Trade Deadline Ahead
Here we are, moving into Week 18 of the 2021 Hum Babe Dynasty – signifying the Trade Deadline – and what a season its been for player swaps. The London Bag Club has led the way in getting deals done to this point, acquiring the likes of Tyler Glasnow, Christian Yelich, Luis Patino and a few more Draft Picks. The Orlando Splitters added some fire power to their group of hitters in the form of Randy Arozarena and Willy Adames, while Wally Mash managed to pick up Aaron Civale, Jarren Duran and Adalberto Mondesi. Other contending teams that have recently completed trades include the Say Hey Kids, Straight Outta deGrompton, PED-co Park and the Brooklyn Robins. With the added pressure of this being the last week to make trade acquistions, who else could we see added to that list? Jackal Attack has been on fire recently, but do they feel the need to add? Will the defending champions, the LeBronto Blue James, need to bolster their push into the 2021 postseason? Time will tell, but time is running out…
Jackal Attack Tops Charts
What can we say other than, Jackal Attack is currently stacked. Vlad Guerrero Jr., Shoehei Ohtani and Bo Bichette are currently one, two and three respectively amongst All Players in Total Points Scored during the 2021 season… that’s ridiculous. Not to mention, reigning MVP Freedie Freeman seems to be heating up and working his way up the list, currently touting the eighth most points among All Players. Overall, Jackal currently holds the 2nd most points in both the Hitting and Pitching categories and what’s most impressive about that is the balance. Ahead of them in Pitching Points is the Orlando Splitters, no surprise there, but when it comes to Hitting, the Splitters have the fourth lowest point total. The Say Hey Kids are the only team currently ahead of Jackal in Hitting Points, and they are just 7th best in Pitching Points. Jackal has certainly impressed and when you factor in the youth of their best players… scary. The question remains however, can Jackal put the points up when it matters most?
What. A. Match-Up.
Straight Outta deGrompton and the El Paso Border Patrol squared off in the Week 17 Pick-Em Match-Up, and boy was it a good one. El Paso put up 397.92 points over the course of the week, including 41.5 points from a two-start week for Tyler Mahle and 35.5 points from the new Atlanta Brave Jorge Soler. Straight Outta deGrompton was lead by a 52 point performance out of Trevor Story and even with Jacob deGrom on the Injured Reserve List, managed to outscore El Paso in Pitching Points by forty. Sunday’s 18.5 points from James Kaprielian and 10.5 points from Jordan Romano secured a victory of less than five points from deGrompton and moved them to 9-8 on the season, still good enough to hold a Wild Card position but the Brooklyn Robins are right on their heels with just five weeks to play.