Week 10: HR Derby In Review

There are 10 weeks in the books in the MLB which means that the HR derby is also 40% of the way completed. Let’s take a look at what happened in week 10:

  • The biggest news of the week was that the MLB announced the are on a quest to find a Holy Grail punish anyone and everyone related to PED’s. Even if it means befriending Anthony Bosch. I hope you put your seat belt on for this ride, because it’s going to be a rough one.
  • Yasiel Puig got called up by the Dodgers and instantly everyone seemed to forget that the Dodgers suck. Puig has already hit 4 homers (including a grand slam) and thrown out 4 guys from right field. This guy is Mike Trout 2.0.
  • Yoenis Cespedes and Troy Tulowitzki also belted 4 homers in week 10. I swear I will never forget to put Cespedes in a HR Derby group again. Your welcome to all the teams near the top of the standings.
  • Five HR Derby teams hit 8 homers last week. Those teams were:
    • Hosminators – Even with Eric Hosmer and Jason Heyward, he still managed to hit 8.
    • bocceczars – Just a steady swinging team with no top performers in week 10.
    • The Wilderman – Team’s moto: ‘Get on the backs of Car-go and Fielder’.
    • Ruby In The Rockies – An engagement fueled her team to 8 (Tulo, Fielder, and Salty may have also helped a bit).
    • Attention V-Mart Shoppers – V. Martinez has finally earned the top billing on this team.
  • But teams are starting to settle into positions and no team cracked the 20+ position jump. Hosminators managed to jump 18 spots which brings him closer to the top 2/3 of the standings.
  • Three teams managed to hit a goose egg in week 10, but I held it like an egg took home the most pain by falling 13 spots and out of the top half of the standings.
  • Wilin, Ready, and Able continues to be having a great year. His team leads the derby thanks to Cespedes and he actually got a girl to say ‘yes’ to him (see Ruby in the Rockies comment above). And his fiancee is currently leading the month of June. If they continue to sweep the Derby prizes, I hope they put their winnings towards flying The Commish out to the wedding.

Keep swinging for the fences.

Category: Home Run Derby
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