Trade saps Podsednik's fantasy value 

July, 29, 2010

Veteran outfielder Scott Podsednik has truly been one of the bigger surprises of the first four months of the fantasy season, entering Wednesday as the No. 6 outfielder on the ESPN Fantasy Player Rater. No, I'm not making that up, he's sixth! Podsednik, a 20th-round pick in ESPN average live drafts and 53rd among outfielders, is owned in 98.1 percent of ESPN standard (10-team) mixed leagues, certainly providing tremendous value with a .310 batting average and 30 stolen bases, the latter stat tied for third in baseball. Only Juan Pierre and Carl Crawford have more.