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The Ding Dong Challenge: Khrush Davis living up to his name

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Welcome to the Ding Dong Challenge, a game were we try and correctly predict who will hit the most home runs in a given week, keep score throughout the entire season and win a free, awesome t-shirt. Here’s last week’s report card and this week’s list of “elites”. If you want to play, just pick one player from the “elites” and two players from the “everyone else” category (which is just everyone who’s not elite), then list your team in the comments. The sooner you create your team, the better as you only get the homers from when your team is posted till the end of the week.

I’m sorry. I’m the worst. I was away last Monday and just totally spaced on the ol’ Ding Dong Challenge but I promise we are still up and running and all about big dongs here at FakeTeams. I can assure you.

So, here’s how Week 15 (two weeks ago) played out for those who partook:

Week 15 report card

Name Week 15 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Ding Dongs
Name Week 15 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Ding Dongs
Mark Abell 8 Khris Davis (5) Avisail Garcia (1) Stephen Piscotty (2) 64
Feslenraster 6 Khris Davis (4) Stephen Pisotty (1) Randal Grichuk (1) 39
Sixtus74 4 Mookie Betts (2) Freddie Freeman (1) Giancarlo Stanton (1) 61
Pete Rogers 3 Mike Trout (3) Matt Olson (0) Corey Dickerson (0) 46
The Real Slim Shaney 0 -- -- -- 59
Salti Cracker 0 -- -- -- 45
Heath Capps 0 -- -- -- 13
Brian Creagh 0 -- -- -- 9
Wallstreet1975 0 -- -- -- 7

Mark just continuing to kill it recently, scoring another hefty eight dongers two weeks ago thanks to Khris Davis and his FIVE homers. Holy buckets. Feslenraster was also able to get aboard the Davis train even though he missed Davis’ first dinger.

I meanwhile was carried by Mike Trout (surprise) and Sixtus got help across his board to score four. I need to start getting better “everyone elses”. That’s for dang sure.

I PROMISE I’LL BE BACK NEXT WEEK SO MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR LINEUPS IN!


Week 17 Elites

Name Team G PA HR R ISO
Name Team G PA HR R ISO
Jose Ramirez Indians 109 484 33 78 0.330
J.D. Martinez Red Sox 106 459 33 80 0.317
Mike Trout Angels 109 482 30 82 0.315
Matt Carpenter Cardinals 107 462 29 74 0.311
Mookie Betts Red Sox 93 425 26 89 0.310
Jesus Aguilar Brewers 102 375 26 54 0.298
Khris Davis Athletics 103 448 31 64 0.294
Nelson Cruz Mariners 96 393 29 49 0.291
Javier Baez Cubs 109 433 24 70 0.285
Nolan Arenado Rockies 105 462 29 74 0.284
Joey Gallo Rangers 106 425 29 59 0.282
Eugenio Suarez Reds 95 414 26 59 0.279
Francisco Lindor Indians 109 509 27 95 0.268
Trevor Story Rockies 110 464 24 57 0.264
Aaron Judge Yankees 99 447 26 70 0.263
Bryce Harper Nationals 109 476 26 69 0.261
Gregory Polanco Pirates 101 411 19 61 0.259
Rhys Hoskins Phillies 102 444 22 63 0.253
Evan Gattis Astros 97 357 21 43 0.250
Alex Bregman Astros 110 497 22 74 0.246
Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks 111 492 24 70 0.243
Manny Machado Dodgers 113 492 26 56 0.242
Teoscar Hernandez Blue Jays 91 386 16 48 0.242
Yasmani Grandal Dodgers 95 365 19 49 0.240
Kyle Schwarber Cubs 98 379 20 51 0.234

Anyone not on this list is an Everyone Else. Reminder: you pick one Elite and two Everyone Else each week so choose wisely! Leave your team in the comments if you want to play this week (and feel free to leave your twitter handle as we’ll give a shoutout each week to the previous week’s winner).