Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Runs & Ribbies

May 13, 2009

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Some reasonably available players to assist you in the Runs and/or RBI categories.

Runs
Yunel Escobar, SS, Atlanta Braves -  Yunel scored 8 Runs last week while going 9 for 30 (.300) with a HR and 4 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .306 with 19 Runs, 3 HRs, and 17 RBIs.  He is owned in 66% of Yahoo!, 35% of ESPN, and 76% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Jerry Hairston Jr., SS/2B/OF, Cincinnati Reds – Jerry also scored 8 Runs last week.  He hit .393 (11 for 28) with 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, and 2 SBs.  On the year he’s hitting .260 with 17 Runs, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, and 3 SBs.  He is owned in 24% of Yahoo!, 3.7% of ESPN, and 10% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Adam Rosales, 3B, Cincinnati Reds - Jerry’s teammate Adam Rosales scored 6 Runs last week while hitting .333 (8 of 24) with 2 HRs and 2 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .298 with 7 Runs, 2 HRs, and 5 RBIs in 13 games.  He’s owned in 4% of Yahoo!, 0.8% of ESPN, and 5% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Casey Blake, 1B/3B, Los Angeles Dodgers - Casey Blake also scored 6 Runs last week.  He went 8 for 21 (.381) with a HR and 3 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .259 with 18 Runs, 6 HRs, and 18 RBIs.  He’s owned in 37% of Yahoo!, 15.9% of ESPN, and 59% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Jason Giambi, 1B/DH, Oakland A’s - I round out the Runs contributors with Oakland’s Jason Giambi.  He scored 6 Runs as well while hitting .222 (4 for 18) with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .212 with 18 Runs, 3 HRs, and 15 RBIs.  He is owned in 26% of Yahoo!, 18.5% of ESPN, and 55% of CBS Sportsline leagues.  I only recommend Giambi in AL-only or extremely deep leagues.

RBIs
Casey Kotchman, 1B, Atlanta Braves – Casey was the only player to keep up with Evan Longoria’s 11 RBIs last week.  He went 10 for 26 (.385) with 3 Runs and 2 HRs.  On the year he’s hitting .316 with 11 Runs, 2 HRs, and 15 RBIs.  He is owned in 25% of Yahoo!, 28.1% of ESPN, and 44% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Nick Johnson, 1B, Washington Nationals - Nick Johnson had 10 RBIs last week despite hitting just .250 (7 for 28).  He scored 3 Runs and hit 1 HR.  On the year he’s hitting .314 with 19 Runs, 3 HRs, and 17 RBIs.  He is owned in 23% of Yahoo!, 6.3% of ESPN, and 30% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Jack Cust, OF/DH, Oakland A’s - Jack had 7 RBIs last week while hitting .333 (8 for 24) with 3 Runs and 2 HRs.  On the year he’s hitting .290 with 20 Runs, 5 HRs, and 17 RBIs.  He is owned in 38% of Yahoo!, 25.5% of ESPN, and 47% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Chris Duncan, 1B/OF, St. Louis Cardinals - Duncan also had 7 RBIs last week.  He went 6 for 21 (.286) with 3 Runs.  On the year he’s hitting .283 with 13 Runs, 3 HRs, and 23 RBIs.  He is owned in 48% of Yahoo!, 46.2% of ESPN, and 57% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Ian Stewart, 2B/3B, Colorado Rockies - Ian had 7 RBIs last week while hitting .188 (3 for 16) with 3 Runs and 3 HRs.  On the year he’s hitting .211 with 12 Runs, 6 HRs, and 18 RBIs.  He is owned in 38% of Yahoo!, 6.3% of ESPN, and 54% of CBS Sportsline leagues.  He is hitting .135 at home and .294 away so I would only recommend using him in NL-only leagues during away games at this point.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rad
    May 13th, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    I remember when Nick Johnson was a Yankee prospect, he is still a great defensive 1st baseman but his offense has really taken a dive, good to see him doing better though. Good info as always Les

  2. LestersLegends
    May 13th, 2009 at 11:58 am #

    His whole problem is staying healthy.

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