• ATTENTION: Do you have a local card shop near you? If so, please help us out by adding their location into our new card shop tool.

April Hit Streak Contest

katester44

MVP
1,274
5.00 star(s)
Staff member
Back again for another year....Here we go..THE HIT STREAK CONTEST- April!

Basic rules- pick a player, if he gets a hit, you are good. If for whatever reason he doesn't get a hit that day, you will get a strike (to include a DNP or a rainout). This time around, we will go with three strikes and you are out, rather than one and done. And there will be no minimum number of games needed to be played to win. Once you have selected a player, you can not choose him again. Your pick must be made prior to the FIRST GAME of the day. Pretty basic stuff. You may use a player in a doubleheader, with both games counting as "that" day's game.

Nothing new in terms of rules from last year:
1 - once you get a third strike, you are eliminated rather than one and done.
2 - I am hosting a side contest for those interested. I am participating in the contest and anyone who would like to challenge me is welcome. If you are interested in the challenge, just note it with your first pick. If you beat me, you can pick any card off of my Blog Tradelist as a prize (GU's/Autos etc. not included). If I beat you, I get to pick any card off your Trade Page. Max Value of $5 card. The side contest is COMPLETELY VOLUNTARY.

**Please edit your initial post with your picks**
**Please include the players team name with your pick** CAN NOT EMPHASIZE THIS ONE ENOUGH!!!!

Bumping up the prizes again this year.

The winner of the contest will get to choose one card from the A list, one card from the B list, one card from the C list and one card from the D list (the prizes have not been updated, will do that in the next couple days):

A LIST:
HIROKI KURODA:10 TOPPS CHROME X-FRACTOR DODGERS
JOSE ABREAU 2015 PANINI PRIZM CHECKERBOARD REFRACTOR SN149
Stephen Strasburg 2015 PANINI PRIZM CHECKERBOARD REFRACTOR SN149
Yasiel Puig 2015 PANINI PRIZM CHECKERBOARD REFRACTOR SN149
Felix Hernandez 2015 PANINI PRIZM CHECKERBOARD REFRACTOR SN149
Yu Darvish 2015 PANINI PRIZM CHECKERBOARD REFRACTOR SN149
ROBINSON CANO:08 Topps Heritage Chrome SN1959 YANKEES

B LIST (AU):
DALLAS MCPHERSON:05 UPPER DECK ARTIFACTS AUTOFACTS SN599 ANGELS
Octavio Dotel: 00 Spx SN1500 ASTROS LOGO METS UNIFORM
Bubba Trammell:97 Donruss Signature Series TIGERS
DESMOND JENNINGS:07 JUST LIMITED SILVER SN68/100
2008 THREADS EMILIO BONIFACIO/1874 WASHINGTON
BUBBA CROSBY:99 Topps Traded DODGERS
Russ Branyan:99 SP Signature Edition INDIANS

C LIST (GU):
MIGUEL TEJADA - 03 FLEER SPLENDID SPLINTERS KNOTHOLE GANG
2006 Upper Deck UD Game Material Johan Santana TWINS
2006 Upper Deck UD Game Material Manny Ramirez Red Sox
Cliff Floyd: 02 Topps Pristine Pristine Portions SN1000 Marlins
ERIK BEDARD: 2001 BOWMAN DPP FUTURES GAME JERSEY
2014 DONRUSS GAME GEAR KENDRYS MORALES SEATTLE
2001 SP GAME BAT EDITION PIECE OF THE ACTION BAT CARD RAFAEL FURCAL

D LIST (GU):
DONTRELLE WILLIS:06 Bowman Heritage
Russel Branyan: 02 Upper Deck Ovation Diamond Futures
2001 BOWMAN LOCKER ROOM COLLECTION POKEY REESE REDS
FREDDY GARCIA:02 UD OVATION DIAMOND FUTURES MARINERS
PHIL NEVIN:02 UPPER DECK BALLPARK IDOLS PLAYERS CLUB PADRES
ROYCE CLAYTON:01 TOPPS TRADED BAT WHITE SOX
DELMON YOUNG:05 BOWMAN BDP FUTURE'S GAME JERSEY DEVIL RAYS

DH - Andrew McCutchen
April 3 - Mike Trout - **STRIKE 1**
April 4 - Bryce Harper - Nationals
April 5 - Paul Goldschmidt - Diamondbacks
April 6 - Jean Segura - Diamondbacks
April 7 - Adrian Beltre - Rangers **STRIKE 2**
April 8 - Dexter Fowler - Cubs
April 9 - Carlos Gonzalez - Rockies
April 10 - Jose Bautista - Blue Jays


Good luck - the contest officially starts on Opening Day.

And, as promised, I have decided to take the game up a notch for the participants. Since this is a hit streak contest, time to honor the two longest on record in MLB. Anyone who goes 45 games without missing will get a Pete Rose AU card and anyone who can go 57 games will get a Joe DiMaggio card (I probably can't afford an AU card, but will get you something nice). I will carry it month to month, longest streak last year was 22 games.

**update to the streak within the streak - I have decided to make it 45 games without striking out, rather than 45 straight correct picks, that will help with the DNP's and weather related misses. And it will be carryover - for the winner of the previous month only.

To address concerns from last year - I will try and keep tabs on when picks are posted, but this is really more about the honor system.

Please start your player list with either April XX or Game XX (depending on what day opening day is I will update prior to contest kickoff) - it will make it easier for me to track on a daily basis.

And as mentioned at the end of the August contest - going to try a new rule to help eliminate the dreaded DNP's. Please select a designated hitter prior to the first game to use for the entire month in the event that your player on a particular day ends up as a DNP or a weather casualty. Take note, it must be a DNP - if your player for the day shows up in the box score, the DH rule will not take affect. I hope this makes sense, please ask questions if it doesn't, and since it is the first time using it, please don't be upset if it doesn't work out perfectly - I think this helped out last year, so we will keep it in place as a permanent addition to the game.
 
Last edited:

chieftazmisty

MVP
1,924
5.00 star(s)
Andy
I am back again ready to rock and roll and also in the side bet also
will get my line up in soon
later
Tom

Ok here are my first 11 days

Dh will be Robinson Cano Mariners

April 3 Mike Trout Angles --- STRIKE ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
April 4 paul Goldschmidt Dbacks---STRIKE TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
April 5 Andrew McCutchen Pirates
April 6 Miguel Cabrera Tigers
April 7 Bryce Harper Nationals
April 8 Albert Pujols Angels
April 9 Starling Marte Pirates
April 10 Kinsler Tigers
April 11 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals
April 12 Kris Bryant Cubs
April 13 Anthony Rizzo Cubs


Let the games begin
 
Last edited:

mm1sub

HOF
2,778
5.00 star(s)
Staff member
Count me in again. Although I did not win one time last year.

DH: Mike Trout Angels

April 3rd: Andrew McCuthcen Pittsburgh Strike 1
April 4th: Jose Altuve Houston Strike 2
April 5th: Miguel Cabrera Detroit
April 6th: Paul Goldschmidt Arizona
April 7th: Jose Abreau Chicago
April 8th: Adam Jones Baltimore
April 9th: Giancarlo Stanton Miami
April 10th: Joey Votto Cincinnati
 
Last edited:

greatdadx2

HOF
2,539
5.00 star(s)
DH: Kole Calhoun
April 3rd: Josh Harrison (Pirates) K
April 4th: Buster Posey (Giants) HIT
April 5th: Adrian Gonzalez (Dodgers) HIT
April 6th: Dee Gordon (Marlins) HIT
April 7th: Scott Schebler (Reds) HIT
April 8th: Denard Span (Giants) K
April 9th: Andrew McCutchen (Pirates) HIT
April 10th: Robinson Cano (Mariners)
 
Last edited:

Tennelson55

Rookie
37
5.00 star(s)
time to break my old streak and contest record hit streak of correctly guessing people who get a hit!

this has been fun for the past few years :)

dh - mike trout

3rd - josh Donaldson - H
4th - buster posey - H
5th - evan longoria - K
6th - Dee Gordon - H
7th - Carlos Correa -
8th - albert pujols -
9th - Edwin Encarnacion -
10th - Andrew McCutchen
 
Last edited:

anglinomics

All-Star
719
5.00 star(s)
Thanks for the contest Andy. I'm in.

DH Miguel Cabrera Tigers

April 03 Mike Trout Angels STRIKE 1
April 04 Eric Hosmer Royals Strike 2
April 05 Christian Yelich Marlins HIT
April 6 Cory Seager Dodgers HIT
April 7 Joe Mauer Twins HIT
April 8 Adrian Gonzalez Dodgers

I thought I was current with my picks, but since I'm a day short, I missed a day somewhere. Sorry, I'll have to forfeit.
 
Last edited:

katester44

MVP
1,274
5.00 star(s)
Staff member
Prizes have been updated. All that remains now is for opening day to get here...and since they are forecasting snow here again this weekend...baseball can't get here soon enough!
 

Benski3

All-Star
679
5.00 star(s)
I'm in again. Fun Time.

Thanx Benny

DH-B.Harper (Wash)

4/3-S.Marte (Pirates)-K
4/4-C.J.Cron (Angels)-H
4/5-J.Abreu (White Sox)-H
4/6-P.Goldschmidt (D'Backs)-K
4/7-D.Murphy (Nationals)-H
4/8-D. LeMahieu (Rockies)-H
4/9-J.Segura (D'Backs)-K
_______________________________

5/1-
 
Last edited:

mrknicks

All-Star
565
5.00 star(s)
Count me in as well

DH - Jose Abreu

Apr 3 - Andrew McCutchen (Pirates) Strike 1
Apr 4 - Jean Segura (Diamondbacks) (2-5)
Apr 5 - Kris Bryant (Cubs) Strike 2
Apr 6 - Bryce Harper (Nationals) (1-4)
Apr 7 - Adam Eaton (CWS) (2-5)
Apr 8 - Carlos Gonzalez (Rockies) (1-4)
Apr 9 - Joey Rickard (Orioles) (Abreu 2-2)
Apr 10 - DJ LeMahieu (Rockies) (1-4)
Apr 11 - Cesar Hernandez (Phillies)
 
Last edited:

topaz77

All-Star
943
5.00 star(s)
I'm in. (Now just need to figure out who's on what team, there was some movement over the winter.)

DH – Prince Fielder (Rangers)
April 3 – Lorenzo Cain (Royals) HIT
April 4- Albert Pujols (Angels) STRIKE
April 5- Troy Tulowitzki (Blue Jays) HIT
April 6 – Paul Goldschmidt (D’Backs) STRIKE
April 7 – Anthony Rizzo (Cubs) HIT
April 8 - Kris Bryant (Cubs) STRIKE & OUT
April 9 - Bryce Harper (Nats)
April 10 - Manny Machado (O's)
April 11 -
 
Last edited:

Jaybo374

Veteran
447
5.00 star(s)
Count me in for the side bet as well!!!!!

DH - Mike Trout

4/3 Longoria TB HIT
4/4 Phillips CIN STRIKE 1
4/5 Panik SF HIT
4/6 LeMahieu COL HIT
4/7 Machado BAL HIT
4/8 Bautista TOR STRIKE 2
4/9 Revere WAS DNP Trout HIT
4/10 Vogt OAK STRIKE 3
4/11 Freeman ATL
4/12 Cano SEA
4/13 J. Abreau CHW
 
Last edited:

David K.

Legend
11,259
5.00 star(s)
DH Buster Posey SF Giants!
  • April 3, Albert Pujols Angels
  • April 4. Yaseil Puig Dodgers Hit!
  • April 5. Mike Duffy giants
  • April 6. Joe Mauer Twins
  • April 7. Mike Trout angels
 
Last edited:

katester44

MVP
1,274
5.00 star(s)
Staff member
Countdown is on to Opening Day - contest is open to anyone and everyone. The more people that participate the more fun it is! Prizes listed in the initial post.
 

chieftazmisty

MVP
1,924
5.00 star(s)
Come on everyone get in on the fun it is a load of fun and see how good you are at picking which player can get a hit for you
so just sign up and get a nhit
 
Top