Welcome to our final SAGNOF post of the season. If ever there was a time to not give a damn about the face of your steals, it’s now. Maybe guys like Ender Inciarte that haven’t carried their weight lately finally got you some SBs. Perhaps your dart throws like Joey Wendle have found the mark. If you’re still reading the SAGNOF Report this late in September I’ll assume you’re in connection for a top spot in your leagues. Feel good about that. Baseball is an absolute grind, in real life and in fantasy. There’s much less luck in fantasy baseball than any other sport. You earn your titles. Enjoy them.

  • It’s nice to see Ender Inciarte swipe a few bags last week after dwindling SB totals each month prior culminating with only a single stolen base in August. Hopefully, that has helped you in your end of season grind.
  • Teams that have nothing to play for can afford to leave the green light on more often. That has likely helped Amed Rosario through the second half. Speed has to be a big part of his game. It’s helped that his OBP has increased as the summer has moved on.
  • Spell it with two As, two Rs, Aaron Altherr does things in bunches. He swiped a pair of bags in a game this past week and hit a pair of homers in a game two weeks ago. If you seem him draw a start when the Phightins visit Colorado this week I would start him.
  • Cedric Mullins II had a nice week. The Orioles need something to feel good about this season. Maybe an entire fanbase sending him positive vibes can pay off. He’s got plus speed and more power than you might think with double-digit homers across all levels every year since his first in professional baseball.
  • You have a really tough start/sit decision to make with Greg Allen for weekly leagues. Three games against the White Sox and four games against the Royals remain for the Tribe. That’s literally the best and worst team to run on. My gut tells me to sit him with both series coming on the road. For what it’s worth all but one game will come against righties so Rajai Davis isn’t a playing time threat.
  • The Angels and Mariners both face the Rangers and Athletics to finish the year. Those are dream matchups for base stealers if you can scrap someone off your waiver wire.
  • Saves chase: Anthony Swarzack grabbed a save for the Mets recently. They have very little commitment to any of their ninth-inning options. It’s not a terrible spot to speculate.

Below is a table of the top catchers to run on.

Name Team SB CS
Jonathan Lucroy OAK 69 29
Omar Narvaez CHW 65 21
Jorge Alfaro PHI 59 21
Russell Martin TOR 58 16
Tucker Barnhart CIN 53 17
Robinson Chirinos TEX 52 6
Yasmani Grandal LAD 52 18
Kevin Plawecki NYM 52 13
Willson Contreras CHC 49 26
Mitch Garver MIN 49 11