Fantasy Baseball: Speedster Hanley Ramirez and Other Nuggets

Red Sox Hanley Ramirez

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Today we talk about Hanley Ramirez following through with his spring proclimation, Edwin Encarnacion going back in time and Carlos Correa dealing with injuries.

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Hanley Ramirez

The Boston Red Sox Hanley Ramirez talked about wanting to go 30-30 this season. This seemed crazy for a player that hasn’t had double digit steals since 2014 and hasn’t cleared 20 since 2012.

That being said, Ramirez is clearly working towards his goal. He has stolen two bases five games into the season. He had a combo meal on Monday night adding a home run to his steal.

Stealing bases is mostly a want to stat. If Hanley wants to run and Red Sox let him run, double digit steals seem very plausible. He is still surprisingly available in 40% of Yahoo! Leagues and 60% of ESPN leagues. Go add him now, if he is still floating around your waiver wire.

Edwin Encarnacion

In things that make you go, “WTF!”, the Indians Edwin Encarnacion hit an inside the park home run. An impressive feat for the 35 year old DH.

Astros Carlos Correa

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Carlos Correa

The Houston Astros celebrated their 2017 World Series title on Monday night during their home opener. That excitement was quickly dampened as their star shortstop Carlos Correa left their game against the Orioles. Over the weekend he fouled a ball off his foot. Fantasy owners must pay attention to Correa. In daily leagues, names like Tim Anderson, Marcus Semien, and Nick Ahmed are floating around waiver wires and could make quality short-term options.

Delino Deshields

Many had hoped Delino Deshields could be a solid source of speed this season. He fractured his hamate bone in his left hand. The injury will keep him out 4-6 weeks. The Blue Jays Kevin Pillar is available in 70% of ESPN leagues and can provide speed help for your depleted outfield.

Paul DeJong

The Cardinals break out star from 2017 has picked up where he left of last season. On Sunday, DeJong went yard twice. He followed that performance up on Monday with another moon shot. If the DeJong owner in your league is listening, it may be worth figuring out asking price. You may get a decent deal on a player the other owner thinks they are “selling high”

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