YOU CAN'T teach
speed, and in fantasy leagues you can't easily acquire it either. Here are a
few stolen base threats who might be available at your draft.
After notching 23 home runs and 23 stolen bases between the Tigers and Triple A
Toledo in 2005, Granderson entered spring training deadlocked with the
incumbent Nook Logan for Detroit's starting centerfield and leadoff jobs. With
his power, speed and defense during the spring, the 25-year-old Granderson
(above) won out. He is a 20-homer, 20-steal threat.
Despite playing a limited role for the Yankees, Womack (right) tied for seventh
in the AL in steals last season, with 27. He'll play every day in Cincinnati,
giving him a great chance to resurrect his career--and fantasy value. Look for
at least 30 more swipes.
It looks as if
Tampa Bay will move Aubrey Huff back to third base, which will open up an
outfield spot for speedster Joey Gathright, who has 26 steals in 95 major
league games.... Although outfielder Chris Duffy stole just two bases in his
39-game stint with the Pirates in '05, he swiped 30 or more in three of his
four full minor league seasons--and should see more at bats in the bigs this