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For those who are somehow still on the fence:
Shane Victorino was supposed be the pet project of new Phillies first base coach Davey Lopes, who was a fantastic basestealer during his MLB career. Victorino stole 45 bags twice in the minors, but hadn't been successful in the bigs until now.
That fact, coupled with his slot in the two-hole for Philly, made him a great sleeper in drafts this year (I have him on both of my 12-teamers, drafted in the 14th and 18th rounds).
His recent flurry of hits has kicked up what was a low batting average, but he's been walking all season long. His OBP is around .400, and the struggles of the Phillies are the key reason he doesn't have a ton of runs. Those will come, as will a handful of home runs (with some help from that park, he could hit 10 or so, not bad for a stolen base specialist).
He is now 13-for-15 in stolen base attempts. Steals do, for whatever reason, tend to come in flurries, but he's now on pace for about 55 steals.
As of right now, he should be taken and started in virtually every league. OK?
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