Nothing captures a reader’s interest more than an Al Gore reference. At this point in the long fantasy baseball season you don’t need me to tell you that Jarrod Dyson is a good pickup for SAGNOF. Likewise, it’s not in anybody’s best interest for me to write a thousand words on a player who may only hold steals value in some deep AL-only league. However, there are still schedules to look at and several players that have speed were called up to their respective clubs in the past week. Billy Burns of the Athletics didn’t do much with his first stint in the majors, but could chip in a steal or three down the stretch even if his role is as a pinch runner. Likewise for Terrance Gore of the Royals. Gore stole 47 bags in the minors this season and was caught only seven times. In 2013 he swiped 68 bags and was caught only 8 times. Gore has already recorded a steal as a pinch runner and should see opportunities for more of the same in the weeks ahead. Other speedy call-ups include Jonathan Villar, Dalton Pompey, and Aaron Hicks.

Listed below are some of the best steals options for this week in fantasy baseball and their steals totals over the last 15 days. I’ve included the schedules and highlighted the best teams to target in green. I’ve also expanded the list to include recent call-ups like Gore and some lesser-owned players that may be helpful to those of us who play in deeper leagues. Lastly, I included the names of some starting pitchers that have been vulnerable. This might help fantasy owners who are looking for a single-shot of SAGNOF. For example, Jose Ramirez’s matchup today against Jered Weaver.

Player Own% SBL15 Schedule SP to Target
Middle Infielders
Arismendy Alcantara 50 2 @TOR (3), @PIT (3) Hutchison, Cole
Mookie Betts 49 3 BAL (3), @KC (4)
Emilio Bonifacio 20 3 @WAS (3), @TEX (3)
Jonathan Villar 18 1 @SEA (3), @LAA (3) Weaver
Jose Ramirez 9 4 LAA (1), MIN (3), @DET (3) Weaver
Outfielders
Lorenzo Cain 42 5 @DET (3), BOS (4)
Jarrod Dyson 9 5 @DET (3), BOS (4)
Terrance Gore 0 1 @DET (3), BOS (4)
Jordan Schafer 36 4 @CLE (3), @CWS (3) Bauer
Aaron Hicks 0 1 @CLE (3), @CWS (3) Bauer
Drew Stubbs 35 2 @NYM (3), @STL (3)
Juan Lagares 29 5 COL (3), WAS (4)
Eric Young Jr. 8 2 COL (3), WAS (4)
Gregor Blanco 22 1 ARI (3), LAD (3) R. Hernandez
Dexter Fowler 18 1 @SEA (3), @LAA (3) Weaver
Jake Marisnick 1 2 @SEA (3), @LAA (3) Weaver
Ender Inciarte 13 4 @SF (3), SD (3) Ross
A.J. Pollock 6 1 @SF (3), SD (3) Ross
James Jones 2 3 HOU (3), OAK (3)
Anthony Gose 1 1 CHC (3), TB (3) Arrieta
Dalton Pompey 0 0 CHC (3), TB (3) Arrieta
Billy Burns 0 0 @CWS (4), @SEA (3)
Craig Gentry 0 2 @CWS (4), @SEA (3)
Sam Fuld 0 2 @CWS (4), @SEA (3)
Ezequiel Carrera 0 3 KC (3), CLE (3) Bauer

SBL15 = Stolen Bases in last 15 games

Green = below league average in MLB Team CS% (target)

SP to Target = Starting Pitcher who is in the top ten for stolen bases allowed

  1. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    I just picked up Gore this morning. It’s awesome to see this post.

    One question, what do you think of Quintin Berry on the O’s? I added him in an AL-only league this weekend thinking he should see alot of opportunity given the lack of team speed and Buck’s strategerizin’ down the stretch.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice! Berry in AL-only, sure…kind of the same mold

      • John says:
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        @Mike: What does SAGNOF stand for?

        • John says:
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          @John: What does SAGNoF stand for?

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Awesome title!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      thanks!

  3. Wake Up says:
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    Gore is acidifying? No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hahaha

  4. Carnac says:
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    Note: Rajai Davis hasn’t started vs RHP two days in a row.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Not good news for Davis owners. Thanks Carnac

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: he’s negative in net steals over last few weeks too.

  5. Jim Finch says:
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    What happened to your Twitter account, I don’t see it anymore?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      needed a Twitter break, that’s all

  6. J-FOH says:
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    Terrence Gore? I thought I was on the football side until about halfway in

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      What’s football?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Mike: you’re in the right place over here with Grey

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha true story

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Mike: FYI all the hot chicks are on the football side, they don’t like calculators

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              My Texas Instrument gets the job done

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Mike:Oh behave! is that your first sexual pun ever on razzball?

                • Mike

                  Mike says:
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                  haha yes!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Mike: You know I will be linking to that response like a 100 times now. *Saves in my favorites*

                    • Mike

                      Mike says:
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                      [frantically tries to delete comment]

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Mike: screen shotted it!

  7. Tim says:
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    Should I drop Denard Span for Rajai Davis? I’m in desperate need of steals

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