Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, June 7

Maybe you’ve put together a few nice streaks this season. Maybe you’ve even made a cameo on Page 1 of the BTS standings, or had your name mentioned on this here blog. By all accounts, you’re in the prime of a respectable Streaking career.

But then one day you’re sitting on your couch waiting for your chicken with broccoli to arrive and watching “Intentional Talk” when the question hits you: Am I a better Streaker than those MLB Network personalities?

It starts as a casual Thursday night curiosity, then slowly grows into something more — a personal mission, a yearning that beats inside you day after day. You simply need to know how your Streaking abilities stack up against Hazel MaeKevin Millar and Chris Rose.

Well, now you can.

Check the new BTS Featured Contestants page daily to play against the hosts of MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” and “Quick Pitch,” as well as yours truly — writer of the fourth-most popular pro blog in the entire MLBlogs network — and a whole bunch of BTS season champions. You can see their current streak, season high and daily selection right alongside your own.

Keep making those picks, and you just might find your own mugshot rubbing elbows with BTS legends like Michael Karatzia and Geoffrey Croke someday.


Tuesday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there … 

Asdrubal Cabrera: .588 (10-for-17) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano

Brandon Phillips.429 (9-for-21) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Doug Davis

David Ortiz.438 (7-for-16) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter Freddy Garcia

Justin Upton.351 (13-for-37)  since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Kevin Correia

Miguel Cabrera.400 (4-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Matt Harrison

Feeling kinda spicy?

Gerardo Parra: .409 (9-for-22) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Kevin Correia


You’ll thank me later …

Jayson Werth: .000 (0-for-14) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez

Ben Zobrist: .059 (1-for-17) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Dan Haren

Grady Sizemore: .136 (3-for-22) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano

Colby Rasmus: .091 (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. Astros starter Brett Myers

Andre Ethier: .176 (3-for-17) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Roy Oswalt

Leaderboard time!

Yesterday, it looked like jsmnapoli might be headed for a spot alongside our past season champs on the Featured Contestants page. Twenty-four hours and one Michael Young 0-fer later, it’s a whole different story. Napoli is still our season leader at 31 games, but leahydpt sits just two games back in the current catbird seat at 29.

Top MLB streakers 

Ryan Theriot: 19 games

Hunter Pence17 games

Chase Headley:  16 games

Jose Reyes: 10 games

Nelson Cruz: 10 games

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

David Ortiz: (13 HR this season) vs. Yankees starter Freddy Garcia


  1. nymets1979

    I finally went with David Ortiz. Having second thoughts for some reason. Probably because A. Cabrera has his hit already and he was my first choice.

  2. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Tuesday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    153 Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Asdrbal Cabrera 331 13.37
    Joey Votto 206 8.32
    Albert Pujols 181 7.31
    Ryan Braun 169 6.83
    Brandon Philips 149 6.02 (2ND)
    Adrian Gonzalez 135 5.45
    Jose Bautista 121 4.89 (1RST)
    Miguel Cabrera 80 3.23
    David Ortiz 62 2.51
    Hunter Pence 62 2.51
    Jose Reyes 50 2.02
    No Selection 32 1.29
    Jon Jay 8 0.32 (2ND)
    Kevin Youkilis 2 0.08 (2ND)

    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 5 with streak of 17 back to zero.
    Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was % with reseting the most.
    There was also % 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)
    Will update this section later tonight.

    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
    Yanksgiantsdevils33, 16, pg 8, 187, Pujols (PICKED 181X)
    ajemelka, 9, pg 88, 2001, Hunter Pence (PICKED 62X)

    Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    tterbnivel, 10, RESET by ADAM LIND
    GL to all


    • 00liber

      Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 29.01% with B Phillips reseting the most.
      There was also 4.76% 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 Ethier LAD, RESET 11, Highest was 22 gamer
      R Ibanez PHI, RESET 3, 11,10,10 gamers
      A Kennedy SEA, RESET 2, 12,10 gamers
      M Burriss SF, RESET 2, 14,10 gamers
      C Counsell MIL, RESET 1 Was 16 gamer
      M Maier KC, RESET 1, was 26 gamer

  3. yanksgiantsdevils33

    The no selection had a streak of 24 earlier in the year between being back to 17 and a 7:00 lock time how did he/she forget to pick?

  4. LaVolpe

    What had the potential of being a killer night of resets just got whittled down significantly with both B.Phillips & Votto getting last AB hits. Will Pujols and/or Braun be the sacrificial lambs tonite?

    • LaVolpe

      Appears Braun was the one. Not a great reset day, but a good reset day wtih some quality resets; including 2 of the 3 tied for 2nd place.

  5. champion_88

    Anyone know of any DL picks for tomorrow?

    I have to be out for most of tomorrow and will not have time for much analysis.

    • LaVolpe

      May want to catch up on rotoworld later tonight for more recent updates. There were 3 leg injuries tonight: TOR Encarnacion, STL Craig & NYY Teixeira.

      • champion_88

        Thanks for the info, but unfortunately, Mike Wilson was taken off the list of pickable players, before I could put him in.

        Since I was only at 1, I decided to just go for it with Ichiro.

        I just wanted to test my ability to pick players not playing today, so when that might be extremely important, I could have some practice.

  6. yanksgiantsdevils33

    I guarantee that Asdrubal Cabrera will be on the you’ll thank me later list tomorrow. He is 0 for 16 off of Carl Pavano.

  7. yanksgiantsdevils33

    Pujols brought me to 17 with a home run in the 8th! 🙂 Today is a big day, almost a year ago I was at 17 and took Nick Swisher against supposedly Jeremy Guthrie. Around 12:15PM on June 10, 2010 I was reading the game preview of that Yankees vs. Orioles game on my phone. To my fear it announced that a then unfamiliar pitcher named Jake Arrietia was going to make his Major League Debut. It was a 12:30 lock day and I was far away from a computer. Swisher went on to be 0 for 3 with a Sac Fly (essentially 0 for 4) including hitting into a game ending ground out. Swisher has gone on to be 0 fer in all 4 games that he has been in that are started by Jake Arrieta at this point.

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