Week Two Recap

Battle in the Bay

The Golden City v. Say Hey Match-Up of the Week, otherwise referred to as the “Battle in the Bay” due o a mutual interest in the San Francisco Giants, couldn’t determine a victor until late Sunday afternoon. The Golden City Gatekeepers fielded six players in the Baltimore Orioles / Chicago White Sox Sunday game, including both starting pitchers (Dylan Cease and Grayson Rodriguez) and the entire White Sox outfield (Oscar Colas, Eloy Jimenez, and Luis Robert). While none of those performances particularly stood out, they simply outnumbered the Say Hey Kids. Say Hey fell victim to a postponed game on that same Sunday, which naturally included pushing their favorite ace (Logan Webb) out of this Match-Up.

Looking back on the week as a whole, notable performances include: Ryan Mountcastle (52 pts, GCG) and Jorge Mateo (51.5 pts, SHK) at the plate, and surprisingly, two relievers as the top Pitchers – Emmanuel Clase (25 pts, GCG) and Devin Williams (23.5 pts, GCG). Both the Golden City Gatekeepers and Say Hey Kids move to 1 – 1 on the Season and sit in second place of their Basket Catch League Divisions. The Battle in the Bay will run it back in Period 18, August 7th – August 13th.

Waiver Wire Wealth

Dynasty League rules may lead you to believe that a Season is won and lost in the Keeper’s … well, there’s a strong argument that you’d be wrong. Corbin Burnes, Spencer Strider, Michael Harris II … and many other top tier talents were first rostered via HumBabe’s Waiver Wire. Week Two saw some interesting names enter, and leave that pool. Tyler O’Neil was dropped by the Nashville Stars in exchange for a much hotter Brandon Marsh. But O’Neil, when compared to the rest of the Available Player Pool, certainly stands out – 96% owned across all Fantrax Leagues, 75% started, and a 4+pts per game player in back-to-back seasons. Needless to say, the London Bag Club was happy to swoop in and claim him. Similar story for Kyle Hendricks – dropped by Wally Mash, picked up by Jackal Attack, and has the potential to throw 160+ Innings around 13 pts / start this year after he comes off the IR in a couple weeks. Hyun Jin Ryu was drafted by the LeBronto Blue James in the 10th Round of the 2023 FAR Draft and stashed on the Injured Reserve before getting crowded out. Recovering from Tommy John surgery, Ryu is on recovery pace to be back in action by mid-July, now for the Orlando Splitters franchise. No way they’ve found yet another 13+pts / start Pitcher, right…?

The next breakout star is out there … who will claim him first?


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