Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Runs & Ribbies

Apr 15, 2009

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Yesterday we provided you some reasonably available players to assist you in the SB category.  Today we tackle guys who can help you in Runs and/or RBI.

Runs
Marco Scutaro
– Marco is among the league leaders in Runs with 10 to go along with a solid .294 average with 2 HRs and 5 RBI.  He is owned in 48.3% of ESPN and 72% of Yahoo leagues.  Hurry up and grab him if you can because his position eligibility at 2B, 3B, and SS is attractive.

Daniel Murphy - Murphy is helpful in two categories at this point.  He has nine Runs and is hitting .290.  He hasn’t stolen a base and has just one HR and three RBI.  He has decent value in NL-only and deep leagues.  He’s owned in 26.2% of ESPN and 47% of Yahoo leagues.

Jason Bartlett - Bartlett is off to a hot start hitting .400 with 8 Runs, 2 HRs, 3 RBI, and 2 SBs.  He’s probably not available in ESPN leagues (85.8% ownership), but he very well could be sitting there in your Yahoo league (28% ownership). 

Jack Cust - Cust’s M.O. has been low average, high power.  So far he’s bucking the trending hitting at a .346 clip to go along with his 8 Runs, 2 HRs, and 6 RBI.  He’s owned in 24.3% of ESPN and 39% of Yahoo leagues.  Cust is an RBI candidate as well.

Cristian Guzman - His team is terrible, but Guzman is proving last year wasn’t a fluke.  He’s hitting an insane .515 with 8 Runs, 4 RBI, and a SB.  He strained a hamstring so monitor that situation.  He’s owned in 25.3% of ESPN and 38% of Yahoo leagues.

Brett Gardner - Gardner gives you Runs and SBs.  He has 7 & 2 so far.  He is hitting a surprising .296, but look for that number to drop.  He has just one RBI.  He’s owned in 15.1% of ESPN and 23% of Yahoo leagues.

Scott Rolen - Rolen is an injury waiting to happen, but right now he’s hitting the ball well with a .406 average.  He has seven Runs.  He hasn’t found his power stroke yet as evidenced by his 1 HR & 3 RBI.  He is owned in 17% of ESPN and 31% of Yahoo leagues.

RBIs
Aaron Hill
- Hill has been a surprising source of RBIs so far with 8.  He also has a .300 average with 5 Runs, 2 HRs, and 1 SB.  He is owned in 16.8% of ESPN and 41% of Yahoo leagues.

Nyjer Morgan - Morgan was spotlighted in the SB group too so hurry up and get him if he’s still available.  He is hitting .387 with 5 Runs, 7 RBI, and 3 SBs.  He is owned in 21% of ESPN and 39% of Yahoo leagues.

Jack Wilson - Wilson is hitting .320 with 3 Runs and 6 RBI.  Only go after him in NL-only or real deep leagues.  He is owned in 2.8% of ESPN and 4% of Yahoo leagues.

Yadier Molina - Molina has been a decent RBI source for a lower profile Catcher with six.  He is hitting .259 with 3 Runs, a HR, and a SB.  He is owned in 15.4% of ESPN and 46% of Yahoo leagues.

Luke Scott – His .240 average and 3 Runs aren’t very desirable, but he does have a pair of HRs and 6 RBI.  He is pretty streaky so you can ride him while he’s hot in AL-only or deep leagues.  He is owned in 3.3% of ESPN and 10% of Yahoo leagues

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Brad
    April 15th, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    One other thing about Jack Cust that not too many people know is the dude walks A LOT.

    He led the league in walks last year, and as you pointed out he is an RBI candidate — I would recommend getting him if your league scores BB as an offensive category, cause Cust will definitely give you plenty of them over the course of the season.

  2. LestersLegends
    April 15th, 2009 at 12:19 pm #

    Thanks for adding Brad.

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