Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, June 21

Yo, Adrian — I did it!

Well, really, all you Streakers did was pick Adrian Gonzalez. The Red Sox first baseman handled most of the actual legwork yesterday, rapping two singles and a double in a 14-5 drubbing of the Padres, and advancing 21 percent of all selectors in the process.

Gonzalez is as hot of a hitter as you’ll find these days, raking .353 on the season, .433 in June and .455 in his last 11 games. Feel free to deploy the power of the goatee in any ballpark and against any pitcher until further notice.

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Tuesday’s picks:

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Oh, hello there … 

Bobby Abreu: .438 (7-for-16) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Javier Vazquez

Matt Joyce: .500 (4-for-8) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Zack Greinke

Carlos Lee.500 (4-for-8)  since ’06 vs. Rangers starter C.J. Lee

Andre Ethier.417 (5-for-12) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Max Scherzer


Feeling kinda spicy?

Tony Gwynn.571 (4-for-7) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Max Scherzer

Jason Michaels.444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter C.J. Wilson


You’ll thank me later …

Matt Kemp: .000 (0-for-13)  since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Max Scherzer

Miguel Cabrera: .000 (0-for-12) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley

Casey Kotchman: .000 (0-for-11) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Zack Greinke

Billy Butler: .100 (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Diamondbacks starter Joe Saunders


Leaderboard time!

Ryan Braun‘s illness pushed the pause button on sebringt‘s quest for 35 games for at least one day, allowing current silver medalist jonroy73 to gain a little bit of ground. JR’s streak now sits at 30 games — A.K.A. 17 games shy of 10 games shy of $5.6 million.

Top MLB streakers 

Ryan Braun: 12 games

Nick Markakis: 11 games

Robinson Cano9 games

Michael Cuddyer9 games

Ryan Zimmerman9 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Jay Bruce: (17 HR this season) vs. Yankees starter Brian Gordon

10 Comments

The prize is now $5.7 million?

I thought it was $5.6 million?

Ian must hope that he won’t be personally accountable for that extra $0.1 million. That’s probably a year’s salary for him, give or take.

NYY/CIN game PPD. If you had a pick in that game and want to play today, still time to change it

Keith. Cab u grab today just in case? Dont k iw if I’ll be able to.

Can do, just need to go back & get the 1 AB wonder info — no biggie

Today’s Top Picks of the current Top2500, 161 batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Adrian Gonzalez 221 8.84
Bobby Abreu 215 8.6
Ichiro Suzuki 161 6.44
Jose Bautista 133 5.32
Carlos Gonzalez 122 4.88 (runner up)
Paul Konerko 94 3.76
Jose Reyes 93 3.72
Josh Hamilton 77 3.08
Albert Pujols 73 2.92 (DL)
Joey Votto 73 2.92 (PPD rain)(Leader)
Robinson Cano 70 2.8 (PPD rain)
Andre Ethier 49 1.96
Jacoby Ellsbury 48 1.92
Miguel Cabrera 43 1.72 (PH?)
Michael Young 42 1.68
Todd Helton 42 1.68
Troy Tulowitzki 42 1.68
No Selection 38 1.52
Highest “No Selection”: Pg#7 with streak of 15 back to zero :P
Yesterday’s reset rate was 31.2% with J.Votto resetting the most
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Got Pinched OR 1 AB Wonders
Top2500 saved or reset by PH or defensive switch, 2 ABs or less
V.Guerrero PH RESET 8: highest was a 12-gamer
B.Gardner DEF RESET 5: highest was a 12-gamer
A.Callaspo PH RESET 2: 16,8-gamers
H.Ramirez PH RESET 2: 8,7-gamers
T.Buck PH RESET 1: 7-gamer
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Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Pick
YanksGiantsDevils33, 11, pg 23, Ad.Gonzalez
dalywalker322, 9, pg 53, I.Suzuki
kenfucious, 8, pg 77, Ad.Gonzalez
cojobs, 7, pg 100+, B.Abreu
Top2500 Bloggers Reset Yesterday
vinny1979 @ 8 games, reset by Mi.Cabrera
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NYY/CIN doubleheader tomorrow

If I remember correctly this used to be 1 AB or more now it’s 2 AB or less. I guess if they come in for a Defensice Switch and have 3 or more ABs that is to many chances for Pinched OR 1 AB Wonders.

That’s the way I look at it. Most starters, most games will see at least 3 ABs. If someone comes in the game late and gets 3 ABs, that’s nothing special IMO.

As a blogger I was wondering what place I am in with a streak of 9. Username is Heyya.

We only post for people in our own group. You can join the Bloggers Group. Just click on the Groups menu when you get to your picks page and join. When you do join, your streak in the group will be zero though your BTS streak is now 9 with S.Smith’s hits. You can find yourself on page 75 of the Standings if you look before they are updated.

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