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The 2016 season was the 10th in EKL history.  It featured the continued dominance of Mountain Side, as they completed a 3 peat.  The Fog Devils competed throughout the year with Oligodendrocyte, Happy Endings, Loma Verde, and El Hebrew Hammer for 2nd place, finally settling into 3rd to end the year, and led the league in strikeouts.  A recap of the Fog Devils keeper and auction acquisitions are below;

Batter Contract Pitcher Contract
Miguel Cabrera D'16 Dallas Keuchel D'18
Kyle Seager C Hector Rondon C
Lucas Duda C Ken Giles B
Christian Yelich B Roberto Osuna B
Ryan Braun B Michael Pineda B
Rougned Odor B Erasmo Ramirez B
David Peralta B Alex Wood B
A.J. Pollock A
Batter Auction Pitcher Auction
Andrew McCutchen $44 Mike Fiers $1
Jose Altuve $33 Kyle Hendricks $1
Starlin Castro $11
Brandon Belt $3
Francisco Cervelli $2
Nick Hundley $1

The minors/reserve draft followed;

Reserve Minors
Delino DeShields Mark Appel (k)
Anthony DeSclafani Henry Owens (k)
Ian Kennedy Raul Mondesi (k)
Mike Leake J.P. Crawford
Jimmy Nelson Dansby Swanson
Drew Storen Max Kepler

There were many FAAB pickups throughout the season,  Yulieski Gurriel ($11), James Paxton ($8), David Dahl ($6), Luke Gregorson ($6), Danny Duffy ($5), Jose Ramirez ($5), Jharrel Cotton ($4), Rich Hill ($4), Alex Wood ($4), Junior Gurera ($3), Seung Hwan Oh ($3), Aaron Sanchez ($3), Hector Santiago ($3), Matt Shoemaker ($3), Vincent Velasquez ($2), Tyler Duffy ($2), Michael Saunders ($2), Kendrys Morales ($2), Sandy Leon ($2), Yan Gomes ($2), C.J. Cron ($2), Chris Carter ($1), Curt Casali ($1), Jason Castro ($1), Zack Cozart ($1,$1), Rajai Davis ($1), Randal Grichuk ($1), Brad Miller ($1), Steve Pearce ($1), Mike Foltynewicz ($1), Kelvin Herrera ($1), Robbie Ray ($1).

In season trades;

May 13th - acquired Chris Archer for Max Kepler and Dansby Swanson.

August 12th - acquired Charlie Blackmon for Brandon Belt.


AwardsEdit

Team MVP - Jose Atluve

Team Cy Young - Kyle Hendricks