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The Ding Dong Challenge: Week 25

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AARON JUDGE FINALLY DID SOMETHING!

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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 24 scorecard

Name Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Name Total Elite Everyone Else 1 Everyone Else 2 Total Dongs
Punk is Dead 5 Cody Bellinger (1) Nicholas Castellanos (2) Willie Calhoun (2) 112
Heath Capps 5 Mike Trout (2) Aristides Aquino (1) Aaron Judge (2) 120
Mark Abell 4 Juan Soto (2) Aristides Aquino (1) Yordan Alvarez (1) 103
Pete Rogers 4 J.D. Martinez (1) Aristides Aquino (1) Nolan Arenado (2) 124
GratefulMatt 2 Christian Yelich (1) Bryce Harper (0) Nolan Arenado (1) 126
Calvin C 2 Cody Bellinger (1) Eduardo Escoba (0) Yordan Alvarez (1) 97
Feslenraster 1 Freddie Freeman (0) Aristides Aquino (1) Gavin Lux (0) 101
Ezra Laemmle -- -- -- 105
Dark Passenger -- -- -- 2
Ghoji Blackburn -- -- -- 20
Salti Cracker -- -- -- 46

It’s almost as though everyone we picked knew this week would be overshadowed by football so decided to phone in their weekly performance. No one drafted hit more than two dingers last week with the majority hitting one or none. Yikes. You can tell it’s the end of the season.

Congrats to Punk is Dead and Heath Capps (despite his being “so lazy”) for taking home the win with at least mildly decent performances. Extra big shoutout to Heath whose favorite person in the whole wide world Aaron Judge finally did something this week and actually hit a few homers. Way to stick with him Heath.

Somehow, even though I doubled his score, GratefulMatt is still beating me which is really just tearing me upside. I gotta make sure I strike gold this week because there isn’t much time left to get that shirt!

TIME TO MAKE YOUR WEEK 25 SQUADS!

Week 25 Elites

Name Team G PA HR ISO
Name Team G PA HR ISO
Mike Trout Angels 134 600 45 0.353
Christian Yelich Brewers 128 574 44 0.344
Cody Bellinger Dodgers 140 595 44 0.336
Nelson Cruz Twins 104 452 35 0.322
Peter Alonso Mets 141 609 45 0.320
Eugenio Suarez Reds 141 586 44 0.298
Josh Bell Pirates 138 596 36 0.295
Anthony Rendon Nationals 128 566 32 0.294
Jorge Soler Royals 144 601 41 0.288
Joc Pederson Dodgers 132 461 32 0.286
Juan Soto Nationals 131 581 33 0.282
Edwin Encarnacion Yankees 106 473 32 0.281
Alex Bregman Astros 138 616 34 0.280
Josh Donaldson Braves 140 593 36 0.280
George Springer Astros 106 493 31 0.278
Kyle Schwarber Cubs 136 530 34 0.278
Hunter Renfroe Padres 129 462 31 0.275
Max Muncy Dodgers 129 534 33 0.271
Freddie Freeman Braves 143 634 38 0.271
Max Kepler Twins 131 587 36 0.270
Ketel Marte Diamondbacks 135 595 32 0.269
J.D. Martinez Red Sox 131 592 35 0.269
Austin Meadows Rays 122 517 28 0.267
Nolan Arenado Rockies 141 598 37 0.266
Franmil Reyes Indians 135 491 34 0.266

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).