The 2017 Backyard Championship League Fantasy Regular Season (One of these days I will hammer down a formal name for this league) BROUGHT US MANY THINGS. But perhaps the most valuable of those things is the JROLL, inspired by Jimmy Rollins’ 2007 season and handed out to players that are able to collect a DOUBLE, TRIPLE, HOME RUN, AND STOLEN BASE all in a single week. So naturally a 2017 JROLL AWARD should be awarded to the guy who did the best job of racking up JROLLS. What follows will be that award as well as a team-by-team breakdown of JROLLS for this season. BUT FIRST LET US POST (AND POSSIBLY CRITIQUE) THE RESULTS OF THE AWARDS VOTED ON BY ALL OF OUR OWNERS. In order to highlight why you don’t get to vote on the JROLL AWARD……..
2017 AL Live Wire: Zack Cozart, Renegade Force
My vote: Luis Severino, Banana Slugs
Why you got it wrong: Sevvy Sev has just been fairly fucking dominant all year, and what’s Cozart done he’s missed like 40 games is what he’s done.
2017 NL Live Wire: Michael Conforto, BackdoorSliderz
My vote: Michael Conforto, BackdoorSliderz
you we got it wrong: I dunno still might have been Smoak here though, Conforto’s numbers barely best Steven Souza Jr. and he is the guy I had to leave out in place of Smoak so SCIENCE.
2017 AL Rookie of the Year: Jacob Faria, Morning Wood
My vote: Jacob Faria, Morning Wood
2017 NL Rookie of the Year: Aaron Judge, Isotopes
My vote: Cody Bellinger, Isotopes
Why you got it wrong: Judge already had like 84 ABs in 2016 and I believe this award should reward the most High Minors production most of the time and Bellinger CERTAINLY did more with his first 84 ABs, and by extension his first 130 ABs overall. Both are good though we get it T.
2017 AL Mariano Rivera Reliever of the Year: Greg Holland, Isotopes
My vote: Greg Holland, Isotopes which I tried to change to Chris Devenski, X-Rayz after I reallllly thought about it.
you we got it wrong: SP ELIGIBLE RELIEVER STATS ARE LIFE.
2017 NL Mariano Rivera Reliever of the Year: Craig Kimbrel, Bad Dudes
My vote: Kenley Jansen, MooniniteZ.
Why you got it wrong: Kenley had more Ws allowed one less ER, and EVEN THREW IN A HOLD. Just had a few less Ks. And he is the best reliever in baseball and shame on you all.
2017 AL Dy Young (in honor of Jose Fernandez I am sure this name will be cleaned up next season): Chris Sale, Titans
My vote: Chris Sale, Titans but I mean shit poor Klubez should have grabbed a vote
2017 NL Dy Young: Zack Greinke, Morning Wood
My vote: Ervin Santana, Bad Dudes.
Why you got it wrong: COMPLETE GAMES ARE ALSO LIFE.
2017 AL MVP: Charlie Blackmon, Isotopes
My vote: Charlie Blackmon, Isotopes
2017 NL MVP: Nolan Arenado, MooniniteZ
My vote: Nolan Arenado, MooniniteZ
SO A BIT OF A MIXED BAG overall but clearly you can see you cannot be trusted with something as sacred as a JROLL award. So let us get to that…..
THE 2017 JROLL AWARD
FIRST SOME FLUFF…..
TOTAL JROLLS IN 2017 BACKYARD REGULAR SEASON: NINETEEN
Broken down as follows: 2 Wk1, 3 Wk5, 2 Wk6, 3 Wk8, 2 Wk11, 1 Wks12-15, 1 Wk17, 2 Wk18
JROLLS BY TEAM:
Astoria Isotopes: 4 (Charlie Blackmon x2, Cody Bellinger, Odubel Herrera)
Lacey Township BackdoorSliderz: 3 (Alex Bregman x2, Freddie Freeman [under previous ownership])
Point Loma X-Rayz: 2 (Billy Hamilton, Jose Ramirez)
Rojo’s Renegade Force: 2 (Paul Goldschmidt, Chris Taylor)
Bellcrest Park MooniniteZ: 2 (Nolan Arenado, Keon Broxton)
River City Bad Dudes: 2 (Rougned Odor, Xander Bogaerts)
Toms River Titans: 1 (Javier Baez)
Barnegat Banana Slugs: 1 (Tommy Pham)
OceanGate Trout Fishing Club: 1 (Brian Dozier)
Q-Tip City Morning Wood: 1 (Brandon Belt)
PRETTIEST JROLL OF THE SEASON:
Billy Hamilton (X-Rayz), Week 5: 2 2Bs, 3 3Bs, 1 HR, 9 SBs
AND NOW, YOUR 2017 JROLL AWARD WINNER…….
CHUCK NAZTY SLIDING IN TO TAKE THE INAUGURAL CROWN. I guess this might have been fairly obvious to anyone that’s perused the season stats but LET THE RECORD SHOW I was really just planning on giving this award to whoever racked up the most JROLLS. With Blackmon and Alex Bregman tied at 2 (and me not believing in giving out ties for this most sacred of awards) we had to jump to the overall season stats, and at that point it becomes clear this award in this year should belong to Mr. Nazty. The guy has 5 more triples than anyone else in baseball and those are the reallll stickler stat for most potential JROLLERS. CONGRATULATIONS TO CHARLIE BLACKMON FOR THIS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD.