Avocado Fantasy Baseball Week 19/MLB Talk

Avocado Fantasy Baseball League Week 19 Results

Shipwreck defeated Akkio’s Blazer 8-4-0
Studs (Shipwreck)
Freddie Freeman: 6 R 2 HR 6 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .345/.429
Trevor Story: 6 R 2 HR 3 RBI 2 BB 2 SB .375/.423
Jose Abreu: 4 R 2 HR 9 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .391/.444
Jameson Taillon: 12 IP 12 H 4 ER 1 HR 4 BB 12 K 2 QS 3.00 ERA 1.33 WHIP
Studs (Akkio’s Blazer)
Jed Lowrie: 3 R 1 HR 6 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .320/.370
Adam Eaton: 5 R 1 HR 3 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .304/.360
Adam Ottavino: 3 IP 0 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 3 K 0.00 ERA 0.67 WHIP 2 SVHD
Kyle Freeland: 6 IP 3 H 1 ER 0 HR 4 BB 9 K 1 QS 1.50 ERA 1.17 WHIP

InnDEEEEEEEEEEEEEED defeated Dodecadork 8-3-1
Studs (InnDEEEEEEEEEEED)
Ronald Acuna Jr.: 11 R 4 HR 9 RBI 5 BB 3 SB .464/.559
Johan Carmago: 4 R 0 HR 6 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .333/.400
Rougned Odor: 4 R 1 HR 9 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .333/.346
Mike Clevinger: 11 IP 12 H 2 ER 2 HR 7 BB 11 K 1 QS 1.64 ERA 1.73 WHIP
Studs (Dodecadork)
Rhys Hoskins: 6 R 3 HR 5 RBI 2 BB 1 SB .333/.407
Tim Anderson: 6 R 1 HR 3 RBI 1 BB 2 SB .316/.350
Zack Greinke: 12.1 IP 11 H 7 ER 3 HR 3 BB 13 K 1 QS 5.11 ERA 1.14 WHIP
Jack Flaherty: 6 IP 3 H 0 ER 0 HR 3 BB 7 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 1.00 WHIP

Snow Pigeon tied CakeWithaJ 6-6-0
Studs (Snow Pigeon)
Aaron Hicks: 7 R 0 HR 3 RBI 9 BB 2 SB .286/.500
Starlin Castro: 4 R 1 HR 3 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .400/.464
J.A. Happ: 12.1 IP 8 H 2 ER 2 HR 5 BB 12 K 1 QS 1.46 ERA 1.05 WHIP
Jhoulys Chacin: 13 IP 7 H 0 ER 0 HR 2 BB 13 K 2 QS 0.00 ERA 0.69 WHIP
Studs (CakeWithaJ)
Miguel Andujar: 5 R 3 HR 9 RBI 0 BB 0 SB .379/.379
Giancarlo Stanton: 6 R 2 HR 4 RBI 4 BB 1 SB .346/.452
Jacob DeGrom: 15.2 IP 12 H 2 ER 0 HR 2 BB 21 K 2 QS 1.15 ERA 0.89 WHIP
Aaron Nola: 7 IP 3 H 1 ER 0 HR 1 BB 11 K 1 QS 1.29 ERA 0.57 WHIP

Bluelightspecial defeated Poseur 5-4-3
Studs (Poseur)
Whit Merrifield: 4 R 1 HR 6 RBI 4 BB 2 SB .429/.500
Paul Goldschmidt: 5 R 2 HR 7 RBI 5 BB 1 SB .522/.607
Justin Verlander: 11.1 IP 13 H 6 ER 4 HR 1 BB 17 K 1 QS 4.76 ERA 1.24 WHIP
Andrew Miller: 2.2 IP 2 H 1 ER 0 HR 1 BB 4 K 3.38 ERA 1.13 WHIP 1 SVHD
Studs (Bluelightspecial)
Justin Upton: 4 R 2 HR 6 RBI 1 BB 1 SB .360/.407
Scooter Gennett: 6 R 1 HR 4 RBI 1 BB 0 SB .440/.462
Alex Wood: 5 IP 3 H 1 ER 0 HR 1 BB 6 K 0 QS 1.80 ERA 0.80 WHIP
Sergio Romo: 1.1 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 2 K 0.00 ERA 2.25 WHIP 2 SVHD

Emperor Snapper defeated Harvey Dent 7-3-2
Studs (Emperor Snapper)
Manny Machado: 5 R 2 HR 5 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .269/.367
Luis Castillo: 6.2 IP 6 H 1 ER 0 HR 0 BB 9 K 1 QS 1.35 ERA 0.90 WHIP
Blake Treinen: 3 IP 4 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 7 K 0.00 ERA 1.67 WHIP 2 SVHD
Cody Allen: 3 IP 0 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 6 K 0.00 ERA 0.33 WHIP 2 SVHD
Studs (Harvey Dent)
Joey Gallo: 7 R 1 HR 4 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .273/.360
Miguel Sano: 4 R 2 HR 4 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .263/.364
Michael Brantley: 5 R 0 HR 3 RBI 2 BB 0 SB .333/.375
Jace Fry: 3.2 IP 0 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 8 K 0.00 ERA 0.27 WHIP 2 SVHD

Little Miss Giggle Fits defeated Bresson 11-1-0
Studs (Bresson)
Carlos Santana: 2 R 1 HR 3 RBI 2 BB 1 SB .278/.350
Jon Gray: 7 IP 5 H 3 ER 1 HR 1 BB 9 K 1 SB 3.86 ERA 0.86 WHIP
Brad Brach: 2.2 IP 5 H 1 ER 0 HR 1 BB 4 K 3.38 ERA 2.25 WHIP 1 SVHD
Mike Leake: 8 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 6 K 1 QS 0.00 ERA 0.38 WHIP
Studs (Little Miss Giggle Fits)
Eric Hosmer: 5 R 2 HR 5 RBI 2 BB 1 SB .360/.393
Omar Narvaez: 4 R 2 HR 3 RBI 4 BB 0 SB .308/.471
Mike Foltynewicz: 15 IP 9 H 1 ER 0 HR 3 BB 16 K 2 QS 0.60 ERA 0.80 WHIP
Gerrit Cole: 6 IP 5 H 1 ER 0 HR 0 BB 12 K 1 QS 1.50 ERA 0.83 WHIP

Mexican-American Martian defeated Canadave87 9-3-0
Studs (Mexican-American Martian)
Kolton Wong: 5 R 1 HR 6 RBI 3 BB 1 SB .474/.545
DJ LeMahieu: 4 R 2 HR 4 RBI 0 BB 0 SB .310/.310
Clayton Kershaw: 15 IP 8 H 2 ER 0 HR 1 BB 16 K 2 QS 1.20 ERA 0.60 WHIP
Miles Mikolas: 13 IP 9 H 5 ER 3 HR 1 BB 11 K 1 QS 3.46 ERA 0.77 WHIP
Studs (Canadave87)
Cody Bellinger: 4 R 1 HR 5 RBI 4 BB 1 SB .417/.500
David Peralta: 2 R 2 HR 5 RBI 3 BB 0 SB .235/.350
Jamie Barria: 10 IP 13 H 2 ER 1 HR 2 BB 12 K 0 QS 1.80 ERA 1.50 WHIP
David Robertson: 2 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 HR 1 BB 3 K 0.00 ERA 1.00 WHIP 1 SVHD

MLB Talk

• Braves veteran pitcher Brandon McCarthy has announced that he’ll be retiring at the conclusion of this season. The 35 year old, 13 year veteran is currently on the DL with a knee injury that he says he would’ve had season ending surgery on were he planning on continuing his career. McCarthy has spent a large amount of time on the DL in his career, only ever making 30 starts in a season once, back in 2014. He started his career with the White Sox in 2005 and since then has pitched for the Dodgers, Rangers, Diamondbacks, Athletics, Yankees, and now the Braves. Despite his injury struggles he’s always been an in-demand pitcher who has provided solid, middle of the rotation, value while healthy so a tip of the cap to him.

• While it hasn’t been announced, there is speculation that Tigers DH Victor Martinez may also be planning to walk away following this season. Martinez is far from his peak form this year, batting .248 with a .637 OPS (nearly 50 and 200 points off of his career averages respectively) and is scheduled to be a free agent this summer at the age of 39. He notably missed a large portion of 2017 with issues relating to an irregular heartbeat (the second time that had happened in his career) and spoke in April of a desire to spend more time with his children while they are young. Martinez came up as a solid hitting offensive catcher in Cleveland but his best season was in Detroit in 2014 when he hit 32 home runs, had a .974 OPS and finished as the runner-up in MVP voting.

• Robinson Cano was reinstated from his 80 game suspension and rejoined the Mariners lineup on Tuesday playing first base and batting second in the lineup. If he resumes his typical hitting going forward he’ll be a welcome addition to a Mariners team pushing for a playoff run. With Dee Gordon moving back to second base (and the outfield seeing Denard Span and Cameron Maybin added to the mix) Cano will play multiple positions the rest of the way as he worked out at third base during his minor league rehab stint, which will allow him to spell both Kyle Seager and Ryon Healy the rest of the way (plus some days at DH letting Nelson Cruz sit).

• Cano is back but other’s are out for the moment. Marlins starter Jose Urena incited a bench-clearing incident during Wednesday night’s game vs the Braves by intentionally hitting rookie outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. in the arm with his first pitch of the game, earning himself a 6 game suspension. Urena and Braves manager Brian Snitker were both ejected from the game. Acuna to that point had homered in 5 straight games and led off the last 3 games with a home run (all against the Marlins). Meanwhile Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig was hit with a 2 game suspension and fined for shoving Giants catcher Nick Hundley during an at bat during Tuesday night’s game, and swatting him in the catcher’s mask moments later after fouling a ball off. Suspensions are being appealed so may well be reduced.

• Saturday night the Cleveland Indians retired the number 25 in honor of Hall of Famer Jim Thome. Thome played for 6 teams total in his 22 year career but 13 were in Cleveland and he is the club’s all time leader in home runs (337 for those keeping track, just over half of his career total 612), as well as walks and he is second in club history for RBIs. Thome was presented with two of the original seats from Jacobs Field, one for each of the numbers he wore with the club (6 and 25) as well as a number 25 shaped photo mosaic commemorating his career.

What has caught everyone’s eye this week in baseball?