There haven’t been any big callups and there may not be again this year. The cards are mostly on the table. Best of luck in your final push for fantasy greatness. Hopefully you’re flush with Yelich’s and Lindor’s but a Moore or Rojas may do in a pinch. Like Billy Idol said, and I think it was in reference to September steals in fantasy baseball, we need “More, more, more. More, more, more.”
- Christian Yelich said not so fast to the Ronald Acuna is the clear cut Trout alternative at 1.01 next draft season talk. His four steal week brings a possible unicorn 50/30 season into focus. It would be fun to get a 50/30 from him and 40/40 from Acuna in the same crazy year.
- Quietly approaching a 30/20 season, Francisco Lindor hit three bombs and swiped two bags. He’ll be a nice value in the mid to late first-round next year. Shortstops with power may suddenly grow on trees but the steals don’t also come with it.
- The Mariners remain one of the most aggressive teams on the base paths. Utility man Dylan Moore has been drawing starts at SS and taking advantage of green lights with 4 SBs last week. This is a team made up of gum and duct tape so there will be more starts in his future.
- Marcus Semien has been his usual late-round value self. He gave us 1 HR and 2 SBs last bringing a 30/10 season into view. Maybe it’s playing on the west coast for a team that doesn’t spend. He’ll be a value again in 2020 triple-digit rounds.
- The Phillies abused their division rival Mets last week. Arizona will get a crack at the worst battery in baseball for a four-game series. If Jarrod Dyson or Josh Rojas is on your wire they’re worth the stream.
- An Oliver Drake save in Tampa left both Nick Anderson and any remaining Diego Castillo Stans sore with Emilio Pagan getting the night off. The Rays continue to (properly) value the eighth inning as much as the ninth. What an embarrassment of riches this pen will be in 2020.
Here are the easiest catchers to steal on this season.
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