25MarkedMen - Start up to November 18, 2009


I should have written something last week but the file crashed. It was like a defrag sight from a Windows 95 version. Anyway, I could have written something but that monster called laziness crept in. Instead, I was doing doodles.

To make amends, I stretched my wannabe’s list to 50. The same mechanics still stands but the Smart-Gilas games have been strucked out. The 25MM guys will have better descriptions and stats.

Get the mechanics at: http://sydrified.blogspot.com/2009/10/sydmans-25mm-day-1-up-to-october-25.html

So to start things out, here come the WANNABES!


50 LORDY TUGADE (SMB)
The reason he’s here is because SMB is winning.

49 LARRY FONACIER (ALA)
So is this guy.

48 YANCY DE OCAMPO (TNT)
Now long will people overlook him?

47 JAY-R REYES (ROS)
Team improves if he improves.

46 CELINO CRUZ (GIN)
Played well during Helterskelter’s absence.

45 MARC PINGRIS (PUR)
Steady support off the bench.

44 NIC BELASCO (TNT)
We miss his double-doubles.

43 ARIS DIMAUNAHAN (BB)
He loves the attention right now.

42 DENNIS ESPINO (COK)
Stock will rise if Coke wins games. Inconsistent at best.

41 LARRY RODRIGUEZ (COK)
Gets good stats despite limited playing time.

40 MARK BORBORAN (ALA)
He’s high because his team is high but he DID improved.

39 YOUSIF ALJAMAL (BB)
Leo Isaac needs to give this guy a huge amount of playing time.

38 BONBON CUSTODIO (SMB)
Offensively dismal but at least he’s playing.

37 DENOK MIRANDA (SMB)
Actually, his stats are like when he was at SLR… but with less minutes!

36 CYRUS BAGUIO (GIN)
Hopefully his current push will make us forget about his ghastly start.

35 HARVEY CAREY (TNT)
He will disappear if he still won’t play in the next two weeks!

34 PAUL ARTADI (PUR)
Look for him if you like good assist and steal stats.

33 RICHARD YEE (BK)
Wow. This is what you get when a player is released from the Ryan Gregorio prison.

32 ENRICO VILLANUEVA (GIN)
Hopefully he would rack a streak of good games to move up.

31 WILLY WILSON (GIN)
The thorn why E-Vil and Major Pain are getting less minutes.

30 MICK PENNISI (SMB)
This Aussie is making his posse look good.

29 JASON CASTRO (TNT)
When Mark Cardona got his rhythm, Castro saw less minutes and touches.

28 JOSEPH YEO (SLR)
The biggest victim of the current Josh Urbiztondo hype.

27 ERIC MENK (GIN)
Returning from injury, Major Pain is awesome despite limited minutes.

26 JR QUINAHAN (BK)
Baby Shaq is consistent… can’t say that about Gary David and Ronjay Buenafe.


Now here are the guys that made the Top 25!

25 SONNY THOSS (ALA)
Does damage as a presence but not in the stats department.
STATS: 24.1mpg (7g) – 6.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.6apg, 1.4bpg & 2.1tpg

24 ROGER YAP (PUR)
Chris Timberlake got his minutes. Fantasy players hated this Gregorio move.
STATS: 25.3mpg (7g) – 9.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.1apg & 2.1tpg

23 ALEX CABAGNOT (COK)
He has big shoes to fill with the injury of Asi Taulava and Chris Ross’ slump.
STATS: 37.0mpg (5g) – 13.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 5.0apg, 0.8bpg & 2.4tpg

22 GABBY ESPINAS (SLR)
SLR is slumping. It seems the team plays well when he’s in double-double mode.
STATS: 31.3mpg (6g) – 13.3ppg, 9.8rpg & 2.3tpg

21 JAMES YAP (PUR)
He still plays good but he’s getting upstaged by the league’s top rookie.
STATS: 31.7mpg (7g) – 15.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.4apg, 0.9spg & 2.4tpg

20 ALI PEEK (TNT)
Man Mountain is a blocking monster! His defense is what keeps him here.
STATS: 26.3mpg (6g) – 7.7ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.0apg, 2.5bpg & 1.3tpg

19 RICO MAIERHOFER (PUR)
For a guy that plays less than 24 minutes, he has been getting strong production.
STATS: 23.4mpg (7g) – 11.0ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.4apg, 1.9bpg & 2.3tpg

18 GABE NORWOOD (ROS)
They won against Alaska but it was because of Don Dulay. Norwood is clusterfucked.
STATS: 38.4mpg (7g) – 12.1ppg, 6.8rpg, 4.0apg, 1.6spg & 2.8tpg

17 JONAS VILLANUEVA (SMB)
He’s an excellent playmaker sharing a lot of minutes with OTHER excellent playmakers.
STATS: 22.9mpg (8g) – 7.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.9apg, 1.1spg & 1.6tpg

16 RYAN REYES (ROS)
The Realtors are in a bind losing 3 of their last 4. Reyes needs to be consistent.
STATS: 32.0mpg (6g) – 11.8ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.8apg, 2.2spg & 1.5tpg

15 RONALD TUBID (GIN)
When Jayjay was out, he could have owned the lead role but instead he was upstaged by Skyrus. STATS: 31.2mpg (6g) – 14.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg & 1.3tpg

14 MIKE CORTEZ (SMB)
The Cool Cat has been “purring” it in awesomely as of late playing a PG or an undersized SG.
STATS: 21.6mpg (8g) – 10.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.9apg, 1.1spg & 1.8tpg

13 JAYJAY HELTERBRAND (GIN)
He missed 2 games. But the reason why he dropped was his 6-pt, 1-reb, and 1-ast game vs. BK.
STATS: 32.8mpg (4g) – 16.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 6.5apg & 3.3tpg

12 REYNEL HUGNATAN (ALA)
He is Alaska’s biggest bet off the bench and he is making wonders in his current status.
STATS: 23.7mpg (7g) – 13.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.1apg & 2.3tpg

11 KERBY RAYMUNDO (PUR)
Until he solves his turnover woes, his stats will be dragged down. Fact is, that’s his only flaw as of late.
STATS: 32.1mpg (7g) – 13.1ppg, 8.0rpg, 3.0apg & 3.9tpg


Before we go to the top ten, let’s first look at…

THE MINUTE MEN!

Which of the current players play massive minutes?

1 KELLY WILLIAMS (SLR) – 39.2mpg
2 GABE NORWOOD (ROS) – 38.4mpg
3 ALEX CABAGNOT (COK) – 37.0mpg
4 MACMAC CARDONA (TNT) – 34.7mpg
5 JIMMY ALAPAG (TNT) – 34.5mpg
6 WILLIE MILLER (ALA) – 33.6mpg
7 ARWIND SANTOS (SMB) – 33.0mpg
8 JAYJAY HELTERBRAND (GIN) – 32.8mpg
9 LA TENORIO (ALA) – 32.3mpg
10 KERBY RAYMUNDO (PUR) – 32.1mpg

Now, look at how they fared on the list.


Anyway…

THE TOP TEN!

Making the top ten is a combination of a team’s win-loss record, stat production, and all that’s good about his current romp.

10 TONY DELA CRUZ (ALA)
Surprise number 1 (although he was in the top ten a few weeks back)! For Alaska’s standing, TDC barely makes this part of the list. While I expect him to be gone in two weeks time in the top ten, credit him for being a workhorse, especially churning up those blocks and steals with his vise grip-defense.
STATS: 31.7mpg (7g) – 8.0ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.0apg, 1.6spg, 0.7bpg & 0.7tpg

9 DORIAN PENA (SMB)
Surprise number 2! Yes, Pena got the “top ten” nod because he is consistent. Plus, you need to look at his minutes. If he gets a double-double by playing a little over half a game then you’ll find that he is a great stat grabber. He is not the Beermen’s starting center for almost a decade by being a chomp, right?
STATS: 24.1mpg (8g) – 8.0ppg, 10.5rpg & 1.8tpg

8 MACMAC CARDONA (TNT)
Last rank, Captain Hook is at the early 20’s because Jason Castro has been working his minutes. Now, we have returned to normalcy with Macmac drilling 35 points! Also, TNT’s super backcourt duo is moving in to take out Alaska as the big dog in the house. We are now looking at the Cardona that almost won the Best Player of the Conference plum last Phil Cup.
STATS: 34.7mpg (6g) – 20.5ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.2apg & 3.7tpg

7 LA TENORIO (ALA)
The Flying LA has been consistent as Alaska’s top point guard. He briefly topped the team in scoring while giving steady support in rebounds while ranking second in assists and steals. It seems like Tenorio is on a mission to become a top-tier orchestrator a la Helterbrand and Alapag. Hmmm?
STATS: 32.3mpg (7g) – 13.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.4apg, 0.9spg & 2.0tpg

6 DONDON HONTIVEROS (SMB)
When I started this 25MM, Hontiveros wasn’t here. The Beermen started the season with two straight defeats. Six straight wins later, the Beermen are hinting a top-tier turn! While this is happening, the Cebuano Hotshot is on a tear! He is also one of the best backcourt blockers in the league today… despite his size.
STATS: 28.9mpg (8g) – 15.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0bpg & 3.1tpg

5 JOE DEVANCE (ALA)
The Speaker of the House has been picking up the slack Willie Miller fails to dish out. His last games proved great in testing his mettle, although you have to wonder if he could ever be a double-double player. Cone’s new triangle tweak is giving JDV leeway to roam the outside… hopefully he could play more of those side shots with effectiveness.
STATS: 27.7mpg (7g) – 13.1ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.4apg, 0.7bpg & 0.9tpg

4 JIMMY ALAPAG (TNT)
The Mighty Mouse is second in TNT in terms of offense but his numbers could rival the league’s top players. He ranks second in the league in assists and he ranks in the top ten in terms of points. Alongside Cardona, they form a seriously dangerous backcourt tandem whose biggest thorn is Alaska’s Tenorio and the next guy.
STATS: 34.5mpg (6g) – 17.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 6.0apg, 0.7spg & 2.7tpg

3 WILLIE MILLER (ALA)
Why is Miller here? Let’s remember that team effort prevailed in Alaska’s wins (which explains the abundance of Alaska players in the top ten). Miller has become quiet after scoring heavy numbers in his first two games. He leads his team in scoring, rebounds, assists, and turnovers. His turnovers are the only thing that’s messing up his style.
STATS: 33.6mpg (7g) – 16.3ppg, 7.6rpg, 4.1apg & 2.9tpg

2 KELLY WILLIAMS (SLR)
Machine Gun is Sta. Lucia’s Mr. Do-It-All. He can scorch the hoops inside and outside, carom boards, slam shots, and do damage in whatever angle he could think of. However, this is where the loss of Dennis Espino kicks in. Williams is a consistent scorer but he is not a heavy scorer. Williams needs to do more if he wants SLR to compete with the league’s top squads?
STATS: 39.2mpg (6g) – 16.0ppg, 13.5rpg, 2.2apg, 1.8spg & 3.0tpg

1 ARWIND SANTOS (SMB)
Without having the label of go-to-guy, Arwind is flourishing as an “accidental” go-to-guy with the injuries in SMB. Just when we think Arwind’s MVP runner-up days are over, he goes to a top squad and dominates it. SMB’s six straight victories where more of his fault, especially when he scored 33 points! He has a “1” in all of his points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.
STATS: 33.0mpg (8g) – 18.5ppg, 10.8rpg, 2.1apg, 1.8spg, 1.5bpg & 1.9tpg


Note: Tenorio and Pena were supposed to be number 6 and 8 respectively but they were edged a notch down by Hontiveros and Cardona because these two played awesomely these last two weeks. Its not like Tenorio and Pena didn’t do well but the Cebuano Hotshot and Captain Hook played better.

Yes, I will use “two” veto calls per rankings to the players I feel need a pat on the back and not necessarily a wag of the finger.

JAYJAY HELTERBRAND WILL MOVE TO THE TOP TEN NEXT RANK! And I expect Kerby Raymundo, Ronald Tubid, and Gabe Norwood to move in the standings once their team’s produce a LOT more wins (especially with regards to ROS).

The ranking is tabulated not fabricated. If you have any problems with this DO YOUR OWN MATH!

Until then, GAME OVER!

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