October 06, 2012

MLB Post-Season Pick 'Em, LDS Edition: No time for chit-chat! Games start tonight!

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:44 PM - 15 comments

I'm still working on the results table and will post it as soon as it's done. In the meantime, I present:


Detroit Tigers (88-74) vs Oakland Athletics (94-68) - begins October 6, 6:00pm

Baltimore Orioles (93-69) vs New York Yankees (95-67) - begins October 7, 6:00pm

Cincinnati Reds (97-65) vs San Francisco Giants (94-68) - begins October 6, 9:30pm

St Louis Cardinals (88-74) vs Washington Nationals (98-64) - begins October 7, 3:00pm


Pick the winner of each series, and the number of games which said victory would require.


Pick the stolen base success ratio (CS / SB) for all players in the LDS, rounded to the nearest 5%. Example: 80%.


Pick the league, AL or NL, that will amass the greatest number of blown saves in their LDS.

Total points available: 10 (8 LDS + 1 Molina Bonus + 1 Buck Bonus)

Given the short turnaround, I will allow bonus picks to submitted up until the beginning of Monday's games. I've picked bonus questions which use stats that can be a little more volatile in small sample sizes, so it should still be a fair challenge.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:44 PM on October 06, 2012

In the previous thread, I have game picks for:


If you are not on that list and should be, please point me to where you picked. Thanks!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:48 PM on October 06, 2012

Detroit in 4
Baltimore in 5
San Francisco in 4
Washington in 4



posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:57 PM on October 06, 2012

Detroit in 4

Os in 5

Giants in 3

Nats in 5



posted by ursus_comiter at 01:02 PM on October 06, 2012

Detroit in 4

Yankees in 5

Reds in 5

Cards in 4

65% successful steals.

AL more blown saves.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:29 PM on October 06, 2012

Darvish beats out Medlen by a third of an inning to grab the pitching bonus. In Triple Crown land, it's Nate McClouth and David Ross with 2 RsBI each.

SpoFiteSTL @ ATLBAL @ TEXPitcherTotal Points
DudeDykstraSt Louis by 3 Darvish3
holdenSt Louis by 3 Darvish3
tommytrumpSt LouisBaltimoreDarvish3
bender BaltimoreDarvish2
BoKnowsSt LouisBaltimore 2
cixelsyd BaltimoreDarvish2
Debo270 BaltimoreDarvish2
DrJohnEvans BaltimoreDarvish2
jjzucal BaltimoreDarvish2
bperk Baltimore 1
grum@work Baltimore 1
hincandenza Darvish1
myshtigo Baltimore 1
rcade Darvish1
Ufez JonesSt Louis 1
ursus_comiter Baltimore 1
flannelenigma 0
tahoemoj 0
Ying Yang Mafia 0

As always, please double-check your picks and points.


In my haste to get the post up, I screwed up the Molina Bonus instructions. It should NOT be CS / SB. That is just silly. It should in fact be:

Stolen Bases / Stolen Base Attempts

or SB / (SB + CS) if you prefer. Sorry about that!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:39 PM on October 06, 2012

Detroit in 5

Baltimore in 5

St. Louis in 4

San Francisco in 5



posted by BoKnows at 02:02 PM on October 06, 2012



posted by tommybiden at 03:06 PM on October 06, 2012

Oakland A's over the Detroit Tigers in 4
Baltimore Orioles over the New York Yankees in 4
San Francisco Giants over the Cincinnati Reds 4
Washington Nationals over the St. Louis Cardinals in 3

I think the managers will be conservative on steals, and only try when it seems very safe, so I pick 85%

The National League will have the most blown saves.

posted by hincandenza at 03:25 PM on October 06, 2012

Oakland in 5

Cincinnati in 4

Washington in 4

Baltimore in 5

60% SB/SBA

NL more blown saves

posted by rcade at 03:33 PM on October 06, 2012

Detroit 5
Baltimore 4
St. Louis 4
San Francisco 5

Yadier bonus: 72%
Buck bonus: AL

posted by holden at 03:56 PM on October 06, 2012

Just got access to the PC, so my Molina/Buck picks are a tad late. I hope they are acceptable, nonetheless.

Molina: 75%
Buck: AL

posted by grum@work at 08:36 PM on October 06, 2012

As I was going by your CS/SB metric in my original post, please allow me to change my Molina pick to what it would be by the proper metric: 75%

posted by ursus_comiter at 09:28 PM on October 06, 2012

Baltimore in 5
Washington in 3
Cincinnati in 4

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:44 PM on October 06, 2012

grum@work: Accepted! Happy Thanksgiving!

ursus_comiter: Accepted! It was your pick that flagged the mistake for me, after all.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:34 PM on October 09, 2012

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