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MLB SEASON COUNTER: 48.9%

Major League Baseball has now completed 49% of the season through Sunday July 3rd. So it’s time to go back to future and examine the first two draft rounds of the Main Event. The very beginning of the draft is certainly not the only important contributor in determining the outcome of your fantasy season, but it sure has an influence on how it turns out. You just might say that it could affect your density…

A Good Way to Impress Women

Tip: When you enter the Main Event draft room, the important thing is to keep your cool and know the players you’re targeting in the first two rounds. It might be good to use a time-honored technique we all ascribed to when learning to converse with the opposite sex (which works all the time) – just memorize the line a buddy gives you – because it’s always rather easy to repeat a line if you memorize it – it could be “Jose Ramirez” or even something like this…

MARTY: It’s simple, George, You just go in there and invite her.

GEORGE: All right, but what do I say?

MARTY: Say whatever feels natural – whatever comes to mind.

GEORGE: Nothing’s coming to my mind.

MARTY: Just tell her destiny has brought you to her and you think she’s the most beautiful girl you’ve ever seen. Girls like to hear that – what are you doing, George? (George has taken out a pencil and paper and is writing.)
GEORGE: I’m writing it down, this is good stuff.
(They enter the diner.)
MARTY: There she is. Just go and ask her.
(Marty points George in the right direction. George looks at his piece of paper and mouths the words to himself.)

GEORGE: Uh, Lorraine…(reads)…My density has brought me to you.

LORRAINE: I beg your pardon?
GEORGE: Oh – what I meant to say is…

LORRAINE: Haven’t I seen you somewhere?
GEORGE: Yes! I’m George. George McFly. I’m your density!

 

The MLB Environment: Improvement Shown

Through Sunday 7/3, MLB hitters have been scoring just 4.33 runs per game, well below the 4.53 in 2021. Runs per game had been improving from the 4.08 average several weeks ago but have flattened out – last week it was up just one tick from 4.33 to 4.34 and this week it dropped back to 4.33. This has been built by two main factors (see chart below):

  • Batting average is level at .242 (well up from .232 in April and slightly down from .244 last year).
  • Home runs, however, are up a couple of notches from 1.06 to 1.08 this week (from 1.22 in 2021 but way up from early season struggles when it was below 1.00).
MLB HITTING STATS RUNS/GAME HOME RUNS BATTING AVERAGE
2022 YTD 4.33 1.08 0.242
2021 4.53 1.22 0.244
2020 4.65 1.28 0.245
2019 4.83 1.39 0.252
2018 4.65 1.15 0.248
2017 4.65 1.26 0.255

As we’ve stated previously, MLB strikeouts have been down but rebounded a little again this week to 8.34 (from 8.33) per game, and with walks dropping slightly to 3.12 (from 3.13) per game, MLB WHIP is also steady at 1.270. Still, strikeouts are at the lowest level since 2017, when it hit 8.25 per game.

MLB PITCHING STATS MLB WHIP STRIKEOUTS RECORDED WALKS ALLOWED K:BB RATIO
2022 YTD 1.27 8.34 3.12 2.67
2021 1.30 8.68 3.25 2.67
2020 1.33 8.68 3.39 2.56
2019 1.33 8.81 3.27 2.69
2018 1.30 8.48 3.32 2.55
2017 1.34 8.25 3.26 2.53

 

80% Updates on Main Event Categories (counting stats adjusted for full season):

Runs: 1027 (502 currently)

Home Runs: 282 (138 currently)

RBIs: 1002 (490)

SB: 131 (64)

Batting Average: .2560

K: 1348 (659)

Wins: 92 (45)

Saves: 74 (36)

ERA: 3.365

WHIP: 1.141

Let’s Go Back to March 1955 – er – 2022

 

 Today we’re analyzing the first two rounds of the Main Event ADP. Which selections have been net positive so far, and which have – let’s say – not helped as much? It turns out that by comparing the Razzball Player Rater through Saturday July 2nd twelve of the 30 picks have returned roughly equal or better value. I’ve noted these as Category 1 value in the far right-hand column of the chart below. The best values so far have been Yordan Alvarez (#22 ADP and #6 on the Player Rater), but Manny Machado is not far behind – (#21 vs. #11 on the PR). Other excellent picks were Trea Turner, Jose Ramirez, Shohei Ohtani (graded as a batter), Bryce Harper (even with his recent injury), Mike Trout, Rafael Devers, Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, and Starling Marte (Category One are shown in CAPS).

ADP FIRST TWO ROUNDS MAIN EVENT 2022 PLAYER RAZZBALL PLAYER RATER DIFFERENCE VALUE
1 TREA TURNER 4 -3 1
2 JOSE RAMIREZ 3 -1 1
3 Juan Soto 78 -75 3
4 Bo Bichette 44 -40 2
5 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 30 -25 2
6 Gerrit Cole 50 -44 2
7 OHTANI (batter) 13 -6 1
8 BRYCE HARPER IL 8 0 1
9 Corbin Burnes 32 -23 2
10 KYLE TUCKER 14 -4 1
11 Ronald Acuna Jr. 132 -121 4
12 MIKE TROUT 12 0 1
13 RAFAEL DEVERS 9 4 1
14 MOOKIE BETTS IL 22 -8 1
15 Luis Robert 48 -33 2
16 Walker Buehler IL 236 -220 4
17 Ozzie Albies IL 206 -189 4
18 FREDDIE FREEMAN 15 3 1
19 Max Scherzer IL 119 -100 4
20 Brandon Woodruff 175 -155 4
21 MANNY MACHADO 11 10 1
22 YORDAN ALVAREZ 6 16 1
23 Teoscar Hernandez 238 -215 4
24 STARLING MARTE 34 -10 1
25 Tim Anderson 116 -91 3
26 Salvador Perez IL 202 -176 4
27 Zack Wheeler 93 -66 3
28 Shane Bieber 157 -129 4
29 Josh Hader 69 -40 2
30 Whit Merrifield 138 -108 4
TOP 30 MAIN AVERAGE 115.7 -92.5 3.5

There were six Category 2 values (-20 to -50) that have done fairly well so far – and represent solid first two round picks thus far – Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Gerrit Cole, Corbin Burnes, Luis Robert, and Josh Hader.

Three players were graded as Category 3 values (-51 to -99) – Juan Soto, Tim Anderson, and Zack Wheeler – not great picks thus far but still can pan out for this year. Then there are nine players in category 4 (-100 or worse) – who really have let drafters down thus far, either through injury or non-performance. Walker Buehler has been the biggest of these disappointments so far, as he sadly sustained a serious injury. Other misses, mostly because injuries cost them time, are Ronald Acuna, Ozzie Albies, Max Scherzer, Brandon Woodruff, Teoscar Hernandez, Salvador Perez, Shane Bieber, and Whit Merrifield.

The Wrong Italian Breakfast Can Be a Nightmare!

Vinnie Pasquantino, who leads the league in assigned nicknames after less than a week on a major league roster, was the widest pickup on 7/3. Those nicknames also serve as cautionary tales for those who are too adventurous for their own good when visiting Italy. I recommend sticking with a simple approach – A typical breakfast for a Roman looks like a quick coffee and a pastry, eaten standing at the bar. A frothy cappuccino and a warm cornetto is a solid combination, for example.

In any case, Pasquantino was added in all 47 leagues for as high as $373 and as low as $53.

In addition, 9 other players were picked up in 18 or more leagues (see below). Other wide pickups were Darick Hall – who just might be the PHIL-in the Phillies need (see what I did there?); Will Smith – who might be the temporary closer while Kenley Jansen is sidelined; A.J. Minter, who might be the temporary closer while – um – OK, you get the idea; and Patrick Corbin – the young Nats phenom who struck out 12 in his last outing.

ADDED IN MOST MAIN EVENT LEAGUES Leagues Added Reason Highest Winning Bid Lowest Winning Bid
Vinnie Pasquantino 47 Italian Breakfast? 373 53
Darick Hall 47 New PHI power source 179 5
Will Smith 38 Closing in ATL? 231 1
A.J.Minter 36 Closing in ATL? 47 1
Patrick Corbin 29 Increased Velo! 23 1
Harold Ramirez 25 Hitting well for TB 76 1
Felix Bautista 21 Lopez having issues? 23 1
Brusdar Graterol 18 Kimbrel dinged up 87 1
Leody Taveras 18 Speed source 37 4
Gavin Sheets 18 Hitting well for CHW 13 3

 

The Wow Bid of the Week

One of our highlighted features – the Main Event Wow Bid of the Week – goes to the largest bid of each FAAB period. This week that honor goes to a $373 bid for the Italian Breakfast Nightmare – 43 times for $100 or more – but in the league he was won with the highest $373 bid, it easily outdistanced the $187 runner-up amount.

7/3: Vinnie Pasquantino $373

6/26: Jake Meyers $315

6/19: Riley Greene $361

6/12: Stephen Strasburg $227

6/5: Edward Cabrera $331

5/29 Ryan Helsley $312

5/22: Nolan Gorman $482 – #4 Wow Bid

5/15: George Kirby $557 – #2 Wow Bid

5/8: Brendan Rodgers $424

5/1: Eloy Jimenez $452

4/24: Jesse Winker $508 – #3 Wow Bid

4/17: Matt Manning $475 – #5 Wow Bid

4/10: Josh Lowe $613 – Highest Main Bid this Year

4/3: Matt Brash $244

 

The Century Club Has 9 Members This Week

There were 9 players that attracted SUCCESSFUL bids over $100 during this FAAB run (the same as last week), and 4 of those players had at least one winning bid over $200 (up from 2 last week – see chart below). The only players attracting multiple bids over $100 were Vinnie Pasquantino (43); Darick Hall (8); and Will Smith (2). There were 59 successful bids over $100 (way up from 15 last week as Vinnie P led the way) and 23 successful bids over $200 (up from 2):

 

TEAM BIDS OVER $100 – MAIN EVENT Winning Bids over $100 Winning Bids over $200 Highest Winning Bid (FAAB $)
KC Vinnie Pasquantino 43 19 373
MIN Jose Berrios 1 1 286
ATL Will Smith 2 2 231
CHC Seiya Suzuki 1 1 223
NYY Isiah Kiner-Falefa 1 0 193
MIA Trevor Rogers 1 0 187
PHI Darick Hall 8 0 179
NYY D.J.LeMahieu 1 0 177
LAD Max Muncy 1 0 112
59 23

 

Average Main Event Team FAAB Remaining: $282

For the 14 FAAB runs thus far, the average Main Event team has won 26.6 bids this season (still steady at 1.90 per week) and spent $717.98 per team. This dollar amount has now edged a little further ahead of last season’s pace (by 1.1%) when $710.01 was spent per team in the same time frame. This means that in 2022, the average team has $282 of FAAB left, but it’s worthwhile to remember that approximately $57 per team went unspent last year as fantasy owners fell out of the running. Therefore, the active FAAB dollars left is much less than $282.

 

2022 TOTAL NUMBER OF MAIN EVENT WINNING BIDS TOTAL FAAB DOLLARS SPENT MAIN EVENT AVERAGE WINNING BID MAIN EVENT AVERAGE AMOUNTS SPENT PER ME TEAM
1 403 $7,962 $19.76 $11.29
2 1035 $36,124 $34.90 $51.24
3 1445 $46,026 $31.85 $65.29
4 1431 $44,112 $30.83 $62.57
5 1367 $37,945 $27.76 $53.82
6 1300 $50,280 $38.68 $71.32
7 1580 $58,965 $37.32 $83.64
8 1527 $46,398 $30.39 $65.81
9 1487 $36,434 $24.50 $51.68
10 1573 $33,085 $21.03 $46.93
11 1573 $29,778 $18.93 $42.24
12 1344 $28,132 $20.93 $39.90
13 1429 $22,918 $16.04 $32.51
14 1277 $28,019 $21.94 $39.74
TOTAL 18771 $506,178 $26.97 $717.98

 

Colosseum Stats: Four Players from Three Weeks Ago…Results: 0 Good Adds out of 4:

Again this season we’ll be keeping tabs on the 4 most added players from 3 weeks ago to see how some of the biggest free agent acquisitions have been doing for their fantasy owners. These are the players acquired in the most leagues on the 14th FAAB run this season – on 6/12 (stats are from 6/13 through 7/3):

  • Gabriel Moreno: 13-for-40 .325 AVG; 0 HR; 0 SB – Moreno’s average is good, but he hasn’t produced the needed counting stats (2 runs scored and 4 RBI) and he’s at risk of being sent down when Danny Jansen returns – I’m going with a LOSS here.
  • Jake Burger: 6-for-38 .158 AVG; 0 HR; 0 SB – This one is even a little more obvious – Burger had a little time to establish himself when Moncada was out, but didn’t really produce and now has lost the bulk of his playing time – LOSS.
  • Jason Adam: 6.1 IP; 4.26 ERA; 0.95 WHIP; 5 K; 0 BB; 1 WIN; 1 SAVE – an interesting case – he picked up a save on June 9th, which spurred fantasy owners to add him. He finally got his next save on July 3rd. He hasn’t pitched poorly, but hasn’t really done what was hoped. I think we’ll award a PUSH here.
  • Christian Bethancourt: 8-for-44 .182 AVG; 0 HR; 0 SB – This one seemed so promising – Bethancourt was hitting well and the Athletics were finding ways to get him in the lineup at DH and 1B, but he didn’t homer over the past three weeks and added just 2 runs scored and 3 RBI. It just hasn’t worked out – LOSS.

 

2022 RECORD:

  • 16 thumbs up – 36% (full year 2021 24%)
  • 10 side thumbs – 23% (full year 2021 27%)
  • 18 thumbs down – 41% (full year 2021 49%)

 

The record of top adds in the Main Event certainly took a hit this week, but it is still ahead of 2021 through the first 14 FAAB periods. Main Event owners have been averaging one good solid add per week thus far – but let’s see if this is a temporary setback or we’re experiencing negative BABIP regression.

 

Cramutola Drafted Nola

Overall Rank Fantasy Owner Overall Points Points Behind
1 Robert Cramutola 6030.0 0.0
2 Bob Catsiroumpas 5837.5 192.5
3 Ben Tidd 5798.0 232.0
4 Scott Jenstad 5753.5 276.5
5 Kyle Brinkmann 5721.0 309.0
6 Craig Clarke 5715.5 314.5
7 Robert Mirshak & Ian Kahn 5672.0 358.0
8 Bill Macey 5656.5 373.5
9 Leonard Ringle 5650.0 380.0
10 Chris Fessler 5643.5 386.5
11 Mark Bendar 5623.0 407.0
12 Scott Waggener 5664.5 365.5
13 Rob Silver 5529.0 501.0
14 Ned Donohue 5476.5 553.5
15 Zach Bettencourt 5459.0 571.0
16 Jason Santeiu 5447.5 582.5
17 Robert Cramutola 5442.0 588.0
18 Steven Weimer 5401.0 629.0
19 Mike Rothe 5385.5 644.5
20 Matt Modica 5368.5 661.5
Average Top 20 Overall Score 5613.7

Congratulations to Robert Cramutola for taking over the Number One position! Robert told me in a phone interview (I called him collect because of budget issues) that he “really focused” his entire draft on getting Aaron Nola, because “I did a lot of statistical studying and decided I like the sound of his last name.” Bob seemed surprised when I pointed out his name rhymed with Aaron Nola’s, but no matter his reasoning, his unique draft style has vaulted him to the top of the standings. Robert also admitted to me that he had Aaron Nola on speaker phone during his draft, and it was Aaron and not Robert who had the unexpected idea of going with Nick Castellanos in the 4th round and Kyle Schwarber in the 7th. Even though it is true that these players are teammates of Nola’s, both Robert and Aaron independently verified that this wasn’t the reason they were added to this fantasy roster.

Congratulations also to Bob Catsiroumpas; Ben Tidd, Scott Jenstad and Kyle Brinkmann, who currently occupy the 2nd through 5th positions overall. Also of note is the Mirshak/Kahn opera duo in Scott Waggener in 12th, Ned Donohue 14th, Zach Bettencourt 15th, and – what’s this – Robert Cramutola in 17th as well! Congratulations to all of these Top 20 owners – they are in great shape!!

Robert and Aaron’s Draft from the #13 Position

Robert, Luis

Woodruff, Brandon

Nola, Aaron

Castellanos, Nick

Jansen, Kenley

Smith, Will

Schwarber, Kyle

Bregman, Alex

Swanson, Dansby

Kopech, Michael

Philippe Dussault: Slips Ever So Slightly to 86th from 50th

Philippe Dussault’s world was turned upside down as his draft secret was discovered. Mr. Dussault – the man whose every move is scrutinized for clues on how he succeeds in the NFBC format – apparently was filmed by paparazzi who had been tailing him for months. The break came when the photographers – a Mr. Brian Slack and his partner Mr. Nickolaus Sackett (Slackett Incorporated) – happened to be in a diner when Dussault drank his secret draft formula – which allows him to draft the perfect player in each draft slot.

Philippe’s spokesperson for Team Dussault, Rob DiPietro, sent out an official denial to all the news wire services, stating that this was “not Dussault” and that “Philippe doesn’t drink anything before drafting in order to maintain a positive image with his fans under the age of 12.”

However, as rebuttal, Slackett Incorporated released a short video clip clearly showing Dussault and his hard-drinking style.

 

 

Where are our 2022 Previous Overall Leaders?

Tim Lilly (4/11): Tim edged up slightly to 357th from 366th after going to Home Depot so that he could replace the 75-foot extension cord allowing him to work on his computer from his garden of lilies. No word yet on just how the first extension cord broke but apparently a chain saw was involved.

Scott Fleming (4/18): Still doing well, Scott nevertheless fell back a little to 82nd from 68th this week. Scott is happy in his new home in Flemington, New Jersey but has not yet heard back from the mayor after telling him he deserved the key to the city. He plans to go to the next Town Hall meeting to inquire about this.

Chris Read (4/25-5/8): Chris had an impressive three-week run at the top, dropped to 63rd place five weeks ago – but then surged back to 33rd before falling back again to 64th this week. Chris is now in Readfield, Maine, which he reports is beautiful at this time of year.

Tyler Jung (5/15): Tyler fell all the way to 100th place from last week’s 35th, so his many fans are urging him to quit his “Welcome to the Jungle” tour in deepest, darkest Africa. The problem apparently arose after he decided to visit Maputo in Mozambique “for a little vacation,” as he bought the unlimited drink package and hasn’t seen a computer in 10 days..

Leonard Ringle (5/22-29): Leonard hung out a shingle on the #1 overall position, but was forced to take it down. He dropped a little from 7th place to 16th, but surged back to 6th and is now sitting pretty in 9th place overall. He also has made a decision to trademark his insignia of a ring on a finger as depicted on his shingle, claiming that it is a “Magic Ring” and he plans to travel to Mordor.

Bob Catsiroumpas (6/13): Bob is right behind in 2nd place overall after his training session with the Montana State Bobcats. He stated that he did 1000 sit-ups, 1500 push-ups, and did 400-meter repeat sprints until his time was lowered to under 50 seconds, which should help his overall fantasy performance.

Mark Bendar (6/6; 6/20; 6/27): Mark was at the top and riding high, but apparently got too involved in his movie work with David Beckham to stay there. We couldn’t get a comment from Mark because he’s too much of a celebrity now, but David Beckham was eager to take the call because he hasn’t gotten much press over the years. We hope to transcribe the four-hour interview for next week’s article.

League of Legends

In addition, we’ll follow the individual league races this season. It is no small feat to win a league championship in the Main Event regardless of a fantasy owner’s overall place, and the top three in each league earn a cash prize and deserve recognition. You can see the 47 leagues listed in the chart below – along with the top three in the standings as of Monday morning.

 

NFBC League Number LEADER League Points 2nd PLACE League Points 3rd PLACE League Points
#934 Doug Moe 114.0 TIE: Clark Olson 105.0 TIE: Daniel Semsel 105.0
#935 Anthony Botzo 107.5 Scott Waggener 100.0 Mark Srebro 98.0
#943 Steven Weimer 121.0 Andrew Kopicz 105.5 Eno Sarris 105.0
#1026 John Pausma 116.0 Toby Guevin 112.0 Matthew Davis 102.5
#1027 Justin Salinger 102.5 Scott Jenstad 100.0 Tanner Bell 95.0
#1028 Ryan Atkins 113.0 Russel Wyatt 109.5 Jacob Halusker 104.5
#1029 Mark Northan 101.5 Rusty Clark 99.0 TIE: Joe Anthony & James Maples 94.5
#1030 Rob Silver 121.0 Zach Bettencourt 98.0 Jenny Butler 93.0
#1031 Scott Fleming 106.0 Daniel Prepas 104.5 Dustin Wagner 104.0
#1032 Mark Bendar 121.0 Tony DiVincenzo 108.5 Shawn Childs 107.0
#1034 Ned Donohue 120.0 Robert Cramutola 119.5 Stephen Jupinka 112.0
#1132 TIE: Jin Chun 105.5 TIE: Eric Heberlig 105.5 Scott Masel 95.0
#1143 James Anderson & Todd Whitestone 118.5 TIE: Michelle Smith 106.5 TIE: Mark Srebro 106.5
#1192 Robert Cramutola 132.5 Steven Weimer 117.0 Christopher Vaccaro 100.5
#1221 Bradley Libros 108.5 Michael Crescenzi 106.5 Eric Albright 101.5
#1226 Robert DiPietro 112.0 Michael Garcia 101.5 Patrick Longood 99.0
#1228 Charles Sommer 123.5 Mike Ballschmiede 114.5 John Pausma 108.5
#1233 Ned Donohue 116.5 TIE: Stephen Jupinka 103.5 TIE: Gregg Martin 103.5
#1236 Daniel Prepas 115.5 Michael O’Brien 105.0 Clark Olson 103.5
#1244 Douglas Gruber 110.0 Jordan Epping 107.0 Andrew Geller 98.5
#1260 Kelly Uganski 120.0 Jeff Erickson 112.0 Douglas Roth 97.5
#1263 Kyle Brinkmann 128.5 Michael Brophy 115.5 Eric Heberlig 105.5
#1264 Bill Macey 128.5 Vlad Sedler 107.0 Ryan Rufe 101.5
#1265 Bob Mazur 114.0 Tyler Jung 105.0 Aaron Jones 101.5
#1287 Glenn Schroter 112.5 Aaron Lawson 108.0 Zack Puckett 103.0
#1292 Mike Rothe 117.5 Matt Modica 116.5 Steven Heffernan 107.0
#1294 Scott Waggener 133.0 Toby Guevin 109.0 Dohn Terrell 104.0
#1297 Zach Bettencourt 121.5 Kevin Kirves 110.0 TIE: Douglas Gruber & Richard Briskin 100.0
#1304 Richard Dimondo 104.5 Patrick Raney 102.0 Bryan Fitzgerald 97.0
#1306 Dave Petroziello 101.5 David Miller 100.0 Brian Slack 96.0
#1318 Douglas Gruber 118.5 Emmett Ruland 99.0 JimJ Ferrari 95.5
#1319 Jeff Mitseff 106.5 Bob Casale 104.0 Abdulaziz Madani 100.5
#1320 Robert Mirshak & Ian Kahn 122.5 Daniel Baker 109.5 Philippe Dussault 108.5
#1321 Chris Fessler 122.0 Mike Rothe 112.5 Kyle Brinkmann 103.0
#1322 TIE: Kellen Arneson 113.5 TIE: Ned Donohue 113.5 Eric David 106.0
#1331 Bob Catsiroumpas 122.5 Robert DiPietro 118.5 Bradley Libros 112.5
#1332 Ben Tidd 123.0 Leonard Ringle 122.0 Chris Read 107.0
#1363 Matthew McDonough 106.0 Scott Davis 105.5 Kevin Grady 101.5
#1364 TIE: Brian Slack 110.0 TIE: Stephen Jupinka 110.0 James Tomony 109.0
#1365 Scott Jenstad 126.0 Craig Clarke 120.5 Matt Hurley 110.0
#1366 Chris Boudreaux 110.5 Jeff Mitseff 105.0 David Bone 98.0
#1371 John Pausma 115.5 Jason Santeiu 113.0 Brian Slack 107.5
#1402 Ray Butler 118.5 John Lyons 112.0 Abdulaziz Madani 103.5
#1405 Zachary Waxman 108.5 Michael Lins 107.5 Christopher Torres 106.0
#1408 Jody Ryan 110.0 Eric Heberlig 107.0 Les Travis 99.5
#1511 Ian Hubbard 108.0 Scott Fleming 105.0 Beau Reid 96.5
#1524 Mark Srebro 109.5 Jamie Ickes 107.5 Scott Waggener 105.0
Average 1st Place Score 115.3 Average 2nd Place Score 108.2 Average 3rd Place Score 102.5

There are multiple NFBC players who are in the top three places in more than one Main Event league. Extremely impressive!

Shout-outs:

  • Ned Donohue – THREE 1st and 14th overall – WOW
  • Podcaster for Rotowire Scott Jenstad (one 1st one 2nd and 4th overall)
  • Newly-inducted Hall-of-Famer (and 2018 Main Event Champ) John Pausma – two 1st one 3rd and 31st overall
  • Scott Waggener (one 1st one 2nd and one 3rd and 12th overall) – outstanding
  • Kyle Brinkmann (one 1st one 3rd and 5th overall)
  • Avid standings watcher Mark Srebro – one 1st, two 3rd
  • The dominator Douglas Gruber – one 1st; two 3rd and 32nd/40th overall
  • My podcast partner Robert DiPietro, one 1st and one 2nd and 27th overall
  • 2016 Main Event Champ Rob Silver – 1st in his league, 13th overall, and a great podcaster to boot!
  • Clark Olson (one 2nd and one 3rd)
  • ONE 1st ONE 2nd: Jeff Mitseff; Daniel Prepas; Zach Bettencourt (15th overall); Steve Weimer (18th and 22nd overall); Mike Rothe (19th overall); Scott Fleming
  • Stephen Jupinka (two 2nd and one 3rd)
  • Crowd favorite Brian Slack (one 1st and two 3rd)
  • Eric Heberlig (two 2nd and one 3rd)
  • Bradley Libros (one 1st one 3rd)
  • Abdulaziz Madani (two 3rd)
  • Matty Modica (one 1st and 20th overall)
  • TWO 2nd – Toby Guevin
  • AND Philippe Dussault (one 3rd) – c’mon Phil!

Great job and Great Scott and Happy Independence Day to all!

 

Todd Whitestone

Todd Whitestone

Writer for SPstreamer.com focusing on the NFBC Main Event

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