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The Ding Dong Challenge: Week 16

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Welcome to the Ding Dongs Manny!

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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.

Raise your hand if you were excited about the impromptu two-week Ding Dong Challenge?

[Heath glares at me with pure hatred in his eyes]

Thought I was going to have time to grade two weeks ago’s scores but got wrapped up in 4th of July celebrations so I figured why not let the good times keep a-rollin’.

[Heath continues to glare]

Sorry Heath. Better luck this week?

Week 14/15 scorecard

Name Week 14/15 Totals Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Name Week 14/15 Totals Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Mark Abell 11 Cody Bellinger (5) Paul Goldschmidt (2) Aaron Judge (4) 73
Feslenraster 10 Pete Alonso (3) Manny Machado (4) Ronald Acuna Jr. (3) 74
Ezra Laemmle 9 Cody Bellinger (5) Giancarlo Stanton (1) Ronald Acuna Jr. (3) 76
Heath Capps 7 Christian Yelich (2) Giancarlo Stanton (1) Aaron Judge (4) 86
Calvin C 6 Cody Bellinger (5) Gleyber Torres (1) Nomar Mazara (0) 63
GratefulMatt 6 Christian Yelich (2) George Springer (1) Ronald Acuna Jr. (3) 83
Punk is Dead 5 Christian Yelich (2) Joey Gallo (3) Yordan Alvarez (0) 67
Pete Rogers 4 Pete Alonso (3) Mookie Betts (1) Marcell Ozuna (0) 88
Dark Passenger -- -- -- 2
Ghoji Blackburn -- -- -- 20
Salti Cracker -- -- -- 46

Wait, poor Heath nothing, POOR ME! Heath tweeted at me being like, “thanks for making it two weeks with one of my players injured”. Well Ozuna was injured and gave me nothing! Meanwhile Heath got an easy four from Aaron Judge. Also, Heath is now in the lead. Classic overreaction Heath.

But big shoutouts to Mark and Fes for putting up double digits this past week thanks to Cody Bellinger and Manny Machado making a surprise guest appearance on this game.


Week 16 Elites

Name Team G PA HR ISO
Name Team G PA HR ISO
Christian Yelich Brewers 82 365 31 0.378
Hunter Renfroe Padres 81 289 27 0.361
Cody Bellinger Dodgers 88 377 30 0.355
Peter Alonso Mets 89 376 30 0.354
Josh Bell Pirates 88 388 27 0.346
Mike Trout Angels 87 391 28 0.344
Jay Bruce Phillies 75 291 24 0.332
Gary Sanchez Yankees 68 289 24 0.310
Anthony Rendon Nationals 75 324 20 0.307
Charlie Blackmon Rockies 73 341 20 0.302
Franmil Reyes Padres 85 302 25 0.296
Mike Moustakas Brewers 84 359 25 0.288
Joc Pederson Dodgers 82 297 20 0.282
Freddie Freeman Braves 90 406 23 0.275
Edwin Encarnacion Yankees 81 361 25 0.275
Willson Contreras Cubs 77 302 18 0.270
Alex Bregman Astros 88 394 23 0.268
Matt Chapman Athletics 89 388 21 0.268
Javier Baez Cubs 88 376 22 0.267
Rhys Hoskins Phillies 89 392 20 0.267
Daniel Vogelbach Mariners 85 341 21 0.267
Yasmani Grandal Brewers 84 341 19 0.266
Max Muncy Dodgers 89 358 22 0.266
Max Kepler Twins 81 365 21 0.260
Trevor Story Rockies 77 349 19 0.257

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).