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SnakePit Fantasy Baseball: Week 16

A lot of close games: two ties, two decided by the narrowest of margins and only one by more than two points. But the last was certainly a surprise result.

The Marlins' Jose Fernandez led all pitchers this week, with two wins and 21 strikeouts.
The Marlins' Jose Fernandez led all pitchers this week, with two wins and 21 strikeouts.
Mike Ehrmann

Week 16 Results

AZ SnakePit 4, Alabama Slammers 5
Saves ended level at one, and that was enough to give Slammers the edge. AZ had a sub-two ERA, with Strasburg fanning 12, and Bautista was the only hitter with two HR here. But Headley scored six Runs for Alabama, and Medlen's W and eight strikeouts was just enough for victory.

MyWieterGetzLongoria 6, Phoenix Platypi 4
A heavy during pitching match-up, the sides posting ERAs of 1.94 and 1.68 respectively. Wieter had Pitcher of the Week Fernandez (two W, 21 K), four Sv by Kimbrel and three HR by Franklin, while Phoenix countered with seven RBI by Aoki, and four Saves of their own from Gregg.

Waffles 5, Got Grittiness? 5
A game of two halves; Got swept hitting, piling up 15 home-runs, led by three from Myers, who also drove in eight; Bruce had three HR and scored nine Runs. But Waffles were just as dominant on pitching, Cishek saving five games and Cashner posting a pair of wins and 11 K's.

Sofa King Juiced 4, Blonde Streaks 6
Leaders Sofa were upset by Blonde, who hit .322 overall, led by Stanton's three homers and .478 average; Harper had two HR and six RBI, while Perkins picked up a W and two Sv. Juiced got three Saves from Balfour, and Gomes got two Home-runs and drove in six, in a losing cause.

Mizzoula Osprey 3, The Fighting Amish 7
The biggest shock saw second-placed Mizzoula go down to the last-placed Amish. Fighting got two home-runs and ten RBI by Bourn, Ramos adding two more HR with six driven in, while Ryu won two and fanned 12. Wilhelmsen had three Sv and Goldschmidt seven RBI for the Osprey.

Dirt McGrit 5, Space Wizard 5
Dirt led all teams this week with ten Wins, Lester's two and 16 K's their best pitcher, with Hosmer's two home-runs leading the offense for them. However, Space were not to be denied, getting three HR from Hunter and three Saves by Janssen,. to take both categories and secure the tie.

CompleteGameShutout 5, Moved Upton 4
Complete had the edge in hitting, behind Hardy's two home-runs and five RBI, backed by Quentin, who drove in six runs this week. However, Upton fought back in pitching, with Scherzer getting two W and 12 K's, and Corbin a W + 14 K. But Wins ended tied at six, giving Shutout victory.


Rank Team W-L-T Pct GB Last Waiver Moves
1. Sofa King Juiced 98-51-11 .647 - 4-6-0 2 18
2. Mizzoula Osprey 86-65-9 .566 13 3-7-0 14 24
3. Waffles 87-69-4 .556 14.5 5-5-0 7 29
4. MyWieterGetzLongoria 79-69-12 .531 18.5 6-4-0 6 16
5. Alabama Slammers 78-70-12 .525 19.5 5-4-1 11 46
6. AZ SnakePit 79-72-9 .522 20 4-5-1 1 11
7. Phoenix Platypi 77-75-8 .506 22.5 4-6-0 3 6
8. Got Grittiness? 77-76-7 .503 23 5-5-0 12 45
9. Moved Upton 76-76-8 .500 23.5 4-5-1 4 29
10. Dirt McGrit 73-77-10 .488 25.5 5-5-0 9 22
11. Space Wizard 68-78-14 .469 28.5 5-5-0 5 2
12. CompleteGameShutout 64-91-5 .416 37 5-4-1 10 34
13. Blonde Streaks 59-92-9 .397 40 6-4-0 8 13
14. The Fighting Amish 56-96-8 .375 43.5 7-3-0 13 28

Week 17 Games

AZ SnakePit vs. Waffles
MyWieterGetzLongoria vs. Alabama Slammers
Phoenix Platypi vs. Moved Upton
Sofa King Juiced vs. Got Grittiness?
Mizzoula Osprey vs. Blonde Streaks
Dirt McGrit vs. The Fighting Amish
CompleteGameShutout vs. Space Wizard

MyWieterGetzLongoria vs. Alabama Slammers is the ESPN Game of the Week. Slammers just managed to see off Snake last week, but face another tough encounter this round, in the shape of Wieter, who are just one point and one spot ahead of them, in fourth place.