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The Ding Dong Challenge: We have a three way tie

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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.

Week 21 report card

Name Week 21 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Ding Dongs
Name Week 21 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Ding Dongs
Mark Abell 5 Joey Gallo (1) Luke Voit (2) Andrew McCutchen (2) 88
Salti Cracker 5 Khris Davis (1) Francisco Lindor (4) Anthony Rizzo (0) 64
Feslenraster 5 Christian Yelich (1) Ronald Acuna Jr (2) Stephen Piscotty (2) 68
Sixtus74 4 Mike Trout (2) Ronald Acuna Jr (2) Tyler White (0) 75
Pete Rogers 2 Mookie Betts (0) -- Ronald Acuna Jr (2) 66
Heath Capps 0 -- -- -- 28
The Real Slim Shaney 0 -- -- -- 59
Brian Creagh 0 -- -- -- 9
Wallstreet1975 0 -- -- -- 7

As the title of this week’s article suggests, we have a three way tie for Week 21. Congrats to Mark, Salti and Fes all of whom did well this week, thanks to a whole bunch of dudes. Shoutout to Francisco Lindor for knocking the most dingers this week of the selected men and just a continuous shoutout to Ronald Acuna who literally can’t stop hitting dongers even if he tried.

Meanwhile, I’m a n00b who doesn’t read his own rules. Didn’t realize Yelich was an Elite this week so naturally I don’t get his homer since I had him as an everyone else. Ugh learn to read Pete. It only seems right that after I win the week last week, I fall flat on my face back in the bottom this week. Things never change.

Here’s your perfect lineup for the past week:

Elite: Trevor Story (5)
Everyone Else 1: Francisco Lindor (5)
Everyone Else 2: Marcell Ozuna (5)


Week 22 Elites

Name Team G PA HR R ISO
Name Team G PA HR R ISO
Mike Trout Angels 123 543 33 92 0.306
J.D. Martinez Red Sox 135 590 40 104 0.304
Khris Davis Athletics 134 583 41 84 0.297
Jose Ramirez Indians 140 620 37 96 0.292
Mookie Betts Red Sox 124 563 29 116 0.290
Matt Carpenter Cardinals 138 599 35 94 0.288
Joey Gallo Rangers 133 526 35 75 0.284
Jesus Aguilar Brewers 130 491 31 71 0.274
Javier Baez Cubs 139 561 30 89 0.272
Nelson Cruz Mariners 126 516 34 64 0.265
Alex Bregman Astros 140 631 30 98 0.264
Aaron Judge Yankees 99 447 26 70 0.263
Trevor Story Rockies 141 594 31 77 0.262
Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks 141 627 33 90 0.261
Bryce Harper Nationals 140 606 32 92 0.257
Nolan Arenado Rockies 135 583 32 89 0.255
Eugenio Suarez Reds 125 539 31 75 0.255
Rhys Hoskins Phillies 133 574 30 81 0.248
Francisco Lindor Indians 141 661 34 118 0.246
Gregory Polanco Pirates 130 534 23 75 0.245
Manny Machado Dodgers 142 622 33 73 0.242
Matt Chapman Athletics 128 543 22 88 0.241
Christian Yelich Brewers 128 567 28 98 0.241
Giancarlo Stanton Yankees 141 627 33 88 0.237
Travis Shaw Brewers 134 527 28 66 0.237

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).