Pitcher List League Review: Week 11

The 11th weekly edition of the Pitcher List staff league review.

It’s time again to look at the past week in the Pitcher List staff leagues. Some of you may notice, this was posted a day late, a trend that will likely continue throughout the remainder of the season. So, look forward to reading the staff league review on Tuesday mornings from this point forward.

Before we get into this week’s best performances and closest matchups, feel free to take a closer look at our rosters, transactions, and matchups by following these links: Legacy League, Prodigy League, Futures League. Likewise, if you’d like to read the previous weeks’ reviews, follow this link.

Legacy League

Best Performance—Ze Wankers (Nic Gardiner)

Pitcher List’s local German is on a fantastic run, having been handed his last loss six weeks ago, on May 6th. Nic Gardiner’s team (5-5-1) beat Stephen Honovich (0-10-1) this past week by a score of 8-2. Nic’s most recent win was fueled by his pitching, where he won all five categories. Standouts for Nic included Jack FlahertyAroldis Chapman, and Tyler Mahle, though nearly every pitcher on Nic’s staff seemed to go between 5 and 7 innings while giving up two runs or fewer. With Marcell Ozuna and Carlos Correa heating up, Nic might have a darkhorse second half team on his hands. He has a tough matchup next week though, as he’ll be facing Alex Fast (6-2-3).

Closest Matchup—Insane Masterminds (Andrew Todd-Smith) OHMYGODITSAFIRE sale (Alex Fast)

We had another draw in the Legacy League this week, this time featuring Andrew Todd-Smith (4-4-3) and Alex Fast (6-2-3). This one was a mixed bag, as they split both the offensive and defensive categories fairly evenly. The two came to a 5-5 tie after Fast took runs, taters, RBI, strikeouts, and saves, while Andrew won steals, batting average, wins, ERA, and WHIP. After duds from nearly all of his starters, including double duds from Jon Gray, Patrick Corbin, and Daniel Mengden, Fast was amazed he managed a tie. In the end, his offense was able to hold off Andrew’s and both men earned their third draw of the year.

Prodigy League

Best Performance—Max Bauer (Andrew Gould)

This past week’s best performance may not have produced the most dominant result, however, the stats show that Andrew Gould (6-4-1) was about as good as they came in Week 11. Andrew overtook Brandon Lundberg’s squad (4-7) by a final score of 5-3-2. The close score is a testament to how well both teams performed, as Andrew lost wins and strikeouts despite putting up 5 and 71 respectively in those categories. His 14 homers and 2.58 ERA were more than enough to lead he and his team to their 6th win of the year

Closest Matchup—DothRockies Horde (Austin Bristow II) vs. The Gregorius D.I.Di.

I feel like I haven’t had a stress-free week in the Prodigy League for almost a month, and Week 11 was no different. This past week my team (7-2-2) faced off against fellow Prodigy powerhouse Jeff Davis (7-3-1). The final result of this heavyweight matchup was a 5-5 draw where the Horde took 4/5 hitting categories and Jeff’s team took 4/5 pitching categories. My team, built on a dominant starting staff, was simply outmatched by Jeff’s this week. He saw dominant outings from Jacob deGrom and Julio Teheran, while my squad couldn’t overcome horrible performances by James Paxton and Jon Gray. Come Sunday I was praying for a stolen base from either Matt Carpenter or Ben Zobrist or two strikeouts from Bud Norris. Alas, Carp and Benny are approximately 76 years old and Norris threw a hitless inning without a single K.

Futures League

Best Performance—Mike’s Cereal Shack (Dan Wist)

It’s not often that we see a team finish a week with massive strikeout total along with great rate stats, however, Dan Wist’s team (5-5-1) did just that this week. Playing against Grayson Blazek (4-6-1), Dan’s pitchers amassed 83 K’s on top of a 2.50 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP en route to an 8-2 win. Not to be outdone, Dan’s offense was stellar as well, taking all the hitting categories aside from steals. Standouts on both sides of the ball included Eduardo Rodriguez and Luis Severino along with Evan Gattis and Ian Desmond. Dan will look to win again next week when he plays Brennen Gorman (5-3-2).

Closest Matchup—Team Gorman (Brennen Gorman) vs. The Hans Molemen (Ben Chang)

The Futures League’s closest matchup this week was between Brennen Gorman and Ben Chang (8-2-1). Ben pulled out a narrow 6-4 win, barely taking runs, batting average, K’s, and wins. Ben won runs by just 3, k’s by 4, and wins by only 1. The batting average was also remarkably close as the two teams finished with .267 and .263 marks. Nonetheless, Ben was able to hold off Brennen to move into his staff-league-leading 8-2-1 record.

Austin Bristow II

Raised as an Atlanta Braves fan in central Illinois, Austin Bristow II attended Eureka College for undergrad and Purdue University for his master's degree in Higher Education Administration. Since co-founding his home league at age 16, Austin has been obsessed with fantasy baseball. Austin serves as the Staff Manager for Pitcher List.

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