
Jose Altuve: 7 H 2 HR 4 RBI 4 BB 1 SB .474/.565
Mike Leake: 8.0 IP 3 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 5 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.63 WHIP
Frankie Montas: 6.2 IP 5 H 1 ER 0 HR 3 BB 6 K 1 QS 1.35 ERA 1.20 WHIP

Emperor Snapper defeated Little Miss Giggle Fits 9-3-0
Studs (Emperor Snapper)
Matt Carpenter: 7 R 3 HR 7 RBI 8 BB 0 SB .292/.469
Eugenio Suarez: 4 R 2 HR 6 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .409/.458
Raisel Iglesias: 3.0 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 2 K 0.00 ERA 0.33 WHIP 3 SVHD
Blake Treinen: 2.2 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 5 K 0.00 ERA 0.38 WHIP 2 SVHD
Studs (Little Miss Giggle Fits)
Shin-Soo Choo: 6 R 2 HR 5 RBI 6 BB 1 QS .348/.483
Chris Sale: 14.0 IP 7 H 2 ER 0 HR 2 BB 24 K 2 QS 1.29 ERA 0.65 WHIP
Gerrit Cole: 12.0 IP 5 H 5 ER 2 HR 8 BB 16 K 0 QS 3.75 ERA 1.08 WHIP
Jose Alverado: 3.1 IP 3 H 1 ER 0 HR 1 BB 3 K 2.70 ERA 1.20 WHIP 3 SVHD

BluelightSpecial defeated Snow Pigeon 7-2-3
Studs (BluelightSpecial)
Francisco Lindor: 10 R 3 HR 7 RBI 5 BB 1 SB .400/.519
Nelson Cruz: 6 R 2 HR 7 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .625/.667
Alex Wood: 6.0 IP 6 H 2 ER 1 HR 1 BB 7 K 1 QS 3.00 ERA 1.17 WHIP
Cam Bedrosian: 4.1 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 3 K 0.00 ERA 0.69 WHIP 2 SVHD
Studs (SnowPigeon)
Buster Posey: 4 R 1 HR 2 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .316/.409
Aaron Hicks: 5 R 2 HR 4 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .250/.308
Dellin Betances: 3.0 IP 0 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 6 K 0.00 ERA 0.67 WHIP 2 SVHD
Ivan Nova: 8.0 IP 3 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 8 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.38 WHIP

Dodecadork defeated Shipwreck 9-3-0
Studs (Dodecadork)
Mark Trumbo: 5 R 4 HR 9 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .316/.350
Rhys Hoskins: 7 R 1 HR 4 RBI 5 BB 1 SB .333/.467
Zack Greinke: 12.1 IP 9 H 3 ER 2 HR 2 BB 12 K 2 QS 2.19 ERA 0.89 WHIP
Jack Flaherty: 7.0 IP 1 H 1 ER 1 HR 2 BB 13 K 1 QS 1.29 ERA 0.43 WHIP
Studs(Shipwreck)
Matt Olson: 8 R 3 HR 5 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .409/.500
Trevor Williams: 13.0 IP 6 H 3 ER 2 HR 2 BB 13 K 2 QS 2.08 ERA 0.62 WHIP
Chase Anderson: 5.0 IP 2 H 1 ER 1 HR 4 BB 9 K 0 QS 1.80 ERA 1.20 WHIP

MLB Talk

• The first big move of trade season has happened with the Royals sending closing Kelvin Herrera to the Nationals in exchange for 3 prospects. Herrera was expected to be moved this year with free agency pending this coming off-season, but more than a month before the deadline was surprising. Right now he’s working in a setup role in front of closer Sean Doolittle though if Doolittle begins to struggle Herrera ought to easily slide into the closer’s role.

• Staying on news about Kansas City, the Royals have begun considering making an offer to the now twice undrafted Luke Heimlich (spoilering the next sentence and adding a trigger warning for sexual abuse).

Hidden

Going into the 2017 draft Heimlich was considered one of the premiere pitching prospects.  Word leaked out that though that as a 15 year old, Heimlich had pled guilty to molesting his 6 year niece.  The news saw him quickly removed from the draft boards of all 32 big league teams, though he has continued to pitch in college for Oregon State University.  Heimlich has since denied committing the act, claiming his plea came from him wanting to make the allegation go away as well as for the sake of keeping family relations smooth.

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  The Royals are the first team known to express any public interest in Heimlich.  For anyone interested in reading further, SI wrote an in-depth feature on Heimlich roughly a month before the MLB draft this year.

• Major League Baseball concluded their investigation into the pending domestic violence charges against Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna and suspended him for 75 games, retroactive to his initial placement on administrative leave on May 8 and will end August 4 barring the uncovering of additional information.  Should the criminal case conclude before then commissioner Rob Manfred may yet revisit the length of suspension and adjust it.  It is the third longest suspension MLB has handed out under the MLB-MLBPA Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.

• Tiger’s star (and future Hall of Famer) Miguel Cabrera has undergone season ending surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left bicep.  Cabrera had been in the midst of a solid comeback year after a rough 2017 but injuries have once again robbed the formerly durable star (who averaged 155 games played per season from 2004-2016) of opportunity to add to his résumé.

That’s all I’ve got off the top of my head (and some quick web crawling).  What’s been on your mind as it relates to baseball the past couple weeks?