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Re: Beat the Streak-Selecting a Player

Postby Madison » Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:49 am

The random off days killed many streaks of mine so I quit playing a couple of years ago. :-P
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Re: Beat the Streak-Selecting a Player

Postby Old_Style » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:27 am

I started this a couple weeks ago, went 2/2, than forgot about it. So, I'll try to get back on the wagon and hopefully my memory doesn't fail me again.

As far as matchups go....
I like one of Prince Fielder, Corey Hart, or JJ Hardy against Josh Fogg.
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Re: Beat the Streak-Selecting a Player

Postby abrage22 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:37 am

does anyone know if anyone has EVER won this? :-?
btw, theres also a HR beat the streak. i don't know the details, or at least can't remember them. that game would be tough :-o
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Re: Beat the Streak-Selecting a Player

Postby DbacksRback » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:48 am

abrage22 wrote:does anyone know if anyone has EVER won this? :-?
btw, theres also a HR beat the streak. i don't know the details, or at least can't remember them. that game would be tough :-o


someone got to 48 this year and then ichiro didnt work out for him :-/
if i understand the rules right he is in line for 10,000$ if no one beats that
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Re: Beat the Streak-Selecting a Player

Postby ukrneal » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:07 am

I would think, theoretically, that the best thing to do would be to pick the best hitters and stick within a relatively small circle. There is in fact evidence that shows people on a hot streak of 3-7 games are just as likely to not continue that streak (revert to the mean). This means that you would want to choose the best hitters possible on a regular basis. This would mean picking guys with 1) high batting averages, 2) lots of hits, and 3) Lots of luck. You could adjust for matchups and such as needed. I think this would give you the best chance of winning, but to do so would require a fairly massive amount of luck too.
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Re: Beat the Streak-Selecting a Player

Postby curious_george_43545 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:00 pm

People that walk are bad, high average and low walks give you the best chance. Ichiro is always a good pick, for example. ;-D
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Re: Beat the Streak-Selecting a Player

Postby Old_Style » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:01 pm

You can't pick the same guy more than once, correct?
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Re: Beat the Streak-Selecting a Player

Postby abrage22 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:03 pm

No, u can pick one guy as much as u want ;-D
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Re: Beat the Streak-Selecting a Player

Postby curious_george_43545 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:12 pm

Real men pick Adam Dunn every time. B-)
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Re: Beat the Streak-Selecting a Player

Postby DbacksRback » Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:44 am

Pujols worked out, tommorow im lookin at Ichiro vs Meche (5-9 lifetime)

other matchups that look good:
Pujols vs herrera
Dlee vs correia

who looks good for tommorow to you?
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