In case you are not one of the many fantasy managers who decided to take the Javy Baez plunge, you may not realize quite how bad he has been for Detroit. His wRC+ is 69 among the worst in the league and he has not run nearly as much as expected. However, over the last […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Jon Berti is quite honestly one of the most fascinating players that has “popped” this season. In the last two weeks, he has swiped eight bases with an average just below .300. Berti has done something like this, with 17 steals in just 297 PAs in 2019. In 2020, he had nice steals in the […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
One trend that occurs as the season progresses is that the Waiver Wire stolen base options begin to dry up. Many of the top options are quickly scooped up by owners in need and anyone who may be left is either a part-time or a complete drag elsewhere. So savvy owners in deeper leagues can […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Every so often an under-the-radar prospect gets the call-up and immediately finds immediate impactful playing time. The biggest name thus far of the 2022 season is Cubs’ utility man Christopher Morel. Morel was ranked 16th by Fangraphs on the Cubs’ list going into the 2022 season. He already has five steals in his 13 games […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
As fantasy baseball players and analysts it is often way more fun to talk about the positive side of the game. We talk about players who are excelling and our successful teams while often ignoring those who may be struggling. We hide behind the idea of “it’s still early” and allow ourselves to believe our […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Throughout the several weeks, I have been writing these pieces, I have covered a wide variety of players but one name has slipped through the cracks. That player is of course Texas Ranger Eli White. White has eight stolen bases on the year tied for fifth in baseball. He has also recently seemingly overtaken the […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
In an ideal fantasy baseball world, all stolen bases come from everyday players who provide value across all five categories. However, what we live in is far from an ideal world. Very few players offer five categories of production and even fewer provide stolen bases. Quite often some of the most prolific base stealers are […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
When we discuss stolen bases, we often only look at the positive. Talking about the league leaders and the teams who appear to be running most often. What we tend to miss, is discussing just the opposite. For example, the Detroit Tigers are currently in last place in stolen bases with only three thus far. […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Now that we are a few weeks into the season, the stolen base landscape is beginning to take shape. The current leader in the clubhouse is Jorge Mateo with seven stolen bases thus far. At this point in the season, it is important to begin evaluating our rosters and gauging team needs. It is important […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Much like last week, it may be a bit too early to make sweeping declarations about team stolen base allowed numbers but there are a few interesting numbers that are beginning to form. The Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, and Cleveland Guardians have allowed 9 stolen bases each with the Tigers yet to throw out a […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Baseball is officially back! We are about a week into this season so far and if you aren’t in first place in your leagues you might as well give up. Abandon everything you believed before the season started and trade Shohei Ohtani for Steven Kwan. Jesus Luzardo is winning the CY Young and the Brewers’ […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
With Opening Day finally here tomorrow we actually have some real baseball to discuss! Typically, in this piece, I will view the week ahead and discuss some players with plus matchups to target in FAAB. However, the last week or so has been dominated by news of top prospects potentially making Opening Day rosters and […]Please, blog, may I have some more?