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OS Tip of the Day: Know Your Base-Runners Before Stealing


Ricky says, there isn't anyone like me so stop trying to send David Ortiz to steal third.

Before Calling for the Steal, Know Who the Runner Is

Before you should even think about stealing, you need to make sure that its possible.

Take a second look at your baserunner's speed/base-running ratings. Eliminate thoughts of swiping a bag if he doesn't have the tools. You can also usually forget stealing with most power-hitting first basemen, catchers, and (in the NL) pitchers.

Who are the top base stealers in the game in your opinion?


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# 1 PioneerRaptor @ 04/23/12 04:30 PM
The Rangers have a good suite of players that can still. On a consistent basis Kinsler, Andrus and Beltre are great for stealing. However, Hamilton and Cruz do a great job as well.
 
# 2 CujoMatty @ 04/23/12 04:59 PM
Rajai Davis, Colby Rasmus, Brett lawrie for the jays
 
# 3 SupremeYankee @ 04/23/12 05:21 PM
I know my baserunners but I still for the life of me cant get the only steal second base with a man on 3rd done the right way
 
# 4 Scott @ 04/23/12 05:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PioneerRaptor
The Rangers have a good suite of players that can still. On a consistent basis Kinsler, Andrus and Beltre are great for stealing. However, Hamilton and Cruz do a great job as well.
Gentry is probably the best one on the Rangers.
 
# 5 bcruise @ 04/23/12 06:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SupremeYankee
I know my baserunners but I still for the life of me cant get the only steal second base with a man on 3rd done the right way
Same as an all steal command, only you hold the left stick in the direction of the base runner you want to tell to steal. So, for a guy standing on first that you want to swipe second, Hold right (for 1st base runner), and press L2.

Cubs: Starlin Castro and Tony Campana. That's about it, although you might get lucky with a few others. Decent speed, but almost no baserunning ability on this team.
 
# 6 PsychoBulk @ 04/23/12 06:32 PM
Tigers...Austin Jackson.

Er, that's about it

We're a hit it over the fence type ballclub.
 
# 7 dodgers31296 @ 04/23/12 06:33 PM
Kemp, Gordon, and Gwin Jr for the Dodgers
 
# 8 franch1se @ 04/23/12 06:49 PM
Padres

Maybin
Hudson
Bartlett
Venable
Cabrera
Headley
Denorfia

Can all swipe bags
 
# 9 UNDERTAKER1215 @ 04/23/12 07:29 PM
Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury
 
# 10 GuyinPA75 @ 04/23/12 08:10 PM
Pitt Pirates = Gotta say Mcutch by far.

Dude can boogie down those base lines.
 
# 11 MrPolo7 @ 04/23/12 08:40 PM
BJ Upton...super fast
 
# 12 14straight @ 04/23/12 09:11 PM
Michael Bourn
Dee Gordon
 
# 13 BostonsDaBest @ 04/24/12 08:20 AM
Ichiro can steal 3rd with no extra leadoff. Age is nothing to this man.
 
# 14 ILiveForThis @ 04/24/12 08:30 AM
Ryan Braun
Corey Hart
Nyjer Morgan
Carlos Gomez
Rickie Weeks
Cesar Izturis (on a good day)
 

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