3 Stars Real Deal Dynasty Baseball Week #18

Even Madison Bumgarner(SFG) was surprised to find out he was the league's leading scorer. Even over the guys holding bats.
Even Madison Bumgarner(SFG) was surprised to find out he was the league’s leading scorer with 58.5pts. Even over the guys holding bats.

 

Week #18: There are 2 teams atop the Real Deal Dynasty League with the best overall record. In the NL Central, the Chicago Cubs are sitting in first place with a 64-16 record as they enjoyed an undefeated week. Still hanging tough are the Milwaukee Brewers at 61-19 and 3 games back. A slightly tighter race is the AL East with the Tampa Bay Rays on top at 64-16. It’s slightly tighter because the Boston Red Sox are only 2 games back at 62-18. The Red Sox are tied with the 2nd best record in the lead with division leading Houston Astros in the AL West. At 62-18, the Astros hold a 7 game lead over the Texas Rangers. The Rangers are currently 30 games over .500 at 55-25. The 7 game lead is the largest division lead in the Real Deal. In the NL East, the New York Mets are still in first place with a 56-24 record. There’s only 1 other team above .500 in the division and that is the Miami Marlins at 50-30. They are still within reach of the Mets as they are 6 games back. How about the NL West? All teams are still above .500, but there appears to be some separation starting to form. The Colorado Rockies are still in first place at 53-27. 3 games behind Colorado are the Arizona Diamondbacks and their 50-30 record. The San Francisco Giants are also hanging tough in 3rd place and 4 games back at 49-31. The AL Central also has a tight 3 team race. The Minnesota Twins are in 1st at 50-30 and only 2 games back are the Kansas City Royals with their 48-32 record. Still within striking distance are the Detroit Tigers and their 45-35 record. They are 5 games out of 1st and only 3 game out of 2nd place.

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

1B There was only one 1B to hit 50pts this week and that was Eric Hosmer(NYM). He scored 52.01pts and hit 50pts for the 2nd time in 3 weeks. He raised his season point total up to 426.861 and has moved up to 7th among 1B. For back to back weeks, Chris Davis(TBR) was the 2nd Star at 1B. This week, he scored 49.543pts after scoring 41pts last week. He has also scored 160pts in the last 4 weeks. He now has 408.892pts and is ranked 9th for 1B. He is also 1 of 10 1B that have over 400pts.

2B There were only three 2B to break 30pts and they were led by Robinson Cano(KCR). He scored 33.153pts. It was the 3rd time in the last 4 weeks that he scored over 30pts. He now has 330.801pts and his recent surge has him ranked 10th among 2B. Higher up the ladder and ranked 5th is D.J. LeMahieu(BAL). He too has three 30pt+ weeks out of the last four. This week, he scored 32.897pts. His season point total is now up to 381.026. He’s only behind the big names of Altuve, Dozier, Kipnis, & Kinsler.

3B In Week #11, Brock Holt(BAL) scored 53.131pts. In the six weeks following, he only managed 40pts. This week, he exploded for 42.487pts. He was the only 3B to break 40pts this week. He has 261.227pts and has broken into the Top 20 for 3B. He is now ranked 18th. Pedro Alvarez(PIT) seems to be mainly a 1B, but with his eligibility still for 3B too this season, this is where he falls. He scored 33pts this past week and this was the best week of his season and the first time over 30pts. He has been a middle of the pack 3B in the league as he ranked 16th at the position with 275.595pts.

SS Only 2 SS were able to break the 30pt mark and they were led by Ian Desmon(ARI) and his 39.647pts. In unlucky Week #13, he got hit with -7pts. Since then, he’s scored 100pts and has raised his season point total up to 261.703pts. That makes his SS ranking 13th(hope that doesn’t make it unlucky). Another guy that has position eligibility all over the place is Ben Zobrist(CHC). With his SS listing, he had the 2nd highest score of the week with 37.725pts. He’s had 3 of the last 4 week over 30pts. Zobrist now has 316.316pts and is ranked 5th overall for SS.

OF Coming into the week, Jackie Bradley Jr.(OAK) had only appeared four times and scored 47pts. This week, he exploded for 54.070pts and had the second highest score in the league. He’s also starting to get some consistent playing time with the Oakland A’s and it’s starting to show with the bat as he scored 31.333pts last week too. He has 101.89pts on the season with 84 of them coming in the last 2 weeks. A.J. Pollock(ARI) was right behind Bradley with a 51.648pt week. That marks his 4th week in which he scored over 40pts and he now has 475.024pts. That ranks him near the top of the OF leader board as he is ranked 5th overall.

C For the 4th time this season, J.T. Realmuto(MIA) scored over 20pts as he led all catchers with 25.25pts. He did miss the first 2 weeks of the season but is still in the Top 10 for catchers as he has 215.167pts. That ranks him 9th. Probably the hottest catcher in the league right now is Kyle Schwarber(CHC). He’s a 3 Star member in back to back weeks and the 3rd time in the last 4 weeks. This week, he scored 24.816pts. That helped him break the 100pt season mark as he now has 119.113pts and he basically done it all in just the last month. He is just outside the Top 20 for catchers as he’s ranked 21st.

SP In what has to be the best pitching week of the season, Madison Bumgarner(SFG) led all Real Deal player with 58.5pts scored. He had a 2 start week and managed nearly a 30pt average. Easily his best week of the season, his previous best was in Week #12 when he score 31.25pts. He now has 241.5pts and he vaulted into the Top 10 for SP’s with this week’s performance. He is now ranked 8th. Johnny Cueto(ARI) had the next best score with 38.75pts. He also scored over 30pts in Week #14 but had only scored 34.75pts in the following 3 weeks. He has 241.5 season points and is ranked 13th among all SP’s.

RP Only 1 RP scored over 20pts this past week. That RP was Kenley Jansen(NYY) as he led everybody at the position with 24.25pts. It was his best week of the season and only the 2nd time over 20pts for Jansen. He scored 20.25pts in Week #14. Carlos Rodon(CHW) was lucky to still be in the lineup as he had negative points in each of the last 2 weeks with a combined -11.25pts. He turned things around and had his best week of the season as he scored 19.25pts. Rodon now has 84.75pts on the season.

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

FIRST BASE:

Eric Hosmer………………..Mets…………………52.010

Chris Davis…………………Rays…………………49.543

David Ortiz…………………Braves………………46.984

SECOND BASE:

Robinson Cano……………Royals……………….33.153

D.J. LeMahieu…………….Orioles………………32.897

Matt Duffy………………….Mets………………….30.012

THIRD BASE:

Brock Holt…………………Orioles……………….42.487

Pedro Alvarez……………..Pirates……………….33.000

Todd Frazier……………….Astros………………..32.003

SHORTSTOP:

Ian Desmond………………D-Backs…………….39.647

Ben Zobrist………………..Cubs………………….37.725

Xander Bogaerts…………Red Sox……………..29.068

OUTFIELDER:

Jackie Bradley Jr…………Athletics…………….54.070

A.J. Pollock………………..D-Backs…………….51.648

Gregor Blanco……………White Sox…………..50.335

CATCHER:

J.T. Realmuto………………Marlins……………..25.250

Kyle Schwarber…………..Cubs………………….24.816

Yadir Molina……………….Rockies……………..23.520

STARTING PITCHER:

Madison Bumgarner……..Giants………………..58.500

Johnny Cueto……………….D-Backs…………….38.750

Hisashi Iwakuma………….Astros………………..36.750

RELIEF PITCHER:

Kenley Jansen………………Yankees……………..24.250

Carlos Rodon………………..White Sox………….19.250

Pedro Strop…………………..Dodgers……………..17.250

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