MLB
Candy Weekly Wrap Up 6/6
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1:58 pm
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6/15/2022

Highlights:

  • Inside the Candy Factory 
  • Marketplace Highlights 
  • MLB Watchlists

June 10th MLB Fun Fact: Whether you like Boston fans or not, you can’t deny the love they have for their teams. On June 10th, 2012 the Red Sox passed the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers for the most consecutive sellouts for a North American pro sports franchise. Fenway had its 745th straight capacity crowd that night. The streak averaged a paid attendance of 36,544 fans and started on May 15, 2003; just one year after the team got new ownership. 

Division Standings

NL East → Mets (38-21)

NL Central → Brewers (33-26)

NL West → Dodgers (37-20)

AL East → Yankees (41-16)

AL Central → Twins (33-26)

AL West → Astros (36-21)

Do you need me to say it? The unstoppable Yankees are leading in power rankings for the fourth week in a row. 

Inside the Candy Factory 🍭

Last round of packs is dropping Tuesday! The sixth and final Lineup of the 2022 Leadoff Series goes live on Tuesday and I promise you, you don’t want to miss out on these players. This group of 90 is deep all the way through and we saved some of the best for last. Be ready at noon ET on Friday to grab your packs (10am ET for those with early access!) 

🔥 Incoming: Meet the Titans! Yesterday, Candy announced Titan Trivia to jump start our Titan Rarity Burning Challenge. Starting Monday, June 13th at 1pm ET, Candy is kicking off the trivia – unveiling all 100 players with an Epic. 

Baseball fans can test their knowledge by filling out a trivia form where ~three players will be revealed to have a Titan ICON. The first five users to submit all correct answers each day will receive a $25 Fanatics gift card!

Every weekday (excluding holidays) at 1pm ET the trivia form can be found in a new Discord channel named “🔥│titan-trivia” created by our amazing community team. You can also find this form located through a banner on mlb.candy.com each day new trivia drops. 

Limited to U.S. And Canadian (excluding Quebec) residents age 18+ Challenges are expected to begin starting on July 18th. As a reminder, all 100 players with a Legendary ICON in the 2022 MLB Leadoff Series will have a Titan ICON.

ICYMI: 

This past week the Baltimore Orioles announced their special Commemorative Ticket to honor rookie Adley Rutschman and his big debut! Unfortunately the game was scheduled to happen this past week, but was delayed due to rain. Now you get an extra-extra head start! The new date is Thursday, August 18. All fans who attend the game are eligible to be airdropped (for ~free) the digital collectible ticket for Rutschman and the Orioles! 

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

  • Bo Bichette 
  • Carlos Rodón 
  • 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 
  • 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 💸

  • Shohei Ohtani 2021 All-Star ICON Epic #9 Serial - $3,685
  • Shohei Ohtani Leadoff ICON Epic #1 Serial - $3,158
  • Play of the Day 6/2: Judge Takes Ohtani Deep #99 Serial - $1,799
  • MLB All-Star ICON Chaser 54/97 - $969
  • MLB All-Star ICON Chaser 77/97 - $900
  • 2021 All-Star ICON Pack - $449.99 

Looks Inside the League

Play of the Day:

  • 6/3: Bryce Harper 2 HR Night 
  • 6/4: Juan Soto 12th Career Multi-HR Game 
  • 6/5: Bryson Stott Walk-Off 🍾

Bryson Stott finally got his big league moment. The Phillies rookie was recently called back up after having to do a second stint in the minors. Whatever he had while he was down there, I’ll take two. In the past 7 games, Stott had three home runs - one being this two-run homer in the bottom of the 9th to give the Phillies the W on Sunday night locking in a series win against the Angels. 

  • 6/6: Eduardo Escobar Hits for the Cycle 
  • 6/7: Marcus Semien 3 HR and 7 Hit Game 
  • 6/8: Alek Thomas Robs HR 🥷

Shout out to the Diamondbacks for getting on the Play of the Day board! Joey Votto went deep on Wednesday night just to get robbed by Alek Thomas. The rookie has been making a splash in his first big league season with 5 home runs and 10 RBI in just the last month of games. Thomas’s catch over the fence near the bullpen in center field is well deserved of this PotD. 

  • 6/9: Shohei Ohtani Killer Pitching Performance and 2-Run HR ☠️

On Thursday night at Angel Stadium, Shoehi did what everyone came to watch him do. In 7 innings he only allowed one earned run and had 6 strikeouts, only to follow up and stunt on offense with a 2-run home run in the 5th. This was Ohtani’s second Play of the Day this season dedicated to both a pitching and hitting performance. 

Full List of 2022 POTDs

Congrats on the major league debuts of the week! 🎉

  • Jared Koenig - Oakland Athletics 
  • Caleb Killian - Chicago Cubs 
  • Gabriel Moreno - Toronto Blue Jays 
  • Steele Walker - Texas Rangers 

Weekend Series Matchups:

Marlins @ Astros 

Diamondbacks @ Phillies 

Cubs @ Yankees 

Brewers @ Nationals 

Athletics @ Guardians 

Blue Jays @ Tigers 

Pirates @ Braves 

Orioles @ Royals 

Rays @ Twins 

Rangers @ White Sox 

Reds @ Cardinals 

Mets @ Angels 

Rockies @ Padres 

Red Sox @ Mariners 

Dodgers @ Giants