While it isn’t an exact science, picking on a pitcher for stolen base success is not always an awful strategy. So after the jump, there is a year-to-date chart that shows the propensity for pitcher’s to give up the free base. Like I said, it is never an exact anything, because there are some elite names on this list, and because they are usually good pitchers, their respective OBP against isn’t the shining star of stats to chase. But in theory, chasing dudes for thievery in a non-thievery world is bad folly. Because getting on base is the most important thing next to waking up and reading what Ge has to say. Us bottom feeders who swim the waters in the afternoon gotta be creative and basically be the monkey on the grind box to get your attention. So for those of you with ADHD, welcome back. And here is some weekly insight into the world of steals and saves. Cause you may be a dime piece but saves and steals don’t need a face…
- Rookie Davis’ 4 steals against are in a mere 19 innings this year.
- Jon lester has been better this year with the CS category as he has allowed 6 SB, but has 7 CS.
Reymond Fuentes – Should be the best beneficiary of the Pollock injury. Or as I like to say it “the stop it if you have heard” me. Had 9 steals in the car recovery and travel coordinators of the baseball. Whether he does enough to stay in the lead-off spot will determine almost all his value. Owings/Ahmed are also grabs if you feel like being handsy in the dessert.
Paul Goldschmidt – Weird but true this week, he has more steals over the last 162 games then all but four players. He is also ahead of Segura, Trout, Altuve, and Betts.
Kole Calhoun – Moving to the lead off spot. Interesting, couldn’t they just roll with a less consistent guy to ruin Mike Trout’s prime years? I still think they should just set it and forget it with Cam-Ron May-Bin.
Corey Knebel – Mr. Happy just wasn’t cutting it doing curls with Thames. I think CK is the one until he gets more back via trade for the Brew-ha-ha’s.
Aroldis Chapman – To the DL as well. It is a giant pattern this week in SAGNOFville. Betances is the obvious cuff, but those speculating Tyler Clippard isn’t too bad also as the Yankees don’t like to overuse the as of late struggling Dellin.