Today’s recommended picks
Joe Mauer, C, Twins
3-for-5 (.600 AVG) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Josh Beckett; .425 AVG in ’09
Stephen Drew, SS, Diamondbacks
14-for-27 (.519 AVG) lifetime vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, Red Sox
.340 AVG during 22-G hit streak
Choteria continued to chug along at the front of the pack, riding a 1-for-5 performance from Carl Crawford to push his BTS streak to a season-high 34 games. Still, he was unable to get any breathing room in the standings, as adnaz received two hits from Aaron Hill to stay one rung behind, at 33 games.
The rest of the Top 5 contestants also held steady in the rankings. stubs_22 received a three-hit effort from Ichiro Suzuki to push his streak to 29 games, while No Nickname and brett_chance pushed their streaks to 28 games by tabbing Crawford and Justin Morneau (1-for-5), respectively.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Justin Morneau (MIN): 6.9%, 1-for-5
2. Alfonso Soriano (CHC): 6.8%, 1-for-5
3. Albert Pujols (STL): 6.5%, 0-for-2
4. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 4.2%, 3-for-4
5. Joe Mauer (MIN): 3.4%, 1-for-3