And we’re back.
So how’d you spend your summer vacation? Finally visited that aunt
whose house smells like soup? Finally got around to mowing the backyard
grass in one of those lawnmower golf-cart things from Forrest Gump that
Good. You deserve it. Each and every one of you.
A few things before we get our knees dirty and get down to business:
? I, along with fantasy guru Ian Kay, started a blog called “The Fantasy Goodness”.
It’s pretty much a one-stop shop for all things fantasy baseball, it’s
updated pretty frequently and I know you all are just thirsting for
another outlet to read my stuff. Well cotton mouth no more, click here
for your oasis of liquid information. We’ve tackled a list of
second-half breakout hitters, all first-half value teams, the Yunel
Escobar-Alex Gonzalez deal and we’ll have a full real second-half mock
draft coming up later today. Who doesn’t love mock drafts? Exactly. Oh,
also, if you ever have any fantasy questions or are looking for some
advice, leave them in the comments section of a post or just email me
at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll write up a full post for you guys.
I’m just that kind of a guy!
? In the spirit of the All-Star Game (and boredom), I wrote up a blog post unveiling the Beat the Streak All-Star Team. There will be a few surprises in there. LEAVE ICHIRO ALONE!
Alright, alright, time for Thursday’s picks
Oh, hello there …
? Ichiro Suzuki: 13-game hitting streak.
? Rafael Furcal: .431 AVG last 14 games; .357 AVG (5-for-14) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter.
? Michael Cuddyer: .500 AVG (18-for-36) lifetime vs. White Sox starter John Danks
? Vladimir Guerrero: .435 AVG (10-for-23) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield
? Alexei Ramirez: .417 AVG (5-for-12) lifetime vs. Twins starter Kevin Slowey
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Jamey Carroll: .375 AVG (6-for-18) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter
Utility infielder vs. All-Star pitcher? Thanks, but I think I’ll pass.
You’ll thank me later …
? Brian McCann: .091 AVG (1-for-11) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Dave Bush
? Marlon Byrd: .183 AVG (2-for-11) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Jaime Moyer
? Paul Konerko: .176 AVG (3-for-17) lifetime vs. Twins starter Kevin Slowey
? Ian Kinsler: .154 AVG (2-for-13) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield
Our fearsome leader starting off the second half is “respy”, who
is currently rocking a 32-game streak. May your second half be full of
hits, Jamba Juice smoothies and advice from Dick George.
Top MLB streakers
? Miguel Cabrera: 19 games
? Ichiro Suzuki: 13 games
? Jonathan Herrera: 11 games
? Jon Jay: 11 games
? Aaron Cunningham: 10 games