Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Runs & Ribbies
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.
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.
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