Play Beat the Streak now -- and seek out these rookies

August 24th, 2022

Beat the Streak is back for the 2022 season -- and the $5.6 million prize is still up for grabs.

The idea is simple -- pick one player (or two) every day who you think will get a hit. The objective -- surpass Joe DiMaggio's record-long 56-game hitting streak -- is a bit more challenging.

But we are here to help with that. We'll provide BTS leaderboard updates and daily insights on favorable matchups in this space, as well as every weekday on the new “Beat the Streak Daily: Inside the Hits” podcast.

Let's take a closer look at the action from yesterday and today:


Longest active streak: 32 (scottmeyersla)

Longest season streak: 45 (kiyoshilotus26)

Longest streak all-time: 51

Most popular picks (yesterday)
1. Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals (13.8%)*
2. José Iglesias, Rockies (9.8%)
3. Corey Seager, Rangers (7.8%)*
4. Manny Machado, Padres (7.38%)
5. Nathaniel Lowe, Rangers (7.36%)*
* - Recorded a hit

Most popular picks (this season)
1. Trea Turner, Dodgers (9.9%)
2. Freddie Freeman, Dodgers (6.4%)
3. Manny Machado, Padres (4.7%)
4. J.D. Martinez, Red Sox (4.6%)
5. Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals (4.1%)


Vaughn Grissom, Braves (at Pirates)
Grissom has just 50 at-bats in his big league career, but all he's done since debuting on Aug. 10 is hit. Grissom is hitting .420 since his debut, which is tied for second in MLB in that span. With Mitch Keller on the mound for the Pirates, it should be another opportunity for Grissom to build on that hot start, as opposing batters are hitting .305 off Keller since June 29.

Julio Rodríguez, Mariners (vs. Nationals)
The Nationals have had one of the worst pitching staffs over the past 30 games, with their combined -0.3 fWAR being the lowest in MLB since July 17. Rodríguez has stayed in form despite an injury following the All-Star break, so expect him to see a lot of pitches to hit in this matchup.


Royals (vs. D-backs -- Zac Gallen)
Gallen has sneakily been one of the best pitchers at limiting baserunners this season, as his 0.96 WHIP is tied for the fourth-best in MLB and his .195 average against ranks fifth. That WHIP is better than Sandy Alcantara's and the BAA is seven points higher than Justin Verlander's, arguably the two Cy Young frontrunners. The Royals lost Vinnie Pasquantino, who had been their best hitter in the month of August, to injury this week, so Gallen should have little issue navigating the Kansas City lineup.



C.J. Cron (Rockies): 7-for-22 (.318), 3 XBH (1 HR) vs. Martín Pérez

J.D. Martinez (Red Sox): 8-for-23 (.348), 3 2B vs. José Berríos

Cedric Mullins (Orioles): 6-for-10 (.600) vs. Lucas Giolito


Alex Bregman (Astros): 2-for-16 (.125), 3 K vs. Dylan Bundy

Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox): 4-for-23 (.174), 7 K vs. José Berríos