Today’s recommended picks
Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners
.400 AVG (10-for-25) since ’04 vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia
Albert Pujols, 1B, Cardinals
.556 AVG (5-for-9) lifetime vs. Giants starter Barry Zito
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, Giants
.394 AVG (37-for-94) in June; Cardinals starter Todd Wellemeyer: .317 AVG against in ’09
It was a tough day for the 19.5 percent of the BTS contestants who picked Ichiro Suzuki, a group that included each of the Top 3 placeholders. Ichiro went 0-for-4 to end his 12-game hitting streak, simultaneously ending the streaks of dizzygst (28 games), misharandolph (28) and tasty_ellis_stu (27).
Fortunately, there were plenty of remaining contestants who went with other players. Albert Pujols (2-for-2), Derek Jeter (1-for-3) and Hanley Ramirez (2-for-3) were the respective picks of greg4263, redleg ump and spark5411, who took over first place at 26 games. grebecks also tabbed Hanley to take over a share of second at 24 games, and wyn11 kept pace by going with Mark Teixeira (2-for-4).
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 19.5%, 0-for-4
2. Miguel Tejada (HOU): 4.3%, 1-for-4
3. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 4.3%, 2-for-3
4. Albert Pujols (STL): 3.4%, 2-for-2
5. Derek Jeter (NYY): 3.3%, 1-for-3