Avocado Fantasy Baseball Week 17 Results/MLB Talk

Avocado Fantasy League Week 17 Results

Bluelightspecial defeated Emperor Snapper 8-4-0
Studs (Emperor Snapper)
Matt Carpenter: 7 R 4 HR 7 RBI 8 BB 1 SB .423/.543
Eugenio Suarez: 3 R 2 HR 5 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .409/.440
Shohei Ohtani: 3 R 2 HR 4 RBI 0 BB 1 SB .368/.400
Cody Allen: 4 IP 3 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 2 K 0.00 ERA 1.00 WHIP 2 SVHD
Studs (Bluelightspecial)
Nelson Cruz: 4 R 4 HR 10 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .269/.321
Mallex Smith: 4 R 0 HR 2 RBI 5 BB 5 SB .667/.750
Mookie Betts: 5 R 1 HR 2 RBI 4 BB 1 SB .333/.440
Zack Godley: 7 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 10 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.43 WHIP

Little Miss Giggle Fits defeated Dodecadork 7-5-0
Studs (Dodecadork)
Trea Turner: 8 R 1 HR 4 RBI 3 BB 6 SB .304/.385
Mark Trumbo: 4 R 3 HR 9 RBI 0 BB 0 SB .400/.400
Jack Flaherty: 11.1 IP 8 H 4 ER 1 HR 3 BB 14 K 1 QS 3.18 ERA 0.97 WHIP
Anibal Sanchez: 6 IP 2 H 1 ER 0 HR 2 BB 9 K 1 QS 1.50 ERA 0.67 WHIP
Studs (Little Miss Giggle Fits)
Andrew Benintendi: 4 R 0 HR 4 RBI 1 BB 2 SB .321/.345
Max Scherzer: 6 IP 4 H 2 ER 1 HR 2 BB 10 K 1 QS 3.00 ERA 1.00 WHIP
Jake Arrieta: 7 IP 6 H 1 ER 0 HR 0 BB 7 K 1 QS 1.29 ERA 0.86 WHIP
A.J. Minter: 4 IP 3 H 1 ER 1 HR 1 BB 5 K 2.25 ERA 1.00 WHIP 3 SVHD

Mexican-American Martian defeated Snow Pigeon 8-3-1
Studs (Mexican-American Martian)
Yasiel Puig: 3 R 2 HR 5 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .316/.350
Jose Reyes: 3 R 2 HR 2 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .308/.357
Miles Mikolas: 7 IP 7 H 1 ER 0 HR 2 BB 6 K 1 QS 1.29 ERA 1.29 WHIP
Mike Minor: 7 IP 4 H 1 ER 0 HR 0 BB 6 K 1 QS 1.29 ERA 0.57 WHIP
Studs (Snow Pigeon)
Didi Gregorious: 4 R 2 HR 6 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .333/.385
Buster Posey: 2 R 0 HR 1 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .467/.529
Dellin Betances: 1.2 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 0 BB 4 K 0.00 ERA 0.60 WHIP 1 SVHD

Bresson defeated Akkio’s Blazer 5-4-3
Studs (Akkio’s Blazer)
Nolan Arenado: 5 R 2 HR 6 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .300/.364
Anthony Rizzo: 3 R 2 HR 5 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .368/.429
Joey Wendle: 4 R 1 HR 3 RBI 2 BB 1 SB .462/.533
Charlie Morton: 6 IP 6 H 2 ER 1 HR 1 BB 8 K 1 QS 3.00 ERA 1.17 WHIP
Studs (Bresson)
Carlos Santana: 4 R 1 HR 2 RBI 4 BB 0 SB .348/.444
Jon Gray: 15.1 IP 8 H 3 ER 2 HR 4 BB 13 K 2 QS 1.76 ERA 0.78 WHIP
David Price: 14 IP 12 H 3 ER 0 HR 4 BB 10 K 2 QS 1.93 ERA 1.14 WHIP
Brad Brach: 3 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 4 K 0.00 ERA 1.00 WHIP 2 SVHD

Shipwreck defeated Canadave87 9-3-0
Studs (Canadave87)
Javier Baez: 5 R 3 HR 7 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .417/.481
Josh Reddick: 4 R 2 HR 7 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .318/.375
Willson Contreras: 3 R 1 HR 3 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .333/.429
Nick Pivetta: 6 IP 4 H 2 ER 1 HR 0 BB 7 K 1 QS 3.00 ERA 0.67 WHIP
Studs (Shipwreck)
Trevor Story: 5 R 4 HR 11 RBI 1 BB 1 SB .269/.296
Jose Abreu: 8 R 3 HR 4 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .478/.538
Bryce Harper: 6 R 1 HR 6 RBI 4 BB 1 SB .476/.577
Masahiro Tanaka: 10.2 IP 9 H 1 ER 1 HR 3 BB 17 K 1 QS 0.84 ERA 1.13 WHIP

InnDEEEEEEEEEEED defeatd Poseur 7-4-1
Studs (InnDEEEEEEEEEED)
Rougned Odor: 8 R 4 HR 10 RBI 6 BB 0 SB .304/.448
Ronald Acuna Jr.: 5 R 2 HR 4 RBI 1 BB 1 SB .360/.385
Christian Yelich: 8 R 2 HR 2 RBI 1 BB 1 SB .400/.419
Rick Porcello: 9 IP 1 H 1 ER 1 HR 0 BB 9 K 1 QS 1.00 ERA 0.11 WHIP
Studs (Poseur)
Whit Merrifield: 5 R 2 HR 5 RBI 1 BB 3 SB .478/.500
Robinson Chirinos: 4 R 1 HR 4 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .429/.529
Justin Verlander: 7.2 IP 4 H 1 ER 1 HR 1 BB 14 K 1 QS 1.17 ERA 0.65 WHIP
Ryan Madson: 3 IP 1 H 1 ER 1 HR 0 BB 3 K 3.00 ERA 0.33 WHIP 2 SVHD

CakeWithaJ defeated Harvey Dent 8-4-0
Studs (Harvey Dent)
Joey Gallo: 5 R 3 HR 7 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .273/.333
Jose Martinez: 2 R 0 HR 4 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .375/.412
James Paxton: 14 IP 11 H 3 ER 1 HR 1 BB 15 K 2 QS 1.93 ERA 0.86 WHIP
Jose Berrios: 7 IP 5 H 2 ER 0 HR 3 BB 6 K 1 QS 2.57 ERA 1.14 WHIP
Studs (CakeWithaJ)
Jose Ramirez: 3 R 3 HR 8 RBI 4 BB 3 SB .455/.538
Brian Dozier: 5 R 2 HR 7 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .368/.455
Jacob DeGrom: 8 IP 6 H 2 ER 1 HR 1 BB 9 K 1 QS 2.25 ERA 0.88 WHIP
Seranthony Dominguez: 4.1 IP 2 H 1 ER 1 HR 2 BB 6 K 2.08 ERA 0.92 WHIP 2 SVHD

MLB Talk

• Trade deadline wrapped up with a flurry of moves. Bullpen arms was the big ticket item for a lot of teams with the shortening up of starter outings/games in vogue for the post-season right now. Lance Lynn, Kevin Gausman and Chris Archer however all made moves into new rotations (though Lynn was initially slated for bullpen duty in the Bronx, Sonny Gray helped make that not happen) and may well be primed for post-season duty with their new clubs. Brian Dozier also finally found his way out of Minnesota, ending up in LA with the Dodgers for the rest of the season. He’s always been a fantastic second half hitter, something the Dodgers are no doubt counting on. The biggest move of the day may have been a non-move though as late Monday night rumors of Bryce Harper being shopped by the Nationals came out. Harper didn’t ultimately go anywhere, and the Nats most notable move was ultimately sending Brandon Kintzler to the Cubs.

• And while July 31 marked the ending of the non-waiver trade deadline, deals can still be made in August for players via waivers. And that process started early with the Padres letting pitchers Tyson Ross (Cardinals) and Jordan Lyles (Brewers) go via trade waivers this weekend. Presumably they’re looking to open up spots for some of the younger talent in the upper levels of their minor league system as well as trying to head off potential 40 man roster crunches at the start of the off-season.

• Until a few days later, following a 25-4 beating on the Mets that they’ll probably remember more for Shawn Kelley’s 9th inning meltdown/tantrum that saw him slam his glove into the ground and glare into the dugout after giving up a home run during mop-up duty. He apologized but quickly found himself designated for assignment and his roster spot taken by the intriguing Jimmy Cordero.

• The Houston Astros acquired suspended Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna in exchange for their former closer (Ken Giles) and a couple of prospects. Osuna still has a court date waiting for him (recently pushed back to September) and may face additional action from the MLB offices depending on what happens with the domestic violence charges against him. Houston GM Jeffrey Luhnow released a statement that he was “confident that Osuna is remorseful, has willfully complied with all consequences related to his past behavior, has proactively engaged in counseling, and will fully comply with our zero tolerance policy relate to abuse of any kind.” Most of Osuna’s new teammates have declined to comment on the acquisition outside of stock answers prior to Sunday but both Justin Verlander and Lance McCullers Jr. were not shy in May about their opinions of Osuna’s situation. Osuna did address the the Astros roster upon his activation on Sunday, speaking in the clubhouse for about 10 minutes.

• Robinson Cano isn’t far from returning from his own suspension. However with Dee Gordon locked in at 2B and Nelson Cruz at DH, Cano has been working out defensively at both first and third base as a way of taking some of the pressure off of struggling hitters Ryon Healy and Kyle Seager.

• A report from the Athletic on Saturday night claimed that Mike Scioscia would be stepping down as manager of the Angels upon the conclusion of the 2018 season (which also marks the end of the 10 year contract he signed in 2008). USA Today followed it up reporting that the 60 year old manager would be retiring though Scioscia has called these reports “poppycock” and “insanity.” However given the Angels struggles the past few seasons (no trips to the post-season since 2014) a change in leadership wouldn’t be surprising. And with a core that includes Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani many candidates would certainly be eager to interview. Whether the job opens up….we’ll find out.

What’s on your mind Avocados?