Play Beat the Streak now -- and lock in these 4

June 29th, 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 at the action from yesterday and today:


Longest active streak: 32 (Fresh44)

Longest season streak: 45 (kiyoshilotus26)

Longest streak all-time: 51

Most popular picks (yesterday)
1. Trea Turner, Dodgers (37.3)*
2. Freddie Freeman, Dodgers (11.0%)*
3. Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals (7.3%)*
4. Chris Taylor, Dodgers (2.6%)
5. Tim Anderson, White Sox (2.5%)*
* - Recorded a hit

Most popular picks (this season)
1. Trea Turner, Dodgers (8.7%)
2. Freddie Freeman, Dodgers (6.6%)
3. J.D. Martinez, Red Sox (5.8%)
4. Manny Machado, Padres (4.2%)
5. Michael Brantley, Astros (3.6%)


Freddie Freeman, Dodgers (at Rockies)
Freeman enters Los Angeles' series finale in Colorado batting .310 in June, and he's batting .308 vs. right-handed pitchers this season. Rockies starter Germán Márquez has been getting crushed at Coors all year, with a 6.70 ERA and 60 hits allowed in 44 1/3 innings over eight starts. Opponents are batting .317 against Márquez at Coors.

Juan Soto, Nationals (vs. Pirates)
Though Soto's slow start continues, his quality of contact numbers remain strong (his .413 expected wOBA ranks in the 95th percentile of MLB), he has 10 homers and a .908 OPS vs. right-handed pitchers, and Pirates righty Mitch Keller has 67 hits allowed to 55 strikeouts in 66 innings this season (Soto also notched two hits off Keller in their first meeting this year).

Corey Seager / Kole Calhoun, Rangers (at Royals)
For whatever reason, Seager and Calhoun just seem to own Zack Greinke. Seager is a .421 hitter vs. Greinke in 25 plate appearances (8-for-19) with three home runs and two doubles. Calhoun is a .545 hitter vs. Greinke in 23 plate appearances (12-for-22) with two homers and a double.


Cardinals (vs. Marlins -- Sandy Alcantara)
Alcantara is pitching deep into games and stifling opposing offenses -- he leads the Majors with 106 1/3 innings pitched and has a 1.95 ERA and 0.950 WHIP. He's gone at least seven innings in nine straight starts with a .169 batting average allowed over that span.

White Sox (at Angels -- Shohei Ohtani)
Ohtani has a 0.43 ERA, .129 batting average allowed and 25 strikeouts in 21 innings over his past three starts. Pitching at home this season, he has a 2.45 ERA, .177 batting average allowed and 47 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings.



C.J. Cron (Rockies): 6-for-14 (.429), 2 HR, 2 2B vs. Julio Urías

Bo Bichette (Blue Jays): 8-for-19 (.421), 2 HR, 2 2B vs. Nick Pivetta

Francisco Lindor (Mets): 10-for-32 (.313), HR, 3B, 2B vs. Justin Verlander


José Ramírez (Guardians): 2-for-11 (.182) vs. Dylan Bundy

Teoscar Hernández (Blue Jays): 1-for-15 (.067), 5 K vs. Nick Pivetta

Paul Goldschmidt (Cardinals): 2-for-12 (.167), 4 K vs. Sandy Alcantara