Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Speed Demons

Jun 9, 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.

Scott Podsednik, OF, Chicago White Sox – Pods is at it again.  He swiped four bases last week while hitting .323 (10 for 31) with 4 Runs, a HR, and 2 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .304 with 7 SBs, 16 Runs, a HR, and 10 RBIs.  He’s owned in 15% of Yahoo!, 3.5% of ESPN, and 12% of CBS leagues.

Chris Young, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks - You know the drill with Young.  Can’t hit for average, but has decent pop and good speed.  Last week he flashed his wheels with 4 SBs of his own.  He didn’t contribute in other areas though going 5 for 24 (.208) with 3 Runs, a HR, and 2 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .178 with 8 SBs, 20 Runs, 4 HRs, and 14 RBIs.  He’s owned in 29% of Yahoo!, 63.6% of ESPN, and 43% of CBS leagues.  Enter at your own risk with him.  He’s been known to destroy team batting averages.

Elvis Andrus, SS, Texas Rangers – Elvis picked up 3 SBs last week while hitting just .222 (4 for 18) with 3 Runs and an RBI.  On the year he’s hitting .276 with 9 SBs, 26 Runs, 3 HRs, and 12 RBIs.  He’s owned in 45% of Yahoo!, 64% of ESPN, and 51% of ESPN leagues.

David Murphy, OF, Texas Rangers – Murphy has been picking up steam of late, and Josh Hamilton’s extended DL stay should keep the ABs flowing.  Last week he swiped two bases while hitting a robust .391 with 3 Runs and 2 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .259 with 4 SBs, 18 Runs, 2 HRs, and 12 RBIs.  He’s owned in 4% of Yahoo!, 0.9% of ESPN, and 10% of CBS leagues.  He’s not going to light up the SB category, but he’s worth picking up to help across the board.

Brendan Ryan, 2B/SS, St. Louis Cardinals – Brendan picked up 2 SBs last week hitting .391 (9 for 23) with a Run and 2 RBIs.  On the year he’s hitting .297 with 5 SBs, 14 Runs, and 5 RBIs.  He’s owned in 3% of Yahoo!, 0.8% of ESPN, and 3% of CBS leagues.

Two SBs last week, so maybe:  Placido Polanco, Emilio Bonifacio, Anderson Hernandez

Two SBs last week, but don’t bother:  Andres Torres, Jody Gerut, Matt Tolbert, Chris Coghlan

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  1. Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool - Runs & Ribbies
    June 10th, 2009 at 4:09 pm #

    [...] Podsednik, OF, Chicago White Sox – Pods was mentioned in yesterday’s Speed Demons list because of his SBs.  He scored 6 last [...]

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