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The Weekly Wombat - Week 17

With only several weeks left, we're seeing major injuries pile up. Countless times we've seen a team look good, then like dogshit, all due to a major injury. Let's rank the top 10 worst ones of the season:


10. Tyler Skaggs - Ham Sandwiches



Thanks, Bran.


9. Mitch Haniger - Ham Sandwiches

Sure he was having some issues with batting average, but the man lost a nut for christ sake. Show some compassion.


8. Tommy La Stella - Sittin' Ducks

La Stella was looking like Daniel Murphy when he broke out, and now likely done for the fantasy year. Fun fact: Zach got La Stella in exchange for Frankie Montas. He then got Montas back in the Blake Snell deal...and now La Stella and Montas are done-zo. and Snell! Fun!


7. Blake Snell - Ham Sandwiches

Snell's injury in theory is only 4-5 weeks, but he's ranked this high on the list due to WHEN that injury happened. Hammies were looking solid, with Snell and Bauer as rotation anchors. Now he's likely out until our World Series. Just gotta fluke my way into that, then I'm set.


6. Joey Gallo - Kingslayers

For a brief moment, Gallo was on track to make me look like an idiot. I openly laughed at Jon's pick of Gallo, really more because it's clear he loved my 2018 team. Anyway, that came tumbling down with a slump and then two injuries. Now he may or may not be back for our playoffs. DUMB PICK JON.


5. Corey Kluber - Pez Sox

While Kluber didn't look like his standard self, it was still brutal for the Pez to lose their ace. It led to needing to trade for a different ace, in James Paxton. Who himself, has also not looked like his standard self. DUMB MOVE NICK.


4. Tyler Glasnow - Ham Sandwiches

Relief eligible aces don't grow on trees. Glasnow was looking like THE pick of the 2019 drafts before he went down. In a certainly desperate move, I traded Glasnow and picks galore for Trevor Bauer. DUMB MOVE ME.


3. Miguel Andujar - Moonschatz

While the Moonschatz have been fine without him, let's not understate how hard it is to basically get nothing out of a keeper spot. Andujar could have been plugged in at DH on Matt's team, and looked great in his sophomore season. Instead, 0 at bats on the year. Oof.


2. Carlos Carrasco - Kev Bombs

While Kev has some major pieces that he can plug in his rotation instead of Carrasco, this one is still brutal. Carrasco is a dominant pitcher, and Kev needs all the help he can get right now to get back in that last wild card spot.


1. Giancarlo Stanton - Kingslayers

Stanton isn't far removed from an MVP year, and now Jon will have gotten 31 AB's from him on the year most likely, AND had to waste a roster spot on him.


Apologies to: Mike Clevinger, Jordan Hicks, Andrew McCutchen, Jesus Luzardo, Corey Knebel, Luke Weaver, etc



Dong of the Week:



YoU ONly TaLk aBoUt YoUR PlaYeRs - Brandon Covington



Transaction of the Week:


7/23/19 10:05 PM ET


Cold Notes

Asher Wojciechowski RP | BAL - Added

Josh James SP | HOU - Dropped


Not much to write about post trade deadline, but the Cold Notes quickly pounced on Wojo after Dean dropped him. I don't really think he's good or anything, but...yay for fun Orioles?



Weekly MVP's:


The Pez get their first weekly MVP of the year, with Cruz putting up a monstrous 7 bombs on the week. Goldy in the NL had his own breakout, showing he's still capable of being an above average power hitter at his age.


AWL:

Week 1: Mike Clevinger - Kingslayers - 12 INN, 2 HA, 4 BBI, 22 K, 0.500 WHIP, W

Week 2: Austin Meadows - Ham Sandwiches - 12-22, 0.545 BA, 2 2B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 6 R, SB, 5 BB

Week 3: Joey Gallo - Kingslayers - 11-23, 0.478 BA, 2 2B, 3B, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 8 R, BB

Week 4: Jose Abreu - Kev Bombs - 12-21, 0.571 BA, 2 2B, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 5 R, 3 BB

Week 5: Michael Chavis - Kingslayers - 11-27, 0.407 BA, 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 8 R, SB, 5 BB

Week 6: George Springer - Cold Notes - 14-27, 0.519 BA, 2 2B, 5 HR, 10 RBI, 10 R, 3 BB

Week 7: Chris Sale - Kev Bombs - 12.1 INN, 7 HA, 5 BBI, 27 K, 5 ER, 3.649 ERA, 0.973 WHIP

Week 8: Renato Nunez - Megalomaniacs - 10-25, 0.400 BA, 2B, 5 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 3 BB

Week 9: Lucas Giolito - Moonschatz - 15.1 INN, 8 HA, BBI, 19 K, 3 ER, 1.761 ERA, 0.587 WHIP, 2 W

Week 10: Lucas Giolito - Moonschatz - 7.2 INN, 3 HA, 2 BBI, 11 K, 0.652 WHIP, W

Week 11: Chris Sale - Kev Bombs - 13 INN, 9 HA, 2 BBI, 20 K, 2 ER, 1.385 ERA, 0.846 WHIP, W

Week 12: Mike Trout - Kingslayers - 14-29, 0.483 BA, 2 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 7 R, SB, 4 BB, CS

Week 13: DJ LeMahieu - Kev Bombs - 15-24, 0.625 BA, 3 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 2 BB

Week 14: Mike Trout - Kingslayers - 8-23, 0.348 BA, 6 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 6 BB

Week 15: Mike Trout - Kingslayers - 4-9, 0.444 BA, 2 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 3 R, BB

Week 16: Mookie Betts - Kingslayers - 12-29, 0.414 BA, 2 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 8 R, SB, 4 BB

Week 17: Nelson Cruz - Pez Sox - 12-29, 0.414 BA, 2B, 7 HR, 13 RBI, 10 R, 3 BB


NWL:

Week 1: Cody Bellinger - Time Consumers - 20-44, 0.455 BA, 2 2B, 3B, 7 HR, 18 RBI, 17 R, SB, 3 BB, CS

Week 2: Ronald Acuña - Fuzzy Kiwis - 12-22, 0.545 BA, 2B, 3B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R, SB, 4 BB

Week 3: Christian Yelich - Killer Pandas - 10-24, 0.417 BA, 8 HR, 16 RBI, 9 R, 6 BB

Week 4: Trevor Story - Killer Pandas - 10-25, 0.400 BA, 4 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 8 R, SB, 2 BB

Week 5: Ryan Braun - Time Consumers - 12-26, 0.462 BA, 2 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R, SB, BB

Week 6: Hyun-Jin Ryu - Schatzy Turtles - 17 INN, 5 HA, BBI, 15 K, 0.353 WHIP, 2 W

Week 7: Josh Bell - Kaiden's Krew - 11-27, 0.407 BA, 2B, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 6 R, 4 BB

Week 8: Anthony Rizzo - Power Bolts - 14-28, 0.500 BA, 3 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, SB, 2 BB

Week 9: Trevor Richards - Time Consumers - 12 INN, 3 HA, 3 BBI, 13 K, ER, 0.750 ERA, 0.500 WHIP, 2 W

Week 10: Walker Buehler - Fuzzy Kiwis - 15 INN, 7 HA, BBI, 20 K, ER, 0.600 ERA, 0.533 WHIP, 2 W

Week 11: Charlie Blackmon - Two Starts - 21-37, 0.568 BA, 4 2B, 3B, 6 HR, 15 RBI, 12 R

Week 12: Walker Buehler - Fuzzy Kiwis - 9 INN, 3 HA, 16 K, 2 ER, 2.000 ERA, 0.333 WHIP, W

Week 13: Max Scherzer - Two Starts - 16 INN, 9 HA, 24 K, 2 ER, 1.125 ERA, 0.563 WHIP, 2 W

Week 14: Patrick Corbin - Fuzzy Kiwis - 14 INN, 11 HA, 18 K, ER, 0.643 ERA, 0.786 WHIP

Week 15: Josh Donaldson - Two Starts - 4-10, 0.400 BA, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R, SB, 3 BB

Week 16: Ronald Acuña - Fuzzy Kiwis - 10-29, 0.345 BA, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 7 R, 7 SB, 5 BB, CS

Week 17: Paul Goldschmidt - Time Consumers - 10-29, 0.345 BA, 6 HR, 13 RBI, 9 R, 2 BB



Dan's Culture Recommendation of the Week:



Games of the Week:


AWL: Sittin' Ducks @ Moonschatz

Matt (#FuckMatt) improved to an impressive 14-3, and with the right combination of things happening this week, could lock up the division title. The Ducks on the other hand hold a half game lead on the last playoff spot, so this week is much needed. That half game is over myself, so #FuckMatt AND #FuckZach.


NWL: Fuzzy Kiwis @ Killer Pandas

NWL division leaders face off this week, both on long winning streaks. The Kiwis just did a clean sweep on the league, winning 8 in a row. Meanwhile, the Pandas have won 6 in a row - their last loss being vs the Kiwis. Something's gotta give.

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