Today’s recommended picks
Vladimir Guerrero, OF, Angels
.485 AVG (16-for-33) since ’04 vs. Rangers starter Kevin Millwood
Magglio Ordonez, OF, Tigers
.444 AVG (16-for-36) lifetime vs. Twins starter Scott Baker
Carlos Guillen, OF, Tigers
.440 AVG (11-for-25) lifetime vs. Twins starter Scott Baker
The opportunity for contestants to topple Joe D. or even to surpass ’09 season-record holder Tanner Nielsen may have passed, but that hasn’t prevented many of the BTS faithful from attempting to finish the year with the longest active streak.
Going with perhaps the safest picks out there, first-place co-holders da_wid and flipperjoints selected Joe Mauer and Ichiro Suzuki, respectively. Showing why they’ve ranked at the top of the batting average leaderboard all season, Ichiro (2-for-5) and Mauer (1-for-4) came through once again to boost the leaders’ streaks to 29 games.
mark-henry tabbed the surging Troy Tulowitzki (2-for-3) to bump his streak up to 26 games, while rwildi kept pace to hold onto his share of third place by going with hit master Ichiro.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 14.0%, 2-for-5
2. Ryan Howard (PHI): 6.7%, 1-for-2
3. Joe Mauer (MIN): 5.7%, 1-for-4
4. Derek Jeter (NYY): 5.2%, 2-for-2
5. Albert Pujols (STL): 4.8%, 2-for-4