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The championship returned to the nation’s capital for the first time since 1924.
Re-live huge seasons from Washington’s Anthony Rendon (.319-34-126) and Juan Soto (.401 OBP, 34 HR, 110 RBI), not to mention Stephen Strasburg (18-6, 3.32, 251 SO) and Max Scherzer (11-7, 2.92, 243 SO).
Houston won 107 games in the regular season, with a trio of great arms in the rotation – Justin Verlander (21-6, 2.58, 300 SO), Gerrit Cole (20-5, 2.50, 326 SO), and Zack Greinke (18-5, 2.93, 187 SO). No shortage of great hitting either, including MVP candidate Alex Bregman (.296-41-112).
Let’s dive in to some interesting numbers from the card set…
Batting: CF/2B Ketel Marte (36 2B, 9 3B, 32 HR) has 9 Deep Drives. CF Jarrod Dyson (30 SB) is a 3A base-stealer.
Pitching: SP Robbie Ray (235 K) supported by 20 SO readings. LOOGY Andrew Chafin has no Deep Drives allowed. SP Luke Weaver has a -10 Hold rating.
Defense: David Peralta is a LF-5, but Adam Jones is a RF-1.
Batting: CF/LF Ronald Acuna Jr. (41 HR, 37 SB) has a HR from 00-59 on Deep Drives and is a 3A stealer.
Pitching: SP Mike Soroka (0.7 HR/9) has an NL-best 1 Deep Drive against. SP Dallas Keuchel has 3 Deep Drives allowed and is a -10 Hold.
Batting: 2B/SS Jonathan Villar (40 SB) is a 3A stealer.
Pitching: SP David Hess (3.2 HR/9) has 10 Deep Drives against. SP John Means has a -10 Hold. There are no rated closers.
Defense: Anthony Santander is a RF-1.
Batting: 3B Rafael Devers (54 2B, 4 3B, 32 HR) has an AL-best 10 Deep Drives. RF Mookie Betts (.391 OBP) and SS Xander Bogaerts (.384 OBP) each have 23 on-base chances.
Pitching: SP Chris Sale (218 K, 13.3 K/9) is at it again, with 24 SO readings. SP Eduardo Rodriguez (1.1 HR/9) has 3 Deep Drives against. RP Brandon Workman (0.1 HR/9) has a “rare 5” reading on Deep Drives. RP Matt Barnes (15.4 K/9) has 27 SO readings. With so few balls in play, both Workman and Barnes each have just 2 DEF readings. A rough year for SP Nathan Eovaldi (1.581 WHIP), who allows 21 on-base chances.
Defense: Mookie Betts is a RF-5, but Bogaerts is a SS-1.
Chicago (A) (72-89)
Pitching: SP Lucas Giolito (228 K, 11.6 K/9) has 21 SO readings. SP Manny Banuelos (1.836 WHIP) has 23 on-base chances against and Dylan Covey (1.756) has 21 as well as a +2 Hold. RP Aaron Bummer (0.5 HR/9) has a “rare 6” on Deep Drives.
Defense: Yolmer Sanchez is a 2B-5, but Tim Anderson is a SS-1 and Leury Garcia is a CF-1.
Chicago (N) (84-78)
Batting: RF Nicholas Castellanos (58 2B, 3 3B, 27 HR) has a set-best 11 Deep Drives. SS Javier Baez (38 2B, 4 3B, 29 HR) has 9 Deep Drives. 1B Anthony Rizzo (.405 OBP) has 24 on-base chances.
Pitching: SP Yu Darvish (229 K, 11.5 K/9) has 20 SO readings. RP Kyle Ryan has 0 Deep Drives against.
Defense: Anthony Rizzo is a 1B-5 yet again, but across the diamond Kris Bryant is a 3B-1. He may get a bad rep, but Nicholas Castellanos is a RF-5. Conversely, the usually-stellar Jason Heyward is a RF-1.
Batting: 3B Eugenio Suarez (49 HR) is dangerous from the Deep Drive section with a HR on an NL-best 00-63.
Pitching: SP Sonny Gray (0.9 HR/9) allows just 2 Deep Drives and SP Luis Castillo (1.0 HR/9) gives up 3. Opposing runners will take advantage of SP Kevin Gausman’s +2 Hold.
Defense: Joey Votto, always solid, is again a 1B-5. Freddy Galvis is a SS-5.
Batting: C Roberto Perez (24 HR) homers from 00-66 on Deep Drives and RF/DH Franmil Reyes (37 HR) from 00-62. 3B Jose Ramirez (24 SB) is a 3A base-stealer.
Pitching: SP Mike Clevinger (0.7 HR/9, 12.1 K/9) allows just 3 Deep Drives and has 22 strikeout readings. On the flip side, but SP Carlos Carrasco (2.0 HR/9) serves up 10.
Defense: C Roberto Perez is one of three regulars with a -1 Arm. Yasiel Puig is a RF-1.
Batting: RF Charlie Blackmon and LF/CF David Dahl each have 9 Deep Drives.
Pitching: RP Scott Oberg (0.8 HR/9) has a “rare 7” reading for Deep Drives against. SP Peter Lambert (1.8 HR/9) and Jeff Hoffman (2.7 HR/9) each allow an NL-worst 10 Deep Drives. Lambert (1.735 WHIP) is also an NL-worst 23 on-base chances against, with Antonio Senzatela (1.749 WHIP) right behind him with 22. Oh. And Hoffman (1.586). He’s 21 against.
Defense: Ian Desmond is a CF-1.
Batting: 1B Brandon Dixon has 21 SO readings.
Pitching: SP Edwin Jackson (3.1 HR/9, 2.03 WHIP) allows a set-worst 13 Deep Drives as well as a set-worst 26 on-base chances.
Defense: Christin Stewart is a LF-1.
Batting: CF/RF George Springer (39 HR) has 60 HR readings from his Deep Drive section. 3B/SS Alex Bregman (.423 OBP) leads all regulars with 26 on-base chances.
Pitching: Good luck getting on-base against starters Justin Verlander (0.80 WHIP) with a set-best 6 on-base chances against, Gerrit Cole (0.90 WHIP) and his 8 on-base chances against, and Zack Greinke (0.98 WHIP) with 10 against. SP Wade Miley (1.2 HR/9) allows just 3 Deep Drives and RP Will Harris (0.9 HR/9) is a “rare 8”. CL Roberto Osuna (0.88 WHIP) has 7 on-base chances against him and RP Ryan Pressly (0.90 WHIP) has 8. Ya. The pitching is deep here. Oh, and Cole (326 K, 13.8 K/9) and Verlander (300 K, 12.1 K/9) have the top two SO readings in the set – 29 and 24, respectively.
Defense: Yuli Gurriel earned a 1B-5.
Kansas City (59-103)
Batting: SS Adalberto Mondesi (43 SB) is a set-best 6A stealer.
Pitching: SP Brad Keller (0.8 HR/9) allows just 2 Deep Drives.
Los Angeles (A) (72-90)
Batting: The 2019 edition of CF Mike Trout (.438 OBP) is highlighted by a set-best 26 on-base chances.
Pitching: SP Tyler Skaggs (1.0 HR/9) allows just 3 Deep Drives, but SP Jaime Barria (2.6 HR/9) and Dillon Peters (2.3 HR/9) each allow 11 of them. Also miserable? SP Jose Suarez (1.64 WHIP) with 22 on-base chances allowed and Matt Harvey (1.54 WHIP) with 21.
Defense: On the left side, David Fletcher is a 3B-5 and Andrelton Simmons is a SS-5.
Los Angeles (N) (106-56)
Batting: RF Cody Bellinger (34 2B, 3 HR, 47 HR) and SS Corey Seager (44 2B, 1 3B, 19 HR) each have 9 Deep Drives. Bellinger (.406 OBP) also has 23 on-base chances. Home Run Derby star LF/RF Joc Pederson (36 HR) homers on 00-61 from his Deep Drives.
Pitching: SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (0.8 HR/9) and Rich Hill each allow just 3 Deep Drives. Ryu (1.01 WHIP) and SP Walker Buehler (1.04 WHIP) each allow just 10 on-base chances. RP Pedro Baez (0.95 WHIP) has 8 on-base chances against.
Batting: C Jorge Alfaro has 22 SO readings.
Pitching: SP Jordan Yamamoto is a +2 Hold.
Defense: On the left side, Brian Anderson is a 3B-5 and Miguel Rojas is a SS-5. Alfaro is one of three regulars with a -1 Arm.
Batting: Not surprisingly, RF Christian Yelich’s card is filthy, featuring 9 Deep Drives, 25 on-base chances to support his .329 season with 44 HR.
Pitching: SP Brandon Woodruff (0.9 HR/9) allows just 2 Deep Drives. CL Josh Hader (0.81 WHIP, 16.4 K/9) has only 8 on-base chances against him and a set-best 37 SO.
Batting: Ageless DH Nelson Cruz (26 2B, 41 HR) has 9 Deep Drives. Free-swinging 3B Miguel Sano has a set-high 25 SO.
Pitching: SP Jake Odorizzi (0.9 HR/9) allows just 3 Deep Drives.
Defense: On the left side, Miguel Sano is a 3B-1 and Jorge Polanco is a SS-1. In the outfield, Marwin Gonzalez is a RF-1.
New York (A) (103-59)
Batting: 3B Gio Urshela (21 HR) has 9 Deep Drives. C Gary Sanchez (34 HR) has a set-high 00-68 HR on Deep Drives and 1B/DH Edwin Encarnacion is 00-61. RF Aaron Judge has 20 SO readings.
Pitching: RP Zack Britton is a “rare 7” on Deep Drives against and CL Aroldis Chapman has 0 allowed.
Defense: Luke Voit is a 1B-1.
New York (N) (86-76)
Pitching: SP Jacob deGrom (0.8 HR/9) allows just 2 Deep Drives, while Marcus Stroman and Zack Wheeler each give up only 3. deGrom (0.97 WHIP) also gives up only 8 on-base chances against while RP Seth Lugo allows 7. Finally, deGrom (204 K, 11.3 K/9) has 20 SO readings. CL Edwin Diaz (15.4 K/9) has 28 SO. SP Noah Syndergaard struggles again with a +2 Hold.
Defense: C Wilson Ramos is the only regular with a +1 Arm. Also on the down side, both J.D. Davis and Jeff McNeil are a LF-1.
Batting: DH Khris Davis (11 2B, 23 HR) has 61 Deep Drive Homers. CF Mark Canha (.396 OBP) has 23 on-base chances.
Pitching: SP Mike Fiers and Homer Bailey each have 3 Deep Drives against. CL Liam Hendriks (13.1 K/9) allows 8 on-base chances and has 27 SO readings. RP Yusmeiro Petit gives up 7 on-base chances.
Defense: Matt Chapman earns his reputation with a 3B-5 but Jurickson Profar is a 2B-1. Robbie Grossman is a LF-5.
Batting: CF/3B Scott Kingery (34 2B, 1 3B, 19 HR) has 9 Deep Drives.
Pitching: SP Drew Smyly (1.59 WHIP) has 21 on-base chances against and a +2 Hold.
Batting: 1B Josh Bell (37 2B, 3 3B, 37 HR) has 9 Deep Drives. LF Brian Reynolds (.314) has 23 on-base chances. CF Starling Marte (25 SB) is a 3A stealer.
Pitching: CL Felipe Vazquez (0.93 WHIP, 13.5 K/9) has just 8 on-base chances against and 27 SO readings.
Defense: Colin Moran is a 3B-1.
San Diego (70-92)
Batting: CF Manuel Margot (20 SB) is a 3A base-stealer. LF/CF Wil Myers has 23 SO and RF/LF Hunter Renfroe has 20.
Pitching: CL Kirby Yates (0.89 WHIP, 15.0 K/9) allows 8 on-base chances and has 31 SO readings. SP Chris Paddack (0.98 WHIP) allows just 9 on-base chances, while SP Dinelson Lamet (12.9 K/9) has 22 SO.
San Francisco (77-85)
Pitching: RP Trevor Gott has no Deep Drives on his card.
Batting: Speed on the bases with CF Mallex Smith (46 SB) a 5A stealer and 2B Dee Gordon (22 SB) a 3A. DH/1B Daniel Vogelbach (30 HR) has a HR on 00-60 from his Deep Drives.
Pitching: SP Felix Hernandez (2.1 HR/9) roughed up with 10 Deep Drives allowed.
Defense: Dee Gordon is a 2B-1.
St. Louis (91-71)
Pitching: SP Jack Flaherty allows just 3 Deep Drives and 9 on-base chances. RP Giovanny Gallegos has 6 on-base chances.
Defense: C Yadier Molina is one year older, but remains one of just three regulars with a -1 Arm. Gold Glove candidate Kolten Wong is a 2B-5.
Tampa Bay (96-66)
Batting: CF Kevin Kiermaier (19 SB) is a 3B stealer.
Pitching: So much pitching! SP Tyler Glasnow – no Deep Drives, 7 on-base chances, 22 SO. CL Emilio Pagan – 5 on-base chances. SP Yonny Chirinos has 10 on-base chances against. SP Charlie Morton has 3 Deep Drives against. SP Blake Snell has 3 Deep Drives and 22 SO. RP Nick Anderson has 31 strikeout readings.
Defense: Ji-Man Choi is a 1B-1.
Batting: All about base-stealing, with CF Delino DeShields (24 SB) a 3A and both SS Elvis Andrus (31 SB) and 1B Danny Santana (21 SB) a 3B.
Pitching: SP Mike Minor allows just 3 Deep Drives and is the only SP-11 in the set.
Defense: On the right side, Danny Santana is a 1B-1 and Rougned Odor is a 2B-1.
Batting: CF/LF Teoscar Hernandez has 21 SO.
Pitching: CL Ken Giles has 29 SO. SP Clay Buchholz serves up 11 Deep Drives.
Defense: Teoscar Hernandez is a CF-5 but Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is a 3B-1.
Batting: 3B Anthony Rendon (34 HR, .412 OBP) has 9 Deep Drives and 24 on-base chances. LF Juan Soto (.401 OBP) earns 23 on-base chances. SS Trea Turner (35 SB) is a 3A stealer and CF Victor Robles (28 SB) is a 3B.
Pitching: Terrifying duo of SP Stephen Strasburg with just 3 Deep Drives against and Max Scherzer, who has 24 SO.