Leroy Wiffle Association

Kermit's Hall of Fame Bracket: Elite 8

December 1, 2017

 

Another week, another 8 players eliminated.  We move into the final match ups with only big time names left in the running.  The final 8 players were pre-ranked 1-8, and it shows the players have voted for the staples of the league.  Every one of the 8 guys left have played at least 2 games each season of Leroy's 4 year history. 

 

So get out and vote for who makes the Final Four!!  Click Here to Vote, Passcode is "Leroy".  If you need a quick refresher here is the sweet 16 podcast.  Must vote before December 4, 2017.

 

 

#1 (88.30) Caleb Jonkman vs. #8 (61.87) Matt Dykstra

 

Caleb Jonkman

2016: #1 (63.49)

2015: #2 (57.19)

2014: #5 (47.53)

 

General Stats: 71 Games Played (51-19-1), 88.30 Ranking (1st), 112.14 Qualify (1st), 64.46 Salary (1st), 54.27 Batting (4th), 74.65 Pitcher (1st)

 

Batting Stats: 0.578 Average, 1.326 Slugging, 125 Homers, 239 RBI’s, 223 Runs, 94 k’s, 561 at bats.

Pitching Stats: 0.186 Average, 1.86 ERA, 129 IP, 27-3 Record, 19-20 Saves, 297 k’s, 472 at bats.

 

Awards and Notes: Champion – 1 (2015), Mr. Leroy – 1 (2017), MVP – 3 (2015-2017), Batting Champion – 4 (2014-2017), Pitching Champion – 2 (2015, 2017), Owner of Year – 1 (2017), Ironman Award – 1 (2017), All Leroy – 3 (2015-2017), All Salary – 4 (2014-2017), All Iron Team – 3 (2015-2017), All Batting – 4 (2014-2017), All Pitching – 3 (2015-2017), Experience – 4 (2014-2017), All Star – 4 (2014-2017).  THE GOAT.

 

Matt Dykstra

2016: #7 (46.45)

2015: #22 (29.16)

2014: #16 (32.42)

 

General Stats: 59 Games Played (40-19), 61.87 Ranking (8th), 78.65 Qualify (11th), 45.10 Salary (7th), 36.77 Batting (23rd), 53.44 Pitching (4th).

 

Batting Stats: 0.408 Average, 0.851 Slugging, 49 Homers, 123 RBI’s, 112 Runs, 95 k’s, 417 at bats.

Pitching Stats: 0.321 Average, 4.20 ERA, 85 2/3 IP, 14-5 Record, 11-11 Saves, 172 k’s, 374 at bats.

 

Awards and Notes: Champion - 2 (2016, 2017), Rookie of Year – 2016, Most Improved – 2016, All Leroy – 1 (2016), All Salary – 1 (2016), All Iron – 1 (2016), All Batting – 1 (2016), All Pitching – 1 (2016), Experience – 2 (2016, 2017), All Star – 2 (2016, 2017).  Matt could have had more awards, but a late injury this year affected his pitching in the final weeks.  Matt ran the social media for the whole 2017 season, and looks to be the Media Director in 2018 as well as owning the expansion team, Leroy Clams.  Matt threw a shutout against BWACS in the 2017 NWLA Tournament of the Legends.

 

#2 (75.33) Brett Detmar vs. #7 (62.54) Tim Wiltjer

 

Brett Detmar

2016: #2 (58.29)

2015: #6 (44.18)

2014: #12 (35.69)

 

General Stats: 69 Games Played (48-21), 75.33 Ranking (2nd), 102.97 Qualify (2nd), 47.70 Salary (5th), 33.81 Batting (29th), 61.58 Pitching (2nd).

 

Batting Stats: 0.445 Average, 0.867 Slugging, 49 Homers, 121 RBI’s, 127 Runs, 136 k’s, 519 at bats.

Pitching Stats: 0.219 Average, 2.45 ERA, 117 2/3 IP, 14-6 Record, 15-16 Saves, 272 k’s, 452 at bats.

 

Awards and Notes: Champion – 2 (2016, 2017), Mr. Leroy – 1 (2016), Pitcher of Year – 1 (2016), Owner of Year – 1 (2016), Ironman – 1 (2016), All Leroy – 2 (2016, 2017), All Salary – 2 (2015, 2016), All Iron – 2 (2016, 2017), All Pitching – 4 (2014-2017), Experience – 4 (2014-2017), All Star – 4 (2014-2017).  Brett has been a huge factor for Leroy not even on the field, but off it.  I big help to events, recruitment, field maintenance, and anything else that needs to be done.  He is also 4-0 in 4 games played in National Tournament Games. 

 

Tim Wiltjer

2016: #4 (50.94)

2015: #5 (46.55)

2014: #9 (39.51)

 

General Stats: 77 Games Played (23-51-3), 62.54 Ranking (7th), 100.46 Qualify (4th), 24.62 Salary (47th), 22.65 Batting (47th), 26.59 Pitching (37th).

 

Batting Stats: 0.315 Average, 0.505 Slugging, 27 Homers, 79 RBI’s, 92 Runs, 171 k’s, 556 at bats.

Pitching Stats: 0.487 Average, 10.89 ERA, 104 2/3 IP, 9-19 Record, 5-6 Saves, 131 k’s, 596 at bats.

 

Awards and Notes: All Iron Team – 3 (2014-2016), Experience – 4 (2014-2017), Tim Wiltjer – 3 (2014-2016).  The commissioner of the league and co-founder. 

 

 

#4 (64.88) Jared Jonkman vs. #5 (64.39) Jon Gibson

 

Jared Jonkman

2016: #8 (45.90)

2015: #7 (43.94)

2014: #18 (31.87)

 

General Stats – 61 Games Played (34-24-3), 64.88 Ranking (4th), 86.70 Qualify (7th), 43.06 Salary (11th), 44.03 Batting (10th), 42.09 Pitching (11th)

 

Batting Stats – 0.470 Average, 1.068 Slugging, 81 Homers, 153 RBI’s, 147 Runs, 109 K’s, 457 at bats.

Pitching Stats – 0.355 Average, 4.80 ERA, 95 IP, 13-7 Record, 6-7 Saves, 152 k’s, 437 at bats.

 

Awards and Notes: Champion – 1 (2014), All Leroy – 2 (2015, 2017), All Salary – 2 (2015, 2016), All Iron – 1 (2017), All Batting – 2 (2015, 2016), All Pitching – 1 (2015), All Star – 3 (2015-2017), Experience – 4 (2014-2017).  Nicknamed the “Sheriff”, Jared has run the Bushleague Badgers for 3 years taking them to the Championship in the past year.  Jared does a lot of odd and ends jobs for the league including logo work for the teams, helping with the maintenance, and has future plans for designs at the complex. 

 

Jon Gibson

2016: #6 (49.51)

2015: #1 (59.41)

2014: #17 (31.35)

 

General Stats – 52 Games Played (32-19-1), 64.39 Ranking (5th), 79.86 Qualify (10th), 48.91 Salary (4th), 45.39 Batting (8th), 52.43 Pitching (5th).

 

Batting Stats – 0.472 Average, 1.111 Slugging, 76 Homers, 144 RBI’s, 129 Runs, 94 k’s, 407 at bats.

Pitching Stats – 0.314 Average, 4.78 ERA, 90 1/3 IP, 11-4 Record, 13-13 Saves, 141 k’s, 392 at bats.

 

Awards and Notes: Mr. Leroy – 1 (2015), Rookie of Year (2015), Most Improved – 2 ( 2015, 2017), Ironman Award – 1 (2015), All Leroy – 1 (2015), All Salary – 2 (2015, 2017), All Iron Team – 1 (2015), All Batting – 2 (2015, 2017), All Pitching – 2 (2015, 2017).  All Star – 2 (2015, 2017), Experience – 2 (2015, 2017).  Jon seems to only care about the league during odd years.  He was the #1 ranked player after the 2015 season and had a season that held records that many would never seen broken.  They were broken this season by Caleb, but in 2015 we only had 10 games, against last year’s 21 regular season games. 

 

#3 (71.50) Kyle Jansma vs. #6 (63.81) Erik Detmar

 

Kyle Jansma:

2016: #3 (53.55)

2015: #4 (51.28)

2014: #6 (47.93)

 

General Stats – 70 Games Played (33-36-1), 71.50 Ranking (3rd), 101.12 Qualify (3rd), 41.88 Salary (12th), 42.00 Batting (13th), 41.76 Pitching (12th)

 

Batting Stats – 0.411 Average, 1.010 Slugging, 92 Homers, 174 RBI’s, 152 Runs, 141 k’s, 514 at bats.

Pitching Stats – 0.402 Average, 6.80 ERA, 114 2/3 IP, 12-9 Record, 10-10 Saves, 116 k’s, 555 at bats

 

Awards and Notes: All Leroy – 3 (2014, 2016, 2017), All Iron – 3 (2014-2016), All Salary – 1 (2017), All Batting – 3 (2015-2017), All Star – 4 (2014-2017), Experience – 4 (2014-2017).  Kyle Jansma added to his resume this year leading the Dutch Ovens to a #2 seed going into the playoffs.  He has been a consistent fixture in the league through its entirety.  The one thing holding him back is he has never even made it to a championship series in any of the 4 years he played.  He and his wife welcomed their first child into the world a couple weeks after the season.  We hope to see Zander make an appearance in Leroy in 2018!

 

Erik Detmar

2016: #11 (42.16)

2015: #19 (32.21)

2014: #19 (28.23)

 

General Stats – 61 Games Played (44-17), 63.81 Ranking (6th), 86.89 Qualify (6th), 40.72 Salary (14th), 26.00 Batting (43rd), 55.45 Pitching (3rd)

 

Batting Stats – 0.365 Average, 0.630 Slugging, 22 Homers, 62 RBI’s, 90 Runs, 102 k’s, 441 at bats.

Pitching Stats – 0.233 Average, 1.82 ERA, 98 2/3 IP, 12-4 Record, 10-10 Saves, 195 k’s, 382 at bats.

 

Awards and Notes: Champion – 2 (2016-2017), All Leroy – 1 (2017), All Iron – 1 (2017), All Pitching – 2 (2016-2017), Experience – 2 (2016-2017), All Star – 3 (2015-2017).  Erik has been a crucial part of the Bombers success in the last years winning 2 championships with his brother.  He looks to split up and start writing his own story as he looks to own the Squints Sluggers in 2018.  He also will head the Recruiting Committee in 2018 as he looks to get 40 guys week in and out to the Leroy complex.

 

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