Steals sleepers for 2012 

March, 23, 2012
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The player who led the champion St. Louis Cardinals in stolen bases a year ago is going to do so again in 2012, making him an interesting sleeper for that fantasy category.

Do you know whom I'm talking about? Not Ryan Theriot, who played 132 games and stole a sad four bases in 10 attempts. Not Rafael Furcal, who is a shell of his former self and barely runs anymore. Not Nick Punto. Not Matt Holliday; he attempted three steals all year. Not Jon Jay, who was caught seven of 13 times. And not Albert Pujols.

This will be the fourth big league season for utility infielder Tyler Greene, and it will be his best. Sure, that's not saying much since the guy has a .218 career batting average in parts of three seasons and I'm not saying Greene is going to become the next Jeff Kent or anything, but the guy has some pop and certainly can run. Last season, Greene stole a team-high 11 bases despite getting barely 100 at-bats (13 Cardinals with more ABs). In fact, Greene has yet to be caught stealing in 16 attempts in the majors, and it's not a fluke.

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