By a show of hands, how many of you Streakers out there play the fantasy baseball?
Oh, every single one of you? NERDS! Nice propeller hats, so functional!
Just kidding — the BTS Report is a friend to the fantasy gamer (and a best friend forever to the MLB.com Fantasy Baseball 2011 gamer).
Is that why almost 10 percent of you vigilantly select Phlat Albert in this here BTS game day after day? Because that man is ice cold right now. He’s 2-for-16 on the season and 0-fer his last two games. According to my fancy saber-toothed metrics, those numbers are not good.
For today, and possibly today only, the BTS Report recommends Hanley Ramirez’s five-category, position-scarce, 30/30 fantasy goodness as the first pick in your one-man draft.
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Oh, hello there …
• Hanley Ramirez: .471 AVG (8-for-17) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis
• Alexei Ramirez: .462 AVG (6-for-13) lifetime vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar
• Howard Kendrick: .625 AVG (5-for-8) lifetime vs. Rays starter Jeff Niemann
• Andre Ethier: .500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin
Feeling kinda spicy?
• Alexi Casilla: .692 AVG (9-for-13) lifetime vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia
• Nyjer Morgan: .536 AVG (15-for-28) lifetime vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe
BTS Report Bylaw No. 143.22(b) Paragraph 3 states: “Any reference to player Morgan, Nyjer must be acccompanied by link to the video clip. You know which one we’re talkin’ about.”
Compliance. We don’t make the rules around here, we just follow ’em …
You’ll thank me later …
• Alex Rios: .071 AVG (1-for-14) lifetime vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar
• Jayson Werth: .105 AVG (2-for-19) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez
• Justin Morneau: .188 AVG (6-for-32) lifetime vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia
• Troy Tulowitzki: .185 AVG (5-for-27) lifetime vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw
Official BTS Report streak is now at four games. The self-promotion will continue until your streaks improve.
Top MLB streakers
• Matt Kemp: 4 games
• Howard Kendrick: 4 games
• Buster Posey: 4 games
• Freddy Sanchez: 4 games