Today’s recommended picks
Alfonso Soriano, OF, Cubs
14-for-25 (.560 AVG) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Zach Duke
Hunter Pence, OF, Astros
7-for-18 (.389 AVG) lifetime vs. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo; Arroyo: .290 AVG against in ’09
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, Red Sox
.333 AVG during 21-G hit streak
There were no changes in the standings at the top of the BTS leaderboard, as each of the Top 5 contestants successfully picked a player who notched at least one hit.
Choteria extended his BTS season-high streak to 33 games with the selection of Carl Crawford (1-for-3), and adnaz remained one game behind thanks to a 2-for-4 night from Dustin Pedroia.
A 1-for-4 effort from Ichiro Suzuki extended stubs_27’s streak to 28 games, while No Nickname and brett_chance remained tied for fourth place, at 27 games, with their respective picks of Aaron Hill (1-for-5) and Crawford.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Albert Pujols (STL): 9.9%, 1-for-3
2. Carl Crawford (TB): 9.2%, 1-for-3
3. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 5.1%, 1-for-2
4. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 4.4%, 2-for-4
5. Alfonso Soriano (CHC): 4.1%, 1-for-3