Beat the Streak Report: Monday, April 5
Tuesday’s recommended picks
Raul Ibanez, OF, Phillies
.700 AVG (7-for-10) lifetime vs. Nationals starter John Lannan
Matt Kemp, OF, Dodgers
.400 AVG (6-for-15) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Zach Duke
Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners
.352 AVG in 2009
There was plenty of offense to go around in the Opening Night matchup, a 9-7 Red Sox victory over the Yankees in which the two teams combined to pound out 24 hits.
As a result, many BTS fans got their season started on a strong note. Each of the Top 5 most selected players came through with at least one hit, as did 11 of the Top 15. Users who selected Jacoby Ellsbury (0-for-5), Mark Teixeira (0-for-4) or David Ortiz (0-for-3) missed out on the hit parade, but there’s plenty of time to get a big streak going.
With most other teams ready for their openers today, fans will have more of a full slate of players to choose from. Good luck in the march to 57 games!
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Derek Jeter (NYY): 43.0%, 2-for-5
2. Robinson Cano (NYY): 17.0%, 2-for-5
3. Kevin Youkilis (BOS): 13.6%, 3-for-4
4. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 5.2%, 2-for-4
5. Alex Rodriguez (NYY): 4.7%, 1-for-5