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The Ding Dong Challenge: Week 7

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Big week for Nolan Arenado and rookie-phenom Michael Chavis.

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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 6 report card

Name Week 6 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Name Week 6 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Punk is Dead 5 Christian Yelich (1) Trevor Story (1) Nolan Arenado (3) 25
Calvin C 4 Joey Gallo (2) David Peralta (1) Randal Grichuk (1) 13
Ezra Laemmle 4 Cody Bellinger (0) Trevor Story (1) Michael Chavis (3) 23
Heath Capps 4 Joey Gallo (2) Mike Trout (1) Mookie Betts (1) 31
Pete Rogers 3 Peter Alonso (1) Mike Trout (1) Mookie Betts (1) 31
Salti Cracker 3 Marcell Ozuna (1) Mike Trout (1) Mookie Betts (1) 15
Dark Passenger 2 Rhys Hoskins (2) Daniel Murphy (0) 2
GratefulMatt 1 Christian Yelich (1) Bryce Harper (0) Jose Altuve (0) 29
Mark Abell 1 Yandy Diaz (0) Bryce Harper (0) Kris Bryant (1) 25
Feslenraster 1 Eddie Rosario (0) Luke Voit (1) Tommy La Stella (0) 18
Ghoji Blackburn 0 -- -- -- 20

Another slow week of dingers but well done Punk is Dead for winning this week and for drafting Nolan Arenado, one of the only guys to go over two home runs last week. Shoutout to Ezra who, despite getting their lineup in on Wednesday, still managed to score three homers thanks to rookie-phenom and the greatest player in major league baseball right now Michael Chavis.

Can Bryce Harper and Mike Trout start reliably knocking dingers please? Seriously you guys, don’t you know this game exists and that people are expecting you to put up big time stats? It’s like they don’t even care. Tisk tisk.

The BIG Donger:

  • Alex Bregman (5)

TO WEEK 7 AND HOPEFULLY MORE DINGERS!

Week 7 Elites

Name Team G PA HR ISO
Name Team G PA HR ISO
Christian Yelich Brewers 31 129 15 0.458
Cody Bellinger Dodgers 34 142 14 0.429
Joey Gallo Rangers 29 126 11 0.390
Willson Contreras Cubs 29 111 9 0.367
Joc Pederson Dodgers 32 116 10 0.357
Jay Bruce Mariners 29 116 11 0.356
Rhys Hoskins Phillies 32 144 10 0.342
Javier Baez Cubs 31 140 11 0.338
Marcell Ozuna Cardinals 32 136 11 0.333
Josh Bell Pirates 31 132 8 0.330
Hunter Dozier Royals 31 130 8 0.324
Peter Alonso Mets 34 143 10 0.320
Eddie Rosario Twins 31 129 11 0.314
Mitch Moreland Red Sox 32 117 9 0.314
Matt Chapman Athletics 36 151 9 0.302
Franmil Reyes Padres 35 113 9 0.301
Nelson Cruz Twins 28 112 7 0.299
Christian Walker Diamondbacks 32 131 7 0.297
Mike Moustakas Brewers 30 124 8 0.288
Jesse Winker Reds 34 124 9 0.288
Anthony Rizzo Cubs 31 141 8 0.284
Ketel Marte Diamondbacks 33 143 9 0.282
Alex Bregman Astros 32 140 9 0.281
George Springer Astros 34 153 10 0.280
Mitch Haniger Mariners 34 159 8 0.275

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).