MLB
Candy Weekly Wrap Up 6/13
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6:14 pm
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6/17/2022

Highlights:

  • Inside the Candy Factory 
  • Marketplace Highlights 
  • MLB Watchlists

June 17th MLB Fun Fact: On June 17, 1871 Former Civil War General Abner Doubleday, who at the time was a Colonel in command, realized he had some extra room in his war budget. Knowing exactly what he wanted to do with it, Doubleday sent a request to General E.D. Townsend. The request included “baseball implements for the amusement of the men and a Magic Lantern for the same purpose. The fund is ample and I think these expenditures would add to the happiness of the men.”

Division Standings

🚨New leaders alert!! **see NL Central and West

AL East: Yankees (47-16)

AL Central: Twins (37-28)

AL West: Astros (29-24) 

NL East: Mets (42-23)

NL Central: Cardinals (37-28)

NL West: Padres (41-24)

Inside the Candy Factory 🍭

👨‍👧‍👦To all of our fathers, grandfathers, and stepfathers, by blood or by bonds and especially those who have moved on to the big ballpark in the sky – Happy (early) Father’s Day. 💙

If you are still scrambling for the perfect Father’s Day gift, Candy’s got you covered! Join our Father’s Day Sweepstakes for a chance to win you and your father tickets to an MLB game of your choice and a $25 Fanatics gift card! All you need to do is head to our primary marketplace, pick up a Leadoff Series pack and you’ll automatically be entered! More terms and conditions can be found here

ICYMI: 

The 6th and final drop of the 2022 Leadoff Series was released on Tuesday! All 630 players are now out on the market for you to pick up and build a collection that is “Too Cold” (thanks Buxton). The ~full list of Leadoff Series Legendaries can now be found below!

Over half of the 1:1s remain in the packs along with 4 of the ultra-rare Candy World Series tokens! Their utility is still a mystery but it’s worth the wait and rarity. 

🔶Lineup 6 Legendaries (italicized have been pulled!):🔶

  • Carlos Correa **most recent
  • Austin Meadows
  • Fernando Tatís Jr. 
  • Robbie Ray 
  • Corey Seager 
  • Ozzie Albies 
  • Trevor Story 
  • Corbin Burnes 
  • Javier Báez 
  • Jesse Winker 
  • Marcus Semien 
  • Matt Chapman 
  • Aroldis Chapman 
  • Jacob deGrom 
  • Kris Byrant

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

  • Bo Bichette 
  • Carlos Rodón 
  • Kenley Jansen **most recent
  • Luis Castillo 
  • José Ramírez
  • Frankie Montas 
  • Yordan Alvarez 
  • Juan Soto 
  • Matt Olson 
  • 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 
  • 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 💸

Something must be flowing through the back works of the marketplace 👀. In the past week, 43 of the 2021 All-Star ICON Packs have been purchased for an average price of $460 and 9 of the 2021 Uncut Diamond Packs were also picked up….maybe someone is looking for those left out Legendaries. 

  • Rafeal Devers 2021 All-Star ICON Epic #3 - $2,199
  • Manny Machado 2021 All-Star ICON Epic #12 - $1,000
  • Xander Boegarts Leadoff ICON Epic #1 Serial - $999
  • Albert Pujols Leadoff ICON Epic #250 Serial - $799
  • Mike Trout 2021 All-Star Rare #7 Serial - $700
  • Buster Posey 2021 All-Star ICON Epic #11 Serial - $750
  • Jeff McNeil Leadoff ICON Rare #1 Serial - $500
  • Kevin Gausman 2021 All-Star ICON Epic #1 Serial - $500
  • Adley Rutschman 2021 Uncut Diamond Epic #27 - $500
  • Justin Turner 2021 All-Star ICON Epic #30 Serial - $499
  • Mike Trout Leadoff ICON Epic #16 Serial - $454.54
  • Kyle Gibson 2021 All-Star ICON Epic #1 Serial - $450
  • Luis Arraez Leadoff ICON Epic #250 Serial - $450

Looks Inside the League

Play of the Day:

  • 6/10: Byron Buxton 2 HR Night on His Own Night  💅

Byron Buxton doing Byron Buxton things on Byron Buxton Night. (Discloser: I’m going to make this whole thing an alliteration). Back in the Twin Cities, Buxton barrelled two baseballs way in the outfield breaking two of Rasmussen’s sliders. Sunday was Byron Buxton NFT Collectible Night for our all Candy Fam - if you went you got the free digital collectible commemorative ticket! I’m sure Bux isn’t much of a boaster but I’d give him a pass for this baller performance. 

  • 6/11: Jared Walsh Becomes 8th Player in Angels History to Hit for Cycle 
  • 6/12: Matt Carpenter 2 HR Night - Record Breaking 🥵

Another game, another record broken. On Sunday, Matt Carpenter had a stellar game bringing in two home runs, adding to the 9 he already had since he put on the pinstripes. Carp spent 11 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals before heading to the Bronx to join the hottest team in the league. He proved his spot quickly by breaking the Yankees record for most home runs in their first 10 games. 

  • 6/13: Michael Harris II Knocks Out His First HR
  • 6/14: Paul Goldschmidt Knocks Out 3 HR and 8 RBI in Double Header 💰 

Goldy, Goldy, Goldy…GONE! Paul Goldschmidt and the Cardinals put on quite the show Tuesday in their double header against the Pirates. Goldy alone had 3 home runs and 8 RBI in the two games. Teammate Miles Mikolas was one out away from a no-hitter in game 2. 

  • 6/15: Luis Garcia and Phil Maton Throw Immaculate Innings 
  • 6/16: Anthony Rizzo Walk-Off HR

Full List of 2022 POTDs

Congrats on the major league debuts of the week! 🎉

  • Cannon Smith-Njigba - Pittsburgh Pirates 

Weekend Series Matchups:

Marlins @ Mets 

Phillies @ Nationals 

Braves @ Cubs 

Rays @ Orioles 

Brewers @ Reds 

Giants @ Pirates 

Yankees @ Blue Jays 

Cardinals @ Red Sox 

Rangers @ Tigers 

White Sox @ Astros 

Padres @ Rockies 

Royals @ Athletics 

Twins @ Diamondbacks 

Guardians @ Dodgers 

Angels @ Mariners