Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, August 18

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Since I’m not eligible to win the $3 million Beat the Streak grand prize, I might as well try to help you out. Every weekday, make sure to check out the Beat the Streak Report to improve your odds with all the stats goodness you could ever dream of. You know, assuming you could use an extra three mill.

August 18

Another day, another correct pick for our leader, Geoff Croke (“gfc2112″).

After a 1-for-4 Hanley Ramirez performance, Geoff’s streak is at 42 games — just 15 short of the $3,000,000 grand prize.

The Marlins shortstop advanced 6.3 percent of all streakers as yesterday’s third-most selected player.

Top pick Ichiro Suzuki also came through for 13.7 percent of you, but Miguel Cabrera ended dreams of fame and fortune for many.

Time for Wednesday’s picks

Oh, hello there …

Dustin Pedroia: .516 AVG (16-for-31) lifetime vs. Angels starter Scott Kazmir

Martin Prado: .538 AVG (7-for-13) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez

Victor Martinez: .538 AVG (7-for-13) lifetime vs. Angels starter Scott Kazmir

Denard Span: .476 AVG (10-for-21) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

Feeling kinda spicy?

Alex Gordon: .500 AVG (8-for-16) lifetime vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona

Jonny Gomes: .471 AVG (8-for-17) lifetime vs. D-backs starter Rodrigo Lopez

You’ll thank me later …

Ryan Braun: .184 AVG (7-for-38) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright

Torii Hunter: .120 AVG (3-for-25) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey

Adrian Beltre: .150 AVG (3-for-20) lifetime vs. Angels starter Scott Kazmir

David Wright: .174 AVG (4-for-23) lifetime vs. Astros starter Brett Myers

Leaderboard time!

“Jeabullseye” remains alone in second place with a 27-game streak, while “warriorcub” is a game behind at 26.

Special shout out to “rtaylor2001″, who lived to see a 25-gamer after rolling with the hot-and-spicy Omar Infante last night.

The rest of the Top 5 went with the big names, so you get extra points for creativity — but not extra games.

Top MLB streakers

Alexei Ramirez: 11 games 

Bobby Abreu: 9 games 

Jose Lopez: 9 games 

Logan Morrison: 9 games 

Dan Uggla: 9 games 

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Entering today: 47 game days remaining. Minimum current streak required to have a chance at the prizes (assuming season ends Oct 3rd).
Abbreviations: DL=Active Streak Deadline, CS=Current Streak Needed, TS=Target
(*) Playing for a tie? add 1 to DL and minus 1 from CS & TS
BTS Countdown
Top Prize ($3M): CS:10, TS:57, DL:Aug 8th
*Consolation ($10K): CS:0, TS:44, DL:Aug 21st (pending)
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/fantasy/bts/y2010/index.jsp?content=prizes
Survivor Countdown {tickets are for 2011 All-Star Game & Homerun Derby}
Top Prize (2 tickets+travel+hotel+$10K): CS:0, TS:37, DL:Aug 28th
*Consolation (2 tickets only): CS:0, TS:30, DL:Sept 4th (pending)
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/fantasy/survivor/y2010/index.jsp?content=prizes

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