Trail-Hitters (#1 seed) 10, What the Hellickson? (#2) 0
Trail had ruled the league from beginning to end, and certainly put an emphatic exclamation point on their season, winning every single category against the team good enough for second place. What certainly deserved better - in any normal week, a 2.59 ERA would get you a win. But not with Trail posting a 1.76, behing Kluber's W and 15 K; Kennedy got a W + 11 strikeouts for Hellickson. They came closest in HR and SB, losing each by one, despite Machado's five HR and eight RBI. Davis had four HR and seven RBI for Trail as they took a well-deserved title.
AZ SnakePit (#4) 3, Alabama Slammers (#3) 7
As in the semis, Snake's hitting failed them, batting just .222 with four HR and 14 R. Pujols' three HR and eight driven in allowed Alabama to dominate at the plate, and a 1.85 ERA, with Boxberger notching a trio of saves helped them take pitching too. Arrieta had a W, seven K's and a zero ERA for AZ.
MyWieterGetzLongoria (#8) 2, CGS (#7) 8
Wieter were also undone by a lack of offense, hitting ..191 and driving in only 13, though Lindor was the only player here to homer three times. CGS got just enough scoring, with Fielder driving in seven and DeShields scoring six. Gonzalez had seven K's and a zero ERA too, while Longoria's Harvey fanned 11.
Socrates Burritos (#10) 4, Yasmany as Possible (#9) 6
The only close game this week, but - and this was a theme - Socrates's offense phoned it in, with an average of .173, three HR and nine R. That made it easy for Yasmany to sweep hitting, as Pierzynski and Springer homered twice. Gausman got a W + 10 K for the Burritos, but Estrada fanned 11 and Possible hung on.
|2||What the Hellickson?||118-97-5||.548||18||0-10-0||9||43|
|9||Yasmany as Possible||96-113-11||.461||37||6-4-0||2||10|
|13||Smell the Glove||89-115-16||.441||41.5||-||4||4|
Thanks to all the teams who took part, both in this league and in the feeder leagues - if anyone from there cares to name the champions, that might be useful for next season, with the winners of each division getting a slot in the top tier, if they want it. We'll re-open applications round about when pitchers and catchers report in the second half of February next year, as SnakePit Fantasy Baseball convenes for another season!