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October 06, 2012

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LDS Edition: No time for chit-chat! Games start tonight!

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:44 PM - 15 comments

I'm still working on the results table and will post it as soon as it's done. In the meantime, I present:

THE LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES

Detroit Tigers (88-74) vs Oakland Athletics (94-68) - begins October 6, 6:00pm

Baltimore Orioles (93-69) vs New York Yankees (95-67) - begins October 7, 6:00pm

Cincinnati Reds (97-65) vs San Francisco Giants (94-68) - begins October 6, 9:30pm

St Louis Cardinals (88-74) vs Washington Nationals (98-64) - begins October 7, 3:00pm

THE PICKS

Pick the winner of each series, and the number of games which said victory would require.

THE YADIER MOLINA MAGIC BONUS PICK

Pick the stolen base success ratio (CS / SB) for all players in the LDS, rounded to the nearest 5%. Example: 80%.

THE BUCK SHOWALTER MAGIC BULLPEN BONUS PICK

Pick the league, AL or NL, that will amass the greatest number of blown saves in their LDS.

Total points available: 10 (8 LDS + 1 Molina Bonus + 1 Buck Bonus)

Given the short turnaround, I will allow bonus picks to submitted up until the beginning of Monday's games. I've picked bonus questions which use stats that can be a little more volatile in small sample sizes, so it should still be a fair challenge.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:44 PM on October 06

In the previous thread, I have game picks for:

grum@work
cixelsyd
bender
bperk
tommytrump

If you are not on that list and should be, please point me to where you picked. Thanks!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:48 PM on October 06

Detroit in 4
Baltimore in 5
San Francisco in 4
Washington in 4

90%

NL

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:57 PM on October 06

Detroit in 4

Os in 5

Giants in 3

Nats in 5

35%

AL

posted by ursus_comiter at 01:02 PM on October 06

Detroit in 4

Yankees in 5

Reds in 5

Cards in 4

65% successful steals.

AL more blown saves.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:29 PM on October 06

Darvish beats out Medlen by a third of an inning to grab the pitching bonus. In Triple Crown land, it's Nate McClouth and David Ross with 2 RsBI each.

SpoFiteSTL @ ATLBAL @ TEXPitcherTotal Points
DudeDykstraSt Louis by 3 Darvish3
holdenSt Louis by 3 Darvish3
tommytrumpSt LouisBaltimoreDarvish3
bender BaltimoreDarvish2
BoKnowsSt LouisBaltimore 2
cixelsyd BaltimoreDarvish2
Debo270 BaltimoreDarvish2
DrJohnEvans BaltimoreDarvish2
jjzucal BaltimoreDarvish2
bperk Baltimore 1
grum@work Baltimore 1
hincandenza Darvish1
myshtigo Baltimore 1
rcade Darvish1
Ufez JonesSt Louis 1
ursus_comiter Baltimore 1
flannelenigma 0
tahoemoj 0
Ying Yang Mafia 0

As always, please double-check your picks and points.

CORRECTING MY OWN MISTAKE

In my haste to get the post up, I screwed up the Molina Bonus instructions. It should NOT be CS / SB. That is just silly. It should in fact be:

Stolen Bases / Stolen Base Attempts

or SB / (SB + CS) if you prefer. Sorry about that!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:39 PM on October 06

Detroit in 5

Baltimore in 5

St. Louis in 4

San Francisco in 5

25%

AL

posted by BoKnows at 02:02 PM on October 06

75%

A.L.

posted by tommytrump at 03:06 PM on October 06

Oakland A's over the Detroit Tigers in 4
Baltimore Orioles over the New York Yankees in 4
San Francisco Giants over the Cincinnati Reds 4
Washington Nationals over the St. Louis Cardinals in 3

I think the managers will be conservative on steals, and only try when it seems very safe, so I pick 85%

The National League will have the most blown saves.

posted by hincandenza at 03:25 PM on October 06

Oakland in 5

Cincinnati in 4

Washington in 4

Baltimore in 5

60% SB/SBA

NL more blown saves

posted by rcade at 03:33 PM on October 06

Detroit 5
Baltimore 4
St. Louis 4
San Francisco 5

Yadier bonus: 72%
Buck bonus: AL

posted by holden at 03:56 PM on October 06

Just got access to the PC, so my Molina/Buck picks are a tad late. I hope they are acceptable, nonetheless.

Molina: 75%
Buck: AL

posted by grum@work at 08:36 PM on October 06

As I was going by your CS/SB metric in my original post, please allow me to change my Molina pick to what it would be by the proper metric: 75%

posted by ursus_comiter at 09:28 PM on October 06

Baltimore in 5
Washington in 3
Cincinnati in 4
80%
AL

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:44 PM on October 06

grum@work: Accepted! Happy Thanksgiving!

ursus_comiter: Accepted! It was your pick that flagged the mistake for me, after all.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:34 PM on October 09

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