Mr.Cocky! wrote:Byrd stole 11 bags in 485AB's. So assuming he gets 100 more AB's, we are expected to believe he will get 40 more SB's. Dang, time to put Byrd in the top 10 OF catagory.
Some people need to read. What part of "If they do..." was too difficult for you to understand.
Byrd's SB record in minor leagues:
2000, A ball: 41 SBs, 5 CS in 515 ABs.
2001, AA, 32 SBs, 5 CS, in 510 ABs
2002, AAA, 15 SBs, 1 CS in 542 ABs
2003, MLB, 11 SBs, 1 CS, in 495 ABs
In 2002 and 2003 he was not given a green light on the basepaths by the Phillies. It's possible that will continue. On theother hand, there have been several stories indicating that he'll be given the opportunity to do what he did in A and AA---where he was a better base-stealer than Crawford.
http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/NASApp/m ... &fext=.jsp
If Byrd is given a green light, he has 30-50 steal potential. That combined with his other advantages over Crawford, will make him a very valuable pick.