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Postby LongBallPhilly » Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:02 pm

I was wondering if anyone has a list of the best teams in MLB to STEAL bases against? In other words, which teams give up the most stolen bases to their oppenents? Are certain catchers slower at the pick off?

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Postby tianyi86 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:10 pm

Im sure there are slower catchers and pitchers to throw out base runners. Just think about el duque and his slow delivery and his low velocity giving more time for the base runner to steal. Also, catchers like Mike Piazza have a really throw out %. As for naming current catchers, I am really not sure this season because I haven't watched enough games yet.
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Postby RugbyD » Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:13 pm

LAD are 0/15+ in throwing runners out.
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Postby TonyCee » Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:44 pm

tianyi86 wrote:Im sure there are slower catchers and pitchers to throw out base runners. Just think about el duque and his slow delivery and his low velocity giving more time for the base runner to steal. Also, catchers like Mike Piazza have a really throw out %. As for naming current catchers, I am really not sure this season because I haven't watched enough games yet.


Word. I was just going to say that Piazza is the worst, lol. :-b
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Postby wizardz121 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:53 pm

cleveland - v mart has a weak arm for catcher
dodgers - just can steal anything on navaro
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Postby jvmillion83 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:07 pm

consider Tim Wakefield and the slow knuckler

He also has a new personal catcher this year in Josh Bard. Expect many steals against him.
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Postby jellyroll » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:13 pm

Mike Jacobs stole two bags off Piazza a couple days ago (did't see it). I could see Jacobs with 5 stls all year... all 5 coming against Piazza (barring fielder's indifference).
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Postby RynMan » Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:33 pm

Several factors are in play during the steal other than the catcher's arm (as already pointed out). Pivot position, 1st base holding the runner, the handedness of the pitcher. Best way is to look at base stealing as a whole for the team. Here are the Caught stealing rates for each team in 2005 (%):

Oakland Athletics 18.7
New York Mets 18.9
Chicago White Sox 19.5
Los Angeles Dodgers 20.7
San Diego Padres 21.0
Baltimore Orioles 22.8
Philadelphia Phillies 24.1
Cleveland Indians 24.3
Florida Marlins 24.4
Boston Red Sox 25.0
Toronto Blue Jays 25.9
Arizona Diamondbacks 26.4
Colorado Rockies 26.6
Texas Rangers 27.4
Milwaukee Brewers 28.3
New York Yankees 28.6
Atlanta Braves 28.8
Chicago Cubs 30.8
Cincinnati Reds 31.5
Seattle Mariners 32.6
Washington Nationals 35.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 36.0
Houston Astros 36.9
Los Angeles Angels 38.2
Kansas City Royals 38.6
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 39.8
San Francisco Giants 40.9
Detroit Tigers 45.0
Minnesota Twins 45.0
St. Louis Cardinals 50.8

Looks like Kendall and co may be the best team to steal on. Man, 18.7 % is terrible..... :-o
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Postby patty cheeks » Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:11 pm

RynMan wrote:Several factors are in play during the steal other than the catcher's arm (as already pointed out). Pivot position, 1st base holding the runner, the handedness of the pitcher. Best way is to look at base stealing as a whole for the team. Here are the Caught stealing rates for each team in 2005 (%):

Oakland Athletics 18.7
New York Mets 18.9
Chicago White Sox 19.5
Los Angeles Dodgers 20.7
San Diego Padres 21.0
Baltimore Orioles 22.8
Philadelphia Phillies 24.1
Cleveland Indians 24.3
Florida Marlins 24.4
Boston Red Sox 25.0
Toronto Blue Jays 25.9
Arizona Diamondbacks 26.4
Colorado Rockies 26.6
Texas Rangers 27.4
Milwaukee Brewers 28.3
New York Yankees 28.6
Atlanta Braves 28.8
Chicago Cubs 30.8
Cincinnati Reds 31.5
Seattle Mariners 32.6
Washington Nationals 35.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 36.0
Houston Astros 36.9
Los Angeles Angels 38.2
Kansas City Royals 38.6
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 39.8
San Francisco Giants 40.9
Detroit Tigers 45.0
Minnesota Twins 45.0
St. Louis Cardinals 50.8

Looks like Kendall and co may be the best team to steal on. Man, 18.7 % is terrible..... :-o


yeah kendalls arm is terrible so im assuming other teams will take advantage of that.
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Postby valnas » Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:18 pm

yadier molina must have a friggin canon on his shoulder to throw out 50+%. thats like 20% over the league average. its not like their division has bad base stealers (tavarez, weeks, bay(barely ever caught), freel).
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