The past week saw some interesting faces steal multiple bases. With over a third of the fantasy season in the books now is the time to take corrective action in any category you find your team deficient in. Unless you had a speed-heavy approach stolen bases is likely one of those. Get to fixing that anchor category, pronto.
- Here we go again with Delino DeShields. With a good week at the dish, he’s upped his total to 10 SBs. He has one job, get on base. If he can do that he’ll leadoff and swipe plenty of bags.
- If you want to get fancy and try to wring some speed from your first base spot consider Brandon Dixon. He’s got 3 steals on the year while splitting time. His 28.3 ft/s sprint speed is good enough to be top 50 and far outpace any other corner.
- Niko Goodrum didn’t want to let the other Tiger’s have all the fun and grabbed three bags himself. Goodrum’s a nice bench bat that will give you versatility both by position and stats contributed.
- Ramon Laureano’s finally delivering some of the steals drafters targeted him for. He gave you two this past week and was caught stealing once. More encouraging is a rebounding OBP that was below .300 in April but now sits at .310 and climbing.
- Shed Long doesn’t have the pedigree of the other top prospects who’ve gotten the call. He does have tools, though. One of which is 55-grade speed. That started to show this past week with 2 stolen bases. If earns some trust the Mariners are happy to let players run with more freedom.
- The curse of Drew Storen continues to haunt the Nationals. Sean Doolittle blew his third save, probably since he’s a genuinely good guy and didn’t want the other relievers to feel bad for blowing so many others. The Nats may become sellers in a month.
This week let’s get back to which catchers are liabilities in the run game.