Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, June 10-12

Streakers: BIG NEWS

Remember when @MLB challenged Stephen Colbert to a little pick-off a few weeks back? Well it’s about to get real.

Yesterday, the official Twitter of Major League Baseball reminded Mr. Colbert of the outstanding offer:

“Is @StephenAtHome up to the Beat the Streak challenge? Does he like fun? If he wins, the keys to @MLB are his for 24 hours #BTS challenge.”

And lo and behold, he has accepted the challenge. The rules are simple: Three days, three Beat the Streak selections. If Colbert can post a longer streak than @MLB, he gets the keys to the Twitter for 24 hours. The first tiebreaker will be total number of days with a hit, followed by total hits by all picks, and then combined batting average of all picks.

What would @StephenAtHome do with a direct line to 1.2 million baseball fans? We’re guessing a lot of anti-bear propaganda.

For those new to Beat the Streak, get in on the Challenge and sign up here.

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Friday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there …

• Curtis Granderson: .444 AVG (16-for-36) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona

• Todd Helton: .435 AVG (10-for-23) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley

Mark Teixeira: .444 AVG (8-for-18) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona

Feeling kinda spicy?

Jeff Keppinger: .500 AVG (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

You’ll thank me later …

Rickie Weeks: .190 AVG (4-for-21) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse

Alberto Callaspo: .167 AVG (2-for-12) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Jeff Francis

Home Run BTS pick:

Mike Stanton: (14 HR this season) vs. Diamondbacks starter Joe Saunders


Saturday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there …

• Adam Lind: .556 AVG (10-for-18) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey

Alex Gordon: .600 AVG (6-for-10) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Joel Pineiro

• David Ortiz: .571 AVG (4-for-7) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow

Feeling kinda spicy?

Will Venable: .357 AVG (5-for-14) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter John Lannan

You’ll thank me later …

Johnny Damon: .191 AVG (9-for-47) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie

• Josh Hamilton: .143 AVG (2-for-14) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Scott Baker

Home Run BTS pick:

Alex Rodriguez: (11 HR this season) vs. Indians starter Mitch Talbot


Sunday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there …

Miguel Cabrera: .471 AVG (8-for-17) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez

• Corey Patterson: .467 AVG (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Jon Lester

Maicer Izturis: .556 AVG (5-for-9) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Vin Mazzaro

Feeling kinda spicy?

Matt Diaz: .462 AVG (6-for-13) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Chris Capuano

You’ll thank me later …

Kosuke Fukudome: .105 AVG (2-for-19) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Roy Oswalt

Hunter Pence: .167 AVG (2-for-12) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tommy Hanson

Home Run BTS pick:

Mark Trumbo: (11 HR this season) vs. Royals starter Vin Mazzaro


 

Top MLB Streakers:
Hunter Pence: 20 games
Carlos Quentin: 11 games
Michael Bourn: 10 games
Paul Konerko: 10 games

22 comments

  1. champion_88

    I cannot be totally sure, but I think the 1.2 million fans is the number of people that follow @MLB on Twitter.

    So that would not be the total number of people playing Beat the Streak then.

    I really wish someone would tell us!

  2. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Friday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage

    Ok i guess there’s no stats for today. I’m getting that permission denied error again.

    ——————————————-
    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# with streak of back to zero.
    Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 47.65% with JOSE BAUTISTA reseting the most.
    There was also 8% 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)
    N Morgan MIL, RESET 5, 16, 4@10 gamers
    D Hernadez ATL, RESET 2, were 10 gamers
    M Diaz PIT, RESET 1, was 15 gamer
    C Ruiz PHI, SAVED 1, Was 16 gamer DEF SWITCH,(2AB)
    S Smith COL, SAVED 1, Was 13 gamer
    ——————————————–

    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
    NONE
    ——————————————-
    Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    ajemelka, 11, RESET by JOSE REYES
    bjm5355, 9, RESET by RICKIE WEEKS
    nymets1979, 9, RESET by JOSE BAUTISTA
    GL to all
    M

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  3. LaVolpe

    Friday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500. 139 batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Adrian Gonzalez 391 15.8 (2 runners up)
    Albert Pujols 170 6.87 (Leader)
    Curtis Granderson 149 6.02
    Robinson Cano 115 4.65
    Andre Ethier 77 3.11
    Adam Lind 75 3.03
    Michael Young 75 3.03
    Miguel Cabrera 74 2.99
    Lance Berkman 71 2.87
    Todd Helton 59 2.38
    Jacoby Ellsbury 50 2.02 (runner up)
    Asdrubal Cabrera 45 1.82
    Matt Joyce 45 1.82
    Jose Reyes 44 1.78
    Joey Votto 37 1.49
    No Selection 32 1.29
    Shane Victorino 16 0.65 (runner up)

    • LaVolpe

      Appears after that 47% reset rate last night, BTS gods are taking pity. Looking to be a relatively low reset rate today.

      • 00liber

        Thank you sir. Am helping my neighbour build the deck so I won’t be anywhere near computer.
        I’m going with A-gone, early game, no weather issues.
        GL.

  4. LaVolpe

    Saturday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500, 143 batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Adrian Gonzalez 324 12.96 (Leader & 2 of 4 runners up)
    Jose Reyes 284 11.36
    David Ortiz 245 9.8 (runner up)
    Adam Lind 145 5.8
    Stephen Drew 129 5.16
    Andre Ethier 85 3.4
    Alex Gordon 60 2.4
    No Selection 52 2.08
    Robinson Cano 47 1.88
    Jacoby Ellsbury 46 1.84
    Jose Bautista 43 1.72
    Derek Jeter 42 1.68
    Evan Longoria 42 1.68
    Placido Polanco 40 1.6
    Dustin Pedroia 16 0.64 (runner up)
    Highest “No Selection” 🙂 pg# 3 with streak of 20 back to zero. . Ouch!
    Yesterday’s Top2500 reset rate was just 16% with A.Ethier resetting the most. There were 8% that remained idle
    —————————————-
    Got Pinched OR 1 AB Wonders. Top2500 saved or reset by pinch hitters and/or defensive switches, 2 AB or less
    M.Kemp PH HR SAVED 9, highest was 16-gamer
    G.Dobbs PH RESET 1, 15-gamer
    A.Callaspo PH RESET 3, 14,10,10-gamers
    J.Herrera PH RESET 1, 11-gamer
    X.Paul DEF RESET 1, 11-gamer
    C.Headley PH RESET 1, 9-gamer
    —————————————-
    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick
    None
    Top2500 Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    None

  5. champion_88

    I found an article from 2005 that mentions that 500,000 people had played as of the end of the 2004 season.

    One has to think the number has gone up significantly by now.

  6. LaVolpe

    Sunday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500, 141 batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Jacoby Ellsbury 278 11.12
    Adrian Gonzalez 237 9.48 (Leader)
    Placido Polanco 194 7.76
    David Ortiz 192 7.68 (runner up)
    Maicer Izturis 180 7.2
    Ryan Braun 165 6.6 (2 or 4 runners up)
    Albert Pujols 117 4.68
    Ichiro Suzuki 79 3.16
    Bobby Abreu 64 2.56
    Andrew McCutchen 59 2.36
    Jose Reyes 57 2.28
    Miguel Cabrera 54 2.16
    Michael Young 46 1.84
    No Selection 44 1.76
    Prince Fielder 44 1.76
    Andre Ethier 9 0.36 (runner up)
    Highest “No Selection” 🙂 pg# 23 with streak of 23 back to zero.
    Yesterday’s Top2500 reset rate was 14.6% with A.Ethier resetting the most. There were 6.5% that remained idle
    —————————————-
    Got Pinched OR 1 AB Wonders. Top2500 saved or reset by pinch hitters and/or defensive switches, 2 AB or less
    J.Herrera DEF 2 ABs RESET 2, 15,12-gamers
    —————————————-
    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick
    None
    Top2500 Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    None

      • LaVolpe

        And yet again, my bad. Ethier got a hit yesterday. The pick that reset the most yesterday was actually the 52 No Picks. Alex Gordon made it close to taking this honor, but hit in last AB.

  7. LaVolpe

    Polanco’s PH 0-fer hurt a bunch today. Otherwise, overall this weekend was very kind to most of the streakers, but not all. Looking at a reset rate of about 20%-ish today.

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