Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Speed Demons

May 19, 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.

Juan Pierre, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers – Pierre should be gone in most leagues, but he sits at 50% Yahoo!, 55.1% ESPN, and 70% CBS Sportsline ownership.  He swiped 4 bases last week to go along with 11 for 30 (.367) hitting, 8 Runs, and 5 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .403 with 7 SBs, 17 Runs, and 12 RBIs. 

Jerry Hairston, Jr, 2B/3B/SS/OF, Cincinnati Reds – For his versatiliy alone he should be owned in more than 16% Yahoo!, 7.7% ESPN, and 24% CBS Sportline leagues.  Last week he stole three bases, hit .217 (5 for 23), scored 5 Runs, and had an RBI.  On the year he’s hitting .247 with 4 SBs, 21 Runs, 3 HRs, and 9 RBIs.

Coco Crisp, OF, Kansas City Royals – Coco is only readily available in Yahoo! leagues (39% compared to 78.8% ESPN and 82% CBS Sportsline).  He continues to be a source of SBs as he swiped 3 more bags last week while hitting .261 (6 for 23) with 5 Runs, a HR, and 3 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .245 with 11 SBs, 28 Runs, 3 HRs, and 14 RBIs.

Michael Bourn, OF, Houston Astros - Bourn continues to be a SB threat (3 last week) while providing a nice average (.348).  He did little else with 4 Runs and an RBI, but he’s a nice addition for SBs without bringing down your average like the two previous candidates.  On the year he’s hitting .298 with 13 SBs, 24 Runs, 1 HR, and 10 RBIs  He’s owned in 45% of Yahoo!, 49.8% of ESPN, and 57% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Two-SB Guys:
Luis Castillo, 2B, NYM – 7% Yahoo!, 9% ESPN, 17% CBS Sportsline
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIN – 8% Yahoo!, 56.7% ESPN, 24% CBS Sportsline
Jayson Nix, 2B, CHA – Less than 1% ownership
Cesar Izturis, SS, BAL – 2% Yahoo!, 1.6% ESPN, 8% CBS Sportsline
Jose Bautista, 3B/OF, TOR- Less than 2% ownership
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA – 3% Yahoo!, 2.8% ESPN, 11% CBS Sportsline
Willie Bloomquist, SS/OF, KC – 2% Yahoo!, 1.1% ESPN, 3% CBS Sportsline

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    May 19th, 2009 at 8:54 am #

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  2. LestersLegends
    May 20th, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

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