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Emilio Bonifacio (2B,3B,LF,CF)

Chicago Cubs

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Emilio Bonifacio News & Advice

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CBS Sports | Apr 10th, 7:36am
While his tenure in Toronto last season was forgetful, he was a different player when he joined the Royals. He hit .285 with a .352 on-base percentage and 16 stolen bases in 42 games. He already has four stolen bases in six games this season, so it seems the theme on the North Side of Chicago is "Run Emilio Run." - Michael Hurcomb
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The Fantasy Fix | Apr 10th, 2:48am
The Cubs are looking ahead to a future that almost certainly doesn't include him; players in his position can often hope to gain playing time as part of a trade audition, but I can't imagine that the rest of the league needs to see much more of Bonifacio to know what he's capable of. Play him while he's hot, drop him at the first sign of trouble. - Gerard Martin
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Fangraphs | Apr 10th, 2:36am
If Bonifacio is utilized as a super-utility player and regularly sees top-of-the-lineup plate appearances, he's certainly rosterable. Eventually, that batting average is going to dip back near his career .266 average. Even then, though, fantasy owners are potentially getting 30+ stolen bases with a batting average between .260 and .270. That's rosterable. - J.P. Breen
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Fangraphs | Apr 10th, 2:34am
In April of 2009, Bonifacio opened the season with four steals and a home run in the opening week, going 14-of-24 at the dish, people ran to add him, and he finished with a .252 average and 17 steals from that week forward. He has one season with a wRC+ above 79 or an average above .261. If you're desperate for steals, sure, ride the hot hand, but don't expect it to keep up for long. - Blake Murphy
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Roto Professor | Apr 7th, 2:29am
Bonifacio is not a guy to pickup in mixed leagues. If you're in a deeper league and you think you drafted a little light on speed he could be in the conversation, but in most leagues there is a better option out there. - Dave De Wit
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Yahoo | Apr 7th, 1:09am
He's only scored 75 runs once, and that was when he set a career high of 78 back in 2011. I do think Bonifacio steals 35+ bases, but a lack of regular playing time (not to mention a career .324 OBP) ultimately means he fails to score 75 runs in 2014. He'll come close though. - Brad Evans
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RotoBaller | Apr 2nd, 11:58pm
The Cubs are not exactly stacked with hitters, so Emilio could very well turn out to be a valuable source of runs and stolen bases. Though he certainly won't put the ball out of the park much, look for him to steal 25-35 bags. NL-only owners in search of stolen bases may want to grab Bonifacio off the waiver wire, but standard leagues owners should just continue scouting him for now and see how he plays over the first week. - Joe Hannon
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Roto Professor | Mar 30th, 1:22am
It remains to be seen how much he'll play, but with the ability to play all across the diamond and opportunities everywhere he should see ample AB. He still has speed, with his third SB of the spring yesterday, and could quickly prove to be a cheap source of steals this season. He can be ignored in shallower formats, but those in deep leagues should stash him while they can. - Eric Stashin
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KFFL | Mar 20th, 9:45am
The fact that he's on track to add third-base qualification to that already helpful profile gives you more reason to speculate. When he plays, he takes bags. He'll probably face lefties as their hot cornerman until Mike Olt or Kris Bryant is ready. In 300 AB, he can log 25 swipes. - Tim Heaney