Turnarounds midseason are the waiver wire wet dreams that we all hope for.  Now add in that they are included in one of the most prolific hitting offenses. Now, throw some salt on it and say that he is going to play everyday because of spectacular defense (which I have preached before).  That player is Jackie Bradley Jr..  Yeah, I get that his season long stats are pretty much garbage and as a whole have been not rosterable in most 12-team or lesser formats… but (and there is a always a but),  he has started to come out of his shell and is profiling more of the .270 hitter based on deeper stats, including the last 10 games of actual functioning stats that he has produced.  His hard hit rate over the last 14 games played is higher than Just Dong, Mookie and any other Red Sox batter you wanna throw in my direction.  That 51.6% during that span is in the same conversation league wide as some legitimate fantasy heavyweights and in the top-20 overall during that time frame.  Now I get that this is the SAGNOF post, but we are getting to that… he has 2 steals in 11 games, but with more there to come with increased OBP over the last month, higher BB % and since he has hit over .400 for nearly 11 games played, that’ll only help his SB totals. So if JBJ is sitting on waivers, filter out the stats and look at a shorter time frame before you throw some shade on the Red Sox defensive dynamo.  More SAGNOF love and goodies for all things saves and steals after the jump.  Happy Independence day, cheers!

 

Team  SB’s Against Week’s opponents (Team Steals)
Mets 64 @Tor (26), vs. TB (50)
Blue Jays 63 vs. Det (42), vs. NYM (32), vs. NYY (33)
White Sox 60 @Cin (38), @Hou (41)
A’s 53 vs. SD (46), @Cle (58)
Orioles 51 @Phi (35), @Min (28)
Phillies 46 vs. Bal (28), @Pit (31)
Tigers 44 @Tor (26), @Det (42), vs.Tex (44)
Giants 44 @Col (42), @STL (28)
Padres 43 @Oak (16), @Ari (45)
Cubs 41 vs. Det (42), vs. Cin (38)

 

Austin Slater – Getting semi-regular at-bats and got a steal on Sunday giving him 2 steals in 26 plate appearances.  Not sexy like me in a parka and you in your imagination, but still, as an OF5 you could go for the guy with intrigue and two working feet or you can surf the waivers for something you have had on your team three times already.

Miguel Rojas – Got one more steal on Sunday than pitcher Tyson Ross.  Crazy, but true.  Don’t fall for the banana in the tailpipe stat of he had two yesterday so he look sexy.  He still only has three whole steals on the year.

Eric Thames – Three steals and four taters in last 14 days.  I smell 20/20… nope that’s his rotting shaved beard in the garbage.

Matt Duffy – I wish he hit the ball harder, but with a .322/.447/.452 slash line over the past fortnight, I feel that the HRs can be masked when he is getting you a steal every six times on base.

Cesar Hernandez – Got another steal on Sunday and is making the names like Wong and Kiner-Falefa jealous.  Just kidding, they also got a swipe on Domingo.  Middle infield is a treasure trove of broken seashells.

Hector Rondon – Screw Ken Giles and his inability to be consistent. Giles isn’t a drop because I trust Rondon like I trust my dingo to not steal my baby.

Tony Watson – At some point they have to go to the guy not sucking completely.  Bochy has said that Melancon isn’t strong enough for the job, and Dyson is rotting trash heap with no effectiveness.  Pick up Watson and speculate on Moronta and Will Smith if chasing.

Seung-hwan Oh – Tepera went to the DL so it’s the Oh show.  You think he comes in and shows them his Oh face?  Let’s just hope that Gibbons and Lundberg didn’t have a thing…

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Don'tBeAHader says:
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    Is Souza a worthy stash about now??

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Don’tBeAHader: no worries on double it happens. Souza is a great Sagnof add in all
      Formats.

  2. Don'tBeAHader says:
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    What about Souza as a SAGNOF stash??

    • Don'tBeAHader says:
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      @Don’tBeAHader: Sorry for the double post :(

  3. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Do I have these guys ranked good by eligibility?
    2B-SS-MI spots: Happ, Russell, Villar, and last would be Peraza who might be the odd man out I could be trying to trade??
    1B-3B-CI spots: Goldy, Bryant, Happ would be next here, too (where is he more valuable??) then Mancini, Healy, Cron

    I’m a little CORNfused.

  4. High Mammajamma says:
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    JBJ over Buxton in a keeper league?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @High Mammajamma: crazy to think but how many times are we going to get burned by Bux

  5. jiggy nits says:
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    thanks for the solid article

    trade question

    NL only 5×5

    his wilmer flores, jose peraza and junior guerra for my desclafani and seranthony dominguez. ill have no closers but i think its worth it for the power/speed/Ks

    you approve?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @jiggy nits: punting saves is like a plague to my soul. But if you can gain more ground in hitting categories than go for it

  6. I’m Jose Canseco! says:
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    Is there something wrong w Joe Kelly?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @I’m Jose Canseco!: 2 holds in last 6 games played, think Red Sox scoring too much is bad. To compare Kimbrel only has 3 saves since June 14th

      • I’m Jose Canseco says:
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        @Smokey: I’m referring to the 5 runs, 8 hits last 6 games

        • Smokey

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          @I’m Jose Canseco: yea that too. He has been bad really since june1st giving up runs and hit wise. He’s a quantity play in holds leagues. Mixed league value is minimal. If you own him I would punt to a hotter hand

  7. srpst23 says:
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    Any Thoughts on Jorge Polanco, he’s back from suspension now and I did a preemptive add. Trade him or Profar?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @srpst23: like polanco over profit ROS

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @srpst23: profar stupid auto correct

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