Week 13: Preparing for a Playoff Run

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Can Mike Trout lead Bacon at Mile 11 into the postseason?

Allan Bush, owner of the Midtown Marsupials, had timely question on the league Facebook page this week. How do the playoffs work and when do they begin? We’re at the point in the fantasy baseball season where the conversation is relevant.

The four division winners automatically qualify for the playoffs. The four teams with the best overall record that did not win a division will also qualify. Eight teams will compete over Weeks 22, 23, 24 for a chance to win the title.

The eight playoff teams will be seeded based on their regular season record with No. 1 playing No. 8, No. 2 vs No. 7 and so on. Each playoff round will consist of one week of games.

If a playoff series ends in a tie, the higher-seeded team will earn the victory.

Teams that don’t qualify for the playoffs will have their rosters frozen at the end of the regular season but playoff teams can continue to add free agents. It’s important to end the regular season with at least a couple of your 40 player acquisitions remaining.

Week 13 Power Poll: Season-to-Date

Despite clubbing the Lower Haighters in Week 12, the Power Poll is still undervaluing the Pittsburgh Xplosion, despite the fact that the team has the league’s best record at 88-50-6. The season-to-date poll has the Xplosion ranked seventh.

The JetSetters have the second best record in the league at 86-50-8 and top the season-to-date poll followed by High Cheese, which has the league’s third best record at 79-58-7.

Another team that remains an anomaly in the season-to-date poll is the Marin Menehunes. At 62-75-7, the Menehunes sit 13th in the league standings but they are rated fourth by the poll. That’s something to watch moving forward.

Season to Date

Week 13 Power Poll: Rest-of-Season Projections

Looking forward, the rest-of-season Power Poll has the Menehunes ranked second behind the JetSetters and also expects Let’s Play 2 to make a charge at the playoffs. Let’s Play 2, last year’s runner-up, currently sits 12th with a 64-74-6 record.

The rest-of-season poll also values the Mirrors, which currently sit ninth overall with a 67-70-7 mark. The poll currently projects the Mirrors to finish fourth overall, a solid playoff team.

With essentially nine full weeks remaining in the regular season, expect further movement in both polls as we close in on the playoffs.

Rest of Season

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