Fantasy Baseball: 10 Power/Speed Players to Target in 2018
The 30-30 man in baseball is dead.
From the dawn of baseball through the 1987 season, there had been 11 seasons in which a player hit both 30 home runs and stole 30 bases. Bobby Bonds, the father of the great Barry Bonds, was responsible for almost half of those seasons (five), so suffice it to say that players who could combine that type of production was rare.
Then, 1987 happened, where four players (Joe Carter, Eric Davis, Howard Johnson and Darryl Strawberry) all joined the 30-30 club. And over the next 25 years, there were 49 different 30-30 seasons.
But now, the drought is back. Since Mike Trout and Ryan Braun both joined the club in 2012, nobody else has gained entry. Mookie Betts (24 homers, 26 steals) and Jose Altuve (24 homers, 32 steals) came the closest last year, but in reality, they weren't all that close.
Still, those players (and others) provided a solid combination of power and speed, two things that are vital to being a well-rounded player in fantasy baseball. Based on our 2018 projections, here are 10 players who have the potential of posting a 25-25 season.