2018 “Road To The BCS”: Round 2 Review/BRIEF BCS Preview

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MUCH like this monkey, I am mostly depleted with these motherfucking reviews. FORTUNATELY the commish has done a fantastic job with the BCS Media Guide and Media Day and such so I don’t feel too strong of a need to get all crazy with the BCS Previews and such. I shouldn’t feel too strong a need to do any of this shit, but that is between me and the therapist I don’t have but perhaps need. FOR NOW let us review the failures of two teams contrasted with the non-failures (for now) of the other two teams…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lacey Township BackdoorSliderz STAY HOT At Precisely The Time You Want To Be Hot, Take Down Second Seeded Garden State Warriors (AKA ….. …….)  –  10-2-2

 

MVP:  Gregory Polanco  –  Just a real balanced effort from the BackdoorSliderz in Round 2, and when that happens you end up in a weird limbo and before you know it Gregory Polanco is your MVP due to a ROUND TWO JROLL. Which I respect. Props to G-Po.  9/23, 5 Rs, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 1 SB, .483 OBP           

LVP: JT Realmuto    In this round we highlight the failures of the losers (and in the LVP section we always do that so seems redundant to even point it out), and despite your two steals from the C position you were a bit of a failure JT. Just a bit.  1/18, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 SBs, .217 OBP      

 

BackdoorSliderz Hitter Of Note:  Probably need to highlight Ronald Acuna Jr. who CONTINUES to hit the ball very very well, although he fell off Rhyshistoric pace from last season’s X*Rayz title run by which all other rookie playoff performances shall still be measured SEE BELOW after the stats (8/28, 2 Rs, 3 2Bs, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 1 SB, .394 OBP):

Acuna Jr. Rounds 1-2:  .475ish OBP, 18 Rs, 3 2Bs, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs, 4 SBs

Hoskins Round 2:  10/26, 7 Rs, 1 2B, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs, .448 OBP

Hoskins Rounds 1-2:  .4560-.465ish OBP, 14 Rs, 1 2B, 10 HRs, 21 RBIs            

BackdoorSliderz Pitcher Of Note:  Anddd now back to the present day, where Jameson Tailon displayed a ball of steel in his fine Round 2 performance in a tricky road matchup with the Brew Crew (6 IP, 1 ER, 8 Ks, 1 QS, 1 W, 1.50 ERA).

 

Warriors (……..) Hitter Of Note:  ELSEWHERE in disappointing hitter news, the Warriors would have needed a far stronger week outta Francisco Lindor if they wanted to cool down the Sliderz (6/32, 4 Rs, 1 2B, 2 RBIs, .217 OBP).

Warriors (……….) Pitcher Of Note:  ELSEWHERE in disappointing Indians players performances, Carlos Carrasco boned things up (on the road @ Fenway in his defense) when he was needed most (3.2 IP, 5 ER, 6 Ks, 12.27 ERA).

 

ASSORTED MUSINGS/ANALYSIS:  WHAT CAN YA SAY, the Backyard Playoffs are all about getting hot at the right time and the BackdoorSliderz be h-o-t. Acuna Jr. didn’t QUITE maintain his insane pace from Round 1 but he has remained uhhh productive as one might say, and the BackdoorSliderz followed a Round 1 SHUTOUT with a Round 2 balanced performance that saw them pitching to a sub 2 ERA and 99 Ks and all that good stuff. The Warriors, on the other hand, founded on their pitching but dealing with injuries all season long, pitched to an ERA ’round 4. Throw in a few uninspired hitting performances on the Warriors side and you have a 5-1-1 advantage on each side of the coin for Lacey, leading to their overall 10-2-2 victory. GREAT overall numbers on the pitching side for the BackdoorSliderz (99 Ks, 8 QS, 7 Ws, 7 Saves) and a solid .3666 OBP, MEDIOCRE numbers across the goddamn board for the Warriors (I guess you can argue 2 3Bs and 6 SBs are okay). WHAT CAN YA SAY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Astoria Isotopes FINALLY Win A Playoff Matchup In The Live Ball Era, Deny River City Bad Dudes A Fourth Straight BCS Appearance  –  6-5-3

 

MVP:  Charlie Blackmon  –  FINALLY some signs of life from a one Charlie Blackmon, who contributed an R2 JROLL of his own. So yanno thematically it kinda made the most sense to give him MVP here as well, particularly with triples ending up as important as they ended up (Naztee having the only one in the matchup).  8/22, 5 Rs, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 2 SBs, .391 OBP     **MVP OF ROUND TWO**     

LVP:  Miguel Sano    The man who MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE tried to force himself upon a photographer in a mall (#BelieveWomen #MeToo) sucked in Round 2, which MAY OR MAY NOT be karmic comeuppance for his misdeeds. Although in all likelihood neither are related in any way, small sample size/life is meaningless chaos/Sano has sucked in plenty of weeks. Way to hit a dinger though ya dingus.  2/22, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, .125 OBP

 

Isotopes Hitter Of Note:  Khris Davis UNDERRATED MLB SLUGGER that he is with a quiet 3 HRs because everything he does is quieted by a racist MLB that’s the narrative I am going with here (6/29, 3 Rs, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, .281 OBP).

Isotopes Pitcher Of Note:  Howz about Zach Wheeler dominating the Bad Dudes and their casual Mets fan ownership, there’s some sorta storyline to run with there I just know it but instead lets look at Cole Hamels and a critical CG (9 IP, 1 ER, 7 Ks, 1 QS, 1 CG, 1 W, 1.00 ERA).

 

Bad Dudes Hitter Of Note:  Not AJ Pollock‘s best work imho (3/19, 2 Rs, 1 2B, 4 RBIs, .182 OBP).

Bad Dudes Pitcher Of Note:  Samesies for a Nathan Eovaldi that was given TWO STARTS for the Bad Dudes, and failed in both (9.1 IP, 9 ER, 7 Ks, 8.68 ERA).

 

ASSORTED MUSINGS/ANALYSIS:  SO CLOSE YET SO FAR, for the Bad Dudes in their quest for a fourth straight BCS appearance (and yanno to maybe win one again for a change). FINALLY, for the Astoria Isotopes franchise that seemingly hadn’t won a playoff game since Rent hit theaters which is also Isotopes ownership’s favorite movie FUN FACT there. And it all came down to those goddamned quirky “specialty” categories of ours so to speak, the ones that often work behind the scenes to swing a matchup. Here they were front and center:  A single triple and a somewhat improbable Cole Hamels CG ultimately gave the ‘Topes the 6-5-3 victory, the Bad Dudes getting the same (or more probably getting two triples) would have flipped the matchup in the other direction. The Isotopes barely make due on the hitting cats going 2-4-1 but make up for it with superior pitching (4-1-2) due to superior looking #s (100 Ks, 9 QS). The Bad Dudes eek out 8 Wins on a mere 4 QS and probably would have felt pretty good about their bullpen numbers typically (5 Saves 4 Holds) but NOT TO BE as the ‘Topes matched them pen for pen, peen for peen. Clearly I don’t have much to say here, tough break for the Bad Dudes and lets pretend I ended it on “peen for peen.” Here I’ll end it on peen for peen.riples Bad Dudes +1, HRs MooniniteZ +1, RBIs TIED, Strikeouts Bad Dudes +1, QS Bad Dudes +1, Wins Bad Dudes +1, Holds Bad Dudes +1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BACKYARD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES PREVIEW

 

AND SO IT IS FINALLY UPON US, after months of annoying trade offers and transactions and complaining about trade offers and transactions and number of DL spots and whether or not people need to adhere to agreed upon start limits in the long weeks and so on and so forth man I am already burnt out on the fantasy front BUT FIRST…..we have a Backyard Championship Series to play out y’all.   ALL OF THAT STUFF WAS FROM LAST YEAR BUT STILL APPLIES. This year’s BCS features a first ever #1 v. #5 matchup, a 1 seed has never lost in the BCS yada yada for more of this type info please refer to Odom’s excellent Media Guide somewhere below here. For now I’ll do my quick preview thing and get the fuck outta here.

 

 

 

 

#1 ASTORIA ISOTOPES                        VS.  #5 LACEY TOWNSHIP                                                                                                                                                                                                BACKDOORSLIDERZ

                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s do it corer by corner once again, IN THE HIGHER SEEDED CORNER we have the Astoria Isotopes. Riding high after finally performing at a level worthy of all the bullshit braggery about “regular season win totals” (a note for the millionth time, championships are all that matter), Isotopes ownership looks to take home their second championship overall and first since fucking forever. This team drafted behind other top teams for much of the season before winning their final two regular season matchups AGAINST THOSE SAME OTHER TOP TEAMS, and with that impressive feat they scored an impressive top seed. They’ve since followed that up with an impressive win over a Bad Dudes team that has been REALLY GOOD at making the BCS, but they didn’t this year so here the ‘Topes are. They’re lead by Nolan Arenado and KHRIS DAVIS on the hitting side and trying to accomplish all of this with Aaron Judge all set to miss the entire BCS postseason like the LOW ENERGY superstar that he is. On the pitching side the Isotopes are piecing things the fuck together, lead by an absolutely rejuvenated Cole Hamels and Zack Wheeler duet. Both would make for a better story if anyone actually wanted to root for the Astoria franchise, I s’pose.

In the other corner we have the #5 Seeded Lacey Township BackdoorSliderz, looking to cap off their  FIRST FULL SEASON (second overall) with a BCS title. Which would be positively Sean/Odom-esque if not for the fact that we won it in our “taking over for shitty previous ownership” inaugural debut so never mind nothing like that at all. Lacey Township probably needed a convergence of all sorts of factors to even MAKE the Backyard Bracket (because both of the back 2 seeds kinda did this season) but once they’ve gotten here they’ve made the most of it, absolutely wiping the floor with Rojo’s Renegade Force en route to a Round 1 shutout and following that up with an impressive win over a very-good (if also very injury prone) 2 seed. Now Lacey finds themselves in their first ever BCS, lead by YOUTH on the hitting side (Acuna Jr., Soto, Bellinger, Albis, Bregman) and also lead by a slightly older man named Matt Carpenter whom is their best player (Freddie Freeman is also good).  On the pitching side it’s a really solid stable featuring more youth (Buehler, Tailon, Kopech all a fuckin’ sudden) and really really good/really really established aces (Verlander, deGrom, Greinke). As the asshole tasked with doing a lot of the reviews and the Power Rankings and all that shit I will say that the BackdoorSliderz were sort of the most across-the-board dangerous franchise in 2018, did everything pretty well on both sides of the (base)ball. They also made some super smart trades to pick off Verlander and Greinke in separate deals, and to pick off all of my team’s youthful talent both at the beginning of the season and at the deadline. I will also say that all-season consistency MEANS LITTLE in a 7-day sample. The BackdoorSliderz are playing well currently but the fact of the matter is they are going to need to continue to do so to take down the top seed.

These two teams met twice in the regular season, as all teams are wont to do, and LO AND BEHOLD the BackdoorSliderz took down the top seed twice. First with an 8-5-1 victory in Week 1 and then an even more emphatic 11-1-2 throttling in Week 10, Lacey is the only team to have swept Astoria in 2018 and that should provide a certain level of confidence heading into this BCS Battle. That being said, beating a team as good as the ‘Topes three times in a season is hard, I would imagine. And that being said that is what will need to happen here if His Dochness is to grab himself his first champeenship. And that being said I have no idea whom people should root for here, I am particularly torn as I have CRAFTED both of these franchises in somewhat significant ways.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:  ROY CANDIDATE PRODUCTION. For the BackdoorSliderz they will likely go as far as their two phenomenal NL ROY candidates can take them (Ronald Acuna Jr. / Juan Soto) but do not sleep on the Isotopes AL ROY candidate, Miguel Andujar. A big week outta him just might propel the Isotopes O to grab a few necessary hitting cats in a tough matchup with a tough 5 seed. History is on the side of the 1 seed, history is also bullshit. SO TUNE IN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2018 “Road To The BCS”: Round 2 Review/BRIEF BCS Preview

2018 BCS Media Guide

To view the Lacey BackdoorSliderz BCS Media Monday portion, click here.

To view the Astoria Isotopes BCS Media Monday portion, click here.

Astoria Isotopes

Established: 2008

Owner: Mikey T

#1 Seed

13-4-1 Regular Season Record

Isotopes Batting Leaders*

*as of Monday, 8/27/18

Runs

  1. Blackmon, 94
  2. Arenado, 83
  3. Segura, 79
  4. K. Davis, 74
  5. Judge, 70

Doubles

  1. Olson, 28
  2. Segura, 28
  3. Arenado, 27
  4. Moustakas, 27
  5. K. Davis, 24

Triples

  1. Blackmon, 6
  2. Y. Sanchez, 4
  3. Profar, 4
  4. Dickerson, 3
  5. Arenado, 2
  6. Segura, 2

Home Runs

  1. K. Davis, 39
  2. Arenado, 31
  3. Judge, 26
  4. Blackmon, 23
  5. Moustakas, 22

Runs Batted In

  1. K. Davis, 103
  2. Arenado, 90
  3. Moustakas, 74
  4. Judge, 61
  5. Segura, 57

Steals

  1. Segura, 18
  2. M. Smith, 9
  3. Blackmon, 8
  4. Y. Sanchez, 6
  5. Judge, 6

On Base Percentage

  1. Judge, .398
  2. Arenado, .394
  3. Posey, .359
  4. Profar, .347
  5. Segura, .344
  • Isotopes 2018 Hitters (players that appeared in 50+ games)
  • Isotopes 2018 Pitchers (Top 5 most IPs for SP, top 3 most IPs for RP)

    Isotopes Pitching Leaders*

    *as of Monday, 8/27

    Wins

    1. Sale, 12
    2. Keuchel, 10
    3. Hamels, 9
    4. Quintana, 7
    5. G. Gonzalez, 6

    Quality Starts

    1. Keuchel, 17
    2. Sale, 17
    3. Hamels, 12
    4. Quintana, 7
    5. 3 ties with 6

    Complete Games

    1. Hamels, 1
    2. Keuchel, 1

    Strikeouts

    1. Sale, 219
    2. Hamels, 144
    3. Keuchel, 125
    4. G. Gonzalez, 90
    5. Quintana, 84

    Holds

    1. Betances, 10
    2. Ottavino, 9
    3. Robertson, 7
    4. Jeffress, 4
    5. Romo, 4

    Saves

    1. Romo, 12
    2. Rondon, 10
    3. Strop, 6
    4. Greene, 6
    5. Parker, 5
    6. Strickland, 5

    ERA

    1. Sale, 1.97
    2. Freeland, 2.43
    3. Keuchel, 3.54
    4. G. Gonzalez, 3.76
    5. Hamels, 3.82

    How they got here

    • Defeated River City Bad Dudes 6-5-3 in Semifinals

    BCS Starters*

    *As of midnight eastern time, Monday, 8/26

    Lacey BackdoorSliderz

    Established: 2017

    Owner: Sean Dochney

    #5 Seed

    8-9-1 Regular Season Record

    BackdoorSliderz Batting Leaders*

    *as of Monday, 8/27

    Runs

    1. Bregman, 86
    2. Albies, 85
    3. Carpenter, 84
    4. Freeman, 80
    5. Polanco, 67

    Doubles

    1. Bregman, 40
    2. Freeman, 35
    3. Carpenter, 34
    4. Albies, 32
    5. Polanco, 28

    Triples

    1. Polanco, 6
    2. T. Hernandez, 5
    3. Albies, 3
    4. Freeman, 3
    5. 4 tied with 2

    Home Runs

    1. Carpenter, 33
    2. Shaw, 26
    3. Bregman, 24
    4. Acuna Jr., 21
    5. Albies, 21

    Steals

    1. Altuve, 14
    2. Albies, 12
    3. Acuna Jr., 11
    4. Bregman, 10
    5. Polanco, 9

    On Base Percentage

    1. Soto, .409
    2. Freeman, .397
    3. Turner, .396
    4. Altuve, .393
    5. Carpenter, .387
    6. Bregman, .387

    BackdoorSliderz 2018 Hitters (players that appeared in +50 games)

    BackdoorSliderz 2018 Pitchers (Top 5 most IP for SP, top 3 most IP for RP)

    BackdoorSliderz Pitching Leaders*

    *as of Monday, 8/27

    Wins

    1. Taillon, 10
    2. deGrom, 8
    3. Grienke, 8
    4. Stripling, 7
    5. Buehler, 6

    Quality Starts

    1. deGrom, 22
    2. Taillon, 15
    3. Grienke, 11
    4. Buehler, 8
    5. Stripling, 8

    Complete Games

    1. Taillon, 2
    2. deGrom, 1

    Strikeouts

    1. deGrom, 214
    2. Taillon, 139
    3. Ray, 111
    4. Buehler, 102
    5. Grienke, 88

    Holds

    1. Bradley, 29
    2. Hirano, 10
    3. Venters, 3
    4. Osuna, 2
    5. 8 tied with 1

    Saves

    1. Norris, 19
    2. Knebel, 15
    3. Barraclough, 8
    4. Neris, 6
    5. Bradley, 3

    ERA

    1. deGrom, 1.71
    2. Grienke, 2.41
    3. Buehler, 2.51
    4. Stripling, 2.87
    5. Taillon, 3.49

    How they got here

      Defeated Renegade Force 14-0-0 in Wildcard
      Defeated Warriors 10-2-2 in Semifinals

    BCS Starters*

    *As of midnight eastern time, Monday, 8/26

    BCS Quick Facts

    • This is the first #1 vs #5 matchup in BCS history.
    • The Isotopes are the 5th #1 seed to reach the BCS Finals. Previous teams have gone 4-0.
    • The BackdoorSliderz are the 4th #5 seed to reach the BCS Finals. Previous teams have gone 1-2.
    • This marks the 5th straight time a Wildcard team has made the BCS Finals, and 9th out of 11th time total.
    • BackdoorSliderz owner Sean Dochney is looking to join Sean McLaughlin & Mike Odom as the only expansion-era owners to win the BCS Title.
    • With a loss, Isotopes owner Mikey T will become sole owner of the record for most Backyard playoff losses
    • This is the 9th time in 11 instances that an owner named Mike has made the BCS Finals.
    2018 BCS Media Guide

    2019 Spring & All Star Draft Order

    Spring Draft (consists of 1 round)

    1. Morning Wood
    2. X*Rayz
    3. OGTFC
    4. X*Rayz via Bears
    5. Bad Dudes
    6. Renegade Force
    7. Banana Slugs
    8. Warriors
    9. Isotopes
    10. BackdoorSliderz

    Trades:

    • X*Rayz acquired Bears 1 (4) in Castellanos deal

    All Star Break Draft (consists of 3 rounds)

    1. Morning Wood
    2. X*Rayz
    3. OGTFC
    4. X*Rayz via Bears
    5. Bad Dudes
    6. Renegade Force
    7. Banana Slugs
    8. Warriors
    9. Isotopes
    10. BackdoorSliderz

    Trades:

    • X*Rayz receive Bad Dudes 3rd round pick for SP Jon Lester
    • X*Rayz receive Bears 1 (4) in Castellanos deal
    • Bears receive X*Rayz 3 (1) in Castellanos deal
    2019 Spring & All Star Draft Order

    Backyard Playoff History

    The BCS Finals History

    • BCS I: #1 Lobman over #6 Cliff in 2008
    • BCS II: #2 Mikey T over #5 N2P in 2009
    • BCS III: #1 Ryan over #2 Heroy in 2010
    • BCS IV: #5 Sean & Odom over #3 Ryan in 2011
    • BCS V: #4 Sean & Odom over #6 Peter Mitchell in 2012
    • BCS VI: #1 Sean & Odom over #2 Heroy in 2013
    • BCS VII: #2 Ryan over #5 Connor in 2014
    • BCS VIII: #1 Lobman over #6 Brian in 2015
    • BCS IX: #4 Heroy over #6 Lobman in 2016
    • BCS X: #3 Odom over #4 Lobman in 2017
    • BCS XI: #5 Dochney over #1 Mikey T

    Seed History

    • #1 Seed: 4-1
    • #2 Seed: 2-2
    • #3 Seed: 1-1
    • #4 Seed: 2-1
    • #5 Seed: 2-2
    • #6 Seed: 0-4

    Backyard Franchise Playoff Records

    • Most games played: Mike Lobman, 22
    • Most wins: Mike Lobman, 13
    • Most losses: Mikey T, 9
    • Most BCS Title wins: Odom & Sean, 3
    • Most consecutive BCS Title wins: Sean & Odom, 3
    • Most consecutive BCS losses: Mike Lobman, 2
    • Most BCS Title Appearances: Mike Lobman/Mike Odom*, 4
    • Most consecutive playoff seasons: Mike Lobman, 11
    • Most consecutive BCS Appearances: Sean & Odom/Mike Lobman, 3
    • Most consecutive playoff wins: Sean & Odom, 8
    • Most consecutive playoff losses: Rojo, 6
    • Longest playoff win drought: Rojo, 8 years (2010)
    • Most #1 Seeds: Mike Lobman, 4
    • Most Bye’s: Mikey T, 5
    • Most consecutive Bye’s: Heroy (twice), Mikey T (twice), Lobman, Sean & Odom, Sean, 2
    • Most consecutive #1 Seeds: Mike Lobman/Odom & Sean, 2

    The Originals

    Mike Lobman (13-9)

    Finals Appearances (2-2)

    • Defeated Cliff in 2008
    • Defeated Brian in 2015
    • Defeated by Heroy in 2016
    • Defeated by Odom in 2017

    Semifinals Appearances (4-7)

    • Defeated Ryan in 2008
    • Defeated by T in 2009
    • Defeated by Ryan in 2010
    • Defeated by Odom & Sean in 2011
    • Defeated by Odom & Sean in 2012
    • Defeated by Odom & Sean in 2013
    • Defeated by Ryan in 2014
    • Defeated Ryan in 2015
    • Defeated Odom in 2016
    • Defeated Sean in 2017
    • Defeated by Mikey T in 2018

    Wildcard Appearances (7-0)

    • Defeated Rojo in 2009
    • Defeated T in 2010
    • Defeated Rojo in 2013
    • Defeated Cliff in 2014
    • Defeated Brian in 2016
    • Defeated T in 2017
    • Defeated Brian in 2018

    Record by Opponent

    • 2-0 vs Cliff
    • 3-0 vs Brian
    • 0-1 vs Heroy
    • 1-1 vs Odom
    • 2-2 vs Ryan
    • 0-3 vs Odom & Sean
    • 2-0 vs Rojo
    • 2-2 vs T
    • 1-0 vs Sean

    Seeding History

    • #1 in 2008
    • #6 in 2009
    • #5 in 2010
    • #1 in 2011
    • #1 in 2012
    • #4 in 2013
    • #3 in 2014
    • #1 in 2015
    • #6 in 2016
    • #4 in 2017
    • #6 in 2018

    Mikey T (4-9)

    Finals Appearances (1-1)

    • Defeated N2P in 2009
    • Defeated by Dochney in 2018

    Semifinals Appearances (2-4)

    • Defeated by Cliff in 2008
    • Defeated Lobman in 2009
    • Defeated by Ryan in 2011
    • Defeated by Peter Mitchell in 2012
    • Defeated by Heroy in 2013
    • Defeated Lobman in 2018

    Wildcard Appearances (1-4)

    • Defeated by Lobman in 2010
    • Defeated Brian in 2013
    • Defeated by Connor in 2014
    • Defeated by Ryan in 2015
    • Defeated by Lobman in 2017

    Record by Opponent

    • 2-2 vs Lobman
    • 0-2 vs Ryan
    • 1-0 vs N2P
    • 0-1 vs Cliff
    • 0-1 vs Peter Mitchell
    • 0-1 vs Heroy
    • 1-0 vs Brian
    • 0-1 vs Connor
    • 0-1 vs Dochney

    Seeding History

    • #2 in 2008
    • #2 in 2009
    • #4 in 2010
    • #2 in 2011
    • #2 in 2012
    • #3 in 2013
    • #4 in 2014
    • #4 in 2015
    • #6 in 2017
    • #1 in 2018

    Ryan McLaughlin (8-4)

    Finals History (2-1)

    • Defeated Heroy in 2010
    • Defeated by Odom & Sean in 2011
    • Defeated Connor in 2014

    Semifinals History (3-3)

    • Defeated by Lobman in 2008
    • Defeated Lobman in 2010
    • Defeated T in 2011
    • Defeated Lobman in 2014
    • Defeated by Lobman in 2015
    • Defeated by Dochney in 2018

    Wildcard History (3-0)

    • Defeated Rojo in 2008
    • Defeated Cliff in 2011
    • Defeated T in 2015

    Record by Opponent

    • 1-0 vs Heroy
    • 0-1 vs Odom & Sean
    • 1-0 vs Connor
    • 2-2 vs Lobman
    • 2-0 vs T
    • 1-0 vs Rojo
    • 1-0 vs Cliff
    • 0-1 vs Dochney

    Seeding History

    • #4 in 2008
    • #1 in 2010
    • #3 in 2011
    • #2 in 2014
    • #5 in 2015
    • #2 in 2018

    Ryan “Rojo” Johnson (1-8)

    Semifinals History (0-1)

    • Defeated by Heroy in 2010

    Wildcard History (1-7)

    • Defeated by Ryan in 2008
    • Defeated by Lobman in 2009
    • Defeated Lenny in 2010
    • Defeated by Sean & Odom in 2011
    • Defeated by Peter Mitchell in 2012
    • Defeated by Lobman in 2013
    • Defeated by Heroy in 2016
    • Defeated by Dochney in 2018

    Record by Opponent

    • 0-2 vs Heroy
    • 0-1 vs Ryan
    • 0-2 vs Lobman
    • 1-0 vs Lenny
    • 0-1 vs Sean & Odom
    • 0-1 vs Peter Mitchell
    • 0-1 vs Dochney

    Seeding History

    • #5 in 2008
    • #3 in 2009
    • #3 in 2010
    • #4 in 2011
    • #3 in 2012
    • #5 in 2013
    • #5 in 2016
    • #4 in 2018

    Greg Heroy (5-5)

    Final Appearances (1-2)

    • Defeated by Ryan in 2010
    • Defeated by Sean & Odom in 2013
    • Defeated Lobman in 2016

    Semifinals Appearances (3-2)

    • Defeated by N2P in 2009
    • Defeated Rojo in 2010
    • Defeated T in 2013
    • Defeated by Brian in 2015
    • Defeated Sean in 2016

    Wildcard Appearances (1-1)

    • Defeated by Odom & Sean in 2012
    • Defeated Rojo in 2016

    Record by Opponent

    • 0-1 vs Ryan
    • 0-2 vs Sean & Odom
    • 1-0 vs Lobman
    • 2-0 vs Rojo
    • 1-0 vs T
    • 0-1 vs Brian
    • 1-0 vs Sean

    Seeding History

    • #1 in 2009
    • #2 in 2010
    • #5 in 2012
    • #2 in 2013
    • #2 in 2015
    • #4 in 2016

    The Expansion Era

    Sean McLaughlin & Mike Odom (8-1)

    Finals History (3-0)

    • Defeated Ryan in 2011
    • Defeated Peter Mitchell in 2012
    • Defeated Greg in 2013

    Semifinals History (3-1)

    • Defeated Lobman in 2011
    • Defeated Lobman in 2012
    • Defeated Lobman in 2013
    • Defeated by Connor in 2014

    Wildcard History (2-0)

    • Defeated Rojo in 2011
    • Defeated Heroy in 2012

    Record by Opponents

    • 1-0 vs Ryan
    • 1-0 vs Peter Mitchell
    • 2-0 vs Greg
    • 3-0 vs Lobman
    • 1-0 vs Rojo
    • 0-1 vs Connor

    Seeding History

    • #5 in 2011
    • #4 in 2012
    • #1 in 2013
    • #1 in 2014

    Sean McLaughlin (0-2)

    Semifinals History (0-2)

    • Defeated by Heroy in 2016
    • Defeated by Lobman in 2017

    Seeding History

    • #2 in 2016
    • #1 in 2017

    Record by Opponent

    • 0-1 vs Lobman
    • 0-1 vs Heroy

    Mike Odom (3-2)

    Finals History (1-0)

    • Defeated Lobman in 2017

    Semifinals History (1-1)

    • Defeated by Lobman in 2016
    • Defeated Brian in 2017

    Wildcard History (1-1)

    • Defeated by Brian in 2015
    • Defeated Dochney in 2017

    Records by Opponent

    • 1-1 vs Lobman
    • 1-1 vs Brian
    • 1-0 vs Dochney

    Seeding History

    • #3 in 2015
    • #1 in 2016
    • #3 in 2017

    Brian Smith (2-5)

    Finals History (0-1)

    • Defeated by Lobman in 2015

    Semifinals History (1-1)

    • Defeated Heroy in 2015
    • Defeated by Odom in 2017

    Wildcard History (1-3)

    • Defeated by T in 2013
    • Defeated Odom in 2015
    • Defeated by Lobman in 2016
    • Defeated by Lobman in 2018

    Record by Opponent

    • 0-3 vs Lobman
    • 1-0 vs Heroy
    • 1-1 vs Odom
    • 0-1 vs T

    Seeding History

    • #6 in 2013
    • #6 in 2015
    • #3 in 2016
    • #2 in 2017
    • #3 in 2018

    Sean Dochney (3-1)

    Finals Record (1-0)

    • Defeated Mikey T in 2018
  • Semifinals Record (1-0)
    • Defeated Ryan in 2018

    Wildcard Record (1-1)

    • Defeated by Odom in 2017
    • Defeated Rojo in 2018

    Record by Opponent

    • 1-0 vs Rojo
    • 0-1 vs Odom
    • 1-0 vs Ryan
    • 1-0 vs Mikey T

    Seeding History

    • #6 in 2017
    • #5 in 2018

    Shane McCann (0-0)

    No Playoff Appearances

    Defunct Franchises

    Cliff Bajor (2-3)

    Finals Appearances (0-1)

    • Defeated by Lobman in 2008

    Semifinals Appearances (1-0)

    • Defeated T in 2008

    Wildcard Appearances (1-2)

    • Defeated Figs in 2008
    • Defeated by Ryan in 2011
    • Defeated by Lobman in 2014

    Record by Opponent

    • 0-2 vs Lobman
    • 1-0 vs T
    • 1-0 vs Figs
    • 0-1 vs Ryan

    Seeding History

    • #6 in 2008
    • #6 in 2011
    • #6 in 2014

    Robert Connor (2-1)

    Finals History (0-1)

    • Defeated by Ryan in 2014

    Semifinals History (1-0)

    • Defeated Odom & Sean in 2014

    Wildcard History (1-0)

    • Defeated Mikey T in 2014

    Record by Opponents

    • 1-0 vs Odom & Sean
    • 1-0 vs Mikey T
    • 0-1 vs Ryan

    Seeding History

    • #5 in 2014

    Peter Mitchell (2-2)

    Finals History (0-1)

    • Defeated by Odom & Sean in 2012

    Semifinals History (1-0)

    • Defeated Mikey T in 2012

    Wildcard History (1-1)

    • Defeated by N2P in 2009
    • Defeated Rojo in 2012

    Record by Opponent

    • 1-0 vs Mikey T
    • 1-0 vs Rojo
    • 0-1 vs Odom & Sean

    Seeding History

    • #4 in 2009
    • #6 in 2012

    Lenny T (0-1)

    Wildcard Appearances

    • Defeated by Rojo in 2010

    Seeding History

    • #6 in 2010

    Michael “Figs” Belfiglio (0-1)

    Wildcard Appearances

    • Defeated by Cliff in 2008

    Seeding History

    • #3 in 2008
    Backyard Playoff History

    2018 Backyard Bracket/”Road To The BCS” Round 1 Review/Round 2 Preview

     

     

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    Editor’s Note:  A REAL TREAT FOR BLOG FANS, as you do not have to read yours truly for this round. It only feels right that Doch would be rewarded for his HISTORIC 14-0 annihilation of a Round 1 opponent that shall remain nameless for at least another couple of lines, so I am giving him the highest honor I can bestow:  the opportunity to write up a review that properly encapsulates the ass whoopin. Take it away Mr. Dochtober…..

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Round 1 in Review: #Dochtake Edition

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Bad Dudes Salt the Slugs 7-6-1 to eliminate the greatest team that has ever lost in the first round in Backyard history (#Slugfacts)

     

    MVP

    Tough call because of solid performances all around for the Bad Dudes on an offense that saw big numbers this week, including them tying the doubles record in a single week with 31.  This is the very first week I have the honor to choose an MVP, the pressure is on, do I give it to Stanton (.452 OBP, 4 2Bs, 2 HRs, 6 Runs, 4 RBIs, 1 SB)?  Do I give it to Abreu (.444 OBP, 2 2Bs, 2 HRs, 4 Runs, 9 RBIs)?  Or will I give it to Bryce Harper (.379 OBP, 3 2Bs, 2 HRs, 4 Runs, 8 RBIs)?  All well deserving individuals for the honor, hell, even Odor (9 RBIs), Chapman (5 2Bs, 5 Runs) and Treinen (3 IP, 7 Ks, 1 W, 2 Saves) deserve some recognition.

     

    After putting a lot of thought into this, we are going to give MVP honors to the New York Mets this week.  They played spoiler a few times for the Slugs during the week, including the Sunday night showdown against Pivetta and Phillies.  They also beat the Yankees on Monday, knocking Slug ace Luis Severino out after 4 innings in which he gave up 4 earned.  Just 1 victory against the lowly Mets would have been enough to get the Slugs into the second round.  But the Mets burned the Slugs GM for turning his back on them as a fan.

     

    LVP

    Slugs GM Brian Smith

     

    Did Brian overmanage his team in the playoffs?  It is going to be a question he will have to live with years from now.  What could have been?  It was proclaimed early in the year that this was his year, his team was the best, and overall, he is smarter and a better person than everyone else in league (he may not have said that last piece but he probably thinks it).  He did leave Gomber, a guy he traded for at the deadline, on his bench out of fear.  What did Gomber do from the bench you ask?  Oh well he just went out there and pitched great against the Nationals (6 IP, 0 earned, 6 Ks, 1 QS, 1 W).  If you recall from the above paragraph, Brian needed just 1 more win to get himself into the second round.  That one win was sitting on his bench the entire time right in front of him.  It was like that nerdy girl in high school that you did not realize was actually very beautiful once she takes off her glasses and lets her hair down.  That girl went on to blossom into a beautiful strong young woman.  She was right there in front of you the entire time and you never noticed Brian.

     

    In all reality, it probably would have been Roark or Bucholz not getting a stream start if Gomber was in the lineup Wednesday for the slugs.  They each picked up quality starts and W’s as well.  But that is not as dramatic for the sake of the blog.  So, Brian, you blew it, LVP of the week.  You sir, are your own worst enemy.  Cue the guitar rift from My Own Worst Enemy by the classic 90s one hit wonder band, Lit.  (for the record I owned 2 Lit CDs in my youth, I was 10)

     

     

    RCBD Hitter of Note

    Jose Abreu (.444 OBP, 2 2Bs, 2 HRs, 4 R, 9 RBI)

    A lot of guys had good weeks for the Bad Dudes offense, special shout out to my boy Jed Lowrie who had 6 RBIs on 13 at bats.  Abreu just seemed like the right pick here.  Most RBIs on the Bad Dudes, who put up 66 RBIs this week.

     

    RCBD Pitcher of Note

    Dakota Hudson (2 IP, 0.00 ERA 2 Ks, 1 W, 2 H)

    Nobody really stood out on the Bad Dudes staff.  Sure, Jake Arrieta had a good game, and Lobman’s boy Treinen had a few saves and a win.  But when it came down to it, the Slugs could not manage a hold, and fell 1-win shy of winning the matchup this week.  SP eligible high minors reliever going out there and making a difference in what became 2 important categories this week.  Hudson’s 2 holds were the only 2 of the matchup and the 1 win was absolutely a difference maker.

     

     

    BBS Hitter of Note

    Whit Merrifield (.500 OBP, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 R, 6 RBIs, 2 SB)

    I was uninspired by the Slugs hitters this week, so we will give this honor to Whit Merrifield because whatever why not.  This could have easily gone to Trevor Story (.423 OBP, 1 2B, 2 HRs, 6 R, 3 RBIs, 2 SB), but I was uninspired by his 3 RBIs.  Good job Whit, see you back in a backyard lineup next season.

     

    BBS Pitcher of Note

    Max Scherzer (6 IP, 7 Ks, 1 QS, 1 W)

    Usual Max Scherzer line there.  1 start week for Max, and he did his job.  The same cannot be said for Luis Severino and Nick Pivetta.  They each had a 2-start week and all they had to do was beat that small market team in New York just once between the both of them.  But the Mets’ offense decided to show up this week and ruin what was supposed to be Brian’s year.

     

     

    Matchup Notes

     

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    Lobman is turning into the Buffalo Bills of the Backyard.  He wiggled his way into the Backyard playoffs with the 6th seed and we may all pay for it.  Lobman’s offense is starting to click at the absolute best time for the Bad Dudes.  The Bad Dudes outslugged the Slugs and won the offensive categories 5-1-1.  Perhaps having a better offense is more important when it comes to playoff time in the Backyard.  The aces on the Slugs only had 1 night in some cases to influence the matchup and it proved to not be enough.

     

    On the other hand, I thought Brian had the best team ever, what happened?  This is at least what we were all lead to believe by the Slugs leader himself for most of the regular season.  There must be some sort of conspiracy to why the best team ever lost in the first round of the Backyard Playoffs.  How can a team that is so good possibly lose in the first round?  Was it because of aliens?  Is the Illuminati to blame?  Is the entire world out to get Brian?  Is this all a dream and Brian really won, but I am writing a fake blog post from a dream coma?  Brian removed himself from the chat so we perhaps may never know!  With Alex Jones out of work, one might think the Backyard should consider employing him to get to the bottom of this conspiracy.  We must find out why the government turned the frogs gay!  And perhaps they did the same to the slugs, it just went unnoticed until now.  Were the frogs being gay just a false flag to bring down the Barnegat Banana Slugs!?  Maybe the Curse of Charlie Morton was real after all!  One must now think; will the curse carry over to 2019 for the Slugs?

     

    The once fearless Slugs leader, who was not afraid to announce this as his banner season as early as week 6, turned into a shell of himself.  One could smell the fear the Slugs started to have towards the Bad Dudes by mid-week when Muncy and Schoop were both waived in a desperate attempt to beat the Bad Dudes.  I would like to point out that Muncy was part of the same trade that brought Gomber over, who Brian benched.  Was it mentioned yet that the Gomber win on the bench would’ve been a difference maker in this matchup?

     

    Lobman will go on to face the number 1 seeded Isotopes in the battle of the Mikes.

     

    Brian will hopefully end his radio silence on Backyard Live to take his lumps for the cockiness he had in the beginning of the season, or at least give us a rant on why he was screwed over, or why we should have more DL spots, or we shouldn’t police our minors so no one risks losing anyone.  But hey at least he still has Vlad Jr….. unless the Curse of Charlie Morton gets to him next.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    MVP

    Ronald Acuna Jr.  (.559 OBP, 2 2Bs, 4 HRs, 11 R, 9 RBIs, 3 SB)

    Acuna Matada Mother Fuckers!  This 20-year-old prodigy broke out in a big way over the last few weeks.  He really started the week off hot Monday and Tuesday, contributing to Rojo getting buried early on according to some in Backyard Live (looking at Odom).  Whether you believed he was buried that early on or not, Rojo had an uphill battle this week after only the first 2 days of the playoffs.   Acuna had 4 HRs and 7 R, and all 9 of his RBIs by the end of Tuesday night alone.  What kind of week could this kid have had if Jose Urena didn’t act like a coward and throw at Acuna’s elbow, knocking the young man out of the game Wednesday and cooling him off slightly in the process.  Fuck Jose Urena!

     

    LVP

    Rojo

    Rojo mismanaged his team early on in the week if you ask me.  For a team that is built on flexibility and the “line changes” he does daily, there is no reason that he should be with empty spots in his lineup.  On quite a few occasions this week he was starting a guy in his lineup that was not in his real-life team’s lineup for that day.  I am not talking about just on light days when there aren’t a lot of games, but on days where every team is playing, he would have guys in his lineup that were riding pine.  I actually counted up the amount of times he started a guy that was not starting in his team’s actual lineup, Rojo did this 16 times throughout the week.  He did this 3 days in a row with Joc Pederson alone.  This is not a good job on a team that is seemingly built on flexibility.  Maybe he was too busy worrying about what relievers to stream instead of making sure he had a complete lineup for the day, and this is a bad job my friend.  I believe there is some sort of playoff winless streak going on here, so better luck next year.

     

     

    LTBS Hitter of Note

    Justin Turner (.567 OBP, 3 2Bs, 3 HRs, 8 Runs, 7 RBIs, 1 SB)

    This ginger proved you don’t need a soul to hit.  Good job brother, keep up the good work.

     

    LTBS Pitcher of Note

    Jacob deGrom (15.2 IP, 2 ER, 1.15 ERA, 21 Ks, 2 QS, 2 W, 1 CG)

    This guy is awesome.  Degrominant in the 2-start week.  He finally received some run support in those 2 starts and that equals 2 victories for deGrom, including a CG.  One of the best pitchers in baseball right here, and deserves some serious recognition for the Cy Young Award.

     

     

    RRF Hitter of Note

    Paul Goldschmidt (.607 OBP, 1 2B, 2 HRs, 5 R, 7 RBIs, 1 SB)

    Goldy is pretty good by the way, in case someone wasn’t aware out there.  He was constantly on base this week, but ultimately it did not matter for a Renegades team that failed to win a single category.

     

    RRF Pitcher of Note 

    Corey Kluber (7 IP, 1 ER, 1.29 ERA, 7 Ks, 1 QS, 1 W)

    Klubot is good, I’m sure other Sean has written extensively about him in the past so you’re going to have to keep scrolling to see more info on Kluber.

     

     

    Matchup Notes

    Well for one I was very fortunate during double headers this week.  Was also very fortunate that Rojo was not attentive enough to his lineup, which was the storyline to this matchup.  16 TIMES THIS WEEK HE HAD A PLAYER IN HIS LINEUP THAT WAS NOT IN HIS REAL-LIFE LINEUP!  It is going to be difficult to win no matter who you are when that is happening.  You’re missing out on potentially 50 at bats just by not checking lineups.  The Backdoor Sliderz had 44 more at bats than the Renegades this week, and the Sliderz did not roster a catcher for a single day during the week.  Rojo, who has made 450 moves this season, needed to make more moves to just ensure he is running a full lineup nightly.  Joc Pederson was benched 3 days in a row but Rojo ran him out his lineup for all 3 of those days.  I also question if Hosmer is rosterable as well.  But I digress and will manage my own team, which is moving on to round 2 for the first time in franchise history.

    The BabySliderz jumped out to a real hot start this week and never looked back.  They will now look ahead to the number 2 seed Garden State Warriors led by R Mac.  Also of note, this is the 4th week in a row that Dochney will be facing a Ryan.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Round 2 Preview

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Astoria Isotopes (1 Seed) Vs. River City Bad Dudes (6 Seed)

    The Topes took over the number 1 seed by beating the Slugs in the final week of the season.  The Topes are led by some star power, but 2 of their biggest stars are currently on the DL.  Being without Judge and Sale are both a big blow for the Topes.

    The Bad Dudes on the other hand have been red hot over the last month, and they have some big names on the offensive side of the ball themselves.  They looked like an absolute offensive monster in round 1 of the playoffs.  The Topes may have some big names, but are they enough to hold off the scorching Bad Dudes without the Pride of the Topes (Judge)?

    The season series was split between these 2.  The Bad Dudes won in Week 16 (6-5-3), while the Topes won in Week 7 (7-6-1)

    PreDOCHtion: Bad Dudes take down the Topes to advance to yet another BCS Finals.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Garden State Warriors (2 Seed) host the Lacey Township Backdoor Sliderz (5 Seed)

    Week 18 rematch for our other Backyard Round 2 playoff matchup.  R Mac could have secured the 1 seed and eliminated the Baby Sliderz from the playoffs with a Week 18 win, but was unable to do so and now Dochney will be looking to make the Warriors pay for letting him in the playoffs.

    The Warriors perhaps have the best team in the league.  Dominate pitching staff when healthy and have very exciting young talent in Lindor, Correa, Gleyber, Baez, and Benintendi.  But this team is not the healthiest at this point in the season.  Darvish, Strasburg, Paxton, and Doolittle all sit on the DL for the Warriors, while the Sliderz are looking relatively healthy (KNOCK ON WOOD).  Strasburg may be back Wednesday for a start, but it is very likely R Mac will not have the other 3 for the remainder of the playoffs.

    The Sliderz will lean on their youth to get them into the Backyard finals.  Hoping Acuna and Carpenter are not feeling any effects from being hit by pitches in scary spots last week.  There is also a highly anticipated Backyard debut for Michael Kopech, who will have a 2-start week to get his feet wet in the Backyard.

    Season Series was split between these 2.  Warriors won the Week 9 matchup (9-4-1).  Sliderz won Week 18 (8-5-1).

    PreDOCHtion: Backdoor Sliderz win because I am being biased.  No hard evidence to support the predochtion, screw you all!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THE FIELD OF FOUR AND FOLLOWING THAT WE WILL BE AT A FIELD OF TWO AND WHOEVER WINS THAT ONE WILL BE OUR 20178 CHAMPION AND AT LEAST IT ISN’T THE TROUT FISHING CLUB BARNEGAT BANANA SLUGS AMIRITE? NOW IF YOU WILL EXCUSE ME I HAVE A MATCHUP TO TURN AROUND OR POSSIBLY NOT TURN AROUND LIFE TO LIVE… HOPING TO SEE SOME MORE PEP IN THE TEAM’S STEP GOING FORWARD IN 2019 THOUGH GOTTA BE HONEST. BYBR2 TUNE IN……………….

     

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    2018 Backyard Bracket/”Road To The BCS” Round 1 Review/Round 2 Preview

    Backyard Draft History

    This draft history begins with the 2017 Spring draft, the inaugural selection process following the move to the dynasty format and addition of rights players.

    Backyard Rights Draft Records, Feats, and Notes

    • Highest drafted positional player (Spring): 1st, Mickey Moniak, 2017
    • Highest drafted positional player (ASB): 2nd, Luis Robert, 2017
    • Highest drafted pitcher (Spring): 1st, Forrest Whitley, 2018
    • Highest drafted pitcher (ASB): 1st, Hunter Greene, 2017. Casey Mize, 2018
    • Youngest player drafted (Spring): 16 years, Wander Franco, 2017
    • Youngest player drafted (ASB): 17 years, Hunter Greene, 2017
    • Youngest 1st Rounder drafted (Spring): 17 years, Kevin Maitan, #7 overall, 2017
    • Youngest 1st Rounder drafted (ASB): 17 years, Hunter Greene, #1st overall, 2017
    • Highest Drafted Catcher: 4th, Joey Bart, ASB 2018
    • Highest Drafted 1B: 5th, Brendan McKay, ASB, 2017
    • Highest Drafted 2B: 5th, Nick Madrigal, ASB, 2018
    • Highest Drafted SS: 7th, Kevin Maitan, Spring, 2017 & Fernando Tatis Jr., ASB, 2017
    • Highest Drafted 3B: 3rd, Nick Senzel, Spring, 2017
    • Highest Drafted OF: 1st, Mickey Moniak, Spring, 2017
    • Highest Drafted SP: 1st, Greene, Whitley, Mize
    • Highest Drafted RP: 8th, Yoshi Hirano, Spring, 2018
    • Most Positional Players taken in Round 1: 7, ASB, 2018
    • Most Pitchers taken in Round 1: 6, Spring, 2018

    2017 Spring Draft

    1. Morning Wood: Mickey Moniak, OF

    2. Pine Lake Punchouts: Jason Groome, SP

    3. FR 3 Eyed Fish: Nick Senzel, 3B

    4. Isotopes: Javy Baez, IF

    5. Bad Dudes: Joe Kelly, SP/RP

    6. Rojos’s Resurgence: Kyle Tucker, OF

    7. OGTFC: Kevin Maitan, SS

    8. Banana Slugs: Kyle Lewis, OF

    9. Moonz: Mitch Keller, SP

    10. OGTFC: Sean Manaea, SP

    Round 2

    1. Morning Wood: Matt Manning, SP

    2. Pine Lake Punchouts: Alex Verdugo, OF

    3. FR 3 Eyed Fish: Ian Anderson, SP

    4. Isotopes: Eric Fedde, SP

    5. Bad Dudes: A.J. Puk, SP

    6. Rojo’s Resurgence: Corey Ray, OF

    7. OGTFC: Kyle Barraclough, RP

    8. Banana Slugs: Zack Collins, C

    9. Moonz: Grant Dayton, RP

    10. X-Rayz: Eric Thames, OF

    Round 3

    1. Morning Wood: Braxton Garrett, SP

    2. Pine Lake Punchouts: Blake Rutherford, OF

    3. FR 3 Eyed Fish: Sean Reid-Foley, SP

    4. Isotopes: Mike Napoli, DH

    5. Bad Dudes: Lazarito Armenteros, OF

    6. Rojo’s Resurgence: Tom Murphy, C

    7. OGTFC: Cal Quantrill, SP

    8. Banana Slugs: Ryan Buchter, RP

    9. Moonz: A.J. Minter, SP

    10. X-Rayz: Delvin Perez, SS

    2017 All Star Break Rights Draft

    1. BackdoorSliderz: Hunter Greene, SP

    2. Morning Wood: Luis Robert, OF

    3. BackdoorSliderz: Juan Soto, OF

    4. X-Rayz: Walker Buehler, SP

    5. Punchouts: Brendan McKay, 1B

    6. Renegades: Shohei Ohtani, P/DH

    7. BackdoorSliderz: Fernando Tatis Jr., SS

    8. Banana Slugs: Bo Bichette, SS

    9. Moonz: Mackenzie Gore, SP

    10. X-Rayz: Royce Lewis, SS

    Round 2

    1. Morning Wood: Kyle Wright, SP

    2. Punchouts: Shane Baz, SP

    3. Bad Dudes: Adrian Morejon, SP

    4. Isotopes: Harrison Bader, OF

    5. Bad Dudes: Wander Franco, SS

    6. Renegades: Shintaro Fujinami, SP

    7. OGTFC: Corbin Burnes, P

    8. Banana Slugs: Taylor Trammel, OF

    9. Moonz: Luis Urias, 2B

    Round 3

    1. Punchouts: Tim Tebow, OF

    2. Bad Dudes: Jo Adell, OF

    3. Isotopes: Justin Dunn, SP

    4. Renegades: Nick Pratto, 1B

    5. Banana Slugs: Estevan Florial, OF

    2018 Spring Draft

    1. Warriors: Forrest Whitley, SP

    2. X*Rayz: Jesus Sanchez, OF

    3. Warriors: Heliot Ramos, OF

    4. OGTFC: Jon Duplantier, SP

    5. OGTFC: Alec Hansen, SP

    6. BackdoorSliderz: Keston Hiura, 2B

    7. Banana Slugs: Brandon Marsh, OF

    8. BackdoorSliderz: Yoshi Hirano, RP

    9. Isotopes: Michael Baez, SP

    10. Moonz: Chance Adams, SP

    Round 2

    1. Morning Wood: Keibert Ruiz, C

    2. Warriors: Ryan Mountcastle, SS

    3. Renegades: Pavin Smith, 1B

    4. Bad Dudes: Juan Pablo Martinez, OF

    5. BackdoorSliderz: Mike Zunino, C

    6. Isotopes: Albert Abreu, SP

    7. Bad Dudes: Kaz Makita, RP

    8. Moonz: Carter Kieboom, SS

    9. Bad Dudes: Abdert Azolay, SP

    10. X*Rayz: Kevin Merrell, UTIL

    Round 3

    1. Morning White: Evan White, 1B

    2. Renegades: Pass

    3. OGTFC: Brent Rooker, 1B

    4. BackdoorSliderz: Corey Dickerson, OF

    5. Isotopes: Tyler Mahle, SP

    6. Banana Slugs: Alex Kiriloff, OF

    7. Moonz: Jhailyn Ortiz, OF

    8. Bad Dudes: Blake Treinen, RP

    9. X*Rayz: J.P. Crawford, 3B

    2018 All Star Break Draft

    1. BackdoorSliderz: Casey Mize, SP

    2. X*Rayz: Yusei Kukechi, SP

    3. Renegades: Jesus Luzardo, SP

    4. OGTFC: Joey Bart, C

    5. Morning Wood: Nick Madrigal, IF

    6. Bad Dudes: Victor Victor Mesa, OF

    7. Banana Slugs: Alec Bohm, 3B

    8. Morning Wood: Jonathan India, IF

    9. X*Rayz: Cavan Biggio, 2B

    10. Warriors: Christian Pache, OF

    Round 2

    1. Bad Dudes: Yordan Alvarez, OF

    2. Warriors: Akil Badoo, OF

    3. Isotopes: Brady Singer, SP

    4. Isotopes: Matthew Liberatore, SP

    5. Bears: Nolan Gorman, 3B

    6. Isotopes: Logan Gilbert, SP

    7. Bears: Shane McCallahan, SP

    History by franchise

    Spring Draft History

    2017

    1 (1): Mickey Moniak, OF

    2 (1): Matt Manning, SP

    3 (1): Braxton Garrett, SP

    2018

    2 (1): Keibert Ruiz, C

    3 (1): Evan White, 1B

    All Star Break Draft History

    2017

    1 (2): Luis Robert, OF

    2 (1): Kyle Wright, SP

    2018

    1 (5): Nick Madrigal, IF

    1 (8): Jonathan India, IF

    Spring Draft History

    2017

    1 (2): Jason Groome, SP

    2 (2): Alex Verdugo, OF

    3 (2): Blake Rutherford, OF

    2018

    1 (1): Forrest Whitley, SP

    1 (3): Heliot Ramos, OF

    2 (2): Ryan Mountcastle, SS

    All Star Draft History

    2017

    1 (5): Brendan McKay, 1B

    2 (2): Shane Baz, SP

    3 (1): Tim Tebow, OF

    2018

    1 (10): Christian Pache, OF

    2 (2): Akil Badoo, OF

    Spring Draft History

    2017 (Picks made by Connor)

    1 (3): Nick Senzel, 3B

    2 (3): Ian Anderson, SP

    3 (3): Sean Reid-Foley, SP

    2018

    1 (6): Keston Hiura, 2B

    1 (8): Yoshi Hirano, RP

    2 (5): Mike Zunino, C

    3 (4): Corey Dickerson, OF

    All Star Draft History

    2017

    1 (1): Hunter Greene, SP

    1 (3): Juan Soto, OF

    1 (7): Fernando Tatis Jr., SS

    2018

    1 (1): Casey Mize, SP

    Spring Draft History

    2017

    1 (4): Javy Baez, IF

    2 (4): Eric Fedde, SP

    3 (4): Mike Napoli, DH

    2018

    1 (9): Michael Baez, SP

    2 (6): Albert Abreu, SP

    3 (5): Tyler Mahle, SP

    All Star Draft History

    2017

    2 (4): Harrison Bader, OF

    3 (3): Justin Dunn, SP

    2018

    2 (3): Brady Singer, SP

    2 (4): Matthew Liberatore, SP

    3 (6): Logan Gilbert, SP

    Spring Draft History

    2017

    1 (5): Joe Kelly, SP/RP

    2 (5): A.J. Puk, SP

    3 (5): Lazarito Armenteros, OF

    2018

    2 (4): Juan Pablo Martinez, OF

    2 (7): Kaz Makita, RP

    2 (9): Adbert Azolay, SP

    3 (8): Blake Treinen, RP

    All Star Draft History

    2017

    2 (3): Adrian Morejon, SP

    2 (5): Wander Franco, SS

    3 (2): Jo Adell, OF

    2018

    1 (6): Victor Victor Mesa, OF

    2 (1): Yordan Alvarez, OF

    Spring Draft History

    2017

    1 (6): Kyle Tucker, OF

    2 (6): Corey Ray, OF

    3 (6): Tom Murphy, C

    2018

    2 (3): Pavin Smith, 1B

    All Star Draft History

    2017

    1 (6): Shohei Ohtani, SP/DH

    2 (6): Shintaro Fujinami, SP

    3 (4): Nick Pratto, 1B

    2018

    1 (3): Jesus Luzardo, SP

    Spring Draft History

    2017

    1 (7): Kevin Maitan, SS

    2 (7): Kyle Barraclough, RP

    3 (7): Cal Quantrill, SP

    2018

    1 (4): Jon Duplantier, SP

    1 (5): Alec Hansen, SP

    3 (3): Brent Rooker, 1B

    All Star Draft History

    2017

    2 (7): Corbin Burnes, P

    2018

    1 (4): Joey Bart, C

    Spring Draft History

    2017

    1 (8): Kyle Lewis, OF

    2 (8): Zack Collins, C

    3 (8): Ryan Buchter, RP

    2018

    1 (7): Brandon Marsh, OF

    3 (6): Alex Kiriloff, OF

    All Star Draft History

    2017

    1 (8): Bo Bichette, SS

    2 (8): Taylor Trammel, OF

    3 (5): Estevan Florial, OF

    2018

    1 (7): Alec Bohm, 3B

    Spring Draft History

    2017

    1 (9): Mitch Keller, SP

    2 (9): Grant Dayton, RP

    3 (9): A.J. Minter, RP

    2018

    1 (10): Chance Adams, SP

    2 (8): Carter Kieboom, SS

    3 (7): Jhailyn Ortiz, OF

    All Star Draft History

    2017

    1 (9): MacKenzie Gore, SP

    2 (9): Luis Urias, 2B

    2018

    2 (5): Nolan Gorman, 3B

    2 (7): Shane McCallahan, SP

    Spring Draft History

    2017

    2 (10): Eric Thames, OF

    3 (10): Delvin Perez, SS

    2018

    1 (2): Jesus Sanchez, OF

    2 (10): Kevin Merrell, UTIL

    3 (9): J.P. Crawford, SS

    All Star Draft History

    2017

    1 (4): Walker Buehler, SP

    1 (10): Royce Lewis, SS

    2018

    1 (2): Yusei Kekuchi, SP

    1 (9): Cavan Biggio, 2B

    Backyard Draft History

    THE 2018 JROLL AWARD

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    THE 2018 JROLL AWARD

     

     

    FIRST SOME FLUFF…..

     

     

    TOTAL JROLLS IN 2018 BACKYARD REGULAR SEASON:  THIRTY TWO (19 in 2017)  

     

    JROLLS BY TEAM:

     

    Lacey Township BackdoorSliderz:  9 (Ozzie Albies x3Gregory Polanco x3Freddie Freeman, Jose Altuve, Carlos Gonzalesfor some reason)

    OceanGate Trout Fishing Club:  6  (Mookie Betts x3, Trea Turner x2, Mike Trout)

    River City Bad Dudes:  5 (AJ Pollockx2, Wilson Contreras, Manny Machado, Andrew McCutchen)

    Garden State Warriors:  4 (Andrew Benintendi, Austin Meadows, Christian Yelich, Yoan Moncada)

    Astoria Isotopes:  3 (Jean SeguraYolmer Sanchez, DUSTIN FOWLER)

    Point Loma X-Rayz:  2 (Jose Ramirez x2)

    Barnegat Banana Slugs:  1  (Trevor Story)

    Bell Road Bears:  1  (Ian Desmond)

    Q-Tip City Morning Wood:  1  (Starling Marte)

     

     

     

    PRETTIEST JROLL OF THE SEASON:

     

    Wilson Contreras (Bad Dudes), Week 6:  3 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 3 HRs, 1 SB AND ALSO IS A CATCHER

     

     

    UGLIEST JROLL OF THE SEASON:

     

    Whatever Dustin Fowler did ‘cuz it was Dustin Fowler (Week 7)

     

     

     

     

    AND NOW, YOUR 2018 JROLL AWARD WINNER…….

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    YEA UNFORTUNATELY IT IS MOOKIE BETTS. The Sawks hater in me hopes this curses him for 2019 because last year’s JROLLwinner, Charlie Blackmon, did not have a SINGLE JROLL in 2018. But yes came down to Betts vs. Albies vs. Polanco and uh see chart below:

     

    COMBINED 2Bs/3Bs/HRs/SBs

    Mookie Betts:  89

    Ozzie Albies:  69 (nice.)

    Gregory Polanco:  57

     

    Makes it pretty clear sadly, so CONGRATS TO MOOKIE BETTS. Now if only management could get you into the Backyard Bracket more. If. Only.

     

     

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    THE 2018 JROLL AWARD