Opposing baserunners must circle a series with Mets on their calendar. It’s like a lion staring a slab of meat. Even a half decent defensive catcher in Wilson Ramos can’t keep the Mets pitchers from handing out speed like Bobby Brown. Every week injuries seem worse than the week before. Grab a fill in that can pad your steals category.
- Mets gonna Mets. It’s no surprise Ramos is the catcher with the most steals against since his pitchers hang him out to dry. They play the Padres and Marlins this week. You can probably add an assortment of Miami hitters if you so desire.
- Yasiel Puig seems to be showing signs of life. His owners surely appreciate it. Adding two steals in the past week is a nice way to say I’m sorry I’ve been such a disappointment so far.
- With Juan Soto hitting the IL Michael Taylor has a much bigger role for the Nationals. He’s flashed plus speed when given at-bats before. He’s a very post-hype name that’s probably on your wire.
- Kolten Wong jumped back on the fantasy radar with a bunch of early-season home runs. The power hasn’t continued but he’s now up to six stolen bases. His profile has always portended more speed than power.
- Even on the other offensive end, the Mets can’t catch a break. Jeff McNeil is now 0 for 4 in steal attempts. He’s trying at least? If he continues to get caught stealing the red light could come out for a younger guy.
- The Rangers seem to prefer Shawn Kelley at closer while Jose Leclerc works some kinks out. My gut tells me they’ll transition back to Leclerc fairly quickly if he can get right.
We’re back to looking at catcher’s this week. There’s some volume bias at the bottom for guys playing more games.