[quote="rowe33"][quote="Larsjam"]He started off slow last year also, just gotta be patient. From April to the end of June last year he had 8 SB's, but then from July to September he had 19 SB's.[/quote]
Yeah, I saw that but was hoping his higher OB% (almost a full pt higher than it was at the same time last year) would translate to at least trying for more bases early. It doesn't help that Byrnes seems to put the ball in play on the first or second pitch in every single at bat with Young on base.[/quote]
You just nailed it on the head there. I think that's a big reason for it.
Also, I watched the D-backs games yesterday and Grace was talking about how Bob Melvin was saying he was going to have to start giving more steal signs instead of just giving the green light. Sounds dumb for real baseball purposes, but great for us!