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Barry T Taylor 7
673 / 10778 / 16.015
After hanging around in 2nd place since late July Barry Taylor 7 was finally able to overtake Sam Marsillo 2 on the End of Season Report to capture the Top Spot.
The Winning Entry had 673 HRs which was 89% of the Best Possible 756 HRs. That is the lowest since 2014 and only the second time below 90% since data is available in Season 11 in 1998,
Larry Robertson 2 reached a Prize Winning position in early August and steadily climbed to finish in 4th Place. He was aided by also capturing the prize for Most ABs. Ken Yonan 2 broke into the Top 10 on the EoS Report. Nelson McCoy (Rookie) Dave van Weelden 3, and Robert Wiedeke 2 (R) all snuck into ‘The Box’ (Prize Winning Position) on the Final Report.
Mike van Camp 2 was the highest finishing Rookie in 23rd Place.
The BABE Prize for lowest AB per HR Ratio of 15.517 went to Jason Jeter 1 who wound up in 402nd Place.
Four entries spent the entire season in a Prize Winning Position:
Denise Engler 7 finished in 20th (highest was 1st on May 30)
Fernando Larrea 1 finished 24th (highest 7th on August 22)
Joseph L Gaddini 1 finished 27th (highest 10th on May 16)
Jalan Pack finished 28th (highest 3rd on May 16)
On the low end William Stigberg had the lowest HR total, Greg Norberte captured the BOOB Prize for highest AB per HR Ratio and Martin Sczepaniak totaled the fewest ABs.
Of the 36 individual Session Prizes (six each for six Sessions) fifteen went to entries that finished out of ‘The Box’ (which is a term that entered the HR Derby lexicon back when the number of prize positions were enclosed by a box on the mailed Reports).
Forty-eight out of the money entries won something from either Session or Biggest Moves Prizes. The 79 available Biggest Moves Prizes were won by 39 separate entries. (More about this on the 2020 tab).
There were 1,139 Pinch Hitter moves made during the season. 881 (77.3%) gained HRs. 249 (21.9%) lost while 9 had a NET gain of zero. The biggest increase was 48 for the entry that finished in 2279th. Six entries lost 34 HR by replacing Fernando Tatis with Marcel Ozuna.
PRIZES WERE MAILED OCTOBER 19
will be available
756 / 11249 / 14.880
Belt and Votto were the
least selected in their Group
Rain out of September 16
was never rescheduled,
possibly costing Trevor Story, Freddie Freeman and
Adam Duvall at bats.