Last week we dug into closers who came out of the break hot. Let’s give the hitters their turn. Who’s squeezing some some speed out on the bases since the All Star break?
- Someone must have told Gleyber Torres they were playing the 2019 Orioles all of last week because he has been a man on fire. Since the break he’s hit three bombs and swiped four bags. The talent is there. Torres just hasn’t lived up to it. Maybe he can help those rostering him to dig out of the hole they likely find themselves in.
- Starling Marte has been making up for lost time with five steals in the young second half. He’s packing his bags for Oakland where he should get to keep it going atop their lineup.
- Since his trade to the Yankees, Greg Allen has finally been able to showcase his speed. It’s been due in large part to getting on base. If he keeps getting on he’ll keep running. Assuming new arrival Joey Gallo isn’t pushing Brett Gardner over to center.
- Daulton Varsho is one of the few catchers that can chip in stolen bases. He’s got a little time left before Carson Kelly returns to rack some up for his managers.
- We drafted Raimel Tapia to contribute steals and batting average, with a handful of power sprinkled in. He’s delivering on each at a rate consistent with his draft cost.