3 Stars Real Deal Dynasty Baseball Week #19

Josh Donaldson(TOR) unloaded on this pitch & unloaded on the Real Deal with another league leading week with 65.011pts.
Josh Donaldson(TOR) unloaded on this pitch & unloaded on the Real Deal with another league leading week of 65.011pts.

 

Week #19 Recap: In the NL Central, the Chicago Cubs now sit atop the division and the Real Deal league with the best record in baseball. At 69-16, they have finally surpassed the Tampa Bay Rays. Even with all the excitement, they can’t quite shake the Milwaukee Brewers. In 2nd place, the Brewers are still only 3 games back with a 66-19 record. The Tampa Bay Rays do have the second best record in the league with a 68-17 tally. They are still in 1st place in the AL East. But, they too are not running away with the division. There, the Boston Red Sox continue to hunt down(or do I dare say, fish down?) the Rays(do you even fish for Rays?). Anyway, the Red Sox remain 3 games back. The AL West is still led by the Houston Astros with a 65-20 record. The 2nd place foes are currently 7 games back with a 58-27 record. Honorable Mention goes out to the Los Angeles Angels as they are still above .500 with a 43-42 record. The NL East also has a 60 win team with the New York Mets in 1st place with a 60-25 record. In second place are the Miami Marlins at 54-31 and they are 6 games back. It has been the same two teams at the top for quite a while. The Washington National remain above .500 with a 44-41 record but they are 10 games out of 2nd place. And we have a tie! That’s what the NL West is currenlty looking like. Both the Colorado Rockies & the Arizona Diamondbacks are tied for 1st place with identical 55-30 records. Another 50 win team, the San Francisco Giants are currently in 3rd place in the division and sitting 5 games back at 50-35. The AL Central still has the Minnesota Twins in 1st place with a record of 54-31. The Detroit Tigers are in 2nd place and are only 4 games back with a 50-35 record. Still within striking distance are the Kansas City Royals. Even though they are currently in 3rd place with a 49-36 record, they are only 1 game behind the Tigers and only 5 games out of 1st place. This division still has plenty of time to shake things up.

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

1B Only two 1B broke the 40pt mark this past week and they were led by Edwin Encarnacion(MIL) as he scored 42.112pts. He’s back on track after only scoring 8pts last week. This is the 5th time this season that he has scored over 30pts and the 2nd time over 40pts. He has 409.976pts and he’s just outside the TOP 10 for 1B as he is ranked 12th. Miguel Cabrera(DET) is ranked in the Top 10, right at the 10 slot with 419.394pts. He had a solid week as he scored 41.853pts. His Top 10 ranking is pretty impressive considering he missed 4 weeks of the season (Weeks 14-17). This is the 4th time he scored over 40pts and he’s averaged a solid 27.95pts per week for the 15 weeks he’s appeared in.

2B A pretty solid offensive week for 2B as three guys scored over 40pts. They were led by Dee Gordon(MIL) as he scored 48.274pts. It was his biggest week of the season and the first time he went over the 40pt mark. That pushed his season point total over 400pts as he has 401.197pts. That ranks him 5th for 2B on the season. Ian Kinsler(TEX) came in with 47.273pts. He’s no stranger to big scores as he’s the #2 ranked 2B in the Real Deal behind only Jose Altuve(HOU) as he has 440.43pts on the season. This is the 4th time this season Kinsler has scored over 40pts but it’s the 3rd time in the last 5 weeks, as he’s been on a hot streak of late.

3B There were three players to score over 50pts this past week and two of them played 3B. Leading the way, was none other than Josh Donaldson(TOR). He scored a league best 65.011pts and is also the top scoring 3B on the season with 592.803pts. This is the 2nd time in 3 weeks that he scored over 50pts. Rookie, Kris Bryant(CHC) isn’t fazed by the dog days of August as he piled up another 52.72pts. It was the 2nd time this year that he reached the 50pt mark. He also has 404.94pts on the season and is ranked an impressive 5th among 3B.

SS Speaking of Rookies, how about Jung Ho Kang(MIL)? He led all SS with 37.727pts on the week. He didn’t really start getting Real Deal playing time until Week #10. Taking advantage of being in the lineup, he has scored over 30pts in 3 of the last 5 weeks. He now has 189.291pts on the season. From a Rookie to a Vet, Jose Reyes(TBR) was the only other SS to break 30pts as he scored 34.504pts. He was in a bit of a funk recently as he had only scored 19.2pts in the previous 3 weeks. He did break 300 season points as he now has 307.213pts. That has him ranked 8th for SS. This Vet appears to still have gas in the tank.

OF A.J. Pollock(ARI) was the only non-3B to score over 50pts as he had 58.246pts. He may have been flying under the radar, but no more! After back to back 50pt weeks, that should get the attention of MVP voters. If not that, what about the fact that he’s the top scoring OF in the Real Deal League? Yep, no need to talk about Trout or Harper, he’s surpassed both of them as he has 533.27pts on the season. Well, I better not get too overboard. He’s only got about a 4pt lead over the both of them, but he is currently the King of the OF’er Hill. Close to 50pts was Yoenis Cespedes(HOU). He scored 49.951pts as he enjoyed his best week of the season. He has been rolling lately as he has scored over 20pts for 6 weeks in a row. This is also the 3rd time in 6 weeks where he scored over 30pts. He climbed his season point total up to 455.152pts. Good enough to rank him 9th overall for OF’ers.

C Miguel Montero(ARI) was the top scoring catcher with 39.454pts. It was his first time in double-digits since he scored 37pts in Week #10. He had struggled in between as he had only scored 26pts. He did push his season point total up to 203.522 and that pushed him back into the Top 10 in the #10 slot. Yadir Molina(COL) was in the #2 slot this week with 28.260pts. That’s back to back 20+pt weeks. That’s the fifth time he scored over 20pts and he now has 287.971pts. He is ranked 7th among all Real Deal catchers.

SP The top SP of the week has to be an obvious choice as he threw a no-hitter. Mike(they can’t put out all the)Fiers (MIN) led all SP’s with 39.75pts. It was easily his best week of the season. He’d only broken 20pts once this season and that was in Week #12. He now has 193.25pts and he is ranked 26th among all SP’s. He is quietly have a solid season and has more points than the big names of Jon Lester, Jordan Zimmermann, & Clay Buchholz just to name a few. Chris Archer(TBR) also had a big week as he scored 30.75pts. A nice turn around after scoring -6pts last week. He’s not under anybodys radar as he is ranked 5th for SP’s with 283.5pts on the season.

RP There was only 1 RP over 20pts this week and it was by a large margin. Carlos Rodon(CHW) scored 29.25pts. It was his biggest week of the season and the first time he scored over 20pts. He has now scored 48.5pts in the last 2 weeks and has climbed his season point total up to 114pts. Ken Giles(SEA) came in with 18pts this week. Since taking over the Phillies closer role, he’s scored in double-digits in 4 of the last 5 weeks as he has 168.5pts this season. That already has him in the Top 20 for RP’s as he’s ranked 19th

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

FIRST BASE:

Edwin Encarnacion……..Brewers……………..42.112

Miguel Cabrera…………..Tigers…………………41.853

Joey Votto…………………..Red Sox……………..33.699

SECOND BASE:

Dee Gordon………………..Brweers……………..48.274

Ian Kinsler………………….Rangers………………47.273

Yangervis Solarte………..D-Backs……………..40.868

THIRD BASE:

Josh Donaldson…………..Blue Jays…………….65.011

Kris Bryant…………………Cubs…………………..52.720

Nick Castellanos…………Tigers………………….42.929

SHORTSTOP:

Jung Ho Kang……………..Brewers………………37.727

Jose Reyes………………….Rays……………………34.504

Yunel Escobar……………..Cubs……………………29.553

OUTFIELDER:

A.J. Pollock………………..D-Backs…………….58.246

Yoenis Cespedes………….Astros………………..49.591

Curtis Granderson……….Tigers…………………45.687

CATCHER:

Miguel Montero………….D-Backs……………..39.454

Yadir Molina………………Rockies………………28.260

Kyle Schwarber…………..Cubs………………….26.346

STARTING PITCHER:

Mike Fiers…………………..Twins…………………39.750

Chris Archer………………..Rays…………………..30.750

Raisel Iglesias……………..Orioles………………..30.500

RELIEF PITCHER:

Carlos Rodon………………..White Sox………….29.250

Ken Giles……………………..Mariners…………….18.000

Addison Reed……………….White Sox…………..17.750

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