Fantasy Baseball 2011 Year in Review: 30/30 & 20/20 Hitters

When you talk about the 30/30 or 20/20 club in baseball, it usually refers to players with 30+ home runs & 30+ stolen bases and 20+  home runs & 20+ stolen bases in the same season. After a thrilling end to the regular season, here’s a review of the 2011 30/30 & 20/20 club members.

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The combination of power and speed over the course of the regular season is a great milestone to reach as a player and a strong individual accomplishment for any fantasy team.  If you were lucky enough to win your league, most likely one or more of the following players were on your team.

Special props to the (4) fantasy MVP’s of the year – Matt Kemp, Ryan Braun, Ian Kinsler, and Jacoby Ellsbury for reaching the 30/30 club.  Unless you were living under a rock, Kemp, Braun and Ellsbury were clearly raking all year long as they batted well over .300 for their teams.

All four of these gentlemen are talented and young enough to reach 20/20 next year with an outside chance of a repeat performance.

30/30 Club Position H/AB R HR RBI SB AVG
Matt Kemp OF 195/602 115 39 126 40 0.324
Ryan Braun OF 187/563 109 33 111 33 0.332
Ian Kinsler 2B/DH 158/620 121 32 77 30 0.255
Jacoby Ellsbury OF 212/660 119 32 105 39 0.321

Here are the 20/20 hitters on the 2011 season.

20/20 Club Position H/AB R HR RBI SB AVG
Curtis Granderson OF 153/583 136 41 119 25 0.262
Justin Upton OF 171/592 105 31 88 21 0.289
Carlos Gonzalez OF 142/481 92 26 92 20 0.295
B.J. Upton OF 136/560 82 23 81 36 0.243
Andrew McCutchen OF 148/572 87 23 89 23 0.259
Dustin Pedroia 2B 195/635 102 21 91 26 0.307
Jeff Francoeur OF 171/601 77 20 87 22 0.285
Chris Young OF 134/567 89 20 71 22 0.236

This year there were a total of 12 members who reached the 20/20 club, which includes the 30/30 guys.  It’s interesting to see how only 5 of the 12 players’ teams made the playoffs; however, 9 of the 12 were on winning teams.

Justin Upton and B.J. Upton were the 1st set of brothers to reach 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in a season.  Jason Werth and Ben Zobrist were each one stolen base short of reaching 20/20.  There were only 2 repeat performers from last year: Carlos Gonzalez &  Chris Young.

There were 7 members of the 20/20 club in 2010.  Obviously, Hanley Rameriz & Shin-Soo Choo sustained injuries that limited their performance.  Bobby Abreu lost his wheels even though he had 12 straight prior seasons of 20+ stolen bases.  Alex Rios ended up with only 13 home runs and 11 stolen bases while Drew Stubbs hit 15 home runs and stole 40 bases.   Drew Stubbs has the chance to easily make the club again next year.

2010 Members Pos R HR RBI SB AVG
Alex Rios OF 89 21 88 34 0.284
Hanley Rameriz SS 92 21 76 32 0.300
Drew Stubbs OF 91 22 77 29 0.254
Chris Young OF 94 27 91 28 0.257
Carlos Gonzalez OF 111 34 117 26 0.336
Bobby Abreu OF 86 20 78 23 0.256
Shin-Soo Choo OF 81 22 90 22 0.300

As the 2012 fantasy baseball season is down the block and around the corner, look forward to seeing MSF’s fantasy baseball draft kit where we will provide a list of possible repeat performers in 2012, familar faces re-appearing, and new members who will reach this milestone.

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