The 2019 fantasy baseball regular season has come to an end. The season looked promising, but it ended with a dud. We went out with a bang against the defending league champions, who also didn’t make the playoffs.
In the last week of the season, we made one transaction. Edwin Encarnacion came back from his injury after only eight at-bats in the minor leagues. He was impressive in that small amount of time, so the Yankees called him up.
We dropped Mike Moustakas (INF – Milwaukee) to make room on the roster. Moustakas was one of the remaining original draft selections on the team. He was in the top five for production on the year, but he wasn’t a Yankee and needed to go.
Weekly Move Total: 1/4
Season Move Total: 45/60
MATCHUP AND SCORES
The defending champions had us on the ropes most of the week. There was only a sliver of light for us, and that came on Tuesday. After that our starting line up just couldn’t keep up with the all-star talents of their diverse lineup.
It did feel amazing to notch a tie in the runs category, which prevented ItsNotRyanItsRyne from claiming a complete sweep. Our team finished the season with the only perfect week, 10-0, way back in Week 2. It was also the single week we sat in the first place.
STANDINGS AND TEAM STATS
During the season we occupied every spot in the standings from first to eighth. Sadly our goal was to finish in the top four, so we could make the playoffs, but it didn’t happen. We tried to avoid eighth, then the final week occurred, and it was curtains.
We finished 26 games out of fourth place and 29.5 games out of first place.
THE BENCH PLAYERS
The Yankees had a handful of injuries and players who didn’t play every day. We left a total of five runs on the bench which would have broken the 32-32 tie and given us one category win. Other than that, you can see that we didn’t mismanage the bench. Those guys didn’t put up any additional points, and the 0.233 batting average would not have affected anything.
When we look back to the season that could have been, the numbers are not pretty. The guys who finished the year on the team were not the same guys who started. The numbers looked great at the beginning and began to drop as the season progressed. When it was all settled, we only finished in the top five in four categories; batting average saves, earned run average, and WHIP.
Maybe if the team had stayed intact, barring long term injuries, we could have put up more of a fight. We finished strong in the batting average category but wanted to take the batting title.
We were once the most feared pitching lineup, where we were the leaders in strikeouts for weeks. After the collapse and numerous trades, we finished near the bottom of the league.
As we have mentioned in previous posts, next year, we don’t plan on having a strategy at the draft. We will just grab the next man available. Maybe these numbers will be different.
STUDS AND DUDS
Best Hitter: Jeff McNeil – INF/OF New York Mets
15 points = 5 R / 2 HR / 8 RBI / 0 SB / 0.360 BA
Worse Hitter: Luke Voit – 1B New York Yankees
0 points = 0 R / 0 HR / 0 RBI / 0 SB / 0.235 BA
Best Pitcher: Mark Scherzer – SP Washington
17 points = 1 W / 16 Ks / 3.75 ERA / 0.83 WHIP
Worse Pitcher: Aroldis Chapman – RP New York Yankees
0 points = 0 W / 0 Ks / 9.00 ERA / 1.50 WHIP
Stay tuned for next’s week recap of the
Ondskan Imperium fucking savages 2019 Fantasy Baseball season.