National Theft in the capital

Wed, 22 Jul 2009 10:00
by Steven Iñiguez Ruiz
National’s Morgan starting off on the right foot
Besides Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman, the Washington Nationals’ pool of valuable fantasy players has been rather shallow this season. As of Wednesday morning, the Nationals find themselves 27 games behind the National League East leading Phillies, but fantasy owners looking for SB need to overlook the bad record and focus on OF Nyjer Morgan. Morgan is currently 5th in MLB in stolen bases and is available in one out of every two Yahoo! and ESPN leagues. Morgan was traded to the Nationals from the Pirates on the 30th of June and has been plugged into the leadoff spot where he has flourished with a .333 Avg, 11 SB, and 10 R in 66 AB in the month of July. The 11 stolen bases are important because it is the most he has stolen in a month so far this season, and Nationals manager Jim Riggleman has made public that he wants his team to run more, so look for Morgan to be running when he reaches base.
Nyjer Morgan (Was – OF)
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