Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Fantasy Baseball: Hot Wing Conspiracy week 2

Since no one else in the league is gonna post an update I figure I might as well do it.

First, let's go over the scoring rules for the league. The stats your team builds up are broken down into 12 groups. For batters, there's runs, homeruns, RBI's, Strike-outs, stolen bases, and batter's average. For Pitching, there's Wins, Saves, Strike-outs, Holds, ERA, and WHIP. Each one of those is a win, a loss, or a tie. So in a given week, you can have any combination of wins, losses, and ties that add up to 12.

Last weeks results:

Columbia Cardinals: 2
Wookies Will Win: 9, with 1 tie

I've got to say this one really wasn't close. My wookies nearly doubled the Cards totals in each category I won. Strong performances across the board carried me, but Pujols was on fire and put this one way out of reach. It's not so much me as it is Pujols... he's good.

Robots Eat Babies: 4, 1 tie
This one looks like it was probably pretty close over the course of the week, but RFTR's power stats gave him the edge over a split in the pitching categories

Poca Dots Blog!: 7
Baghdad Bombers: 5

This was pitching vs. power and Poca Dots took 4 out fo the 6 pitching categories and split the offensive categories, with the Bombers taking runs, homeruns, and RBIs and Poca Dots taking steals, average, and fewer strike outs.

fmragtops' spewers: 7
bRight & Early: 5

This one was close across the board with both teams having rather mediocre stats through the week. Spewers pulled out the win with better pitching stats including a stellar ERA and WHIP.

CZC Owns: 4
webcats: 5, 3 ties

Talk about even... 3 ties? Yikes. Webcats eeked out the win thanks to stronger overall batting stats even though CZC spanked him with twice the homeruns.

Akhtar the Divorcee: 7
The right wing nuts: 3, 2 ties

A solid performance from Akhtar across the board. The offensive stats were close between Akhtar and the Nuts, but it was the Akhtar's pitching that got him the win by taking 4 out of 6 categories.

Gashouse Gorillas: 2
The PAWs: 8, 2 ties

Once again it's pitching that's the difference. Gorillas kept the offensive stats tight, but PAWs shut out the Gorillas in the pitching categories, winning 4 of the 6 categories and both ties were in the pitching stats as well.

The Galt-inators: 9
Repubs lost in SD: 1, 2 ties

Despite the blowout score, it was closer than it looks. Neither team really ran away with it... neither hit .300, had more than 1 SB, or had more than 30 runs or RBIs. Galt's ERA (well under 3.0) and WHIP (under 1.0) were spectacular though.

Week 3 matchups:
Akhtar the Divorcee vs. Wookies Will Win
bRight & Early vs. Robots Eat Babies
RFTR vs. Baghdad Bombers
fmragtops' spewers vs. webcats
CZC Owns vs. The right wing nuts
Columbia Cardinals vs. The PAWs
Gashouse Gorillas vs. Repubs lost in SD
Poca Dots Blog! vs. The Galt-inators

Good luck to all...