Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, July 17
Picks of the day
- 2-for-3 (.666) vs. COL RHP Ubaldo Jimenez
- .450 AVG during last 12 G
- 5-for-6 (.833) vs. PIT LHP Paul Maholm
- .461 AVG vs. LHP in ’08
Top 5 current leaders
1. eazyeric, 35 games
2. stormrider1, 33 games
3. anthony.tynan, 29 games
3. yelmurb24, 29 games
5. garykittilsen, 28 games
Fan of the day
Eric Reeder, better known to BTS competitors as eazyeric, has surged into first place on the BTS leaderboard with a 35-game streak.
A resident of Essexville, Mich., Reeder has been relying on timely hits from his hometown Tigers to build his impressive streak. Reeder likes going with his favorite player, Placido Polanco, as well as other Detroit stalwarts like Carlos Guillen and Magglio Ordonez, although he says he won’t hesitate to use a guy like Ichiro Suzuki when the situation calls for it.
As Reeder has learned, however, favoring the home team in fantasy games has its price. Like the Tigers, Reeder has had his fair share of ups and downs this season, especially in the early going. Reeder went as far as to describe his experience with the game as “very stressful,” a sentiment that legions of other BTS competitors can surely understand.
“I must have started over at least 20 times,” Reeder says, “especially with the way the Tigers started the season.”
But like his beloved Tigers, Reeder seems to finally have found his groove. His 35-game streak is tied for the sixth-longest of the season. And if Detroit’s hitters stay hot and Reeder’s picks keep producing, the newest BTS leader just may give Joe DiMaggio a run for his money.