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The Ding Dong Challenge: Week 6

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Cody Belldinger does it again!

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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 5 report card

Name Week 5 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Name Week 5 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Pete Rogers 5 Cody Bellinger (3) Mookie Betts (1) Bryce Harper (1) 28
Calvin C 4 Paul Goldschmidt (1) Nolan Arenado (3) JD Martinez (0) 9
GratefulMatt 2 Christian Yelich (1) Daniel Vogelbach (0) George Springer (1) 28
Mark Abell 2 Mike Trout (0) Edwin Encarnacion (1) Bryce Harper (1) 24
Ezra Laemmle 2 Michael Conforto (0) Ryan McMahon (0) Trevor Story (2) 19
Feslenraster 1 Christian Yelich (1) Ronald Acuna Jr (0) Mike Tauchman (0) 17
Punk is Dead 1 Khris Davis (0) Mookie Betts (1) JD Martinez (0) 20
Salti Cracker 1 Mike Trout (0) Mookie Betts (1) JD Martinez (0) 12
Heath Capps 0 Khris Davis (0) Ronald Acuna Jr (0) JD Martinez (0) 27
Ghoji Blackburn 0 -- -- -- 20

After grading out Fantasy Game of Thrones for this week’s episode, these scores look wildly tame. My goodness, not even double digits? Almost every single character last night scored double digits in GoT. I guess hitting homers is harder than killing White Walkers. Who knew?

Ol’ pat on the back for yours truly as thanks to Cody Bellinger, I was able to sneak the victory this week. Not a big week though for any of the players picked. Just Bellinger and Nolan Arenado went yard more than twice this week and most players picked either went scoreless or just knocked a single dinger.

Sorry Heath. That’s all I wanted to say.

The BIG Dongers:

  • Luke Voit (4)
  • Max Kepler (4)

TO WEEK 6 AND HOPEFULLY MORE DINGERS!

Week 6 Elites

Name Team G PA HR ISO
Name Team G PA HR ISO
Cody Bellinger Dodgers 29 124 14 0.485
Christian Yelich Brewers 29 124 14 0.451
Joc Pederson Dodgers 28 105 10 0.402
Joey Gallo Rangers 24 104 9 0.388
Eddie Rosario Twins 25 105 11 0.388
Marcell Ozuna Cardinals 25 105 10 0.385
Anthony Rendon Nationals 20 86 6 0.384
Peter Alonso Mets 27 113 9 0.378
Jay Bruce Mariners 25 98 9 0.356
Hunter Dozier Royals 24 99 7 0.349
Willson Contreras Cubs 24 94 7 0.342
Javier Baez Cubs 26 118 9 0.324
Rhys Hoskins Phillies 27 124 8 0.317
Christian Walker Diamondbacks 27 109 7 0.316
Josh Bell Pirates 26 107 6 0.312
Yandy Diaz Rays 25 109 7 0.311
Mike Moustakas Brewers 24 96 7 0.310
Mitch Moreland Red Sox 27 96 7 0.302
Max Kepler Twins 21 94 7 0.298
Jorge Polanco Twins 24 105 5 0.295
Matt Chapman Athletics 30 122 8 0.294
Brandon Lowe Rays 24 95 6 0.291
Khris Davis Athletics 29 121 10 0.288
Mitch Haniger Mariners 29 137 7 0.283
Paul Goldschmidt Cardinals 27 122 9 0.283

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).