Alfonso Soriano – Don’t ever call me a Fantasy genius. In some kind of wicked boneheaded move to pad an AL-only roto stolen base lead, I benched Alfonso Soriano. You see I have this weakness for a man named Rajai. A man with super speed and the instincts of a young Jackie Robinson. He doesn’t have the flare or power or the mouth of a Rickey Henderson. He does produce dynamite stolen bases numbers annually but that’s pretty much it. In my defense Soriano was ice cold entering this week. I saw an opportunity to widen a gap instead of trying to continue an RBI and homer chase. Our lineups lock weekly. I do have Nate McLouth, Michael Bourn and Alexei Ramirez. Hell, I also have Eric Hosmer and he has the same number of stolen bases as Davis this week. To think I used my number one waiver priority on Soriano and then I benched him because I missed double digit stolen bases from Rajai Davis over the last couple of weeks? I lead the category by four and now my lead has disappeared and I am down by two.
Meanwhile the reality of Soriano being on my Fantasy bench is causing me to send emotional texts to other owners, like they truly care that my gamble was a failure.
So now we get to Soriano who is apparently using an oversized tennis racket at the plate this week. His numbers over the last seven days .560 BA/.593 OBP/1.320 SLG that’s an OPS of 1.913. He has 33total bases, mainly thanks to six homers. He has 19 RBIs, 18 of which came in a four game span. His BAbip is a side splitting .615 and oh just in case you were wondering he also has one stolen base. But, then again Rajai has two stolen bases in that same timeframe.