Welcome to the latest round-up from the 2021 Fantasy Baseball UK game. We’ve got the May Manager of the Month and a look at the top end of the standings. Don’t forget that you can view the full standings for each division and combined in the main and Limited Trade games in the Standings section of the website.
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Manager of the Month: May
Michael Davy was Manager of the Month as his team Davy Dodgers rustled up the most fantasy points in the main game during May. In doing so, the Dodgers extended their commanding lead in the North East division (a 600-point cushion at the time of writing) and ascended to first place overall in the main game.
In fact, it was a North East one-two in the Manager of the Month race as Steph Medina also had a great month, establishing Steph’s Team in second place in the NE division and entering the Top 10 in the overall standings.
A special mention to Robert Line (Wake Field Padres of the East division) who finished among the top five scoring managers in both April and May.
Fantasy League Standings (top): 5 June
In both the main and Limited Trade games (where there is a limit on number of player transactions per team) fantasy teams are grouped into regional divisions but they are also combined to give overall standings across the two formats.
Those April and May points tallies by Wake Field Padres move them up into second in the main game, behind the Dodgers. They have also given the Padres the biggest lead in any of the regional divisions with an 800 point gap over second place in the East.
Ed Jefferies‘ Hakuna Moncada are in third after a strong May (Ed was fifth in the Manager of the Month standings). Fellow South East division team Secret Agents are following closely behind in the Top 10 overall. David Crabtree, the previous Manager of the Month in April, sits fourth with Detroit Technos (North West division).
While Merriment Masters (seventh) and Cobra K (eighth) each have comfortable leads of several hundred points in the North and South West divisions respectively, some of the regional pennant races are much closer. In the Central division, the top four teams are separated by only 100 points at the time of writing, with the leader, beatgould&lengl, making it into the Top 10 in the main game overall.
It is even tighter in the South as wherehaveYugone and Mighty Mighty BoSox are differentiated by a mere five points in first and second place respectively on 5 June. Finally, in the West, 40 points separates Flux Capacitors in first and Boh’s and O’s in second.
Limited Trade game
Manager Blythe Robertson enjoyed a good May – besides Merriment Masters placing third in the Manager of the Month rankings and establishing a decent lead in the North division of the main game, their Limited Trade equivalent Masters of Merriment are partying at the top of the combined standings.
Four of the top five teams come from the Limited Trade North division and they include the back-to-back champion in 2016-17, No Trade Clause (John Borthwick). However at the moment, Masters of Merriment have a lead of 200+ points over the chasing pack.
The Limited Trade South is a closer competition. Michael Hart‘s Master Blasters lead the division and sit third in the overall game, but gap between the first and sixth teams is less than 200 points.
Touch base with FBUK
In the lead-up to the season we launched new forums on the FBUK website, which is where you can contribute to the conversation on how the game is run or ask technical questions.
Thanks for playing, stay safe, and good luck for the rest of the season!
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