3 Stars Real Deal Dynasty Baseball Week #15

Rougned Odor(CHC) was the top scoring Real Deal player in Week #15 as he scored 77.914pts.
Rougned Odor(CHC) was the top scoring Real Deal player in Week #15 as he scored 77.914pts.

 

Week #15: We have a new Top Dog in the Real Deal Dynasty League. The Houston Astros now have the best record in the league at 55-12 and have a 9 game lead in the AL West. They are ahead of the Texas Rangers and their 46-21 record. The once mighty Tampa Bay Rays of the AL East ran into the buzz saw known as the NL West. They dropped all 5 of their games in the past week and dropped to 53-14. They are still atop their division and hold a 3 game lead over the Boston Red Sox who have a 50-17 record. Tied for the second best record in the league with Tampa Bay is the Chicago Cubs out of the NL Central at 53-14. Not giving up the chase, the Milwaukee Brewers remain in second place and are only 3 games back with a 50-17 record. In the NL East, the New York Mets remain atop the division with a 46-21 record. The only other team in the division above the .500 mark are the second place Miami Marlins and their 42-25 record as they sit 4 games back. Then you have the mighty NL West. The top 4 teams are all within 3 games of each other and the last place Los Angeles Dodgers have an impressive 36-31 record (impressive for a last place team). Currentlty, the Colorado Rockies are atop the heap with a 43-24 record, but this division’s standings change on a weekly basis. The San Francisco Giants were once in last place and now they’re in second place at 42-25 and are only 1 game behind the Rockies. It appears that the Musical Chairs for first place will continue all the way to the final week of the regular season. Finally, you have the AL Central. Not to be outdone, they have the closest divisional race in the league. Both the Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals are tied for first place with identical records of 42-25. They’re overall point totals are also close and only separated by about 150pts. That is close considering that they both have well over 15,000pts on the season.

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

1B Joey Votto(BOS) had the second highest score of the week as he scored 77.9pts and led all 1B by a wide margin. He’d been on a slight slump lately as he had only scored 47pts in the last month. Now, he has bumped his season point total up to 396pts. That ranks him 3rd among 1B behind only Anthony Rizzo(CHC) & Paul Goldschmidt(ARI). David Ortiz(ATL) is really a DH, but since I don’t track a DH category, I had to slip him into the 1B slot which I think he will make an appearance at during inter-league MLB games. This past week, he scored 55.345pts and it was by far his best game of the season as he hadn’t even broken 30pts yet. He now has 287.662pts on the season.

2B The top scoring Real Deal Player this past week was by a mere .014pts as Rougned Odor(CHC) led all players with 77.914pts. So far, it’s been a tale of 2 different seasons for Odor. He stunk it up early(there’s your “Pun Of The Week”) with only about 33.5pts scored in the first 5 weeks. Then, he missed week’s 6-10. Since his return in week #11, he’s scored about 160pts in 5 weeks. The only other IF to score over 60pts was Robinson Cano(STL). He scored 65.827pts as he now has over 100pts in the last 3 weeks. He has 250.439pts on the season and is ranked 12th among 2B.

3B Only one 3B scored over 50pts and that was Kyle Seager(SFG). He scored 51.39pts this week & had 29.45pts last week as that marked his best two weeks of the season. That pushed him over the 300pt mark on the season with 308.727pts and he is ranked 6th among all 3B. Todd Frazier(HOU) is the top 3B in the Real Deal League with 429pts, but has struggled with 20pts in Week’s 13 & 14. He broke out this week with a 48.611pts. He now holds a 10pt lead over Josh Donaldson(TOR) in season points.

SS Jose Iglesias(LAD) started the season with 55pts in the first two weeks. Since then, he hasn’t had a 20pt week until now. He led all SS with 45.727pts. Getting over the 200pt mark on the season, he now has 214.268pts. The Real Deal League has 18 SS with over 200pts and Iglesias is ranked 15th. Another SS that just surpassed 200pts is Alexei Ramirez(STL) as he scored 44.322pts. It’s only the 2nd time this season he scored over 30pts as he had 31.434pts back in Week #5. He now has 221.773pts and is ranked 13th among shortstops.

OF Several OF’s scored over 50pts in this extended week, but only one OF scored over 60pts. It was none other than last week’s top outfielder as Mike Trout(MIA) led the way with 60.141pts. It was back to back 60pt weeks for Trout, and he’s the league’s leading OF with 472.808pts on the season. He’s now knocking on the door of Paul Goldschmidt(ARI) as the league’s top scorer. Goldschmidt was the first player in the league to reach the 500pt mark.

C There was only one catcher to score over 40pts. It would be who you’d expect it to be. Buster Posey(SFG) is the top scoring catcher in the league and has 100pts more than the second highest scoring catcher. He scored 44.136pts and now has 385.913pts on the season. Posey scored in single digits back in week’s #2 & 3, but has been in double digits every week since then. Rookie Alert! Rookie Alert! Kyle Schwarber(CHC) made his Real Deal debut and cruised with a 38.375pt performance as he made playing in the Real Deal look easy. Not too shabby of a start to his career.

SP Clayton Kershaw(LAD) is on a hot streak as he scored 32.75pts last week and led all SP’s with 53.75pts this week. He was the only SP to score over 40pts. He’s also second among all SP’s with 267.75pts. Max Scherzer(DET) is the top SP with 279.25pts. After getting bombed the week before and scoring -11.5pts, Cole Hamels(PHI) got back on track as he scored 36pts in Week #15. Hamels has been up & down the past 4 weeks with two weeks in negative points and two weeks with over 25pts. He now has 188.5pts on the season and is ranked 16th for all SP’s.

RP With the extended week, the RP scores really shot up. Craig Kimbrel(WAS) led the way with a 35.5 performance. That put him in double digits in 3 of the last 4 weeks as he now has 165.75pts on the season. That ranks him 6th for RP’s. Andrew Miller(BOS) finally got back into double digits as he scored 28.75pts. He missed weeks 11-13 and only scored 6.25pts last week. In the first 9 weeks of the season, he had 124.5pts, but had only scored 6.5pts the next 4 weeks before his 28.75pt week. He now has 159.75pts on the season.

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

FIRST BASE:

Joey Votto…………………..Red Sox……………..77.900

David Ortiz…………………Braves……………….55.345

Adrian Gonzalez………….Dodgers……………..52.558

SECOND BASE:

Rougned Odor…………….Cubs………………….77.914

Robinson Cano……………Cardinals……………65.827

Jose Altuve…………………Astros………………..55.973

THIRD BASE:

Kyle Seager…………………Giants……………….51.390

Todd Frazier………………..Astros……………….48.611

Mike Moustakas…………..Royals………………45.699

SHORTSTOP:

Jose Iglesias………………..Dodgers…………….45.727

Alexei Ramirez……………Cardinals…………..44.322

Ian Desmond……………….D-Backs……………44.290

OUTFIELDER:

Mike Trout………………….Marlins……………….60.141

Carlos Gonzalez…………..Rockies………………58.190

Nelson Cruz…………………Rockies………………56.645

CATCHER:

Buster Posey………………..Giants…………………44.136

Kyle Schwarber……………Cubs……………………38.375

J.T. Realmuto………………Marlins………………..37.140

STARTING PITCHER:

Clayton Kershaw………….Dodgers……………….53.750

Cole Hamels………………..Phillies………………..36.000

Garrett Richards…………..Angels…………………33.750

RELIEF PITCHER:

Craig Kimbrel……………..Nationals……………..35.500

Andrew Miller……………..Red Sox………………28.750

Joaquin Benoit…………….Padres………………….26.500

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