Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 7/9/13
Brett Gardner has long been one of my favorite players. He is the prototypical speedster, adding incredible speed with amazing defense and solid plate discipline. If those guys don’t excite you in a baseball sense then I don’t know what else would. I invested pretty deeply into Gardner this year from a fantasy perspective, as I felt his price was pretty cheap on draft day considering he missed almost all of last year with an elbow injury. To this point, even though he has been solid all around, I am disappointed in what I have received from him so far. The big issue is that he is 11 for 17 (65%) in stolen bases. For a guy that has only been caught 36 times while stealing 148 bags (80%), that is a frustrating number. Not only is the stolen base rate frustrating, the total amount is maddening. This is a guy who stole over 45 bases back to back years before missing most of last season. The expectation was that he would at least get to 30 bags stolen. And with the Yankees having so man...
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