Fantasy baseball Roundtable: Slow starters, base stealers and more

Dustin Pedroia has just one home run and one stolen base for the Red Sox so far this season.
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Gonos: As leery as I was about drafting Billy Hamilton, you still have to give him credit for stealing 10 bases despite reaching base just 27 times this season. His batting average is still painfully low (.244), especially for a leadoff hitter. But the Reds are sticking with him at the top of their order, and even if he picks up his batting average by another 10 points, that could be the difference between 60 steals at season's end, and 70 or more. No player has more than five stolen bases with as few appearances on the basepaths as Hamilton.

Wil Myers only has two homers this year, and he's striking out way more than his fantasy owners like.
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