If you need speed you’re in luck of late. New options for steals chasers having been popping up. Don’t fret if you don’t have the budget left for Bo Bichette. There are some lesser names that can help boost the category for you.

    • The last of the Wunderkind got the call as Bo Bichette joined the Blue Jays major league team. Speed is certainly part of his profile, though the power may translate to the majors easier if he isn’t given that many green lights. You’d better have some FAAB squirreled away. He won’t come cheap.
    • Josh VanMeter swiped three bases last week. That’s a healthy amount for someone without an elite speed profile. It’s interesting to see the steals flow as JVM was moved more into the heart of the Reds order.
    • Two Braves, Ender Inciarte and Johan Camargo, have found themselves with more playing time lately. Inciarte is the better bet for steals, though Camargo can sprinkle in a little bit of everything if he gets going with regular at-bats.
    • The newest Cleveland Indian Yasiel Puig has already stolen two bases in four games. It could be somewhat coincidental. It could also signal the Tribe’s intentions for their newest toy.
    • Roman Quinn has always offered tools, the greatest of which is his 80-grade speed. His challenges have always been finding at-bats and staying healthy. Let’s see if the Phillies can find ways to keep their sparkplug involved.
    • Scott Oberg notched his first save since Wade Davis was demoted. You won’t get elite ratios or an exceptional K/9. They aren’t going to be detrimental, though. Let’s face it, you’ll take saves from any avenue at this point.

Here are the catchers being run on the most, with caught stealing stats alongside.

Name Team SB CS CS% Inn SB/Inn
Wilson Ramos NYM 67 11 14.1% 701.1 0.10
Yasmani Grandal MIL 50 19 27.5% 779 0.06
Jeff Mathis TEX 44 5 10.2% 507.1 0.09
Omar Narvaez SEA 44 9 17.0% 628.2 0.07
Josh Phegley OAK 43 19 30.6% 630 0.07
Buster Posey SFG 39 18 31.6% 600 0.07
Robinson Chirinos HOU 38 9 19.1% 714.2 0.05
J.T. Realmuto PHI 35 30 46.2% 808.2 0.04
Brian McCann ATL 32 5 13.5% 512 0.06
John Hicks DET 31 14 31.1% 414 0.07

 

  1. JayB says:
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    Great stuff here, as always. Here’s hoping that Bo starts running wild soon!

    More, generally, I really could use some advice here. 15 team keeper league (up to 12 players per year). 6X6 with OPS as the final category. Please rank the following assets based on their talent and years of keeper eligibility. I’m not concerned about roster construction at all. Thanks!

    Adalberto Mondesi – 6 years
    Juan Soto – 4 years
    Rafael Devers – 4 years
    Mookie Betts – 3 years

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi, Betts, Soto

      • Roto-Wan

        Roto-Wan says:
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        I don’t think you can go wrong. Betts is more of a sure thing but having Mondesi twice as long is appealing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, I was in wrong post

  2. Zeus says:
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    Need to start making up steals. Deshields has three games vs Milwaukee this week. Should I start him over Caesar Hernandez, Cole or Willie Calhoun or Cub cron? I feel like all of those guys are in good spots.

    Thanks

    • Roto-Wan

      Roto-Wan says:
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      Could do it over either Calhoun.

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