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The Ding Dong Challenge: Week 18

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Rafael Devers loves dingers. He just loves them.

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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.

Week 17 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
Pete Rogers 7 Christian Yelich (3) Rafael Devers (3) Nolan Arenado (1) 96
Punk is Dead 6 Mike Trout (2) Yuli Gurriel (2) Lourdes Gurriel Jr (2) 78
GratefulMatt 6 Christian Yelich (3) Aaron Judge (2) Ronald Acuna Jr (1) 91
Heath Capps 5 Edwin Encarnacion (2) Aaron Judge (2) Nolan Arenado (1) 93
Mark Abell 4 Jose Ramirez (2) Yordan Alvarez (1) Juan Soto (1) 81
Calvin C 4 Edwin Encarnacion (2) Nate Lowe (0) A.J. Pollock (2) 69
Feslenraster 2 Cody Bellinger (1) Kole Calhoun (0) Ronald Acuna Jr (1) 80
Ezra Laemmle -- -- -- 82
Dark Passenger -- -- -- 2
Ghoji Blackburn -- -- -- 20
Salti Cracker -- -- -- 46

Glad I ran Rafael Devers back! Way not to let me down young man! The combo of Devers and Christian Yelich was what I needed to take home the win this week (with a little of Nolan Arenado sprinkled in) but I was worried given that GratefulMatt also had Yelich along with Aaron Judge (who’s kinda hitting ropes this year) and the greatest player in the MLB right now: Ronald Acuna Jr. Seriously, what can’t that man do?

Shoutout to Calvin C for his super nice total score so far. Nice.

Also I promise we’re back on the Monday schedule from here on out. My summer is starting to calm down now and I’ll be able to make sure this gets out when it should. Hopefully that way we can continue to get a full squad submitting teams.

Anyways, onto Week 18!

Week 18 Elites

Name Team G PA HR ISO
Name Team G PA HR ISO
Christian Yelich Brewers 91 406 35 0.384
Mike Trout Angels 94 420 32 0.364
Cody Bellinger Dodgers 97 418 34 0.358
Peter Alonso Mets 98 417 33 0.345
Hunter Renfroe Padres 90 325 28 0.341
Josh Bell Pirates 97 422 27 0.322
Gary Sanchez Yankees 75 318 24 0.289
Anthony Rendon Nationals 84 366 20 0.288
Joc Pederson Dodgers 91 328 23 0.288
Edwin Encarnacion Yankees 90 399 29 0.288
Franmil Reyes Padres 93 330 26 0.284
Mike Moustakas Brewers 93 400 26 0.283
Charlie Blackmon Rockies 82 381 21 0.282
Max Muncy Dodgers 98 399 26 0.277
Nelson Cruz Twins 71 308 19 0.273
Jorge Soler Royals 101 416 27 0.272
Alex Bregman Astros 98 439 26 0.271
Matt Chapman Athletics 97 415 22 0.269
Trevor Story Rockies 87 392 22 0.269
Daniel Vogelbach Mariners 91 362 23 0.269
Freddie Freeman Braves 100 450 25 0.266
Josh Donaldson Braves 97 406 23 0.265
Max Kepler Twins 90 406 24 0.262
Kris Bryant Cubs 94 414 20 0.261
Javier Baez Cubs 97 415 24 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).