Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, May 6-8

Finally, Andre Ethier has company. Fearless BTS leader jngmz733 tied the Fartful Dodger at 29 games yesterday, gracias to Albert Pujols‘ 3-for-3 effort against Josh Johnson and the Marlins.

Fearless BTS leader jngmz733 may or may not have later held the A’s to one run over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision at the Oakland Coliseum. The investigation is still pending. Police line, do not cross!

Prince Albert wasn’t among your top 15 selections yesterday, which makes sense because only a doofus prescient genius would pick against JJ. At Sun Life Stadium. With a right-handed batter. Who came into the game batting .233.

Greatest hitter of his generation or not, that’s the kind of recklessness that sends even experienced Streakers tumbling down the steep, slippery slope of Mt. 30 Games. The air gets thin up here, folks. No need for an added degree of difficulty.

Friday’s picks:

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David Wright: .500 AVG (6-for-12) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda

Miguel Cabrera: .444 AVG (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Jesse Litsch

Alex Rodriguez: .444 AVG (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Matt Harrison

Feeling kinda spicy?

• Bill Hall: .607 AVG (17-for-28) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm

You’ll thank me later …

Shane Victorino: .185 AVG (5-for-27) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe

Lance Berkman: .188 AVG (3-for-16) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Randy Wolf

Saturday’s picks:

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Shin-Soo Choo: .455 AVG (10-for-22) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Jered Weaver

Andre Ethier: .412 AVG (12-for-29) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Chris Young

Miguel Cabrera: .455 AVG (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero

Feeling kinda spicy?

Alex Gonzalez: .471 AVG (8-for-17) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Roy Oswalt

You’ll thank me later …

Travis Hafner: .048 AVG (1-for-21) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Jered Weaver

Aramis Ramirez: .163 AVG (7-for-43) since ’06 vs. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo

Sunday’s picks:

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Grady Sizemore: .583 AVG (7-for-12) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Dan Haren

Michael Young: .438 AVG (7-for-16) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia

Denard Span: .444 AVG (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Jon Lester

Feeling kinda spicy?

Kevin Kouzmanoff: .450 AVG (9-for-2o) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Jeff Francis

You’ll thank me later …

Brandon Phillips: .143 AVG (3-for-21) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster

Jose Bautista: .154 AVG (2-for-13) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Brad Penny

Leaderboard time! headline: Ethier plans to take hit streak into Mets opener.

OMG can we like that status a million times! Retweet! You look so hot in your new default! Wait, what?

Top MLB streakers

Andre Ethier29 games

Jacoby Ellsbury: 14  games

Elvis Andrus: 11 games

Matt Holliday: 11 games

Ben Zobrist: 11 games

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  1. vinny1979

    Ethier more than likely won’t be starting tonight. His elbow still bothers him and they may give him another day. That is per rotoworld.

  2. yanksgiantsdevils33

    I’m taking A-Rod today to get to 11.
    Highest no selection is on page 2 with a streak of 20 that is now 0.

    • baseballgirlie13

      I don’t know what I would do if I got went to pick a player and found out that the game had already locked and I was at 20 and did not have a pick submitted yet. Today’s lock wasn’t even that early. I’m on the west coast and it still didn’t lock until 11:15am. No excuse for not making a pick. Once you get a good streak going pick five days in advance just in case you can’t get to your computer for some reason.

      • LaVolpe

        Or do a little research and fill the next 9 days with DL players before they go on the DL. For example. Both N.Morgan & E.Chavez broke bones in yesterday games. They were still valid picks most of the day today but are now off the select lists. Could have filled your picks with them as I did; just in case.

  3. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Friday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    140 Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Miguel Cabrera 318 12.85 (2nd)
    Andre Ethier 233 9.41 (1rst)
    Alex Rodriguez 219 8.85
    Matt Kemp 161 6.51
    Placido Polanco 149 6.02
    Michael Young 139 5.62
    Joey Votto 99 4
    Ichiro Suzuki 75 3.03
    Jose Reyes 71 2.87
    Albert Pujols 70 2.83 (3rd)
    Matt Holliday 67 2.71
    Starlin Castro 57 2.3 (3rd)

    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 2 with streak of 20 back to zero.
    Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 17% with MIGGY reseting the most.
    There was also 10.16% PPD due to players not playing, These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either.

    Got Pinched OR 1 AB Wonders
    TOP2500 saved or reset by PHA (going to include any pinch hitters and/or double switch, 1 AB or More)
    A Rod NYY, SAVED 24, PR in 4th (2-2)
    B Posey SF, RESET 16, highest was 22 gamer
    A Avila DET, RESET 5, highest was 12 gamer (came in def in 8th, 1AB)
    C Crisp OAK, RESET 9 , highest was 11 gamer
    H Matsui OAK, RESET 4 highest was 10 gamer
    K Kouzmanoff OAK, RESET 1 was 11 gamer
    D Stubbs CIN, SAVED 3 highest was 16 gamer
    R Branyan ARI, RESET 1 , was 10 gamer
    W Helms FLA, Def in 7th, 1AB BB, was 9 gamer.

    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick
    sclennin, 13, pg 30, 525, ROBO-Kemp (PICKED 161X)
    yanksgiantsdevils33, 10, pg 63, 1521, A-Rod (PICKED 219X)
    wurster, 9, pg, 100+, 2089, Ichiro (PICKED 75X)
    gurpsing, 9, pg 100, 2089, Gaby Sanchez (PICKED X)
    Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    GL to all


  4. LaVolpe

    @00Liber and those that followed DL picks of gottaweartheshades…. FYI: Today, he picked another player not on the active roster though his streak is at 1. My guess is that he is playing against his own group for some pot of money; their rules are anyone’s guess. So what we thought was a strategy to remain near 1st place on the leader board may have been false.

  5. LaVolpe

    And the Top2500 20+ club took a big hit today. Currently 38 moved on, 6 still waiting: 2x Ichiro, 2x Brantley, 1x G.Sizemore, 1x Hafner

    • LaVolpe

      Should have included this too. 29, at 19-gamers or better, have been reset. Maybe a couple more before the night is over.

  6. LaVolpe

    @Champ88. Out of curiosity, what’s your season AVG? I’m also tracking mine, but for grins only: 312. Also tracking % of 1st hits off starters, excluding 0-fers & DNP: 22 out of 26 days: 846

  7. LaVolpe

    Is today the day for Ethier? Ethier’s numbers are very good against pitcher Chris Young: 412 lifetime. But that may be the hook that reel’s in Ethier and his pickers today. Chris Young is outstanding so far this year, though only pitched 4 games. He is limiting hitters to an insane .146 AVG (12 hits in 82 ABs) and lefties are less successful, batting just 104 (5 hits in 48 ABs). If he pitches to his potential, Ethier may have to be very alert & good today else he will end his streak at 30, similar to Ryan Zimmerman, 2 years ago. Let’s hope is elbow doesn’t keep him out of the game so we can see a good contest within a contest.

  8. yanksgiantsdevils33

    I’m taking Robinson Cano to get to 12.
    Highest no selection is on page 13 with a streak of 15 that will be reduced to 0.

  9. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Saturday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    141 Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Joey Votto 408 16.48
    Andre Ethier 381 15.39 (1RST)(2ND)(4TH)
    Ichiro Suzuki 306 12.36
    Matt Holliday 154 6.22
    Miguel Cabrera 137 5.54
    Lance Berkman 124 5.01
    Albert Pujols 101 4.08
    Jose Reyes 77 3.11
    No Selection 51 2.06
    Robinson Cano 50 2.02 (4TH)
    Aramis Ramirez 4 0.16 (2ND)

    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 13 with streak of 16 back to zero.
    Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 31.85% with MIGGY reseting the most.

    Got Pinched OR 1 AB Wonders
    TOP2500 saved or reset by PHA (going to include any pinch hitters and/or double switch, 1 AB or More)
    J Heyward ATL, SAVED 3, (came in def, 1AB)
    W Valdez PHI, RESET 1,
    B Wallace HOU, 23, BB
    G Jones PIT, RESET 1

    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick
    sclennin, 14, pg 20, 326, MATT HOLLIDAY (PICKED 154X)
    yanksgiantsdevils33, 11, pg 42, 1001, ROBBIE CANO (PICKED 50X)
    gurpsing, 10, pg 65, 1366, HOWIE KENDRICK (PICKED 3X)
    dodgerlu, 9, pg 79, 1951, ALBERT PUJOLS (PICKED 101X)
    tolvar, 9 pg 82, 1951, ROBO-KEMP (PICKED 40X)
    forcook, 9, pg 90, 1951, ROBO-KEMP (PICKED 40X)
    Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    wurster, 9,RESET BY Ichiro
    GL to all


      • 00liber

        Ya please if u don’t mind. Not going to be able to be at comp when games lock.
        Is anyone happier to see Longo back than Ben Zobrist? Hell of a game from them. Upton as well.

    • LaVolpe

      The 62 players in the 19+ range trying to get to or stay at 20 games or better.
      A.Ethier 18x
      I.Suzuki, 11x
      J.Votto 7x
      M.Holliday 5x
      C.Rasmus 3x
      Each of these picked twice
      Mi.Cabrera, M.Kemp, A.Pujols, L.Berkman
      Each of these picked once
      A.Ramirez, D.DeJesus, Me.Cabrera, D.Navarro, J.Reyes, A-Rod, D.Jeter, R.Cano, M.Young

  10. LaVolpe

    Votto oh-no! Most picked amongst the Top2500 & 2nd most picked for the 20+ club.
    Top 8th: leads off & Russel (not a great pitcher) runs count to 3-2. Walks (0-2). Next 3 Reds out
    Bot 9th: Votto pickers hoping for a tie. 4 Cubs up, 3 down no scoring
    Top 9th: Votto pickers need 3 extra batters to come to the plate, against CHC pen, to bat this inning. 3 up, 3 down.
    Bot 9th. Still hoping for a tie. Lead-off home run. Tied. Now hoping for no more runs. Next 3 batters: Out, Single, Out. Here comes PH Baker against Dusty Baker’s Reds: High fly ball that bounces off the warning track & sneaks above the basket in center field. Runner on 1st, who was around 3rd base headed home, called back to 3rd; ground rule double. Just need one more out & Votto due up 3rd in the 10th… Fukudome on a 2-2 count, singles up the middle. Game over.
    Anyway, as a Cubs fan, I found the game exciting as both a Fan and BTS player. Guess you had to be there 😉

  11. Nymets1979

    Again I pick a great hitter against a bad pitcher and he’s pitching a no-no through 5. Grrrrr!

    • LaVolpe

      Yep, know what you mean. I have a pick in that game too. I saw that match-up and thought to myself, “I gotta get some of that fun”; expecting the Cards to have a 10+ hit game. But appears Gallardo is having his game of the year.

      • Nymets1979

        I’m surprised you picked the right game. Verlander’s got a no-no going too.

      • LaVolpe

        Well, you said a “great hitter”? Doesn’t really describe anyone in the TOR lineup today. As far as Cards go, Gallardo should be out after the no-hitter is broken up; he’s over 100 pitches.

    • LaVolpe

      Not true. Barring a double play & Cards taking lead this inning without Holliday coming to bat, he’ll bat in the 9th.

      • LaVolpe

        And BTW, both our picks need to get a hit next inning else hope for extras and an 11th inning.

      • LaVolpe

        Prince Albert. He’ll bat 2nd unless Rasmus hits a double/triple in which case he’ll either be walked or sac fly if a triple. You’ll need to hope Holliday comes up with 1st base occupied or all bases empty.

  12. LaVolpe

    Another no-no. This one by Verlander & 1 walk from a perfect game!
    The BTS world will be suffering this Saturday — massive resets and potentially more to come in the later games

    • LaVolpe

      Don’t know if you been tracking… 62% reset and climbing.
      Of the 62 that could’ve been at 20+ after tonight, just 20 made it with A-Rod giving hope for 1 more.

      • 00liber

        I haven’t been home since noon but I have been periodically checking in amd seeing the notables go down.
        Congrats yanks. You survived the massacre.

  13. yanksgiantsdevils33

    I took Miguel Cabrera to get to 13. I noticed that he has had back to back to back O fers. I don’t see hm going O fer on 4 straight days.
    Highest no selection is on page 1 with a streak of 23 will now return to 0.

  14. LaVolpe

    Sunday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500, 175 Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Lance Berkman, 277, 11.07
    Ichiro Suzuki, 186, 7.47 (Leader’s pick)
    Andre Ethier, 160, 6.42
    Carl Crawford, 133, 5.29
    Miguel Cabrera, 112, 4.48
    Joey Votto, 84, 3.31
    Matt Holliday, 83, 3.35
    Grady Sizemore, 75, 3.03
    Adrian Gonzalez, 70, 2.79
    Robinson Cano, 70, 2.83
    Albert Pujols, 68, 2.71
    Michael Young, 60, 2.42
    Ryan Braun, 58, 2.3
    No Selection, 52, 2.06
    Marlon Byrd, 42, 1.66
    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 1 with streak of 23 back to zero.
    Yesterday’s Top2500 reset rate was truly horrific: 65.04% with Votto, Ethier, & the STL big 2-5 hitters reseting the majority.
    Got Pinched OR 1 AB Wonders Top2500 saved or reset by pinch hitters and/or double switch, 1 AB or more
    W.Valdez PH reset 2, highest was 14-gamer
    M.McCoy defensive switch reset 1, a 14-gamer (1 AB)
    Re.Johnson PH reset 1, a 9-gamer
    A.Callaspo PH reset 1, a 11-gamer
    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick
    yanksgiantsdevils33, 12, pg 13, 304, Mi.Cabrera
    gurpsing, 11, pg 22, 441, C.Coghlan
    tolvar, 10, pg 28, 652, I.Suzuki
    forcook, 10, pg 30, 652, R.Braun
    BLACKHAWKS, 6, pg 100, 2170, R.Braun
    Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    sclennin @ 14 reset by M.Holliday
    dodgerlu @ 9 reset by A.Pujols
    Resets yesterday were so massive, the standings dropped from needing 9 games to get on page 100 of the Top2500 to just 6 now. Two of every three were reset!

  15. champion_88

    @LaVolpe: I saw you asked for my stats on an earlier commenting thread.

    Through today, I am doing sort of bad, as I am only 36 for 142 so far or just a .254 batting average.

    My success rate is 24-15 or just a .615 winning percentage.

    The only good news is that I am a historically slow starter.

    I was hitting just .245 on June 5th last year, before rallying to hit .330+ over the rest of the season.

    So hopefully the same happens this year!

    By the way, do you happen to know where I can find the double and triple splits?

    • LaVolpe will give you the splits per month if that is what you are looking for. Example

  16. champion_88

    Well I meant splits like how lefties hit at home (double) and how lefties hit at home during the day. (triple)

    Do you know where I can find those?

    Also, what is your success rate for this season so far?

    • LaVolpe

      yes, same place. Try pasting URL I gave you in your browser. I think that is what you are after.

      • champion_88

        I did, but it only lists them out individually.

        For example, if I want Michael Young’s double split in 2010 for righties at home, I cannot just add the 2 splits together, since he clearly did not get 807 AB’s in that situation, but rather some unknown number under 485 AB’s.

        On that page on ESPN, I cannot find anyway to combine those 2 splits together.

      • LaVolpe

        Unaware of any free site out there that provides that detail. You may have to locate one where you can write your own queries/criteria to be searched within their databases.

      • champion_88

        Do you know any pay sites out there that provides those details?

        I am just wondering since you specifically mentioned that there were no FREE sites that gave that info.

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