As we hit the home stretch of the fantasy baseball season, every single stolen base counts. As we reach this point in the season we often have to hold our noses and play anyone with a whiff of stolen base potential. So grab your clothespin and let’s dive into some players who may be available in your leagues to lead you to fantasy glory.
- The Rangers are running wild, with Yonny Hernandez swiping five bags in the last 14 days and Leody Tavares has four in the same span. Hernandez is little more than a rabbit but he has been leading off, hits for a decent enough average, and has multi-position eligibility. After a horrid debut, Tavares appears to finally be ready and presents as a power/speed combo.
- Adalberto Mondesi has returned and stolen six bases in only seven games. While he isn’t playing every day he has shown his league-winning potential. He is likely not available in any leagues but as a preview of what we will see next season, he appears to have no limitations in terms of aggressiveness. It may only be 100 games but the stats he is capable of putting up in those 100 games are elite.
- Anthony Alford has had three homers and four steals in the last two weeks but his plate discipline is still horrible and there’s too much swing and miss in his game. If you need steals chase the high before the bottom drops out.
- The Dodgers’ catching tandem has been run on frequently but they get Arizona and Cincinnati this week two teams that don’t run often. Nick Ahmed could be a cheap steals source this week from Arizona, Jonathan India might chip in a steal as well late in the week.
- Once again the Angels are a priority target for fantasy baseball owners looking for steals but don’t sleep on Seattle. Tom Murphy has struggled to throw out runners so far this season. Kansas City should run wild on him next week.
Here are the top 20 catchers thus far in steals given up on the season.
|Yan Gomes||– – –||38||18||32.1%||666||0.06|
|Stephen Vogt||– – –||37||14||27.5%||496||0.07|