Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Beat the Streak

I really don't play any fantasy sports, but this one on MLB.com sounds like it could be fun, even if they weren't offering a $1M prize:

"Beat the Streak presented by Mitchum" is a free fantasy game that gives contestants a chance to win $1 million if they can sustain a hitting streak of at least 57 games. Each day, contestants choose a Major League player they think will get a hit. If a selected player delivers a hit on that day, the streak continues and the contestant chooses either another player or the same player the following day. If a selected player ever goes hitless for that day, the streak ends. For example, Karatzia built his record-breaking streak last year using a variety of the top Major League hitters, including Vladimir Guerrero (9 times), Derek Jeter (8), Magglio OrdoƱez (5) and Jose Reyes (4).

It strikes me that the best strategy would be to pick the best hitter on the team facing the pitcher with the worst K/IP ratio on any given night. Either that or pick whoever is playing whatever team Horacaio Ramirez ends up on.

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