3 Stars Real Deal Dynasty Baseball Week #14

Mike Trout(MIA) can't help but smile after a 62pt week in the Real Deal Dynasty League.
Mike Trout(MIA) can’t help but smile after a 62pt week in the Real Deal Dynasty League.

 

Week #14: The Tampa Bay Rays are still on a roll as they went undefeated again this week. That keeps them firmly atop the AL East with a 53-9 record and a nice 8 game lead over the Boston Red Sox and their 45-17 record. There is one other 50 win team and that is the Houston Astros of the AL West. At 50-12, they also have an 8 game lead in their division. The Texas Rangers are in second place with a 42-20 record. In the NL Central, the Chicago Cubs went undefeated in Week #14 and improved to 49-13. The Milwaukee Brewers are trying to keep the Cubs in sight as they sit at 47-15 and are 2 games back. That takes care of all the .700 winning percentage teams. We head to the NL East and the New York Mets are still in first place with a 43-19 record. The Miami Marlins are sitting in second place with a 38-24 record and are 5 games behind the Mets. The AL Central is the closest 1-2 race with a division tie between the Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins. Both teams have identical 40-22 records. Also, if you look at their overall points scored, we’re talking about 13,000pts and a difference of only about 120pts. Then, there’s the ever popular NL West. The Colorado Rockies are on top with a 39-23 record. The San Francisco Giants went undefeated and climbed into second place with a 38-24 mark and are only 1 game back. The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks are both at 37-25 and are still only 2 games back.

Here’s a look at some of the top players for the week:

1B Victor Martinez(DET) had the 3rd highest point total of the week as he scored 42.578pts. That’s his third straight week over 20pts and the first time he even surpassed the 30pt mark in a week. Kendry Morales(PIT) was the only other 1B to get past the 30pts as he scored 30.24pts. He was in double digits every week in the first 6 weeks of the season. From there, he slumped to single digit for the next 7 weeks. Now that he was traded to the Pirates, the change of scenery must have done him good as he broke out with his best week of the season. With Fielder being traded, the Prince is gone from Pittsburgh but Morales has quickly become the King of the Town.

2B Brian (Bull) Dozier(LAA) was the only 2B to break 30pts this week as he led the position with 40.754pts. He has been consistently solid all season long as he has been in double digits every single week and has scored over 30pts in 6 weeks. This is his best week of the season and he is ranked 2nd for 2B in season points with 354.112pts. That puts him only 8pts behind Jason Kipnis(SDP). Joe (Nobody) Panik(SFG) is also becoming one of the more consistent 2B as he scored 27.421pts. That put him over the 300pt mark on the season and he’s ranked 5th at his position. There are also only five 2B with over 300pts on the seasson.

3B There were only two 3B to break 30pts in Week #14 and the position was led by Carlos Santana(TBR) as he scored 37.798pts. It was only the 2nd time this season that he broke 30pts as he scored 34.998pts back in Week #8. He now has 264.864pts on the season. As he nears 300pts, he’s ranked 8th among all 3B in season points. Nick Castellanos(DET) had only broken 20pts once this year and that was in Week #7. This week, he had his best performance as he scored 33.66pts and was the only other 3B over 30pts. He pushed his season point total up to 161.252pts.

SS The weekly SS race was a tight one as 4 players reached 30pts. However, they were led by Jose Reyes(TBR) as he scored 38.317pts. He had a rough start to the season as he only scored about 40pts in the first 4 weeks than missed the next 3 weeks of the season. But since his return in Week #8, he’s found his offensive groove scoring over 20pts in 5 of the last 7 weeks. His season point total has climbed up to 230.172pts and he is ranked 6th at the SS position. Johnny Peralta(BAL) had the second best score with 35.907pts. He’s been in a slight slump the last couple of weeks as he only scored 15pts. Still, he is the top scoring SS in the Real Deal League with 293.789pts on the season. That has him 20pts ahead of Hanley Ramirez(MIL) & 40pts ahead of Troy Tulowitzki(COL).

OF When you’re the MLB All-Star MVP, you will probably get some Real Deal recognition as well. Mike Trout(MIA) was the leading scorer in the league this past week as he was the only player over 50pts and he did it easily as he scored 61.987pts. He must be comfortable playing in Miami, but how could he not be? When you’re playing for the Marlins and you have a last name of Trout, how could the two fish not get along? Even with potential trade rumors from the Marlins, Mike managed to score over 30pts for the 6th time this season and this was his best week of the year too. With the big week, he took over the #1 slot as the top scoring OF with 412.667pts. Bryce Harper(WAS) slipped into the second slot with 394.527pts. Charlie Blackmon(COL) was the only other OF to score over 40pts as he had 42.822pts. Even though he has scored over 30pts five other times, this was his first time over 40pts as it was his best week of the season. He’s making a name for himself in the Real Deal as he’s ranked 4th in the league with 347.348pts.

C Another productive week at the catcher position and this time it was led by Yasmani Grandal(CHC). He scored 33.012pts and that gave him back to back 30pt weeks. Those 2 weeks broke him into the Top 10 in season points for catchers as he has 167.271pts and is ranked 9th overall. A new face appeared in the 3 Stars catcher position in the name of John Jaso(SEA). He scored 31.367pts and was the only other catcher over 30pts. It’s also only the second time this season that Jaso has appeared in a Real Deal game. His first appearance was back in Week #1 when he only scored 1.26pts. After a 12 week hiatus, he came back with this big week.

SP Some weeks the SP position doesn’t even break 30pts. This week 4 players were able to achieve that feat. The top score of 33pts was hit by two players as both Chris Sale(CHW) & Sonny Gray(CHC) scored 33pts. Sale has been a strikeout machine lately and for the 6th time in 8 weeks, he scored over 20pts. Pretty impressive considering he only did it once in the first 6 weeks of the season. He also got over the 200pt season mark as he has 212pts. That has jumped him up to 5th for SP’s. As for Gray, he has struggled a bit lately with only 5pts in the last 3 weeks. Needing this result, he now has 196.75pts on the season and that ranks him 7th for SP’s.

RP Two closers broke the 20pt mark in Week #14 and the top scorer was Jeurys Familia(NYM). He scored 24.5pts as that was the 2nd time this season he scored over 20pts. He had a season best 26.75pts back in Week #2. He now has 143pts on the season and is ranked 7th among all RP’s. Kenley Jansen(ATL) scored 20.25pts and that was the 3rd week in a row he scored in double digits. He has 105.5pts on the season but has only been playing since Week #6, so he has been averaging double digits since his season started.

To see all the players listed as the 3 Stars, check them out below:

FIRST BASE:

Victor Martinez……………Tigers…………………42.578

Kendry Morales……………Pirates………………..30.240

Anthony Rizzo……………..Cubs………………….29.446

SECOND BASE:

Brian Dozier………………..Angels………………..40.754

Joe Panik…………………….Giants…………………27.421

Ian Kinsler…………………..Rangers………………24.006

THIRD BASE:

Carlos Santana…………….Rays…………………..37.798

Nick Castellanos………….Tigers…………………33.660

Kyle Seager…………………Giants…………………29.450

SHORTSTOP:

Jose Reyes………………….Rays……………………38.317

Jhonny Peralta…………….Orioles………………..35.907

Alcides Escobar…………..White Sox……………35.212

OUTFIELDER:

Mike Trout………………….Marlins……………….61.987

Charlie Blackmon………..Rockies……………….42.822

Yoenis Cespedes………….Astros………………….38.300

CATCHER:

Yasmani Grandal………….Cubs……………………33.012

John Jaso…………………….Mariners………………31.367

Nick Hundley………………Padres………………….24.630

STARTING PITCHER:

Sonny Gray………………….Cubs……………………33.000

Chris Sale……………………White Sox…………….33.000

Clayton Kershaw………….Dodgers……………….32.750

RELIEF PITCHER:

Jeurys Familia……………..Mets…………………….24.500

Kenley Jansen……………..Braves………………….20.250

Greg Holland………………Yankees………………..19.750

3 Stars Real Deal Dynasty Baseball Week #13

Adam Lind(ATL) struck this pose a lot in Week #13 as he scored 52.559pts.
Adam Lind(ATL) struck this pose a lot in Week #13 as he scored 52.559pts.

 

Week #13: Are the Tampa Bay Rays ever going to lose again? They are still the only team in the Real Deal League that does not have double digit losses as they sit at 49-9 and hold the best record in the league and sit atop the AL East. The Boston Red Sox are sitting in second at 43-15, 6 games back. The Red Sox are good enough to where they would be in first place in 3 of the other divisions. The Houston Astros have won 11 straight and are in first place in the AL West with a 47-11 record. They have the largest division lead in the league with a 9 game margin over the Texas Rangers at 38-20. The first place tie has finally been broken in the NL Central with the Chicago Cubs finally taking over the top spot with a 45-13 record. It’s a slim 1 game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers who are at 44-14. In the NL East, the New York Mets have pretty much held the first place position all season long. They are now at 39-19 and have a 4 game lead over the Miami Marlins at 35-23. The AL Central is a tight race as the Kansas City Royals are in first place at 38-20. Trailing right behind them are the Minnesota Twins with a 36-22 record and sitting 2 games back. As for the race of all races, it has to be in the NL West. Both the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres are tied for first at 36-22. The third place Arizona Diamondbacks are only 1 game back at 35-23. You would think that’s all the .500 teams in the division, but it’s not. The fourth place San Francisco Giants are even 10 games above .500 at 34-24 and are a mere 2 games out of being the top divisional dog. Is that it? Nope! The last place team is even over .500 with a 32-26 record. Tough to call them the last place team with that record. Plus, they are only 4 games out of the top spot in the division.

Here’s a look at some of the top players for the week:

1B First base production has been down recently, but Adam Lind(ATL) had a big week as he scored 52.559pts. He was the top scoring Real Deal player in Week #13 and the only player to score more than 50pts. He raised his season point total up to 289.104pts and that ranks him 9th among 1B. He’s quietly making noise in the league. That is, if it’s even possible to make noise quietly(hmmm, something to ponder). The second highest 1B score came from an unsuspecting candidate as Mitch Moreland(BOS) scored 37.428pts. His first time over 30pts this year, he now has 178.851pts on the season.

2B Only two 2B scored over 40pts this past week and they were led by Neil Walker(MIN). He exploded for 48.393pts and had the second highest score of the week just behind Lind. It was the first time he scored over 40pts and only the second time over 30pts as he scored 33.412pts back in Week #3. I guess his big games are in weeks that have a 3 in them. So he’s my pick from Player Of The Week in week #23. A familiar name came in second at Jose Altuve(HOU) scored 42.108pts. That was after a solid 39.521pt week last week. He’s third in the league for 2B in season points with 305.82pts, behind only Brian Dozier(LAA) 313.358, & Jason Kipnis(SDP) 352.025.

3B Through 11 weeks, Cesar Hernandez(PHI) only has 21pts on the season. Since then, he’s exploded the last 2 weeks with 45.271pts last week and the top score for 3B with 45.861pts this week. Just like that, he now has 112.81pts on the season. Sure, he may be only ranked 29th for 3B, but he basically did that in a mere 2 weeks. Kris Bryant(CHC) was the only other 3B to score over 30pts as he had 34.36pts. Since starting he Real Deal career in Week #2, he been very consistent and now has 269.246pts on the season. Consistent enough to be ranked 5th for 3B in season points.

SS Erick Aybar(MIN) had a 2 game stretch where he scored over 20pts and that was in Week #6 & 7. He hadn’t broke 20pts since then. That is until this past week when he scored a career best 47.449pts. The only SS to break 40pts this week, he has 205.561pts on the season. Breaking 200pts, vaulted him up to 6th in season points for SS. Xander Bogaerts(BOS) seems to be riding a roller coaster, or on the end of a yo-yo, or sitting on a seesaw the past several week. Those were the only up & down analogies that quickly popped into my head. Check out his scores since Week #7: 29.26, 6.64, 29.933, 9.53, 27.35, 13.217, & now 30.781 in Week #13. Do you see why I was looking for those analogies? Since I have been adamant that STATISTICS NEVER LIE, don’t expect Xander to hit even 15pts in Week #14. I’ll pause the article here to let you all go check his Week #14 numbers. Even still, Bogaerts is ranked 4th for 3B with 236.824pts on the season.

OF After scoring 9.25pts in Week #9, Ryan Braun’s(KCR) numbers have gone up each and every week. He now scored 47.92pts this past week and it was his 2nd best total of the season and the 3rd time he scored over 40pts. He now has 323.45pts on the season and is ranked 5th among OF’s. There are only 8 OF’s in the league with more than 300pts. With two 40pt games in the past 3 weeks, J.D. Martinez(TEX) had the 2nd best OF score with 46.01pts. He has been on a tear the last 4 weeks with 133pts scored and has climbed his season total up to 289.086pts. He is even ranked 11th in season points for all OF’s and that’s a pretty competitive position.

C Jonathan Lucroy(BOS) missed Weeks 4-8 with injuries, but since his return, he’s slowly starting to find his offensive groove. This week, he was the top scoring catcher with 35.511pts and that performance pushed his season total over 100pts to 110.809pts. With catchers being a tough offensive scoring position, he has already climbed to 16th in the league in season points. Yasmani Grandal(CHC) has been performing sporadically this season. He went from -2.883pts last week to a 31.14pt Week #13. He was 1 of only 3 catchers to break 30pts this week. His season total is now up to 134.259pts and he is ranked 11th among catchers.

SP Where did Mike Montgomery(LAA) come from? Out of nowhere, I guess. Isn’t that where most surprises come from? He made his first appearance just 4 weeks ago, he had a impressive 29.75pt performance last week and he topped that off with a league best 31pts this week and he was the only SP to score more than 30pts. His season total is now 68.75pts for the Angels. Jordan Zimmermann(HOU) had his first 20pt week of the season as he scored 29pts in Week #13. Since Week #5, Zimmermann has been in double digits every week except for Week #10. He has now raised his season point total up to 127pts.

RP David Robertson(HOU) had the top RP week as he nearly hit 20pts with a 19.25pts week. It was his first time in 3 weeks to hit double digits and only the second time in the last 7 weeks. He now has 127pts on the season and is ranked 10th in season points for RP’s. Mark Melancon(CHC) has had 6 straight weeks in double digits as he scored another 18.5pts this past week. That type of consistency has him with 152pts on the season and is ranked 3rd for RP’s behind only Glen Perkins(MIN) 155.75 and Trevor Rosenthal(STL) 160.75.

To see all the players listed as the 3 Stars, check them out below:

FIRST BASE:

Adam Lind………………….Braves……………….52.559

Mitch Moreland…………..Red Sox……………..37.428

Justin Bour………………….Indians……………….36.455

SECOND BASE:

Neil Walker………………….Twins………………….48.393

Jose Altuve………………….Astros…………………42.108

Scooter Gennett……………Reds…………………34.256

THIRD BASE:

Cesar Hernandez………….Phillies……………….45.861

Kris Bryant………………….Cubs…………………..34.360

Yasmani Tomas……………Royals………………..29.734

SHORTSTOP:

Erick Aybar…………………Twins………………….47.449

Xander Bogaerts………….Red Sox………………30.781

Hanley Ramirez…………..Brewers………………29.319

OUTFIELDER:

Ryan Braun…………………Royals…………………47.920

J.D. Martinez………………Rangers……………….46.010

Gerrardo Parra…………….White Sox……………43.454

CATCHER:

Jonathan Lucroy…………..Red Sox……………….35.511

Yasmani Grandal………….Cubs……………………31.140

Buster Posey………………..Giants………………….30.593

STARTING PITCHER:

Clay Buchholz……………..Red Sox……………….32.750

Mike Montgomery………..Angels…………………31.000

Jordan Zimmermann……..Astros………………….29.000

RELIEF PITCHER:

David Robertson…………..Astros…………………..19.250

Mark Melancon…………….Cubs…………………….18.500

Glen Perkins…………………Min………………………18.250

Two Openings in Real Deal Dynasty Basketball for 2015-16 Season

We are accepting applications to join our 30 Team dynasty basketball league. We currently have two open teams that we are looking to fill before our off-season activities begin on August 1st.

 

League Highlights

 

  1. $50 Franchise Fees
  2. All 30 NBA Teams
  3. 15 Man rosters
  4. Salaries/Contracts
  5. Full 82-Game schedule
  6. Extensive Off-Season roster management

 

If you are interested in joining our league, please review the League Constitution and fill out an Owner Application.

 

The open teams are the Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks…

 

Brooklyn Nets Roster

Pos Move Name Status Sal Con FPts FP/G Type GP Min 3Pt Pts OReb DReb Reb Ast St Blk TO 2D+3D Action
PG
Williams, Deron PG,GBKN  Active 18,466,130 2019 2384.25 35.06 68 2114:02 87 886 29 208 237 448 64 17 154 11
SG
Evans, Tyreke PG,SG,GNO  Active 11,796,247 2019 3403.73 43.09 79 2689:50 69 1,313 82 336 418 520 100 38 246 20
G
Shumpert, Iman SG,G,SF,FCLE Active 1,703,760 2018 1455.08 23.47 62 1544:39 67 496 55 169 224 135 81 16 91 2
SF
Hairston, P.J. SG,G,SF,FCHA  Active 1,419,200 2017 613.41 13.63 45 687:15 49 254 22 70 92 21 21 13 22 1
PF
Davis, Ed PF,F,CPOR Active 3,153,860 2017 2386.51 30.21 79 1840:05 0 656 230 370 600 94 49 98 57 6
F
Vonleh, Noah PF,FPOR   Active 1,419,200 2017 296.81 11.87 25 258:30 5 83 28 58 86 4 4 9 11 1
C
Adams, Steven COKC Active 2,090,880 2018 2027.33 28.96 70 1770:37 0 537 199 323 522 65 38 85 99 10
Flx
Lopez, Brook CBKN Active 14,693,906 2019 2917.54 40.52 72 2100:18 1 1,236 214 321 535 50 43 126 104 17
Watson, C.J. PG,GORL  Reserve 2,016,000 2016 1434.74 25.17 57 1421:57 70 570 18 145 163 208 57 9 100 0
Jenkins, John SG,G,SF,F(N/A)  Reserve 1,258,800 2015 277.64 11.57 24 297:06 21 135 2 37 39 13 10 0 8 0
Smith, Ish PG,G(N/A)  Reserve 951,463 2016 926.45 16.84 55 831:37 18 338 15 85 100 180 36 6 78 0
Kelly, Ryan SF,PF,FLAL Reserve 490,180 2017 971.66 18.69 52 1233:16 45 332 13 133 146 92 29 24 37 0
Robinson, Thomas PF,FBKN Reserve 3,526,440 2017 1065.72 19.74 54 797:43 0 308 95 208 303 33 33 20 59 4
Reserve spot(s) available: Limited by Max Players on Team
Inj Res spot(s) available: 2
Ennis, Tyler PG,GMIL  Minors 880,600 2017 371.43 11.26 33 411:26 12 121 7 28 35 73 18 5 42 0
Minors spot(s) available: 1
Totals 20532.31 26.49 775 17998:26 444 7,265 1,009 2,491 3,500 1,936 583 466 1,108 72
Active:  8     Reserve:  5     Minors:  1

Draft Picks

Year Picks (for current season, after draft order is finalized, picks are shown as Round-Pick, Round-Pick, …)
2015 1-7, 2-7
2016 1, 2
2017 1, 2
Salary   Used: $62,986,066     Remaining: $18,613,934      Cap: $81,600,000

 

 

Dallas Mavericks Roster

Pos Move Name Status Sal Con FPts FP/G Type GP Min 3Pt Pts OReb DReb Reb Ast St Blk TO 2D+3D Action
PG
Ellis, Monta PG,SG,G(N/A)   Active 8,000,000 2019 2960.91 37.01 80 2699:16 81 1,513 34 156 190 329 148 25 198 3
SG
Vasquez, Greivis PG,SG,GMIL Active 2,150,188 2018 1937.84 23.63 82 1990:41 133 775 23 194 217 302 46 10 119 0
G
Stauskas, Nik SG,GPHI   Active 2,210,900 2017 784.32 10.74 73 1126:32 48 319 11 77 88 67 20 17 40 0
SF
Parsons, Chandler SF,PF,FDAL  Active 3,000,000 2019 2288.27 34.67 66 2186:11 132 1,037 64 259 323 162 69 19 96 3
PF
Gordon, Aaron PF,FORL  Active 2,643,600 2017 758.12 16.13 47 796:56 13 243 46 123 169 33 21 22 38 1
F
Stephenson, Lance SG,G,SF,FLAC  Active 930,000 2019 1541.65 25.27 61 1573:13 18 501 38 238 276 240 38 8 128 2
C
Hansbrough, Tyler PF,F,C(N/A)  Active 3,183,000 2015 980.7 13.25 74 1057:35 1 270 106 158 264 21 30 15 20 2
Flx
Parker, Tony PG,GSA Active 12,500,000 2018 1967.58 28.94 68 1952:38 38 976 15 114 129 335 44 2 146 1
Datome, Luigi SG,G,SF,FBOS Reserve 1,750,000 2015 215.65 10.27 21 209:13 18 105 3 26 29 9 2 7 9 0
Larkin, Shane PG,GBKN Reserve 1,536,960 2017 1510.07 19.87 76 1864:34 35 470 29 147 176 226 93 9 83 1
Varejao, Anderson PF,F,CCLE  Reserve 9,036,364 2018 742.45 28.56 26 635:35 0 255 57 113 170 36 19 16 35 2
Reserve spot(s) available: Limited by Max Players on Team
Inj Res spot(s) available: 2
Minors spot(s) available: 2
Totals 15687.57 23.28 674 16092:31 517 6,464 426 1,605 2,031 1,760 530 150 912 15
Active:  8     Reserve:  3

Draft Picks

Year Picks (for current season, after draft order is finalized, picks are shown as Round-Pick, Round-Pick, …)
2015 1-6, 2-6
2016 1, 2
2017 1, 2
Salary   Used: $46,941,012     Remaining: $34,658,988      Cap: $81,600,000

 

 

Feel free to contact me for more information.

 

Bryan Luhrs
League Developer & Executive League Commissioner
bluhrs@realdealdynasty.com

3 Stars Real Deal Dynasty Baseball Week #12

Nolan Arenado(SDP) let you a sigh of relief as he blasted a HR and scored 69.55pts in Week #12
Nolan Arenado(SDP) let you a sigh of relief as he blasted a HR and scored 69.55pts in Week #12

 

So it’s Sunday evening and I’m watching the Sunday Night Game of the Week when I get a knock on the door. In a loud official voice, I hear, “Search & Rescue!”. We’ve been having some pretty impressive thunderstorms every evening this past week. Cool, they need my help in battling Mother Nature. I run to the door and open it wide. “Are you the Real Deal weekly article writer?” I answer,
“Uhh….ya.” He smiled at me like he found an escaped NY convict. “You’re commish has filed an APB for your whereabouts. You haven’t published your article yet.” I just stared at him dumb-founded. “First of all, it’s not called an APB, it should be filed as a missing person’s reports. Second of all, it’s only Sunday and I just have to have the article in before the start of the next week. As long as the Sunday night game is still being played, I’m not late!!” So I send him on his way, as I finish writing this week’s article and get it submitted just in the nick of time.

Week #12 still has the Tampa Bay Rays with the top record in the Real Deal League with a 45-9 record. They are holding a 5 game lead in the NL East over the Boston Red Sox who are at 40-14. In the AL West, the Houston Astros continue to roll as they upped their record to 43-11. They also increased their division lead over the Texas Rangers to 8 games as they have a 35-19 record. The NL Central is still deadlocked at the top of the division with the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers both tied with 41-13 records. With a 13 game lead over the 3rd place team, it seems to be a 2 horse race. The NL East has 2 teams over .500 and the division is led by the New York Mets with a 39-15 record. In 2nd place is the Miami Marlins with a 34-20 record as they sit 5 game back. In the AL Central, it’s becoming a 3 team race. The Kansas City Royals sit atop the division with a 36-18 record and they have a 4 game lead over the Minnesota Twins at 32-22. Sitting in 3rd place, the Detroit Tigers are also above .500 at 30-24. They are six games back but only 2 games behind the Twins. Then you have the exciting NL West. That is where all 5 teams are above the .500 mark and we’re not just talking 1 game over .500. Both the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks are tied for 1st place with identical 34-20 records. It’s not a comfortable lead as the Colorado Rockies are 1 game back at 33-21. If that doesn’t make it a tight enough race, the Los Angeles Dodgers are only 2 games back at 32-22. It’s tough to say the San Francisco Giants are the last place team as they are 6 games above .500 with a 30-24 record. They are only 4 games out from being last to first.

Here’s a look at some of the top players for the week:

1B This wasn’t the most productive position this week. Edwin Encarnacion(MIL) did lead the way with 32.99pts. It was the third time this season he scored over 30pts. He has 242.478pts on the season and is ranked 9th among 1B. Prince Fielder(PIT) had the 2nd best week for 1B as he scored 32.955pts. There are only four 1B with over 300pts this season and Fielder is 4th with 317.304pts.

2B Matt Duffy(NYM) has been playing 3B this season but is also listed as a 2B, so here he is as the top scoring 2B with 43.85pts on the week. Before this week, he hadn’t even scored over 30pts. He does have 183.366pts on the season. Jose Altuve(HOU) had the second highest score with 39.521pts. He broke out of a Real Deal slump as he had only scored 8pts in the last 2 weeks. He does have 263.712pts on the season and is ranked 3rd for 2B in season points.

3B The Real Deal League was led by Nolan Arenado(SDP) in Week #12 with 69.55pts. The only player to score over 60pts this past week. Arenado has been hot lately with over 25pts in each of the last 6 weeks. He’s pushed his season total up to 339.866pts and has climbed up to second among 3B behind only Todd Frazier(HOU) and his 359.746pts. Maikel Franco(PHI) didn’t make his first appearance in the Real Deal until Week #6. Since then, he’s broken 40pts for the second time and scored 51.266pts this week. He now has 189.139pts on the season in only 7 weeks.

SS Carlos Correa(HOU) made his Real Deal debut 3 weeks ago. In Week #1, he scored 20.547pts. Last week, he had 35.714pts. I guess that wasn’t impressive enough for a rookie, so he went off with 41.748pts this week. In three short weeks, he already has 98.009pts. Ben Zobrist(SEA) followed up last week’s 50.255pt performance with another 31.832pts in Week #12. Zobrist now has 179.339pts on the season. He’s now ranked 9th for SS.

OF Brett Gardner(TBR) had a solid 34pts last week and followed that up with the top OF score of 53.773pts this week. He was 1 of only 2 OF’s to score over 50pts this week. Gardner now has 297.63pts on the season. He has sneakily or quietly moved up to 5th in season points among all outfielders. Curtis Granderson(DET) had only broken 20pts in a week twice this season. He never scored 30pts, but never mind all that as he exploded for 50.291pts in Week #12. That shot up his season total up to 206.241pts.

C The top scoring catcher in the Real Deal is Buster Posey(SFG) by a wide margin. He widened that gap even more as he scored 41.406pts this past week. It’s his first time this season scoring over 40pts and he now has 296.634pts. The next closest catcher is Russell Martin(DET) with 267.531pts. A new name in the 3 Stars category is Wilin Rosario(MIN) as he scored 34.38pts. He nearly doubled his season total as he has 77.308pts. This is the 8th week he has played in the league. He only played in 2 of the first 6 weeks and has appeared in the last 6 weeks.

SP Dallas Keuchel(SFG) helped the teams 1-2 punch as he was the top SP with 31.75pts. It was his second time over 30pts as he did it in Week #8 too. He now has 187.25pts on the season and is ranked 2nd for SP’s behind only Max Scherzer(DET). The other part of this week’s 1-2 punch was Madison Bumgarner(SFG). He was the only other SP to score over 30pts as he had 31.25pts. That was his first week of the season to score over 30pts and only the second time he eclipsed 20pts. He does have 160.25pts on the season and is ranked 11th among SP’s.

RP Greg Holland(NYY) led all relievers with 19pts this week. He’s missed 3 weeks this season and it’s only the second time he’s scored over 15pts. He has 88pts on the season. Roberto Osuna(TOR) made his first appearance on 3 Stars with a 17.75pts scored. He scored 14.25pts in Week #1 but hadn’t reached double digits again until this past week. He only had 9pts scored in the past 4 weeks but has now pushed his season total up to 80.5pts.

To see all the players listed as the 3 Stars, check them out below:

FIRST BASE:

Edwin Encarnacion………..Brewers…………….32.990

Prince Fielder………………..Pirates……………….32.955

Albert Pujols…………………Astros……………….29.665

SECOND BASE:

Matt Duffy…………………..Mets…………………..43.850

Jose Altuve………………….Astros…………………39.521

Brandon Phillips…………..Rockies………………38.480

THIRD BASE:

Nolan Arenado…………….Padres…………………69.550

Maikel Franco……………..Phillies……………….51.266

Cesar Hernandez………….Phillies……………….45.271

SHORTSTOP:

Carlos Correa………………Astros………………….41.748

Ben Zobrist…………………Mariners………………31.832

Elvis Andrus……………….Pirates………………….29.510

OUTFIELDER:

Brett Gardner………………Rays…………………….53.773

Curtis Granderson……….Tigers…………………..50.291

Torii Hunter………………..Twins…………………..42.445

CATCHER:

Buster Posey………………..Giants………………….41.406

Wilin Rosario………………Twins…………………..34.380

Dioner Navarro……………Cardinals………………25.037

STARTING PITCHER:

Dallas Keuchel…………….Giants………………….31.750

Madison Bumgarner……..Giants………………….31.250

Mike Montgomery………..Angels…………………29.750

RELIEF PITCHER:

Greg Holland……………….Yankees………………19.000

Roberto Osuna……………..Blue Jays…………….17.750

Wade Davis………………….Cardinals…………….17.250