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2018 RotoBaller MLB Challenge - And The RT Sports Winner Is...


What a season, RotoBallers. Fantasy baseball is always a fun, interesting, and long season - filled with injuries, breakout players, and different strategies. It takes stamina and endurance to win the six month marathon, and we're here today to recognize those who pulled it off.

With 312 teams competing to be crowned champ of the 2018 Fantasy Baseball RotoBaller Challenge on RT Sports (and to have their bank account padded a bit more), only one prevailed. Below is the final update, showing the leaders through the end of the season.

In case you missed it, the RotoBaller Challenge is a fantasy baseball tournament with lots of prizes, powered by RT Sports and Fantrax. In 2019 we will expand the tournament even further - stay tuned for details throughout the MLB off-season.

 

Who Has Been Crowned Champ?

?? And the RT Sports winner is... 3rdWorldMayo!!! ??

A big congrats from everyone at RotoBaller and RT Sports!

In addition to winning the $500 cash grand prize, and a full year of RotoBaller's Premium Pass ($99 value), you now get to carry the ultimate prize - you are THE champ of the RT Sports RotoBaller Challenge, and get to carry bragging rights throughout the entire off-season.

This was no easy feat, as 312 teams competed for the gold, and you defeated all of them. You are a true RotoBaller!

Among the many draft picks and waiver wire additions made, the main studs leading you to glory were Manny Machado, Francisco Lindor, Carlos Carrasco, Edwin Diaz, Trevor Bauer, Mitch Haniger, Blake Snell and Ronald Acuna. Here was the original draft roster, and the final winning roster:

Original Roster:

OVERALL PICK PLAYER MLB POS
9 1.9 Manny Machado LAD 3B
16 2.4 Francisco Lindor CLE SS
33 3.9 Jose Abreu CWS 1B
40 4.4 Carlos Carrasco CLE SP
57 5.9 Edwin Encarnacion CLE DH
64 6.4 Yu Darvish CHC SP
81 7.9 Chris Taylor LAD LF
88 8.4 Wil Myers SD 1B
105 9.9 Yasiel Puig LAD RF
112 10.4 Lorenzo Cain MIL CF
129 11.9 Edwin Diaz SEA RP
136 12.4 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL OF
153 13.9 Brad Hand CLE RP
160 14.4 Trey Mancini BAL LF
177 15.9 Ian Happ CHC CF
184 16.4 Trevor Bauer CLE SP
201 17.9 Justin Smoak TOR 1B
208 18.4 Archie Bradley ARI RP
225 19.9 Blake Snell TB SP
232 20.4 Patrick Corbin ARI SP
249 21.9 Garrett Richards LAA SP
256 22.4 Michael A. Taylor WSH CF
273 23.9 Mitch Haniger SEA LF
280 24.4 Tim Beckham BAL SS
297 25.9 Brad Boxberger ARI RP
304 26.4 Chris Iannetta COL C

Final Roster:

 

Individual League Winners

While there can only be one RotoBaller Challenge champion, the competition was close and came down to the wire. Congrats to all of the individual league winners, who showed off their fantasy baseball skills and also won a full year of RotoBaller's Premium Pass ($99 value)!

  1. RotoBaller Challenge #1 - Get ER Done
  2. RotoBaller Challenge #2 - 500- ROTO
  3. RotoBaller Challenge #3 - 1979
  4. RotoBaller Challenge #4 - MAGA
  5. RotoBaller Challenge #5 - BarrysBums
  6. RotoBaller Challenge #6 - NYPhilsPhan
  7. RotoBaller Challenge #7 - Hoagie Man
  8. RotoBaller Challenge #8 - 2018: The Reckoning
  9. RotoBaller Challenge #9 - Sho Ga Nai
  10. RotoBaller Challenge #10 - 3rdWorldMayo
  11. RotoBaller Challenge #11 - WD_Ballers15
  12. RotoBaller Challenge #12 - Scufflin Hillbillies
  13. RotoBaller Challenge #13 - Dugout Kings
  14. RotoBaller Challenge #14 - JFREDDY
  15. RotoBaller Challenge #15 - Ultimate Warriors
  16. RotoBaller Challenge #16 - Waterboys 2
  17. RotoBaller Challenge #17 - Soft J
  18. RotoBaller Challenge #18 - Wes_Ballers15
  19. RotoBaller Challenge #19 - Fenway Fantasy
  20. RotoBaller Challenge #20 - American Dragons
  21. RotoBaller Challenge #21 - Kenosha RBC
  22. RotoBaller Challenge #22 - Sherman Tanks
  23. RotoBaller Challenge #23 - Mr. Troutstanding
  24. RotoBaller Challenge #24 - Alaskan Termites
  25. RotoBaller Challenge #25 - Acuna Moncada
  26. RotoBaller Challenge #26 - Tarzana Ballers

 

Final Standings

Below are the final standings for the entire season:

Top 50 Teams:

TEAM HIT PITCH TOTAL R HR RBI SB AVG W ERA SV K WHIP
1. 3rdWorldMayo 1,441.50 1,449.00 2,890.50 309 299 290.5 307 236 258.5 306 301 286.5 297
2. Mr. Troutstanding 1,491.00 1,337.50 2,828.50 311 305 300 302 273 289 215 312 282.5 239
3. Tarzana Ballers 1,285.50 1,540.50 2,826.00 306 198.5 212 309 260 304.5 308 308 312 308
4. American Dragons 1,424.50 1,333.50 2,758.00 312 245.5 254.5 303.5 309 236.5 294 230 270 303
5. BarrysBums 1,230.00 1,516.00 2,746.00 277.5 189.5 261 299 203 308 302 306 293 307
6. Get ER Done 1,361.50 1,333.50 2,695.00 288 276 282.5 265 250 245.5 268 253 290 277
7. Sho Ga Nai 1,205.00 1,481.00 2,686.00 275 266.5 278.5 232 153 307 295 272 305 302
8. Sherman Tanks 1,223.50 1,448.50 2,672.00 271.5 280.5 281 260.5 130 304.5 283 299 281 281
9. Eight is Great 1,288.50 1,360.00 2,648.50 283.5 230 282.5 210.5 282 306 228 272 308 246
10. 1979 1,258.50 1,375.00 2,633.50 302 295.5 308 215 138 299 251 278 307 240
11. Hoagie Man 1,266.50 1,363.50 2,630.00 247.5 266.5 251.5 234 267 263 271 275.5 279 275
12. Irishmick Hardoilers3 1,192.50 1,437.50 2,630.00 269 249 248 282.5 144 297 238 303.5 311 288
13. NYPhilsPhan 1,350.50 1,276.00 2,626.50 292 293 299 207.5 259 253.5 284 219.5 267 252
14. Soft J 1,407.00 1,219.00 2,626.00 299 287.5 304.5 230 286 291 216 290 237 185
15. Dudes from Queens 1,408.00 1,211.50 2,619.50 283.5 271 295 257.5 301 312 205 214.5 302 178
16. Triple Threat 1,431.50 1,186.50 2,618.00 308 285.5 273 286 279 208 249 233.5 232 264
17. Waterboys 2 1,252.50 1,364.50 2,617.00 267 216 285.5 223 261 299 299 172.5 296 298
18. Acuna Moncada 1,326.50 1,273.50 2,600.00 277.5 262.5 278.5 289 219 295 240 205.5 303 230
19. FreeRoto3/25 1,243.50 1,339.50 2,583.00 304 174.5 221.5 303.5 240 301 213 287.5 306 232
20. RT Champs and Chumps 1,235.00 1,311.50 2,546.50 264 283 251.5 257.5 179 279 229 289 286.5 228
21. Fenway Fantasy 1,403.00 1,140.50 2,543.50 298 261 238 308 298 299 130 244.5 277 190
22. 2018: The Reckoning 1,203.00 1,337.00 2,540.00 290 204.5 258.5 289 161 302.5 281 207.5 295 251
23. Kenosha RBC 1,207.00 1,328.00 2,535.00 293 223.5 261 248.5 181 283 207 294 299 245
24. Ultimate Warriors 1,290.50 1,220.50 2,511.00 310 297 302 160.5 221 236.5 222 257 284 221
25. MAGA 1,446.50 1,059.00 2,505.50 303 257.5 287 293 306 283 211 157 224 184
26. fivethirtyfives 1,201.00 1,287.50 2,488.50 242 274 240 265 180 275.5 242 297 250 223
27. Beam Me Up Piscotty 1,344.50 1,138.00 2,482.50 288 307 296.5 268 185 217 225 262 212 222
28. Rotoballer Jamie 1,113.00 1,367.50 2,480.50 221 226 263.5 167.5 235 279 286 244.5 289 269
29. Scufflin Hillbillies 1,290.00 1,186.00 2,476.00 300 309 311 104 266 250 232 250.5 234.5 219
30. Rotoballer 1,268.50 1,204.00 2,472.50 239.5 211 237 284 297 250 267 141 261 285
31. Joar5 1,468.50 989 2,457.50 301 308 310 245.5 304 228 195 207.5 201.5 157
32. NeuroCPV 1,269.50 1,172.50 2,442.00 279.5 236 271.5 210.5 272 158.5 252 311 178 273
33. Bye Bye Cali 1,269.50 1,172.50 2,442.00 285 278.5 290.5 218.5 197 263 174 238.5 294 203
34. WD_Ballers15 1,218.00 1,213.50 2,431.50 261.5 262.5 284 121 289 309 279 36.5 310 279
35. Slappy U 1,262.50 1,165.00 2,427.50 276 289.5 289 287 121 283 164 296 285 137
36. Ball four 1,057.50 1,367.50 2,425.00 246 233 160.5 242 176 212.5 292 294 265 304
37. JFREDDY 1,233.50 1,188.50 2,422.00 226 249 268 207.5 283 171 260 303.5 182 272
38. Dilly Dilly 1,079.00 1,319.00 2,398.00 199.5 283 209.5 197 190 197 291 257 268 306
39. dolly llama 1,304.50 1,090.00 2,394.50 247.5 303 274 193 287 212.5 235 219.5 241 182
40. Matt Kemp's DRS 986 1,386.00 2,372.00 239.5 200 176.5 234 136 279 273 253 292 289
41. Joar2 1,419.00 947 2,366.00 291 287.5 301 277.5 262 176 204 275.5 160.5 131
42. Tee Time 1,199.00 1,161.50 2,360.50 266 186 190 293 264 258.5 208 248 238 209
43. Get'em 1,340.50 1,019.50 2,360.00 296 306 307 180.5 251 302.5 131 160 275 151
44. SeungHwanHo-Oh 1,136.50 1,222.50 2,359.00 256.5 208 175 293 204 222.5 305 155 256 284
45. PlayerToBeNamedLater 1,317.00 1,012.00 2,329.00 305 230 266 213 303 203.5 192 236 207.5 173
46. Trickyrich 1,111.00 1,213.00 2,324.00 294 201.5 249.5 153 213 295 246 175 242 255
47. Alaskan Termites 1,168.00 1,154.00 2,322.00 243.5 242 292.5 197 193 292.5 168 197.5 309 187
48. Dugout Kings 1,523.50 775.5 2,299.00 307 312 304.5 306 294 212.5 156 160 144 103
49. Titanic Struggle 1,165.50 1,127.00 2,292.50 239.5 236 254.5 280.5 155 289 189 155 231 263
50. galacticos baseball club 1,115.00 1,174.00 2,289.00 218.5 189.5 257 272 178 275.5 227 179.5 272 220

Rest of the Bunch

51. Moops5
52. Ahead of the Curve
53. LJC
54. Pickle Rick
55. Kardiak
56. Bronx Bombers
57. WILD BUNCH
58. Storms
59. Whompers
60. Nostradonus
61. IAmABulldozer
62. The House That Ruth Built
63. yogisboys
64. 500- ROTO
65. Fast Twitch
66. @StatsR_Us
67. Figments Dragons
68. Green Monstahs
69. Wrigley Barhoppers
70. Hampshire
71. Shape of Trout
72. Louisville Bats
73. Tracey
74. Dodger Blue
75. Josh Hayes
76. Landsberg
77. Casey At The Bat
78. Black Beards Delight
79. RUSH - 888
80. Bleedblue
81. DarkReaps Pit Lords
82. Diamond Heroes
83. eye dee kay
84. ENTRE NOUS
85. Podcast listener
86. Vandelay Industries
87. Pierre - RotoBaller
88. CharlieSideHustle
89. Chicago#1
90. Wes_Ballers15
91. Kraken
92. Jobu's Rum
93. Lottorun 2
94. CampDen
95. Launch Angles
96. Hungry Hippie
97. Christy United
98. Accidental Selfies
99. Goat Sacks
100. Team Ramrod 3
101. Crawdad
102. Micks the Man
103. KBomb's Krushers
104. Diamond Heroes 2
105. Blakesullivanff
106. Carrera
107. Jacksonville Suns
108. Nick Mariano - RotoBaller
109. Twankees
110. ME
111. Hipster Rounders League
112. Bad News Bears
113. Montreal Expos
114. Southside Hitmen
115. jimmysmithjr113
116. .333
117. Team 2
118. Pittsburgh Stents
119. Hoyas
120. Mugi's Team
121. Dugout Kings
122. Express
123. Mr. Bill and Sluggo
124. Busch Leaguers
125. rampgae
126. Wally Pipps
127. Little engines
128. Ordell Robbie
129. donks
130. Bxballers
131. donkies
132. Roadblocks
133. Caballo
134. Yung Gunz
135. TOKEN RB CH
136. Roto Redbirds
137. the rocks
138. Birds not pinstripes
139. JuicedBalls
140. @StatsR_Us
141. Ain't the Beer Cold
142. Bird's Aces
143. Mile High Mustangs
144. LOADED DICE
145. Head for the Hills
146. Wickford free
147. wvhighlander
148. OPS Norm
149. Shockers
150. Dekalb RT Gambits
151. HAPPY DAYS
152. Plead the FIP
153. Albert's Team
154. Joar3
155. A Team Has No Name
156. Zurich bad news bears
157. Team White
158. Scotty Boys
159. Team Byrd
160. just for fun
161. PortRichey Striptease
162. Baseball Golfers
163. Dugout Kings
164. Louisville Sluggers
165. Watchy's Watches
166. Better Call Paul
167. The Fighting Pascifists
168. Buffalo Blue Jays
169. Ju Ju Hounds
170. My BiG Unit
171. Silent but Deadly
172. gone fishing
173. SaltyKanadianBallz
174. jsj
175. Beer Leaguers
176. CZ Squad
177. The Dirty Sanchez's
178. Freaks n' Geeks
179. Milwaukee�??s Best
180. SouthDakota Baseball
181. Joar4
182. Garret's Gang 3
183. Coras Powerteam 3
184. RBC
185. new york jets
186. NYGUY
187. clowns 4
188. BLUES BROTHERS
189. The Monstars
190. Full blood Irish
191. Conmack
192. Team 3
193. Upper Deckers
194. the rocksl
195. Chico's Bail Bonds
196. Alternative Stats
197. Doody
198. Shark-Nate-O
199. bravesfalcons
200. Southern Coffers
201. jimmysmithjr113
202. Lingo Bingo
203. jimmysmithjr113
204. The Carpenter
205. Plasmatics
206. MONKEYS
207. JHiattSports
208. MG Blaze
209. jimmysmithjr113
210. Ducat2
211. Baseball Furies
212. spring is here (not)
213. Glass half Fulmer
214. ASS-KICKERS INC.
215. The Southpaw
216. WizardFrogs
217. inglorious baseterds
218. Bud Norris Fan Club
219. AtlCash86
220. Thunder Weasels
221. McDouble13
222. JHiattSports
223. Pack of Cubs
224. West Cumberland cheats
225. the diamond
226. BRUCE MY PEACOCK
227. La flama blanca
228. ForgotAboutTrea
229. ClutchStars
230. AREY36
231. Boobies
232. Mangy Goats
233. Your F*^king Out
234. BayAreaBlueJays
235. @krich1532
236. the rock lll
237. KINGSMEN
238. Maine Event
239. Bigj421
240. Chuckin' Heaters
241. Keystone BC
242. Outlawz
243. Two-Ball Screwball
244. LL Cubs
245. the rock ll
246. For whom the Bellinger tolls
247. California_Cool
248. The Mighty Gryphons
249. 2stars
250. Highwater
251. RAKERS ISLAND
252. Real1s
253. Carrera
254. Steel City Studs
255. Loud mouth soup
256. Yaaaaaay
257. Reds
258. Who's on 1st
259. Maple Leaf Baseball
260. Dae Ho Lee Grail
261. Nanuet Yankees
262. Silver Sluggers
263. Real1s
264. The Swinging A's
265. Yaaaaaay
266. East Side
267. Jbeerens
268. Bourboneer
269. AK47
270. KruiserColorado
271. JP Raptors
272. Crucifix Pistols
273. Jacksonville Whiskeymen
274. 1
275. NoLeHace
276. Curt's Killers
277. STL BIRDS
278. Darth Vader DH
279. Untitled
280. Caballito
281. my team
282. Hammer Time
283. Direwowk
284. Gentile
285. Junior Seniors
286. Rowantree
287. Angelphanatic
288. Pain Train
289. Jbeerens
290. Team Mike
291. Brugnone
292. Goyanks7777
293. Bombers
294. Juiced Balls
295. Wild Thing
296. Valcontents
297. Nuke LaLoosh
298. Jbeerens
299. EvilEmpire72
300. Jbeerens
301. Alcides Nuts
302. ICantSmell
303. Dynasty
304. Bingus Boys
305. JB-RotoBaller
306. soxfan
307. Carolina Hitmen
308. Serenading Unicorns
309. Bergman
310. Ready Freddy
311. Jbeerens
312. KC Grinders