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The Ding Dong Challenge: Week 19

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Your Ding Dong winner of the week is... Trey Mancini?

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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 18 scorecard

Name Week 18 total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Name Week 18 total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Pete Rogers 4 Pete Alonso (1) Rafael Devers (1) Yuli Gurriel (2) 100
Calvin C 4 Cody Bellinger (0) Rafael Devers (1) Trey Mancini (3) 73
GratefulMatt 3 Christian Yelich (1) Aaron Judge (0) George Springer (2) 94
Heath Capps 3 Christian Yelich (1) Aaron Judge (0) Francisco Lindor (2) 96
Feslenraster 2 Christian Yelich (1) Ramon Laureano (1) Lourdes Gurriel Jr (0) 82
Punk is Dead 1 Christian Yelich (1) Aaron Judge (0) Manny Machado (0) 79
Mark Abell 1 Cody Bellinger (0) Aaron Judge (0) Matt Olson (1) 82
Ezra Laemmle 1 Javier Baez (1) Austin Meadows (0) Alex Verdugo (0) 83
Dark Passenger -- -- -- 2
Ghoji Blackburn -- -- -- 20
Salti Cracker -- -- -- 46

Round of applause for myself and Calvin C for taking the win last week, but really, an even bigger round of applause for Calvin since he also found the best dinger hitter of the group. Who would have thunk it would’ve been Trey Mancini leading the way with three home runs last week out of all the guys picked? That’s why this game is fun (and sometimes really really really annoyingly stupid): you never know who’s gonna just get hot and start painting the parking lot with bombs.

A big week for Christian Yelich and Aaron Judge selections but neither really were able to live up to their billing. Has Judge done much of anything this season so far? I feel like every time he shows up on this, he does a whole bunch of nothing and just lets people down. I don’t know but it seems maybe it’s time to pass on the giant of the outfield this season.

With that, onto Week 19!

Week 19 Elites

Name Team G PA HR ISO
Name Team G PA HR ISO
Christian Yelich Brewers 97 433 36 0.370
Mike Trout Angels 100 450 34 0.363
Cody Bellinger Dodgers 102 439 34 0.343
Peter Alonso Mets 104 443 34 0.338
Hunter Renfroe Padres 96 350 29 0.329
Nelson Cruz Twins 78 342 26 0.321
Josh Bell Pirates 103 446 27 0.310
George Springer Astros 74 341 24 0.306
Anthony Rendon Nationals 91 398 22 0.293
Edwin Encarnacion Yankees 97 434 30 0.285
Gary Sanchez Yankees 77 328 24 0.279
Max Kepler Twins 97 437 28 0.278
Franmil Reyes Padres 97 346 26 0.275
Daniel Vogelbach Mariners 98 389 25 0.274
Eugenio Suarez Reds 103 430 28 0.273
Joc Pederson Dodgers 96 349 23 0.272
Charlie Blackmon Rockies 89 409 21 0.272
Mike Moustakas Brewers 98 418 26 0.271
Jorge Soler Royals 107 443 28 0.269
Max Muncy Dodgers 103 421 26 0.266
Alex Bregman Astros 103 460 26 0.262
Matt Chapman Athletics 104 443 23 0.262
Trevor Story Rockies 93 419 22 0.262
Renato Nunez Orioles 100 400 25 0.262
Rhys Hoskins Phillies 104 459 22 0.260

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).