Fantasy Baseball Category Killers: Steals

Fantasy Baseball Category Killers: Steals
June 11, 2012, 8:26 pm
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By Rob Steingall
CSNChicago.com

Ryan Theriot, Giants: The past two weeks have been great for Theriot, as he's produced a .370 average with seven runs scored and eight runs batted in. More importantly, he's swiped four bases during the past week and actually seems interested in being a foce on the bases once again. There is 20-steal upside in these legs with regular playing time.

Ben Revere, Twins: He's running hot in June, with five multi-hit efforts already this month, to go along with four stolen bases. Revere stole 34 bases last season, and have 50 steal upside if he ever locks down a full-time gig for an entire season. As long as he's playing daily, he's one of the best speed options in the fantasy game.

Angel Pagan, Giants: San Francisco's center fielder is having a resurgent year that strongly resembles his career best 2010, where he posted a .2901169 line while stealing 37 bases. While his average is likely to come down to earth a little bit, the modest power and speed upside is very real, and he could finish with 15 home runs and 35 steals when all is said and done.

Jason Kipnis, Indians: Currently one of the best fantasy players in the game, it isn't likely you'll be finding him on your league waiver wire, but he certainly could be had in a trade. Currently sitting at 14 steals, he could land in the 25-30 range by the end of the season. Fish around, you might just find an owner willing to deal him for a more established name.
Alejando De Aza, White Sox: De Aza continues to have a stellar season, batting .310 with 43 runs scored and 13 steals on the year. At this rate, he has a good shot at exceeding the 100 run30 steal marks, making him a valuable asset in all formats.