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Fantasy baseball: Ramon Laureano stealing the spotlight

Ramon Laureano has been running rampant on the basepaths thus far in 2021. JOHN G MABANGLO/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Stolen bases are up a bit after two weeks of the major league season, which is good news for fantasy baseball managers in roto formats. Let's see... we've got 12 steals for the Texas Rangers, nine for the Colorado Rockies and then we've got the Oakland Athletics with eight. No wait! That's Oakland outfielder Ramon Laureano with eight steals all by himself. What? One player has more stolen bases than 25 teams? Yes, that's correct. Laureano is very responsible for the early league uptick in this one category and that, in itself, is quite surprising as he only stole two bases (in just three attempts) last season.