Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, July 7

Yesterday’s top four selections each hit paydirt, advancing a combined 28 percent of pickers in the process. Among those making the leap were current leaders jero07 (34 games) and Usfmatt (33), both of whom have established themselves among the season’s top five Streakers.

Is it too early to talk about one of them taking home the $5.6 million grand prize? Maybe. Is it too early for us to preemptively RSVP “attending” to Jero’s potential victory party on behalf of the entire BTS staff? Didn’t think so.

You just provide first class airfare and five-star hotel accommodations, and we’ll be there. Oh, and one of those fresh fruit baskets in the hotel room wouldn’t hurt, either. You just (hypothetically) won $5 million — spring for the one with more mango and less cantaloupe. Much appreciated.


Thursday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there … 

Todd Helton.778 (7-for-9) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

Paul Konerko.423 (11-for-26) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano

 Joey Votto.556 (5-for-9) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Chris Narveson

Derek Jeter: .556 (5-for-9) since ’06 vs. Rays starter Jeff Niemann

Rickie Weeks: .533 (8-for-15) since ’06 vs. Reds starter Homer Bailey

Aramis Ramirez.429 (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez

Troy Tulowitzki.444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

Feeling kinda spicy?

Scott Hairston.438 (7-for-16) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw

You’ll thank me later …

Corey Hart: .176 (3-for-17) since ’06 vs. Reds starter Homer Bailey

Curtis Granderson: .100 (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rays starter Jeff Niemann

Bobby Abreu: .154 (2-for-13) since ’06 vs. Mariner starter Doug Fister

Top MLB streakers 

Ryan Braun: 22 games

Pablo Sandoval: 17 games

Howard Kendrick15 games

Carlos Beltran: 11 games

Hunter Pence: 11 games


Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Miguel Cabrera: (17 home runs this season) vs. Royals starter Danny Duffy


Let’s see how many pick Helton who is sitting today.

He was one of my options too. But he’s not who I settled on.

In that case, let’s see Helton PH then

He just PH, and walked. Don’t think that he’ll stay in the game but you never know.

Just got home. PH & BB? Probably 1st base open I’d bet (too lazy to pull up the box score). No matter, could’ve been punishment for those that picked the early game, could’ve seen the line up in advance. Sometimes this game is too forgiving, but most times not.

Lav, he drew a walk. He wasn’t intentionally walked and than he was pinch run for.

Just to clarify, it wasn’t “intentional” but it might as well have been. After first pitch called strike, O’Flaherty missed with a fastball, then threw one away and Ellis scored. So at 2-1 with first open they didnt take any chances by giving him something to hit.

LaV’s List
Thursday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
138 Batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Paul Konerko 290 11.72
Miguel Cabrera 247 9.98 (2ND)(4TH)
Adrian Gonzalez 231 9.33 (1RST)
Todd Helton 226 9.13 PH?
Robinson Cano 118 4.77
Jose Bautista 115 4.65(4TH)
Joey Votto 106 4.28
Jay Bruce 86 3.47
Derek Jeter 84 3.39
Aramis Ramirez 64 2.59
Jose Reyes 57 2.30 PROB HEADING TO DL
No Selection 51 2.06
Brandon Philips 48 1.94 (3RD)
Jerry Hairston 25 1.01 (4TH)DL

Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 9 with streak of 16 back to zero.
Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 19.56% with NO SELECTION reseting the most.
There was also 13.36% PPD due to players not playing,10.2% —> 255 picks of these were intentional DL or inj picks.
These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either.

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)
J Jay STL, SAVED 17, HIGHEST WAS 18 GAMER(I know he had more than 2AB but him hitting the HR to send the game to extras warrants him being included here)
D Freese STL, RESET 6, WERE 12,12,12,11,10,10 GAMERS

Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
PeterYanidis, 11, pg 47, 1051, JAUN PIERRE (PICKED 3X)
levinmariz73, 11, pg 56, 1051, JACOBY ELLSBURY (PICKED 51X)

Bloggers Reset Yesterday

GL to all


WOOO. A-Gon rips a single to center to move me to 4.
GO Rangers GO. ( I have a feeling most of us in SFTC have them.)

Infield single for Juan Pierre moves me to 1!

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