Oak's Corner: Finding Help Down the Stretch
Oak's Corner: Finding Help Down the Stretch

This article is part of our Oak's Corner series.

The Week That Was

Coming off back to back years with 40 stolen bases (one of which was a year he only played 98 games), Trea Turner was a locked in first-round pick with an ADP of 6.3 in the NFBC Main Event, which made him the fourth highest picked player. With stolen bases down across the board, the appeal of a large stolen base anchor who isn't a power zero nor a batting average drain is quite significant. Turner again found his way to the Injured List this year, although this time it was his fault, as he fractured his finger on a bunt attempt, and it cost him six weeks. He had a bit of a slow start upon his return with only one homer in his first 30 games back, but ramped it up big time once he knocked the rust off.

Since June 7, Turner is hitting .309 with 10 homers in 64 games and 18 stolen bases. On the season as a whole, Turner is hitting .295 with 13 homers and 26 steals to go with 66 runs in only 87 games, truly a monster pace for fantasy leagues. He's striking out a touch more at 20.9 percent, but is posting a career high in both hard hit rate at 36.7 percent and average exit velocity at 90 mph. With the number of large breakouts this year who promise to be first rounders along with some high-end aces some and sexy young stars like Fernando

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Scott Jenstad
Scott Jenstad is a veteran of both NFBC and CDM fantasy games. He has won five NFBC Main Event league titles and finished twice in the Top 10 Overall. Scott is a hardcore fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A's and Golden State Warriors. Follow him on Twitter @ScottJenstad.
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