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Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool: 2013 Speed Demons Vol. 1

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 5: Juan Pierre #9 of the Miami Marlins steals second base before second baseman Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies gets the ball during the first inning in a MLB baseball game on May 5, 2013 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Ryan LesterSenior Writer IMay 9, 2013

Here are some stolen-base options that are likely available for fantasy baseball owners that have a need for speed.


Juan Pierre, Miami Marlins

Pierre has been a menace on the base paths, swiping seven bases since April 28. He also added seven runs during that span.

On the year, Pierre is hitting .239 with 16 runs, three RBI and 12 stolen bases. He’s available in nearly half of ESPN fantasy baseball leagues.


Ichiro Suzuki, New York Yankees

Ichiro has just four stolen bases this year, but they have all come since April 25. He’s hitting .269 with nine runs, one home run and six RBI.

Ichiro is also available in nearly half of ESPN fantasy baseball leagues.


Emilio Bonifacio, Toronto Blue Jays

Bonifacio is struggling at the plate this year, hitting .165 with eight runs, four RBI and three stolen bases. The three thefts have come since May 5.

Perhaps he is turning things around. Bonifacio is available in nearly 90 percent of ESPN fantasy baseball leagues.


Jordan Schafer, Atlanta Braves


Schafer is hitting .310 with seven runs, one home run, three RBI and five stolen bases. He is available in virtually all fantasy baseball leagues.

He is best used in daily leagues when he’s facing a right-handed starter.


Denard Span, Washington Nationals

Span is hitting .286 with 11 runs, 11 RBI and five stolen bases. He is available in over two-thirds of ESPN fantasy baseball leagues.


A.J. Pollock, Arizona Diamondbacks

Pollock is hitting .267 with 17 runs, four home runs, 14 RBI and five stolen bases. Despite his success, he’s available in nearly 90 percent of ESPN fantasy baseball leagues.


Dee Gordon, Los Angeles Dodgers

Gordon is hitting .316 with three runs, three RBI and three stolen bases since May 4. Ride him while he’s hot and Hanley Ramirez is on the shelf.

Gordon is available in over two-thirds of ESPN fantasy baseball leagues.


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