• joerapjr

    Hey Grinders! For those of you who haven’t seen me posting on here yet, my name is Joe Rapolla Jr. and I am RotoGrinder’s new Community Manager. My goal is to enhance the experience of being an RG member and make sure the Community is a fun and inviting place for all. You can follow me on Twitter @JoeRapJr!

    This is the Official RotoGrinders Weekly Community Rundown. I’ll be posting this at the start of every week with the intention of it serving as a fun, easy-to-read breakdown about what’s going on in DFS, the world of sports, and of course, entertaining and random stuff from the Internet, because why not?

    Before we get started, I’ve got to give a shoutout to tgowen for winning last week’s contest for what I considered to be the best answer to my question “If any active player can break Barry Bonds’ single-season home run record, who is it?” He answered Kris Bryant and cited how climate change might affect ballpark factors at Wrigley Field. I appreciated the originality, so props to @tgowen!

    The Rundown


    1. If You Haven’t Tried PlateIQ Yet…

    Okay, seriously though, if you haven’t tried out this amazing MLB feature yet, I don’t know what to tell you. All for the price of $0, PlateIQ allows you to analyze every starting pitcher and hitter they are facing that day and analyze pitch type, pitch location, pitcher tendencies and batter tendencies.

    Plate IQ is pure awesomeness, and is absolutely unrivaled in terms of the data it provides. It’s available for every MLB game on every slate, and is an absolute must for the MLB DFS player.

    Numerous folks at RotoGrinders worked extremely hard on this over the last couple months, and we sincerely hope you enjoy it.

    Check it out here and check out a breakdown of everything it does here!


    2. More Awesome, Free Stuff… Lineup Builder in iOS via the RotoGrinders App!

    Making lineups on the go? Don’t have a computer? Whatever the reason, the RotoGrinders mobile and development teams did an amazing job bringing yet another awesome free feature to the site, or in this case, the app!

    For more information on this killer feature, please head here for the full writeup!


    3. FanDuel Single Entry Series Sponsored by RotoGrinders!

    The Single Entry Series on FanDuel, sponsored by us here at RotoGrinders, continues this week with $5 buy-in tournaments.

    This series will run for 6 weeks (4 more after this week concludes) and the top finisher each week gets an all-expenses paid trip to Chicago and a seat at a live final! Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to compete live in DFS and enjoy The Windy City!

    For more specific details on this series, check out the official page here!


    4. Seasonal Rankings FAQ

    We have been seeing some questions recently from users wondering about our Seasonal Rankings and how exactly they update, so I wanted to clarify some of the details.

    For every sport, our rankings tally points from contest that took place during the most current season. That means, points accumulated from MLB contests in 2016 do not count towards your current MLB ranking. This is true for every sport. Additionally, you can see on the Seasonal Rankings page for each sport on what day the rankings update. For example, MLB is updated weekly on Thursday.

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    Overall rankings, weight class rankings, and TPOY rankings run a 365-day basis, however, so MLB contests from today’s date and later in 2016 do count, while any contests that took place more than 365 days ago do not.

    Hopefully this provides from clarity, and if you have any questions, you can always hit me up!


    5. Best Baseball Movie of All-Time?

    With the Fourth of July around the corner, it has me thinking about America’s pastime. One thing I love to do on the Fourth of July is watch a baseball movie, but there’s so many to choose from.

    So help me out. What’s the best baseball movie of all-time?

    The Sandlot

    Field of Dreams

    Bull Durham

    A League of Their Own

    Major League

    Bad News Bears

    Comment below and let me know! Also, if you think it’s something else, let me know! I might just pick the most creative answer and send them some RG swag

  • depalma13

    @yanksfan1 said...

    Moneyball and Bull Durham are only baseball movies nominated for Best Picture at Oscars

    The Pride of the Yankees was nominated for Best Picture also.

  • tristanwolf

    @joerapjr said...

    Great answers here guys! Thanks to tristanwolf making those great point about “The Natural,” I think I know what my 4th of July movie will be!

    I’ve seen it years ago, but it seems like a perfect candidate for a re-watch.

    Happy Fourth everyone! Enjoy the holiday and be safe!

    Thanks! Its on starz ondemand hd free right now too!

  • tristanwolf

    @tonytone1908 said...

    Also Billy Bob Thornton in the new version of Bad News Bears was hilarious and perfect for the role. Kind of sad the girl who was the pitcher died a few years later in a car crash. Probably put a damper on doing sequels. Also kind of cool that Kelly, the punk on the motorcycle, was Freddy in the reboot of Nightmare on Elm St. He was also in Semi-Pro with Will Ferrell in case you missed it. I didn’t, I could tell it was him right away and was kind of happy for him for getting some roles again.

    didnt kelly get an oscar nomination for like some kate winslet movie? He played like a perv and looked nothing like old self but was great acting?

  • tomac

    Natural, Field of Dreams, Sandlot are at the top of the list, but if you are a DeNiro fan, Bang the Drum Slowly is one of his rarely mentioned masterpieces.

  • fenway2015

    eight men out was the best baseball movie

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