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Tony Campana is running wild

Cubs center fielder Tony Campana makes a catch

Cubs center fielder Tony Campana makes a catch on a ball hit by the Mets' Jose Reyes during the first inning. (May 26, 2011) (Credit: AP)

If your fantasy baseball team is in dire need of speed, Cubs outfielder Tony Campana is someone to pick up. With Marlon Byrd gone, Campana is in line for a lot of playing time in centerfield. Keep in mind he won’t provide any power, but he will help you climb up the stolen base category.

In 27 at-bats, he already has seven stolen bases. He will run incessantly when he gets on base. In the minors, he stole 22 bases in 2008, 66 in 2009, 48 in 2010, and 24 in 143 at-bats with the Cubs last season.

Campana isn’t patient and won’t draw walks and he does have trouble making contact at times. He is batting .370 (10-for-27) with seven runs, two walks, six strikeouts and is 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts.

Tags: Tony Campana , fantasy baseball , Chicago Cubs , Marlon Byrd

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