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The 2022 season is here, and with it will be my articles!

If you drafted your team and at the end of it you looked at your players and thought “hey, didn’t I miss something?”, maybe this article is for you.

Here you will find who are players I think are worth streaming to obtain steals on a bi-weekly basis. There will be options for shallow, standard, and deep leagues so we can try to cover every fantasy player, and also some notable mentions that you may want to keep an eye on.

Deep

Tyler Wade (SS)

The first on our list is a guy I have some shares on. While rostered only 1% of the time, Wade could be a potential guy from whom we could get some steals!

Projected to start at second base and bat 8th for the Angels, Wade has a sprint speed of 29.1 which is faster than Tommy Edman.

He may not handle the bat very well, but the Angles are scheduled to play against Miami and Baltimore in these weeks, so he may get some chances on the base path. (Oh, also, he has 4 SB in 28 AB in ST)

Standard

Harrison Bader (OF)

Batting 8th and the starting center fielder for the Saint Louis Cardinals, Harrison Bader is our choice for this group.

During the next couple of weeks, Bader can help your team in different ways. He is only 25% rostered, has a sprint speed of 29.5 ft/min, and has almost 600 projected PA during the season, so we should expect him to play.

But, and I believe this is the most important part, the Cardinals have a nice schedule. They face the Pirates, Royals, Marlins, and Reds in the first couple of weeks.

Stealing against Salvador Perez may be the hardest part of this deal, but I believe he will get plenty of chances to test his wheels.

Shallow

Akil Baddoo (OF)

Expected to leadoff for the Tigers, Akil Baddoo is our last pick for these first 2 weeks.

While rostered 46% of the time, Baddoo may have an interesting case on his side.

He has a sprint speed of 28.9 sprint speed and had a nice .346 OBP against righties, which is good because he is facing mostly right handed starters in these first couple of weeks.

For the Tigers, it is a rough start. They face three playoff contenders in the White Sox, Red Sox, and Yankees while facing the Royals and Rockies in the other series.

However, the tough games may be a good chance for Baddoo to swipe some bags. All three projected starting catchers – (Grandal, Vazquez, and Higashioka) have a hard time throwing out baserunners. They all had a success rate (CS/(SB+CS)) lower than 25%. For comparison, Salvador Perez and Elias Diaz had 43.9% and 42.11% success rates respectively.

If he were available in my leagues, I would get him.

 

Notable Mentions

  • Jorge Mateo
    • 3 % rostered
    • Stole 5 bases in 116 PA with Baltimore
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa
    • 31% rostered
    • 4 SB in April 2021
  • Nicky Lopez
    • 18% rostered
    • Elite K rate
    • Half of his 2021 steals were in one month

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