Dexter Fowler had a .394 OBP in almost 1300 minor league at-bats. In his first big league season, he has a .371 OBP (through whenever I wrote this). I’m focusing on OBP because you’d like to have your speedsters on base… *cough* Taveras *cough* Is Fowler capable of 50+ steals? I suppose, but I wouldn’t count on that. No Sir Ree Bob. (BTW, I like the Urban Dictionary examples for No Sir Ree Bob. I don’t remember that conversation happening between the Iraqi Information Minister and George W. Bush, but I don’t pay too much attention to politics.) I’d optimistically predict 35+ steals, 10+ homers and a .285 average. Shane Victorino called, he wants his stats back, but Andrew McCutchen picked up the phone to say Dexter was in the shower. I have no idea what’s going on there. Now, Victorino is a top twenty outfielder, so that’s Fowler’s upside. For the price you can probably keep Dexter, it makes him well worth the risk. I’m not saying keep him over Miguel Cabrera. Please, we’re talking within reason. Anyway, here’s some more fantasy baseball keepers for 2010:
Kendry Morales – This year he’s been nearly as valuable as Mark Teixeira. Zoinks!
Eric Young Jr. – We started this sucker with a Rockie and, Harang nabbit, we’re gonna finish it with one. So Junior’s not really getting any playing time right now, but this isn’t about this year, is it? Rhetorical! 2010 should be Young’s year to shine and when he shines he’ll be doing it with 40+ steals. For a guy that you can probably keep on the super cheap in deep leagues, that’s a lovely thing. Not a Lovey thing, that’s J.P. Howell’s Mom.