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Fantasy Baseball: August Stolen Base Opportunity Leaders

Here is a quick look at the players who are focusing on jacking up their SB totals in the month of August, courtesy of Fangraphs. I calculated this by using the following formula (SB + CS)/ (1B + 2B +HBP +BB):

Name 1B 2B Pict
BB
HBP SB CS AVG SBO
Michael Bourn 26 2 8 2 12 4 0.283 42%
Cliff Pennington 14 5 8 1 8 3 0.241 39%
Angel Pagan 18 6 4 0 9 1 0.231 36%
Jose Reyes 20 6 3 0 8 2 0.302 34%
Juan Pierre 39 4 7 5 13 3 0.354 29%
Peter Bourjos 9 4 4 2 4 1 0.203 26%
Fred Lewis 11 4 9 2 5 2 0.2 27%
B.J. Upton 13 9 13 0 9 1 0.26 29%
Gregor Blanco 20 4 12 0 9 1 0.258 28%
Brett Gardner 15 6 15 1 9 1 0.247 27%
Ichiro Suzuki 29 3 8 0 11 0 0.307 28%
Andrew McCutchen 13 6 11 3 7 1 0.226 24%
Alex Rios 21 4 6 1 6 2 0.261 25%
Rajai Davis 19 4 5 0 7 0 0.242 25%
Coco Crisp 23 7 9 0 9 0 0.3 23%
Michael Brantley 18 2 6 0 5 1 0.291 23%
Carlos Gonzalez 11 10 10 0 5 2 0.344 23%
Hanley Ramirez 23 8 9 2 7 2 0.359 21%
Chone Figgins 25 3 8 1 6 2 0.267 22%
Roger Bernadina 16 4 8 1 6 0 0.255 21%



Only a few surprises for me. One is Andrew McCutchen-why isn't he running more? Same goes for Rajai Davis and Ichiro. The other is Cliff Pennington. Who is he? He has 23 SBs on the season, and you have to love the fact that he is running almost 40% of his times on base. He is someone to watch in September. Checked Baseball-Reference and saw that he stole 27 bases in AAA in 2009 and 31 bases in 2008, so he may be a cheap SB guy in 2011.