Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool: Runs & Ribbies

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IMay 6, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 27:  Jose Guillen #11 of  the Kansas City Royals is congratulated by Billy Butler #16 after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Kauffman Stadium on April 27, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Some reasonably available players to assist you in the Runs and/or RBI categories.

Runs

Alberto Callaspo, Kansas City Royals- Alberto scored the most Runs (9) in the league over the past week.  He was brilliant at the plate going 11 for 27 (.407) with a HR and six RBI. He’s crushing it on the year hitting .379 with 16 Runs, 2 HRs, and 11 RBI.

He is owned in 48 percent of Yahoo, 9.6 percent of ESPN, and 33 percent of CBS Sportsline leagues. 

Billy Butler, Kansas City Royals- Alberto’s teammate Billy Butler was solid as well.  He scored eight Runs while hitting .385 (10 of 26) with 2 HRs and 8 RBI.  He raised his average to .258 and has 13 Runs, 2 HRs, and 11 RBI on the year. 

He is owned in 25 percent of Yahoo, 4.6 percent of ESPN, and 40 percent of CBS Sportsline leagues.  Billy is also a contributor in the RBI category.

Mark Teahan, Kansas City Royals- I guess the Royals scored a lot of Runs last week.  Teahan had seven of them.  He hit just .192 (5 for 26) though with 1 HR and 2 RBI.  Despite the mini-slump he’s hitting .292 on the year with 16 Runs, 3 HRs, and 9 RBI.

He is owned in 55 percent of Yahoo, 13.4 percent of ESPN, and 59 percent of CBS Sportsline leagues.

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Willie Bloomquist, Kansas City Royals- This is getting ridiculous with Royals.  He scored seven as well last week.  He went 9 for 19 (.474) with 1 HR, 2 RBI, and 3 SBs.  On the year he’s hitting .378 with 10 Runs, 1 HR, 5 RBI, and 4 SBs.

He’s owned in five percent of Yahoo, 0.6 percent of ESPN, and two percent of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Franklin Gutiérrez, Seattle Mariners-  Finally, a non-Royal. Gutiérrez scored six Runs last week while hitting .500 (11 for 22) with 2 HRs, and 6 RBI. On the year he’s batting .291 with 14 Runs, 3 HRs, and 13 RBI.

He’s owned in eight percent of Yahoo, 3.3 percent of ESPN, and 10 percent of CBS Sportsline leagues.

RBI

Gary Matthews, Jr., Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Gary picked up 7 RBIs last week while hitting .333 (6 for 18) with 1 Run.  On the year he’s hitting .288 with 9 Runs, 0 HRs, and 12 RBI.  Clearly he’s a two-category player at this point. 

He’s owned in two percent of Yahoo, 1.5 percent of ESPN, and four percent of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Michael Cuddyer, Minnesota Twins- Cuddy also had seven RBIs last week.  He went 9 for 20 (.450) with 5 Runs, a HR, and a SB.  On the year he’s hitting .266 with 12 Runs, 2 HRs, 13 RBI, and 3 SBs. 

He’s owned in eight percent of Yahoo, 2.7 percent of ESPN, and 21 percent of CBS Sportsline leagues.

José Guillén, Kansas City Royals- Someone had to drive all those Royals in.  Guillén had seven RBI last week.  He went 9 for 24 (.375) with 5 Runs and a HR.  On the year he’s hitting .306 with 8 Runs, 3 HRs, and 11 RBI in just 14 games. 

He’s owned in 38 percent of Yahoo, 11.6 percent of ESPN, and 48 percent of CBS Sportsline leagues.

John Buck, Kansas City Royals- Buck picked up 7 RBIs last week while hitting .263 (5 for 19).  On the year he’s hitting .250 with 5 Runs, 3 HRs, and 17 RBI.  He’s owned in 21 percent of Yahoo, 12.1 percent of ESPN, and 18 percent of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Originally featured at LestersLegends.com.