2019 Week One Review: “Ughhh These Fucking Things Again” Edition

 

 

 

 

TWENTY-NINETEEEEEEEEN. On the positive side of things we are perhaps a mere twenty-something weeks from @Doch no longer being champion. That’s positive. On the unfortunate side of things I will need to crank out yanno AT LEAST one of these before tossing in the towel, and WordPress has this really annoying new format that I don’t feel like figuring out right now, and so on and so forth. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN’T STREAMLINE A BIT MORE HUH (I do not give a shit about your key pitching performances)?

 

 

 

 

Island Beach Bears (YOU HEARD ME) Reluctantly Beat Pacific Beach X-Rayz Because They Respect Them Too Much Not To Try To Do Just That  –  10-2-2

 

MVP:  Rhys Hoskins  –  Bears Ownership (me) was on hand for two separate Phillies games in the extended Week 1, and Rhys dinged dongs in both, but ownership didn’t actually catch either dong with their own eyeballs. Who can pay attention at these goddamned things.  9/26, 8 Rs, 2 2Bs, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs, .514 OBP     

 

LVP:  Kole Calhoun  The whole streaming bats thing may challenge THIS BLOG all year as I’m unsure how many ABs one must log in a week (in an extended week in this case) in order to be called out for sucking. Surely it will cause this many problems or more for the franchises attempting it. But yea fuck it I’ll give it to Calhoun dong be damned.  2/19, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .150 OBP

 

JROLLs:  Jonathan Villar (1, IBB) ; Kolten Wong (1, PLX)

 

 

Key Performer, For LOSER, to inspire HOPE 🙂 —  We are going to try and UPLIFT in 2019, not all doom and gloom when you lose a matchup (for example, none of this [or anything] really matters). So with that in mind let’s start that off by noting not all doom and gloom for the X-Rayz either. Chris Archer looked pretty solid across two starts for the ‘Rayz (not sure that works), which would be a welcome sight for PB after an up and down 2018 that culminated in a 4.31 ERA (6.61 Mar/April, 2.33 May, 6.45 Aug., 2.70 Sept./Oct.) (11 IP, 3 ER, 13 Ks, 1 QS, 1 W, 2.45 ERA).

 

Key Fuckup, For VICTOR, to inspire modesty :/ —  Garret Hampson came out and just plain suckedddddd, pre-season hype (written by me BUT ALSO BY OTHERS) be damned (0/14, .000 OBP).

 

Key To Matchup:  LATE MATCHUP DONGS/SOLID PITCHING. The Bears offense started out slowly but 12 HRs over the last 3 days, aided by 3 in one game from Gary Sanchez (6 total), helped them run away with things in the Rs and HRs (and I guess OBP) cats (puns about Runs and how the X-Rayz run a lot very much intended). Also the Bears won the pitching cats 6-0-1.

 

What’s Next (Week 2):  Bears @ ‘Topes (1-0 @ 0-1),

                   
X*Rayz v. Bad Dudes (0-1 v. 1-0)

 

 

 

 

 

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Lacey Township BackdoorSliderz Begin A Quest For The Ever Elusive Back To Back Chips With Easy Defeat Of Whatever Dumb Fucking Name Heroy’s Team Chose To Go By  –  8-4-2

 

MVP:  Cody Bellinger  –  Jesus fuckin’ Christmas Cody Bellinger. Not a great start to the first full year of Life Without Cody, even though I never owned him a full year. But this isn’t about me. But yea FOR FUCKS SAKE MAN hot start/likely 2019’s most ridiculous JROLL, small nod to the extended week but impressive nonetheless.  20/44, 17 Rs, 2 2Bs, 1 3B, 7 HRs, 18 RBIs, 1 RBI .514 OBP, 1 JROLL     ***MVP OF THE WEEK***

LVP:  Willy Adames  Not the hottest of starts for Willy, a player this team has NO DOUBT vastly overrated if anyone’s asked about him in trade talks. Not that I really suspect anyone’s asked about him in trade talks. I swear I am not implying I did I DIDN’T.  1/20, .050 OBP    ***LVP OF THE WEEK***

 

JROLLs:  Cody Bellinger (1, LTBS)

 

 

Key Performer, For LOSER, to inspire HOPE 🙂 —  Look I know this is supposed to be #uplifting the losers but I don’t want to sugarcoat this one, as this is something I’ve already expressed in person: GREG YOU AREN’T WITTY ENOUGH TO KEEP CHANGING TEAM NAMES BASED ON MATCHUPS. Lets just not, there, shall we. Also Butt Pirates offends me as a man that wishes he was gay. Also it offends Mikey T. ANYWAYZ Mike Trout remains really good so uh sigh of relief there I guess, perhaps go back to a Trout-based team name for the good of us all (11/28, 6 Rs, 2 2Bs, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 1 SB, .581 OBP).

 

Key Fuckup, For VICTOR, to inspire modesty :/ —  Uhh I dunno Walker Buehler looked fairly pedestrian across two starts, take THAT Doch (8 IP, 6 ER, 4 Ks, 1 W 6.75 ERA).

 

Key To Matchup: BATS. The BDSliderz O was reallllly humming (.387 team OBP) behind Belly and like Domingo Santana (4 HRs, 15 RBIs, 3 SBs) and shit, which ya just hate to see. Really no main contributor had a week I could have thrown in the Fuckup category up there. Heroy’s team/ownership on the other hand FULL of fuckups like Adames and Dozier (2/25) and Eloy Jimenez (0/18) and Heroy (fill this in however you’d like).

 

What’s Next (Week 2):  LTBS v. Kings (1-0 v. 0-1),

                   
HEROY @ RRF (0-1 @ 1-0)

 

 

 

 

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Rojo’s Renegade Force SALT THE SLUGS FORREAL THEY USED CHARLIE MORTON AGAINST THE BARNEGAT BANANA SLUGS AND EMERGED VICTORIOUS  –  7-5-2

 

MVP:  Charlie Morton Joey Gallo –  Not only did Joey Gallo do his usual thing of drawing walks and hitting dongs and stuff, he also grabbed a teammate’s dong in an outright rejection of Heroy’s hateful team names (see above). And maybe Doch’s. Haven’t decided if I’m going to call Doch a homophobe this season or not (no I probably am). #LoveIsLove.  6/25, 8 Rs, 1 2B, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, .441 OBP     

LVP:  Ramon Laureano   For those keeping in track that’s uhhh AT LEAST 0 for 2 on guys I highlighted in team previews that came out and S’d a D. Yanno not that there is anything wrong with that.  2/17, .118 OBP

 

JROLLs:  Ender Inciarte (1, BBS) ; Whit Merrifield (1, BBS)

 

 

Key Performer, For LOSER, to inspire HOPE 🙂 —  Not all doom and gloom for the Banana Slugs (definitely some doom and gloom) as Whit Merrifield continues to look EVERY BIT a guy that’s better than Starling Marte that didn’t need to have the best prospect in baseball tossed in with him in order to faciliate a trade for said Starling Marte (fuck you Shane) (11/34, 9 Rs, 2 2Bs, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 3 SBs, .361 OBP, 1 JROLL).

 

Key Fuckup, For VICTOR, to inspire modesty :/ —  Honestly this is a pretty productive 1/20 and Rojo will definitely not keep a catcher for any considerable length of time but he still gave Yadi 20 ABs and he only got a hit in one of em so YEA Yadier Molina (1/20, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, .174 OBP).

 

Key To Matchup:  BANANA SLUG BAT INEPTITUDE. Not even gonna break this bad boy down to the individual level but the facts in this case remain and those facts are:  58 Runs, 14 2Bs, 10 HRs, 49 RBIs, .302 OBPThose were the team numbers for the Slugz batz and all were worst in the Backyard in Week One (Runs they tied with Ocean Gate). And yea, the Renegade Force was better than that and stuff so they won and stuff.

 

What’s Next (Week 2):  RRF v. HEROY (1-0 v. 0-1),

                   
BBS v. LL (0-1 v. 1-0)

 

 

 

 

 

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River City Bad Dudes Outlast East Coast Kings Because Their Pitching Was Bad, Dude (i am so sorry)  –  7-5-2

 

MVP:  Pete Alonso –  Nice lil debut for this guy, and no I’m not putting him up here because Lobman told me to boost his trade value or something. He just hit a lot of doubles and the Bad Dudes won doubles, is all.  13/34, 6 Rs, 6 2Bs, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, .432 OBP     

LVP:  Eduardo Rodriguez   I’ll shit on a Red Sawk any chance I get and that’s one thing people might not know about me (no they know), so fuck Eduardo Rodriguez and fuck Ben Affleck and fuck the Patriots and fuck “by CHLOE. Fenway” and fuck Bill Simmons and fuck Barstool and fuck you (I’ve left out Matt Damon here and that is deliberate, the Bourne franchise [not counting the Jeremy Renner one {and probably the last one}] is a treasure).  8 IP, 11 ER, 7 Ks, 12.38 ERA

 

 

Key Performer, For LOSER, to inspire HOPE 🙂 —  Welp Christian Yelich is off to a pretty good start if he’s aiming to do the whole “Improve Upon MVP Season” thing (13/36, 11 Rs, 4 2Bs, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 1 SB, .489 OBP).

 

Key Fuckup, For VICTOR, to inspire modesty :/ —  Welp Giancarlo Stanton is back to being a (sometimes freak) injury-prone piece of GARBAGE, expect setbacks Dudes fan(s) (2/8, 1 R, .600 OBP).

 

Key To Matchup:  DISAPPOINTING ACES.  I could talk about the Dudes but they talk about themselves enough. The KINGS however, let’s discuss them. Offense actually looked pretty good in the extended week buttttt piss poor starts from alotta #1s or former #1s. Watching Kershaw fade here is like watching someone pass from bone cancer so HE WAS OUT, Paxton was meh Carrasco sub-meh Syndergaard MEH. All three racked up a lot of Ks but to the credit of the Bad Dudes they needed to do more than that and they failed to.  Berrios looked great though (20.2 IP, 5 ER, 21 Ks, 3 QS, 1 W, 2.18 ERA).

 

What’s Next (Week 2):  Bad Dudes @ X-Rayz (1-0 @ 0-1),

                   
ECK @ LTBS (0-1 @ 1-0)

 

 

 

 

2019 WEEK 1 BACKYARD BATTLE OF THE WEEK, SPONSORED BY THE BLACK BEAR THAT KILLED SOME “FAMILY HORSE” IN MASSACHUSETTS.…

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https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2019/04/09/bear-suspected-in-death-of-400-pound-horse-in-massachusetts

(this would work better if the Bears were in the BBOTW and if some other team that I defeated had some sort of horse-based team name but ALAS that ain’t life)

 

 

 

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Lakehurst Leviathans Reach Twenty Percent Of Their Previous All Time Win Total With Victory Over Last Year’s First Loser, The Astoria Isotopes  –  7-6-1

 

MVP:  Adalberto Mondesi  –  OH ADALBERTO, polarizing figure in the fantasy world. The guy barely got on base in Week One but JROLL‘d anyway and if that’s what he can do with a sub-.300 OBP he should serve the Leviathans just fine. Finer than Carlos Martinez would AMIRITE?!  9/34, 5 Rs, 2 2Bs, 3 3Bs, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 1 SB, .265 OBP, 1 JROLL     

LVP:  Chris Sale    Fuck it let’s hammer a Sawks pitcher once again. Chris Sale the ‘Topes expected MORE from you, and it really wouldn’t have taken much more (they lost ERA 4.85 to 4.75) so shame on you and fuck you I hope you suck all year 🙂 .  9 IP, 8 ER, 5 Ks, 1 QS, 8.00 ERA 

 

JROLLs:  Adalberto Mondesi (1, LL)

 

Leviathans Hitter Of Note:  OH YEA JD Martinez is still here, can’t forget about that guy he can hit a baseball a bit MOST UNFORTUNATELY (14/42, 5 Rs, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, .404 OBP).

Leviathans Pitcher Of Note:  GOOD LORD Matthew Boyd what a start sir, I was going to call him “young man” but don’t care enough to look up how old he is ANYONE’S GUESS (6.1 IP, 1 ER, 13 Ks, 1 QS, 1.42 ERA).

 

Isotopes Hitter Of Note:  Can basically repeat whatever I said for JD up there for my main man Khris Davis, the battle for the best K(C)hris Davis is SO over (10/46, 6 Rs, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, .300 OBP).

Isotopes Pitcher Of Note:  Both ‘Topes Rox SP looked good but let’s shout out to German Marquez for earnin’ that $ FOR NOW (13 IP, 1 ER, 14 Ks, 2 QS, 1 W, 0.69 ERA).

 

BBOTW BREAKDOWN

 

What can I sayyyyy really, this was a tight battle that came down to Sunday night which we really love here at THA BLAWG cuz yanno that makes for an easy BBOTW pick. I’m sure a buncha shit happened before Sunday Night Baseball but BY THEN the ‘Topes were seeking runs from Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon and they got one from each but that wasn’t enough NOW WAS IT. A triple would also have done. I dunno I’m sure other stuff happened, Ks and QS and ERA were all fairly close on the other side of the ball but IN THE END the team that never wins many games won a matchup against the team that was in the BCS last season. HOW BOUT THEM APPLES. I’ve learned better since the previously named outfit started out 2-0 that one time only to not. win. another. matchup. that. entire. season. So yea NOTHING TO SEE HERE ON TO WEEK TWO…. 

Week 2 will see this thus far unremarkable Lakehurst franchise taking on the Barnegat franchise, FAMILY FOES. Meanwhile the Isotopes will find themselves looking to avoid 0-2 against yours truly, spoiler alert I intend to send them to 0-2. THE BACKYARD FOLKS.

 

What’s Next (Week 2):  LL @ BBS (1-0 @ 0-1),

                   
‘Topes v. Bears (0-1 v. 1-0)

 

 

 

 

 

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2019 Week One Review: “Ughhh These Fucking Things Again” Edition

2019 Announcements and Referendum Results

Per the results of the Spring Referendum, the following regulations/proposals shall go into effect beginning immediately.

Opening Week Start Limit: 16

All Star Break Start Limit: 18

Trade Deadline: 7/24/19 at 12 PM eastern*

*subject to ESPN tomfoolery

Draft Lottery: Shall begin with 2020 Spring Draft order

Minor League Policy Proposal: Lobman’s approved

Announcements from the league office regarding the 2019 season and on

Head to Head playoff tiebreakers:

  1. Head to Head
  2. Wins
  3. Division Record
  4. Total Season Stats
  5. Record Last 9 Games
  6. Longest Win Streak
  7. Most 10+ category win weeks
  8. Coin flip

More than 2 team tiebreakers:

  1. Head to Head (requires a complete sweep by one team)
  2. Wins
  3. Division Record
  4. Record Last 9 Games
  5. Longest Win Streak
  6. Most 10+ Category Win Weeks
  7. Coin Flip

New Awards and All-Star Team

  • Coming in 2019, we will vote on a Backyard oriented All Star team. This comes in response to the backlash from the ESPNPR ASB All Star teams that have been released so far. Participation is voluntary.
  • The 2019 Awards will introduce 3 new awards. Comeback Player, Breakout Player, and Streamer of the Year will all debut on the 2019 award ballots.

Minor League Commissioner

Effective January 15th, 2019, Mike Lobman is officially named Minor League Commissioner and will handle all violations and punishment legislation going forward.

2019 Announcements and Referendum Results

Backyard Owners Standings History

Records

Most Wins in a Season: 19, Lobman, 2008

Most Losses in a Season: 17, Butch/09, Mitchell/11, Lenny/13

Highest Winning % in a Season: .863, Lobman, 2008

Lowest Winning % in a Season: .100, Lenny, 2011

Most Career Wins: Mikey T, 139

Most Career Losses: Cliff, 116

Most Career Ties: Heroy, 13

Most Double Digit Win Seasons: Mikey T, 9

Most Double Digit Loss Seasons: Cliff, 8

Most Wins in 22 Game Era: Mikey T, 46

Most Losses in 22 Game Era: Cliff, 45

Most Wins in 20 Game Era: Lobman, 76

Most Losses in 20 Game Era: Cliff, 71

Most Wins in 18 Game Era: Mikey T and Brian, 22

Most Losses in 18 Game Era: Shane, 30

Mike Lobman

  • 2018: 8-10
  • 2017: 9-8-1
  • 2016: 9-8-3
  • 2015: 12-6-2
  • 2014: 12-8
  • 2013: 10-8-2
  • 2012: 15-5
  • 2011: 17-3
  • 2010: 11-11
  • 2009: 11-11
  • 2008: 19-3

All time record

Regular Season: 133-81-8

Mikey T

  • 2018: 13-4-1
  • 2017: 9-8-1
  • 2016: 8-9-3
  • 2015: 10-8-2
  • 2014: 12-8
  • 2013: 12-6-2
  • 2012: 13-7
  • 2011: 16-4
  • 2010: 14-8
  • 2009: 15-7
  • 2008: 17-5

All Time Record

Regular Season: 139-74-9

Ryan McLaughlin

  • 2018: 13-5
  • 2017: 5-12-1
  • 2016: 7-13
  • 2015: 10-9-1
  • 2014: 13-7
  • 2013: 7-10-3
  • 2012: 8-12
  • 2011: 14-6
  • 2010: 15-7
  • 2009: 9-13
  • 2008: 13-9

All Time Record

Regular Season: 114-103-5

Greg Heroy

  • 2018: 7-9-2
  • 2017: 6-6-6
  • 2016: 11-7-2
  • 2015: 11-6-3
  • 2014: 7-13
  • 2013: 16-4
  • 2012: 10-10
  • 2011: 7-13
  • 2010: 15-7
  • 2009: 16-6
  • 2008: 4-18

All Time Record

Regular Season: 110-99-13

Ryan “Rojo” Johnson

  • 2018: 8-7-3
  • 2017: 8-9-1
  • 2016: 11-8-1
  • 2015: 6-14
  • 2014: 6-14
  • 2013: 10-10
  • 2012: 13-7
  • 2011: 14-6
  • 2010: 15-7
  • 2009: 14-8
  • 2008: 11-11

All Time Record

Regular Season: 116-101-5

Mike Odom

  • 2018: 7-10-1
  • 2017: 10-6-2
  • 2016: 12-6-2
  • 2015: 11-7-2

All Time Record

Regular Season: 40-29-7

Sean McLaughlin

  • 2018: 8-10
  • 2017: 11-3-4
  • 2016: 12-7-1
  • 2015: 8-12

All Time Record

Regular Season: 39-32-5

Brian Smith

  • 2018: 12-6
  • 2017: 10-6-2
  • 2016: 12-8
  • 2015: 9-8-3
  • 2014: 10-10
  • 2013: 10-10

All Time Record

Regular Season: 63-43-5

Sean Dochney

  • 2018: 8-9-1
  • 2017: 8-7

All Time Record

Regular Season: 16-16-1

Shane McCann

  • 2018: 2-16
  • 2017: 3-14-1

All Time Record

Regular Season: 5-30-1

Defunct Franchises

Cliff Bajor

  • 2016: 4-16
  • 2015: 7-9-4
  • 2014: 10-10
  • 2013: 6-10-4
  • 2012: 6-14
  • 2011: 8-12
  • 2010: 5-17
  • 2009: 6-16
  • 2008: 10-12

All Time Record

Regular Season: 62-116-8

Odom & McLaughlin

  • 2014: 14-6
  • 2013: 16-3-1
  • 2012: 11-9
  • 2011: 9-11

All Time Record

Regular Season: 50-29-1

Robert Connor

  • 2017: 1-1-1
  • 2016: 7-11-2
  • 2015: 6-11-3
  • 2014: 11-9

All Time Record

Regular Season: 25-32-6

Lenny T

  • 2014: 5-15
  • 2013: 1-17-2
  • 2012: 8-12
  • 2011: 7-13
  • 2010: 10-12
  • 2009: 9-13
  • 2008: 6-16

All Time Record

Regular Season: 46-98-2

Peter Mitchell

  • 2013: 5-15
  • 2012: 9-11
  • 2011: 3-17
  • 2010: 9-13
  • 2009: 13-9

All Time Record

Regular Season: 39-65

Butch

  • 2012: 7-13
  • 2011: 5-15
  • 2010: 9-13
  • 2009: 5-17

All Time Record

Regular Season: 26-58

Figs

  • 2008: 14-8

Some Guy

  • 2010: 7-15
  • 2009: 12-10
  • 2008: 7-15

All Time Record

Regular Season: 26-40

Backyard Owners Standings History

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

    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

    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

    2019 Spring Draft

    1. Morning Wood: Marco Luciano, OF

    2. X*Rayz: Hans Crouse, 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

    Backyard Awards

    MVP Award

    2017: Charlie Blackmon (OF), Nolan Arenado (3B)

    2018: Jose Ramirez (2B/3B)

    Doc Halladay Award

    2017: Chris Sale, Zack Grienke

    2018: Max Scherzer

    Mariano Rivera Reliever of the Year Award

    2017: Greg Holland, Craig Kimbrel

    2018: Edwin Diaz

    Golden Gavel Award

    2017: Aaron Judge (OF)

    2018: Juan Soto (OF)

    Jose Fernandez Golden Arm Award

    2017: Jacob Faria

    2018: Seranthony Dominguez

    Postseason Awards

    Derek Jeter BCS MVP Award

    2017: Jose Ramirez

    2018: Alex Bregman

    Carlos Beltran Postseason MVP Award

    2018: Ronald Acuna Jr.

    ESPN Player Rater All Star Team

    2017

    C: J.T. Realmuto

    C: Buster Posey

    1B: Paul Goldschmidt

    1B: Joey Votto

    2B: Daniel Murphy

    2B: Jose Altuve

    SS: Elvis Andrus

    SS: Xander Bogaerts

    3B: Jose Ramirez

    3B: Nolan Arenado

    LF: Eric Thames

    LF: Corey Dickerson

    CF: Charlie Blackmon

    CF: Andrew McCutchen

    RF: Aaron Judge

    RF: Bryce Harper

    1B/3B: Jake Lamb

    1B/3B: Travis Shaw

    2B/SS: Dee Gordon

    2B/SS: Corey Seager

    OF: George Springer

    OF: Mookie Betts

    UTIL: Billy Hamilton

    UTIL: Carlos Correa

    UTIL: Anthony Rizzo

    UTIL: Kris Bryant

    SP: Max Scherzer

    SP: Chris Sale

    SP: Corey Kluber

    SP: Clayton Kershaw

    SP: Ivan Nova

    SP: Ervin Santana

    SP: Marcus Stroman

    SP: Zack Grienke

    SP: Carlos Martinez

    SP: Jacob deGrom

    RP: Greg Holland

    RP: Chris Devenski

    RP: Kenley Jansen

    RP: Corey Knebel

    P: Brandon Kintzler

    P: Jason Vargas

    P: Andrew Miller

    P: Alex Wood

    2018

    C: Willson Contreras

    1B: Freddie Freeman

    2B: Javier Baez

    SS: Trevor Story

    3B: Jose Ramirez (2nd)

    LF: Andrew Benintendi

    CF: Mike Trout

    RF: Mookie Betts (2nd)

    1B/3B: Alex Bregman

    2B/SS: Francisco Lindor

    OF: J.D. Martinez

    UTIL: Starling Marte

    UTIL: Nolan Arenado (2nd)

    SP: Max Scherzer

    SP: Luis Severino

    SP: Justin Verlander

    SP: Jose Berrios

    SP: Gerrit Cole

    RP: Edwin Diaz

    RP: Blake Treinen

    P: Corey Kluber (2nd)

    P: Craig Kimbrel

    Season Crowns

    Runs

    2017: Charlie Blackmon, OF (106 Runs)

    2018: Francisco Lindor, SS & Mookie Betts, OF (99 Runs)

    Doubles

    2017: Jose Ramirez, IF/LF (37 Doubles)

    2018: Eduardo Escobar, IF (42 Doubles)

    Triples

    2017: Charlie Blackmon, OF (13 Triples)

    2018: Ketel Marte, IF (10 Triples)

    Home Runs

    2017: Giancarlo Stanton, OF (42 Home Runs)

    2018: J.D. Martinez, OF (37 Home Runs)

    Runs Batted In

    2017: Nolan Arenado, 3B (100 RBIs)

    2018: J.D. Martinez, OF (104 RBIs)

    Steals

    2017: Billy Hamilton, OF (49 Steals)

    2018: Trea Turner, SS (32 Steals)

    On Base Percentage

    2017: Joey Votto, 1B (.446 OBP)

    2018: Mike Trout, CF (.459 OBP)

    Wins

    2017: Clayton Kershaw (15 Wins)

    2018: Max Scherzer & Luis Severino (15 Wins)

    Quality Starts

    2017: Chris Sale (20 QS)

    2018: Max Scherzer (22 QS)

    Strikeouts

    2017: Chris Sale (241 Ks)

    2018: Max Scherzer (227 Ks)

    Complete Games

    2017: Ervin Santana (5 CGs)

    2018: Kluber, Taillon, Berrios, Carrasco, Paxton (2 CGs)

    Holds:

    2017: Taylor Rogers (26 Holds)

    2018: Archie Bradley (30 Holds)

    Saves

    2017: Greg Holland & Alex Colome (34 Saves)

    2018: Edwin Diaz (46 Saves)

    ERA

    2017: Clayton Kershaw (2.04 ERA)

    2018: Jacob deGrom (1.77 ERA)

    Voting History

    2018

    Scoring: 5 points for 1st place, 3 for 2nd, 1 for 3rd

    MVP Award

    Jose Ramirez: 42 points (7 1st place votes)

    Mike Trout: 15 points (2 1st place votes)

    Mookie Betts: 12 points

    Javy Baez: 11 points (1 1st place vote)

    J.D. Martinez: 7 points

    Francisco Lindor: 2 points

    Matt Carpenter*: 1 point (Write-in)

    Doc Halladay Award

    Max Scherzer: 46 points (9 1st place votes)

    Justin Verlander: 19 points (1 1st place vote)

    Chris Sale: 10 points

    Jacob deGrom: 8 points

    Trevor Bauer: 4 points

    Gerrit Cole: 1 point

    Golden Gavel Award

    Juan Soto: 40 points (6 1st place votes)

    Gleyber Torres: 22 points (2 1st place votes)

    Miguel Andujar: 16 points (2 1st place votes)

    Shohei Ohtani: 5 points

    Ronald Acuña: 5 points

    Brian Anderson: 2 points

    Mariano Rivera Award

    Edwin Diaz: 46 points (8 1st place votes)

    Blake Treinen: 26 points (1 1st place vote)

    Josh Hader: 16 points (1 1st place vote)

    Aroldis Chapman: 1 point

    Dellin Betances*: 1 point (Write-in)

    Jose Fernandez Award

    Seranthony Dominguez: 35 points (5 1st place votes)

    Lou Trivino: 30 points (4 1st place votes)

    Jack Flaherty: 14 points (1 1st place vote)

    Yoshi Hirano: 5 points

    Shohei Ohtani: 4 points

    Jordan Hicks: 2 points

    Backyard Awards

    The 2018 Backyard Hall of Fame Class Induction

    Congratulations to the three members of the 2018 Backyard Hall of Fame class. They make up the inaugural HoF class and will forever be revered for their Backyard accomplishments. Without further adieu, your 2018 inductees.

    Starting Pitcher Roy Halladay

    Backyard career: 2008-2013

    Total HoF Votes: 9 out of 10

    Enters Hall with a Garden State Warriors cap

    Backyard career numbers

    Wins: 92

    Quality Starts: 116

    Strikeouts: 1036

    Complete Games: 36

    ERA: 3.06

    The CG remains the crown jewel of any pitching stat line in the Backyard. and Halladay’s 35 complete games between 2008 and 2011 is likely a run we won’t see duplicated.

    First Baseman/Designated Hitter David Ortiz

    Backyard career: 2008-2016

    Total HoF votes: 8 out of 10

    Enters Hall with a Barnegat Banana Slugs cap

    Backyard career numbers

    Runs: 681

    Doubles: 317

    Triples: 7

    Home Runs: 275

    Runs Batted In: 888

    Stolen Bases: 8

    OBP: .376

    Ortiz was THE Green Monster personified during his Backyard career. He hit 28+ dongs in 7 out of 9 seasons, ending his tenure with a run of 30,35,37, and 38 homers. Oh, and he also led the league in doubles and RBIs during his final season.

    Closing Pitcher Mariano Rivera

    Backyard career: 2008-2013

    Total HoF votes: 7 out of 10

    Enters Hall with an Orlando Stunnaz cap

    Backyard career numbers

    Wins: 20

    Saves: 209

    Strikeouts: 209

    ERA: 1.80

    Mariano was the best closer in baseball playing on a perennial contender. His 1 pitch repertoire was dominant, evident by his 8.6 K per 9 rate during his Backyard tenure. His only blemish is the injury shortened 2012, which saw him make his way towards the Two Time Offendaz after being dropped by the Stunnaz. Mariano took home a Backyard championship in 2013.

    Nominees that failed to receive required votes

    Cliff Lee: 6

    Prince Fielder: 3

    Alex Rodriguez: 2

    Jose Fernandez: 2

    Carl Crawford: 2

    Josh Hamilton: 1

    The 2018 Backyard Hall of Fame Class Induction

    Looking Ahead: 2019 Spring and 2019 ASB Draft Announcements

    2019 Spring Draft

    The outline and structure of the 2019 Spring Draft has been announced. The draft will consist of one round, order based off regular season record with the worst team picking 1st. Also, picks 9 & 10 will be runner up and BCS champion respectively. All player types are eligible (Major League FA, High Minors FA, Low Minors FA, Rights Players) so as long as your squad has the coinciding room to fit the player type. All Rights Players selected in the 2019 Spring must be signed to a Major League team by the 2019 All Star Break or the owner must surrender said players right. The draft will be held in GroupMe with no pick time limit. The event will be held ASAP once the 2019 ESPN fantasy database updates.

    2019 All Star Break Rights Draft

    The 2019 All Star Break Draft will consist of three rounds, with the order decided by season record. The worst team selects first and the semi finalist and BCS champ pick 9 & 10. You must have the coinciding room in your rights slots to make a selection. All players selected in the 2019 All Star Break Draft must be signed by the 2020 ASB draft or the team loses that players rights. The draft will be held either on Futures Game Sunday OR the Wednesday after the All Star Game.

    Looking Ahead: 2019 Spring and 2019 ASB Draft Announcements