The Game: April Recap

It’s already been one full month since FanGraphs: The Game started. We think it’s been a great first month, with over 10,641 players already created and 75,918 manual picks (plus 34,493 autopicks) entered in total.

Don’t forget: it’s not too late to create your own player. There are still 152 days left in the season, which means your player can play 152 games if you started today. That’s easily enough to give you a chance at the top prize. Not to mention there are weekly, monthly, and half-season awards.

You can join the fun anytime to compete against your friends with our custom leagues even if the top prize for the year is out of reach.

Now let’s give kudos to the positional awards winners for the month of April (with March included).

Best C: Chike (2.0 WAR)
Best 1B: Stevesaxon (1.2 WAR)
Best 2B: ctt8410 (1.6 WAR)
Best SS: dacrazydon (1.9 WAR)
Best 3B: JLuman (2.0 WAR)
Best OF: Shanghai Skyline (2.6 WAR)

Best SP: strangequiet (1.2 WAR)
Best RP: mfrench2 (0.8 WAR)

We also track hit streaks:

Longest hit streaks:
Jay Bordonez – C (18)
yayforme – OF (18)
Andrew Nadler – 3B (18)

Longest active hit streak:
schlomsd – OF (17)

And now for some random stats:

Most picked batter: David Freese – 3B (Picked 1,112 Times)
Most picked starter: Felix Hernandez (Picked 532 Times)
Most picked reliever: Hector Santiago (Picked 654 Times)

# of people who threw a perfect game (Phil Humber): 35 (+6 autopicks)
# of people who hit for the cycle (Scott Hairston): 5 (0 autopicks)
# of people who hit 3 home runs in one game (Ryan Braun): 16 (+6 autopicks)
# of people who went 5-5 in one game (Curtis Granderson): 13 (+4 autopicks)

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David Appelman is the creator of FanGraphs.

11 Responses to “The Game: April Recap”

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  1. mattingly is crazy? says:

    kenly jansen. he should be the closer

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  2. Jim Lahey says:

    Love the game Dave. I keep hoping to get in on one of these 3 HR games… Was wondering if anyone had Curtis Granderson and Ryan Braun for both of their big games.

    Your SS has been doing quite well… cough PEDs cough

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  3. sirvlciv says:

    At least I have the #1 pitcher for the Nationals ;-) (though not as good as real-life Strasburg so far).

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  4. hscer says:

    OK, so who are the 16 people willing to take hitters at Petco? At least it worked out for them this time.

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  5. Keystone Heavy says:

    I picked Curtis Granderson’s 5-5 3HR game and went from being like the 4th or 5th OF for the Rangers to being the #1 overall player on the team (for a few days, as I hit a cold streak trying to keep costs down). That was pretty cool.

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  6. strangequiet says:

    #1 pitcher holla!

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  7. gobears says:

    How about best players per $ spent?

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  8. dacrazydon says:

    I have the top shortstop and the 1023rd ranked first baseman (out of 1053).

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