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The Ding Dong Challenge: Week 13

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Ronald Acuna Jr. flashed his power last week.

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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.

My apologizes for being a day late, but my brother got married on Sunday so needless to say, I was in no state yesterday to really do much of anything let alone tally up all the dingers from last week. So y’all can thank my brother for the extra day of dingers you get to include in your scores.

I also managed to finally watch the final episode of Game of Thrones. It was.... predictable.

Anyhows, onto the scores!

Week 12 scorecard

Name Week 12 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Name Week 12 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Feslenraster 8 Christian Yelich (2) Ronald Acuna Jr (3) Kyle Schwarber (3) 27
Ezra Laemmle 7 Mike Trout (3) Ronald Acuna Jr (3) Michael Conforto (1) 32
Punk is Dead 5 Nolan Arenado (1) Austin Riley (2) Trevor Story (2) 34
Mark Abell 4 Freddie Freeman (2) Francisco Lindor (1) Paul Goldschmidt (1) 33
Pete Rogers 4 Pete Alonso (2) Matt Chapman (0) Xander Bogaerts (2) 38
GratefulMatt 4 Christian Yelich (2) Dan Vogelbach (1) Jay Bruce (1) 35
Calvin C 3 Christian Yelich (1) Khris Davis (2) Vladimir Guerrero Jr (0) 22
Heath Capps 3 Josh Bell (1) Bryce Harper (1) Mookie Betts (1) 37
Salti Cracker -- -- -- 19
Dark Passenger -- -- -- 2
Ghoji Blackburn -- -- -- 20

Well done Fes, who hit a home run (see what I did there?) with his picks this past week. Ronald Acuna Jr. and Kyle Schwarber where big picks as Everyone Elses. Also shoutout Ezra who came in a very close second thanks to Mike Trout along with Acuna.

All and all a pretty good week though, with only two guys—Matt Chapman and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.—not going yard. Pretty, pretty, pretty good.

Here are Week 13’s Elites:

Week 13 Elites

Name Team G PA HR ISO
Name Team G PA HR ISO
Christian Yelich Brewers 65 288 26 0.400
Hunter Renfroe Padres 66 227 23 0.390
Cody Bellinger Dodgers 70 301 23 0.347
Anthony Rendon Nationals 57 246 16 0.340
Mike Trout Angels 69 308 20 0.339
Peter Alonso Mets 71 295 23 0.336
Josh Bell Pirates 70 307 19 0.332
Joc Pederson Dodgers 64 228 18 0.325
Charlie Blackmon Rockies 55 265 16 0.316
Mike Moustakas Brewers 65 284 21 0.304
Franmil Reyes Padres 69 242 19 0.290
Edwin Encarnacion Yankees 66 293 21 0.286
Max Kepler Twins 64 284 17 0.280
Ketel Marte Diamondbacks 71 317 20 0.279
Anthony Rizzo Cubs 67 297 19 0.279
Daniel Vogelbach Mariners 67 265 17 0.279
Freddie Freeman Braves 72 327 19 0.278
Eduardo Escobar Diamondbacks 71 315 17 0.275
Jorge Soler Royals 72 294 19 0.275
Max Muncy Dodgers 71 282 17 0.268
Kris Bryant Cubs 67 298 15 0.266
Alex Bregman Astros 71 317 19 0.265
Brandon Lowe Rays 64 257 15 0.264
C.J. Cron Twins 63 257 15 0.262
Byron Buxton Twins 65 227 9 0.261

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).