PEORIA, Ariz. – The biggest thing to come along in fantasy baseball this year has no idea what fantasy baseball is. Lately Twitter followers have gushed to Billy Hamilton that they drafted him, a gesture Hamilton appreciates because he's polite like that. Only he doesn't get the fuss.
"Explain it to me," Hamilton said Friday afternoon. "What is it?"
Well, OK. So a bunch of nerds get together and ...
Kidding, especially coming from someone who's been in a fantasy league with friends for 24 years and plans on placing a monster auction bid on Hamilton this year. Because anyone who plays traditional fantasy baseball knows that one soul-sucking category can ruin seasons with ease. Stolen bases are the devil, the eternal – and infernal – conquest fantasy owners annually try to wrangle. And it just so happens that Billy Hamilton, a 23-year-old rookie, steals bases better than anyone on the planet.
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