Beat the Streak Report: Monday, June 20

Two challengers entered the BTS arena last Friday, each with a share of the season lead and a hunger for everlasting glory. Now, just one remains: sebringt.

Our convertible-loving current champ got two hits from Adrian Gonzalez last night, pushing his run to 34 games and extending his margin atop the season leaderboard to three. Nearly 20 percent of all Streakers agreed with the A-Gone pick and were rewarded for their efforts.

With no other current streak above 29 games, this could be the sebringt show for a while. Don’t look now, but he’s roughly a week away from our — gasp — first BTS Report Streaker interview of the 2011 campaign.

There isn’t much matchup history to tap into on this interleague Monday, so today’s picks are based on recent performance at the plate, how much we’d like to play wiffle ball with them and a few other secret ingredients. Please enjoy responsibly.


Monday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Highest AVG, last 7 days … 

Charlie Blackmon: .545 (12-for-22) — vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona

Chase Headley: .480 (12-for-25) — vs. Red Sox starter Andrew Miller

Miguel Cabrera: .458 (11-for-24) — vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw

Starlin Castro: .448 (13-for-29) — vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

Highest AVG, last 14 days … 

Brett Gardner: .439 (18-for-41) — vs. Reds starter Johnny Cueto

Victor Martinez: .420 (21-for-50) — vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw

Brennan Boesch: .407 (24-for-59) — vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw

Adrian Gonzalez: .400 (12-for-25) — vs. Padres starter Wade LeBlanc

Highest AVG, last 30 days … 

Paul Konerko: .379 (36-for-95) — vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano

David Ortiz: .356 (36-for-101) — vs. Padres starter Wade LeBlanc

Casey Kotchman: .351  (26-for-74) — vs. Brewers starter Chris Narveson

Alexei Ramirez: .338 (38-for-112) — vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano

You’ll thank me later, last 30 days …

B.J. Upton: .148 (13-for-88) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Chris Narveson

Dan Uggla: .152 (14-for-92) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero

Adam Dunn: .155 (11-for-71) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano

Eric Hinsker: .169 (14-for-83) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero

Leaderboard time!

Who’s nipping at sebringt’s heels? Well, nobody really … he has a five game lead on all other current Streakers. But next in line are the creatively named Tylerman and jonwilson4000.

Top MLB streakers 

Ryan Braun: 12 games

Nick Markakis: 10 games

Miguel Cabrera: 9 games

Michael Cuddyer: 9 games

Victor Martinez: 9 games

Ryan Zimmerman: 9 games

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Jay Bruce: (17 HR this season) vs. Yankees starter Ivan Nova


  1. champion_88

    I just loaded up with Albert Pujols picks for the next 10 days since it seems likely he is headed to the disabled list.

    Youz might want to do the same!

  2. vinny1979

    Can’t do it tonight since St. Louis has the day off tonight but I’m going to keep on trucking hopefully tonight.

  3. LaVolpe

    Today’s Top Picks of the current Top2500, 127 batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Adrian Gonzalez 365 14.6
    Joey Votto 201 8.04
    Ryan Braun 159 6.36 (Leader)
    Matt Kemp 146 5.84 (runner up #1)
    Michael Young 92 3.68
    Miguel Cabrera 91 3.64
    Carlos Gonzalez 71 2.84
    Curtis Granderson 70 2.8
    Alexei Ramirez 67 2.68
    Robinson Cano 65 2.6
    Josh Hamilton 63 2.52
    Hunter Pence 62 2.48 (DNP)
    Andre Ethier 54 2.16
    Dustin Pedroia 53 2.12
    Paul Konerko 53 2.12
    No Selection 46 1.84
    Kevin Youkilis 14 0.56 (runner up #2)
    Highest “No Selection”: Pg#4 with streak of 17 back to zero 😛
    Yesterday’s reset rate was 29.34% with A.Lind resetting the most
    Got Pinched OR 1 AB Wonders
    Top2500 saved or reset by PH or defensive switch, 2 ABs or less
    L.Berkman DEF RESET 20: highest was a 15-gamer
    K.Fukudome PH RESET 2: both were 8-gamers
    B.DeWitt PH RESET 1: 11-gamer
    En.Chavez PH RESET 1: 10-gamer
    E.Hosmer PH RESET 1: 8-gamer
    M.Moreland PH RESET 1: 8-gamer
    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Pick
    YanksGiantsDevils33, 10, pg 34, Ad.Gonzalez
    dalywalker322, 8, pg 77, Ad.Gonzalez
    vinny1979, 8, pg 90, Mi.Cabrera
    kenfucious, 7, pg 100+, Ad.Gonzalez
    Top2500 Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    BookofJohn8vs31vs32 @ 12 games, reset by A.Lind
    JayzTO @ 9 games, reset by A.Lind

  4. 00liber

    Love it when my guy gets a hit before the data pull is even finished running. Onto tomorrow. GL all.

  5. LaVolpe

    3 of the 4 Bloggers Group Top2500 members already move on. Good job!
    This is one of those days when the obvious pick was just too easy, 1 AB hit.

  6. LaVolpe

    Leader will remain idle today along with 159 Top2500 members. Braun has respiratory viral infections and was a late scratch.

      • champion_88

        Of course, the 2 other guys I was considering both got hits in their 1st AB: Carlos Gonzalez and Nick Markakis.

  7. LaVolpe

    Guerrero PH & 0-fer again. For our group, hopefully none of you pick him during interleague if he’s playing in a NL park. The BAL manager clearly stated a week ago, that Vlad would not be seeing any fielding in these scenarios. That means PH at most!

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