Welcome to the fourth qualifying round of the RotoWire/Fanduel Baseball Championship! Congratulations to cocktails, who won the third qualifier two weeks ago. It helps to have your pitcher throw seven scoreless innings while striking out 16, which is exactly what cocktails got from James Paxton in a 73-point performance. They also got a combined 78.3 points from a pair of Nationals, Matt Adams and Bryce Harper.
Congratulations also to bucfan14, who currently sits atop the overall leaderboard with a 57.7-point lead through three contests. For everyone else, there’s still more than enough time to catch up. The contest includes six qualifying rounds, and only your best three scores count for the final leaderboard. There are still three rounds remaining, so even if you’re just finding out about the contest today, you’re still very much in the running. The top 25 scores on the overall leaderboard will compete for $2,000 and RotoWire subscriptions in the Championship Round on June 27.
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Round One of the RotoWire/FanDuel Baseball Championship is in the books. Congratulations to those who had strong first qualifying rounds and set themselves up well to qualify for the Championship Round on June 27th. Congratulations in particular to wyldncrzygy524, who took home the Round One title with a score of 166.8. None of their picks were particularly “wyld” or “crzy”, as all of their players were owned by at least 19.6 percent of contest participants, but if you hit on all your picks you’re bound to do well, and this “gy” did just that. Each of their players scored at least nine points, with Jon Gray, Nolan Arenado and Dexter Fowler particularly standing out.
Meanwhile, the experts here at RotoWire are running our own parallel contest. Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson is showing that he knows far more than just prospects, jumping out to an early lead after winning Round One and placing third in Round Two. He rode Jon Gray and Jed Lowrie to his Week One title and saw Javier Baez’s 56.6-point game power him to a bronze in the second week. (Did I have Baez in my lineup only to change him out at the last second? Yes, of course I did.) The full leaderboard for the expert tournament can be found here. Here’s the top 10:
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