If you’ve been listening to SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio lately, then you’ve already been inundated with all sorts of talk about stolen bases. The decline in speed we witnessed last season has apparently stood out like a turd in a punch bowl and heading into the January 23rd FSTA Experts Draft, the declaration of speed being at a premium this season was heard loud and clear. Five of the top burners were off the board by the end of the third round and when Billy Hamilton was taken with the first pick of the fourth (40th overall), you knew the pundits were focused on speed.

Yes, you read that correctly. Billy Hamilton, the guy fantasy pundits have been laughing at for two years, was the 40th player off the board. His 2016 ADP sat near the 120 marker in both the NFBC and Mock Draft Army, but with speed apparently now being at such a premium and his .369 OBP in the second half last year, he’s now a highly-coveted commodity in the fantasy baseball kingdom. Not sure why people...

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