Today’s recommended picks
Magglio Ordonez, OF, Tigers
15-for-30 (.500 AVG) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
Albert Pujols, 1B, Cardinals
.377 AVG vs. Rockies pitchers since ’04
Chipper Jones, 3B, Braves
9-for-19 (.474 AVG) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Zach Duke
Something unusual appeared to be in the works last week, as several contestants rose through the BTS standings together and took over first place as a group. However, a tidal wave of bad luck washed over the pack in the last couple of days, as all seven fans who entered Friday’s action tied for first place at 30 games were unable to make it through the weekend with their streaks intact.
The result was a much more normal grouping of three at the top of the standings. famillehlg, justinleslie and wildtanners extended their BTS-leading streaks to 30 games with their respective picks of Aaron Rowand (2-for-4), Ichiro Suzuki (2-for-4) and Michael Young. OldmanOil and gregnewprague are just behind them, at 29 games, following their picks of Young and Suzuki.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 11.9%, 2-for-4
2. Michael Young (TEX): 8.2%, 2-for-5
3. Derek Jeter (NYY): 6.1%, 0-for-4
4. Kevin Youkilis (BOS): 4.7%, 1-for-3
5. Albert Pujols (STL): 4.5%, 0-for-2