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Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool: Speed Demons

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IApril 28, 2009

DENVER - APRIL 10:  Dexter Fowler #24 of the Colorado Rockies is caught trying to advance to third base and is tagged out by third baseman Pedro Feliz #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies as umpire CB Bucknor obersves the play during MLB action on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 10, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Phillies 10-3.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Here are some reasonably available stolen base threats.

Dexter Fowler, Colorado Rockies

Fowler will be jumping off the shelves after his five SB performance last night. He had six in the last week. The thing is, he’s hitting too. He was 7-for-19 (.368) last week with seven runs. He is hitting .302 on the season.

He is owned in 16.5 percent of ESPN and 48 percent of Yahoo leagues.

Josh Anderson, Detroit Tigers

Anderson came over in a trade just before the season kicked off. He hasn’t disappointed by hitting .364 on the young season. Last week he was a demon on the basepaths, picking up four SBs. He went 6-for-16 (.375) and scored four runs.

He is owned in 5.6 percent of ESPN and 14 percent of Yahoo leagues.


Other Reasonably Available Guys With Two SBs Last Week

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Ryan Spilborghs—10.6 percent ESPN, 17 percent Yahoo—Solid pickup, but won’t steal much.

Justin Maxwell—Less than one percent ESPN and Yahoo—Not worth picking up.

Brett Gardner—12.1 percent ESPN, 16 percent Yahoo—Can’t hit.

Alexi Casilla—1.7 percent ESPN, nine percent Yahoo—Isn’t hitting.

Michael Bourn—8.6 percent ESPN, 21 percent Yahoo—Finally hitting, worth adding.

Emmanuel Burris—2.4 percent ESPN, five percent Yahoo—Isn’t hitting.

Eric Byrnes—39.3 percent ESPN, 16 percent Yahoo—Finally hitting.



Originally published at LestersLegends.com.

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