Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Speed Demons

May 12, 2009

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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.

Coco Crisp, Kansas City Royals – Coco swiped six bases in the past week.  He also went 5 for 16 (.313) with 3 Runs and an RBI.  He is struggling on the year hitting .241 with a solid 23 Runs.  He also has 8 SBs, 2 HRs, and 11 RBIs.  He is owned in 49% of Yahoo, 72.5% of ESPN, and 72% of CBS Sportsline leagues. 

Luis Castillo, New York Mets - Luis Castillo picked up four SBs last week to go along with a .261 average, 4 Runs, and 3 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .321 with 15 Runs and 9 RBIs.  All of his SBs came this week.  He’s owned in 12% of Yahoo, 8.3% of ESPN, and 14% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Ben Francisco, Cleveland Indians - Ben picked up 3 SBs last week.  He went 7 for 25 (.280) with 2 Runs and 1 RBI.  On the year he’s hitting .247 with 6 SBs, 16 Runs, 2 HRs, and 8 RBIs.  He’s owned in 4% of Yahoo, 1.5% of ESPN, and 11% of CBS Sportsline leagues.  He hasn’t seen a dip in  his playing time despite Matt LaPorta’s arrival.

Nyjer Morgan, Pittsburgh - Njyer swiped three bases last week while hitting .33 (6 for 18) with 3 Runs and 2 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .301 with 21 Runs, 13 RBIs, and 9 SBs.  He is owned in 66% of Yahoo, 56.2% of ESPN, and 51% of CBSporstline.

Willy Taveras, Cincinnati Reds - After his five for five performance Willy will be a popular guy for leagues in which he’s available.  He is currently owned in 65% of Yahoo, 79.3% of ESPN, and 41% of CBS Sportsline leagues.  Last week he stole three bases and went 13 for 27 (.481) with 8 Runs, a HR, and 5 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .315 with 8 SBs, 24 Runs, 1 HR, and 7 RBIs.

Other Players with Two SBs last week
Emmanuel Burris – 9 SBs on the year, .274,  9 Runs, 6 RBIs
18% of Yahoo, 4.2% of ESPN, and  20% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Akinori Iwamura  – 7 SBs, .277, 14 Runs, 12 RBIs
31% Yahoo, 18.9% ESPN, 37% CBS Sportsline

Aaron Miles – 3 SBs, .205, 10 Runs, 3 RBIs
1% Yahoo, 0.6% ESPN, 2% CBS Sportsline

Chris Young -4 SBs,  .193, 13 Runs, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs
51% Yahoo, 73.7% ESPN, 67% CBS Sportsline

Michael Bourn – 10 SBs, .287, 20 Runs, 1 HR, 9 RBIs
53% Yahoo, 27.8% ESPN, 44% CBS Sportsline

Chase Headley – 4 SBs, .255, 12 Runs, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs
21% Yahoo, 36.8% ESPN, 26% CBS Sportsline

Omar Vizquel - 2 SBs, .371, 5 Runs, 6 RBIs
Less than 1% ofYahoo, ESPN, and CBS Sportsline Leagues

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