Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Brian Roberts 2009
I'm not sure why, but Brian Roberts is one of my favorite players. While he doesn't get the hype of the top fantasy second basemen, he's become one of the top base stealers in the major leagues, and contributes in other categories as well. He's particularly valuable in most points leagues (including Rotohog, Snapdraft, and Draftbug), where many of his other contributions are rewards. Roberts is a doubles machine. He's had 50 twice, and has exceeded 40 doubles for four of the past five years. He hits lots of triples. He gets a ton of walks for a guy who isn't a slugger. Playing in a relatively neutral ballpark, Roberts is going to be a decent alternative in your daily lineup anytime the big three of Utley, Kinsler, and Pedroia aren't benefiting from their cozy home parks.