In any league 30 home runs in a season earns the player a high draft pick in the year to come, but in a world where a home run is as good as a stolen base I look for those Hunter Penceâ€™s of the world that can put up ridiculous numbers in multiple categories; think what you want but here are the real fantasy superstars of 2010.
The Studs (30/20)
Carlos Gonzalez: 34 home runs and 26 stolen bases: Clearly he has solidified himself as a top 3 outfielder, but apparently not good enough to make this yearâ€™s All Star Team.
Drew Stubs: 22 home runs and 30 stolen bases: Probably the best outfielder in baseball that no one has ever heard of.
Hanley Ramirez: 21 home runs and 32 stolen bases: Heâ€™s the only player in baseball that can show up an this list and be considered to of had a disappointing season
Alex Rios: 21 home runs and 34 stolen bases: Comeback player of the year anyone? My bad Liriano won it this morning.
The Fantasy Team Saviors (20/20)
Chris Young: 27 home runs and 28 stolen bases: He really is the best outfielder on the Diamondbacks not named Justin.
Shin-Soo Choo: 22 home runs and 22 stolen bases: Would you look at that, Cleveland actually provided a fantasy asset.
Bobby Abreu: 20 home runs and 24 stolen bases: Marking the 7,000th time heâ€™s appeared on this list.
The Unsung Heros: The Next Few
David Wright: 29 home runs and 19 stolen bases: Really is the best third baseman in the NL not named Ryan.
Matt Kemp: 28 home runs and 19 stolen bases: Hollywood *clap clap* Hollywood *clap clap* Hollywood
Hunter Pence: 25 home runs and 18 stolen bases: Apparently heâ€™s not as good as Michael Bourn? What were those All Star voters thinking?
Nelson Cruz: 22 home runs and 17 stolen bases: Injury slowed down his torrid start.
Carl Crawford: 19 home runs and 47 stolen bases: Just imagine if he stole three more bases and went yard one more time. Calling 60/20 for next year.
BJ Upton: 18 home runs and 42 stolen bases: Is it just me or is he a mirror image of Matt Kemp?
Shane Victorino: 18 home runs and 34 stolen bases: How can you not love a guy with a nickname as sick as The Flyinâ€™ Hawaiin?