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Friday, February 24, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL ISSUES: DON'T COUNT ON STEALS UPTICK FOR GEORGE SPRINGER

                                                               

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer met with reporters early on Friday and a fantasy baseball-related topic came up concerning his utter lack of running in 2016.  After Springer put up a boatload of stolen bases in the minors, he suddenly lost interest in that part of the game last season as he swiped all of 9 bases in a crazy 744 at-bats.  Springer was asked if he would steal more this season and his answer was not a promising one for those who are interested in him for 2017.  Basically Springer said he would only steals "when the right situation arises" which is code for "no I won't be running much."  This is a problem for his overall fantasy baseball value as Springer was drafted as an outfielder 1 last season based on the premise he would be a 20/20 guy and that clearly did not happen.  Now with the fact Springer is not running, his annually shaky batting averages (.261 last season) becomes more of a problem.  In addition, Springer's 29 home runs last season were impressive but in 744 at-bats not as much.  He currently stands with an ADP of 30.3 which is grossly inflated given these issues.  I am for one not interested in drafting Springer given the negatives in steals and average and that inflated draft price.  Neither should you as well unless he falls into the fifth round.


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