Wednesday’s recommended picks
Ryan Braun, OF, Brewers
.462 AVG (6-for-13) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Randy Wells
Matt Holliday, OF, Cardinals
.600 AVG (6-for-10) lifetime vs. Astros starter Brett Myers
Kosuke Fukudome, OF, Cubs
.471 AVG (8-for-17) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Dave Bush
For the second straight day, a large contingent of the BTS faithful went with one player, placing their early hopes in the hands of Derek Jeter.
Demonstrating once again his ability to rise to the occasion, the Yankees captain responded with a third-inning homer off Angels starter Ervin Santana, sustaining the streaks of the 25.7 percent of the fans who picked him.
Yesterday also brought the second consecutive hitless game from Mariners catalyst Ichiro Suzuki, normally a BTS stalwart. While that performance ended a good share of streaks, several hundred remain tied for the top spot at 10 games.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Derek Jeter (NYY): 25.7%, 2-for-5
2. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 7.4%, 0-for-4
3. Todd Helton (COL): 4.8%, 1-for-3
4. Pablo Sandoval (SF): 4.8%, 1-for-5
5. Miguel Cabrera (DET): 4.4%, 0-for-3