Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, June 3-5

‘Member a few weeks back when we threw down a batting glove at America’s favorite news host/presidential candidate? Well, that’s still pending.

But in the meantime, the BTS Report holds the court and we’re issuing a new Streaking challenge.

Here’s a hint: he’s an action hero, a rap superstar, a philosopher, an honorary U.S. Deputy Marshal and the 2000 NBA MVP. He slept in a Superman bed well into his 30’s. A man of many, many names who really needs just one: Shaq.

That’s right, Diesel: we hear you’re going to have a little more time on your hands. How ’bout a 1-on-1 Streak game? We’ll play pickup rules — first to five wins, call your own fouls, rims with no nets. DM @MLB if you think you’ve still got game.

Streakers: Get at the Big Aristotle/Shaq Fu/Shaqtus/Wilt Chamberneezy and let him know you want to see a 7’1″ man make a pick. Please do not inquire as to how your Streak tastes.

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Friday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there …

Billy Butler: .457 AVG (16-for-35) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano

Curtis Granderson: .429 AVG (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Jered Weaver

Rickie Weeks: .556 AVG (5-for-9) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco

Feeling kinda spicy?

Skip Schumaker: .459 AVG (17-for-37) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster

You’ll thank me later …

Carlos Gonzalez: .120 AVG (3-for-25) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Matt Cain

Miguel Cabrera: .100 AVG (2-for-20) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

Home Run BTS pick:

Victor Martinez: (5 HR this season) vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle


Saturday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there …

Vladimir Guerrero: .615 AVG (8-for-13) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero

• Brandon Phillips: .600 AVG (6-for-10) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw

Jimmy Rollins: .714 AVG (5-for-7) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Charlie Morton

Feeling kinda spicy?

David Murphy: .714 AVG (5-for-7) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona

You’ll thank me later …

Denard Span: .136 AVG (3-for-22) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar

• Paul Konerko: .122 AVG (5-for-41) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

Home Run BTS pick:

Jayson Werth: (8 HR this season) vs. Diamondbacks starter Joe Saunders


Sunday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there …

Aramis Ramirez: .462 AVG (17-for-38) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter

Joey Votto: .438 AVG (7-for-16) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley

Angel Pagan: .533 AVG (8-for-15) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

Feeling kinda spicy?

Alex Rios: .600 AVG (9-for-15) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Brad Penny

You’ll thank me later …

Kosuke Fukudome: .100 AVG (2-for-30) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter

Prince Fielder: .071 AVG (1-for-14) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez

Home Run BTS pick:

Jeff Francoeur: (9 HR this season) vs. Twins starter Brian Duensing


Top MLB streakers 

Ryan Theriot: 15 games

Hunter Pence13 games

Chase Headley:  11 games

Mike Morse: 10 games

Jhonny Peralta: 10 games

(Make a BTS pick)

20 Comments

Another weekend upon us, another mass kill off? Kinda feel somewhat like 13-year cicadas, but of the 7-day variety ;)
Good luck to all except those atop the charts

No leaderboard comments today?

Did he run out of jokes?

Or did Shaq smash the leaderboard?

Friday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500, 151 batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Billy Butler 205 8.28 (runner up)
Victor Martinez 181 7.31
Andre Ethier 172 6.95 (Leader)
Rickie Weeks 158 6.38
Joey Votto 148 5.98
Albert Pujols 116 4.69
Jose Bautista 100 4.04
Adrian Gonzalez 89 3.6
Ichiro Suzuki 74 2.99
Matt Holliday 64 2.59 (DL)
Matt Kemp 60 2.42
Placido Polanco 49 1.98
Curtis Granderson 47 1.9
Lance Berkman 47 1.9
No Selection 43 1.74
Josh Hamilton 38 1.54
Robinson Cano 36 1.45
Highest “No Selection” :) pg# 9 with streak of 15 back to zero.
Yesterday’s Top2500 reset rate was 14.43% with As.Cabrera resetting the most. There were 12.9% that remained idle
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Got Pinched OR 1 AB Wonders. Top2500 saved or reset by pinch hitters and/or defensive switch, 1 AB or more
W.Bloomquist PH RESET 2, 10 & 8-gamers
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Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick
YanksGiantsDevils33, 13, 15, 347, A.Pujols
Top2500 Bloggers Reset Yesterday
None

Well I guess LaVolpe is rooting against me today since I went with the leader’s pick.

Well, not directly against you — not til you get into the 20’s ;)

4th-inning single moves me onto 4!

Looks to be very few resets today, especially if Weeks gets a hit tonight — pretty offensive Friday

I went with Jhonny Peralta of the Detroit Tigers today for the hitters and Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers today for the pitchers.

I took Jeter today based on his numbers off of Ervin Santana. He broke a 15 game streak I had earlier, he better not let me down again.

Friday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500, 170 batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Miguel Cabrera 206 8.24 (Leader)
Josh Hamilton 200 8
Jose Bautista 148 5.92
Alex Rodriguez 119 4.76
Adrian Gonzalez 110 4.4
Lance Berkman 100 4
Vladimir Guerrero 99 3.96
Todd Helton 90 3.6
Albert Pujols 76 3.04
Brandon Phillips 73 2.92 (runner up)
Ryan Braun 66 2.64
Asdrubal Cabrera 65 2.6
Jimmy Rollins 62 2.48
No Selection 56 2.24
Prince Fielder 52 2.08
Highest “No Selection” :) pg# 3 with streak of 18 back to zero.
Yesterday’s Top2500 reset rate was 23.11% with R.Weeks resetting the most. There were 8.6% that remained idle
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Got Pinched OR 1 AB Wonders. Top2500 saved or reset by pinch hitters and/or defensive switch, 1 AB or more
R.Braun PH SAVED 17, highest was 18-gamer
B.Dewitt PH SAVED 1, 11-gamer
A.Craig PH RESET 1, 14-gamer
B.Hawpe PH RESET 1, 13-gamer
J.Drew PH RESET 1, 17-gamer
R.Santiago PH RESET 1, 9-gamer
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Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick
YanksGiantsDevils33, 14, 11, 254, D.Jeter
Top2500 Bloggers Reset Yesterday
None

Oops, above listing is for Saturday, not Friday.

So who had Nyger Morgan for HRBTS :)

So far this weekend has just been average with 23% falling yesterday and nearly 20% today. Near bottom of the heap, personally I’m hoping for some big upsets on Sunday; a lot of last AB hits saved a ton of people today.

damn, I am pretty pissed that I switched from Moreland to Peralta towards the end of my analysis.

that is 2 “second-guesses” in the last 12 days.

I should be at 12 now, instead of 0!

At least Cruz came through in HR BTS!

That part of this game sucks, I agree. I’ve had several of those in the past 2 weeks which is probably why I’m in a “2-3 game & reset” pattern since my 10-gamer ended 2+ weeks ago. Over analyzing on my part and some bad luck. But when it comes to good luck, I fall short there all the time…. Let’s put it this way: when I play penny-poker, I’m always digging into my wallet for those big bills :(

My problem seems to be that it is always easy to make winning picks each day, but as my streak gets longer and longer, I always trick myself into thinking that if I analyze further, my picks will be even safer and that is when I go 0 for.

Maybe that is why my career best streaks always come in the summer, when I am busier.

Sundays are days of rest for starters sometimes. May want to check the early lineups and rotoworld to make sure your pick isn’t benched & potential pinch hitter later.

My picks today:

BTS: Jay Bruce
HR BTS: Jose Bautista
Survivor: Where is this contest?
Odyssey: Why did this contest never start? It drives me crazy to not even know what it would have been about!

Sunday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500, 168 batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Joey Votto 452 18.08
Robinson Cano 179 7.16
Wilson Betemit 125 5.0 (runner up)
Josh Hamilton 119 4.76 (PH maybe?)
Albert Pujols 118 4.72
Michael Young 112 4.48
Adrian Gonzalez 85 3.4
Ichiro Suzuki 85 3.4 (0-fer last 3 games)(Leader)
Placido Polanco 73 2.92
Jose Bautista 56 2.24
No Selection 51 2.04
Matt Kemp 46 1.84
Matt Holliday 43 1.72 (DL)
Andre Ethier 41 1.64
Derek Jeter 39 1.56
Highest “No Selection” :) pg# 6 with streak of 16 back to zero.
Yesterday’s Top2500 reset rate was 19.52% with J.Bautista resetting the most. There were 10.12% that remained idle
—————————————-
Got Pinched OR 1 AB Wonders. Top2500 saved or reset by pinch hitters and/or defensive switch, 2 AB or less
S.Schumaker DEF RESET 4, highest was 12-gamer
C.Crisp PH SAVED 2, 12,9-gamers
LMontanez DEF RESET 1, 13-gamer
S.Smith PH SAVED 1, 10-gamer
—————————————-
Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick
YanksGiantsDevils33, 15, 9, 195, M.Holliday (DL)
Top2500 Bloggers Reset Yesterday
None

1at AB single by Bruce moves me to 1!

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