Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, July 6

A hefty 20.4 percent of all selectors put their trust in Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp last night, and the newly-crowned Home Run Derby participant came through in style with a 2-for-5 performance against the Mets.

Second choice Adrian Gonzalez slayed the dragon for an additional 8.9 percent of Streakers, while 4.7 percent of you skated by on a pass from the injured Ryan Braun. We’ll let that kind of sneakiness slide this time around, but you should be well aware of the karmic ramifications tied to taking an intentional bye.

Wednesday brings another heaping helping of intraleague action. The chef’s recommendations are below, and we’d strongly advise against sending anything back to the kitchen. Oh, and Braun could return to action today, so try a cute pick there at your own risk.

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Wednesday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there … 

Geovany Soto.636 (7-for-11) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Tom Gorzelanny

Chase Utley.464 (13-for-28) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez

Gaby Sanchez.538 (7-for-13) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick

A.J. Pierzynski.545 (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Bruce Chen

Jose Reyes.467 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda

Placido Polanco: .457 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez

Robinson Cano: .500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Justin Masterson

Michael Bourn.412 (7-for-17) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Charlie Morton


Feeling kinda spicy?

J.D. Drew.500 (11-for-22) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil


You’ll thank me later …

Aramis Ramirez: .118 (2-for-17) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Tom Gorzelanny

Alex Gordon: .143 (2-for-14) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Edwin Jackson

Adam Lind: .154 (2-for-13) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield


Top MLB streakers 

Ryan Braun: 22 games

Pablo Sandoval: 15 games

Howard Kendrick13 games

Jhonny Peralta: 11 games


Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Lance Berkman: 5 career home runs vs. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo

17 Comments

Going with Miggy this afternoon. There’s no way IMO, he goes o-fer 3 days straight. GL all.

Huh? Never heard of a slump :). GL
For all: may want to check the weather, mother nature may be in play

HEY, shouldn’t you be working??LOL

Can get to this site from work

Wooo. Miggy blasts a 2 run bomb off reliever. Konerko early sacrifice. GL if still waiting.

LaV’s List
Wednesday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
154 Batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Matt Holliday 219 8.76
Brian McCann 200 8
Joey Votto 120 4.8
Robinson Cano 106 4.24
Asdrbal Cabrera 98 3.92 (3RD)
Michael Young 84 3.36 (2ND)
Dustin Pedroia 74 2.96
No Selection 71 2.84
Paul Konerko 69 2.76
Brandon Philips 62 2.48(1RST)
Jose Tabata 1 0.04 DL(4TH)

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Highest “No Selection” :P pg# 5 with streak of 17 back to zero.
Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 14.6% with JACOBY reseting the most.
There was also 20.72% PPD due to players not playing,14.96% —374 picksof these were intentional DL or inj picks.
These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either.
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Got Pinched OR 1/2 AB Wonders
TOP2500 saved or reset by PHA (going to include any pinch hitters and/or double switch, 2 AB or Less)
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A Ramirez CWS, RESET 4, WERE 17,11,10,9 GAMERS
N Morgan MIL, SAVED 4, WERE 14,10,10,9 GAMERS
M Morse WASH, RESET 2, WERE 13,9 GAMERS
A Hill TOR, RESET 1, WAS 10 GAMER
R Spilborghs COL, RESET 1 WAS 10 GAMER
A Cabrera CLE, RESET 1 WAS 17 GAMER (injured after 1AB)
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Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
PeterYanidis, 10, pg 62, 1341, CHASE UTLEY (PICKED 35X)
levinmariz73, 10, pg 73, 1341, JON JAY (PICKED 17X)
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Bloggers Reset Yesterday
yanks22442, 10, RESET by RICKIE WEEKS
GL to all
M

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So it appears 3rd/4th place leaders taking a breather today with injury picks though Asdrubal is day-day. Can Westbrook shut down Phillips? Don’t believe so, but always a chance Phillips gets himself out & maybe a K

Mauer another early sacrifice, 29 pickers got pinched.
Drubal is in starting lineup. A-Gon is not starting today (gonna be 53 anxious ppl tonight.)
Pujols back in starting lineup, Phillips moved down to #4 spot as opposed to #2 where he’s been the last little while.
Still no Polanco, Victorino, CarGo or Tulo.

Asdrubal in the game & 1st AB hit. McCann also good on 1st AB. Looks to be the STL game for reset hopefuls.

Both Tulo & CarGon sitting? One’s gotta pinch hit. Injuries maybe? Haven’t been keeping up with rotoworld lately.

Where was Peralta? He went 0-fer and picked well by the field

61 pickers had Peralta.
CarGo has a wrist inj but is back to about 75 percent in live batting practice, so he’s gotta be close. Tulo has a quad issue, so no idea if he’s avail or not.

Car Go is supposed to be back tomorrow as he has taken batting practice and took fielding practice on Monday and they said he would be back Thursday per rotoworld.

Holliday 0-2. Was that his last AB? Could be, losing by 8 after 5 innings. LaRussa is known to rest outfielders in blowouts. May see J.Jay replace him before 3rd AB but I’d think Berkman removed before Holliday. Wishful thinking on my part.

Oh well, Holliday homers. One of our group’s Top2500 members will see J.Jay have 1 AB only.

Though J.Jay flew out, 10 batters come to the plate in the 7th as CIN tries to throw the game. Jay will see another AB!

Double J just hit a homer to send this game to extras. Les go Cards.

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