Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, July 22-24

Well, well, well … look at you, Streakers! Four of your five favorite batsmen successfully forded the river last night, advancing a combined 41.7 percent of selectors in the process. No word yet on whether any oxen were lost or any cholera was contracted.

Either way, the safe crossing places a large number of you one day closer to establishing a homestead in the rich and fertile valley at the end of the 57-game trail.

A rough guide for the weekend is below, but you’re entering largely uncharted territory. Steer clear of hostile wildlife, stock up at the local trading posts and don’t hunt down more meat than you can carry back to your wagon.

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Friday’s picks:

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Oh, hello there …

Brian McCann: .500 AVG (8-for-16) since ’06 vs. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo

Jhonny Peralta: .429 AVG (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Brian Duensing

• Robinson Cano: .444 AVG (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Trevor Cahill

Feeling kinda spicy?

Omar Infante: .550 AVG (11-for-20) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey

You’ll thank me later …

Jacoby Ellsbury: .143 AVG (1-for-14) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez

Travis Hafner: .091 AVG (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

Home Run BTS pick:

Miguel Cabrera: (20 HR this season) vs. Twins starter Brian Duensing
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Saturday’s picks:

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Magglio Ordonez: .465 AVG (20-for-43) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Scott Baker

 Aramis Ramirez: .387 AVG (12-for-31) since ’06 vs. Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez

Hunter Pence: .429 AVG (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Randy Wells

Feeling kinda spicy?

• Rafael Furcal: .467 AVG (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Tom Gorzelanny

You’ll thank me later …

Coco Crisp: .158 AVG (3-for-19) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter A.J. Burnett

Billy Butler: .100 AVG (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rays starter Jeff Niemann

Home Run BTS pick:

Mike Morse: (17 HR this season) vs. Dodgers starter Ted Lilly
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Sunday’s picks:

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Victor Martinez: .500 AVG (9-for-18) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano

• Rickie Weeks: .500 AVG (4-for-8) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Madison Bumgarner

Andrew McCutchen: .417 AVG (5-for-12) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse

Feeling kinda spicy?

• James Loney: .571 AVG (8-for-14) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis

You’ll thank me later …

• Matt Kemp: .000 AVG (0-for-14) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis

Justin Upton: .143 AVG (3-for-21) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez

Home Run BTS pick:

• Nelson Cruz: 21 career HR vs. Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil


Top MLB streakers 

Emilio Bonifacio20 games

Dustin Pedroia: 18 games

Juan Pierre: 12 games

Dan Uggla: 12 games

Nyjer Morgan: 11 games

Ronny Cedeno: 10 games

41 Comments

David Wright is off the DL but isn’t available to pick.

I think he’s getting activated right before the game tonight which means he won’t be available to pick before the early lock game.

The Top 2500 is coming in a few. I already ran it and now just sorting it out.

Mark got you roped in, huh? Running the Top2500 keeps you more involved than you may want to be. Consider yourself warned ;)

Lol , He’s just doing it for me cause I got the Edmonton Indy this weekend. I’ll pick back up on Monday.

LaV’s List
Friday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
151 Batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Brian McCann 337 13.48 (3rd)
Robinson Cano 192 7.68 (5th)
Jhonny Peralta 152 6.08
Adrian Gonzalez 115 4.6
Ichiro Suzuki 107 4.28
Josh Hamilton 85 3.4
Jose Reyes 82 3.28
Michael Young 77 3.08
Albert Pujols 69 2.76
No Selection 57 2.28
Starlin Castro 55 2.2
Nick Markakis 54 2.16 (4th)
Carlos Gomez 9 0.36 DL (2nd)
Jason Heyward 2 0.08 (Leader)
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Highest “No Selection” :P pg# 6 with streak of 16 back to zero.
Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 19.5% with Matt Holliday reseting the most.
There was also 8.2% PPD due to players not playing, 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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C Granderson NYY, RESET 14, HIGHEST WAS 13 GAMER
D Ackley SEA, RESET 3, WERE 11, 9, 9 GAMERS
G Dobbs FLA, RESET 1, WAS 7 GAMER
S Hairston NYM, RESET 1, WAS 7 GAMER
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Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
abk1087, 11, pg 28, 619, A-ROD (PICKED 28X) DL
backrubs, 12, pg 21, 483, JOSH HAMILTON (PICKED 85X)
Mdrossi(nymets1979), 8, pg 70, 1547, A-GONE (PICKED 115X)
peterkevinperkins, 8, pg 79, 1547, FREDDIE FREEMAN (PICKED 33X)
sawx87, 7, pg 100+, 2022, PEDROIA (PICKED 39X)
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Bloggers Reset Yesterday
JayzTO, 9 RESET by TRAVIS SNIDER
GL to all
Vin

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Great job for 1st time. Very clean post. Kudos

Yup great job Vin.

Did glance over Chase Headley PH resetting 54

Thanks. Didn’t even realize Headley was back. I will do much better tomorrow.

Thanks guys. It’s not hard to do at all but I did mess up with the Bloggers group. Should of put backrubs at the top but oh well. Next time it won’t happen.

Unfortunatley, backrubs won’t be there tomorrow

For those that like to buffer their streaks with DL players, load up on BAL Luke Scott

Konerko may be highly picked today because he is a quick pick with a 467 average vs opposing pitcher. However, the problem with getting your picks from the “Picks of the Day” page is that it’s not normally updated when pitchers change. That 467 average is against Carmona who is not pitching today, Change made a day or two ago & now Huff is pitching. Konerko’s average against Huff: 286 (2-7). Paulie hits lefties well & those that picked him but ignorant of the pitching change may just get lucky anyway

LaV’s List
Saturday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
150 Batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Hunter Pence 567 22.68
Paul Konerko 122 4.88
Adrian Gonzalez 115 4.60 (3rd)
Dustin Pedroia 87 3.48 (2nd)
Aramis Ramirez 71 2.84 (2nd)
Jacoby Ellsbury 69 2.76
Miguel Cabrera 61 2.44 (2nd)
Robinson Cano 61 2.44
Nick Markakis 57 2.28 (2nd)
Michael Bourn 56 2.24 GOOD (3rd, 3rd)
No Selection 49 1.96
Jimmy Rollins 43 1.72
Ryan Braun 42 1.68
Travis Hafner 41 1.64
Joe Mauer 41 1.64
C Granderson 27 1.08 (2nd)
Carlos Gomez 8 0.32 DL (2nd)
Martin Prado 6 0.24 (Leader)
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Highest “No Selection” :P pg# 1 with streak of 23 back to zero. DOH!!!
Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 22.56% with Josh Hamilton reseting the most.
There was also 11.28% PPD due to players not playing, These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either.
3.2% —> picks of these were intentional DL or inj picks.
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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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D Uggla ATL, SAVED 4, WERE 11, 10, 9, 7 GAMERs
R IBANEZ PHI, SAVED 1, WAS 12 GAMER DEF SWITCH
W RAMIREZ ATL, RESET 1, WAS 10 GAMER
A MILES LAD, SAVED 1, WAS 7 GAMER DEF SWITCH (1 AB)
C SANTA CLE, RESET 1, WAS 7 GAMER
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Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
abk1087, 11, pg 29, 667, HUNTER PENCE (PICKED 567X)
Mdrossi(nymets1979), 9, pg 53, 1178, MICHAEL BOURN (PICKED 56X) GOOD
peterkevinperkins, 9, pg 60, 1178, MICHAEL CUDDYER (PICKED 25X)
sawx87, 8, pg 66, 1560, PEDROIA (PICKED 87X)
bullfrogs, 7, pg 100+, 2017, MATT KEMP (PICKED 30X)
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Bloggers Reset Yesterday
backrubs, 12 RESET by JOSH HAMILTON
GL to all
Vin

Another pick to watch to load up on is Adrian Beltre. He got injured last night and going for the MRI today.

Major sacrificial lamb upon the altar. Pence at 0-4 after 8 innings… Tie possible in 1-run game else needs help to get up again in the 9th. If no more ABs, Pence can reset more today than all the Top2500 resets yesterday combined! Other notable 0-fers in that game, top of 8th: A-Ram, S.Castro

CHC scores 3 runs in 8th in the battle for last place in the NL Central. HOU winning that battle and not one a team wants to win ;)
Starlin got a hit in 8th. A-Ram surely reset if CHC can hold 4-run lead. Pence reset if CHC can prevent 3 extra batters coming to the plate.

Sooooo close for Pence pickers. Left on deck. With just 1 game final, a healthy reset rate today.

Prado not picked well at all, but of the 6 that picked him, one is the leader. A 10 run explosion by CIN in 6th & 7th, may see Prado/McCann on the bench after ATL bats in the 8th. Prado would be due up in the 9th otherwise for a last AB if ATL can’t get him to the plate in the 8th.

And that does it; new leaders tomorrow. Of the 6 tied for 2nd place, 2 fell, 1 moved on & 1 remained idle. Minimum of 2 new leaders & maximum of 4.

LaV’s List
Sunday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
160 Batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Michael Young 282 11.39 (Leader, 2nd, 2nd)
Victor Martinez 192 7.76 (Leader)
Lance Berkman 187 7.56
Adrian Gonzalez 101 4.08
Jacoby Ellsbury 100 4.04
Dustin Pedroia 98 3.96
No Selection 75 3.03
Robinson Cano 68 2.75
Miguel Cabrera 62 2.51
Josh Hamilton 54 2.18
Andrew McCutchen 52 2.10
Martin Prado 26 1.05 (2nd)
Carlos Gomez 13 0.53 DL (2nd)
Brian McCann 12 0.48 (Leader)
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Highest “No Selection” :P pg# 3 with a streak of 18 back to zero.
Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 36.24% with Hunter Pence reseting the most.
There was also 16.92% PPD due to players not playing, These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either.
4.48% —> 112 picks of these were intentional DL or inj picks.
7.40% —> 185 picks of these were from the postponed game.
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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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R HOWARD PHI, SAVED 2, WERE 9, 8 GAMERS
J POSADA NYY, RESET 1, WAS 13 GAMER
C RUIZ PHI, SAVED 1, WAS 12 GAMER
J BRUCE CIN, SAVED 1, WAS 10 GAMER
C FIGGINS SEA, SAVED 1, WAS 9 GAMER (PINCH RUNNER)
K FUKUDOME CHC, SAVED 1, WAS 8 GAMER (DEF SWITCH) (1 AB)
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Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
Mdrossi(nymets1979), 10, pg 28, 607, MICHAEL YOUNG (PICKED 282X)
peterkevinperkins, 10, pg 34, 607, MICHAEL YOUNG (PICKED 282X)
Sawx87, 9, pg 39, 909, PEDROIA (PICKED 98X)
bullfrogs, 8, pg 67, 1219, MICHAEL YOUNG (PICKED 282X)
vinny1979, 7, pg 100+, 1936, EVAN LONGORIA (PICKED 7X)
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Bloggers Reset Yesterday
abk1087, 11 RESET by HUNTER PENCE
GL to all
Vin

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@Champion_88. You came off the DL 1 day too early ;)
Time running out for all of us. Game over for me after 1st reset in August.

Really aggravating too, since the other 2 that I closely considered: Weeks and Bourn both came through, as did my other 7 hitters in my consideration group.

Most picked in the field was Berkman, 3rd most picked by Top2500. Sneaky grounder thru left side in 9th moves “Fat Elvis” pickers along today, me included. Luck, pure luck.

Note to self. Don’t pick overweight elderly players during an outdoor day game in the dog days of the hot summer. All of Berkman’s swings appeared very week, not energetic at all.

*weak

This month has had horrible results. Hamilton’s O fer is my 7th O fer of July, since there have only been 21 game days that is an average of 1 O fer every 3 days. This is getting harder to predict with pitchers like Brett Cecil throwing unpredictable games. :( BTW the board is dead!

Can anyone here tell me why my rank is showing up as 607, but when I go to Standings, it shows up as 10000 ?

That should say 10000 .

One more time. 10000+.

The 10000+ is your rank for the entire year, not just your current streak. The “rank” column you see (607) depends on whether you are looking at the current/longest streak & may change. Try it in the Bloggers group. Sort by Current, then sort by Longest. You’ll notice the 607 “spot” changes value, but the 10000+ “spot” does not. So, the 10000+ is for the entire year, longest streak. The 607 “spot” depends on Current/Longest sorting. Hopefully I made myself clear

The 1st line should’ve read like so:
The 10000+ is your rank, compared to everyone else, during the entire year…
In other words there have been 10000+ people with streaks of 11 or more. The closer you get to 20, that number will be dropping.

In fact, you should be getting really close to having that number drop. Looking at page 100 sorted by Longest Streak, 17-gamers are ranked at 2251. So, right now, you’re somewhere between 10000+ (11 or less) and 2250 (17 games). Stay alive for a couple more days and you should see that number drop.

Thanks Lav!

You’re welcome & I could have explained it a lot better and easier:
:: The 10000+ spot is the year-long standing compared to everyone that’s played to date
:: The 607 spot is the standing compared to only the current streaks

LOL! I only see the 607, or 458 now, on my phone. On the site on my computer, I don’t. It’s just neat to see my rank so low as it’s usually up there quite a bit. I hope I can keep this up for awhile.

Get thru another week. 458 will become a double-digit number!

*fingers crossed*

You got thru two killer weekends. Losing focus will cost you, so stay alert & don’t 2nd guess yourself too much — yeah, right.

I’m famous for 2nd guessing myself.

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