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Fantasy Baseball: The 20-20 Club

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Going into draft day, fantasy owners are looking for the guys who give them more than just power or just speed. They want the guy who can give them power and speed. The hitters who can give you power and speed are in high demand, and are usually drafted within the first 3-4 rounds of most drafts, and most of these guys are drafted in the first round.

Below is the list of hitters who joined the 20-20 club in 2010. They hit at least 20 home runs and stole at least 20 bases. The names on this list are not foreign by any means. I have provided their 2009 stats, as well as whether or not I think they can duplicate the effort in 2010.

Let's take a look:

Name G AB H HR RBI SB AVG 2010
Matt Kemp 159 606 180 26 101 34 0.297 Yes
Ian Kinsler 144 566 143 31 86 31 0.253 Yes
Jimmy Rollins 155 672 168 21 77 31 0.250 Yes
Hanley Ramirez 151 576 197 24 106 27 0.342 Yes
Brandon Phillips 153 584 161 20 98 25 0.276 Yes
Mark Reynolds 155 578 150 44 102 24 0.260 Yes
Chase Utley 156 571 161 31 93 23 0.282 Yes
Shin-Soo Choo 156 583 175 20 86 21 0.300 Yes
Jayson Werth 159 571 153 36 99 20 0.268 Yes
Nelson Cruz 128 462 120 33 76 20 0.260 Yes
Ryan Braun 158 635 203 32 114 20 0.320 No
Troy Tulowitzki 151 543 161 32 92 20 0.297 No
Curtis Granderson 160 631 157 30 71 20 0.249 Yes
Justin Upton 138 526 158 26 86 20 0.300 Yes
Nate McLouth 129 507 130 20 70 19 0.256 No
Torii Hunter 119 451 135 22 90 18 0.299 No

I included Nate McLouth and Torii Hunter as they were on the cusp of joining the 20-20 club in 2009 but fell a SB or two short. Notice that there was only one member of the 30-30 club in 2009- Ian Kinsler. I think Matt Kemp can join the 30-30 club in 2010, and could put together a 35-35 season. That's why I would rank him ahead of Hanley Ramirez in 2010.

Check out who will join the 20-20 club in 2010 after the jump:

But there must be some new blood joining the 20-20 club in 2010, right? Glad you asked. Here is a list of the hitters who I think will go 20-20 in 2010 (with their 2009 stats):

Name G AB HR RBI SB AVG
Derek Jeter 153 634 18 66 30 0.334
Alex Rios 149 582 17 71 24 0.247
Andrew McCutchen 108 433 12 54 22 0.286
Franklin Gutierrez 153 565 18 70 16 0.283
Carlos Gonzalez 89 278 13 29 16 0.284
Alex Rodriguez 124 444 30 100 14 0.286
Matt Holliday 156 581 24 109 14 0.313
Grady Sizemore 106 436 18 64 13 0.248
Chris Young 134 433 15 42 11 0.212
Corey Hart 115 419 12 48 11 0.260

Hitting in the new Yankee Stadium, Jeter could easily join the 20-20 club in 2010. Alex Rios should join the club as well hitting in U.S Cellular Field this year. I am very high on Andrew McCutchen as he hit 12 HRs in just 433 at bats in 2009. He should get over 600 at bats in 2010, so he could approach 20 HRs as well.

Another name you should not forget is Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies. He went 13-16 in just 278 ABs in 2009. He could easily go 20-20 in 2010 if he keeps up that pace. Alex Rodriguez will have no problem hitting 20 HRs, but who else was surprised he stole 14 bases after returning from hip surgery last year?

Grady Sizemore returns from an injury-filled 2009 season, and he should have no problem going 20-20 in 2010 as long as he is healthy. I included Chris Young and Corey Hart on the list as they have the potential to go 20-20, but both experienced horrendous 2009 seasons. They have fallen pretty far in pre-season mock drafts, so they could come cheap come draft day.