Can’t you smell that smell?  Running through the annals of quotable things related to smell, you get the usual “Can you smell what the Rock is cooking?” and “Who farted?”.  Now just make Rougned Odor into a full draw out sentence and he enters the fray of quotable goodness for fantasy.  Not as catchy, but Odor has had his shortcomings through the past two years and basically been put on fantasy leave alone island.  But it is post All Star break and forgiving is in the air.  Starting fresh, no former history and since he is a pox on some people’s fantasy list, we gotta keep it recent…  So over the last month of affairs, he has 5 homers and 7 steals.  In SAGNOF-ville that is giant news for someone who may be a scrap pile pick-up, and if you picked him up before reading this, kudos to you and your foresight.  In the world of SAGNOF we need the results or we move on, and with 7 steals in a month, that is a sustainable amount of fantasy feedback to keep committed to him.  Slashing .300/.378/.488 during that time is fantastic for him, and mostly because of the OBP.  But the overwhelming stat that jumps out to me right now is his walk rate during that time. His career rate before this was 4.5%, the last 30 games he’s at 7.2%.  Drastic baby steps, if that is such a thing.  Like I said, SAGNOF is about dribs and drabs of stealing from the waiver wire and making it your own.  Well Odor is making a second half case to be involved in all the school gatherings, PTA meetings, and heck, even the Brownies.  So if you are in search of some steals and power combo from a middle infidel spot, Odor may just be your dude.  More SAGNOF charts and quips to follow.  Cheers!

Team  SB’s Against Week’s opponents (Team Steals)
White Sox 74 @LAA (45), vs. Tor (29)
Mets 74 vs. SD (59), @Pit (46)
Blue Jays 70 vs. Min (31), @Tor (29)
A’s 66 @Tex (55), @Col (53)
Phillies 62 vs. LAD (31), @Cin (49)
Cubs 55 vs. Ari (55), @STL (37)
Orioles 54 vs Bos (75), vs. TB (62)
Giants 54 @SF (39), vs. Mil (80)
Tigers 53 @KC (43), vs. Cle (77)
Braves 53 @Mia (29), vs. LAD (31)

 

Name SB CS
Jonathan Lucroy 50 19
Russell Martin 48 13
Robinson Chirinos 44 5
Omar Narvaez 39 13
Jorge Alfaro 37 17
Yasmani Grandal 35 9
Willson Contreras 34 13
Tucker Barnhart 33 13
James McCann 31 14
Buster Posey 31 14
Devin Mesoraco 30 10
Yan Gomes 28 12
Francisco Cervelli 27 12
Pedro Severino 27 14
Chance Sisco 26 12

Cameron Maybin – Five steals in 14 games is good for anyone, now make that player Maybin and it makes it look like one of those movie premiere spotlight things.  Seeing plenty of at bats and OBP is over 500 for the fortnight.  Add in your own victory dance.

Marcus Semien – I love this guy.  He is always near my mouth when discussing SS I like.  Needs to work on his OBP to be a year long set it and forget it MI, but with an increasing BB for the last 30 days and a handful of steals during that time, the .378 OBP is tolerable and can’t hurt.

Sean Doolittle – Has a stress fracture in his hoof, and it is being called a weekly injury.  In layman’s terms, it is long but not really long, but if it reaches four weeks it will be a month-type thing.  Hasn’t pitched since July 6th, an if he gets back before August 6th I’ll eat my hat.  Kelvin Herrera was traded for for a reason.  Sneaky grab would be Ryan Madson if you wanna be cheeky.

Robert Gsellmen – With Familia already in Oaktown, Bobby G’s should see most of the save chances for the almost Metropolitans.

 

  1. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Love Lynyrd Skynyrd !

  2. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Slightly off topic perhaps, but I went to see Skynyrd this past Friday!

    Thanks for the writeup.

    • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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      @malamoney: My 2nd favorite Rock band after the Allman Bros.

      • Smokey

        Smokey says:
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        @Andrew Edenbaum: allman’s are definitely in my top 5

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @malamoney: you mean half of Skynyrd.

  3. I’m Jose Canseco! says:
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    Great write up Smoke!
    12 team holds league
    Thoughts on R. Moronta and C. Burnes?
    Also, I am trying to trade for a closer after Familia was dealt. I have Bradley, Hader, Winkler, McHugh, Familia now. I really don’t want to move Hader. What CL can I get in exchange for one of my holds guys?

    • Smokey

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      @I’m Jose Canseco!: like them both but limited by names surrounding them in both pens so it limits both guys. Hader will get you the most return and since you need a closer. Gotta maximize return imo

  4. Von Hayes says:
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    Alright Smokey, just over 2 weeks until FPL, when’s the preseason coverage coming? Leeeeeettttts gooooooo!!!!!!

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Von Hayes: starts Monday

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