Great British Fantasy Baseball Superleague: Week 2 Review


Three teams remain unbeaten in the AL Central (Rob Whannel, Michael Garmston. Tom Hotchin), and it was Tom who was the highest scorer in the division with 397 points, just ahead of Matthew Robinson with 389.

Jason Toms was the division’s unluckiest team taking the loss despite 352 points in one of the tightest matchups across all 10 divisions by falling to Rob Whannel by just eight points.


Sometimes you need to double-check your maths, and that is what happened when the spreadsheet spat out a massive 503 points this week by Dan Roach. Dan was aided by Pete Alonso (61 points) at DH and his bonus-scoring El Capitan was Nico Hoerner with 58 points. However, it looks like he has lost 67-point scoring Jeffrey Springs for a while.

Dan’s mammoth tally overshadowed two 400-point scorers: David McLaren 420 and Ed Jefferies 403.

Perhaps the unluckiest person in the entire GBfbs is Dave Nicholson, who scored 394 points but not only lost but remains 0-2.

Four teams are undefeated in the AL East: Dan Roach, Ed Jeffries, British Baseball Federation’s Tom Thornhill, and Mark Varley.


Manc Baseball was the top scorer in the division and the third-highest this week across all 10 divisions with 467 points. Scott MacGregor had another mega week (442 points) and leads the AL North with two wins and 793 points.

Josh Salter scored an impressive 398 points to secure his first win, while there are four 2-0 teams: Scott MacGregor, Chris Jones, Peter Ramsay and Karl Cobane.


There were two 400-point scorers in the AL West: Martin Osborne 446, and Steve Jones 400. And Martin is one of three undefeated teams, along with Charles Baldwin and Ian Carter 

The division’s unlucky loser was Chris Deeley, who took the L despite 381 points.


Charlie Deeks blew the rest of the division away with 486 points, the second-highest tally across all 10 divisions this week. Richard Davison with 425 points, and Callum Cockerill 393 points, also enjoyed impressive weeks.

Adam Cockerill was unlucky to take the defeat despite 383 points and joins Charlie and Callum and five other teams on 1-1 in a very tight division that only has two unbeaten teams: Richard Davison and Tom Athene.


Jack Gallagher had a good week with 395 points, but it was Mark Finbow who was the top scorer in the NL East with an impressive 446 points.

This is the most chaotic of the 10 divisions as Mark is the highest overall points scorer, but he is not one of the three 2-0 teams: Ben Jones, Bat Flips & Nerds, and Nick Chang.

Perhaps, the biggest “wow” is that GB Official Artist Andy Brown is 0-2 despite scoring just two points fewer than 2-0 Nick Chang.


There were no 400-point scorers in the NL North, but Phil Stone (392) and Shaun Barrett (391) were the best of the division and are two of the three undefeated teams (along with Troy Hutchinson). The least lucky was John Loftus, who scored 362 points but took the loss.


The most unfortunate team in GBfbs this week was the Bat Flips & Nerds team, who scored a staggering 418 points but fell to the mighty James Thorpe with 432. BaseballSoftballUK’s Chris Knoblock scored 384 and is one of five 2-0 teams along with James Thorpe, Luke Kendrick, Tom Lock and Rob Kermode.


Once again, the Basement Division belied its name with two 400-point scorers: Euan Leith 456 and Mal Bamford 414. Both teams are undefeated this year, along with Patrick Davenport.

The most unlucky in the division was Ash Smith whose 372 points were insufficient to take the win.  


Three teams broke the 400-point mark with Darius Austin (Baseball Prospectus) 433 points leading the way. David Runciman 427 and Ryan Owen (RotoBrits) 410 enjoyed their second straight mega-scoring week.

Jamie Steed (Rotoballer) with 388 points, was unlucky to come away with an L.

David Runciman and Gav (that’s me) are the only unbeaten teams in the Champions League which looks like it will be as tight and competitive as we hoped when we created this competition.


You need a fair amount of good fortune to succeed in this head-to-head format. The teams with the least amount of good fortune are the five teams who have come up against opponents scoring over 800 points.

Tracey (Birds with Balls)582827
Ryan Ferguson586813
Andy Moore663810
Bat Flips & Nerds (NL West)691810
Tim Bowman559801


Eight teams have scored at least 800 points; feels like a very Tampa Bay Rayseque start to the season.

1Richard DavisonNL CENTRAL864764
2Euan LeithBASEMENT837710
3Shaun BarrettNL NORTH831626
4Martin OsborneAL WEST823712
5David RuncimanCHAMPIONS LEAGUE821551
6Dan RoachAL EAST807559
7Charlie DeeksNL CENTRAL807693
8Ryan Owen (RotoBrits)CHAMPIONS LEAGUE800785
9Mark FinbowNL EAST798694
10Gav (Deep League Roto)CHAMPIONS LEAGUE796723
11Scott MacGregorAL NORTH793573
12Callum CockerillNL CENTRAL773736
13Manc BaseballAL NORTH771645
14Gareth NealeBASEMENT758753
15Luke KendrickNL WEST752617
16Adam CockerillNL CENTRAL751720
17James ThorpeNL WEST749722
18Ed JefferiesAL EAST745595
19Mal BamfordBASEMENT745583
20Jamie Steed (Rotoballer)CHAMPIONS LEAGUE744751
21Rob WhannelAL CENTRAL738657
22Ben JonesNL EAST737621
23Ash SmithBASEMENT737681
24Chris DeeleyAL WEST733692
25Chris JonesAL NORTH729606
26Charles BaldwinAL WEST727671
27BaseballSoftballUK (Chris)NL WEST718614
28Peter RamsayAL NORTH718609
29British Baseball Federation (Tom)AL EAST716618
30Tom LockNL WEST713658
31Tom AtheneNL CENTRAL713598
32Phil StoneNL NORTH711613
33James PoppletonNL EAST710724
34Matthew RobinsonAL CENTRAL707673
35Michael GarmstonAL CENTRAL707658
36David McLarenAL EAST703723
37Bat Flips & NerdsAL NORTH699703
38Jason TomsAL CENTRAL699675
39Dave NicholsonAL EAST698761
40Bat Flips & NerdsAL EAST698729
41Steve JonesAL WEST698661
42Bat Flips & NerdsNL CENTRAL698671
43Darius Austin (Baseball Prospectus)CHAMPIONS LEAGUE695639
44Jack WainAL CENTRAL694636
45Rob KermodeNL WEST693649
46Bat Flips & NerdsNL WEST691810
47Troy HutchinsonNL NORTH690627
48Karl CobaneAL NORTH690586
49Adam NicholsonCHAMPIONS LEAGUE688640
50Bat Flips & NerdsNL EAST688616
51Callum FranklinAL CENTRAL687708
52Martin WoodNL NORTH686679
53Jack GallagherNL EAST680631
54Christopher StoneAL WEST677648
55Josh SalterAL NORTH676675
56Patrick DavenportBASEMENT675610
57Russell EassomCHAMPIONS LEAGUE673732
58Michael AnnisonAL EAST673635
59Scotty BuchananNL CENTRAL672645
60Ross BramleyAL NORTH672669
61Tom DrakeNL NORTH668657
62Harry BrosterAL EAST665647
63Nathan LewisBASEMENT663751
64Andy MooreAL NORTH663810
65Neil LittlewoodNL CENTRAL662750
66Bat Flips & NerdsNL NORTH662657
67Paul DearnleyAL WEST662743
68UK Brew Crew (Mark)NL NORTH662708
69Matthew SuttonNL WEST662690
70Matthew GreigNL EAST662635
71Bat Flips & NerdsBASEMENT661607
72Paul DenyerNL WEST661695
73British Baseball Podcast (Matt)NL EAST660724
74Bat Flips & NerdsAL WEST660616
75Tom HotchinAL CENTRAL659564
76Steve PardoeAL CENTRAL659681
77Bubba on Baseball (Jason)NL EAST656622
78Nick Wright (MLB UK Community)CHAMPIONS LEAGUE651723
79Ollie ShoreBASEMENT651658
80Ian CarterAL WEST649541
81Brent BentleyNL CENTRAL647713
82Ross ArietaBASEMENT642704
83Alex HudsonAL WEST636694
84Four Bases (Joel)NL NORTH635636
85Jon LansdownBASEMENT634724
86Nick Wilson-SmithNL NORTH633635
87Tim BrownBASEMENT633672
88Daniel MaraNL WEST632676
89Bat Flips & NerdsAL CENTRAL628666
90Nick ChangNL EAST626551
91Steve MerryNL WEST625648
92GB Official Artist (Andy Brown)NL EAST624752
93Pirates UK (Gareth)AL CENTRAL615669
94Lee AtkinsonNL CENTRAL615632
95Baseball Brit (Joey)AL EAST614684
96Jonny Gould & James HoldenCHAMPIONS LEAGUE613618
97East Mids Meetups (Matt)NL NORTH612719
98Mark BlakemoreCHAMPIONS LEAGUE612581
99Nick HowellAL NORTH609767
100John LoftusNL NORTH607698
101Paul HepburnAL WEST606674
102Kevin OrchardNL CENTRAL604707
103Jamie WymanAL CENTRAL601708
104Mark VarleyAL EAST599551
105Carl TaylorNL CENTRAL591767
106Marc CollinsNL EAST590740
107Ryan FergusonAL NORTH586813
108Jonathan OatleyAL WEST585669
109Tracey (Birds with Balls)CHAMPIONS LEAGUE582827
110Timothy BurttNL NORTH582725
111Ben SalviAL NORTH571720
112John EcclesNL WEST570575
113Ash DayAL EAST565739
114Rob NoverrazCHAMPIONS LEAGUE565672
115Daniel WoodrowNL EAST562684
116Tim BowmanAL EAST559801
117Tim BrownAL WEST547683
118David BarnettAL CENTRAL544642
119Kevin StimsonNL WEST541653
120Alan FordBASEMENT528713

Featured image of Nico Hoerner by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

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