Avocado Fantasy League Week One
InnDEEEEEEED defeated Kobayoccam’s Dragon Blazer 7-5-0
Little Miss Giggle Fits and Bresson tied 6-6-0
BluelightSpecial defeated Poseur 7-5-0
Harvey Dent defeated Emperor Snapper 9-3-0
Shipwreck defeated Dodecadork 7-5-0
Canadave87 defeated CakeWithaJ 6-4-2
• Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has set an all-time mark for futility at the plate. He’s 0 for 28 to start the 2019 season with 14 strikeouts and 0 for 49 dating back to September 14 of last season. Right now he’s in the 4th season of the 7 year $161 million dollar contract he secured before the 2016 season and his performance has been trending downwards since then (his OPS the season before his new contract was .923 and has subsequently dropped from that to .792, .732, and a woeful .539 last season). The Orioles are in a rebuild right now and while they’d undoubtedly love to move his contract off the books it looks impossible to find a taker for it, leaving them to hope he manages to reverse his current trend to at least become a league average hitter.
• Gary Sanchez struggled badly last year with a sub-.200 batting average and an OPS under .700, numbers that were a far cry from his performances in 2016 and 2017 that got him Rookie of the Year consideration and an All-Star berth. While his batting average this year is still on the low side, he’s showing signs of returning to the power that brought him onto the scene (including a 3 home run outburst on Sunday). Given the injuries plaguing the Yankees in the early going, a healthy Sanchez could be huge for them in 2019.
• Early nominees for weird injuries of 2019, Arizona catcher Alex Avila strained his left quadriceps on a home run trot over the weekend. Red Sox utility player Brock Holt meanwhile went on the IL due to his young son’s fingernail scratching his eye. The injury happened the morning of Opening Day and while he attempted to play through the impaired vision, he eventually had to admit defeat and take the time off.
• More contract extensions happening in the early part of the season. The Blue Jays Randall Grichuk has signed a 5 year deal to remain with the Blue Jays worth $52 million. Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr reached an 8 year and $100 million deal with the club. The Cubs and utility infielder David Bote have agreed to a 5 year and $15 million extension. Meanwhile outside the playing field, Terry Francona will be with the Indians through the 2022 season after agreeing to a two year extension with the team.
What’s on your mind after the first week and a half of the season?