MLB
Candy Weekly Wrap Up 5/23
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4:21 pm
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5/27/2022

Highlights:

  • Inside the Candy Factory 
  • Marketplace Highlights 
  • MLB Watchlists

May 27th MLB Fun Fact:  On this day back in 1968, two (kind of one now) franchises were introduced to Major League Baseball: The Montreal Expos (whose run north of the border lasted until 2004) and the San Diego Padres. Before they were officially awarded spots in the National League, they underwent a 10-hour meeting with all other club owners. 

Division Standings 

NL East → Yankees (32-13)

NL Central → Twins (27-18)

NL West → Astros (29-16)

AL East → Mets (29-17)

AL Central → Brewers (29-16)

AL West → Dodgers (30-14)

Drum roll please - this is new information (not): The New York Yankees are the favorites to win it all and the Los Angeles Dodgers are right behind them. 

Inside the Candy Factory 🍭

🎟 More tickets for ya! 🎟 MLB 2022 Season Tickets are hereeee. All of our big baseball fans who own season tickets will be offered a 2022 Season Ticket Collectible to showcase their fandom! 

Eight MLB clubs are offering the NFT tickets to match the season ticket holders' initial purchase. The faithful fans who show up to every game despite rain, sun, or snow will have these Season Ticket Collectibles minted individually and tradeable on the marketplace.

On top of that (!!), the owners of these tickets will also be able to add all Play of the Days featuring their team free of charge. We are so excited to offer these dynamic and engaging collectibles to the sport and fans who want to commemorate and remember their favorite teams. 

Participating Teams:

  • Kansas City Royals 
  • Miami Marlins 
  • Minnesota Twins 
  • New York Mets 
  • Oakland Athletics 
  • Pittsburgh Pirates 
  • Texas Rangers 
  • Toronto Blue Jays 

Leadoff Series, Lineup 5 drops on Tuesday! The rosters per Lineup remain as stacked as ever with beasts like Juan Soto, José Ramírez, and Freddie Freeman. There’s a chance to pull NL Rookie of the Year contender Hunter Greene or maybe your pitching preferences lie with Albert Pujols 🤷‍♀️. Both are hiding in Lineup 5 packs.

ICYMI: Leadoff Series, Lineup 4 dropped last Tuesday, and the first Legendary was pulled almost immediately. The number two for early AL Rookie of the Year frontrunners has entered the chat. Julio Rodriguez has an epic ceiling in Lineup 4 and his already big name might get a lot bigger at the end of this season. Grab a pack and maybe you’ll get lucky. 

🔶Lineup 4 Legendaries (italicized have been pulled!):🔶

  • Trent Grisham 
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. 
  • Cedric Mullins 
  • Rafael Devers 
  • Tim Anderson 
  • Lance Lynn 
  • Lance McCullers Jr. 
  • Freddy Peralta 
  • Brandon Woodruff 
  • Bryan Reynolds 
  • Brandon Lowe 
  • Teoscar Hernández
  • Adolis García 
  • Mookie Betts
  • Josh Hader 
  • Zach Wheeler 

🔶Lineup 3 Legendaries (italicized have been pulled!):🔶

  • Aaron Judge 
  • J.D. Martinez 
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • Nolan Arenado 
  • Salvador Perez 
  • Walker Buehler 
  • Chris Taylor 
  • Manny Machado 
  • Cody Bellinger 
  • José Berríos
  • Liam Hendriks 
  • José Abreu
  • J.T. Realmuto 
  • Mitch Haniger 
  • Charlie Morton 
  • Luis Robert 

🔶Lineup 2 Legendaries (italicized have been pulled!):🔶

  • Max Scherzer 
  • Max Fried 
  • Trea Turner 
  • Shohei Ohtani 
  • Max Muncy 
  • Tyler O’Neill 
  • Jose Altuve 
  • Aaron Nola 
  • Whit Merrifield 
  • Xander Bogaerts 
  • Kyle Hendricks 
  • Jared Walsh 

🔶Lineup 1 Legendaries (italicized have been pulled!):🔶

  • Byron Buxton
  • Kyle Tucker 
  • Julio Urías 
  • Chris Sale 
  • Christian Yelich 
  • Jack Flaherty 
  • Francisco Lindor 
  • Jonathan India
  • Austin Riley
  • Alex Bregman
  • Bryce Harper 
  • Giancarlo Stanton
  • Shane Bieber
  • Anthony Rendon
  • Mike Trout
  • Wander Franco
  • Randy Arozarena
  • George Springer
  • Justin Turner
  • Pete Alonso
  • Paul Goldschmidt
  • Joe Musgrove
  • Sandy Alcantara
  • Ketel Marte
  • Lucas Giolito

💸Marketplace Movement 💸

Tickets here! Get your tickets! The Chicago Cubs Fergie Jenkins tickets are movinggg on our marketplace! These were the first Commemorative Tickets rolled out this season. The highest sold tickets are:

  • $250.31
  • $240.00
  • $225.00

Other big marketplace sales this week are:

  • 2021 Uncut Diamonds ICON Pack - $300.00
  • Aaron Judge Leadoff Series Epic - $500.00
  • Yankee Stadium Steel Edition - 0.2569 ETH (504.64 USD)
  • Oriole Park Steel Edition - 0.1 ETH (196.43 USD)
  • Oracle Park Steel Edition - 0.095 ETH (186.61 USD)
  • Oriole Park Steel Edition - 0.088 ETH (172.86 USD)
  • Guaranteed Rate Field Steel Edition - 0.085 ETH (166.97 USD)

Looks Inside the League

Play of the Day:

  • 5/20: Nolan Gorman First Career Hit 
  • 5/21: Adley Rutschman Triples for First Career Hit 🤝

Adley Rutschman getting the call up is bringing a kind of life and excitement into Camden Yards that hasn’t been there in a couple of years. MLB’s number one prospect came up ready to go sending the ball deep into right field at his third AB on Sunday. 

  • 5/22: Franchy Cordero’s Walk-Off Grand Slam 
  • 5/23: Goldy Walk-Off Grand Slam 🥇

Two walk-off grand slams in back to back nights? Whew. Monday was Goldy’s 7th career grand slam too; a Candy Legendary proving his spot in that Top 100. Riding on the Hall of Fame Highway, Goldschmidt ranks in the Top 5 for position players in games, home runs, RBI, total bases and WAR since the 2012 season. 

  • 5/24: Joc Pederson’s 3 HR Night 
  • 5/25: Joey Votto Legs Out and RBI Triple 
  • 5/26: Miggy Brings in the Walk-Off Win 🫡

20 years in the league? No problem! Miguel Cabrera is batting .300 this season and just brought in his 14th career walk-off putting the Tigers over the Royals at the bottom of the ninth. Not shocking after he surpassed 3000th hits earlier this season. There’s no surprises from this man, unless you didn’t expect him to shimmy so well. 

Full List of 2022 POTDs

Congrats on the major league debuts of the week! 🎉

  • Adley Rutschman - Baltimore Orioles 
  • Cal Mitchell - Pittsburgh Pirates 
  • Graham Ashcraft - Cincinnati Reds 
  • Ivan Herrera - St. Louis Cardinals 

Weekend Series Matchups:

Giants @ Reds 

Rockies @ Nationals 

Orioles @ Red Sox 

Guardians @ Tigers 

Phillies @ Mets 

Yankees @ Rays 

Marlins @ Braves 

Royals @ Twins 

Brewers @ Cardinals 

Blue Jays @ Angels 

Dodgers @ Diamondbacks 

Pirates @ Padres 

Astros @ Mariners 

Rangers @ Athletics