GBFBS 2024: Week 1 Great British Fantasy Baseball Superleague Review

The opening week is in the books, and we witnessed some very tight matchups and a few exceptionally high-scoring teams.

It was an unpredictable week of baseball, with Kansas City Royals’ Brady Singer and Houston Astros’ Ronel Blanco top scoring for the pitchers. I doubt either player was drafted in any of the GBFBS divisions.

Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki, a guy boldly predicted to be the most productive Japanese player this season, was the highest points-scoring hitter, just ahead of Salvador Perez and Spencer Steer.

Continuing from last season’s dominance, Richard Davison was one of only 11 teams to break the 300-point mark. Unfortunately, last season’s overall top points scorer was pipped in the final evening by the Bat Flips & Nerds team.

Also, in the Champions League, Luke Kendrick, Michael Garmston, Mark Finbow, Ash Smith, and defending champ Adam Nicholson all won. This division looks set to be incredibly competitive. And remember, winners of the other divisions will be invited to join the Champions League in 2025.

Meanwhile, in the Premier League (the second tier in this year’s competition), Gav (that’s me), Nick Wright, Charlie Deeks, Jason Toms, Rob Novarez Noverez Noverraz, and James Poppleton all started with wins.

Other teams breaking the 300-point barrier and establishing themselves as early favourites in their divisions included Ian Flux, Brent Bentley, Liam Tumelty, Joel Bailey and Paul Dearnley.

In his first-ever fantasy baseball competition, Joshua Kindon (like the team he supports) currently leads the NL East. Will it last?

Losing their matchups by just a single point, Thomas McConnell and Peter Ramsay take the award for the unluckiest teams of the week.

And finally, Mark Johnson gets the accolade of beating the celebrated Jonny Gould/James Holden combo.

Did you miss out on the Great British Fantasy Baseball Superleague 2024? Get your entry in now for next season.

Featured image of Brady Singer by Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images

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