Beat the Streak: Weekend, April 24-26

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Today’s recommended picks

Orlando Hudson, 2B, Dodgers
14-for-35 (.400 AVG) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Aaron Cook

Ryan Ludwick, OF, Cardinals
7-for-13 (.538 AVG) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster

Jose Reyes, SS, Mets
14-for-35 (.400 AVG) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Scott Olsen

Saturday’s recommended picks

Bobby Abreu, OF, Angels
10-for-17 (.588 AVG) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Carlos Silva; Silva: .331 AVG against in ’08

Matt Kemp, OF, Dodgers
7-for-17 (.412 AVG) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez

Vernon Wells, OF, Blue Jays
17-for-32 (.531 AVG) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

Sunday’s recommended picks

Kevin Youkilis, 1B, Red Sox
9-for-20 (.450 AVG) lifetime vs. Yankees starter Andy Pettitte

Ian Kinsler, 2B, Rangers
.429 AVG lifetime at Baltimore

Jason Bay, OF, Red Sox
10-for-22 (.455 AVG) lifetime vs. Yankees starter Andy Pettitte

BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

Not all of front-runners were able to sustain their good fortune from the previous day, as nine participants fell from the top of the pack. That left a mere 10 people tied for first place in the BTS standings at 18 games. With the weather heating up, it’s a good time for hitters to get comfortable, which means we should see several long streaks continue with this weekend’s slate of action!

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Chase Utley (PHI): 7.1%, 0-for-4
2. Jermaine Dye (CWS): 5.8%, 1-for-4
3. Carlos Beltran (NYM): 5.2%, 3-for-5
4. Albert Pujols (STL): 4.9%, 3-for-4
5. Carlos Quentin (CWS): 4.0%, 0-for-3

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Here are the picks for the top 3 levels of streaks coming into today:

18: 10
-Aaron Hill: 1

-Jose Reyes: 2

-Nick Markakis: 2

-Orlando Hudson: 1

-Ryan Ludwick: 1

-Endy Chavez: 1

-Carlos Beltran: 2

The top 10 players are sprinkled over 7 different selections, with Jose Reyes, Nick Markakis, and Carlos Beltran leading the pack with 2 picks apiece.

17: 25
-Jose Reyes: 5

-Carlos Beltran: 1

-Ryan Braun: 1

-Nick Markakis: 3

-Brian Roberts: 4

-Dustin Pedroia: 1

-Aubrey Huff: 1

-Orlando Hudson: 2

-Derek Jeter: 1

-Robinson Cano: 1

-Manny Ramirez: 1

-Ian Kinsler: 2

-Miguel Cabrera: 1

-Rafael Furcal: 1

The group of 25 players in 2nd place right now has a bunch of selections with 1 or 2 picks, with Jose Reyes leading the pack with 5 picks, Brian Roberts with 4 picks, and Nick Markakis rounding out the top 3 with 3 picks.

16: 49
-Nick Markakis: 3

-Placido Polanco: 1

-Willy Taveras: 1

-Matt Kemp: 2

-Kevin Youkilis: 2

-Orlando Hudson: 6

-Michael Young: 1

-Joey Votto: 1

-Aramis Ramirez: 1

-Dustin Pedroia: 3

-Jose Reyes: 9

-Miguel Cabrera: 2

-Carlos Beltran: 3

-Albert Pujols: 1

-Brian Roberts: 4

-Ian Kinsler: 1

-Jacoby Ellsbury: 1

-David Wright: 2

-Ryan Ludwick: 3

-No Selection: 1

-Manny Ramirez: 1

Lots of different selections with this group of 49 players tied for 3rd place as well. Jose Reyes again leads the pack with 9 picks. Orlando Hudson found some support in this group to make 2nd place with 6 picks and Brian Roberts rounds out the top 3 with 4 picks.

From a quick glance it seems like a majority of people moved on today

-19: 10

Justin Morneau: 1

Jose Reyes: 1

Ian Kinsler: 1

Matt Kemp: 1

Brian Roberts: 1

Hanley Ramirez: 1

Bobby Abreu: 2

Endy Chavez: 1

David Wright: 1

No real favorite here. Bobby Abreu picks off 2 of the 10 picks, with 8 other players getting 1 pick apiece.

-18: 24

Bobby Abreu: 6

Albert Pujols: 2

Vernon Wells: 1

Hanley Ramirez: 4

Brian Roberts: 2

Carlos Beltran: 2

Jose Reyes: 2

Dustin Pedroia: 1

Kosuke Fukudome: 1

Ian Kinsler: 1

No Selection: 1

Carl Crawford: 1

1 person forgot to put a pick in, from this group. I have no idea how you forget, when you are on the top of page 2 of the leaderboard with an 18-game hit streak, but that is what the leaderboard says.

Out of the other 23 players with 18-game hit streaks coming into today, 10 different players were selected, with 2 favorites: Bobby Abreu with 6 picks and Hanley Ramirez with 4. The other 13 picks are sprinkled over the remaining 8 players, with no other player getting more than 2 picks.

-17: 52

Lance Berkman: 1

Miguel Cabrera: 3

Joey Votto: 1

Hanley Ramirez: 5

Robinson Cano: 1

Jorge Cantu: 1

Matt Kemp: 2

Torii Hunter: 1

Jose Reyes: 4

Grady Sizemore: 1

David Wright: 1

Nick Markakis: 2

Bobby Abreu: 10

Ichiro Suzuki: 1

Ian Kinsler: 4

No Selection: 1

Jason Kubel: 1

Carlos Beltran: 1

Vernon Wells: 2

Rafael Furcal: 2

Magglio Ordonez: 1

Albert Pujols: 3

Ryan Theriot: 1

Manny Ramirez: 1

Alfonso Soriano: 1

Another person forgot to pick a player in this group of 52 players with 17-game hit streaks.

From the other 51 players, we get 23 different players selected. However here, Bobby Abreu emerges as the clear favorite with 10 picks alone, with Hanley Ramirez in second place with 5 picks, and Jose Reyes and Ian Kinsler tied for third place with 4 picks apiece.

I know H. Ramirez came through. Today’s “sexy pick” has to be Abreu with a 10-17 mark, therefore I would like to see him go 0-for-X. Feldman is dealing in Baltimore. Glad Markakis came through for me.

Oh by the way, totally unrelated to baseball but may I just say I’m stoked with my Jets moving up and selecting Mark Sanchez 5th overall :D

Wow. 1 out of the top 8 that were at 20 continued their streak and 2 have to play tonight with Boston. May be 1-3 with 21 as of tomorrow.

This question seemingly will never be answered but…how do so many people forget to pick players when their streak is high. 5 or so people has streaks of 16 or more who didn’t pick including 1 guy on the front page. Are people just afraid of picking 10 days in advance and switching their mind so they don’t pick at all and forget?

Lots of big players went 0 fer today or didn’t even play. Major setback for a lot of high streaks today

The top pick, Kevin Youkilis, singled in his last AB to lead off the bottom of the 8th inning!

The rest of the results follow:

20: 8
-Ryan Ludwick (Cardinals): 1—–OUT
-David Eckstein (Padres): 1—–OUT
-Ian Kinsler (Rangers): 1—–OUT
-Miguel Tejada (Astros): 1—–OUT
-Hanley Ramirez (Marlins): 1—–SUCCESS
-Ryan Braun (Brewers): 1—–OUT
-Kevin Youkilis (Red Sox): 2—–SUCCESS

19: 22
-Magglio Ordonez (Tigers): 2—–OUT
-Miguel Cabrera (Tigers): 1—–SUCCESS
-Kevin Youkilis (Red Sox): 5—–SUCCESS
-Brian Roberts (Orioles): 2—–SUCCESS
-No Selection (None): 1—–OUT
-Aramis Ramirez (Cubs): 2 (did not play)
-Kosuke Fukudome (Cubs): 1—–SUCCESS
-Jose Reyes (Mets): 1—–SUCCESS
-Evan Longoria (Rays): 2—–OUT
-Hanley Ramirez (Marlins): 2—–SUCCESS
-Ian Kinsler (Rangers): 2—–OUT
-Albert Pujols (Cardinals): 1—–OUT

18: 34
-Justin Morneau: 1—–OUT
-Kevin Youkilis (Red Sox): 8—–SUCCESS
-David Eckstein (Padres): 1—–OUT
-Evan Longoria (Rays): 4—–OUT
-Miguel Cabrera (Tigers): 4—–SUCCESS
-Hanley Ramirez (Marlins): 2—–SUCCESS
-Jimmy Rollins (Phillies): 1 (did not play)
-Ichiro Suzuki (Mariners): 1—–SUCCESS
-Jason Bay (Red Sox): 1—–SUCCESS
-Magglio Ordonez (Tigers): 2—–OUT
-Robinson Cano (Yankees): 1
-Adam Lind (Blue Jays): 1—–SUCCESS
-Jermaine Dye (White Sox): 1—–OUT
-No Selection (None): 1—–OUT
-Derek Jeter (Yankees): 1—–SUCCESS
-Ian Kinsler (Rangers): 1—–OUT
-Carlos Beltran (Mets): 1—–SUCCESS
-Daniel Murphy (Mets): 1—–OUT
-David Wright (Mets): 1—–OUT

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