Fantasy baseball: Top six pickups to add stolen bases

Kolten Wong has a chance to add some steals for the Milwaukee Brewers down the stretch. AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps

When I first looked for baseball's stolen base leaders, new Oakland Athletics outfielder Starling Marte did not show up because he still is not qualified for the batting title. Marte missed six weeks early in the season with a rib fracture and even now, he falls short of 300 plate appearances, but thanks to a recent stretch where he has been overly frisky on the base paths, nobody has more stolen bases for the season. That is quite amazing; it is August and the league leader in an actual fantasy baseball category has not played enough, at least by MLB's definition!

In fact, if we compare Marte to Kansas City Royals 2B/OF Whit Merrifield, the fellow who also has 27 stolen bases on the season, it is quite interesting.