To be a follow up on Grey’s post months or weeks ago,¬†Position Eligiblity¬†can be a sexual and quite tantalizing thing, especially when it correlates into what I am going to talk about. ¬†So taking from the list that he concocted and then¬†applying it to mine, and voila! Your needs as it relates to SAGNOF are fulfilled! ¬†The “S” that we’re referring to this time out though is steals. ¬†For those new to the term, get familiar, as it means “Saves (and Steals)¬†Ain’t Got¬†No Face”. ¬†Because in reality it is basically a 2 AM lights come on picking fest, and whomever gathers you the stat is good enough. ¬†Just gotta be fast to the waivers or some other speed miner will scoop them up. ¬†So now back to how speed and multi-eligibility is a fantasy boon to your usability for them come draft time. ¬†Granted, it is way early to start looking at trends and expert advise on the matter because, well, it is way too early. ¬†I just said that, making me say stuff twice. ¬†So I have scoured what information I have gathered and used my own super secret rankings in seeing who falls where on draft day, has multiple positions, and can be an asset in the steals department. ¬†I personally like reserving one to two spots on my roster, taking in mind the multi-positional speed guys. ¬†They fill in the spots of the MI, sometimes CI, and definitely the Util spot. ¬†Steals can get scarce later in drafts, but we here at the “Razz Central speed and Saves Department” don’t care. ¬†It don’t got no face, or an English degree in how to say that in a way that sounds logical without double negatives. ¬†So to keep pace with what’s going down as I awake from my winter’s hibernation, speed and multiple position eligibility and some savings on draft day is what it’s all about to be about!
Jose Ramirez – Quite possibly the belle of the ball this year for players currently sitting on the outside of the top-120 or so. ¬†Has three spots on lock for your rostering, which makes him a Swiss Army knife of an Indians variety. ¬†Which is probably more like a do-all hatchet, but effective none-the-less. Finished last campaign with 22 steals, 12 of which came in the second half. It will be interesting where he bats in the order as he was a 5/6 hole hitter for the majority of last year, which he projects to be again this year. ¬†Hitting behind E5 isn’t an awful thing for his counting stats to be more then what they were last year. ¬†Draft for 15-20 anything less is just greedy like changing your costume on Halloween and going back and hitting the same houses that gave out exquisite candy.
Hernan Perez – Intereting that he was a regular in my SAGNOF posts ending the last season, and he currently doesn’t have a starting nod according to most fantasy advisory¬†stuff. ¬†That is the only bad thing that I can think of here, and I’m honestly confused why he doesn’t have a spot. ¬†A rebuilding team that may stunt a 25-year-old guy who showed promise, minus the propensity for lack of OBP. ¬†Travis Shaw doesn’t scare me for a spot here, I have seen him and not impressed. If he isn’t drafted keep a close watch on him and his playing time in Spring… whenever the heck it gets here.
Eduardo Nunez – Dude was one of five¬†players last year to get 40 steals. ¬†Only five. ¬†The ever shrinking steals guys are dwindling. ¬†I am hoping that the Giants employ him as he was with the Twins and that is at lead-off. ¬†I get that Span is still there, but i am hoping that he gets dropped in the order. ¬†Nunez on base ahead of the likes of Belt, Posey and Pence could boost his runs by 10%-12% from last years total. ¬†Is one of my favorite targets for people that like to disregard that he is on a better team then what he started with last year. ¬†Add in the 3B, SS, and some places 2b and he is going to be on my roster as my Middle Infidel with a draft stock currently closer to 200 then 100.
Jose Peraza – Ohhhh. ¬†Please for the ever loving sake of anything that is holy have him win the job in ST. ¬†Power may be limited, and the 2B/SS market may have sexier names and for the record is deeper then ever. ¬†All he did to get the SAGNOF love was was slash .330/.361/.429 the last 30 games of the year with¬†eight steals. ¬†Rebuild Cincy, hosted by Jerry Springer and Steve the security guard. ¬†I would watch that all day.
Josh Harrison – He’s currently being ranked by my peers and your reading pleasure companions in the same breathe as non-closing relievers and rookies with mostly webbed feet. ¬†My point is that he is too low. ¬†Injuries happen, he just doesn’t ooze the outburst potential steals wise of anyone else that I have waxed poetic about. ¬†he is capped at a max of 20. ¬†But when you throw in the 2B/3B eligibility thing, it makes him more draftable to me. ¬†To me, he’s a name with veteran intangibles that can be had after the other 250 other players come off the board.