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Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 4, 2018

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Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Christian Yelich is still owning baseball even if it is October. He and Giancarlo Stanton have each homered in their first post season game. Little solace for Marlins fans.

Meanwhile Hyun-Jin Ryu has no time for Bull Penning and gave the Dodgers a good old fashioned solid playoff start.

So who owned October?

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO (Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 4

National League Division Series Game 1:

Receiving 1 WOO

Max Muncy hit a 3 run homer and was walked 3 times to power the Dodgers past Atlanta, 5-0.

Hyun-Jin Ryu threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 Braves and walking none to earn the 5-0 win for the Dodgers.

Brandon Woodruff held the Rockies hitless over 3 shutout innings, striking out 3 and helped set up the Brewers 3-2 extra inning victory.

Christian Yelich reached base 4 times, including a 2 run homer that put Milwaukee on the board. The Rockies would tie the game in the 9th but the Brewers walked off 3-2 in the 10th.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Charlie Blackmon drove in the first run in the Rockies game tying 9th inning rally. The Brewers would come back to win, 3-2 in 10.

Freddie Freeman got one of the few hits off of Ryu and made a fine catch into the stands. But it was not enough as the Braves were blanked by the Dodgers, 5-0.

Sean Newcomb stopped the bleeding by coming out of the bullpen in the 3rd and throwing 2 shutout innings. The Braves were still shutout by Los Angeles, 5-0.

Antonio Senzatela performed well in his surprise start, working around a homer to hold the Brewers to 2 runs over 5 innings. He did not factor in the decision as the Rockies fell in 10, 3-2.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Aaron Judge – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1, Javier Baez – Cubs 1/2, Charlie Blackmon – Rockies 1/2, Khris Davis – Athletics 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 1, Jon Lester – Cubs 1/2, Sean Newcomb – Braves 1/2, Lou Trivino – Athletics 1/2

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Who Owned Baseball July 29, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Sean Newcomb came within one strike of throwing the first Braves no hitter since 1994. He allowed a 2 out , 2 strike single and had to settle for 8 2/3 innings of 1 hit ball and a 4-1 victory over Los Angeles.

Buster Posey collected 4 hits including a 3 run come from behind double that set up the Giants 8-5 win over the Brewers.

Nathan Eovaldi made a memorable Red Sox debut, throwing 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and striking out 5 Twins en route to a 3-0 decision.

Chris Davis hit a pair of 2 run homers and also walked as the Orioles clobbered the Rays, 11-5.

They all owned baseball on July 29, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball June 16, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY

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Luis Severino allowed no runs over 8 innings, striking out 9 Rays and earning the 4-1 decision for the Yankees.

Eddie Rosario reached base 5 times, homering and stealing a base, scoring 4 runs as Minnesota thumped Cleveland, 9-3.

Sean Newcomb struck out 7 Padres over 6 shutout innings to give Atlanta a 1-0 win.

J. T. Realmuto collected 3 hits, including 2 homers, to help the Marlins top Baltimore, 5-4.

They all owned baseball on June 16, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball May 2, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Mookie Betts was one of two players to hit 3 homers today. He gets the slight edge over Encarnacion because his second homer was the go ahead shot in a razor thin 5-4 Red Sox win over the Royals.

Luis Severino threw a complete game 5 hit shutout, striking out 10 Astros and earning the 4-0 decision for the Yankees.

Nick Hundley doubled twice, singled and homered, scoring 4 times as the Giants rolled over the Padres, 9-4.

Sean Newcomb threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 Mets en route to the Braves 7-0 victory.

They all owned baseball on May 2, 2018

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2017 Top-100 Major League Baseball Prospects

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As the baseball season quickly approaches, it’s time to take a look at the top-100 prospects for 2017. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to follow and tweet me @dynasty_digest. You can also find more of my articles at www.dynastydigest.sportsblogs.com.

 

Rank Player Team Position
1 Alex Reyes STL SP
2 Yoan Moncada CHW 2B/3B
3 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF
4 Brendan Rodgers COL SS
5 Gleyber Torres NYY SS
6 Victor Robles WSH OF
7 Dansby Swanson ATL SS
8 Ian Happ CHC 2B/OF
9 Rafael Devers BOS 3B
10 Lucas Giolito WSH SP
11 Eloy Jimenez CHC OF
12 Ozzie Albies ATL 2B/SS
13 Tyler Glasnow PIT SP
14 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF
15 J.P. Crawford PHI SS
16 Austin Meadows PIT OF
17 Amed Rosario NYM SS
18 Clint Frazier NYY OF
19 Josh Bell PIT 1B/OF
20 Joey Gallo TEX 3B/OF
21 Manuel Margot SD OF
22 Francis Martes HOU SP
23 Brent Honeywell TB SP
24 Nick Senzel CIN 3B
25 Michael Kopech CHW SP
26 Kevin Maitan ATL SS
27 Willy Adames TB SS
28 Bradley Zimmer CLE OF
29 Jason Groome BOS SP
30 Anderson Espinoza SD SP
31 Jorge Mateo NYY SS
32 Yadier Alvarez LAD SP
33 Kyle Lewis SEA OF
34 Franklin Barreto OAK SS
35 Riley Pint COL SP
36 Blake Rutherford NYY OF
37 Josh Hader MIL SP
38 Corey Ray MIL OF
39 Alex Verdugo LAD OF
40 Hunter Renfroe SD OF
41 Lewis Brinson MIL OF
42 Isan Diaz MIL 2B/SS
43 Mickey Moniak PHI OF
44 Jose De Leon LAD SP
45 Erick Fedde WSH SP
46 Reynaldo Lopez CHW SP
47 Jake Bauers TB 1B/OF
48 Aaron Judge NYY OF
49 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR SS
50 Willie Calhoun LAD 2B
51 Luke Weaver STL SP
52 Francisco Mejia CLE C
53 Raimel Tapia COL OF
54 James Kaprielian NYY SP
55 Harrison Bader STL OF
56 Braxton Garrett MIA SP
57 Kolby Allard ATL SP
58 Tyler Jay MIN SP
59 Rowdy Tellez TOR 1B
60 Kyle Tucker HOU OF
61 Tyler O’Neil SEA OF
62 Sean Newcomb ATL SP
63 David Paulino HOU SP
64 Derek Fisher HOU OF
65 Jeff Hoffman COL SP
66 Nick Gordon MIN SS
67 Nick Williams PHI OF
68 A.J. Puk OAK SP
69 Kevin Newman PIT SS
70 Luis Ortiz MIL SP
71 Mike Soroka ATL SP
72 Jesse Winker CIN OF
73 Zack Collins CHW C
74 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 3B
75 Amir Garrett CIN SP
76 Mitch Keller PIT SP
77 Jorge Alfaro PHI C
78 Dominic Smith NYM 1B
79 Ronald Acuna ATL OF
80 Bobby Bradley CLE 1B
81 Chance Sisco BAL C
82 Sean Reid-Foley TOR SP
83 Yusniel Diaz LAD OF
84 Matt Manning DET SP
85 Forrest Whitley HOU SP
86 Brady Aiken CLE SP
87 A.J. Reed HOU 1B
88 Brett Phillips MIL OF
89 Phil Bickford MIL SP
90 Walker Buehler LAD SP
91 Ian Anderson ATL SP
92 Tyler Beede SF SP
93 Richard Urena TOR SS
94 Sandy Alcantara STL SP
95 Max Schrock OAK 2B
96 Cal Quantrill SD SP
97 Triston McKenzie CLE SP
98 Carson Kelly STL C
99 Michael Gettys SD OF
100 Stephen Gonsalves MIN SP

Midseason Top 100 MLB Prospect Rankings Analysis (41-50)

Below you can find my analysis for the prospects ranked between 41-50 for the 2016 midseason top prospect list. If you want to see the full top 100 list, please visit the following link: SEE THE TOP 100 PROSPECT RANKINGS. I will be posting daily analysis of every player listed in the top 100, so please follow my blog and other social media for updates.

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ANALYSIS OF THE PROSPECTS RANKED 51-60

 

  1. Jason Groome (BOS, 17 Years Old, LHP): Well, this ranking won’t mean anything if the Red Sox don’t sign Groome after drafting him 12th overall in the 2016 MLB Draft. The Sox and Groome are still in negotiations, but nothing as been finalized yet. At only 17 years old, Groome is incredibly advanced on the mound. He throws a mid-90’s fastball from the left-side, which has great late movement. He also shows a great feel for his breaking ball and changeup. To go along with his great repertoire, Groome has showed great command for a kid his age. Many people expected Groome to go first overall in the draft, but he started to trend downwards due to maturity questions and sign-ability issues. If the Red Sox sign Groome, he has the upside of a frontline starter.

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What To Expect From The Dutchies This Year? Andrelton Simmons

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Chris Kabout (Featured Baseball Writer – Owner www.yankeebiscuitfansdutchblog.mlblogs.com/) 

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With Spring Training here, it is time to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands will do in the upcoming season.

Of course there is no crystal ball and it is still up in the air, but in general you can make a decent prediction based on the performance of previous years.

Andrelton Simmons, new shortstop of the Anaheim Angels (sorry, I refused to call them Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), was acquired in a trade with the Braves  that sent Erick Aybar, Sean Newcomb, Chris Ellis and cash to the Braves.

Since the Braves are shedding salary and have two top prospects at the position of shortstop in the minors, they could make this move. One of the prospects is Simmons’ fellow countryman from Curacao, Ozainho Albies.

But with Aybar, they can let Albies mature a bit in the minors before calling him up.

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Trades Are Coming In Fast This Winter

A.J. Preller has been really active trying to replenish his prospect pool after making a big splash in his rookie offseason. The Padres finished a dismal 74 - 88. At least he recognizing the error of his ways - and trying to eradicate his mistakes. He dealt his two best Relievers already, stockpiling 6 prospects in return.

A.J. Preller has been really active trying to replenish his prospect pool after making a big splash in his rookie offseason. The Padres finished a dismal 74 – 88. At least he recognizing the error of his ways – and trying to eradicate his mistakes. He dealt his two best Relievers already, stockpiling 6 prospects in return in the trades.

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Onwer) 

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It seems everyday now that there is a new MLB Trade to discuss.  I love it.  Nothing is better than this kind of thing during a long offseason.  I thought we would take a minute to break down what has occurred so far since the World Series ended.

The Mariners, Padres are doing multiple trades trying to revamp their teams cosmetically.

The trade I like for both clubs the most is probably the John Ryan Murphy to the Twins for Aaron Hicks deal. Read the rest of this entry

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