Stolen Base Report for the week of June 9th to June 15th
Unfavorable Matchups, American League
Kurt Suzuki Oakland (16 for 36, .444 CS%): 3 against NYY (Johnny Damon, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter), 3 against San Francisco (Fred Lewis, Randy Winn, Ray Durham, Emmanuel Burriss)
Ivan Rodriguez Detroit (12 for 31, .387 CS%): 1 against Cleveland (Grady Sizemore, Jamey Carroll), 3 against CHW (Orlando Cabrera, Carlos Quentin), 3 against LAD (Juan Pierre, Matt Kemp)
Joe Mauer Minnesota (13 for 39, .357 CS%): 1 against CHW (Orlando Cabrera, Carlos Quentin), 3 against Cleveland (Grady Sizemore, Jamey Carroll), 3 against Milwaukee (Corey Hart, Rickie Weeks)
Favorable Matchups, American League
AJ Pierzynski CHW (7 for 47, .149 CS%): 1 against Minnesota (Carlos Gomez, Delmon Young, Nick Punto, Michael Cuddyer), 3 against Detroit (Carlos Guillen, Curtis Granderson), 3 against Colorado (Willy Taveras, Scott Podsednik, Ryan Spilborghs)
Ramon Hernandez BAL (11 for 55, .200 CS%), 3 against Boston (Jacoby Ellsbury, Coco Crisp, Julio Lugo, Dustin Pedroia), 3 against Pittsburgh (Jason Bay, Nate McLouth)
Kenji Johjima Seattle (7 for 31, .226 CS%): 3 against Toronto (Alex Rios, Marco Scuturo, Aaron Hill, Scott Rolen), 3 against Washington (Lastings Milledge, Felipe Lopez)
Unfavorable Matchups, National League
Jason Kendall Milwaukee (21 for 42, .500 CS%): 3 against Houston (Michael Bourn, Kaz Matsui, Lance Berkman), 3 against Minnesota (Carlos Gomez, Delmon Young, Nick Punto, Michael Cuddyer)
Yadier Molina STL (11 for 30, .367 CS%) 3 against Cincinnati (Jerry Hairston, Brandon Phillips, Ryan Freel ), 3 against Philadelphia (Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Jayson Werth)
Paul Bako Cincinnati (11 for 31, .355 CS%): 3 against St. Louis (Cesar Izturis, Skip Schumaker, Adam Kennedy), 3 against Boston (Jacoby Ellsbury, Coco Crisp, Julio Lugo, Dustin Pedroia)
Favorable Matchups, National League
Chris Snyder Arizona (5 for 27, .185 CS%): 1 against Pittsburgh (Jason Bay, Nate McLouth), 3 against NYM (Jose Reyes, David Wright, Luis Castillo, Carlos Beltran), 3 against Kansas City (Joey Gathright)
Russell Martin: LAD (8 for 43, .186 CS%) 3 against CHC (Ryan Theriot, Kosuke Fukudome Alfonso Soriano), 3 against LAA (Torii Hunter, Macier Izturis, Erick Aybar)
Brian McCann Atlanta (7 for 36, .194 CS%): 1 against Arizona (Mark Reynolds, Chris Young), 3 against Milwaukee (Corey Hart, Rickie Weeks), 3 against Cincinnati (Jerry Hairston, Brandon Phillips, Ryan Freel)
Joey Gathright: Gathright is still available in many leagues. He is a must own in AL-only and deep mixed leagues. An injury to any of the Royals starting outfielders makes him a factor in shallower mixed leagues.
Fred Lewis: Lewis is a high % basestealer, 11 for 13, who is doing a good job since being handed a full-time position, 4/14/.279. He should be owned in all formats with the only concern being his low Ct% of 71%, but he compensates for it with excellent plate patience, 11.6% BB
Jason Bartlett: Barlett’s defense will keep him the lineup everyday and the 5 stolen bases in his last 9 games, including 3 in one game, hints that Bartlett may be ready to pick up his running game.
Lastings Milledge: Milledge may be available in mixed leagues. He does have some issues, not much power and a low 6.2% BB, but he can run, 10 steals in 13 attempts. With a decent 82% Ct and a depressed .223 BHIP%, he shouldn’t hurt you with his batting average, currently at .246, while providing some speed.
Tadito Iguchi: With little power, 2 home runs in 235 AB, and a low 77% Ct%, Iguchi wont help in any other category, but he can still swipe a few bags, 8 of 9 this season.
Scott Podsednik: With injuries to several key players, Podsednik has seen a big increase in playing time and he can still steal bases, 7 steals in 8 tries. He should have few more weeks of value in mixed leagues.
Jayson Werth: Werth should be coming off the DL within the next few days. He should be owned for his power, 9 home runs in 131 AB, but is also a hidden source for speed, 7 steals in 8 attempts.