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Experiments are fun.  When I was a youth, we used to play a game called killer UNO.  Basically, the gist of the game was don’t get caught with the most cards. Similar to regular ole UNO, but this is where the killer part came in.  The loser had to drink a concoction of any four things mixed together from the kitchen.  So while you are trying to think of actually how gross that is and the possibilities, let’s look at the strange thing about four things soon to be in Milwaukee…  (Including prized prospect Lewis Brinson or soon to be lack there of.)  The way he is playing and the imminent return of Ryan Braun from the DL spells one thing: Minor leagues.  He is being outplayed by Keon and even twice on Sunday. Subtle Domingo joke folks.  So with Braun coming back, the regular a bats are not going to be there.  Brinson definitely has the goods, it just isn’t his time.  He came up with some SAGNOF promise and basically gave us, to date, 3-for-21, .143 batting average, and one whole counting stat.  A steal for all the kids at home screaming it.  Cut bait and go in another direction.  I get that he has sexy name appeal and can juggle, but in redraft leagues, move elsewhere and see what’s what in a month or two with the Brewers roster and pennant push.  In September, he could be a sneaky Dave Roberts type of late game entry with some steal capability.  So I bid you fair the well Sir Lewis of Brinson of the Colorado Silver Sox clan.  Carry on SAGNOF surfers, let’s see what else is hopping on the good foot to do the bad thing in the thievery department.  As always I like to include a chart of some sort, makes it all pretty like…

Picking on Catchers is never a bad approach to anything, and for streaming, here are the catchers who give up the most steals against.  Pitchers aide to the numbers, but we know who really is to blame.

Name SB CS
Stephen Vogt  38 7
Derek Norris 33 7
Jett Bandy 30 5
Salvador Perez 30 13
Brian McCann 29 7
J.T. Realmuto 29 13
Francisco Cervelli 28 8
Willson Contreras 28 13
Russell Martin 28 5
Austin Hedges 26 12
Tyler Flowers 25 7
James McCann 23 8
Miguel Montero 23 1
Buster Posey 22 12
Matt Wieters 22 7

Billy Hamilton – Hey William, thanks for keeping up your pace from a month ago.  One whole steal in his last 15 games played.  And an OBP of .260 in June is not helping.  I am not saying to sell, but I would reallocate my steals portfolio elsewhere if at all possible before someone realizes he has 1 steal in 15 games!

Trea Turner – Has taken over the Billy H role of accumulation.  Twelve in his last 15 games and on pace for 55-plus.

Andrelton Simmons – I previously covered Maybin and E.Y..  So now they are the Thieving Trio of Angels.  22 steals for the tres amigos that all are owned in less then 60% of RCL leagues.  Red moon at night thief’s delight.

Bradley Zimmer – With the Brantley ankle injury, Zimmer is definitely going to be in the lineup everyday.  He has 20 steal capability for the year, but sexy B-Rad has 3 over the past fortnight without getting everyday looks.  Side tidbit his favorite color is periwinkle.

Jonathan Villar – See if someone is getting impatient, he is starting rehab soon and we expect him to latch on to the methadone quickly.

Eduardo Escobar – The inside and outside eligibility helps.  OKAY, I lied… the hitting over .500 in the past 10 games helps a lot more.  He Isn’t going to run away with the steals category by himself, but at what point are the Twins going to be taken sorta serious?

Cody Allen – The Indians are going to a tribe for closing with a concentration on Miller instead.  Allen will be back though, just be patient.

Sean Doolittle – Could be in line for extra save looks, not because Casilla got pegged by a line drive, it’s because he is pitching effectively and dominating the strike zone like he was two years ago.  18/1 K/BB rate and a few saves already under his name.  Who gets sold faster Casilla, madson, Axford or Doolittle?  Doolittle signed a sneaky contract that keeps him in Oakland until 2020.

 

 

   
  1. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    oops, just dropped a 2nd in your 2nd newest post.

    20 team dynasty with holds/k per 9/relief wins/relief appearances h2h. fields got blown up and has been moved to minors, who’s best add, j.garcia MIA, romo (appears back in 7th inning, but been badly all year), j.diaz (farq hasn’t been good, diaz could move to 8th inning), george of the roses (also have hoover), b.logan, o.perez, hunter, scrabble, yates. i already added j.diaz but need a 2nd and wanted yr opinion on it (i lost law/fields to minors in less than 2 days).

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: not a sexy list really. Was going to say Yates because i don’t love the other choices.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Smokey: yeah we start 7 RP slots so other than those occasional SP with RP eligibility it’s a LOT of RP guys.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: ohhh i just noticed maton is out there gotta think he’s the guy for upside anyway.

  2. your mom says:
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    Hi. 20 team h2h league.
    Trade my matz/colome/b.zimmer for his g.cole/brach/j.harrison? Thanks!

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @your mom: Matz side

  3. Swfcdan says:
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    Is Deshizz toast now the Rangers bats are all healthy? He was just finally starting to hit and steal regularly too, grrr damn their prospblockers.

    Could Bush lose the job to Kela soon? I can’t see them giving it to the clerk, even though he’s looked filthy. And can I drop Nicasio now? The job looks as good as Rivero’s, what committee eh Clint…

    • Smokey

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      @Swfcdan: Hard to see him getting regular at abats really. Bush could but the Rangers as a tea are lacking the chances so i think he won’t be given the Dyson treatment yet. Def Rivero’s job.

  4. Five-On-One says:
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    EY Jr. or Pillar?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Five-On-One: I like EY because I think that the Angels run more. Pillar will be a staple in line-up everyday so it washes out a bit. EY wins it for flair.

  5. Billy Madison says:
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    Try to hold onto Carter Capps in a keep forever? Running out of patience.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Billy Madison: in a keep forever i would until I desperately needed his spot

  6. Jeff says:
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    All that talk about steals and no mention of my boy Mallex Smith? Hater

  7. dfrench23 says:
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    Michael Taylor stole two bags tonight…..can I drop Valencia for him and not regret it?

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