Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Speed Demons

Jun 16, 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.

Michael Bourn, OF, Houston Astros – Bourn continues to provide SBs.  He had three more last week, though he struggled hitting the ball.  He was 5 for 23 (.217) with 4 Runs and an RBI.  On the year he’s hitting .290 with 22 SBs, 37 Runs, 1 HR, and 14 RBIs.  He’s owned in 52% of Yahoo!, 61.2% of ESPN, and 63% of CBS leagues.  

Nyjer Morgan, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates - Morgan had a successful week stealing three bases with a .300 (6 for 20) average with 4 Runs and an RBI.  On the year he’s hitting .265 with 15 SBs, 34 Runs, and 22 RBIs.  He’s owned in 27% of Yahoo!, 38.6% of ESPN, and 41% of CBS leagues.

Willie Bloomquist, SS/OF, Kansas City Royals - Fast Willie pops up on the list again with 3 SBs.  He was on a tear at the plate as well, hitting .375 (9 for 24) with 4 Runs and 4 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .291 with 11 SBs, 21 Runs, 1 HR, and 13 RBIs.   He’s owned in 3% of Yahoo!, 1.7% of ESPN, and 9% of CBS leagues.

Adrian Beltre, 3B, Seattle Mariners - Beltre swiped a couple bases last week while raking at the plate with a .440 (11 for 25) average with 4 Runs and 4 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .265 with 8 SBs, 30 Runs, 4 HRs, and 29 RBIs.  He’s owned in 55% of Yahoo!, 85% of ESPN, and 74% of CBS leagues.

Gabe Gross, OF, Tampa Bay Rays - The Rays are getting healthy so Gabe could find his playing time well dry up, but he was great last week with 2 SBs, a .350 (7 for 20) average, 4 Runs, 1 HR, and 6 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .272 with 5 SBs, 20 Runs, 4 HRs, and 22 RBIs.  He’s owned in 1% of Yahoo!, 0.6% of ESPN, and 3% of CBS leagues.

Chris Young, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks – Chris Young had 2 SBs last week while hitting .286 (6 for 21) with 3 Runs, 2 HRs, and 3 RBIs.  On the season he’s hitting .189 with 10 SBs, 23 Runs, 6 HRs, and 17 RBIs.  He’s owned in 36% of Yahoo!, 64.6% of ESPN, and 51% of CBS leagues.

Matt Diaz, OF, Atlanta Braves – Diaz picked up 2 SBs while hitting .250 (3 for 12) with 3 Runs and an RBI.  On the year he’s hitting .274 with 3 SBs, 17 Runs, 2 HRs, and 16 RBIs.  He’s owned in 1% of Yahoo!, 1.5% of ESPN, and 1% of CBS leagues.

Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Colorado Rockies – Gonzalez picked up 2 SBs, but struggled at the plate.  He was 3 for 14 (.214) with 2 Runs and an RBI.  On the year (8 games) he’s hitting .185 with 2 SBs, 3 Runs, and 1 RBI.  He’s owned in 2% of Yahoo!, 1.3% of ESPN, and 18% of CBS leagues.

Kurt Suzuki, C, Oakland A’s
– He was terrible at the plate hitting .154 (2 for 13) with 2 Runs, a HR, and 3 RBIs, but his 2 SBs from the Catcher position is attractive.  He was running against Twins backup Catcher Mike Redmond so don’t look to him as a savior.  He’s having a decent year though hitting .271 with 3 SBs, 26 Runs, 3 HRs, and 22 RBIs.  He’s owned in 35% of Yahoo!, 19.8% of ESPN, and 71% of CBS leagues.

Chris Getz, 2B, Chicago White Sox -  Getz rounds out the two Stolen Base list.  He hit .313 (5 for 16) with a Run and an RBI.  On the year he’s hitting .249 with 8 SBs, 22 Runs, and 11 RBIs  He’s owned in 1% of Yahoo!, 2.2% of ESPN, and 11% of CBS leagues.

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