Today’s recommended picks
Brian Roberts, 2B, Orioles
.545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz
Stephen Drew, SS, Diamondbacks
.394 AVG (13-for-33) lifetime vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley
Miguel Tejada, SS, Astros
.474 AVG (9-for-19) since ’04 vs. Braves starter Javier Vazquez
The long holiday weekend turned out to be an ideal time for many BTS leaders to pick Matt Holliday.
The hard-hitting outfielder didn’t have one of his best games Monday, but his 1-for-5 effort was good enough for five of the Top 6 contestants. Included in that group was top dog tshalterman, whose 41-game streak is tied for the fourth-longest mark of the season.
The lone member of the top group to pass on Holliday was michaelh30, who received an identical 1-for-5 performance from Shane Victorino to remain in a tie with ichter4 for second place, at 37 games.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Albert Pujols (STL): 6.7%, 3-for-4
2. Torii Hunter (LAA): 6.6%, 1-for-3
3. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 6.6%, 1-for-3
4. Derek Jeter (NYY): 5.9%, 0-for-8
5. Joe Mauer (MIN): 5.5%, 3-for-5