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2021 MLB Playoff Contest: Official Thread

cjedmonton

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View attachment 314455@MrMet, @thelesquad, @WCTYSON, @Gwynn545, @clarkzac, @Dazed, @metallicalex777, @dano7, @mrmopar, @deaconblues63, @gt2590, @JVHaste, @banjar, @chippernate, @Letch77


Welcome to the Legends of the Fall MLB Playoff Contest!

Please take a moment to read this post to acquaint yourself with the game.


OVERVIEW

15 teams will battle it out to earn the most points throughout the playoffs.

Each team is comprised of 5 of the top 50 players this postseason, as determined by MLB.com.

Here is the list.

Your players are determined by the numbers you chose and their corresponding number in that list.

PLUS, you will also have a bonus 6th player. That player is determined by the average of the five numbers you have selected.

If you chose any number higher than 50, simply continue back at number 1 until you get to that number.

Example: 68 = 18
(50 + 18 = 68)


THE FIELD

TEAM1st2nd3rd4th5thBonus
MrMet171357419945
thelesquad233446699253
WCTYSON234834211328
Gwynn545192124445833
clarkzac72834748145
Dazed51020268830
metallicalex77731142518438
dano727899925
mrmopar62542666942
deaconblues6391734638141
gt2590404963728862
JVHaste61437489039
banjar919394959794
chippernate122956789153
Letch77192942548145


SCORING

Each player earns points based on their daily performance, as calculated by ESPN Game Score.

Hitter = Daily Game Score
Pitcher = 3x Daily Game Score

Here are the links for each:

HITTERS

PITCHERS

As you can see, you can go to any date in the past, so catching up is very easy if you miss a day or three.

Game Score Notes:

Only the top hitter Game Scores are shown, so if your player does not appear on the list for that day, they earn zero points. However, they will likely be playing regularly, so each game provides a new chance for hitters to earn points.

On the other hand, all starting pitcher Game Scores are shown each day, so you are guaranteed some points if your starter pitched that day. However, they will likely only have a chance to earn points every 4th game or so. That’s why they carry an increased multiplier.

If your bonus number is the same as one of your 5 regular numbers, your scoring is doubled for that player (2x for hitters, 6x for starting pitchers)


WILD CARD

There are 3 wild card numbers in the game: 7, 11, 46

These represent the three relievers on the list. If you have any of these players, you may choose one number higher/lower OR a flat 250 points for the entire playoffs.

So,

If you have 7, you can choose 6 or 8, or 250 points

If you have 11, you can choose 10 or 12, or 250 points

If you have 46, you can choose 45 or 47, or 250 points

If you do not make a choice before Noon Wednesday Oct 6th, you will automatically receive the 250 point option.


You are encouraged to keep track of your own score, but I will provide regular updates in this thread.


PRIZE

The team with the highest overall score is the champion.

In the event of a tie, the winner will be the contestant who entered first.

The champion will have their choice of either a Paypal gift or a card featuring one of the players on your team.

The Paypal gift is decent, but will be significantly more modest than the card.


SUPER PRIZE

If the winning team includes the 2021 World Series MVP among their 8 players, they will win the following card of a former World Series MVP plus the Paypal gift.

https://i.ibb.co/6JvzH5D/5-BC6-C653-F699-4-B10-AAE0-6-EED47-CDA534.

That should cover everything, but as always, just ask if any questions come up.

Good luck to all and enjoy the playoffs!
 
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cjedmonton

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I want in...but just saw the other thread saying it's closed. 😞

Okay, will make an exception for a long term contest supporter such as yourself!

But since you already know the format, the only fair way to build your team is to go with the average number for each of the 6 numbers for the other 14 teams.

You’re welcome to calculate that yourself, but I’ll confirm this afternoon.

Thanks!
 

clarkzac

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Oh man, that's a tough choice for me to make between Freeman and Mookie, especially with the Dodgers in the NL WC game
 

Dazed

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@cjedmonton Thanks for the contest! Should be fun to follow.

My team:
5 Corbin Burnes Milw
10 Nolan Arenado StL
20 Xander Bogaerts Bos
26 Kyle Tucker Hou
88 (38) Adams Duvall Atl
30 Jose Abreu CWS

Looks like I'm rooting for the Red Sox tonight and the Cardinals tomorrow night in the Wild Card round.

Good Luck to all!
 

thelesquad

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Dec 6, 2008
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@cjedmonton I will choose the 250 for wildcard 46 (banking on the fact that the Dodgers will win the Wild Card game). Thanks for the contest!

Here is the rest of my team:
23. Lance Lynn, RHP, White Sox
34. Austin Riley, 3B, Braves
69. Rafael Devers, 3B, Red Sox
92. Justin Turner, 3B, Dodgers
53. Trea Turner, 2B, Dodgers
 

Letch77

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Midwest
Look like my team is:
19 - R. Devers, 3B, BOS
29 - C. Seager, SS, LAD
42 - J. Turner, 3B, LAD
54 - A. Judge, OF, NYY
81 - J. Urias, SP, LAD
45 - H. Bader, OF, STL
Lots of wildcard teams...might be a lean contest for me. :ROFLMAO:

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metallicalex777

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@cjedmonton Here is my team, awesome names but unfortunately all NL, so let's go Dodgers!

3. Trea Turner, 2B, Dodgers
10. Nolan Arenado, 3B, Cardinals (I chose 11, and moved lower for Nolan)
42. Justin Turner, 3B, Dodgers
1. Max Scherzer, RHP, Dodgers ( I chose 51 so 51-50 =1)
34. Austin Riley, 3B, Braves (I chose 84 so 84-50=34)
38. Adam Duvall, OF, Braves (Bonus)
 

clarkzac

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8 (had 7 originally)- Mookie Betts
28- Yordan Alvarez
34- Austin Riley
74- Chris Sale
81- Julio Urias
45- Harrison Bader
 

Dazed

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Of the 50 player 9 are Dodgers. If they lose the WC game it looks like a lot may be eliminated from this contest.
 

banjar

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Well, I'm wishing I hadn't just chosen the high 90's for my numbers!

91 = 41 = Kevin Gausman
93 = 43 = Eloy Jimenez
94 = 44 = Kris Bryant
95 = 45 = Harrison Bader
97 = 47 = Adam Wainwright
94 again = 44 = Kris Bryant. Gag.

But then again, playoff series MVP's are a pretty random bunch. Including these immortals:

Marco Scutaro
Jeff Suppan
Steve Pearce
Daniel Murphy
Craig Counsell
Marty Barrett
Ray Knight
Donn Clendenon
Matt Garza
and....
Robbie Alomar :)
 
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mrmopar

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Cool contest again. Since I EXPECT the Dodgers to at least go to the WS (if not repeat!), I am a little bummed I only got 1 Dodger, but I do get to double up on him, so hopefully that pays off! I have a little bit of everything (AL, NL, Braves, Giants, Dodgers, White Sox, Red Sox), but no pitchers.

My Team:

6 - Freddie Freeman
25 - Buster Posey
42 - Justin Turner
66 (16) - Tim Anderson
69 (19) - Rafael Devers
Bonus - 42 - Justin Turner Again!
 

Gwynn545

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Aug 29, 2008
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North Seattle
My team:
19 Rafael Devers Bos
21 Wander Franco TAM
24 Chris Sale BOS
33 Will Smith LA
44 Kris Bryant SF
58 (8) Mookie Betts LA
 

WCTYSON

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23 - Lance Lynn
48 - Logan Webb
34 - Austin Riley
21 - Wander Franco
13 - Paul Goldschmidt
28 - Yordan Alvarez

I did not have any players last night and have only one tonight in the wild card match up. I was leaning Dodgers but now I'm wanting to see Goldschmidt do some damage in the playoffs. Two starters and some strong bats, I'm liking my lineup. At first glance, when the format was first posted, @dano7 had all single digit numbers but one and without looking much into his lineup I placed him as the front runner. @cjedmonton Your games are always really interesting and this one is no exception. Thank you for letting me be a part of this and I'm excited to see how this plays out.
 

cjedmonton

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Sep 20, 2009
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Morning, All.

Will have the first update posted shortly.

In the meantime, here are the 6 players no one selected.

15 Giancarlo Stanton NYY
18 Brandon Crawford TB
32 Yuli Gurriel HOU
35 Willy Adames MIL
36 Tyler O'Neill STL
50 Kolten Wong MIL
 
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