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The Ding Dong Challenge: Week 17

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The King stays the King who stays the King.

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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.

Shoutout to Ezra last week to reminded me that I had forgotten to add the Monster Dong totals into our final scores so far so big thanks to him for pointing that out. Now the scores are juuuuuuuuuuust right.

Week 16 scorecard

Name Week 17 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Name Week 17 Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Ezra Laemmle 6 Cody Bellinger (3) Ronald Acuna Jr (2) Nolan Arenado (1) 82
Punk is Dead 5 Trevor Story (1) Ronald Acuna Jr (2) Yasiel Puig (2) 72
Mark Abell 4 Freddie Freeman (2) Aaron Judge (0) Yordan Alvarez (2) 77
Feslenraster 4 Mike Trout (2) Ronald Acuna Jr (2) Fernando Tatis Jr (0) 78
Heath Capps 2 Austin Meadows (1) Aaron Judge (0) Nolan Arenado (1) 88
Calvin C 2 Josh Bell (0) Yuli Gurriel (2) Matt Olson (0) 65
GratefulMatt 2 Jay Bruce (0) Aaron Judge (0) George Springer (2) 85
Pete Rogers 1 Pete Alonso (0) Rafael Devers (1) Fernando Tatis Jr (0) 89
Dark Passenger -- -- -- 2
Ghoji Blackburn -- -- -- 20
Salti Cracker -- -- -- 46

And what do you know! After telling me to fix the scores, Ezra won the short week thanks to the Dong King Cody Bellinger and Dong Prince Ronald Acuna Jr.

Meanwhile, yours truly had a terrible week. Pistol Pete let me down and Fernando Tatis gave me nothing. At least my boy Rafael Devers gave me one singular dinger.

Also bold strat from Heath to not pick an Elite last week and it...kinda worked. At least he did better than me. That’s the dream: be better than me.


Week 17 Elites

Name Team G PA HR ISO
Name Team G PA HR ISO
Christian Yelich Brewers 86 383 32 0.373
Cody Bellinger Dodgers 92 397 33 0.365
Mike Trout Angels 90 402 30 0.360
Hunter Renfroe Padres 84 299 27 0.352
Peter Alonso Mets 92 390 30 0.343
Josh Bell Pirates 92 404 27 0.334
Jay Bruce Phillies 79 303 24 0.318
Gary Sanchez Yankees 71 301 24 0.303
Anthony Rendon Nationals 78 338 20 0.299
Franmil Reyes Padres 88 313 25 0.288
Edwin Encarnacion Yankees 84 373 27 0.287
Charlie Blackmon Rockies 77 357 20 0.287
Freddie Freeman Braves 94 423 25 0.280
Willson Contreras Cubs 78 306 19 0.279
Mike Moustakas Brewers 88 377 25 0.279
Joc Pederson Dodgers 85 306 20 0.277
Jorge Soler Royals 95 390 25 0.271
Max Muncy Dodgers 93 377 24 0.270
Rhys Hoskins Phillies 93 408 20 0.270
Alex Bregman Astros 92 413 24 0.267
Matt Chapman Athletics 92 400 21 0.266
Max Kepler Twins 84 380 23 0.266
Josh Donaldson Braves 91 380 21 0.261
Daniel Vogelbach Mariners 88 350 21 0.260
Yasmani Grandal Brewers 88 354 19 0.258

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).