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How to address steals/saves deficiencies

Updated: June 7, 2012, 4:42 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
It's certainly been a crazy season for closers, as half the projected top 10 saves leaders from the preseason ESPN Fantasy Draft Kit are likely to fall considerably short of their projected totals. We said goodbye to Brian Wilson and Mariano Rivera, Huston Street just returned from injury, Brandon League is a middle reliever, and who knows what happens in the next few weeks with Heath Bell.

But check out the projected stolen base leaders, and you'll find the list to be just as volatile, if not more so. Predicted top 10 contributors Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury are hurt, Coco Crisp and Desmond Jennings only recently got healthy, Dee Gordon can't hit or get on base very well (.274 OBP!), and the deeper you go it's just as problematic.

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