A couple of weeks into June, and things are shaking up. We have some guys going for the stolen base lead at full speed, we have our regular guys, and some gambles for you all. They may not play every day, but when they get on base, it should be fun to watch.
Here are our top 25 stolen bases guys over the last 30 days, followed by the streaming options.
|Ronald Acuna Jr.||ATL||109||6||3||0,67|
|Cedric Mullins II||BAL||123||6||1||0,86|
|Bobby Witt Jr.||KCR||120||5||0||1|
Jose Siri (1% rostered)
The last guy on our top 25 guys has arrived, and he came out of nowhere.
Although landing in the top 5 in sprint speed, Siri only got his second steal in June and has not stopped after that.
Based on the amount of PA he has, you can guess he does not have a full-time job at Houston. Part of it is his cold bat, which has been freezing cold in June going 2 out of 21. Brutal.
However, here we look at speeds, and it has been good. He went 5 for 5 in steals and has insane defensive metrics. It could guarantee him some amount of PT, and if he gets on base, the bags will come for you.
Seth Brown (5% rostered)
He was one bag shy of the top 25 guys, but that is not a problem for us.
Brown got two-thirds of his total stolen bases over the last 30 days, and he also is slashing .268/.326/.561 during that span, which is very different from his season slash line.
Since his xBA for the season lands around .250, I believe we can expect a production close to the one he has been giving us over the last 30 days. This would give us a batting average over .250, with a considerable amount of steals while hitting clean-up. Sounds good to me.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa (19% rostered)
IKF is back on our list of streaming options, and it is not for nothing. He got five bags over the last 30 days and he is slashing .325/.372/.425 in the month of June over 43 PA.
I know the numbers over a small sample size may not stick, but if this is a hot streak for him, the steals might come as he gets more opportunities. Plus, he has a secure PT in a good Yankees lineup, so it should help you in more than just one category.
Jon Berti (24% rostered)
The stolen base leader over the last 30 days is a first-timer in our streaming options, and it is an interesting guy.
Berti has 10 steals over the previously mentioned span, and he got all of them over just 68 PA.
Out of all our options so far, Berti may be the most solid one of all. With Wendle and Brian Anderson on the IL, Berti is projected as the starting 3B for the Marlins, and it will not be an easy choice when these guys come back.
Berti is slashing .279/.385/.404 through the year in 122 PA. He may lack in the power department, but the rest seems legit. If he can continue to run free as he has been doing this month, he may take the lead in stolen bases until the next streaming speed article. I am keeping an eye on him and I suggest you do the same.
Christopher Morel (32% rostered)
This might be the last time he is available, so why are you sleeping on it?
Morel is a must-stream if you are in need of steals. He has 6 bags over the last 30 days, and he handles the bat quite well.
His xBA ranks in the 95th percentile and the K% in the 96th percentile. The BB% is worrisome, but he will get on base and the steals may come as well.
The Cubs are not the best to stream, but they have good matchups against the Reds and Pirates, so why not?
Myles Straw (49% rostered)
The last one we are diving into is the Cleveland Guardians leadoff hitter Myles Straw.
He does not appear on our top 25 list, but he is always a good speed gamble.
Straw has a pretty steady PT all year, he plays good defense, but he has a cold bat for sure. For us speed streamers, this should not really be a problem.
What Straw lacks with the bat, he more than comes up with his speed. Ranking at the 96th percentile in sprint speed, the center fielder has 11 SB on the season, five last month, and two in the last couple of weeks. I truly believe we can expect a solid production on his side at running the bases.
I know Straw may hurt you in every other department, but he does have a .253 career batting average, so maybe he can turn things around. The steals and runs will be there almost for sure, so I would keep an eye on him.
- Victor Robles (3% rostered)
- 6 SB over the last 30 days
- .340 batting average against lefties
- Jorge Mateo (25% rostered)
- Second in the majors at stolen bases
- Secure PT
- Amed Rosario (33% rostered)
- 4 SB and .293 batting average over the last 30 days
- Secure PT