Today’s recommended picks
Jason Bay, OF, Red Sox
.500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie
Raul Ibanez, OF, Phillies
.467 AVG (7-for-15) since ’04 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson
Mark Teahen, INF/OF, Royals
.453 AVG (24-for-53) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
Saturday’s recommended picks
Paul Konerko, 1B, White Sox
.533 AVG (8-for-15) lifetime vs. Royals starter Kyle Davies
Prince Fielder, 1B, Brewers
.545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. Astros starter Brian Moehler
Jeff Francoeur, OF, Mets
.500 AVG (8-for-16) lifetime vs. Nationals starter John Lannan
Sunday’s recommended picks
Ryan Ludwick, OF, Cardinals
.636 AVG (7-for-11) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano
Brian Roberts, 2B, Orioles
.500 AVG (6-for-12) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka
Magglio Ordonez, OF, White Sox
.424 AVG (14-for-33) lifetime vs. Twins starter Scott Baker
Despite the fewer choices available during Thursday’s light slate of games, the Top 5 BTS leaders managed to hold steady in the standings.
enronshorttrader played it safe by selecting hit machine Ichiro Suzuki, who went 2-for-6 vs. the White Sox. The first of his hits extended the leader’s streak to 40 games, marking the eighth time this season a contestant has reached that plateau.
GBaby remained stuck on 35 games for another day, as Kevin Youkilis didn’t play vs. the Angels. That enabled khreynolds, who tabbed Ichiro to move up at 31 games, to inch closer to a share of second place.
larrythemailman1 went with Chase Utley (1-for-3) to reach the 30-game mark, and j-m-peterson brought his streak up to 29 games by selecting Evan Longoria (3-for-4).
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 13.1%, 2-for-6
2. Victor Martinez (BOS): 10.2%, 1-for-3
3. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 5.9%, 1-for-4
4. Evan Longoria (TB): 5.5%, 3-for-4
5. Shane Victorino (PHI): 5.1%, 0-for-3