Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Speed Demons

Jun 23, 2009

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Just because you’ve slipped behind in the Stolen Base category doesn’t mean you can’t catch up.  Here are some reasonably available SB threats.

Brett Gardner, OF, New York Yankees - If you need SBs, Brett is your guy provided he gets some At Bats.  Last week, he didn’t even need many of those as he swiped 4 bases in just 7 ABs.  He hit .429 with a Run and 2 RBIs.  On the year he has 15 SBs, a .284 average, 27 Runs, 2 HRs, and 14 RBIs.  He’s owned in 7% of Yahoo!, 7.1% of ESPN, and 12% of CBS leagues.  Until he gets steady ABs though, he’s probably only useful in AL-only or 5 OF leagues.

Chris Dickerson, OF, Cincinnati Reds - Here’s another guy who got it done in just a few ABs.  He had 3 SBs while hitting .778 (7 for 9) with 2 Runs.  On the year he’s hitting .271 with 5 SBs, 16 Runs, 2 HRs, and 9 RBIs.  He’s owned in 2% of Yahoo!, 1.7% of ESPN, and 6% of CBS leagues.

Nyjer Morgan, OF, Pittsburgh -Nyjer is struggling at the plate, hitting .238 (5 for 21) last week, but he did manage 2 SBs, 3 Runs, a HR, and 3 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .263 with 17 SBs, 37 Runs, 1 HR, and 25 RBIs.  He’s owned in 46% of Yahoo!, 38.2% of ESPN, and %42 of CBS leagues.

Elvis Andrus, SS, Texas Rangers - Elvis swiped a pair of bases last week while hitting .333 (4 for 12) with 2 Runs.  On the year he hitting .266 with 11 SBs, 28 Runs, 3 HRs, and 12 RBIs.  He’s owned in 32% of Yahoo!, 58.6% of ESPN, and 44% of CBS leagues.

Scott Podsednik, OF, Chicago White Sox - Yet another appearance by Pods.  He stole two more bases last week while hitting .381 (8 for 21) with 4 Run, a HR, and 3 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .319 with 10 SBs, 22 Runs, 2 HRs, and 16 RBIs.  He’s owned in 48% of Yahoo!, 16% of ESPN, and 40% of CBS leagues.

Ryan Church, OF, New York Mets - Church makes an interesting candidate with Carlos Beltran going down.  He should play a more prominent role in the Mets Offense.  He had 2 SBs last week while hitting .320 (8 for 25) with 5 Runs and 4 SBs.  On the year he’s hitting .277 with 5 SBs, 19 Runs, 2 HRs, and 16 RBIs.  He’s owned in 9% of Yahoo!, 9.8% of ESPN, and 24% of CBS leagues.

Dexter Fowler, OF, Colorado Rockies - Dexter had 2 SBs last week while hitting .360 (9 for 25) with 4 Runs and 3 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .267 with 13 SBs, 33 Runs, 3 HRs, and 18 RBIs. He’s owned in 22% of Yahoo!, 13.6% of ESPN, and 34% of CBS leagues.

Two SBs last week, but proceed at your own risk:  Carlos Gomez, Willie Harris, Willy Taveras, Jerry Hairston, Jr.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rotoprofessor
    June 23rd, 2009 at 8:20 am #

    Those 13 SB are very deceiving for Fowler, considering 5 of them came in one game. I would consider him a low-end option for speed, myself.

  2. LestersLegends
    June 23rd, 2009 at 9:04 am #

    Good point.

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