It’s the time of year that every counting stat matters down to a single digit. Are you in need of a rabbit or two to help push your stolen base total? Here are some potential sources of speed…

    • Greg Allen: Here’s a rare gem. Allen has the kind of speed that could equate to  40-50 steals over a full season. He’s showing it since getting the call as a regular outfielder, with 6 SBs in the last 14 days. He’ll sit occasionally, but the Indians don’t seem to have many other options in centerfield.
    • Rafael Ortega: There isn’t much firepower left in the Marlins lineup, but Ortega has shown the ability to get on base about 35% of the time. That gives an above average opportunity for him ply his trade as a base stealer. He may not be a leadoff man with a career .350 OBP, but you can ride him while he’s making contact.
    • Amed Rosario: Speed is a large part of the equation for Rosario as a prospect so when he came into the season with a bum wheel it was cause for concern. Rightfully so, as he only managed to steal 6 bases in the first half. He may be over the leg issue, however. He’s swiped 4 bags in the last two weeks to bring his second-half total to 9 SBs.
Player Team SBA CS
Jonathan Lucroy OAK 58 24
Russell Martin TOR 57 15
Omar Narvaez CHW 57 19
Jorge Alfaro PHI 55 20
Robinson Chirinos TEX 48 6
Yasmani Grandal LAD 43 15
Buster Posey SFG 42 17
Tucker Barnhart CIN 42 16
Kevin Plawecki NYM 42 8
Mitch Garver MIN 42 10
James McCann DET 40 21
Yan Gomes CLE 38 16
Willson Contreras CHC 38 19
Kurt Suzuki ATL 35 5
Chris Iannetta COL 35 5
 
  1. TEC says:
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    Points league, no points for Holds. Would you take Giles or Betances? thanks!

  2. Roto-Wan

    Roto-Wan says:
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    Both face some garbage teams. Yankees have seven games, so I think Betances sees some ninth innings. Giles seems right at the moment, though, and he’s not got a stronger grip on TOR saves. I’d lean his way.

  3. Roger Anderson says:
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    Mallex Smith – hold (until halfway through the first week of H2H playoffs) or grab Roman Quinn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quinn

      • Roger Anderson says:
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        @Grey: And his name is so “muy macho” no senior Grey?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sorry I was on my phone and didn’t realize I was in the wrong post

        • Roger Anderson says:
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          @Grey: Too late, I already made the switch (he is batting 500= for the last 7 days and is the new leadoff ahead of my man Ramos). Now, if he does not work out, I will have to make a voodoo doll of you and stick very large knitting needles in it. You understand it is nothing personal, just FB.

          When will you be attending another LAD game, In case I need to collect some hair or other personal items for this creation?

        • Roger Anderson says:
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          @Grey: This week is a push actually. I am guaranteed 2nd place, unless a miracle collapse happens, and I can always make changes before the 2-week first round starts. So, if nothing else, it’s a batty-call and we see what happens. (I was actually leaning towards Hicks but he has burned me twice this year with a pickup = go cold stretch)

  4. Harley Earl says:
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    You didn’t mention the A’s Ramon Laureano. He’s a nice find for speed and power possibly. I’d say he’s worth an add if the three you’ve mentioned here are already rostered. Agree?

    • Roto-Wan says:
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      @Harley Earl: Definitely getting some run in that outfield. Plus he can throw a baseball out of the stadium, so yeah.

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