Real Deal (Ultimate) Report: Week #2 Ultimate Baseball Power Rankings

Rank Team W L T Win% Div FPtsF FPtsA Streak
1 Los Angeles Dodgers 2 0 0 1.000 2-0-0 534 210.167 2 (W)
2 Toronto Blue Jays 2 0 0 1.000 2-0-0 345.833 194.167 2 (W)
3 Atlanta Braves 2 0 0 1.000 2-0-0 344.333 289 2 (W)
4 New York Yankees 2 0 0 1.000 2-0-0 306 157.833 2 (W)
5 Milwaukee Brewers 2 0 0 1.000 2-0-0 289.5 251.667 2 (W)
6 Memphis Redbirds 2 0 0 1.000 2-0-0 266.667 162.667 2 (W)
7 Arizona Diamondbacks 1 1 0 .500 1-1-0 317 412.833 1 (L)
8 Cincinnati Reds 1 1 0 .500 1-1-0 317 273.667 1 (L)
9 Seattle Mariners 1 1 0 .500 1-1-0 206.333 372.167 1 (W)
10 Charlotte Knights 1 1 0 .500 1-1-0 344.667 247.333 1 (W)
11 Indianapolis Pirates 1 1 0 .500 1-1-0 344.333 409.333 1 (W)
12 Washington Nationals 1 1 0 .500 1-1-0 294.667 322.333 1 (W)
13 Cleveland Indians 1 1 0 .500 1-1-0 269.333 212.167 1 (W)
14 Texas Rangers 1 1 0 .500 1-1-0 196 270.333 1 (L)
15 Boston Red Sox 1 1 0 .500 1-1-0 178.833 190 1 (L)
16 Detroit Tigers 1 1 0 .500 1-1-0 452.667 378.5 1 (L)
17 Colorado Rockies 1 1 0 .500 1-1-0 327 281.833 1 (L)
18 San Diego Padres 1 1 0 .500 1-1-0 240.5 180 1 (W)
19 Houston Astros 0 2 0 .000 0-2-0 250.667 278.167 2 (L)
20 New York Mets 0 2 0 .000 0-2-0 234.5 346.667 2 (L)
21 Chicago Cubs 0 2 0 .000 0-2-0 230.5 378 2 (L)
22 San Francisco Giants 0 2 0 .000 0-2-0 148.667 316.5 2 (L)
23 New Orleans Zephyrs 0 2 0 .000 0-2-0 147.833 302.667 2 (L)
24 Philadelphia Phillies 0 2 0 .000 0-2-0 89.833 238.667 2 (L)

 

Top Hitter

Nelson Cruz (SEA)

FPts FP/G Con GP AB H HR SO NSB TB+BB+HBP GIDP RP2 LOB
48 8 2017 6 24 12 6 6 0 33 0 17 10

 

The stats say it all. Cruz dominated the league last week averaging one HR, 5 1/2 TB andimages just under 3 RP per game played. This outburst gave Seattle the offense they needed to bounce back after a tough opening week. We knew he could hit home runs after a career high of 40 in 2014. It remains to be seen whether he will be able to sustain the production for the season, especially in a pitcher’s park in Seattle.  For now, Seattle Owner, Tim Watson, will take the win and look for another big week coming up.

 

Top Pitcher

Jacob deGrom (NYM)

FPts FP/G Con GP GS QS IP H ER BB K NS+H ERA IRS BRA
33.67 16.83 2017 2 2 2 13.1 13 0 1 11 0 0.00 0 14

 

The reigning NL Rookie of the Year has his work cut out for him in 2014. Team Ace, Mattimages-1 Harvey is returning from TJ surgery, Zach Wheeler goes down in Spring Training for the year and Bartolo Colon can’t possible be effective another year at the age of…old! Well, deGrom responds by dominating his first few starts. Week 2 featured a 11:1 K-BB Ration and Zero ER over two starts. With this production, along with the Dark Knight’s return, NY Mets Owner, Steve Peterson has as good a 1-2 punch in the rotation as any team in the league. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have enough Major League hitters on his roster to compliment the pitching.

 

Hottest/Coolest Teams

Not sure we need to spend a lot of time here. The LA Dodgers have opened up a significant lead for the top spot in the Power Rankings. The have scored a staggering 215 Fpts more than the 2nd highest team, Toronto Blue Jays. At the bottom end, the “Fighting” Phillies have another forgettable week. This might be a rebuilding year in the City of Brotherly Love.

 

Matchup of the Week

#4 New York Yankees vs. #2 Toronto Blue Jays

Two Undefeated teams square off this week with Divisional bragging rights on the line in this early season tilt. Will the heavy hitting Jays overcome the balanced Yankees? Jays Owner, Michael Seraphim, has some important decisions to make as his teams is projected to have 9 starts this week. Which two pitchers will he sit? Will he live to regret his decision? We can hope…er…I mean…We shall see as the week unfolds.

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Real Deal (Ultimate) Report: Week 1 Ultimate Baseball Power Rankings

Standings

Rank Team W L T Win% Div FPtsF FPtsA Streak
1 Detroit Tigers 1 0 0 1.000 1-0-0 270 164.667 1 (W)
2 Los Angeles Dodgers 1 0 0 1.000 1-0-0 247.833 78.333 1 (W)
3 Cincinnati Reds 1 0 0 1.000 1-0-0 205 141.5 1 (W)
4 Colorado Rockies 1 0 0 1.000 1-0-0 198.167 116.833 1 (W)
5 Atlanta Braves 1 0 0 1.000 1-0-0 189.167 160.333 1 (W)
6 Arizona Diamondbacks 1 0 0 1.000 1-0-0 185.167 126.667 1 (W)
7 Toronto Blue Jays 1 0 0 1.000 1-0-0 175.333 137.333 1 (W)
8 New York Yankees 1 0 0 1.000 1-0-0 161.833 81.5 1 (W)
9 Milwaukee Brewers 1 0 0 1.000 1-0-0 157.333 139.667 1 (W)
10 Texas Rangers 1 0 0 1.000 1-0-0 124 114.167 1 (W)
11 Boston Red Sox 1 0 0 1.000 1-0-0 122 19.5 1 (W)
12 Memphis Redbirds 1 0 0 1.000 1-0-0 110.5 90.667 1 (W)
13 Charlotte Knights 0 1 0 .000 0-1-0 167.833 192 1 (L)
14 Chicago Cubs 0 1 0 .000 0-1-0 165.667 248.667 1 (L)
15 Washington Nationals 0 1 0 .000 0-1-0 143.333 197 1 (L)
16 Cleveland Indians 0 1 0 .000 0-1-0 140 147.333 1 (L)
17 Indianapolis Pirates 0 1 0 .000 0-1-0 130.5 226.667 1 (L)
18 Houston Astros 0 1 0 .000 0-1-0 122 123 1 (L)
19 San Francisco Giants 0 1 0 .000 0-1-0 115 186.167 1 (L)
20 San Diego Padres 0 1 0 .000 0-1-0 110.167 146.333 1 (L)
21 New York Mets 0 1 0 .000 0-1-0 109.167 195.333 1 (L)
22 New Orleans Zephyrs 0 1 0 .000 0-1-0 92.5 125.833 1 (L)
23 Seattle Mariners 0 1 0 .000 0-1-0 41.333 243.333 1 (L)
24 Philadelphia Phillies 0 1 0 .000 0-1-0 13.5 94.5 1 (L)

 

Week #1 Top Team Offense

Real Deal Rookie, Chris England, starts off with a “bang.” His Colorado Rockies lead the league in hitting points this week by taking 1st in HRs and 2nd in Total Bases (TB) and Runs Produced (RP). He narrowly beat out fellow rookie, Kyle Snyder, and his Detroit imagesTigers club. The Tigers actually slightly edged out the Rockies in the TB and RP categories, but stranded 21 more players on base (LOB) which proved to be difference. The Tigers were led by perennial MVP candidate, Miggy Cabrera with his staggering 25 TB and 2 HRs. Ian Kinsler also had a strong start with 17 RP. The Rockies had several players get off to a hot start but were led by a resurgent, Joey Votto (3 HRs, 21 TB, 17 RP), and my pick to by the top scoring fantasy 3B in 2015, Nolan Arenado (2 HRs, 21 TB, 17 RP). There were strong performances from Corey Dickerson and CarGo, but Votto and Arenado set themselves apart by limiting the guys on LOB. The next highest offensive output was more than 30 points less, so these two have set the bar pretty high going forward.

 

Week #1 Top Team Pitching

Los Angeles Dodgers’ owner, Matt Minelli, is either a genius or extremely lucky. It’s a little too early in the season to determine which, but his team provided a balanced images-1performance across the board to take home the top team pitching ranking for Week 1. This team overcame two duds (-2.333 Fantasy Points) by reigning NL Cy Young and MVP, Clayton Kershaw, and brutal debut by Kendal Graveman (-23.333 Fpts) to take 2nd Place in the initial Ultimate Baseball Power Rankings. The Dodgers were led by craft veteran Aaron Harang, two superb starts by Zach Greinke and an impressively deep bullpen. Not sure what is up with Kershaw up his putrid 22 Base Runners Allowed (BRA) accounted for 37% of the entire teams penalty in that category.

 

Longest Road Ahead

Looking up at everybody after Week 1 is original Real Deal owner, Pedro Canteiro, andimages his Philadelphia Phillies. Not unlike the real life Phillies, his team let him down with the bats. Overall, he had some bright spots in the pitching staff. Unfortunately, a few bad outings by Bud Norris, Jake Diekman and David Buchanan negated any of the positive performances. There is definitely something to build on in the pitching staff, but Real Deal Phillies fans are already chanting for Maikel Franco and JP Crawford to be promoted.

 

Pitching Penalties

Only two teams were assessed penalties in Week #1 for failure to adhere to the pitching component of the Constitution. Seattle decided not to pull their last 4 starters and exceeded 7 maximum Games Started (GS) by a staggering 4 GS. Fortunately forimages-1 owner, Tim Watson, his team was never in contention this week as he ran into the LA Dodgers juggernaut. Unfortunately, the Cleveland Indians and owner, Gary Megibben, took a loss because Corey Kluber took the mound Saturday night and thus cost the team 10 Fpts. The other 22 teams were within the 5-7 GS criteria which is an excellent start. I would imagine it may get more difficult to reach those 5 GS as the injuries pile up over the course of the season. This should lead to more trading and part of the fabric of what makes Real Deal Dynasty leagues so great. In fact, Seattle already shipped off one of his extra Starters for a 1st round pick next year.

 

Final Thoughts…

It’s been an exciting first week as we finally breathe after a break-neck pace in building our initial rosters. There are still 21 Weeks left so any can and probably will happen. In order to make sure you don’t miss out of the Real Deal Report and other Real Deal Dynasty Sports happenings, take a moment and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.