Today’s recommended picks
Joey Votto, 1B, Reds
.636 AVG (7-for-11) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Zach Duke
Brad Hawpe, OF, Rockies
.500 AVG (7-for-14) lifetime vs. Mets starter Tim Redding
Kendry Morales, 1B, Angels
.409 AVG (9-for-22) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez
Todd Helton was the hitter of choice for many of the BTS leaders yesterday, and the veteran first baseman came through with a 2-for-4 day to keep several lengthy streaks alive.
Among the recipients was leader phadrus74, who became the sixth contestant this season to reach the 40-game plateau. mlbuser864 and thebcjman used Helton to take over a share of third place, at 33 games, while chuppie21 and roxandrays17 went with the pride of the Rockies to claim a share of fifth place, at 32 games.
Second-place fan tshalterman was the lone member of the Top 5 to go with a different player, but the result was the same, as Jacoby Ellsbury produced two hits to boost tshalterman’s run to 35 games.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 11.0%, 0-for-4
2. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 6.7%, 2-for-4
3. Derek Jeter (NYY): 6.2%, 1-for-4
4. Derrek Lee (CHC): 5.2%, 1-for-4
5. Joe Mauer (MIN): 4.5%, 1-for-4