Avocado Fantasy Baseball Week 13/MLB Talk (Bobby Bonilla edition)

Avocado Fantasy Baseball Week 13 Results

CakeWithaJ defeated InnDEEEEEEEEEEEEEED 9-3-0
Studs (CakeWithaJ)
Alex Bregman: 7 R 5 HR 10 RBI 3 BB 2 SB .464/.516
Nicholas Castellanos: 3 R 3 HR 8 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .350/.381
Seranthony Dominguez: 3.2 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 5 K 0.00 ERA 0.27 WHIP 3 SVHD
Aaron Nola: 7.2 IP 5 H 1 ER 0 HR 2 BB 8 K 1 QS 1.17 ERA 0.91 WHIP
Studs (InnDEEEEEEEEEEEED)
Rougned Odor: 9 R 2 HR 3 RBI 3 BB 3 SB .391/.481
Ronald Acuna Jr: 4 R 1 HR 2 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .308/.357
Robbie Ray: 6.0 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 6 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.67 WHIP

Poseur defeated Akkio’s Blazer 7-4-1
Studs (Akkio’s Blazer)
Jed Lowrie: 5 R 3 HR 6 RBI 5 BB 0 SB .400/.500
Jesus Aguilar: 4 R 3 HR 4 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .421/.476
Charlie Morton: 13.2 IP 10 H 2 ER 0 HR 4 BB 24 K 2 QS 1.32 ERA 1.02 WHIP
Kevin Gausman: 14.0 IP 11 H 3 ER 2 HR 1 BB 6 K 2 QS 1.93 ERA 0.86 WHIP
Studs (Poseur)
J.D. Martinez: 5 R 2 HR 7 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .304/.370
Anthony Rendon: 4 R 2 HR 5 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .333/.370
Kyle Schwarber: 5 R 1 HR 2 RBI 4 BB 0 SB .350/.480
Tyler Anderson: 8.0 IP 4 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 8 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.63 WHIP

Harvey Dent defeated Shipwreck 8-4-0
Studs (Shipwreck)
Wilson Ramos: 2 R 2 HR 7 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .300/.333
Gregory Polanco: 3 R 2 HR 7 RBI 5 BB 0 SB .474/.583
Jose Abreu: 4 R 1 HR 6 RBI 4 BB 0 SB .261/.379
Chase Anderson: 6.0 IP 2 H 1 ER 1 HR 1 BB 5 K 1 QS 1.50 ERA 0.50 WHIP
Studs (Harvey Dent)
Joey Gallo: 7 R 2 HR 4 RBI 5 BB 0 SB .235/.409
Brandon Belt: 2 R 1 HR 4 RBI 6 BB 0 SB .357/.550
James Paxton: 15.0 IP 8 H 2 ER 1 HR 3 BB 21 K 2 QS 1.20 ERA 0.73 WHIP
Lance McCullers Jr.: 7.0 IP 3 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 7 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.71 WHIP

Dodecadork defeated Bresson 9-2-1
Studs (Dodecadork)
Max Muncy: 6 R 2 HR 3 RBI 8 BB 1 SB .368/.556
Trea Turner: 7 R 1 HR 2 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .375/.464
Joey Lucchesi: 9.0 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 6 BB 9 K 0 QS 0.00 ERA 0.89 WHIP
Marco Gonzales: 9.0 IP 6 H 1 ER 0 HR 0 BB 7 K 1 QS 1.00 ERA 0.67 WHIP
Studs (Bresson)
Brandon Crawford: 6 R 2 HR 4 RBI 5 BB 1 SB .391/.500
Randal Grichuk: 3 R 2 HR 5 RBI 0 BB 0 SB .292/.292
Mike Leake: 7.0 IP 5 H 2 ER 2 HR 1 BB 6 K 1 QS 2.57 ERA 0.86 WHIP

Canadave87 defeated Snow Pigeon 9-3-0
Studs (Snow Pigeon)
Starlin Castro: 5 R 2 HR 4 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .423/.483
Aaron Judge: 7 R 3 HR 4 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .350/.435
Aaron Hicks: 6 R 4 HR 6 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .421/.455
Luis Severino: 13.2 IP 8 H 0 ER 0 HR 3 BB 15 K 2 QS 0.00 ERA 0.80 WHIP
Studs (Canadave87)
Javier Baez: 10 R 2 HR 11 RBI 0 BB 0 SB .483/.467
Asdrubal Cabrera: 3 R 1 HR 2 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .348/.423
Ozzie Albies: 7 R 1 HR 4 RBI 0 BB 0 SB .417/.440
Blake Snell: 14.1 IP 5 H 1 ER 1 HR 5 BB 20 K 2 QS 0.63 ERA 0.70 WHIP
Steven Matz: 12.1 IP 9 H 3 ER 1 HR 2 BB 13 K 1 QS 2.19 ERA 0.89 WHIP

Little Miss Giggle Fits defeated BluelightSpecial 6-4-2
Studs (BluelightSpecial)
Addison Russell: 4 R 2 HR 10 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .375/.421
Ryan Braun: 4 R 2 HR 4 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .316/.350
Edwin Diaz: 5.0 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 7 K 0.00 ERA 0.40 WHIP 5 SVHD
Carlos Martinez: 6.0 IP 6 H 2 ER 0 HR 1 BB 8 K 1 QS 3.00 ERA 1.17 WHIP
Studs (Little Miss Giggle Fits)
Rafael Devers: 7 R 2 HR 7 RBI 0 BB 1 SB .375/.375
Jason Heyward: 9 R 1 HR 5 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .345/.387
Craig Kimbrel: 2.1 IP 0 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 5 K 0.00 ERA 0.86 WHIP 2 SVHD
Max Scherzer: 7.0 IP 4 H 1 ER 0 HR 3 BB 4 K 1 QS 1.29 ERA 1.00 WHIP

Mexican-American Martian defeated Emperor Snapper 8-4-0
Studs (Emperor Snapper)
Manny Machado: 5 R 2 HR 4 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .407/.448
Matt Carpenter: 8 R 2 HR 3 RBI 4 BB 0 SB .500/.583
Ian Happ: 7 R 1 HR 2 RBI 5 BB 0 SB .458/.552
Blake Treinen: 4.0 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 4 K 0.00 ERA 1.00 WHIP 4 SVHD
Studs (Mexican-American Martian)
Enrique Hernandez: 5 R 2 HR 5 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .273/.360
Jackie Bradley Jr.: 4 R 2 HR 6 RBI 1 BB 1 SB .300/.364
Archie Bradley: 2.0 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 5 K 0.00 ERA 1.00 WHIP 2 SVHD
Mike Minor: 7.0 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 5 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.14 WHIP

MLB Talk

• Let’s get the easy thing out of the way, happy Bobby Bonilla day MLB fans (minus Met fans who I can’t imagine are fans). Why Bobby Bonilla day? Because even though he hasn’t played an MLB game since 2001 (and not been on the Mets since 1999), every July 1 til 2035 Bonilla is paid just over $1.19 million by the Mets, stemming from the buyout of Bonilla’s $5.9 million contract before the 2000 season. For a rundown on how it works, I’ll link you over to ESPN’s article from a couple years ago.

• Sticking with the Mets for a moment, GM Sandy Alderson has announced he is taking a leave of absence due to a recurrence of cancer (he previously took a leave in December of 2015 for the same illness). John Ricco, J.P. Ricciardi, and Omar Minaya will be running the baseball operations department in his absence. Ricco has worked as an assistant GM since 2006 while Ricciardi and Minaya both have previous experience as GM’s (with the Blue Jays and Mets respectively). Alderson also seemed to imply he may not necessarily return once he’s completed treatment. Obviously that question will wait to be answered at a later date, in the meantime best wishes to Alderson in his fight!

• As of midnight EST, the 2018 international signing period is underway. Eight teams went over the spending limit last year (the Athletics, Astros, Braves, Cardinals, Nationals, Padres, Reds and White Sox) and shall be restricted from signing any player to a deal more than $300K. Here’s MLB.com’s official rankings of the top 30 available international prospects. The list is likely just a small sample of players who will sign, over 900 international prospects ultimately signed during the 2017 period.

• Outfielder Jayson Werth, who’d been playing with the AAA affiliate of the Seattle Mariners in hopes of continuing his career has decided to hang up his cleats at the age of 39. He’s probably not a hall of fame player, but his shaggy hair and beard were instantly recognizable and he was (in his younger days at least) a true max effort type player, the type that was fun to watch. The Washington Nationals, where he spent the last 7 years of his major league career, have already announced plans to pay tribute to him and his career during a home game in September.

So what’s caught your eye in baseball this week?