MLB
Candy Weekly Wrap Up 5/30
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5:38 pm
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6/3/2022

Highlights:

  • Inside the Candy Factory 
  • Marketplace Highlights 
  • MLB Watchlists

June 3rd MLB Fun Fact: Picture today, but way back in 1932 in honorable memory of Lou Gehrig (completely unplanned - yesterday was Lou Gehrig Day!). On June 3, 1932, the Yankees played the Athletics and two records were broken, with one still standing to this day. Lou Gehrig became the first player to hit four consecutive home runs in a game, and just missed a fifth. But, on top of that, Gehrig’s teammate, Tony Lazzeri, hit for cycle. That game became quite the slugfest, with an ending score of 20-13, and the still-standing record for extra bases in a game is 41.

Division Standings 

The standings remain the same as they did last week but I have little confidence that they’ll remain like this for long. I mean, we still haven’t reached the All-Star Game, meaning we’re not even halfway through the season. 

Call ups and trades will happen—and unfortunately injuries, too—so who knows what will happen by the time September/October rolls around! What I can tell you is that it still feels like a competition between the Yankees and Dodgers to take home the Commissioner's trophy.

AL East → Yankees (36-15)

AL Central → Twins (30-23)

AL West → Astros (33-18)

NL East → Mets (35-18)

NL Central → Brewers (33-20)

NL West → Dodgers (34-17)

Inside the Candy Factory 🍭

More commemorative season tickets are coming! The Minnesota Twins announced their first digital collectible ticket will commemorate Byron Buxton Night. The game is held at Target Field on June 10 against the Tampa Bay Rays. Join them to redeem your free commemorative ticket! 🎟

ICYMI: This past Tuesday, Leadoff Series Lineup 5 went live! Fear not - if you haven’t seen your favorite players yet there’s only one more Lineup to go. Lineup 6 goes public on June 14. And don’t forget the TITAN Challenge! 

Don’t lose faith in your lucky stars, either! Four ultra-rare Candy World Series tokens might have been pulled BUT there’s still four out there somewhere. Their utility is still a mystery but I’d bet it's pretty neat. 

🔶Lineup 5 Legendaries (italicized have been pulled!):🔶

  • Bo Bichette **Most Recent
  • Carlos Rodón **Most Recent
  • Luis Castillo 
  • José Ramírez
  • Frankie Montas 
  • Yordan Alvarez 
  • Juan Soto 
  • Matt Olson 
  • Kenley Jansen 
  • Eloy Jiménez
  • Clayton Kershaw 
  • Starling Marte 
  • Gerrit Cole 
  • Kevin Gausman 
  • Nick Castellanos 
  • Freddie Freeman 

🔶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
  • Sandy Alcantara **Most Recent
  • Bryce Harper 
  • Giancarlo Stanton
  • Shane Bieber
  • Anthony Rendon
  • Mike Trout
  • Wander Franco
  • Randy Arozarena
  • George Springer
  • Justin Turner
  • Pete Alonso
  • Paul Goldschmidt
  • Joe Musgrove
  • Ketel Marte
  • Lucas Giolito

💸Marketplace Movement 💸

  • Juan Soto All-Star ICON Epic - $2,475
  • Hunter Greene Leadoff ICON Epic - $600
  • 2021 MLB Uncut Diamonds Chaser - $440 
  • Mike Trout Leadoff ICON Epic - $475
  • Fernando Tatis All-Star ICON Rare - $425

Looks Inside the League

Play of the Day:

  • 5/27: Pete Alonso Collects 400th Career HR 
  • 5/28: Nolan Gorman First Career HR, Matthew Liberatore First Career Win 👬

It only makes sense for Gorman and Liberatore to accomplish career firsts together, right? Teammates since childhood, went back to back in the 2018 draft, and called up together last week. Gorman made his debut at second on Friday, Liberatore debuted on the bump Saturday. Liberatore was great, with 6 Ks and no allowed runs through 5, all while Gorman sent a bomb to right center for his first ever big league homer at the bottom of the first. 

  • 5/29: Trent Grisham Walk-Off HR 
  • 5/30: Eli White Robbing HR 🙅

Exactly like the GEICO commercial with Dikembe Mutombo! “No, no, no. Not in my house.” (probably Eli White). Right off the bat, in the top of the first, White defied gravity— and most other human capability—robbing a home run. Props to Ji-Man Choi though, he sent that ball way back there - and even walked back to the dugout smiling after that one. 

  • 5/31: Albert Pujols Walks It Off in Extra Innings 
  • 6/1: Brendan Rogers 3 HR Game ~Including Walk-Off 🚶

A 2015 top 5 draft pick, Brendan Rogers brought showers on Coors Field last night. In a double header against the Marlins, the Rockies came away with a walk-off win in the second game after a 14-1 loss in the first. Before last night, Rogers had 17 home runs in his four seasons in the league - last night he tacked on 3 in just the second game. With dingers in the 2nd, 5th, and 10th innings, Rogers gave the Rockies a much needed victory. 

  • 6/2: Aaron Judge Hits a Bomb Off Ohtani 

Full List of 2022 POTDs

Congrats on the major league debuts of the week! 🎉

  • Josh Smith - Texas Rangers 

Weekend Series Matchups:

Giants @ Marlins 

Cardinals @ Cubs 

Nationals @@ Reds 

Guardians @ Orioles 

Diamondbacks @ Pirates 

Angels @ Phillies 

Tigers @ Yankees 

Twins @ Blue Jays 

White Sox @ Rays 

Mariners @ Rangers 

Astros @ Royals 

Padres @ Brewers 

Braves @ Rockies 

Red Sox @ Athletics 

Mets @ Dodgers