• joerapjr

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    Hey Grinders! My name is Joe Rapolla Jr., @joerapjr here on RotoGrinders and on Twitter, and it’s been just over a month now that I’ve been serving as RotoGrinders Community Manager. In that time, I’ve learned the RotoGrinders Community has some freaking amazing bloggers and writers!

    Seriously, though, in this month alone, there were 113 blog posts covering everything from MLB to WNBA. It was a fantastic month of participation, and this is the “slow” time of year for DFS. Needless to say, selecting the award winners this month was no easy task. Everyone who posts is worthy of praise and recognition, which is why I encourage you all to check out the Community Blog Posts page to read everything that was published in May!

    Blogger of the Month ($200)


    Our blogger of the month for May 2017 is none other than “BigWilburStyle.” If you’re a regular reader on RotoGrinders, you surely know Big Wilber, as he’s been posting for months now with crazy consistency. He’s basically the Cal Ripken Jr. of the RotoGrinders Bloggers, so it’s more than deserving that he takes home Blogger of the Month honors for May.

    Big Wilbur’s column is called “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit…” and I implore you to check out all of his great post here!


    Blogger of the Month – Runner Up ($100)


    Our runner up for May was “joeycis”, who entertained all of us through the month with his “Single Bullet” series!

    Joey’s blog concept is simple; he fires one lineup into some GPPs and breakdowns his decision making process and the outcome of said decisions. Since many people are single-entry/single bullet players, I highly recommend following Joey’s posts!

    Check out all his posts here!


    Blog Post of the Month ($75)


    The winner of this month’s post of the month is “tgowen“for his post Becoming A Baby Shark: The Players Championship.

    I really loved this post for a variety of reasons. First off, rather than dishing out advice, “tgowen” takes us through his thought process. He doesn’t say “play this golfer, fade this golfer,” but rather “here’s a list of golfers I considered.”

    This was really refreshing, and what was also refreshing was that it was a golf post! Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in DFS, and it offers a completely different experience from other sports. The four-day sweat and the need to find golfers that will make the cut is hugely thrilling.

    “tgowen” really thought outside the box with this post, and I hope to see more posts from him moving forward!


    Best New Blogger ($50)


    Best New Blogger was a fairly easy choice for me this month, as “Pippinainteasy” came in with two posts at the end of the month that were absolutely tremendous.

    His pieces, both titled Matchup Analysis were breakdowns of the day’s MLB slates and were chock full of data and information. I could not believe when reading that “Pippin” was a first time writer, and I sincerely hope to see more of them in the future!


    Most Interesting/Entertaining Blog ($50)


    We end this month’s awards on a high note, celebrating a low note… “kttulu” broke down a memorable night that they had in MLB, and it was not a good one.

    Let’s face it, DFS is a win some, lose more endeavor. Especially with the high variance that exists in MLB, there will be a lot of nights when your players end with the same score they started with, a big fat 0.

    “Kttulu” was honest enough to talk about a rough night he had, and hopefully it will encourage people to be more transparent and learn from their mistakes!

    Check out “kttulu’s” hilarious and interesting post here!

  • mewhitenoise

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    • Blogger of the Month

    Congrats to all the winners. Great work, guys!

  • Ross
  • tgowen

    • Blogger of the Month

    Wow, thanks a lot guys. I haven’t been able to play as much over the past two weeks because of “life,” but I’ll be more than happy to continue it starting this week to show my appreciation.

  • BigWilburStyle

    • Blogger of the Month

    Thank you guys, this is really appreciated and gives me the drive to keep going. It’s been a rough month with a newborn but I feel like I’m getting back into my rhythm. Congrats to all the other winners too, I look forward to reading the blogs each day. Really appreciate rotogrinders giving me the opportunity to do these.

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