Music2004Man wrote:I would dump him as well for those guys. He has to get on base first. You can't steal first unfortunately.
He has gotten on base, with a .333 OBP. It's not an amazing OBP, but it was good enough for Crawford and Pierre last year. He has had the misfortune of being blocked on the basepaths on a good number of these occasions, and he of course sees fewer at-bats batting ninth. (And on a side note, I wouldn't be all that upset if I never heard the "you can't steal first" cliche for the rest of my life.