Steals found with side of power
Move over sex, speed sells too. Whether it's
The result is a new breed of fantasy player who will net you double-digit steals and homers. With long-term contracts spiraling out of control, teams are less willing to let their star players run freely. This makes the player who will go 30/30 rare (
So, where does that leave us? When the time comes, is it necessary to load up on speed? Let's get out our TI-82's and take a look at simple numbers. The results are in: a home run is far more prevalent than a stolen base. The following are the steals and homers that MLB teams have averaged over the past four years.
The consensus? Both home runs and steals are on the rise, but making sure you get in on the stolen base derby may be the wise choice. As mentioned above, it may not have to be one or two guys who will steal you 30-plus bases, but power guys will always be around for you to draft who can contribute in the stolen base department.
Let's take a look at some different speedsters and a way you can categorize them, (with my favorite lines from