Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – 2010 Speed Demons Vol. 5
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.
Corey Patterson, OF, Baltimore Orioles
Patterson had 5 SBs in the past 15 days while hitting .279 with 7 runs. On the year he’s hitting .250 with 10 SBs, 19 runs, 3 HRs, and 6 RBIs in 128 at bats. Corey is owned in 0.3 percent of ESPN and 6 percent of CBS leagues.
Angel Pagan, OF, New York Mets
Carlos Beltran is starting a rehab assignment so Pagan’s fantasy days could be numbered. For what it’s worth he had 4 SBs over the past 15 days while hitting .352 with 9 runs and 10 RBIs. On the year he’s hitting .304 with 14 SBs, 41 runs, 4 HRs, and 35 RBIs. With production like that Jerry Manuel will have to find ABs for Pagan. Angel is owned in roughly 54 percent of ESPN and CBS leagues.
Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres
Gwynn had 3 SBs in the past 15 days while hitting .333 with 5 runs, 1 HR, and 4 RBIs. On the year he’s hitting .234 with 12 SBs, 18 runs, 2 HRs, and 14 RBIs. Tony is owned in 0.4 percent of ESPN and 3 percent of CBS leagues.
Trevor Crowe, OF, Cleveland Indians
Crowe is another player that could lose ABs should the Indians recall Michael Brantley. Until then he’s a guy that has 9 SBs in 140 ABs to go along with a .243 average, 15 runs, 1 HR, and 17 RBIs. Over the past 15 days he had 3 SBs, 7 runs, and 6 RBIs despite hitting just .224. Trevor is owned in 0.3 percent of ESPN and 6 percent of CBS leagues.
Alcides Escobar, SS, Milwaukee Brewers
We knew Escobar had speed. He just has to harness it. Over the past 15 days he did, stealing 3 while hitting .263 with 7 runs and 5 RBIs. On the year he’s hitting .250 with 5 SBs, 29 runs, 2 HRs, and 21 RBIs. Alcides is owned in 38.5 percent of ESPN and 57 percent of CBS leagues.
Drew Stubbs, OF, Cincinnati Reds
Stubbs had 3 SBs last week despite hitting .250. He added 3 runs, 1 HR, and 3 RBIs. On the year he’s hitting .235 with 15 SBs, 36 runs, 7 HRs, and 31 RBIs. Imagine the damage he could do if he could hit even .260 or .270. Drew is owned in 23.6 percent of ESPN and 42 percent of CBS leagues.