April 2009

Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, April 16

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Today’s recommended picks

Matt Kemp, OF, Dodgers
13-for-25 (.520 AVG) lifetime vs. Giants starter Barry Zito

Rafael Furcal, SS, Dodgers
6-for-14 (.429 AVG) since ’04 vs. Giants starter Barry Zito

Fred Lewis, OF, Giants
7-for-9 (.778 AVG) lifetime vs. Dodgers starter Eric Stults

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

Yesterday’s results

A total of 396 users celebrated Tax Day by pushing their BTS streaks to double digits. Perhaps one fan will be able to sustain that good luck and have a little extra income to declare on his or her form next year!

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. David Wright (NYM): 6.7%, 1-for-4
2. Derek Jeter (NYY): 6.0%, 2-for-4
3. Miguel Cabrera (DET): 5.8%, 3-for-5
4. Albert Pujols (STL): 4.4%, 1-for-5
5. Kevin Youkilis (BOS): 4.0%, 1-for-4

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, April 15

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Today’s recommended picks

David Wright, 3B, Mets
5-for-6 (.833 AVG) lifetime vs. Padres starter Kevin Correia

Vladimir Guerrero, OF, Angels
11-for-26 (.423 AVG) since ’04 vs. Mariners starter Jarrod Washburn

Hanley Ramirez, SS, Marlins
8-for-14 (.571 AVG) lifetime vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe

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

Yesterday’s results

The pack at the top of the leaderboard is slowly but surely dwindling, as 459 users remain tied for first place with a nine-game streak. How many can reach double digits in this early stage of the season? Stay tuned…

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Bobby Abreu (LAA): 8.6%, 2-for-5
2. Albert Pujols (STL): 6.9%, 2-for-5
3. Kevin Youkilis (BOS): 5.2%, 2-for-5
4. Ian Kinsler (TEX): 4.2%, 2-for-5
5. Howard Kendrick (LAA): 4.1%, 0-for-3

Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, April 14

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Today’s recommended picks

Bobby Abreu, OF, Angels
9-for-14 (.643 AVG) since ’04 vs. Mariners starter Carlos Silva

Howard Kendrick, 2B, Angels
5-for-7 (.714 AVG) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Carlos Silva

Magglio Ordonez, OF, Tigers
10-for-17 (.588 AVG) lifetime vs. White Sox starter John Danks

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

Yesterday’s results

With a little over a week’s worth of action in the books, a hearty 704 users share the lead with an eight-game hitting streak. Let’s see how many can keep it going and make a run at the $1,000,000 grand prize!

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Albert Pujols (STL): 12.9%, 1-for-4
2. Freddy Sanchez (PIT): 4.5%, 3-for-5
3. Kevin Youkilis (BOS): 4.1%, 2-for-4
4. Chase Utley (PHI): 3.7%, 0-for-4
5. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 3.6%, 1-for-4

Beat the Streak Report: Monday, April 13

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Today’s recommended picks

Freddy Sanchez, 2B, Pirates
7-for-13 (.538 AVG) since ’04 vs. Astros starter Brian Moehler

Alex Gordon, 3B, Royals
8-for-16 (.500 AVG) lifetime vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona

Albert Pujols, 1B, Cardinals
11-for-32 (.344 AVG) lifetime vs. D-backs starter Doug Davis

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

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Chipper Jones (ATL): 12.7%, 2-for-3
2. Chase Utley (PHI): 5.7%, 2-for-3
3. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 5.4%, 1-for-5
4. Derek Jeter (NYY): 3.8%, 0-for-4
5. Albert Pujols (STL): 3.7%, 0-for-3

Beat the Streak: Weekend, April 10-12

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Today’s recommended picks

Chipper Jones, 3B, Braves
.399 home batting average in ’08

Torii Hunter, OF, Angels
7-for-16 (.438 AVG) since ’04 vs. Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield

Chase Utley, 2B, Phillies
6-for-13 vs. (.462 AVG) vs. Rockies starter Jason Marquis

Saturday’s recommended picks

Orlando Cabrera, SS, Athletics
15-for-30 (.500 AVG) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez

Hanley Ramirez, SS, Marlins
5-for-11 (.455 AVG) lifetime vs. Mets starter Livan Hernandez

Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, Reds
12-for-30 (.400 AVG) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm

Sunday’s recommended picks

Jorge Posada, C, Yankees
6-for-12 (.500 AVG) since ’04 vs. Royals starter Gil Meche

Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Red Sox
7-for-18 career (.389 AVG) vs. Angels starter Joe Saunders

Chipper Jones, 3B, Braves
12-for-21 (.571 AVG) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Scott Olsen

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

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Albert Pujols (STL): 11.5%, 1-for-4
2. Derek Jeter (NYY): 9.5%, 0-for-4
3. Jacoby Ellsbury (BOS): 6.3%, 1-for-4
4. Jose Reyes (NYM): 4.6%, 2-for-5
5. Grady Sizemore (CLE): 4.1%, 2-for-5

Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, April 9

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Today’s recommended picks

Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, Red Sox
6-for-13 career (.462 AVG) vs. Rays starter Matt Garza

Akinori Iwamura, 2B, Rays
9-for-24 (.375 AVG) vs. Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka

Andre Ethier, OF, Dodgers
5-for-10 lifetime (.500 AVG) vs. Padres starter Kevin Correia

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

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Albert Pujols (STL): 12.1%, 1-for-3
2. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 9.6%, 1-for-4
3. Derek Jeter (NYY): 8.7%, 2-for-4
4. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 5.6%, 2-for-4
5. Jose Reyes (NYM): 3.7%, 1-for-4

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, April 8

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Today’s recommended picks

Ryan Doumit, C, Pirates
5-for-11 (.455 AVG) vs. Cardinals starter Todd Wellemeyer

Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Red Sox
14-for-25 career (.560 AVG) vs. Rays starter Scott Kazmir

Albert Pujols, 1B, Cardinals
10-for-22 career (.455 AVG) vs. Pirates starter Zach Duke

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

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Albert Pujols (STL): 15.4%, 2-for-3
2. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 9.6%, 1-for-3
3. Derrek Lee (CHC): 7.8%, 1-for-3
4. Chipper Jones (ATL): 6.8%, 2-for-4
5. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 5.9%, 0-for-3

Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, April 7

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Today’s recommended picks

Derrek Lee, 1B, Cubs
11-for-22 career (.500 AVG) vs. Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez

Howard Kendrick, 2B, Los Angeles Angels
.388 career hitter in April

Skip Schumaker, 2B, Cardinals
10-for-18 career (.556 AVG) vs. Pirates starter Ian Snell

 

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

 

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
 
1. David Wright (NYM): 14.6%, 1-for-3
2. Albert Pujols (STL): 13.1%, 3-for-4
3. Derek Jeter (NYY): 8.2%, 3-for-5
4. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 6.4%, 2-for-3
5. Victor Martinez (STL): 4.4%, 1-for-4

Beat the Streak Report: Opening Day 2009

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Opening Day recommended picks

Albert Pujols, 1B, Cardinals

  • 8-for-16 career (.500 AVG) vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm
  • .411 batting average vs. left-handed pitchers in ’08


David Wright, 3B, Mets

  • 5-for-7 career (.714 AVG) vs. Reds starter Aaron Harang
  • 5-for-13 (.385 AVG) at Great American Ball Park in ’08


Carlos Lee, OF, Astros

  • 17-for-46 (.370 AVG) since ’04 vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano
  • .325 home batting average in ’08


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

Beat the Streak Report: Opening Day Preview


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Welcome back to the Beat the Streak Report.

With Spring Training winding down and the 2009 regular season rapidly approaching, it’s time to start preparing to compete for $1,000,000 — by far the largest grand prize for any fantasy baseball game.

Be sure to check back on Opening Night for the lowdown on the best picks for Opening Day. Until then.

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