Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, June 2

With only seven games scheduled, today’s slate is light even for a Thursday.

You know what that means: The sharks smell blood in the water. Your streaks are bobbing around helplessly in a vast ocean, and any number of catastrophes could befall them.

We’ve sent out some lifeboats below, but it’s up to you to swim over and climb in. Oh, and we guess there’s always the Coast Guard-helicopter-rescue “Holliday option.” But we could never endorse such a maneuver.


Thursday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there … 

Johnny Damon.563 (9-for-16) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez

Albert Pujols.571 (4-for-7) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez

Carlos Beltran: .429 (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm

Jayson Werth.500 (4-for-8)  since ’06 vs. Diamondbacks starter Zach Duke

Andrew McCutchen.444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey

Feeling kinda spicy?

Chone Figgins: .370 (10-for-27) since ’06 vs. Rays starter James Shields

You’ll thank me later …

B.J. Upton: .056 (1-for-18) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez

Jose Tabata: .000 (0-for-7) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey

Neil Walker: .125 (1-for-8) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey

Leaderboard time!

Current leader jsmnapoli became the sixth Streaker to reach 28 games this season, inching one day closer to campaign kings buddycrise and jngmz733 in the process. Also one day closer: $5.6 million in U.S. currency.

Top MLB streakers 

Ryan Theriot: 15 games

Hunter Pence13 games

Chase Headley:  11 games

Mike Morse: 10 games

Jhonny Peralta: 10 games

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Josh Hamilton: (1 HR this season) vs. Indians starter Carlos Carrasco

(Make a BTS pick)


  1. 00liber

    Keith. I’ll pull stats for today then email yesterday and today’s files. Not going to have time to post.

  2. vinny1979

    Today is going to be a tough day. Hamilton will be in top 15 for tonight along with Young and the Picks Of The Day and Ichiro. I’m torn myself but I know I’m going with the early game.

  3. LaVolpe

    Today’s leader taking a calculated risk. Going with Kubel but on rotoworld yesterday, manager said he was going to put either Kubel or Thome on the DL this week. In other words, odds are Kubel is not starting, but could pinch. Anticipation…

  4. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Thursday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    100 Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Albert Pujols 347 14.02 (3RD)
    Michael Young 229 9.25
    Andrew McCutch 205 8.28
    Josh Hamilton 202 8.16
    Carlos Beltran 133 5.37
    Jose Reyes 117 4.73
    Asdrbal Cabrera 116 4.69 (2ND)
    Jason Kubel 113 4.57 (1RST)
    Matt Holliday 100 4.04
    Ichiro Suzuki 85 3.43 (5TH)
    Hunter Pence 81 3.27 (4TH)
    No Selection 59 2.38

    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 7 with streak of 15 back to zero.
    Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 23.12% with RYAN BRAUN reseting the most.
    There was also 6.39% 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)
    X Nady ARI, RESET 4, 9,9,9,8 GAMERS
    M Izturis LAA, RESET 3, 11,8,8 GAMERS
    A Jackson DET, RESET 2, 14,11 GAMERS
    J Lopez TB, RESET 1, 13 GAMER
    A Craig STL, SAVED 1, 12 GAMER
    W Bloomquist ARI, SAVED 1, 9 GAMER

    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
    Yanksgiantsdevils33, 12, pg 18, 428, BELTRAN (PICKED 133X)

    Bloggers Reset Yesterday

    GL to all


  5. yanksgiantsdevils33

    I should have taken McCutchen, he’s already 2 for 2 and the Mets have only had 3 batters including an 0 for 1 Beltran.

      • yanksgiantsdevils33

        Beltran is 2 for 3 with a 3 run blast and a double! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I was just worried before that the Pirates would have all the fun.

  6. LaVolpe

    Some notes about Top2500 top picks
    :: Pujols. 8 Apr vs. Sanchez. 0-3 with a strikeout. Got single late in game off reliever. How soon people forget
    :: Hamilton & Young. Pretty much picks of faith; no pitcher history. Hamilton 0-for-last 12 ABs
    :: Holliday. Safe-pick. Announced full day in advance he’ll be on the DL today.
    Above noted, could set tables for some unexpected resets today. But this is BTS and we all know, you can’t play the game on paper
    The PIT/NYM high picks already got hits in the early game.

  7. LaVolpe

    A bit bored waiting on the nite games to start. So scrolling thru the Top2500 streakers found something quite interesting. Look at these user-names and their current streaks:
    jvairo_18 @ 18 games
    jvairo_78 @ 13 games
    jvairo_38 @12 games
    jvairo_26 @ 11 games
    jvairo_34 @ 10 games
    jvairo_11 @ 10 games
    jvairo_17 @ 10 games
    jvairo_35 @ 9 games
    jvairo_31 @ 9 games
    jvairo_41 @ 9 games
    jvairo_29 @ 8 games
    jvairo_70 @ 8 games
    So, think some cheating is going on or does jvairo have like 80 family members playing 😉

    • Vinny1979

      I wouldn’t even worry about it because if he does win he won’t because u can only use one email and they monitor it.

      • LaVolpe

        Oh, I totally agree. Before MLB insurance kicked out 5.6 big ones, they’d do some verification. But what about those monthly prizes or prizes? Wonder if MLB puts in the effort to identify “cheaters” then? Just putting it out there. It’s MLB’s problem, not mine.

      • LaVolpe

        Actually, either the rules changed or I didn’t pay close enough attention last year. Playing multiple accounts does not disqualify you, based on my interpretation of the rules. Here is an excerpt from the rules page: “In case of multiple registrations received from any person or email address, only the first registration received from such person or email address will be considered.” Reading that, I would assume that jvairo’s first registration is the only valid one, all the others are basically ‘for fun’. However, if javiro is playing 100’s of accounts, probably some sort of scripting is in play and that’s a rules violation. Also, there is a generic cheaters rule: “Any incidence of collusion or cheating, as determined by MLBAM in its sole discretion, will be subject to disqualification from the Contest without limitation to any other rights or remedies available to MLBAM.”

      • champion_88

        This might be way off base, but I sort of wonder if MLB would allow people to use multiple accounts as long as they put each pick in themselves?

        I say this because every pick they put in generates another 5 or 6 clicks for the site and another set of views for the ads on the site. All that clicking might help inflate how much money they can receive for selling ads on the site.

        But if a script was putting everything in, then no one is seeing the ads at all and so MLB would not benefit that way.

      • LaVolpe

        Same guy/gal. I believe Yanks brought it up in the 1st week or two when a few of those accounts showed up on the 1st and 2nd pages of the overall standings

  8. LaVolpe

    Anyone notice that new section hovering over the Standings button after you log in? It’s called “Featured”. Kinda neat. You’ll see some past $10K winners are still playing and who they picked and what their streaks are, along with some celebrities too.

    • champion_88

      lol @ Hazel Mae: No Selection

      Maybe she could help explain why people forget to put picks in everyday!

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