2020 MLB Draft Guide: When to Target Speed
Last season the fantasy baseball world was in a panic to acquire speed early. Justin Vreeland gives you the lowdown on whether that's necessary again this season.
When to target speed? This is one of the biggest questions in fantasy baseball each and every year. No one should go into a roto draft with the plan of tanking the steals category, as this can almost assure you of not capturing first place. The problem with a lot of the speed guys, as you may already know, is that they offer very little in just about every other category outside of stolen bases. Add to that the fact that speed is becoming harder and harder to find, and it adds even more difficulty. The 2018 season was the first year since 2012 that no player stole over 50 bases (Trout had 49 in 2012), and only the second such year since 2002... and then it happened once again in 2019, as the league-leader finished with 46. So how does one go about picking up stolen bases for fantasy? There are a few ways to go about targeting speed, and they can all work.
A Balanced Approach
This is the most ideal way to go about getting your stolen base category locked up without hurting...