Fantasy Baseball: Celebrating Singles

Happy 'Singles Awareness Day' you crazy gals and gents. Let's look at who can help you in fantasy, even if all they do is play the 'singles' game.

Josh Helmuthby Josh Helmuth

These guys may not be knocking a ton of bombs this season, but by hitting for a consistent average and getting on base  a great clip via singles, they'll hold value late in your draft.

Yonder Alonso, 1B – Padres

Alonso was considered one of the best prospects in baseball just a couple years ago. A high-average hitter in the minors, Alonso was sent over to San Diego from Cincinnati via the Mat Latos deal. Alonso will never hit for power, but considering he hits more line-drives than your average big-leaguer, mixed with the fact he's still young, Alonso could be a great spot starter. Seeing him hit close to .300 with a good amount of doubles is very foreseeable.

Jon Jay, OF – Cardinals

This guy would get so much more praise if he was in a larger market. Jay hit .303 last season and is a virtual lock to hit .300 again this season. He has no problem hitting lefties and also has a great OBP. He finished the ranks around the 125 mark overall last season, meaning he needs to be owned.

Jordan Pacheco, 1B, C, 3B – Rockies

Pacheco didn't do much with power in his first full season, only hitting five home runs. But he did hit for a .309 average — a .345 average at Coors Field. If he's available at more than one position in your league, he is a terrific spot starter.

Ichiro Suzuki, OF – Yankees

He's getting old but his wheels aren't done turnin'! Ichiro had a resurgence after being traded to New York last season, hitting .322 with 14 steals in only 67 games with the Bombers. You can't expect the 39-year-old to necessarily be an All-Star, but he very well could provide early-middle round value, hitting close to .300 with 30 steals.  

Ben Revere, OF – Phillies

Don't bet on him hitting any home runs — in fact, I would bet he doesn't hit one, considering he had zero last year. However, I bet he will give you top 25 value in your outfield by improving on his .294 average and 40 stolen bases from last year. He's only 24-years-old as well, meaning he has yet to hit his peak.

Josh Helmuth is the editor for CraveOnline Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @JHelmuth or subscribe at

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