The COVID-19 outbreak brought about massive changes to the MLB landscape. From a 60-game season to bigger rosters to the universal DH to a massive schedule overhaul, this is a baseball season unlike any we’ve ever witnessed.
In the fantasy baseball world, the focus has been so heavy on accruing at-bats and worrying about starting pitcher innings-limits, many people have forgotten some key strategies we were ready to employ this season.
Like, where is the outcry for stolen bases? Just because the season is shorter, doesn’t mean your need for speed should be overlooked.
Considering this season’s sprint toward an expanded playoff format, teams are trying to be more aggressive on the bases in an effort to steal wins. Heading into this weekend, teams had played an average of 11 games each, and we already had 162 stolen bases. If you prorate that number over the course of a 162-game season, you end up with 2,385 stolen bases, which puts us 105 steals ahead of last season. With no guarantee that teams will keep up with this pace, you need to identify where you can grab some extra speed.
The individual leaderboard will give you names like Tommy Pham,…