Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Runs & Ribbies

May 20, 2009

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

Runs
Gary Sheffield, OF, New York Mets
– Sheffield has been a key benefactor of Carlos Delgado’s hip injury by batting cleanup.  Last week he went 10 for 26 (.385) with 9 Runs, a HR, 3 RBIs, and a SB.  On the year he’s hitting .254 with 16 Runs, 2 HRs, and 8 RBIs.  He’s owned in 25% of Yahoo!, 5.5% of ESPN, and 20% of CBS leagues.  Delgado is expected to be out up to ten weeks.

Cristian Guzman, SS, Washington Nationals – Guzman crossed the plate 8 times last week while hitting .355 (11 for 31) with an RBI.  On the year he’s hitting .373 with 24 Runs, 1 HR, and 10 RBIs.  He is owned in 58% of Yahoo!, 43.1% of ESPN, and 58% of CBS leagues. 

Nick Johnson, 1B, Washington Nationals – Johnson had a nice week for the Nationals as well scoring 7 Runs while hitting .435 (10 for 23) with a HR and 7 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .333 with 26 Runs, 4 HRs, and 24 RBIs.  He’s owned in 57% of Yahoo!, 18.8% of ESPN, and 61% of CBS leagues.  He also qualifies for the RBI category.

Adam LaRoche, 1B, Pittsburgh Pirates - Adam also scored 7 Runs while hitting .259 (7 for 27) with 3 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .231 with 23 Runs, 6 HRs, and 18 RBIs.  He’s owned in 38% of Yahoo!, 83.8% of ESPN, and 56% of CBS leagues.

Clete Thomas, OF, Detroit Tigers - Like LaRoche he scored 7 and hit  .259 (7 for 27).  He managed just 2 RBIs though.  On the year he’s hitting .306 with 9 Runs and 5 RBIs in 12 games.  He’s owned in 2% of Yahoo!, 0.4% of ESPN, and 4 % of CBS leagues.

RBIs
Casey Blake, 1B/3B, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Blake had 8 RBIs last week to go with his .421 (8 for 19) hitting, 5 Runs, and 3 HRs.  On the year he’s hitting .283 with 23 Runs, 9 HRs, and 26 RBIs.  He’s owned in 66% of Yahoo!, 28.8% of ESPN, and 72% of CBS leagues.

Kendry Morales, 1B/OF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Kendry had 7 RBIs last week while hitting .333 (10 for 30) with 5 Runs, 3 HRs, and 7 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .286 with 20 Runs, 8 HRs, and 26 RBIs.  He’s owned in 70% of Yahoo!, 34% of ESPN, and 64% of CBS leagues.

Ben Zobrist, SS/OF, Tampa Bay Rays - Zobrist is getting more ABs while Pat Burrell is out.  Last week he had 7 RBIs while hitting .375 (6 for 16) with 5 Runs, 2 HRs, and 1 SB.  On the year he’s hitting .276 with 15 Runs, 7 HRs, 20 RBIs, and 3 SBs.  He’s owned in 45% of Yahoo!, 14.8% of ESPN, and 36% of CBS leagues.

Ryan Raburn, 2B/3B/OF, Detroit Tigers – Raburn showed signs of life going 4 for 10 with 3 Runs, 2 HRs, and 8 RBIs for the Tigers.  I’d wait for him to get more ABs and improve his numbers before picking him up though.  On the year he’s hitting .167 with 5 Runs, 2 HRs, and 9 RBIs.  He’s owned in less than 1% of leagues.

Colby Rasmus, OF, St. Louis Cardinals - Ramus didn’t hit it often last week going 4 for 20 (.200), but he did manage to smack 3 HRs and drive in 7 Runs.  On the year he’s hitting .250 with 20 Runs, 4 HRs, and 15 RBIs.  He’s owned in 15% of Yahoo!, 2.9% of ESPN, and 24% of CBS leagues.

Cody Ross, OF, Florida Marlins - Cody did a ton of damage (.583, 4 Runs, 2 HRs, and 7 RBIs) in just 12 ABs last week.  On the year he’s hitting .241 with 15 Runs, 6 HRs, and 23 RBIs.  He is owned in 12% of Yahoo!, 7.3% of ESPN, and 19% of CBS leagues.

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