The NL Statis-Pro season has been dormant due to a move and heavy work load - so sorry for so few blogs. Luckily the AL season played in Montana has concluded and will start playoffs this weekend - so here is there recap.
Here’s a recap of the Statis-Pro American League regular season.
I will start the playoffs this weekend.
It was a tight finish for the 2021 Statis-Pro American League playoff race.
The Astros held on to win the “West” title and a first round bye, by winning a head-to-head matchup with the White Sox.
Chicago finished strong winning 5 of 7 to put on the pressure but came up short. The Angels faded badly to slip out of the last wild card spot.
In the “East”, the Red Sox stumbled losing 3 of 4, but had enough to hold off the Yankees. The Rays remain an enigma by underperforming but still making the playoffs.
Speaking of underperforming, that would best describe both Oakland and Toronto during this year’s 41-game season.
x- Boston 25-16
w-New York 24-17
w-Tampa Bay 21-20
x- Houston 26-15
Los Angeles 19-22
Wild Card Round (Best of 5)
Game 1 Cleveland at Chicago
(Civale, 4-5, 4.78) vs. (Giolito, 4-3, 2.96)
Game 1 Tampa Bay at New York
(McHugh, 3-4, 2.62) vs. Cole (4-3, 2.11)
Here are the individual statistics and awards.
Both of these awards are surprises as they outperformed their cards. (you never know with a short season)
MVP: Alex Verdugo, Bos (.328, 14 HR, 31 RBI)
Led the league in hits, extra base hits, runs scored, 2nd in AL batting, 2nd in AL Home Runs
Cy Young: Eduardo Rodriguez, Bos
11 starts, 75 IP, 20 ER, (7-3), 2.40 ERA.
Statis-Pro AL Batting Title
LeMahieu, NY (59-173) .341
Verdugo, Bos (60-183) .328
Engel, Chi (55-171) .322
Abreu, Chi 15
Bregman, Hou 14
Verdugo, Bos 14
Runs Batted In
Arozarena, TB 37
Engel, Chi 36
Abreu, Chi 35
Verdugo, Bos 60
LeMahieu, NY 59
Engel, Chi 55
Extra Base Hits (2B,3B,HR)
Verdugo, Bos (15, 1, 14) 30
Bregman, Hou (12, 1, 14) 27
Devers, Bos (16, 0, 9) 25
Verdugo, Bos 37
Anderson, Chi 35
Torres, NY 31
Earned Run Average
Cole, NY 4-3 2.11
Rodriguez, Bos 7-3 2.40
McCullers, Hou 7-2 2.59
R Iglesias, LA 0-0 14/14
Pressly, Hou 1-1 13/15
Barnes, Bos 0-1 12/14
The Chicago White Sox led the league in runs scored.
The Tampa Bay Rays led the league with the fewest runs allowed.
The Boston Red Sox had the best run differential. (+40)